Laura and Tyler are two girls who like to party - drink, drugs and general debauchery infuse their days while their careers and lives remain on hold. As they drift into their thirties, reality begins to bite, but Laura and Tyler will not be tamed so easily.
When aspiring writer Laura (Holliday Grainger) meets the devilishly handsome musician Jim, sparks fly. As their relationship intensifies, Laura’s friendship with Tyler (Alia Shawkat) comes under pressure; Tyler wants to keep the party going, living a life without limitation as Laura begins to settle into her relationship with Jim. But nothing is ever that simple, and Laura begins to struggle with a more strait-laced approach to life.
As the fabric of the friendship between Laura and Tyler begins to fray, the bond between these two siren soulmates starts to implode. Finding themselves at a crossroads as their old lives start to slip away, both begin to encounter new opportunities that might carry them beyond their past hedonism.
A celebration of female friendship and the choices we make, ANIMALS is an honest, unconventional and very funny snapshot of two very modern women.
Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen. Blinded by the Light is inspired by British journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir 'Greetings From Bury Park.'
Kill Bill: Volume 1 is a 2003 American martial arts film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
After awakening from a four-year coma, a former assassin (Uma Thurman) wreaks vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her.
Cine-real is one of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format. Cine Real is a non-profit organisation which aims to unite film makers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film.
A perilous, violent love triangle unfolds over a Turkish Riviera vacation between a beautiful young Danish girl, her possessive drug lord boyfriend, and the free-spirited, yacht-owning Dutch traveller she flirts with.
“Holiday” world premiered in the World Dramatic Cinema competition at the Sundance Film Festival. It was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the Best 20 Films from Sundance 2018, and Isabella Eklöf was selected in the 10 directors to watch list by IndieWire.
Atti has never been the tough type of Roman soldier, instead using his cleverness to get out of hard work. When he is sent to England as punishment for his scheming ways, he meets a brave Celt called Orla. As their friendship grows, Atti is faced with a tough decision when they come against each other on the battlefield… Emilia Jones, Sebastian Croft, Nick Frost, and Kim Cattrall star in this family comedy, inspired by the award-winning Horrible Histories book series.
The Lion King is one of the crowning achievements of Disney's 90s Renaissance. This new live action remake brings eye-popping photorealism to the Hamlet-like story of a lion cub accepting his responsibilities.
Assembling a brilliant voice cast – including Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, John Oliver, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones – expect to see the brilliant songs, winning humour and heart-breaking tragedy anew.
Following The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau once again shows he can marshal an incredible digital spectacle, while also deftly honouring a beloved childhood favourite. With visuals that rival Planet Earth, this is a superb reimagining of an African legend.
Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.
Pain and Glory tells of a series of re-encounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline.
Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope.
In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
'Playmobil: The Movie' takes audiences on an epic comedy adventure through a sprawling imaginative universe in the first-ever feature film inspired by the beloved, award-winning Playmobil role-play toys. Packed with humour and excitement the film combines endearing and hilarious characters, thrilling adventure and breathtaking scenery in this originally animated heart-warming tale.
When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of Playmobil, unprepared Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home.
As she sets off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds, Marla teams up with some unlikely and heroic new friends - the smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), the dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot, an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor) and many more. Through their vibrant adventure, Marla and Charlie realize that no matter how life plays out, you can achieve anything when you believe in yourself!
In 2027, following 18 years of global human infertility, the world is a bleak and hostile place. Former activist Theo (Clive Owen) drifts through the violence-riven streets of London without hope or purpose. However, when he reluctantly agrees to help former lover Julian (Julianne Moore) smuggle a miraculously pregnant woman out of the country, he is unwittingly thrust into the role of all that stands between the human race and its extinction. As the country descends into anarchy and the authorities close in, Theo must race against time to secure safe passage for the humanity’s only hope of salvation…
Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, The Game Changers is a new film executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan that documents the explosive rise of plant-based eating in professional sports, mixing real-time, groundbreaking science with cinematic stories of struggle and triumph.
Directed by Oscar - winner Louie Psihoyos, The Game Changers follows the story of James Wilks - elite Special Forces trainer and winner of The Ultimate Fighter - as he travels the world on a quest for the truth about meat, protein, and strength. Showcasing elite athletes, special ops soldiers, and visionary scientists. Wilks’ journey exposes outdated myths about food that not only affect human performance, but the health of the entire global population.
Following the documentary, there will be a cinema-exclusive pre-recorded roundtable discussion with the filmmakers and executive producers.
Winner of Sundance 2019's Grand Jury Prize, The Souvenir is the compelling, semi-autobiographical drama from award-winning director/writer Joanna Hogg (Unrelated, Archipelago, Exhibition). A young, quietly ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) embarks on her first serious love affair with a charismatic and mysterious man (Tom Burke). She tries to disentangle fact from fiction as she surrenders to the relationship, which comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.
Friendships between women that are intense, profound and not always presented on the screen in their full spectrum of complexity. In this selection of shorts, BFFs and girl gangs are the protagonists: friends to get stoned with, friends to daydream with, friends that friends that might be more than friends and friends that may not be your friends at all.
Consider the damage done when our personal boundaries are violated - and the difficulty of defining those boundaries. These films question what is permissible and how we respond to situations of manipulation and abuse. Have the rules around our individual limits shifted and how do we navigate through what is unacceptable?
Programmed by Catriona Delbridge
Female desire is on the tip of everyone’s tongue this year. These short films attempt to navigate and explore the complex, multifaceted nature of female sexuality, of desires verbalised and unspoken fantasies, secret confessions and all-consuming crushes. Provocative and profound, these shorts ask questions, and challenge traditional notions of what women want.
Trauma leaves scars on a person, both visible and invisible. These films explore the aftermath, realites and emotions that arise from traumatic events: from the mysterious disappearance of a first love, family deaths and terrible losses. These shorts explore these legacies and feelings that are often left unspoken.
Love hurts. Ain’t that the truth! In this enthralling selection of shorts witness the trials and tribulations of dating, mating, and relationships. From awkward first dates, to internet girlfriends, to love worth fighting for, expect downright hilarious and touching tales in this exploration of love in its many guises.
Programmed by Lainey Richardson
Memories can have a powerful hold on us, and ignoring them can lead to deep turmoil. Dreamy, sometimes haunting, centered on stories from unresolved issues in the past to friends’ unsolved disappearances, each of these films creatively tackle memories, their lingering emotional impact and their unreliable nature.
These dreamy films go to places other shorts dare not venture. Otherworldly landscapes, imagined worlds and dreamscapes that go beyond our reality. These films are unclassifiable and transcend genres, but always have a unique filmmaking voice behind them. Come and meet the next masters of the surreal.
It is extremely difficult to define entitlement, and its relationship to privilege. The complex, layered characters in these shorts show us behaviours that toe the grey line between both. Friends who get off on manipulating others, men who feel entitled to time and attention, all-consuming ambition… These films address deeply problematic issues delicately.
We're celebrating back to school in traditional Zodiac style with sapphic psychological thriller Cracks (2009). The first and so far only feature by Jordan Scott (daughter of Ridley) we love Cracks for its pressure-cooker tension, oestrogen-heavy aesthetics and the way it verges on the surreal. In a 1930s boarding school on a remote island, a clique has formed around glamorous diving teacher Miss G (Eva Green). Emotions flare when a new pupil heats up the competition for Miss G's attractions. Bring your brand new stationary and watch with us at 6.45 on Tuesday 24th September.
Beginning with a shared love of horror, pulp, thrills and mystery, Sarah Kathryn Cleaver and Jordan Storm Louise set up the Zodiac Film Club. You can expect carefully chosen screenings every month, a film for each sign. We select good looking films, complex female characters and our favourites in forgotten classics, cult and contemporary cinema to share with you, and invite you to talk about it with us afterwards.