An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.
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.
Can magic mushrooms cure depression?
Over 4 years, filmmaker Monty Wates was given exclusive access to the first ever medical trial to give psilocybin (the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms) to a group of volunteers suffering from clinical depression.
His remarkable film follows three of the volunteers and their families, and the ambitious staff running the trial, who are hoping this controversial treatment will have the power to transform millions of lives.
With deeply moving footage of the “trips” the patients go on, this intimate film is an absorbing portrait of the human cost of depression, and the inspirational people contributing to groundbreaking psychedelic research.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Monty Wates.
Pitchblack Playback continue their Mute 4.0 series celebrating Mute Records' 40th anniversary with something very special and exclusive.
They've got their hands on the unreleased 5.1 surround sound mix of Moby's hugely successful 1999 opus 'Play', and they're inviting you to hear it for the first time loud, in full, in the dark in our intimate cinema. Prepare to hear this classic in more detail and depth than ever before.
Ticket price includes PBPB blindfold for extra darkness.
After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.
In his anarchic debut feature, Boots Riley sets fire to the modern world and blasts off to brilliantly original territory. Starring Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Atlanta) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Creed), this is 2018's most timely feature.
Cash (Stanfield) is a black call centre worker, who is asked to 'sound white' in order to drive sales. What happens next is the stuff of the highest order of parody.
This brilliant absurdist film savages capitalism, low-paid labour and racism in a cutting, visually surprising trip that will leave you baffled, buoyed and bruised in equal parts.
Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the infamous Grinch in this animated adaptation of Dr Seuss’ beloved holiday classic.
The Grinch is a cynical grump who plots to ruin Christmas after his neighbours in Whoville decide to make their festivities three times bigger than the year before. But his nefarious plan to pose as Santa and steal the holiday gets tangled up in the good-natured schemes of a cheery young girl and her friends.
Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, this is a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the indomitable power of optimism.