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Trafic

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1971. 97 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available
Monsieur Hulot, employed as an auto company’s director of design, has to take his latest model, a caravan with various gadgets, to exhibit at an auto show. He hits the road and, in true Hulot style, encounters mishaps and chaos along the way. A spirited comedy with sidesplitting visual gags.

Parade

(G) Dir. Jacques Tati, France, 1974. 86 min | Comedy
2K DCP digital format now available
A brilliantly conceived spectacle which sees master of comedy Tati perform a series of live circus acts on the stage. The film is a playful and imaginative take on the experience of seeing a show. Dappled with moments of magic and the surreal, it’s a joy to watch.

The Battle of Algiers

(M) Dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, Algeria/Italy, 1966. 123 min | Drama
2K DCP digital format now available and new 35mm print with new subtitles
Gillo Pontecorvo’s intense, political study of terrorism was banned in France for fear of inciting civil unrest. A film subsidised by the Algerian government, it follows the country’s fight for independence from its colonising nation, France, reconstructing the main political events that took place in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. Known to be one of the bloodiest revolutions in recent history, Algeria was finally granted independence in 1962. […]

Le Cercle Rouge

(M) Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, France, 1970. 140 min | Drama, Thriller
35mm print available.
Impassive faces, snap-brim hats, dangling cigarettes, sunglasses after dark, raincoats without rain and nightclub floor shows. We’re unmistakably in the milieu of Jean-Pierre Melville, doyen of the New Wave and prince of the fate-haunted French gangster picture (Bob Le Flambeur, Le Samourai). Here, for his penultimate work in the genre, three archetypal tough guys join forces for a meticulously orchestrated heist of a Place Vendome bijouterie, […]

Metropolis

★★★★★ “Essential viewing for any movie lover” – Empire

★★★★★ “Lang’s film is a mammoth marvel, fusing modernism and expressionism, art deco and Biblical spectacle, Wagnerian bombast, sentimental Marxism and religiose millenarianism. Sit close to a big screen and submit to the machine.” – Time Out

(G) Dir. Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927. 150 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

150 min version on Blu-ray and 120min version on 35mm print

Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis is perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films—the inspiration for science fiction epics from Star Wars to The Matrix to name just two. […]

The Magnificent Ambersons

(PG) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1942. 88 min | Drama, Romance
35mm print available.
Orson Welles’ acclaimed drama follows two generations in a well-to-do Indianapolis family. Isabel Amberson receives a proposal from dashing Eugene, but opts instead to marry boring Wilbur. Time passes, and Wilbur and Isabel’s only son, George, is loathed as a controlling figure in the town. When Wilbur dies, Eugene again proposes to Isabel, but George threatens the union.

Citizen Kane

“An ecstasy of light and shadow, of clashing textures and graphic forms, such as hadn’t been seen since the silent era” – The New Yorker

“It can be classified as, in a number of aspects, one of the most arresting pictures ever produced” – Los Angeles Times

“What’s striking now is how utterly modern it is in structure” – The Times

(G) Dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1941. 119 min | Drama

2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print

The wonders and woes of the publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane, […]

King Kong

(PG) Dir. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933. 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy
2K DCP digital format now available and also on 35mm print
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star (Fay Wray). A classic extravaganza!

Bringing up Baby

(PG) Dir. Howard Hawks, USA, 1938. 102 min | Comedy
35mm print available.
One of the greatest screwball comedies ever! Starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo has a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Flying Down to Rio

(G) Dir. Thornton Freeland, USA, 1933. 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
An unforgettable visual spectacular featuring star dance duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers! The Yankee Clippers get an engagement in Rio de Janeiro after they are fired from a Miami hotel because bandleader Roger Bond has flirted with Brazilian guest.