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Tue
21
Aug
2018
 
  • Animation
  • Japan
  • Colour
  • 119 mins.
A surreal love story between an 18-year-old girl named Sophie, cursed by a witch into an old woman's body, and a magician named Howl. Under the curse, Sophie sets out to seek her fortune, which takes her to Howl's strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets…
Tue
25
Jun
2013
 
  • Film noir
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 90 mins.
Fritz Lang's 1954 American version of the Zola novel (and Renoir film) La bete humaine. Gloria Grahame, at her brassiest, pleads with Glenn Ford to do away with her slob of a husband, Broderick Crawford. Lang mines the railroad setting for a remarkably rich series of visual correlatives…
Tue
18
Mar
2014
 
  • Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 134 mins.
Paul Newman stars as "Fast Eddie" Felson, an ambitious, small time pool shark who takes on legendary player "Minnesota Fats" (Jackie Gleason) to prove himself and hit the big time. Taken under the wing of shady gambler Bert Gordon (George C. Scott), Eddie pursues high stakes glory…
Tue
29
Nov
2011
 
  • Drama
  • Italian / Russian / English (subtitles)
  • Colour
  • 120 mins.
"Bold, refreshing and unorthodox as ever in her choice of projects, Tilda Swinton takes the lead in this family drama from Italian film maker Luca Guadagnino...I Am Love is an arresting film and in many ways, displaying, in parallel with the Recchi family's theatrical deployment of the…
Tue
26
Nov
2013
 
  • Silent comedy drama
  • Japan
  • B&W
  • 100 mins.
Special Event! Yasujirô Ozu's classic silent comedy performed with Live Piano Accompaniment by Forrester Pyke One of legendary director Yasujirô Ozu's most popular films I Was Born But... is a brilliant comedy of everyday life, seen through the eyes of two young brothers who become leaders of…
Tue
08
Mar
2011
 
  • Romantic drama
  • HK/Fr
  • Colour
  • 97 mins.
A man and a woman move in to neighboring Hong Kong apartments and form a bond when they both suspect their spouses of extramarital activities.
Sun
16
Mar
2008
 
  • Colour
IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES; Based on a true story set in pre-war Japan, a man and one of his servants begin a torrid affair. Their desire becomes a sexual obsession so strong that to intensify their ardor, they forsake all, even life itself.
Tue
21
Nov
2006
 
  • Colour
A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.
Tue
08
Sep
2015
 
  • Documentary
  • Czech Republic
  • Colour
  • 66 mins.
Against the backdrop of Northern Bohemia, a young man spends his days fixing his beat up Ford, looking for work and for connection in the night-time world of tuning festivals. Into the Clouds We Gaze is a beautifully observed documentary by established Czech Director Martin Dušek (The…
Tue
20
Sep
2011
 
  • Classic comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 71 mins.
Shades of Bacchus! It's the inimitable W C Fields in his most perfectly formed movie. Brilliantly conceived (by Fields himself, alias Charles Bogle), and beautifully structured (by director Norman Z McLeod), this is a milestone in screen comedy, and an emphatic must-see if you've decided you don't…
Tue
20
Mar
2018
 
  • Drama
  • Iran
  • Colour
  • 86 mins.
A young man falls in love with a woman whose husband was forced to leave the country in search of work and has disappeared. A melancholic portrayal of a generation torn between the urge to leave the country, its ties to the homeland and its struggle to…
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