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Stoke Film Theatre

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College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, England, ST4 2EF


  • 93 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Tobias Nölle
  • Cast: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck

Life through a lens.

After losing his precious surveillance equipment, lonely down-at-heel private investigator Aloys Adorn receives a phone call from a stranger who promises to return his kit if he agrees to join her in a mind game called “Telephone Walking”. As the calls multiply and Aloys’ imagination is increasingly stoked by the mysterious voice, it soon becomes clear that the bizarre relationship might be his only chance to escape his isolated world.

Thu 3 Nov

The Exorcist

The Exorcist
  • 1973
  • US
  • 132 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: William Friedkin
  • Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Lee J Cobb

Earnest priest Jason Miller steps in to save a poor little possessed girl in this hugely effective scarefest. Now re-released in remastered form, with a super stereo soundtrack (so you can hear those obscenities in full). Dead good, dead scary, dead priest.

Sat 29 Oct

Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Babak Anvari
  • Written by: Babak Anvari
  • Cast: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi

Shideh (Rashidi) is a mother left alone with her daughter (Manshadi) in their apartment in war-torn Tehran, while her husband is at the front line; when a bomb hits their building, Shideh comes to feel that they are haunted. Intelligent, slow-burning horror film buoyed by Rashidi's incredible performance, with a truly terrifying basement climax.

Fri 28 Oct

Developed in the 1970s with the aim of broadening the film programming in Stoke-on-Trent, the Film Theatre continues to champion independents and foreign films. Volunteer-run and, despite its location on the university campus, open to all.

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