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Showroom Cinema

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7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BX
  • Box office 0114 275 7727
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  • Website www.showroom.org.uk
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2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey
  • 1968
  • UK
  • 2h 19min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Douglas Rain (voice)

Kubrick's gloriously grand architecture sees prehistoric apes timelined into a space ballet featuring a lunar craft docking to the sound of Strauss. This scene prefigures an extended drama aboard a spacecraft bound for Jupiter involving the murderous AI computer and the giant embryo of a space child signifying … what? The next step in human evolution? An opaque masterpiece, which suggests so much, yet explains so little. Which is why it's a timeless classic.

Mon 18 Jun
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Wed 20 Jun

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • 2017
  • USA
  • PG
  • Directed by: Sara Driver

Director Sara Driver follows the rise and fall of Jean Michel Basquiat.

Fri 22 Jun
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Thu 28 Jun

The Boy Downstairs

The Boy Downstairs
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sophie Brooks
  • Cast: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell

Diana (Mamet), an aspiring writer, returns from a European sabbatical and finds that former boyfriend Ben (Shear) is living in the basement flat of her apartment block. A winsome wisp of a romance, likeable and naturalistic enough but lacking in substance, sharp wit or comic highpoints.

Mon 18 Jun
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Thu 21 Jun

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner
  • 2017
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: Nora Twomey
  • Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus

Parvana (Chaudry) is an 11-year-old girl living in Kabul, who when her father is arrested by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy so she can move around unimpeded. The animation is elegantly simple and it’s a valiant effort, but the script lacks clarity and it’s hard to see how children would take to such a politically-charged narrative.

Mon 18 Jun
Wed 20 Jun

Calais Children: A Case to Answer

  • 2017
  • UK, Belgium, France
  • 1h 2min
  • Directed by: Sue Clayton

A documentary about the thousands of lone refugee children left abandoned after the Calais Jungle was taken down in 2016.

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Fri 22 Jun

A Ciambra

A Ciambra
  • 2017
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Written by: Jonas Carpignano
  • Cast: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

A coming-of-age drama, drawn from true stories of life among Italy’s Romani community.

Mon 18 Jun
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Mon 25 Jun
Thu 28 Jun

Edie

Edie
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Simon Hunter
  • Cast: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Paul Brannigan

Edie (Hancock) was trapped in a loveless marriage for years, so when her husband dies, the 85-year-old takes advantage of her new freedom to go mountain-climbing in the Scottish Highlands. There’s charming chemistry between Hancock and co-star Guthrie, and the film is not unaware of how unprepared Edie is; unashamedly feel-good if somewhat formulaic.

Mon 18 Jun
Tue 19 Jun
Wed 20 Jun
Thu 21 Jun

El Bar

  • 2017
  • Spain, Argentina
  • 1h 42min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Álex de la Iglesia
  • Cast: Blanca Suárez, Mario Casas, Carmen Machi

A man gets shot in a square on a perfectly mundane morning in Madrid and those inside a bar find themselves trapped.

Tue 19 Jun

Funny Cow

Funny Cow
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Adrian Shergold
  • Cast: Maxine Peake, Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine

Funny Cow (Peake) is a northern woman who takes to stand-up comedy in the 70s and 80s. The film foregrounds the pain and suffering involved, from her abusive husband Bob (Pitts, also the screenwriter) and the grim reality of working men’s clubs. A fine supporting cast is largely wasted, but a great soundtrack and Peake’s fearless performance give it plenty of soul.

Tue 19 Jun

Glyndebourne 2018: Madama Butterfly

Glyndebourne 2018: Madama Butterfly

Annilese Miskimmon directs Puccini's tragic romance.

Thu 21 Jun

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince
  • 2018
  • Germany / Belgium / UK / Italy
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Rupert Everett
  • Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

The tale of the last days of Oscar Wilde (Everett), as he lives out his post-prison existence in France and Italy. If Firth and Watson are underused as pal Reggie Turner and wife Constance, they’re well-cast, and Everett himself, in his accomplished directorial debut, is sensational as the fallen star. A surprising and courageously unflattering portrait.

Fri 22 Jun
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Mon 2 Jul

Hereditary

Hereditary
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ari Aster
  • Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Annie (Collette) is an artist who crafts a dollhouse depicting the traumas of her life, but then her family begins to feel they’re being haunted by her late mother. Unnervingly oppressive debut from Aster, exploring maternal guilt and family anxiety. Collette has one of her best roles in years.

Mon 18 Jun
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Thu 21 Jun

In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts)

  • 2017
  • Germany/France
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Fatih Akin
  • Cast: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Fri 22 Jun
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The Lion King

The Lion King
  • 1994
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Roger Allers/Rob Minkoff
  • Written by: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton
  • Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings

The first Disney animated feature to be based on an original story rather than a traditional folk or fairy tale, The Lion King retains all of the studio's markers: impeccable animation, jolly songs, colourful characters and a strong moral guideline. Solid family fare.

Sat 23 Jun
Sun 24 Jun

McQueen

McQueen
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui
  • Cast: Alexander McQueen

Elegant documentary on the working-class London lad who became chief designer at Givenchy, combining behind-the-scenes footage with archive comments and fresh interviews, looking at the grief caused by the loss of close friend Isabella Blow and his beloved mother. Informative, engrossing but never maudlin.

Mon 18 Jun
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Thu 21 Jun

The Piano

The Piano
  • 1993
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jane Campion
  • Written by: Jane Campion
  • Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill

Jane Campion's masterpiece follows mute Scotswoman Ada (Hunter) as she travels to 19th century New Zealand with her piano and daughter to enter into an arranged marriage. Soon she begins a passionate and erotic affair with her illiterate neighbour as a means to regaining her treasured instrument. Impeccable performances lift this highly charged piece to the realms of classic cinema. Undoubtedly one of the best films of the 90s.

Mon 18 Jun
Tue 19 Jun
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Thu 21 Jun

Queens of Syria

Queens of Syria
  • 2014
  • Jordan/United Arab Emirates/UK
  • 1h 5min
  • Directed by: Charlotte Ginsborg, Anatole Sloan

The story of 50 women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in 2013 to create and perform their own version of The Trojan Women, the ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war.

Sat 23 Jun

The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal
  • 1957
  • Sweden
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Written by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast: Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Inga Landgré, Åke Fridell

Bergman's hugely iconic and sustained meditation on the inevitability of death and suffering in the Middle Ages makes a more than welcome return to the big screen courtesy of this lovely new print.

Mon 18 Jun
Thu 21 Jun

Smiles Of A Summer Night

Smiles Of A Summer Night
  • 1955
  • Sweden
  • 1h 45min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast: Gunnar Bjornstrand, Eva Dahlbeck, Una Jacobson.

The ex-mistress of a provincial lawyer bumps into her old flame after a number of years and invites both him and his new young wife to her mother's country home for a weekend. Elegant comedy of genteel period manners, which although not of the genre one associates with Bergman is nevertheless handled with a good deal of detached wit and sophistication. It was, of course, the model for Woody Allen's 'Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy'.

Sun 24 Jun
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Based in a converted 1930's building, Showroom boasts four 'luxury auditoria' screening a varied programme of classic, indie and arthouse films from around the world.

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