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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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An Elephant Sitting Still

An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo)
  • 15

A group of people head to the remote Chinese city of Manzhouli to see the titular mythical elephant which ignores the world. Hu’s debut film is epic and mesmerising, but is also his swansong; he committed suicide after completing it. It’s full of sorrow but is too skilful and imaginative to write off as pure miserablism.

Sun 16 Dec

Anna and the Apocalypse

Anna and the Apocalypse
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John McPhail
  • Cast: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Marli Siu, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins

Motherless teen Anna (Hunt) and her lovesick bestie John (Cumming) are about to graduate from secondary school when they find themselves in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Polished, self-aware and pleasingly irreverent zombie musical, spattered with blood and sprinkled with glitter, a surefire Christmas crowdpleaser.

Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina

CBeebies Christmas Show: Thumbelina
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 10min
  • U

Special Christmas show from CBeebies.

Sat 15 Dec
Thu 27 Dec

Disobedience

Disobedience
  • 2018
  • UK / Ireland / US
  • 1h 54min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sebastián Lelio
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

Ronit (Weisz) is a photographer from an Orthodox Jewish family who comes home after her father’s death to find her teenage lover (McAdams) has married her father’s protégé (Nivola). Dour but engaging portrait of a cloistered community, intimate and authentic but also a little clumsy.

Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

Free Solo

Free Solo
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Documentary about free solo climber Alex Honnold and his ambition to ascend El Capitan in Yosemite national park. Insightful and exhilarating, showing how Honnold’s personal life and background have affected his climbing, and how the filmmakers themselves had to take special efforts not to distract him into making a disastrous error.

Tue 11 Dec
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The German Sisters

  • 1981
  • Germany
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta
  • Cast: Jutta Lampe, Barbara Sukowa, Rüdiger Vogler

Two political sisters take different paths in their bid for freedom and equality, one as a journalist and one as a terrorist.

Mon 10 Dec

Home Alone

Home Alone
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 43min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Written by: John Hughes
  • Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara

Peter and Kate McCallister (Heard and O'Hara) have an eight-year-old brat and wisely – albeit accidentally – leave him behind in Chicago when they go on holiday to Paris. Left to his own devices young Kevin (Culkin) has to deal with two bungling burglars (Pesci and Stern) who threaten to invade his peaceful haven. Jolly, if sadistic, scare-comedy antics produced by teen flick veteran John Hughes.

Sat 15 Dec

The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built
  • 2018
  • Denmark / France / Germany / Sweden
  • Directed by: Lars Von Trier
  • Cast: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Sofie Gråbøl

Jack (Dillon) is a serial killer who takes up murder after an annoying woman suggests he doesn’t have it in him. Dillon is convincingly sinister, but it’s just Von Trier playing with killer thriller tropes and poking fun at perceptions of himself, and it’s difficult to get offended by such an obvious attempt to provoke.

Wed 12 Dec
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It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Fri 14 Dec
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Mon 24 Dec

The King and I: Live

The King and I: Live
  • 2018
  • TBC
  • Cast: Kelli O’Hara, Ken Watanabe

Production of classic musical King and I screened live to cinemas.

Thu 13 Dec

Lizzie

Lizzie
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • Directed by: Craig William Macneill
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Fiona Shaw, Jamey Sheridan

Lizzie Borden (Sevigny) lives with her scrimping father (Sheridan) in 1890s Massachusetts, but then their new maid Bridget (Stewart) has a transforming influence on her. Well-cast, sometimes uneven but pertinent retelling of the Borden case for our times, with Sevigny and Stewart contrasting but very good.

Fri 14 Dec
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Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • 1953
  • France
  • 1h 31min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jacques Tati
  • Cast: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Michelle Rolla.

M Hulot, the accident-prone bachelor, arrives at a jaunty coastal resort and devastation very soon ensues. Comic timing at its most irresistible, as Tati gets away with a number of memorable, slow-burning gags, all undercut by the stabbing notion that we all have an uncle exactly like Hulot.

Tue 11 Dec

Mug

Mug
  • 2018
  • Poland
  • 1h 31min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Malgorzata Szumowska
  • Cast: Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Malgorzata Gorol

Jacek (Kościukiewicz) is a cocky construction worker who suffers an accident and gets a face transplant. Szumowska’s film is a mix of social satire and identity crisis which treads a fine balance between comic exuberance and the urge to comment on the state of Poland.

Mon 10 Dec
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Thu 13 Dec

The Old Man and The Gun

The Old Man and The Gun
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 33min
  • Directed by: David Lowery
  • Cast: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Redford), a career criminal and perpetual prison escapee, who’s being chased by Texas lawman John Hunt (Affleck). Redford says it’ll be his last film and it’s a fitting ending: playful, highly entertaining and made with great skill.

Mon 10 Dec
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Thu 13 Dec

Peterloo

Peterloo
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 2h 34min
  • Directed by: Mike Leigh
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell

Historical drama depicting the 1819 massacre at St Peter’s Field in Manchester and its background. Leigh crafts an ensemble story on a far greater canvas than he’s ever attempted before, and shows he can handle big-scale action; while it struggles at times to gel, the quieter moments really linger. Passionate and finely-crafted.

Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 10min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Cast: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Reynolds Woodcock (Day Lewis) is a haute couture dressmaker in 50s London; when he meets Alma (Krieps), and she becomes his muse and then his lover, the carefully crafted life he has made with his sister (Manville) is turned upside down. A multi-layered, expertly observed study of desire and control, with masterful work from Anderson and his cast.

Thu 13 Dec

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Six day festival celebrating documentary and factual storytelling. The 2017 programme features 35 world premieres, 21 international, 24 European and 73 UK premieres, not to mention a second-to-none lineup of guests, including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry, Nick Broomfield and Walter Murch.

Fri 14 Dec
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Shoplifters

Shoplifters
  • 2018
  • Japan
  • 2h 1min
  • Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Cast: Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sakura Andô

A family in Tokyo lives by shoplifting, and then Osamu (Franky) and Shota (Kairi) bring home a little girl who seems to be homeless. The humanity of the performances and the loving attention to visual detail are of a piece in what’s ultimately a film about love.

Mon 10 Dec
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Thu 13 Dec

Sidewalk Stories

Sidewalk Stories
  • 1990
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Charles Lane
  • Cast: Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Tom Alpern

An almost silent comedy about a street artist who tries to find a baby's mother after its father is murdered.

Sun 16 Dec

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Boots Riley
  • Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler

Cassius (Stanfield) is a downtrodden drudge who becomes a star at a call centre after fellow telemarketer Langston (Glover) tells him to ‘use your white voice’. Brash, unruly and frequently funny satire on race, power, corporate greed and work; it doesn’t really know how to end, but it’s full of attitude and anarchy.

Mon 10 Dec
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The Wild Pear Tree

The Wild Pear Tree
  • 2018
  • Turkey / Republic of Macedonia / France / Germany / Bosnia and Herzgovina / Bulgaria / Sweden
  • Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Cast: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Hazar Ergüçlü

Sinan (Demirkol), recently graduated from college, returns to his home village and an uncertain future. Elegiac and somewhat meandering tale of a prodigal son and an errant father, beautifully filmed and impeccably acted, confirming its director’s status as a modern-day Chekhov.

Mon 10 Dec
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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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