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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

20th Century Women

20th Century Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 119 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Mills
  • Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

In late 70s California, teenager Jamie (Zunmann) grows up among three women: his chain-smoking mother Dorothea (Bening), punky photographer Abbie (Gerwig) and best friend Julie (Fanning). A poignant, witty and well-observed coming of age story.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Alois Nebel

Alois Nebel
  • 2011
  • Czech Republic/Germany
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tomás Lunák
  • Cast: Voices of Miroslav Krobot, Marie Ludvíková, Karel Roden

Winner of Best Animated Movie at 2012’s European Film Awards, Tomas Lunák’s black and white rotoscoped animated debut tells the tale of a daydreaming railroad employee whose encounter with a silent stranger finds him involved in a mysterious murder in late 1980s Poland. Based on a graphic novel trilogy by Jaroslav Rudis and Jaromir 99, this Czech-made noir features the voice talent of Miroslav Krobot as the title character suffering disturbing, visceral hallucinations in the fog that see his present collide with the ghosts of World War II.

Wed 1 Mar

Best (George Best: All By Himself)

Best
  • 2016
  • 92 min
  • Directed by: Daniel Gordon
  • Cast: George Best

A documentary about the great footballer, adroitly framing his rise to fame in the context of the 1958 Munich air disaster and Manchester manager Matt Busby’s European Cup ambitions. However, too many talking heads say too little, and Gordon fails to get enough relevant or frank interviews for it to constitute a definitive guide to the turmoil of Best’s life.

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Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Certain Women

Certain Women
  • 2016
  • US
  • 107 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
  • Cast: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone

Lawyer Laura (Dern) can’t get a difficult client to listen to her; Gina (Williams) is continually undermined by her husband; Jamie (Gladstone) is a lonely rancher who falls for a young lawyer (Stewart). Reichardt’s portmanteau film about women whose success is ignored, cements her reputation as one of the best American directors working today.

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Wed 8 Mar
Thu 9 Mar

Denial

Denial
  • 2016
  • UK/US
  • 109 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mick Jackson
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall

Deborah Lipstadt (Weisz) is a historian and lecturer who faces a libel suit after she derides controversial author David Irving (Spall) for his views on the Holocaust. This dramatisation of a 1996 court case has some compelling stretches, but Hare’s script lacks insight and it’s little more than a dry reconstruction of the trial.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Fences

Fences
  • 2016
  • US
  • 139 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denzel Washington
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson

Troy ( Washington) is a proud, tight-fisted, ageing working stiff in 50s Pittsburgh, full of bitterness that God, poverty and segregation ruined his youthful dreams of sporting success. Beautifully shot family drama, superbly acted (especially by Washington and Davis), but it suffers a bit from heavy self-importance and a long running time.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

The Fits

The Fits
  • 2016
  • US
  • 73 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anna Rose Holmer
  • Cast: Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Da’Sean Minor, Lauren Gibson, Makyla Burnam, Inayah Rodgers, Antonio A.B. Grant Jr., The Q-Kidz Dance Team

Toni (Hightower) is an 11-year-old African-American girl who becomes fascinated with a dance troupe at her brother’s boxing club; but the dancers then start having mysterious seizures. Beautifully rendered, gloriously imaginative coming of age story about the process of forming friendships; Hightower is superb.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
  • 2016
  • US
  • 127 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar
Mon 6 Mar
Wed 8 Mar
Thu 9 Mar

La La Land

La La Land
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine. Irresistible.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Lion

Lion
  • 2015
  • Australia/UK/US
  • PG
  • Directed by: Garth Davis
  • Written by: Saroo Brierley, Luke Davies
  • Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman

The true story of Saroo Brierley, who aged five is separated from his mother and family in India, declared lost and adopted by an Australian couple, only to track his family down years later using Google Earth. Hugely emotional, remarkably assured debut from Davis, with fine performances.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

The Love Witch

  • 122 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Anna Biller
  • Cast: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jared Sanford, Robert Seeley

Stunningly mounted 1960s style occult sexploitation.

Magnificently multi-hyphenated Anna Biller (the writer, director, editor, producer as well as costume and production designer) has crafted – and that is the right word – a lush and lovely tribute to sexploitation aesthetics (just as she did in her 2007 film Viva), detailing the colourful and lovingly lurid story of lovelorn young witch Elaine (the excellent Samantha Robinson) whose love potion never quite brings the happiness she hopes it might do. A loving and seductive feminist film.

Sun 5 Mar
Fri 10 Mar
Sat 11 Mar
Sun 12 Mar

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester By The Sea
  • 2016
  • US
  • 135 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Moonlight

Moonlight
  • 2016
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Barry Jenkins
  • Cast: Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Naomie Harris

The story of a young black man growing up, struggling with his sexuality and neglected by his drug-addicted mother. Astutely judged and beautifully humane sophomore feature from Jenkins, with sublime work from the three actors playing the main character (Hibbert, Sanders, Rhodes) and fine support from Ali, Harris and Monáe. Terrific.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

The Problem Of Perspective: Sheffield

The Problem of Perspective is a series of screenings illuminating a distinctly northern perspective on the history of artists' moving image in England, curated by Pavilion, Leeds. The project surveys an array of production strategies deployed by video artists and filmmakers across Yorkshire and the Humber, the North East and Cumbria from the '60s to the early 2000s. This edition of the project, co-programmed by researcher and media archivist Alex Wilson, will focus exclusively on Sheffield's rich heritage of alternative film, video and music.

Mon 27 Feb

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T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 117 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Danny Boyle
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Kelly MacDonald, James Cosmo, Shirley Henderson, Irvine Welsh

Renton (McGregor) returns to Edinburgh from Amsterdam, two decades on. Hodge's blood-pumping script builds on the original with characters that are older, sadder and definitely not wiser, and resentment and guilt festering like an open sore; but is it Archie-Gemmill-scoring-against Holland good? Yes, it is.

Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
Wed 1 Mar
Thu 2 Mar

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House
  • 2017
  • UK / India
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi

Lord Louis Mountbatten (Bonneville) is to oversee Britain’s withdrawal from India and the ensuing partition, but he and his wife Edwina (Anderson) witness the violence erupting through the country. A below-stairs romance between Dayal and Qureshi is frustratingly insipid and the Indian characters are all unforgivably poorly drawn. Despite some good acting, timid and inert.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
  • 1988
  • US
  • 92 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Charles Fleischer, Stubby Kaye, Joanna Cassidy

In 1949 LA, the humans live alongside the Toons, cartoon characters working in movies. Animated star Roger Rabbit hires private dick Hoskins to keep tabs on his wife, but he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the future of Toontown itself. An amazing technical achievement for the interaction of cartoons and live action, this box office winner spoofs the film noir genre while milking the Tex Avery-style cartoon violence for all it's worth.

Sat 4 Mar

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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