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107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB
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I Am Not A Witch

I Am Not A Witch
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Rungano Nyoni
  • Cast: Margaret Mulubwa, Gloria Huwiler, Ritah Mubanga, Dyna Mufuni

Nine-year-old Shula (Mulubwa) is accused of being a witch, and the authorities in Lusaka place her in a witch camp. Mulubwa is a compelling presence as the sullen, inscrutable Shula, but more clarity in explaining what ultimately happens to her might have made it more accessible.

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Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Linklater
  • Cast: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell

Larry (Carell), Sal (Cranston) and Mueller (Fishburne) are three Vietnam veterans who get together for the funeral of Larry’s son, who was killed in the Iraq war. Linklater turns Darry Ponicsan’s novel into a silly and poignant comedy exploring loss of faith and trust in government. Plot points sometimes feel contrived, but the sense of brotherhood is convincing.

Sun 21 Jan

London Short Film Festival

London Short Film Festival

Independent filmmakers from around the world present short films.

Sat 20 Jan

Times to be confirmed / £8–£12

Sun 21 Jan

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The Party

The Party
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 11min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sally Potter
  • Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones

Janet (Scott Thomas) is throwing a party to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Health Minister, but as friends arrive, secrets emerge and it all starts to unravel. Potter’s most accessible and uproarious film yet runs to a succinct 71 minutes but expertly takes the pulse of the nation.

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Thank You For the Rain

  • 2017
  • Norway/UK
  • 1h 25min
  • Directed by: Julia Dahr/Kisilu Musya

Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya has been documenting the effects of extreme weather on his community for years. Determined to stop climate change in its tracks, he heads all the way to the UN Climate summit.

Sat 20 Jan

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • 2017
  • UK / US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Martin McDonagh
  • Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Peter Dinklage

Exasperated by the police’s failure to catch her daughter’s murderer, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) buys ad space on the titular billboards to tear a strip off the police chief (Harrelson). McDonagh’s latest delicately balances the lingering pain of the crime itself with dark comedy, and a superb cast is topped by a magnificent performance from McDormand.

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Walk with Me

Walk with Me
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 28min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marc J Francis, Max Pugh

Documentary about the Plum Village monastic community in France, founded by Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh. Some may find the lack of story or explanation exasperating, but the overall approach is to lead the viewer to the point of understanding without preaching. It’s a thoughtful and persuasive invitation to a world of meditation.

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Starting life as the Kingland Palace cinema in 1909, the Rio is still home to a curvaceous interior, designed by F E Bromige.

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