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3000 Nights

3000 Nights
  • 2015
  • 103 min
  • Directed by: Mai Masri
  • Written by: Mai Masri
  • Cast: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Rakeen Saad

The story of a Palestinian schoolteacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.

Sun 11 Dec

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation
  • 2016
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Nate Parker
  • Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union

Nat Turner (Parker) is a slave in early 19th century Virginia, used by his owners to encourage other slaves to submit, but who is plotting an uprising of his own. Despite the controversy surrounding Parker, the film deserves to be seen: angry, dramatic and bittersweet, it's a story that needs telling.

Fri 9 Dec
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Parent & baby
Tue 13 Dec
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Thu 15 Dec

Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq
  • 2015
  • US
  • 127 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: Teyonah Parris, Samuel L Jackson, Angela Bassett

Lysistrata (Parris) formulates a plan to end gang war in Chicago by persuading her female cohorts to withhold sex from their boyfriends and husbands. Bold and passionate hip-hop musical, exploding with energy, slick rhymes and heady ideas. Lee's contempt for wilful ignorance and political corruption explodes through the characters.

Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

Life, Animated

Life, Animated
  • 2016
  • US
  • 89 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Roger Ross Williams
  • Cast: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind,

At the age of three, Owen Suskind was diagnosed with severe autism and stopped talking. His parents finally realised that his passion for Disney animated movies gave him a way of communicating. Williams doesn't shy away from complex issues such as the limitations of interacting with the world via Disney, but incredibly, as Owen gradually learns to negotiate once impossible-seeming challenges.

Wed 7 Dec
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Thu 15 Dec

Love, Theft and Other Entanglements (Al-Hob wa Al-Sariqa wa Mashakel Ukhra)

  • 93 min
  • Directed by: Muayad Alayan
  • Cast: Sami Metwasi, Maya Abu Alhayyat, Ramzi Maqdisi, Riyad Sliman, Kamel Elbasha

Striking Palestinian film veers between political thriller and dry comedy.

Muayad Alayan’s ambitious black-and-white film shifts in tone as it tracks the misadventures of car thief Mousa (Sami Metwasi) as he is sought by Palestinian militants looking for a lost car. Things get dark and dangerous when it turns out the stolen car contains an Israeli solider (Riyad Sliman), who is bound and bagged and set to be used in exchange for political prisoners. Caught between Israeli intelligence and Palestinian militants, Mousa must chart a delicate path.

Fri 9 Dec

Oriented

Oriented
  • 2014
  • Israel
  • 86 min
  • Directed by: Jake Witzenfeld

Three gay Palestinian men, Khader, Fadi and Naim, along with their female friend Nagham, discuss their fears and indignation, using a dilapidated house in Tel Aviv as their setting.

Sun 11 Dec

The Pass

  • 2016
  • UK
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ben A Williams
  • Cast: Russell Tovey, Arinzé Kene, Lisa McGrillis

Jason (Tovey) is a footballer who shares a kiss with friend and teammate Ade (Kene) the night before their first team debut, a moment which affects their lives and careers. Ten years are covered in three acts; Tovey and Kene are both impressive, and the theatrical setup is sufficiently full of incident and insight not to seem stagey. Well played, gents.

Fri 9 Dec
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Thu 15 Dec

Paterson

Paterson
  • 2016
  • US/Germany
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani

Paterson (Driver) is a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. who lives with his partner Laura (Farahani). Jarmusch's latest film is an off-kilter ode to prose and poetry and a tribute to the titular city, presenting a unique and intricately crafted world.

Wed 7 Dec
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Thu 15 Dec

Snowden

Snowden
  • 2016
  • US
  • Directed by: Oliver Stone
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo

The story of Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who in 2013 leaked thousands of classified documents to the Guardian, revealing the scope and reach of the USA's global surveillance program. Smartly dramatised and absorbing drama with fine performances from all, with Gordon-Levitt completely convincing as the earnest, idealistic Snowden.

Fri 9 Dec
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South West Data

The Bristol-based holistic data group that is all things to do with managing, handling, analysing and delivering data in the mild mild South West. Topics include Data Science, Big Data, Open Data, Data Analytics and Machine Learning with tools like Spark, Storm, Hadoop, ElasticSearch, Solr, NoSQL, etc.

In partnership with Bristol City Council, the group is also the Open Data Institute (ODI) Bristol Community and an essential link between Bristol is Open and the region's technology sector.

Follow us on Twitter @southWestData

Tue 13 Dec

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Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales
  • 2015
  • Italy/France/UK
  • 125 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone
  • Cast: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones

Sprawling interpretations of 17th century Neapolitan fairytales, with stories unfolding in three neighbouring kingdoms. Visually spectacular and with a fine cast (Hayek, Jones, Cassel) giving committed performances, it's undone by a lack of cohesion and ends up less than the sum of its parts.

Sun 11 Dec

A United Kingdom

A United Kingdom
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Wed 7 Dec
Thu 8 Dec

The Unknown Girl

  • 2016
  • Belgium
  • 113 min
  • Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardienne
  • Cast: Adèle Haenel, Fabrizio Rongione, Olivier Gourmet

Jenny (Haenel) is a brisk, kindly GP beloved of her patients. After a rare moment of carelessness, she is compelled to investigate the death of a young black woman. Haenel is compelling, and the story has plenty of resonance, but the surprisingly conventional narrative doesn't quite add up and it's worthy rather than inspired.

Wed 7 Dec
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Watershed

Watershed is a cross-artform venue and producer, with three cinema screens plus a cafe bar and events space. The building also houses the Pervasive Media Studio - a research space which brings together a network of over 100 artists, technologists and academics to explore the future of mobile and wireless media.

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