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Whirled Cinema

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259–260 Hardess Street, London, SE24 0HN
  • Telephone 020 7737 6153
  • Opening times Wed–Fri 7–11.30pm; Sun 5–9pm; closed Mon, Tue & Sat.
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  • 1995
  • Australia
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Noonan
  • Cast: James Cromwell, Roscoe Lee Browne, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Hugo Weaving, Miriam Flynn, Danny Mann, Magda Szubanski, Russi Taylor

An orphaned pig falls under the eye of a kindly collie and begins to think he's destined for glory at the regional sheepdog trials. Obviously for kids, but there's enough skewed humour (hail the psycho mice!) for adults too.

Sat 5 Nov

The Clan

The Clan
  • 2016
  • Argentina / Spain
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Trapero
  • Cast: Guillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani, Lili Popovich

In early 80s Argentina, former intelligence agent Arquimedes (Francella) turns to kidnapping as a way of maintaining his family's lifestyle. Shocking true story of the Puccio family, with a brilliant performance from Francella; a richly rewarding tale of a fractured family.

Fri 28 Oct
Sun 30 Oct

The Commune

The Commune
  • 2016
  • Denmark
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Fares Fares, Trine Dyrholm

In 1970s Copenhagen, architect Eric (Thomsen) and his newsreader wife Anna (Dyrholm) start a commune, after which things go wrong. The story feels torn by the satire of commune life and a more traditional marital conflict, but it still packs a punch, with excellent work from Thomsen and a moving, award-winning turn from Dyrholm.

Wed 9 Nov
Thu 10 Nov
Fri 11 Nov
Sun 13 Nov

Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Middleton, James Spinney
  • Cast: Dan Renton Skinner, Simone Kirby,

Haunting, throat-catching drama-documentary about theologian John Hull (Skinner), who went blind in the early 80s and recorded hundreds of cassettes in which he talked about his condition and what it meant to him. Actors lip-sync to his recordings, creating an elegiac, immersive and deeply moving portrait of Hull, his wife (Kirby) and his family.

Wed 2 Nov
Thu 3 Nov
Fri 4 Nov
Sun 6 Nov

Things to Come

Things to Come
  • 2016
  • France/Germany
  • 102 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Nathalie (Huppert) is a philosophy teacher whose finds herself having to soldier on as she loses her job, her mother (Scob, wonderful) and her husband over a short period of time. A poignant, wonderfully funny and elegantly crafted meditation on ageing; Huppert is simply incredible.

Wed 16 Nov
Thu 17 Nov
Fri 18 Nov
Sun 20 Nov


  • 2016
  • US
  • 96 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Josh Kriegman/Elyse Steinberg

Documentary about the rise, fall, comeback and spectacular second fall of US politician Anthony Weiner, whose campaign for mayor of NYC was scuppered by his weakness for sexting. The most fascinating player is actually Weiner's smart, elegant and long-suffering wife Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton aide. A funny, sad, absurd cautionary tale for political junkies.

Mon 14 Nov
Whirled Cinema

Small, cosy and intimate, Whirled Cinema is a world away from your everyday multiplex experience. With an affordable membership, and free of advertising and trailers, this is the place to come to indulge your love of good film, kick back with a few drinks and make new friends in a chilled and welcoming environment.

A little off the beaten track, we’re hidden away in railway arches in Loughborough Junction (just a stone’s throw from Brixton and Herne Hill), making us one of South London’s best-kept secrets.

Since we opened our doors in 2010, as an independent members cinema we have set out to screen a diverse programme of the best of current world and art house cinema.

And before and after you get your cultural hit, you can relax and talk film with fellow members (and no doubt the passionate film buffs who work here) in the outdoor balcony area and lounge, take advantage of the bar – serving cocktails to coffee and everything in between – and order in a Firezza Pizza, should hunger strike.

Once you’ve paid your (annual or joint only) membership you don’t have to worry about queuing and buying tickets to see films, or paying for any added extras. You can watch as many films as you like for free, and you can even bring a guest free of charge to share the fun. Rather cleverly, your Oyster card doubles as your membership card – so you’ll always have it to hand – and will allow you to gain access to the cinema.

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