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Carlisle Building, 67–69 Victoria Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 6DE

Black Girl

Ousmane Sembène, 1966, Senegal / France, 59 mins, B&W

A young Senegalese woman moves to France to work for a family in their apartment. Sembène, a trailblazing figure in African cinema, critiques the persistence of colonial attitudes through Mbissine Thérèse Diop's heart-wrenching performance.

Thu 2 Mar

£5.50 some concessions

Day Of Wacko ( Dzien Swira)

Merseyside Polonia presents one of the best Polish black comedy-drama about a day in the life of Ada? Miauczy?ski, a Polish language teacher suffering from OCD butting up against school officials' strident budget cuts; to escape the madness of his life, he plans a trek to the sea to re-evaluate his life.

Sun 26 Feb

£4.40 some concessions

Kids Club: The Adventures Of Prince Achmed

Small Cinema Kids Club is back with the FIRST EVER shadow puppet animated feature film from 1926.

Lottie Reiniger pioneered the technique of silhouette animation using intricate cut-out shadow puppets shot frame-by-frame against thin sheets of lead a method she used to create over 40 fairytale films.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed weaves together several different storylines from One Thousand and One Nights, resulting in a delightfully chaotic narrative set over five acts to tell a story of good versus evil played out between Prince Achmed and the ugly African magician, involving a magical flying horse, Princess Dinarsade, the demons of Wak Wak and the Princess Pari Banu, Aladdin, and a witch.

Sat 4 Mar

£5.50 some concessions

Linha De Passe

IBLAS TALKS FILM's monthly film screenings will link academic research areas in the University of Liverpool's Department of Modern Languages and Cultures with rarely shown Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American films.

The season will continue with Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas' LINHA DE PASSE, an oddly lyrical inner-city dirge about the hopes and aspirations of four half brothers in Sao Paulo's deprived suburbs. Although a familiar plot line, the film offers sincere social commentary by allowing the characters freedom to pursue their dreams and live their own lives.

Dr. Lisa Shaw, reader in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at the University of Liverpool will introduce the film and lead a post- film discussion/Q&A.

Dir. Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas / Brazil / 2008 / 113 Mins

Doors 6:30pm / Film 7pm / Talk 9pm

Thu 9 Mar

£4.40 some concessions


  • 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.

Sun 12 Mar


Patti Smith: Dream Of Life

An intimate portrait of the poet, photographer, activist and singer that explores her philosophy, spirituality, history and self expression. Known as the godmother of punk, she emerged in the 1970s, galvanising the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage and trademark swagger. We follow her over 11 years of international travel, through her spoken words, performances, lyrics, interviews, paintings, and photographs.

Sun 26 Mar


Speed Sisters

We mark International Women's Day 2017 with this bold story about The Speed Sisters, who are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East.

Doors: 7.30pm. Film: 8.00pm Duration 76mins

Wed 8 Mar


Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders

Elsewhere cinema is back with a season on myths & Fairytales form the darkest depths of the iron curtain and beyond.

Starting with Czech New Wave Cult Classic VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS, a surreal phantasmagoria that sees Valerie submerged in her curiosities leading up to a village carnival parade.

A haunting fairytale horror drenched in pure imagination, Freudian symbolism and menacing characters in various mutative states.

Dir. Jaromil Jire / Czeck / 1970 / 73 mins

Thu 16 Mar


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