• 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien
  • UK release: 10 November 2016
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When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave, vulnerable and fallible central character.

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The Bussey Building/CLF Art Cafe, London SE15 (0.0 miles)

133 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4ST
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Greenwich Park, London SE10 (0.0 miles)

Charlton Way, London, SE10 8QY
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Sat 8 Jul

£15 (Children £10)

The Queen of Hoxton, London EC2A (0.0 miles)

1–5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
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Mon 26 Jun

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