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March 2024

The Goldman Case (15) PREVIEW

March 15th 4:30 pm
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One event on 15th March 2024 at 4:30pm

  A courtroom drama founded on the real trial of extraordinary activist turned criminal Pierre Goldman in 1976 builds up to an electrifying climax. Pierre Goldman was raised by Jewish Communists, but left Paris to join a guerrilla movement in Venezuela instead of taking part in May ’68. Accused of two murders (which he denied) and armed robbery (which he admitted), his trial gripped and divided France. Meticulous and austere in structure, this dramatization nevertheless reveals the sheer power of…

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Two Tickets to Greece (15) PREVIEW

March 15th 7:45 pm
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One event on 8th March 2024 at 5:00pm

    A taste of summer in this female buddy movie as childhood friends reunite for a trip to the Greek islands that they have always dreamed of. Inseparable at school, recently divorced, semi-reclusive Blandine and Magalie (Call My Agent’s and Full Time’s Laure Calamy) have lost touch until they are gifted the holiday of a lifetime in their forties. But the two women have grown into themselves – “Sun! Sea! Men! Margaritas!” is Magalie’s rallying cry – and clashes…

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Robot Dreams (PG) PREVIEW

March 16th 11:00 am
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One event on 16th March 2024 at 11:00am

    Based on the popular graphic novel by Sara Varon, this Spanish animation is a dialogue-free, family-friendly love story about friendship. Dog lives in Manhattan. Fed up with being alone, he builds himself a companion, Robot. Their friendship blossoms, and they become inseparable, exploring the sights and sounds of 1980s New York together. But one summer night, Dog, with great sadness, is forced to abandon Robot at the beach. Will they ever meet again? The first animation from Berger…

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Shayda (15) PREVIEW

March 16th 1:30 pm

    An Iranian woman in Australia attempts to cut her abusive husband out of her life and retain custody of their daughter. At the start of Noora Niasari’s compelling drama, Nowruz, Persian New Year, 1995 is approaching. Shayda is trying to make it special for her daughter Mona, but it’s not easy – they are living in a women’s refuge. Shayda’s husband Hossein is due to finish his medical studies and return to Iran; she fears he will try…

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The Dupes (15)

March 16th 5:00 pm

  Banned for decades, Egyptian director Tewfik Saleh’s uncompromising film is shatteringly prescient. Three Palestinian refugees, a boy, a younger and an elderly man, each with their own back story, attempt to flee to Kuwait through a blisteringly hot desert, concealed in the empty tank of a truck. From the novella by Ghassan Kanafani – a militant intellectual assassinated by Mossad in 1972 – this allegorical statement on the Palestinian struggle makes for urgent viewing. Simple in structure, it’s more…

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Rosalie (15) PREVIEW

March 16th 7:30 pm
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One event on 17th March 2024 at 12:00pm

  Based loosely on a true story, this offbeat period drama champions a woman who challenges body expectations and community prejudices. Set in 1870s provincial France, Rosalie marries café-owner Abel who is desperate for her dowry to save his business. What he doesn’t know is that she shaves her face daily to conceal her hairiness, which extends across her whole body. Her new husband is initially repulsed but as Rosalie relinquishes her embarrassment and lets her beard grow, the novelty…

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Rosalie (15) PREVIEW

March 17th 12:00 pm
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One event on 16th March 2024 at 7:30pm

One event on 17th March 2024 at 12:00pm

  Based loosely on a true story, this offbeat period drama champions a woman who challenges body expectations and community prejudices. Set in 1870s provincial France, Rosalie marries café-owner Abel who is desperate for her dowry to save his business. What he doesn’t know is that she shaves her face daily to conceal her hairiness, which extends across her whole body. Her new husband is initially repulsed but as Rosalie relinquishes her embarrassment and lets her beard grow, the novelty…

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Occupied City (15)

March 17th 4:00 pm

  In Steve McQueen’s own words, his cinematic take on the Holocaust holds “the weight of what happened”. Taking as its starting point Bianca Stigter’s Atlas of an Occupied City, Amsterdam 1940- 1945, it visits 130 (edited down from 2,000) locations in present-day Amsterdam that the Jewish community inhabited before and during the Nazi occupation of the city. As Melanie Hyams’ voiceover quietly and matter-of-factly narrates what took place at each site, we confront all sorts of dissonance between the…

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Drift (15) PREVIEW

March 17th 7:00 pm
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One event on 17th March 2024 at 7:00pm

  A piercing take on seeking refuge focuses on the interior life of a young Liberian woman forced into exile on a Greek island. Singaporean director Anthony Chen’s (Ilo Ilo) first English language film follows Jacqueline (played with real presence by Cynthia Erivo), a survivor of horrific violence in her home country of Liberia, eking out an existence among the sun worshippers on a Greek resort. Brief flashbacks reveal glimpses of the trauma she has escaped from but a growing…

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  A chain of events brings two women from across the impenetrable divide within Sudanese society together in this compelling drama. Khartoum, 2005, ex-singer Mona, a Muslim, lives in a gated property with her controlling husband Akram. Julia, a dark-skinned Christian from the south, is a street-seller with a small son Daniel from a shanty town. An inadmissible secret causes Mona to employ Julia as her housekeeper, and the women bond, until the moral dilemma facing Mona unravels. Though it…

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