Tuesday 23 July

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Tue 23 Jul
17:40

Raise the Red Lantern PG

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 23 July will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Our screening on Saturday 27 July will be introduced by…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 1991, 124m.

The Conversation (50th Anniversary) 12A

New digital restoration. Francis Ford Coppola’s first film after The Godfather is a masterpiece of sustained suspense and paranoia, with Gene Hackman…
Francis Ford Coppola, USA, 1974, 112m.
Tue 23 Jul
20:00

Sleep 15

What if the place you thought was safest suddenly became a battleground for your sanity? Young couple Hyun-su and Soo-jin are…
Jason Yu, South Korea, 2023, 94m.
Tue 23 Jul
20:40

Wednesday 24 July

Caramel PG

Part of Women Aren't Funny
The screening on July 3rd, will be introduced by  Abla Kandalaft.  A discussion will proceed after the screening between her and…
Nadine Labaki, Lebanon, 2007, 95m.

Kinds of Kindness 18

Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a…
Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland, UK, USA, 2024, 164m.
Wed 24 Jul
16:15

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Wed 24 Jul
18:10
Wed 24 Jul
20:25

Sleep 15

What if the place you thought was safest suddenly became a battleground for your sanity? Young couple Hyun-su and Soo-jin are…
Jason Yu, South Korea, 2023, 94m.
Wed 24 Jul
20:50

Thursday 25 July

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Thu 25 Jul
15:00
Thu 25 Jul
20:30

Polite Society 12A

Part of Women Aren't FunnyPart of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
All screenings will be shown with Descriptive Subtitles (HOH). The screening on Sunday July 21 will be followed by a Q&A…
Nida Manzoor, UK, 2023, 104m.
Thu 25 Jul
15:30

Kinds of Kindness 18

Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a…
Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland, UK, USA, 2024, 164m.
Thu 25 Jul
17:15

Sleep 15

What if the place you thought was safest suddenly became a battleground for your sanity? Young couple Hyun-su and Soo-jin are…
Jason Yu, South Korea, 2023, 94m.
Thu 25 Jul
18:00

Bye Bye Tiberias PG

Years after leaving her Palestinian village to pursue an acting career in France, Hiam Abbass returns home with her daughter, in…
Lina Soualem, France, Belgium, Palestine, 2024, 82m.
Thu 25 Jul
20:10

Friday 26 July

La Chimera 15

Set in the 1980s, in the former Etruscian landscape of rural Italy, the film follows a vagabond-type character called Arthur (Josh…
Alice Rohrwacher, Italy, 2023, 132m.
Fri 26 Jul
14:15

I Saw the TV Glow 15

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious…
Jane Schoenbrun, USA, 2024, 100m.
Fri 26 Jul
15:40

About Dry Grasses 15

From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations…
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, 2023, 197m.
Fri 26 Jul
17:00

The Story of Qiu Ju 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
The screening on 26 July will be introduced by Chris Berry (KCL). Following his trilogy of highly aesthetic folk fables (Red…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 1992, 100m.
Fri 26 Jul
18:00

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Fri 26 Jul
20:20

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A 18

Part of Musical FridaysPart of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI /…
Steve Loveridge, UK, USA, Sri Lanka, 2018, 96m.
Fri 26 Jul
20:45

Saturday 27 July

The London International Animation Festival presents Awesome Animated Shorts for 3-12 year-olds U

Part of Films for the Family
We’ve dug deep into the LIAF archives and have selected 16 of the best short animated films full of visually dazzling…
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 71m.
Sat 27 Jul
11:00

About Dry Grasses 15

From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations…
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, 2023, 197m.
Sat 27 Jul
12:00

I Saw the TV Glow 15

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious…
Jane Schoenbrun, USA, 2024, 100m.
Sat 27 Jul
13:30
Sat 27 Jul
18:50

Raise the Red Lantern PG

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 23 July will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Our screening on Saturday 27 July will be introduced by…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 1991, 124m.

Kinds of Kindness 18

Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a…
Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland, UK, USA, 2024, 164m.
Sat 27 Jul
16:30

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Sat 27 Jul
20:30

Sleep 15

What if the place you thought was safest suddenly became a battleground for your sanity? Young couple Hyun-su and Soo-jin are…
Jason Yu, South Korea, 2023, 94m.
Sat 27 Jul
21:00

Sunday 28 July

The London International Animation Festival presents Awesome Animated Shorts for 3-12 year-olds U

Part of Films for the Family
We’ve dug deep into the LIAF archives and have selected 16 of the best short animated films full of visually dazzling…
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 71m.
Sun 28 Jul
11:00

About Dry Grasses 15

From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations…
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, 2023, 197m.
Sun 28 Jul
13:00

I Saw the TV Glow 15

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious…
Jane Schoenbrun, USA, 2024, 100m.
Sun 28 Jul
14:50

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Sun 28 Jul
16:50

Blue Sunshine + Director Q&A 18

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
The screening is in partnership with Tongues on Fire and all proceeds will be donated to LGBTQ+ charities in India. The screening…
Samyuktha Vijayan, India, 2023, 98m.
Sun 28 Jul
17:00

Video Bazaar Presents: Clifford PG

Screened in partnership with Video Bazaar
Video Bazaar is proud to present the second part of ‘A Hell Like Ours’, a landmark series at The Garden Cinema, exploring…
Paul Flaherty, USA, 1994, 90m.
Sun 28 Jul
19:10

The Heartbreak Kid PG

Part of Women Aren't Funny
All screenings of will be shown with English subtitles (not HOH). The screening on Thursday 20 June, will be introduced by…
Elaine May, USA, 1972, 105m.
Sun 28 Jul
19:45

Monday 29 July

About Dry Grasses 15

From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations…
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, 2023, 197m.
Mon 29 Jul
14:30

Ju Dou 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Zhang Yimou’s follow up to Red Sorghum (1987) revisits several of his debut’s key themes, but in a now far more rigid…
Zhang Yimou, Yang Fengliang, China, Japan, 1990, 95m.
Mon 29 Jul
15:00

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Mon 29 Jul
17:45

Original Copy 18

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
The screening on 29 July will be introduced by Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Senior Lecturer in World Cinema at Queen Mary.…
Georg Heinzen, Florian Heinzen-Ziob, India, Germany, 2015, 96m.
Mon 29 Jul
18:20

I Saw the TV Glow 15

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious…
Jane Schoenbrun, USA, 2024, 100m.
Mon 29 Jul
20:00

La Chimera 15

Set in the 1980s, in the former Etruscian landscape of rural Italy, the film follows a vagabond-type character called Arthur (Josh…
Alice Rohrwacher, Italy, 2023, 132m.
Mon 29 Jul
20:30

Tuesday 30 July

About Dry Grasses 15

From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations…
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, 2023, 197m.
Tue 30 Jul
14:40

I Saw the TV Glow 15

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious…
Jane Schoenbrun, USA, 2024, 100m.
Tue 30 Jul
15:30
Tue 30 Jul
20:15

The Lunchbox PG

Part of Members' EventsPart of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
The film was proposed by our member Amanda Rosario Matveeva who writes, 'This came out when I was living in Mumbai…
Ritesh Batra, India, France, Germany, United States, Canada, 2013, 104m.
Tue 30 Jul
18:00

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Tue 30 Jul
18:30

Sleep 15

What if the place you thought was safest suddenly became a battleground for your sanity? Young couple Hyun-su and Soo-jin are…
Jason Yu, South Korea, 2023, 94m.
Tue 30 Jul
20:50

Wednesday 31 July

The London International Animation Festival presents Awesome Animated Shorts for 3-12 year-olds U

Part of Films for the Family
We’ve dug deep into the LIAF archives and have selected 16 of the best short animated films full of visually dazzling…
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 71m.
Wed 31 Jul
11:00

I Saw the TV Glow 15

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious…
Jane Schoenbrun, USA, 2024, 100m.
Wed 31 Jul
14:30
Wed 31 Jul
20:45

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Wed 31 Jul
15:30

About Dry Grasses 15

From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations…
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, 2023, 197m.
Wed 31 Jul
17:00

Red Sorghum 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Red Sorghum was an international sensation which won the Golden Bear at the 1988 Berlin Film Festival and propelled Zhang Yimou to…
Zhang Yimou, China, 1987, 92m.
Wed 31 Jul
18:00

Kino London Short Film Festival: Programme 1 18

Part of Kino London Short Film Festival 2024
Kino Short Film presents some of the best shorts of the year for their BIFA qualifying film festival. An Ode to Procrastination…
Various Years, Various Directors, Various Countries, 115m.
Wed 31 Jul
20:00

Thursday 1 August

Kinds of Kindness 18

Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a…
Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland, UK, USA, 2024, 164m.
Thu 01 Aug
14:15

Crossing 15

The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with…
Levan Akin, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia, 2024, 106m.
Thu 01 Aug
15:30

I Saw the TV Glow 15

Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious…
Jane Schoenbrun, USA, 2024, 100m.
Thu 01 Aug
17:35

Sleep 15

What if the place you thought was safest suddenly became a battleground for your sanity? Young couple Hyun-su and Soo-jin are…
Jason Yu, South Korea, 2023, 94m.
Thu 01 Aug
17:55

About Dry Grasses 15

From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations…
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, 2023, 197m.
Thu 01 Aug
19:45

Kino London Short Film Festival: Programme 2 18

Part of Kino London Short Film Festival 2024
Kino Short Film presents some of the best shorts of the year for their BIFA qualifying film festival. BENJI [London Premiere] directed…
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 113m.
Thu 01 Aug
20:00

Friday 2 August

Kensuke's Kingdom PG

Based on the much-loved, best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kensuke's Kingdom tells of the…
Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry , UK, Luxemburg, France, 2023, 85m.
Fri 02 Aug
15:15

Werckmeister Harmonies 12A

This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by…
Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, 2000, 147m.
Fri 02 Aug
17:20

To Live 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 2 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns. The most ambitious film of the first decade of Zhang…
Zhang Yimou, China, Taiwan, 1994, 132m.
Fri 02 Aug
18:00

Kino London Short Film Festival: Programme 3 18

Part of Kino London Short Film Festival 2024
Kino Short Film presents some of the best shorts of the year for their BIFA qualifying film festival. Black Dog [London Premiere]…
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 112m.
Fri 02 Aug
20:45

Saturday 3 August

The Aristocats U

Part of Films for the Family
In the heart of Paris, Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her entire fortune to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little…
Wolfgang Reitherman, USA, 1970, 78m.
Sat 03 Aug
11:00

Kensuke's Kingdom PG

Based on the much-loved, best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kensuke's Kingdom tells of the…
Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry , UK, Luxemburg, France, 2023, 85m.
Sat 03 Aug
13:30
Sat 03 Aug
18:20

A Story of Bones 12A

Saint Helena island - a tiny British Overseas Territory in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean - is so remote…
Joseph Curran and Dominic Aubrey de Vere, 2022, UK, 95m.
Sat 03 Aug
13:50

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom PG

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
In this enchanting Oscar-nominated drama, a daydreaming but discontented young teacher is posted to Lunana, a remote village high in the…
Pawo Choyning Dorji, Bhutan, 2019, 110m.
Sat 03 Aug
16:00

Kino London Short Film Festival: Programme 4 18

Part of Kino London Short Film Festival 2024
Kino Short Film presents some of the best shorts of the year for their BIFA qualifying film festival. Ashes directed by Georgina…
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 115m.
Sat 03 Aug
18:00

Werckmeister Harmonies 12A

This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by…
Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, 2000, 147m.
Sat 03 Aug
20:15

Nashville 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Jacquie Lee, who writes: 'Nashville is unique and considered one of the finest films from…
Robert Altman, USA, 1975, 159m.
Sat 03 Aug
20:30

Sunday 4 August

The Aristocats U

Part of Films for the Family
In the heart of Paris, Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her entire fortune to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little…
Wolfgang Reitherman, USA, 1970, 78m.
Sun 04 Aug
11:00

Werckmeister Harmonies 12A

This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by…
Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, 2000, 147m.
Sun 04 Aug
13:00

The Story of Qiu Ju 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
The screening on 26 July will be introduced by Chris Berry (KCL). Following his trilogy of highly aesthetic folk fables (Red…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 1992, 100m.
Sun 04 Aug
13:15

Call Me By Your Name + peachy cocktail hour 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024Part of Members' Events
To get in the mood for this summery members favourite, join us for a pre-screening cocktail hour with a bopping 80s…
Luca Guadagnino, Italy, USA, France, 2017, 132m.
Sun 04 Aug
15:30

Kensuke's Kingdom PG

Based on the much-loved, best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kensuke's Kingdom tells of the…
Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry , UK, Luxemburg, France, 2023, 85m.
Sun 04 Aug
16:00

Monday 5 August

Raise the Red Lantern PG

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 23 July will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Our screening on Saturday 27 July will be introduced by…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, 1991, 124m.

Kensuke's Kingdom PG

Based on the much-loved, best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kensuke's Kingdom tells of the…
Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry , UK, Luxemburg, France, 2023, 85m.
Mon 05 Aug
15:30

Werckmeister Harmonies 12A

This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by…
Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, 2000, 147m.
Mon 05 Aug
17:35

The Lunchbox PG

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
The film was proposed by our member Amanda Rosario Matveeva who writes, 'This came out when I was living in Mumbai…
Ritesh Batra, India, France, Germany, United States, Canada, 2013, 104m.
Mon 05 Aug
18:00

A Story of Bones 12A

Saint Helena island - a tiny British Overseas Territory in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean - is so remote…
Joseph Curran and Dominic Aubrey de Vere, 2022, UK, 95m.
Mon 05 Aug
20:20

Tuesday 6 August

Werckmeister Harmonies 12A

This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by…
Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, 2000, 147m.
Tue 06 Aug
14:30

A Story of Bones 12A

Saint Helena island - a tiny British Overseas Territory in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean - is so remote…
Joseph Curran and Dominic Aubrey de Vere, 2022, UK, 95m.
Tue 06 Aug
15:45

Kensuke's Kingdom PG

Based on the much-loved, best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kensuke's Kingdom tells of the…
Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry , UK, Luxemburg, France, 2023, 85m.
Tue 06 Aug
17:50

Shanghai Triad 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
After provoking the ire of authorities by not pre-screening To Live (1994) for the Chinese Film Administration before its premiere at Cannes,…
Zhang Yimou, China, France, 1995, 118m.
Tue 06 Aug
20:00

Wednesday 7 August

The Aristocats U

Part of Films for the Family
In the heart of Paris, Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her entire fortune to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little…
Wolfgang Reitherman, USA, 1970, 78m.
Wed 07 Aug
11:00

Blood Simple 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Steve Dunk, who writes: 'The first Coen Brothers film, it doesn’t get the attention…
Joel Coen, USA, 1984, 95m.
Wed 07 Aug
15:00

Kensuke's Kingdom PG

Based on the much-loved, best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kensuke's Kingdom tells of the…
Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry , UK, Luxemburg, France, 2023, 85m.
Wed 07 Aug
17:30

The Salt in Our Waters 18

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
Debut director Rezwan Sumit collected numerous awards, including a Spike Lee Fellowship, to produce this exquisite drama from Bangladesh. The screening…
Rezwan Shahriar Sumit, Bangladesh, France, 2020, 100m.
Wed 07 Aug
18:00

Members' Film Quiz: Summer 15

Part of Members' Events
Are you that person in your friend group who everyone asks for film recommendations? Do you know your Before Sunrise from your…
120m.

Werckmeister Harmonies 12A

This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by…
Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, 2000, 147m.
Wed 07 Aug
20:15

Thursday 8 August

Kensuke's Kingdom PG

Based on the much-loved, best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kensuke's Kingdom tells of the…
Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry , UK, Luxemburg, France, 2023, 85m.
Thu 08 Aug
16:00

Werckmeister Harmonies 12A

This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by…
Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, 2000, 147m.
Thu 08 Aug
17:25

Friday 9 August

Ju Dou 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Zhang Yimou’s follow up to Red Sorghum (1987) revisits several of his debut’s key themes, but in a now far more rigid…
Zhang Yimou, Yang Fengliang, China, Japan, 1990, 95m.
Fri 09 Aug
18:00

Shiraz: A Romance of India + Live Sitar & Tabla Performance U

Part of Musical FridaysPart of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
Prior to the film there will be a traditional Indian music performance by internationally acclaimed sitarist Jonathan Mayer & gifted tabla…
Franz Osten, India, UK, Germany, 1928, 106m.
Fri 09 Aug
20:15

Saturday 10 August

A Greyhound of a Girl U

Part of Films for the Family
Eleven-year-old Mary has an insatiable passion for cooking, and dreams of become a great chef. Her grandmother Emer, with whom she…
Enzo D'Alò, Ireland, UK, , 2023, 85m.
Sat 10 Aug
11:00

The Double Life of Véronique 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Ariadne Suo, who writes: '"All my life I’ve felt I was in two places…
Krzysztof Kieslowski, France, Poland, Norway, 1991, 97m.
Sat 10 Aug
15:00

Not One Less U

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our screening on 10 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns and followed by a Zoom Q&A with lead actress Wei…
Zhang Yimou, China, 1999, 106m.
Sat 10 Aug
20:00

Sunday 11 August

A Greyhound of a Girl U

Part of Films for the Family
Eleven-year-old Mary has an insatiable passion for cooking, and dreams of become a great chef. Her grandmother Emer, with whom she…
Enzo D'Alò, Ireland, UK, , 2023, 85m.
Sun 11 Aug
11:00

To Live 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 2 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns. The most ambitious film of the first decade of Zhang…
Zhang Yimou, China, Taiwan, 1994, 132m.
Sun 11 Aug
16:45

Duck Soup U

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was selected as part of a proposal for any Marx Brothers features, as requested by our members Mark Brisenden…
Leo McCarey, USA, 1933, 66m.
Sun 11 Aug
19:30

Monday 12 August

Shanghai Triad 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
After provoking the ire of authorities by not pre-screening To Live (1994) for the Chinese Film Administration before its premiere at Cannes,…
Zhang Yimou, China, France, 1995, 118m.
Mon 12 Aug
15:00

I Am Belmaya 12A

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
An inspirational story of rebellion, courage and hope as Belmaya, a young Dalit woman in Nepal, silenced and subjugated for most…
Sue Carpenter, Belmaya Nepali, UK, Nepal, 2021, 81m.
Mon 12 Aug
18:00

Tuesday 13 August

Original Copy 18

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
The screening on 29 July will be introduced by Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Senior Lecturer in World Cinema at Queen Mary.…
Georg Heinzen, Florian Heinzen-Ziob, India, Germany, 2015, 96m.
Tue 13 Aug
15:00

Wednesday 14 August

The Simpsons Movie PG

Part of Films for the Family
Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa find themselves caught up in a typically hilarious yarn as TV's favourite family makes its movie…
David Silverman, USA, 2007, 87m.
Wed 14 Aug
11:00

The Road Home U

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 14 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Made immediately after the shoot for Not One Less (1999) had…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 1999, 89m.
Wed 14 Aug
18:00

Blade Runner 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Elisabeth Lalouschek, who writes: 'This was such an influential film and I was hoping…
Ridley Scott, USA, Hong Kong, 1982, 117m.
Wed 14 Aug
20:15

Thursday 15 August

A Passage to India (40th Anniversary Screening) 15

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
The screening will be introduced by guest curator Anupma Shanker. David Lean's 1984 epic historical drama, A Passage to India, marks…
David Lean, UK, USA, 1984, 164m.
Thu 15 Aug
19:40

Friday 16 August

Shanghai Triad 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
After provoking the ire of authorities by not pre-screening To Live (1994) for the Chinese Film Administration before its premiere at Cannes,…
Zhang Yimou, China, France, 1995, 118m.
Fri 16 Aug
18:00

Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall UK Premiere + dancehall takeover 18

Part of Musical Fridays
On Friday 16 August, we are proudly presenting this groundbreaking documentary for the first time in the UK, in partnership with Lin Kam…
Ben DiGiacomo, Dutty Vannier, Jamaica, USA, 2023, 93m.
Fri 16 Aug
19:30

Saturday 17 August

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday U

Part of Films for the Family
Summer holidays at The Garden Cinema would not be complete without Monsieur Hulot. Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at…
Jacques Tati, France, 1953, 83m.
Sat 17 Aug
11:00

Girls Will Be Girls- Preview Screening 18

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
For South Asian Heritage Month we present a special preview screening of the Sundance prizewinning Girls Will Be Girls, with a…
Shuchi Talati, India, 2024, 118m.
Sat 17 Aug
17:00

Hero 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our screening on Saturday 17 August will be introduced by Maurizio Marinelli (UCL). A global sensation which made Zhang Yimou a…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, Australia, 2002, 99m.
Sat 17 Aug
19:45

Sunday 18 August

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday U

Part of Films for the Family
Summer holidays at The Garden Cinema would not be complete without Monsieur Hulot. Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at…
Jacques Tati, France, 1953, 83m.
Sun 18 Aug
11:00

Not One Less U

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our screening on 10 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns and followed by a Zoom Q&A with lead actress Wei…
Zhang Yimou, China, 1999, 106m.
Sun 18 Aug
17:00

True Romance 18

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Nina Loncar, who writes: 'This was one of my favourite films of my 20s…
Tony Scott, USA, 1993, 120m.
Sun 18 Aug
19:20

Monday 19 August

The Story of Qiu Ju 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
The screening on 26 July will be introduced by Chris Berry (KCL). Following his trilogy of highly aesthetic folk fables (Red…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 1992, 100m.
Mon 19 Aug
15:00

Tuesday 20 August

Duck Soup U

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was selected as part of a proposal for any Marx Brothers features, as requested by our members Mark Brisenden…
Leo McCarey, USA, 1933, 66m.
Tue 20 Aug
16:00

House of Flying Daggers 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
All screenings will feature a video introduction from head of programming at FIRST International Film Festival, Xiao Gu. Given the huge…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 2004, 119m.
Tue 20 Aug
20:00

Wednesday 21 August

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday U

Part of Films for the Family
Summer holidays at The Garden Cinema would not be complete without Monsieur Hulot. Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at…
Jacques Tati, France, 1953, 83m.
Wed 21 Aug
13:00

To Live 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 2 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns. The most ambitious film of the first decade of Zhang…
Zhang Yimou, China, Taiwan, 1994, 132m.
Wed 21 Aug
15:15

Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers + At Home in the World 18

Ambiguity Film presents two films by Chinese documentary filmmaker Wu Wenguang: Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers (1990) and At Home in the World (1995).…
Wu Wenguang , China, 1990, 1995, 149m.
Wed 21 Aug
20:00

Thursday 22 August

The Double Life of Véronique 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Ariadne Suo, who writes: '"All my life I’ve felt I was in two places…
Krzysztof Kieslowski, France, Poland, Norway, 1991, 97m.
Thu 22 Aug
18:00

Friday 23 August

The Road Home U

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 14 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Made immediately after the shoot for Not One Less (1999) had…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 1999, 89m.
Fri 23 Aug
18:00

Cadejo Blanco + Q&A 18

Sarita’s sister doesn’t come home one night after a party. Convinced that her disappearance has something to do with Andrés, her…
Justin Lerner, Guatemala, US, Mexico, 2021, 126m.
Fri 23 Aug
20:10

Saturday 24 August

The Parent Trap U

Part of Films for the Family
This classic Disney comedy stars Hayley Mills in a dual role as teenage girls Susan and Sharon, who look identical, and…
David Swift, USA, 1961, 128m.
Sat 24 Aug
11:00

House of Flying Daggers 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
All screenings will feature a video introduction from head of programming at FIRST International Film Festival, Xiao Gu. Given the huge…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 2004, 119m.
Sat 24 Aug
14:00

Blood Simple 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Steve Dunk, who writes: 'The first Coen Brothers film, it doesn’t get the attention…
Joel Coen, USA, 1984, 95m.
Sat 24 Aug
20:30

Sunday 25 August

The Parent Trap U

Part of Films for the Family
This classic Disney comedy stars Hayley Mills in a dual role as teenage girls Susan and Sharon, who look identical, and…
David Swift, USA, 1961, 128m.
Sun 25 Aug
11:00

Nashville 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Jacquie Lee, who writes: 'Nashville is unique and considered one of the finest films from…
Robert Altman, USA, 1975, 159m.
Sun 25 Aug
14:00

Monday 26 August

The Parent Trap U

Part of Films for the Family
This classic Disney comedy stars Hayley Mills in a dual role as teenage girls Susan and Sharon, who look identical, and…
David Swift, USA, 1961, 128m.
Mon 26 Aug
11:00

Not One Less U

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our screening on 10 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns and followed by a Zoom Q&A with lead actress Wei…
Zhang Yimou, China, 1999, 106m.
Mon 26 Aug
15:00

Tuesday 27 August

Hero 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our screening on Saturday 17 August will be introduced by Maurizio Marinelli (UCL). A global sensation which made Zhang Yimou a…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, Australia, 2002, 99m.
Tue 27 Aug
15:45

Bar Shorts - An evening of short films chosen by Robert Bradbrook, Head of Animation at NFTS 18

Screened in partnership with Bar Shorts
Bar Shorts presents another programme of ground-breaking short films and animations. This evening is curated by Robert Bradbrook, Head of Animation at…
Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years, 90m.
Tue 27 Aug
20:00

Thursday 29 August

House of Flying Daggers 15

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
All screenings will feature a video introduction from head of programming at FIRST International Film Festival, Xiao Gu. Given the huge…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 2004, 119m.
Thu 29 Aug
15:30

Call Me By Your Name 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Claire Galineau, who writes: 'I've never seen it in cinema but about 500 times…
Luca Guadagnino, Italy, USA, France, 2017, 132m.
Thu 29 Aug
20:30

Friday 30 August

Hero 12A

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our screening on Saturday 17 August will be introduced by Maurizio Marinelli (UCL). A global sensation which made Zhang Yimou a…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, Australia, 2002, 99m.
Fri 30 Aug
18:00

Carmen: A Hip Hopera + Extended Introduction by Rōgan Graham 12A

Part of Musical Fridays
The first (official) screening of Divas Do Film kicks off with Robert Townsend’s musical-drama Carmen: A Hip Hopera, starring 19-year-old Beyoncé in…
Robert Townsend, USA, 2001, 88m.
Fri 30 Aug
20:10

Saturday 31 August

Inside Out 2 U

Part of Films for the Family
Teenager Riley's mind headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger,…
Kelsey Mann, USA, 2024, 96m.
Sat 31 Aug
11:00

Blade Runner 15

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Elisabeth Lalouschek, who writes: 'This was such an influential film and I was hoping…
Ridley Scott, USA, Hong Kong, 1982, 117m.
Sat 31 Aug
16:00

Sunday 1 September

Inside Out 2 U

Part of Films for the Family
Teenager Riley's mind headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger,…
Kelsey Mann, USA, 2024, 96m.
Sun 01 Sep
11:00

Monday 2 September

The Road Home U

Part of Zhang Yimou: A Retrospective
Our Screening on 14 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Made immediately after the shoot for Not One Less (1999) had…
Zhang Yimou, China, Hong Kong, 1999, 89m.
Mon 02 Sep
15:00

Tuesday 3 September

True Romance 18

Part of Members' Summer Selection 2024
This film was proposed by our member Nina Loncar, who writes: 'This was one of my favourite films of my 20s…
Tony Scott, USA, 1993, 120m.
Tue 03 Sep
16:00

Mother, Country + Q&A 18

Pablo Navarrete's parents were forced to leave Chile after a military coup on 11 September 1973. They arrived in the UK…
Pablo Navarrete, Chile, UK, 2024, 91m.
Tue 03 Sep
20:00

Saturday 7 September

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax U

Part of Films for the Family
Featuring the voices of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron, 12-year-old Ted lives in Thneedville, where the trees are artificial and the…
Chris Renaud, 2012, USA, 86m.
Sat 07 Sep
11:00

Sunday 8 September

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax U

Part of Films for the Family
Featuring the voices of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron, 12-year-old Ted lives in Thneedville, where the trees are artificial and the…
Chris Renaud, 2012, USA, 86m.
Sun 08 Sep
11:00

Saturday 14 September

The Magic Roundabout U

Part of Films for the Family
This 2005 film version of the classic 1960s children's television series sees the return of beloved animated characters Dougal the dog,…
Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, UK, France, 2004, 85m.
Sat 14 Sep
11:00

The Fisherman and the Banker + Q&A 18

Over a decade in the making, The Fisherman and the Banker is modern-day David and Goliath documentary that chronicles the epic struggle…
Sheena Sumaria, UK, India, USA, 2024, 85m.
Sat 14 Sep
14:00

Sunday 15 September

The Magic Roundabout U

Part of Films for the Family
This 2005 film version of the classic 1960s children's television series sees the return of beloved animated characters Dougal the dog,…
Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, UK, France, 2004, 85m.
Sun 15 Sep
11:00

The Fisherman and the Banker + Q&A 18

Over a decade in the making, The Fisherman and the Banker is modern-day David and Goliath documentary that chronicles the epic struggle…
Sheena Sumaria, UK, India, USA, 2024, 85m.
Sun 15 Sep
16:00

About Dry Grasses 15

Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2023, France, Germany, Sweden, Turkey
From master filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) comes a daring tale of betrayal, accusations and desire. Longing to escape the isolation of his quiet Anatolian village, disenchanted art teacher Samet wrestles with narcissistic ideas of… Read More
Fri 26 Jul
17:00
Sat 27 Jul
12:00
Sun 28 Jul
13:00
Mon 29 Jul
14:30
Tue 30 Jul
14:40
Wed 31 Jul
17:00
Thu 01 Aug
19:45

The Aristocats U

Wolfgang Reitherman, 1970, USA
In the heart of Paris, Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her entire fortune to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. When her butler plots to steal the money and kidnap the family of cats, leaving them out on a country… Read More
Sat 03 Aug
11:00
Sun 04 Aug
11:00
Wed 07 Aug
11:00

Bad Like Brooklyn Dancehall UK Premiere + dancehall takeover 18

Ben DiGiacomo, Dutty Vannier, 2023, Jamaica, USA
On Friday 16 August, we are proudly presenting this groundbreaking documentary for the first time in the UK, in partnership with Lin Kam Art. Ticket holders will also gain access to our dancehall pre & post-screening party. Warm up for Carnival with sets from Lin… Read More
Fri 16 Aug
19:30

Blade Runner 15

Ridley Scott, 1982, USA, Hong Kong
This film was proposed by our member Elisabeth Lalouschek, who writes: 'This was such an influential film and I was hoping to see it again on a big screen.' Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to… Read More
Wed 14 Aug
20:15
Sat 31 Aug
16:00

Blood Simple 15

Joel Coen, 1984, USA
This film was proposed by our member Steve Dunk, who writes: 'The first Coen Brothers film, it doesn’t get the attention it deserves as a perfect film noir. It has wonderful performance from Frances McDormand and the recently deceased M. Emmet Walsh.'… Read More
Wed 07 Aug
15:00
Sat 24 Aug
20:30

Blue Sunshine + Director Q&A 18

Samyuktha Vijayan, 2023, India
The screening is in partnership with Tongues on Fire and all proceeds will be donated to LGBTQ+ charities in India. The screening will be followed by an online Q&A with the film’s writer/director/actress Samyuktha Vijayan, hosted by Shiva Raichandani.   Blue Sunshine is the… Read More
Sun 28 Jul
17:00

Bye Bye Tiberias PG

Lina Soualem, 2024, France, Belgium, Palestine
Years after leaving her Palestinian village to pursue an acting career in France, Hiam Abbass returns home with her daughter, in this intimate documentary about four generations of women and their shared legacy of separation. The Garden Cinema View: The film is… Read More
Thu 25 Jul
20:10

Cadejo Blanco + Q&A 18

Cadejo Blanco
Sarita’s sister doesn’t come home one night after a party. Convinced that her disappearance has something to do with Andrés, her sister’s dangerous ex, Sarita finds a way to befriend him and infiltrate his gang. With an unwavering determination to uncover the… Read More
Fri 23 Aug
20:10

Call Me By Your Name 15

Luca Guadagnino, 2017, Italy, USA, France
This film was proposed by our member Claire Galineau, who writes: 'I've never seen it in cinema but about 500 times on TV. Elio and Oliver deserve the big screen but in an intimate setting. Any other Peaches amongst us?!?' It's the… Read More
Thu 29 Aug
20:30

Caramel PG

Nadine Labaki, 2007, Lebanon
The screening on July 3rd, will be introduced by  Abla Kandalaft.  A discussion will proceed after the screening between her and Laila Alj. Caramel is a Middle Eastern rom-com that challenges binding cultural traditions whilst celebrating female friendship. In Beirut, five women meet… Read More

Carmen: A Hip Hopera + Extended Introduction by Rōgan Graham 12A

Carmen: A Hip Hop Opera
The first (official) screening of Divas Do Film kicks off with Robert Townsend’s musical-drama Carmen: A Hip Hopera, starring 19-year-old Beyoncé in her debut acting role. Based on the 1875 opera Carmen by George Bizet, but more closely resembling - though not in quality… Read More
Fri 30 Aug
20:10

The Conversation (50th Anniversary) 12A

Francis Ford Coppola, 1974, USA
New digital restoration. Francis Ford Coppola’s first film after The Godfather is a masterpiece of sustained suspense and paranoia, with Gene Hackman as surveillance expert Harry Caul, a recluse living alone in an empty San Francisco apartment who is hired by a mysterious… Read More
Tue 23 Jul
20:00

Crossing 15

Levan Akin, 2024, Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia
The screening on Saturday 20 July at 17:00 will be followed by a panel discussion in partnership with Counterpoints Arts , with Gamze Şanlı, Hiba Noor, and Florenza Deniz İncirli. From acclaimed director Levan Akin (And Then We Danced), Crossing is a moving and… Read More
Tue 23 Jul
17:40
Wed 24 Jul
18:10
Thu 25 Jul
15:00
Fri 26 Jul
20:20
Sat 27 Jul
20:30
Sun 28 Jul
16:50
Mon 29 Jul
17:45
Tue 30 Jul
18:30
Wed 31 Jul
15:30
Thu 01 Aug
15:30

The Double Life of Véronique 15

Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991, France, Poland, Norway
This film was proposed by our member Ariadne Suo, who writes: '"All my life I’ve felt I was in two places at the same time. Here and somewhere else." A visual poem about doppelgängers, rebirth, and the subtle sensations you can’t quite… Read More
Sat 10 Aug
15:00
Thu 22 Aug
18:00

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax U

Chris Renaud, USA, 2012
Featuring the voices of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron, 12-year-old Ted lives in Thneedville, where the trees are artificial and the residents buy oxygen by the bottle. Ted is desperate to impress his neighbour, Audrey, so when she reveals her wish to… Read More
Sat 07 Sep
11:00
Sun 08 Sep
11:00

Duck Soup U

Leo McCarey, 1933, USA
This film was selected as part of a proposal for any Marx Brothers features, as requested by our members Mark Brisenden and Stephen McAlpine. Stephen writes: 'Having enjoyed the Ealing Comedies so much, as a family (all 5 members of The Garden… Read More
Sun 11 Aug
19:30
Tue 20 Aug
16:00

The Fisherman and the Banker + Q&A 18

The Fisherman and the Banker
Over a decade in the making, The Fisherman and the Banker is modern-day David and Goliath documentary that chronicles the epic struggle of a resilient fishing community in India’s Gulf of Kutch, who take on one of the world’s most powerful institutions, The… Read More
Sat 14 Sep
14:00
Sun 15 Sep
16:00

Girls Will Be Girls- Preview Screening 18

Shuchi Talati, 2024, India
For South Asian Heritage Month we present a special preview screening of the Sundance prizewinning Girls Will Be Girls, with a pre-recorded introduction by director Shuchi Talati. In a strict boarding school nestled in the Himalayas, 16-year-old Mira discovers desire and romance.… Read More
Sat 17 Aug
17:00

A Greyhound of a Girl U

Enzo D'Alò, 2023, Ireland, UK, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg
Eleven-year-old Mary has an insatiable passion for cooking, and dreams of become a great chef. Her grandmother Emer, with whom she has a very special relationship, encourages her to make this dream come true. But every path has its obstacles and facing… Read More
Sat 10 Aug
11:00
Sun 11 Aug
11:00

The Heartbreak Kid PG

Elaine May, 1972, USA
All screenings of will be shown with English subtitles (not HOH). The screening on Thursday 20 June, will be introduced by Julie Lobalzo Wright. The matinee screening on Monday 17 June, will be introduced by Darren Richman. Afterwards, he and Devorah Baum will hold… Read More
Sun 28 Jul
19:45

Hero 12A

Zhang Yimou, 2002, China, Hong Kong, Australia
Our screening on Saturday 17 August will be introduced by Maurizio Marinelli (UCL). A global sensation which made Zhang Yimou a household name in the West, Hero features a galaxy of Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese star names (Jet Li, Tony Leung, Maggie… Read More
Sat 17 Aug
19:45
Tue 27 Aug
15:45
Fri 30 Aug
18:00

House of Flying Daggers 15

Zhang Yimou, 2004, China, Hong Kong
All screenings will feature a video introduction from head of programming at FIRST International Film Festival, Xiao Gu. Given the huge critical and commercial success of Hero (2002), it is unsurprising that Zhang Yimou continued with wuxia cinema. In their final collaboration, Zhang… Read More
Tue 20 Aug
20:00
Sat 24 Aug
14:00
Thu 29 Aug
15:30

I Am Belmaya 12A

Sue Carpenter, Belmaya Nepali, 2020, UK, Nepal
An inspirational story of rebellion, courage and hope as Belmaya, a young Dalit woman in Nepal, silenced and subjugated for most of her life, takes up the movie camera to tell her story. The film will be preceded by a screening of… Read More
Mon 12 Aug
18:00

I Saw the TV Glow 15

Jane Schoenbrun, 2024, USA
Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show - a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s… Read More
Fri 26 Jul
15:40
Sat 27 Jul
13:30
Sun 28 Jul
14:50
Mon 29 Jul
20:00
Tue 30 Jul
15:30
Wed 31 Jul
14:30
Thu 01 Aug
17:35

Inside Out 2 U

Kelsey Mann, USA, 2024
Teenager Riley's mind headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows… Read More
Sat 31 Aug
11:00
Sun 01 Sep
11:00

Ju Dou 15

Zhang Yimou, Yang Fengliang, 1990, China, Japan
Zhang Yimou’s follow up to Red Sorghum (1987) revisits several of his debut’s key themes, but in a now far more rigid and stifling setting. The titular character (played by Gong Li) is newly wedded to an unspeakably cruel dye mill owner, who… Read More
Mon 29 Jul
15:00
Fri 09 Aug
18:00

Kensuke's Kingdom PG

Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry, 2023, UK, Luxemburg, France
Based on the much-loved, best-selling children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kensuke's Kingdom tells of the epic adventure of Michael, a young boy, shipwrecked on a remote island, who must adapt to life alone. Over time, he… Read More
Fri 02 Aug
15:15
Sat 03 Aug
13:30
Sun 04 Aug
16:00
Mon 05 Aug
15:30
Tue 06 Aug
17:50
Wed 07 Aug
17:30
Thu 08 Aug
16:00

Kinds of Kindness 18

Yorgos Lanthimos, 2024, Ireland, UK, USA
Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined… Read More
Wed 24 Jul
16:15
Thu 25 Jul
17:15
Sat 27 Jul
16:30
Thu 01 Aug
14:15

La Chimera 15

Alice Rohrwacher, 2023, Italy
Set in the 1980s, in the former Etruscian landscape of rural Italy, the film follows a vagabond-type character called Arthur (Josh O’Connor); an Englishman who embodies the spirit of the Romantics, he is searching for something he can’t quite grasp. As an… Read More
Fri 26 Jul
14:15
Mon 29 Jul
20:30

The London International Animation Festival presents Awesome Animated Shorts for 3-12 year-olds U

Various Directors, Various Countries, Various Years
We’ve dug deep into the LIAF archives and have selected 16 of the best short animated films full of visually dazzling joy from all around the world, for kids of all ages and the whole family. There’ll be talking animals, seriously fun… Read More
Sat 27 Jul
11:00
Sun 28 Jul
11:00
Wed 31 Jul
11:00

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom PG

Pawo Choyning Dorji, 2019, Bhutan
In this enchanting Oscar-nominated drama, a daydreaming but discontented young teacher is posted to Lunana, a remote village high in the Himalayan mountains. There, he is disheartened to find a simple yak herding community lacking basic amenities such as electricity or even… Read More
Sat 03 Aug
16:00

The Lunchbox PG

Ritesh Batra, 2013, India, France, Germany, United States, Canada
The film was proposed by our member Amanda Rosario Matveeva who writes, 'This came out when I was living in Mumbai and I remember all the hype around it. I never got a chance to see it - I would love to… Read More
Tue 30 Jul
18:00
Mon 05 Aug
18:00

The Magic Roundabout U

Dave Borthwick, Jean Duval, 2005, UK, France
This 2005 film version of the classic 1960s children's television series sees the return of beloved animated characters Dougal the dog, Ermintrude the cow, Brian the snail, Dylan the rabbit, and of course, magician-on-a-spring, Zebedee. When Zebedee's evil brother ZeeBad tries to… Read More
Sat 14 Sep
11:00
Sun 15 Sep
11:00

Matangi/Maya/M.I.A 18

Steve Loveridge, 2018, UK, USA, Sri Lanka
Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to groundbreaking… Read More
Fri 26 Jul
20:45

Monsieur Hulot's Holiday U

Jacques Tati, 1953, France
Summer holidays at The Garden Cinema would not be complete without Monsieur Hulot. Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly… Read More
Sat 17 Aug
11:00
Sun 18 Aug
11:00
Wed 21 Aug
13:00

Mother, Country + Q&A 18

Pablo Navarrete, 2024, Chile, UK
Pablo Navarrete's parents were forced to leave Chile after a military coup on 11 September 1973. They arrived in the UK as political refugees after spending time in the Pinochet dictatorship’s torture centres. They didn’t know it then, but Britain would be… Read More
Tue 03 Sep
20:00

Nashville 15

Robert Altman, 1975, USA
This film was proposed by our member Jacquie Lee, who writes: 'Nashville is unique and considered one of the finest films from the 70s. The film portrays 24 characters who under Robert Altman’s direction satirise the absurdity of politics and the music industry.… Read More
Sat 03 Aug
20:30
Sun 25 Aug
14:00

Not One Less U

Zhang Yimou, 1999, China
Our screening on 10 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns and followed by a Zoom Q&A with lead actress Wei Minzhi. Inspired by the works of Abbas Kiarostami (in particular Where is the Friend’s House?) and Vittorio De Sica, Zhang returned… Read More
Sat 10 Aug
20:00
Sun 18 Aug
17:00
Mon 26 Aug
15:00

Original Copy 18

Georg Heinzen, Florian Heinzen-Ziob, 2015, India, Germany
The screening on 29 July will be introduced by Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Senior Lecturer in World Cinema at Queen Mary. Original Copy is a humorous and heartfelt documentary about the magic of film, its transience, and its immortality. The 'Alfred Talkies' cinema… Read More
Mon 29 Jul
18:20
Tue 13 Aug
15:00

The Parent Trap U

David Swift, USA, 1961
This classic Disney comedy stars Hayley Mills in a dual role as teenage girls Susan and Sharon, who look identical, and meet each other at a summer camp. They are shocked to learn that they are twin sisters, who were separated as… Read More
Sat 24 Aug
11:00
Sun 25 Aug
11:00
Mon 26 Aug
11:00

A Passage to India (40th Anniversary Screening) 15

David Lean, 1984, UK, USA
The screening will be introduced by guest curator Anupma Shanker. David Lean's 1984 epic historical drama, A Passage to India, marks the final film of his glorious career which is decked with critically-acclaimed masterpieces like The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of… Read More
Thu 15 Aug
19:40

Polite Society 12A

Nida Manzoor, 2023, UK
All screenings will be shown with Descriptive Subtitles (HOH). The screening on Sunday July 21 will be followed by a Q&A with lead actor Priya Kansara, hosted by Dr Kulraj Phullar. Nida Manzoor, creator of the BAFTA, Peabody, and Rose d’Or award… Read More
Thu 25 Jul
15:30

Raise the Red Lantern PG

Zhang Yimou, 1991, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Our Screening on 23 July will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Our screening on Saturday 27 July will be introduced by Xiaoning Lu (SOAS), and will be followed by a discussion in The Garden Cinema Bar. The culmination of Zhang Yimou’s ‘Red… Read More

Red Sorghum 15

Zhang Yimou, 1987, China
Red Sorghum was an international sensation which won the Golden Bear at the 1988 Berlin Film Festival and propelled Zhang Yimou to arthouse stardom. Adapting Nobel Laureate Mo Yan’s bawdy and brutal novel, Zhang depicts the fortunes of a rural wine distillery during… Read More
Wed 31 Jul
18:00

The Road Home U

Zhang Yimou, 1999, China, Hong Kong
Our Screening on 14 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns. Made immediately after the shoot for Not One Less (1999) had wrapped, The Road Home begins with a man’s monochrome-shot return from the city to his childhood village where his father has recently… Read More
Wed 14 Aug
18:00
Fri 23 Aug
18:00
Mon 02 Sep
15:00

The Salt in Our Waters 18

Rezwan Shahriar Sumit, 2020, Bangladesh, France
Debut director Rezwan Sumit collected numerous awards, including a Spike Lee Fellowship, to produce this exquisite drama from Bangladesh. The screening will be introduced by award-winning journalist. Momtaz Begum-Hossain. Set in the stunning, unlimited vistas of coastal Bangladesh we meet Rudro, a… Read More
Wed 07 Aug
18:00

Shanghai Triad 15

Zhang Yimou, 1995, China, France
After provoking the ire of authorities by not pre-screening To Live (1994) for the Chinese Film Administration before its premiere at Cannes, Zhang Yimou retreated to supposedly more stable ground with a genre (gangster) film with a less incendiary period setting (1930s Shanghai).… Read More
Tue 06 Aug
20:00
Mon 12 Aug
15:00
Fri 16 Aug
18:00

Shiraz: A Romance of India + Live Sitar & Tabla Performance U

Franz Osten, 1928, India, UK, Germany
Prior to the film there will be a traditional Indian music performance by internationally acclaimed sitarist Jonathan Mayer & gifted tabla player Dhanraj Persaud. The film will be introduced by guest curator Anupma Shanker. A silent spectacle featuring an all-Indian cast of… Read More
Fri 09 Aug
20:15

The Simpsons Movie PG

David Silverman, USA
Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa find themselves caught up in a typically hilarious yarn as TV's favourite family makes its movie debut. Homer accidentally polutes the local water supply, so Springfield must be encased in a giant protective dome, leaving the Simpsons… Read More
Wed 14 Aug
11:00

Sleep 15

Jason Yu, 2023, South Korea
What if the place you thought was safest suddenly became a battleground for your sanity? Young couple Hyun-su and Soo-jin are about to become new parents when, one night, heavily pregnant Soo-jin wakes up from a deep slumber to her husband’s first… Read More
Tue 23 Jul
20:40
Wed 24 Jul
20:50
Thu 25 Jul
18:00
Sat 27 Jul
21:00
Tue 30 Jul
20:50
Thu 01 Aug
17:55

A Story of Bones 12A

Joseph Curran and Dominic Aubrey de Vere, 2022, UK
Saint Helena island - a tiny British Overseas Territory in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean - is so remote that the only means of arrival is the world’s last Royal Mail Ship, a six-day journey from Cape Town. For centuries… Read More
Sat 03 Aug
13:50
Mon 05 Aug
20:20
Tue 06 Aug
15:45

The Story of Qiu Ju 12A

Zhang Yimou, 1992, China, Hong Kong
The screening on 26 July will be introduced by Chris Berry (KCL). Following his trilogy of highly aesthetic folk fables (Red Sorghum, Ju Dou, Raise the Red Lantern), Zhang Yimou made a sharp pivot to a style grounded in realism with the… Read More
Fri 26 Jul
18:00
Sun 04 Aug
13:15
Mon 19 Aug
15:00

To Live 12A

Zhang Yimou, 1994, China, Taiwan
Our Screening on 2 August will be introduced by Tony Rayns. The most ambitious film of the first decade of Zhang Yimou’s career, this sweeping adaptation of Yu Hua’s acclaimed novel is also a deeply personal reckoning with his own family history.… Read More
Fri 02 Aug
18:00
Sun 11 Aug
16:45
Wed 21 Aug
15:15

True Romance 18

Tony Scott, 1993, USA
This film was proposed by our member Nina Loncar, who writes: 'This was one of my favourite films of my 20s (I am 30) and I would love to be able to watch it in the cinema! The premise is so fun… Read More
Sun 18 Aug
19:20
Tue 03 Sep
16:00

Werckmeister Harmonies 12A

Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, 2000, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy
This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by László Krasznahorkai, Werckmeister Harmonies unfolds in an unknown time in an unnamed village, where, one day, a mysterious circus - complete with… Read More
Fri 02 Aug
17:20
Sat 03 Aug
20:15
Sun 04 Aug
13:00
Mon 05 Aug
17:35
Tue 06 Aug
14:30
Wed 07 Aug
20:15
Thu 08 Aug
17:25
Fri 07 Jun — Sun 28 Jul 2024
The Garden Cinema is launching the summer with a season celebrating 13 films directed & written by women, from different nationalities, spanning from the 1940s to now. All of the films operate in…
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Wed 17 Jul — Sat 17 Aug 2024
Throughout July and August, we present an array of screenings and special events around South Asian Heritage Month 2024, which is themed ‘Free to Be Me.’ From Bhutan to Bangladesh, the 13 films…
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Fri 19 Jul — Mon 02 Sep 2024
The Garden Cinema presents a rare selection of masterpieces from Fifth Generation filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s early career, many of which have long been unavailable to screen in Europe. The result of four years…
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Sat 03 Aug — Tue 03 Sep 2024
Inspired by your many suggestions on the Members’ Area and passionate campaigning for your favourite films, our Members’ Summer Selection returns once again. We’ve taken into account support and upvotes from the community, as…
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Fri 25 Mar — Tue 31 Dec 2024
Events for members only, including free bi-weekly screenings for Garden Cinema Members with films chosen for members, by members. Selected films are added regularly, so keep an eye on this page for updates.…
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Sun 24 Jul — Tue 31 Dec 2024
Join us every Saturday & Sunday morning and on weekdays during the school holidays for some of our favourite family classics. For cinema lovers of all ages. On Sundays the films are followed…
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Fri 26 Aug — Tue 31 Dec 2024
Let down your hair and tap your toes to the rhythm of our regular Friday evening revue of musical extravaganzas from around the world, classic concert films, and the best of the West…
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Sat 19 Nov — Fri 01 Nov 2024
The Chinese Cinema Project is an exhibition initiative presented by The Garden Cinema. It showcases works from emerging and under-represented Chinese filmmakers via regular screenings, exploring auteurship and cinematic beauty in its various…
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Video Bazaar Presents: Clifford

Sun 28 Jul 2024
Screened in partnership with Video Bazaar
Video Bazaar is proud to present the second part of ‘A Hell Like Ours’, a landmark series at The Garden Cinema, exploring…
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Kino London Short Film Festival 2024

Wed 31 Jul — Sat 03 Aug 2024
Kino Short Film presents some of the best shorts of the year for their BIFA qualifying film festival Kino Short Film has…
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Call Me By Your Name + peachy cocktail hour

Sun 04 Aug 2024
To get in the mood for this summery members favourite, join us for a pre-screening cocktail hour with a bopping 80s…
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Members' Film Quiz: Summer

Wed 07 Aug 2024
Are you that person in your friend group who everyone asks for film recommendations? Do you know your Before Sunrise from your…
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Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers + At Home in the World

Wed 21 Aug 2024
Ambiguity Film presents two films by Chinese documentary filmmaker Wu Wenguang: Bumming in Beijing: The Last Dreamers (1990) and At Home in the World (1995).…
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Bar Shorts - An evening of short films chosen by Robert Bradbrook, Head of Animation at NFTS

Tue 27 Aug 2024
Screened in partnership with Bar Shorts
Bar Shorts presents another programme of ground-breaking short films and animations. This evening is curated by Robert Bradbrook, Head of Animation at…

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