Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

23 Oct 2019 Director: Matt Tyrnauer USA 2016 92 mins Legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fought aDavid-and-Goliath battle against New York City ‘master builder’Robert Moses. Her quest was to preserve the historicneighbourhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho and Little Italy againstMoses’ plans to divide and destroy them with expressways. Herbook, The Death and Life… Continue reading Citizen Jane: Battle for the City


09 Oct 2019 Director: Nadine Labaki Lebanon, USA 2018 120 min This stunningly realised drama charts the journey of children on the edges of society who find hope despite the challenges of their everyday lives. Zain is a young boy living with his family in an impoverished Beirut neighbourhood. Street-wise beyond his years, Zain’s resentment… Continue reading Capernaum

The Sisters Brothers

22 Jan 2020 Director: Jacques Audiard USA 2018 121 min John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star as squabbling siblings in Jacques Audiard’s subtle, darkly funny and offbeat modern take on the Western. Set in Oregon in the 1850’s, brothers Eli and Charlie are two disreputable guys working for a shadowy man nicknamed The Commodore,… Continue reading The Sisters Brothers

A Fantastic Woman

06 Mar 2019 Director: Sebastián Lelio Chile, Germany, Spain, USA 2017 104 min Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows up his 2013 festival hit, Gloria, with another luminous and deeply involving portrait of an isolated woman. In A Fantastic Woman, Lelio has created an exquisitely compassionate portrait of the everyday obstacles of transgender existence. Marina is… Continue reading A Fantastic Woman

Letters from Baghdad

18 Oct 2017 Directors: Sabine Krayenbühl & Zeva Oelbaum USA, UK, France 2016 95 min Voiced by Tilda Swinton, this fascinating documentary explores the remarkable life of English writer, archaeologist, diplomat and spy, Gertrude Bell. As a young woman, Bell travelled extensively throughout the Middle East producing maps and scholarly works. Eventually, her extraordinary talents… Continue reading Letters from Baghdad

I Am Not Your Negro

7 Mar 2018 Director: Raoul Peck USA, France, Belgium, Switzerland 2016 93 min Fifty years after the Civil Rights movement, race remains a defining issue in the United States of America. James Baldwin’s final book, Remember This House, was due to address the lives and assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin… Continue reading I Am Not Your Negro

The Lunchbox

24 Sep 2014 Director: Ritesh Batra India, France, Germany, US 2013 104 min The Lunchbox combines vivid, bustling scenes of daily life in the teeming city of Mumbai with an unashamedly old-fashioned romantic story. Saajan is a soon-to-retire and world-weary office worker whose daily routine includes a lunchbox delivered to his desk by one of… Continue reading The Lunchbox

The General

17 Dec 2014 Directors: Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton USA 1926 80 min Buster Keaton plays Johnnie Gray, a locomotive driver in the south during the civil war, who has the long hair, dreamy gaze and slight build of a romantic poet. When his engine, The General, is stolen by Northern saboteurs, Johnnie single-handedly journeys behind… Continue reading The General