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All films screen on a Tuesday evening.
Membership:
 • £5 per annum
Entrance fee:
  • £5 for members
  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

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Showing next: Tuesday 23 January at 8.30pm
Mountains May Depart [Shan he gu ren]
director: Zhangke Jia
starring: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang

Mountains May Depart

In the Chinese city of Fenyang, childhood friends Liangzi and Zhang are both in love with town beauty Tao. She eventually marries the wealthier Zhang and they have a son he names Dollar. So begins the story of Tao and her son, which is told in three segments set in different time periods, beginning in China in 1999, continuing in 2014 and concluding in Australia in 2025. The latest work from 24 City and A Touch of Sin director Zhangke Jia is an unconventional but gripping look at the changing face of China, filtered through the lens of a touching family drama.


 

Why our films (usually) have to start promptly at 8.30pm

Although our films are scheduled to start at 8.30pm, on busier nights we've always been able to hold up the start until everyone is in and seated. With the arrival of digital projection, however, this has all changed. Most of the films we screen now arrive as high definition digital files that are coded to play at a specific time, over which the projectionist has no control. This means that the film has to start playing at 8.30pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.

Please note that some longer films will be scheduled to start at 8pm.