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All films screen on a Tuesday evening.
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  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

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Showing next: Tuesday 28 March at 8.30pm
Tharlo
director: Pema Tseden
starring: Shide Nyima, Tsemdo Thar, Yangshik Tso

Tharlo

For years, Tibetan goatherd Tharlo has led a simple and largely isolated life, able to recite whole passages from Chairman Mao's Little Red Book that he learned as a child, but unsure of his age or even his real name. When he is sent by the authorities to the city to get an ID card, his bemusement and curiosity at what he finds there triggers events that are set to change his life. The latest film from acclaimed Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden (Old Dog) is a gently paced, visually and aurally striking ethnographic drama, a monochrome cinematic poem that explores both humankind's frailty and a country caught between its past and its rapidly evolving present.


 

Why our films 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.