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

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Showing next: Tuesday 23 May at 8.30pm
Endless Poetry [Poesía sin fin]
director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
starring: Adan Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Leandro Taub

Endless poetry

In the second chapter of his proposed autobiographical quintet of films that began in 2013 with The Dance of Reality, Chilean visionary Alejandro Jodorowsky (El TopoThe Holy Mountain) picks up where the acclaimed first film left off. Endless Poetry follows the Jodorowsky family's relocation from Tocopilla to Santiago in the 1940s, where the young Alejandro learns some key lessons about life, love and artistic creativity. Inventive, freewheeling and intermittently surreal, it's every bit as beguiling and imaginative as its lively predecessor, and boasts some terrific camerawork from master cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for LoveHero).


 

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.