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All films screen on a Tuesday evening at 8pm
 • £5 per annum
Entrance fee:
  • £5 for members
  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

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Showing next: Tuesday 31 May at 8pm
director: Deborah Perkin
starring: Rabha El Haimer, Salma


Despite not being of legal age, Moroccan Rabha El Haimer was shipped off by her family when she was just 14 to be married to her cousin. Raped, abused and falsely accused of adultery, she fled her marriage and kicked against family and cultural tradition in order to fight to have her young child legitimised in the eyes of a prejudicial state. Award-winning TV documentary producer Deborah Perkin's tense and emotionally affecting film follows Rabha's bold and sometimes punishing legal struggle, and in the process shines a light on the appalling inequalities that still blight this still strongly patriarchal society.

Why our films have to start promptly at 8pm
Although our films are scheduled to start at 8pm, 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 8pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.