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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 1 December
The Tribe [Plemya]
director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
starring: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy

Deaf mute Sergey becomes embroiled in the illegal activities of the fearsome gang that rule the specialised boarding school he attends. His burgeoning love for a fellow student, however, soon leads him on a collision course with the gang’s hierarchy. The actors in this film communicate primarily through sign language with no subtitles or voice-over.

The Tribe has won multiple awards at film festivals the world over, including the Critics Week Grand Prize, the France 4 Visionary Award and the Gan Foundation Support for Distribution awards at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the Sutherland Award at the London Film Festival, and European Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards.

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."