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

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Screening next: Tuesday 28 April at 8pm
Pelo Malo [Bad hair]
director: Mariana Rondón
starring: Samuel Lange Zambrano, Samantha Castillo, Beto Benites

Junior is nine years old, growing up on a housing project in Venezuela with his recently widowed mother, Marta, and his baby brother. Searching for an identity without a father-figure, Junior feels marginalised by his mother s preoccupation with his younger brother. When school term approaches and Junior s yearbook photo is to be taken, he decides to straighten his stubbornly curly hair. Sharing a love of music and singing, Junior s grandmother introduces him to her favourite sixties crooner, Henry Stephen (My Lemon, My Lemon Tree), and suggests he might like to imitate the look for the school photo. As Junior s fixation with his appearance grows it soon puts him at odds with his mother. Overwhelmed with searching for a job to provide for her family, she finds it increasingly difficult to tolerate Junior s personality and tries to induce him into macho ways, convinced his obsessions are in fact signs of his undefined sexuality...


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.