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The Third Murder

Hirokazu Koreeda

Alasdair Bayman - 20-03-2018

The dirtiest voice of Japanese cinema delivers a very personal noir thriller interweaving profound human emotions - now available on VoD [Read More...]
GemArts Masala Festival 2018 @ Various venues across the North East
Jul 14 – Jul 22 all-day
GemArts Masala Festival 2018 @ Various venues across the North East

GemArts’ award winning Masala Festival returns in 2018 with a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts and Culture in the North East from 14 – 22 July.

Full programme here. Includes non-film events too.

The film programme is as follows:

Sunday 15/07 4.30pm: Slumdog Millionaire.

Wednesday 18/07 8pm: Bhaji On The Beach.

Friday 20/07 7pm: Awake. A programme of South Asian film shorts about consciousness, humanity and well-being from around the world.

Saturday 21/07 6pm: Village Rockstars. In association with Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival – Newcastle.

Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival – Newcastle @ Tyneside Cinema
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival – Newcastle @ Tyneside Cinema


Click here for more information about the event.

Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival is a new UK-wide film festival dedicated to screening some of the boldest, most daring, challenging, and striking films from Asia and the Pacific. Focusing particularly on underrepresented cinemas, from Azerbaijan to Vanuatu and everything in between, the festival aims to open windows on worlds whose landscapes and peoples remain largely absent from UK screens. Aperture is the only festival in the UK currently with a remit that specifically covers the whole of Asia and the Pacific.

The festival is co-founded and co-directed by Sonali Joshi and Jasper Sharp. Presented in partnership with CREAM, University of Westminster, the festival is supported by Purin Pictures.

Aperture/Newcastle takes place as part of GemArts Masala Festival in Newcastle at Tyneside Cinema on 21 July.

Click here for more information about the event.

Aperture/London Part 2 will take place in mid-September, comprising a Southeast Asian focus and a one-day symposium hosted by CREAM, University of Westminster.

Aperture is jointly presenting some events with other festivals, including Chinese Visual Festival in September.

Tranny Fag + debate about gender terrorism @ Genesis Cinema
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tranny Fag + debate about gender terrorism @ Genesis Cinema

Fringe! Flings – an ongoing love affair with queer cinema at Genesis is back with TRANNY FAG.

The rock documentary and political manifesto Tranny Fag depicts the life of Brazilian musician and spoken word artist Linn da Quebrada, a self-proclaimed ‘tranny fag’, who uses her body and music as weapons to fight machismo, transphobia, racism and conformity. Quebrada and performance partner Jup do Bairro speak candidly from their lived experience as queers of colour growing up in the favelas of São Paulo, and the challenges of breaking into the country’s heteronormative funk scene. The two musicians are shown on stage, conducting talk radio interviews and at home discussing topics of love, racism and poverty. Focusing on her physical identification, Tranny Fag follows Quebrada’s time in hospital undergoing testicular cancer treatments, combining home videos, performance documentation and graphic explorations of her body, questioning definitions of what transvestites are and how gender normative roles can be reconsidered.

Click here for more information about the event, and here for our review of the film.

75th Venice Film festival @ Venice - various locations
Aug 29 – Sep 8 all-day
75th Venice Film festival @ Venice - various locations

The 75th Venice International Film Festival is organised by La Biennale di Venezia, and will take place at Venice Lido from August 29th to September 8th, 2018. The Festival is officially recognised by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association).

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote international cinema in all its forms as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.

Click here for more information about the event.

Generation Wealth

Lauren Greenfield

Ben Flanagan - 09-06-2018

Mega-rich, vulgar and grotesque: meet the people with more money than sense, and who unabashedly embrace and brandish their superlative lifestyle - in cinemas Friday, July 20th [Read More...]

The Receptionist

Jenny Lu

Jeremy Clarke - 27-10-2017

Asian sex workers form a cohesive immigrant community within the wider, English-speaking London, in convincing drama out in cinemas Friday, July 20th. [Read More...]

Summer 1993 (Estiu 1993)

Carla Simón

Richard Greenhill - 11-07-2018

Death through the eyes of a child: Splendid autobiographical drama investigates grief and confusion of six-year-old Spanish girl who lost her mother to Aids - in cinemas Friday, July 13th [Read More...]

Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

 Michaël R. Roskam

Alasdair Bayman - 11-07-2018

And the Eurotrash stinker of the Summer award goes to... blend of thriller and melodrama entirely devoid of emotions that rescues a notion of femininity that should be deeply buried in the past - in cinemas Friday, July 13th [Read More...]

A Prayer Before Dawn

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Victor Fraga - 20-05-2017

Just beat it! A combination of extreme violence and realism are not a surefire recipe for a good movie - the true story of British boxer Billy Moore is out in cinemas Friday, July 20th [Read More...]

Path of Blood

Jonathan Hacker

Alasdair Bayman - 06-07-2018

Tête-à-tête with madness: Al-Qaeda home-movie footage captured by the security services reveals young men brainwashed into a disturbing sense of adventure that quickly morphs into insanity, in this well-crafted documentary - in cinemas Friday, July 13th [Read More...]

The Butterfly Tree

Priscilla Cameron

Richard Greenhill - 06-07-2018

Aussie fantasy drama is an intoxicating cocktail of surrealism and adolescent imagination, shot with music video sensibilities on a surprisingly low budget - in cinemas Friday, July 13th [Read More...]

First Reformed

Paul Schrader

Tiago Di Mauro - 01-09-2017

A very intense and spiritual Paul Schrader pushes Ethan Hawke into his most powerful role to date, a reverend facing profound existential issues - in cinemas Friday, July 13th [Read More...]


Valeska Grisebach

Teodosia Dobriyanova - 20-04-2018

East and West meet, clash and finally come together in Valeska Grisebach’s third feature film and return after 11-year hiatus - now available on VoD [Read More...]


Marcel Gisler

Alasdair Bayman - 27-03-2018

When Leon joins Swiss-based BSC Young Boys, Mario and him unexpectedly fall in love with one another. Fighting for the same spot in the first team, they're on and off-field relationship becomes emotionally and professionally attached - in cinemas July 13th [Read More...]

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