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Community Cinema
Community Cinema
Bradford Writers Circle

Afternoon Matinees

Every Monday, 1pm, £2

Come and enjoy films, meet people who love movies, have a cuppa and a chat.
We show a wide range of films, alternating between classics and newer films each week.
Supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

Light refreshments are provided
Kirkgate Centre, 01274 580186


Shipley Film Society

Shipley Film Society

Once a month on a Friday, 7.30pm, £4/£3

Since 2010, Shipley Film Society has been brining the best cinema from around the world to our little corner of Yorkshire. Their full programme is shown below.
You are asked to bring a donation (non-perishable basic food such as tins or dried food) for the Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank when you come and see a film.



Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder

Sept
30
Saturday 30th September 2017
Doors open 7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

Given the subject matter, this is a surprisingly enjoyable and provocative blend of thriller, comedy and satire as it follows two bungling rural cops in their frustrated attempts to track down a brutal serial killer.

"How the hell does a film this tonally out there, with characters this lunkheaded and at times even cruel and hateful, manage to be so indescribably moving?"

Village Voice

"Low-key, unassuming, and crafty in the way it slowly gets under your skin, Memories of Murder is a sly and smart thriller."

DVD Talk

Our bar is open


Delicatessen

Delicatessen

Oct
28
Saturday 28th October 2017
Doors open 7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

It’s hard to imagine what a post-apocalyptic romantic comedy about cannibalism would look like until you see Delicatessen. Ingenious, bizarre, visually stunning and an instant cult classic – comedy doesn’t get much darker than this.

"Part macabre horror, part romantic drama, part childlike fable, this ingeniously original French film defies categorization, but is successful on all of these levels, which may explain why it has become an international cult classic."

Emanuel Levy

"Increasingly inventive as it progresses, Jeunet and Caro's fast, funny feature debut entertains from sinister start to frantic finish."

Time Out

Our bar is open


Edith Walks

Edith Walks + live music from Sam and the Plants

Nov
11
Saturday 11th November 2017
Doors open 7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

In collaboration with misfits Ante, here's an evening of film and music…

Film by Andrew Kötting: Edith Walks

Kötting sets off on a journey with friends, including historian Iain Sinclair and writer Alan Moore. Starting at Waltham Abbey they make their way to St Leonards-on-Sea exploring the tales of King Harold and his secular wife Edith Swan-Neck.

"There’s something uniquely wonderful about the unfettered pagan spirit of Andrew Kötting. His film-making has an anarchic lawlessness; a refreshing alternative to pictures that are pruned and shaped to fit into a preordained structure."

The Observer

"This zero-to-no-budget piece is something like a filmed moment of street theatre or Pythonesque subversion of the English past. It is a kind of occult dress-up pilgrimage, tracing in reverse an imaginary journey…"

The Guardian

Music by Sam and the Plants
A welcome return for of Sam and the Plants or, more precisely, Sam McLoughlin (also known for N.Racker). Sam's music meanders and jerks between slumbering and abrasive, dark and playful, melodic and cinematic, stark and surreal. Music is often assembled in layers of rhythms and sounds made with improvised instruments, taking us away to places we distantly remember or most likely forgot we ever knew.

Food by Wrapture
To compliment the Kirkgate Centre bar, Shipley's Wrapture will be selling high quality falafels with a twist: beetroot falafels, pea falafels alongside the traditional falafel wrapped in tasty breads with colourful salads.

Our bar is open


Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Nov
25
Saturday 25th November 2017
Doors open 7.30pm
£4 (£3 unwaged)

When a father who’s brought up his children deep in a forest takes them back into mainstream society, they begin questioning much he has taught them. A deft critique of both capitalist & counter culture. Stick it to the man!

"There are many tonal plates being spun here; the lack of a deafening crash is impressive. It comes down, you suspect, to the film's embrace of its own contradictions."

Financial Times

"The mood shifts constantly, so that at any given moment the family's lifestyle seems either ideal or like a mild form of child abuse."

The Stranger

"It's Little Miss Sunshine for Bernie Sanders fans."

Sunday Times

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