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Galas

Join us on the red carpet for our Gala screenings.

Opening Night Gala

Captain PhillipsCaptain Phillips

The riveting new film from British director Paul Greengrass is a taut, high-stakes thriller.

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Closing Night Gala

Saving Mr. BanksSaving Mr. Banks

The true story of Mary Poppins’ journey to the big screen is imaginatively brought to life, with terrific performances from an all-star cast.

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American Express Gala

PhilomenaPhilomena

Stephen Frears demonstrates his customary flair for extracting brilliant performances in this moving drama starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

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Accenture Gala

12 Years a Slave12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen confirms his directorial prowess with this hugely important and beautifully cinematic account of slavery in pre-Civil War America.

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American Airlines Gala

GravityGravity

A routine space mission turns into a fight for survival for Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in Alfonso Cuaron’s nerve-shredding thrill ride.

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Centrepiece Gala

Inside Llewyn DavisInside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers’ funny, melancholic elegy to early 1960s folk music is as cinematically nimble as it is musically rich.

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May Fair Hotel Gala

Labor DayLabor Day

Jason Reitman blends elements of thriller, melodrama and coming of age tale to create a sumptuous and romantic study of emotional isolation.

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Festival Gala

The Invisible WomanThe Invisible Woman

Ralph Fiennes’ restrained and intimate period romance centring on the affair between Charles Dickens and actress Nelly Ternan.

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Love Gala

Blue is the Warmest ColourBlue is the Warmest Colour

This year’s Palme D’or winner is a strikingly uninhibited exploration of the messy, mesmerising and turbulent nature of love.

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Archive Gala

The Epic of EverestThe Epic of Everest

The official film record of the legendary 1924 attempt to conquer the highest mountain in the world, with a performance by Simon Fisher Turner of his new score.

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Debate Gala

Night MovesNight Moves

Dakota Fanning and Jesse Eisenberg shine in a thriller that combines cinematic lyricism with an astute exploration of radical environmentalism.

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Dare Gala

Stranger By the LakeStranger By the Lake

An enigmatic meditation on love, sex and murderous desire set in a gay cruising ground in picturesque Southern France.

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Laugh Gala

Don JonDon Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directorial debut with his sharp and funny tale of a young man addicted to pornography.

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Thrill Gala

Mystery RoadMystery Road

An Aboriginal cop returns to his home town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in this superb slow-burn-thriller with a stellar Australian cast.

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Cult Gala

Only Lovers Left AliveOnly Lovers Left Alive

From Jim Jarmusch comes this stylish tale of Adam and Eve, two centuries-old vampires reuniting after a spell of time apart.

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Journey Gala

NebraskaNebraska

Alexander Payne’s poignant road movie paints an affectionate portrait of the smalltown midwest and features a fantastic performance from Bruce Dern.

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Sonic Gala

We Are the Best!We Are the Best!

Lukas Moodysson’s warm and witty coming of age tale about three teenage girls in Stockholm forming a punk band.

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Family Gala

Foosball 3DFoosball 3D

Campanella follows his Oscar win with this 3D animation where good and evil meet on the football pitch.

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