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Films in Treasures

Revived and restored from the world’s archives – find these treasures throughout the programme.

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Shooting StarsShooting Stars

A fabulous silent film from Anthony Asquith (A Cottage on Dartmoor, Underground), set in a British movie studio in the 1920s.

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Black Girl Black Girl

“An astonishing movie – so ferocious, so haunting, and so unlike anything we’d ever seen.” – Martin Scorsese

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Aberharts HouseJoanna Margaret Paul: I Am an Open Window

Six films shot in the 1970s by New Zealand filmmaker Joanna Margaret Paul with six commissioned responses by contemporary artists.

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Kiss Me KateKiss Me Kate

Shakespeare, vaudeville and men-in-tights: Cole Porter’s greatest musical is transformed into a big screen 3D extravaganza.

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Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Film Make More Noise! Suffragettes in Film

A selection representing women on film in the first decades of the 20th century.

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A Man for All Seasons A Man for All Seasons

Sir Thomas More vs Henry VIII in Fred Zinnemann and Robert Bolt’s sumptuous, multi-Oscar-winning slice of Tudor history.

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Marie Louise Alemann: Thresholds and SensationsMarie Louise Alemann: Thresholds and Sensations

New digital versions of Super 8 films by the German-Argentinian filmmaker and performer, Marie Louise Alemann.

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The Memory of Justice The Memory of Justice

This trail-blazing and significant work redefined what documentary, at its most ambitious, can do, setting standards and creating expectations.

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Old Czech Legends Old Czech Legends

This digitally restored version of Jiří Trnka’s classic puppet feature includes six stories, including those of Princess Libuše and Přemysl the Ploughman.

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Our Man in Havana Our Man in Havana

Alec Guinness stars as a hapless vacuum cleaner salesman turned secret agent on the dangerous, lusty streets of old Havana.

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A Poem Is a Naked Person A Poem Is a Naked Person

This portrait of Rock and Roll hall of famer, Leon Russell is an ineffable, joyous collage of mesmerising live performance and vérité realism.

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The Raging Moon The Raging Moon

This tender love story between two young people in wheelchairs was ahead of its time in its attempts to change attitudes to disability.

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The Battle of the CenturyRediscovered Laurel and Hardy – The Battle of the Century

A rediscovered classic accompanied by popular shorts.

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Rocco and His Brothers Rocco and His Brothers

An opera without the arias, Visconti’s masterpiece sees five brothers battle over love, passion and morality.

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Salaam Bombay! Salaam Bombay!

Slumdog without the Millionaire. Mira Nair’s Oscar-nominated debut feature is an authentic and unnerving portrait of Mumbai’s street children.

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Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

Long thought missing, this early film version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective series is a key to understanding the cinematic representation of Sherlock Holmes.

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Restored at last, this great Weimar silent about a circus acrobat caught in the grip of an erotic obsession is renowned for its breathtaking cinematography.

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Warlock Warlock

Uniquely stylish and fascinating Western – restored and ripe for rediscovery on the big screen.

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Women in Love Women in Love

Ken Russell’s first major auteurist feature is a lyrical take on love and death as experienced by a Britain ravaged by WWI.

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