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September 2017

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Fri 22 September @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Headingley HEART, Heart, Bennett Road, Headingley,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HN United Kingdom
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£5 - £6

A documentary on the music and career of the influential musician Scott Walker. Scott Walker first became famous in the 1960s, as lead singer of the pop trio The Walker Brothers. The film follows his musical and personal journey into his later career as solo artist, avant garde composer and more recently, record producer. Artists he has worked with include Pulp, Ute Lemper, Sunn O))) and Bat for Lashes and many of his fellow musicians, including David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker, Brian Eno, Marc Almond, Alison Goldfrapp, Dot Allison, Richard Hawley and Johnny Marr, have been interviewed in the making of the film. Stephen Kijak / 2006 / UK / 95 minutes Doors 7.30pm. Prior to the screening: Gurj Kang will do a short talk on Scott Walker and Ric Neale will perform a couple of songs from the impressive Scott Walker catalogue.   Ticket Price: £5.00 - £6.00 from the box office, or pay on the door.

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Bronco Billy’s Present: ‘A Fistful of Dollars’

Sat 23 September @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tall Boys Beer Market, 17 Thorntons Arcade
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6LQ United Kingdom
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Bringing back Westerns to your Sunday viewing! Bronco Billy's present the first instalment of Sergio Leone's classic Dollar's Trilogy.

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Man With A Movie Camera (1929): classic Russian city symphony with live music

Sat 23 September @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hebden Bridge Picture House, New Road
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 8AD United Kingdom
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£5 - £9

Join us in Hebden Bridge's 1921 Picture House for a rare screening of this classic city symphony, with performance of new live score for marimba, percussion, piano and electronics by several musicians. Man with a Movie Camera is an experimental 1929 Soviet silent documentary film, directed by Dziga Vertov and edited by Elizaveta Svilova presenting urban life in the Soviet cities of Kiev, Kharkov, Moscow and Odessa. Tickets are available at https://www.wegottickets.com/hbpicturehouse, in advance from the cinema during opening hours and on the door.  Adults £9, Over 60s and Passport to Leisure £7, and Students / Under 26s £5.  Please note we are a cash only venue. Doors will open at 4.15pm and the film and performance will start at 5.00pm.

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Mon 25 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seven Arts Centre, 31a Harrogate Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD United Kingdom
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The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. Dir: Clint Eastwood, 2016, USA, 1h 36min. PG-13 Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney  

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Do the Right Thing

Wed 27 September @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wharf Chambers, Ground Floor, 23 - 25 Wharf Street
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ United Kingdom
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The event is the launch of Leeds Cineforum, previously The Arts PGR Film Club.   Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film by Spike Lee. The Oscar nominated film centers around the racial tension in a Brooklyn neighbourhood, bubbling just beneath the surface, which finally explodes on the hottest day of the year. Suitable for ages 15 and above. (Contains instances of racism and violence, scenes of a sexual nature, and strong language including racial slurs.)

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Left Bank Cinema: London Symphony

Thu 28 September @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Road
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1LJ United Kingdom
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£4 - £5

Could it be that the city symphony film genre is making a comeback? City symphonies originally became popular in the silent era, when the ‘rules’ of filmmaking were still being discovered. Films like Études sur Paris (1928) and Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927) offer fascinating glimpses of the times and fashions in Europe’s great cities, while the experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera (1929) regularly tops lists of people’s favourite films of all time. This is why director Alex Barrett has called his new film “a postmodern study of modernity”. London Symphony is like the classics of the 1920s, a modern, silent take on the English capital made nearly a century later. The film’s composer, James McWilliam, has written a new 70 minute piece of orchestral music which is matched to the journey, and we’re delighted that we can screen this film Left Bank just after its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Alex Barrett / UK / 2017 / 73 minutes Certificate PG

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Stefan Sagmeister’s ‘A Happy Film’

Fri 29 September @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 29th September // 19:00 // Free popcorn Join us for an evening screening of Stefan Sagmeister’s new documentary 'The Happy Film’. This event is brought to you by Scalarama. About The Happy Film // Austrian graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister is doing well. He lives in New York, the city of his dreams, and he has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be something more. He decides to turn himself into a design project. Can he redesign his personality to become a better person? Is it possible to train his mind to get happier? He pursues three controlled experiments of meditation, therapy, and drugs, grading himself along the way. But real life creeps in and confounds the process: art, sex, love, and death prove impossible to disentangle. His unique designs and painfully personal experiences mark a journey that travels closer to himself than ever intended. Running time 93 min Arrive at 18:30 to get a good seat!      

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Hidden Figures (PG) with intro by Professor Monica Grady!

Sat 30 September @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Oakwood Cinema, 5 Fitzroy Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 4AB United Kingdom
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£4 - £5

Oakwood Cinema presents the uplifting true story of a group of African American woman  working on the early stages of the NASA space programme. With strong messages about race and gender equality during the early stages of the NASA space programme, the film captures the spirit of the age without ever feeling overly polemic or heavy handed. We are very excited to announce that Hidden Figures will be introduced by our very special guest for the night, Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Science . Having earlier in her career curated one of the worlds finest meteorite collections at the Natural History Museum, and given the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Monica was a key member of the team responsible for the first-ever spacecraft to land on a comet. Her fantastic, joyful reaction to the successful landing of the Philae probe was seen around the world when the video went viral on social media. Doors open 7pm, talk and screening at 8pm.    

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