• Virtual Screenings

    Henry Glassie: Field Work

    Available 16th April - Pre-order Now

    We are pleased to be partnering with New Wave Films on the virtual release of Henry Glassie: Field Work

    From the director of Song of Granite and Silence comes this new documentary study of the folklorist and ethnologist Henry Glassie.

    Over the last 50 years the celebrated American folklorist Henry Glassie has been writing in-depth studies of communities and their art. Inspired by the writings and ideas of Glassie – ‘Field Work’ is an immersive and meditative documentary set among the rituals and rhythms of working artists across Brazil, Turkey, North Carolina and Ireland. The process of making something out of raw materials is luminously manifested in sequences which reflect in their measured and attentive approach the actual real time process of making, of the work of hands and of the close attention the artist is bringing to the work.

    Tickets: £9.99

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    Sequin In A Blue Room (18)

    Available 16th April

    We are pleased to be partnering with Pecadillo Pictures on the virtual release of Sequin In A Blue Room. This release marks the launch of our summer season celebrating Queer Cinema.

    Sequin is exploring his burgeoning sexuality through an obsession with anonymous, no-strings hook-ups. That is until he finds his way into the mysterious, strictly anonymous 'Blue Room' - where a whole new, alluring world unfolds before him. There, Sequin connects with a captivating stranger, but they are separated suddenly.

    Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on an exhilarating and dangerous mission to track him down.

    Tickets: £8.99

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    Women Over Fifty Film Festival + Q&A

    Available 16th April - Pre-order Now

    With subtitles and closed captions d/Deaf and hard of hearing people.

    We are pleased to be partnering with Modern Films and the Women Over Fifty Film Festival on the virtual release of the award winning short films from this year's festival.

    THE VIRTUAL TICKET INCLUDES A Q&A WITH FELICITY BECKETT AND FILMMAKERS JESSIE LEONG, JULIE MIDDLETON, NICOLA CROSS, SARA JORDAN, LISA HARMER, NATACHA HORN, AILIS LOGAN, KATHLEEN STROUSE AND PAUL GATTO

    Women Over Fifty Film Festival (WOFFF) showcases international films by and about older women.

    Now in its 7th year, WOFFF creates a film community centred around older women and inspires younger people to re-think ageing and see creative potential in an often-invisible demographic.

    Films:

    The Witch & the Baby

    Evgenia Golubeva | Russia | 2020 | Animation | 5min

    I am a Fellrunner

    Jessie Leong, Julie Carter | UK | 2020 | Documentary | 4min

    My Mama, A Man

    Helena Middleton | UK | 2019 | Documentary | 9min

    Becky

    Nicola Cross | Kenya, Trinidad and Tobago | 2020 | Documentary | 14min

    Lady What Does

    Sara Jordan | UK | 2019 | Drama | 6min

    Don't Shoot the Messenger

    Bianca Malcolm | USA | 2019 | Experimental | 2min

    SWING

    Natacha Horn | UK | 2017 | Experimental | 10min

    The Honeys and Bears

    Veena Rao | USA | 2015 | Documentary | 3min

    Porcelain

    Roswitha Chesher | UK | 2017 | Experimental | 5min

    The Last Egg

    Sue Bridge | UK | 2019 | Animation | 5min

    The Woman Who Planted Trees

    Elspeth Parsons | UK | 2019 | Documentary | 22min

    Wine Lake

    Platon Theodoris | Australia, Ireland | 2019 | Drama | 10min

    CHAMP 5

    Paul Gatto, David Jester & Kathleen Strouse | USA | 2020 | Documentary | 8min

    Tickets: £9.99

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    Chinese Cinema Season

    We are very pleased to be partners with Chinese Cinema Season 华语电影季 — The first and the biggest online screening event that specialises in exhibiting Chinese language films in the UK & Ireland.

    Over 50 films will be on offer over the course of the season, giving the opportunity for audiences to access the best of Chinese cinema. The season will be divided into themed sections and mini retrospectives, with the aims of recontextualising titles, enriching UK lockdown life and presenting Chinese culture in a fresh way with new perspectives. Ultimately, the season is a love letter to Chinese Cinema.

    Alongside the films on show, there will be Q&As, and free panel discussions with industry professionals, filmmakers, actors, and academics.

    Some Season Highlights:

    A First Farewell (2018)

    Available until end of the Season 12 May

    "A gorgeously shot window into a world most of us hadn't looked through before”

    - Michael Ordoña, LA Times

    Nezha Conquers the Dragon King (1979)

    Available until end of the Season 12 May

    The first animated film to come out after the Cultural Revolution

    “Like a moving Chinese painting, from the brushstroke-like designs of the characters to the 2d spacing and composition they move within”

    - Rotoscopes.com

    Sheep Without A Shepherd (2019)

    Available from 26th April (Pre-book from 12th April)

    “Story of blackmail, death and deception: equal parts folktale and internet-age morality yarn.”

    - Danny Leigh, Financial Times

    The Reunions (2021)

    This is a 2021 film directed by the commercially successful director Chengpeng Dong, considered as his arthouse debut. It was just released in China in Jan and was highly reviewed. It will be shown the first time in the UK as well from mid-April - Available until end of the Season 12 May

    Suzhou River (2000) as well as the UK premiere of Lou Ye’s new film Shadow Play (2018)

    Available until 2 April and 8 April respectively.

    “[Suzhou River is a] strong but gentle film about identity, neediness, and desire, as well as our ability to re-invent the world to suit ourselves.”

    - Michael Thomson, BBC

    You can get 10% of individual film tickets and passes by using our special promo code at the checkout: CCSKINO2021

    By purchasing your tickets through kinokulture we receive 10% of the revenue.

    Discover Chinese Cinema Season

    Sisters With Transistors

    BBFC Certification: PG | Warning: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

    Sisters with Transistors is the remarkable untold story of electronic music’s female pioneers, composers who embraced machines and their liberating technologies to utterly transform how we produce and listen to music today.

    The film maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music, including Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel.

    Narrated by Laurie Anderson, Sisters with Transistors is more than just the history of a music genre: it's the story of how we hear and the critical but little-known role female pioneers play in that story.

    Tickets: £9.99

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    Stray

    available 26th March

    We are pleased to be partnering with Dogwoof on the virtual release of Stray.

    Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life —and their own canine culture.

    Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

    "The ultimate love letter to dogs and a multifaceted moral inquiry into humanity"

    - Variety

    “ A compassionate portrait of those existing on the margins of urban society”

    - Total Film

    Tickets: £9.99

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    Mouthpiece

    Available from 12th March - Pre-order now

    We are pleased to be partnering with Bulldog Film Distribution, Bird's Eye View and Modern Films on the virtual release of Mouthpiece.

    A powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of a fiercely independent millennial woman – played by two actresses simultaneously.

    Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine, she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral. What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart- breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.

    Tickets: £9.99

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    Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

    Available from March 5th - Pre-order Now

    We are pleased to be partnering with Modern films on the virtual release of Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

    Poly Styrene was the first woman of colour in the UK to front a successful rock band. She introduced the world to a new sound of rebellion, using her unconventional voice to sing about identity, consumerism, postmodernism, and everything she saw unfolding in late 1970s Britain, with a rare prescience. As the frontwoman of X-Ray Spex, the Anglo-Somali punk musician was also a key inspiration for the riot grrrl and Afropunk movements.

    But the late punk maverick didn’t just leave behind an immense cultural footprint. She was survived by a daughter, Celeste Bell, who became the unwitting guardian of her mother’s legacy and her mother’s demons. Misogyny, racism, and mental illness plagued Poly’s life, while their lasting trauma scarred Celeste’s childhood and the pair’s relationship.

    Featuring unseen archive material and rare diary entries narrated by Oscar-nominee Ruth Negga, this documentary follows Celeste as she examines her mother’s unopened artistic archive and traverses three continents to better understand Poly the icon and Poly the mother.

    Tickets: £9.99

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    Iorram / Boat Song

    Available from March 5th - Pre-order Now

    We are pleased to be partnering with Modern films on the virtual release of Lorram / Boat Song

    The first cinema documentary entirely in Scottish Gaelic, Iorram (Boat Song) is a lyrical portrait of the fishing community in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Director Alastair Cole takes a cinematic journey into the past and present of the islands, mixing voices, stories and songs from the mid-20th century with images of life today on land and sea, and original music by Aidan O'Rourke.

    Tickets: £9.99

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    Killing Escobar

    Available March 12th - Pre-order now.

    We are pleased to be partnering with Cosmic Cat & Modern Films on the virtual release of Killing Escobar.

    In 1989, Scottish mercenary and ex-SAS operative, Peter McAleese, was hired by a columbian drug cartel to lead a small team of ex-special forces commandos on a mission to assassinate the world’s biggest drug baron, Pablo Escobar.

    With heart stopping drama reconstruction, access to never-before-seen footage of the mission and first-person accounts from both the mercenaries and the cartel, Killing Escobar is a documentary thriller that reveals how one man’s violent upbringing in Glasgow, training in the SAS and experience as a mercenary in Africa led him to the jungles of Colombia and the heart of the Medellín cocaine empire.

    Tickets: £4.99

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    RAMS

    Available from Monday 22nd February - Pre-order Now.

    We are very pleased to be partnering with Signature entertainment & Modern Films on the virtual release of Rams.

    The funny and touching Rams is sure to have audiences flock to see it. In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park) and Les (Michael Caton, The Castle), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal illness, authorities order a purge of every sheep in the valley. While Colin attempts to stealthily outwit the powers that be, Les opts for angry defiance. But can the warring brothers set aside their differences and have a chance to reunite their family, save their herd, and bring their community back together?

    Rams is inspired by the 2015 Icelandic film Hrútar, but very much its own piece.

    Tickets: £4.99

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    Feminista Film Festival 2021

    Available from 1st March - Pre-order now

    We are thrilled to present the 8 short films selected for the 2021 Feminista Film Festival & Tour.

    From musical pursuits to outdoor challenges, these women are change makers and trail blazers. You’ll definitely be inspired to turn up the music and start planning your next adventure!

    "Feminista Film Festival is a beautiful thing, it makes girls like me realise the true potential of ourselves."

    “These films are so Inspirational and empowering!”

    “A celebration of womanhood!”

    Tickets £9.99

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    White Colour Black

    Available from 19th February - pre-order now

    We are pleased to be partnering with Pecadillo Pictures on the virtual release of White Colour Black

    London based photographer Leke (Dudley O’Shaughnessy) has it all. He’s successful, has no responsibility and women fall at his feet. When a message from Senegal calls him to return ‘home’, he reluctantly leaves his carefree, hedonistic lifestyle behind.

    Having avoided his past for years, Leke finds returning to a culture he no longer feels connected to daunting. He struggles to overcome his instinct to run. As he travels across Senegal to his late Father’s village, the tranquillity of the landscape and warmth of a new found community encourage Leke to slow down, breath and embrace life in a whole new way.

    Tickets: £8.99

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    Eye Of The Storm

    Available from 5th March - pre-order now

    We are very pleased to be partnering with Modern Films & Cosmic Cat on the virtual release of Eye Of The Storm.

    Eye of the Storm is a fascinating exploration of what it means to be a landscape painter. It is also the poignant and universal story of a creative mind dealing with his own mortality, and the physical frailties that catch up with all of us.

    Widely recognized as one of Britain’s finest landscape artists, James Morrison’s work hangs in the homes of JK Rowling and the Royal family, as well as in museums and private collections around the world. But in the twilight of his life, James loses his eyesight and with that, his ability to see the landscape as others couldn’t. As Morrison reflects on his remarkable artistic journey, from the Glasgow shipyards, to France and the vanishing arctic wilderness, he also confronts his sight loss by attempting one final masterpiece.

    Tickets: £7.99

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    Come Away

    Available from 5th February - Pre-order now

    We are very pleased to be partnering with Signature Entertainment & Modern Films on the virtual release of Come Away

    Starring David Oyelowo, Anna Chancellor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Reece Yates, Michael Caine and Angelina Jolie, the film follows the adventures of siblings Alice and Peter who transform into Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland in a bid to help their parents overcome the tragedy of losing their eldest son.

    Peter and Alice find strength in the power of their imaginations and set off on a real adventure to try and rescue the family: escaping to a destiny of eternal boyhood in the distant isle of Neverland and delving into a world of Wonderland.

    The BBFC have classified Come Away as a (PG)

    Tickets £9.99

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    Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival

    6th February - 13th March

    We would have been a partner venue for this year's Shrewsbury LGBT+ History Festival but as cinemas are currently closed this year's festival is now online.

    All events are free and there is a fantastic line-up already confirmed, with more arriving on a seemingly daily basis! You can travel with us to visit locations around the globe, including Georgia, Brazil, Eswatini, Germany, Romania and The Netherlands and enjoy films, presentations, live Q & As and online exhibitions. Because we have so much to share, the festival will extend into March and we believe there really is something for everyone.

    Assassins

    We are very pleased to be partnering with Dogwoof on the virtual release of Assassins.

    In 2017, Kim Jong-nam—the half-brother of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un—was assassinated in the bustling departures hall of Malaysia’s international airport. The spectacularly brazen murder happened in broad daylight, filmed entirely by security cameras. Footage showed two young women approaching Jong-nam from behind, covering his eyes with their hands, and pressing VX—the most lethal nerve gas on earth—into his eyes. He stumbled away and was dead within an hour. But if the murder was extreme, the story that came next was even more bizarre: The two women who killed Jong-nam claimed they had simply been hired to pull a video prank and had no idea what they were really doing. The Malaysian government scoffed, arrested and imprisoned the women and put them on trial for murder, facing execution. But was their outlandish story actually the truth? And would anyone believe them?

    Tickets: £9.99

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    AWAY (U)

    We are pleased to be partnering with Munro Films and Modern Films on the virtual release of AWAY.

    AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection.

    The multiple award-winning film took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director and animator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the film for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free film.

    ★★★★

    “Wondrous and original“

    “Silent, surreal and entrancing animation“

    - Leslie Felperin, THE GUARDIAN

    Tickets: £4.99

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    A Girl From Mogadishu

    Available until 8th February

    Kinokulture are pleased to be partnering with Together Films to bring you 'A Girl From Mogadishu' as a virtual screening.

    Synopsis

    ‘A Girl from Mogadishu’ is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed. Fleeing war-torn Somalia in 2006, she is trafficked to Ireland where as an asylum-seeking refugee, she undergoes a traumatic medical examination which reveals the extent of her mutilation as a child. Traumatized by the memory, she turns her experiences into a force for good, emerging as one of the world’s most foremost global activists against Female Genital Mutilation.

    ‘Silence may be the rust on the razor that threatened to cut my throat, but it was not my tongue they cut.’

    Tickets: £10.00

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    MLK/FBI

    Available from 15th January

    We are very pleased to be partnering with Dogwoof on the virtual release of MLK/FBI

    MLK/FBI performs the vital task of examining J. Edgar Hoover’s relentless campaign of surveillance and harassment against Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, when King is celebrated across political spectrums as a moral hero, it’s jolting to confront the years when US agents targeted him as a villain.

    Inspired by the work of historian David Garrow, the film uses recently declassified files to study the FBI’s motives and methods. In the 1950s and ’60s, when Black people started mobilizing to fight racial discrimination, Hoover saw the movement as a communist plot. Rather than support equality, the FBI sought to undermine King through wiretapping and blackmail, in what former FBI director James Comey calls “the darkest part of the bureau’s history.”

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    Tickets: £9.99

    The Best Of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020

    Kinokulture are pleased to be partnering with Jonny Tull and Modern Films to bring you The Best Of Sheffield Adventure Film Fesival as a virtual screening.

    Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is an annual three-day weekend event bringing together the best of outdoor and adventure filmmaking from all around the world. Each year the festival presents the pinnacle of adventure films, showing a host of incredible journeys - both physical and spiritual. This year’s programme is no exception, and whilst the world is on pause we’re privileged to be able transport you to the great outdoors, via these inspirational filmmakers and stories.

    Tickets: £9.99

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    COCOON (KOKON)

    Kinokulture are pleased to be partnering with Pecadillo Pictures on the virtual release of Cocoon from 11th December.

    Synopsis

    In the heat of a shimmering Berlin summer, Nora spends her days as a third wheel to her older sister Jule and her best friend Aylin. They think and talk only of boys and how to keep thin, whilst wandering the vibrant city streets taking selfies and juvenile social media videos. Feeling the pressures to fit in, Nora goes along with her sister's frolics - drinking, smoking and playing 'smack the finger' with the boys. But with their alcoholic mother largely absent, it is Jule who bears the brunt of Nora's supervision. Nora looks up to Jule but still keeps and cares for caterpillars, an activity she and her mother once shared.

    On a gym day at school, Nora gets her period for the first time in front of the class - one embarrassing step too far for Jule. When older student Romy rushes to Nora's rescue, a friendship blossoms and Nora falls fast in love for the first time. But as the hottest summer on record comes to a close, things will never be the same for Nora - the butterfly has emerged from her cocoon.

    A true depiction of the trials and triumphs of female adolescence, Cocoon is a raw and honest coming-of-age tale that every woman can relate to.

    German with English subtitles

    Tickets: £8.00 ( This helps to support us as we get 35% of ticket revenue)

    iHUMAN + Director's Q&A

    Kinokulture are pleased to be partnering with Cosmic Cat & Modern Films to offer the timely and compelling documentary iHUMAN as a virtual screening.

    Synopsis

    iHuman is a political thriller about artificial intelligence, power and social control. With unique deep access to the booming industry this film shows how the most powerful and far-reaching technology of our time is changing our lives, our society and our future.

    Tickets: £4.99 (Support us by choosing kinokulture as your cinema and we get 50% of the revenue)

    Republic Film Distribution Presents

    Love Child

    Directed by Eva Mulvad

    Available to watch 6 Nov

    Documentary | 12A | 111 mins

    Love Child offers a heart-breaking portrait of Leila and Sahand, an Iranian couple who are forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes, punishable by death. Together with their four-year old son Mani they take refuge in Turkey with dreams of a new life, seeking asylum to either Canada or the US. Intimately filmed over a five-year period, so intimately you often forget this is a documentary, we follow their brave quest to be safe together as a family.

    Tickets: £9.99 (50% of the revenue comes to us)

    YOURSCREEN

    Support Kinokulture by watching films at home with YourScreen

    Kinokulture are partnering with YourScreen to bring a fantastic programme of world cinema - most of it new to the UK and not available on other streaming platforms - into your living room.

    By choosing to get your world cinema fix via YourScreen, you will also be supporting kinokulture as we get a share of every ticket sold using our promo code KINO25

    As a thank you for supporting us, you will get 25% off each ticket purchase. Just enter KINO25 at checkout.

    The Second Season is available from January - February