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The Commandant's Shadow (12A)

The Commandant's Shadow

Two lives. Two stories. One wall that divided them. Witness the historic moment over 70 years after the Holocaust when the son of the Commandant of Auschwitz meets an incredible survivor, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, whose daughter Maya facilitated the meeting after encountering Höss at Auschwitz.


“The Commandant’s Shadow,” follows Hans Jürgen Höss, the 87-year-old son of Rudolf Höss, as he faces his father’s terrible legacy for the first time. His father was the Camp Commandant of Auschwitz and masterminded the murder of over a million Jews; the life of Höss and his family was recently fictionalized in the Academy Award-winning “The Zone of Interest.”  


Original languages: English, German

Presented with English subtitles when the dialogue is in German


LIVE Q&As:


We are honoured to be able to say that  Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and her daughter Maya Lasker-Wallfisch, will be joining us for an in-person Q&A on Sat 13 July and Mon 15 July.


On 15 July, they will be joined by Lexi documentary programmer Carin von Drehle.

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Thursday 18 Jul 202418:20 Book Now
Monday 22 Jul 202411:30 Book Now
Tuesday 23 Jul 202418:40 Book Now

Kinds of Kindness (18)

Kinds of Kindness

Kinds of Kindness is a triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing-at-sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.


Accessibility:


The screening on Wed 10 July at 19:15, is a subtitled hard of hearing screening.


All screenings have audio description available if needed. Please ask at the Box Office for more information.


For more information on accessibility at the Lexi visit our accessibility page.

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Thursday 18 Jul 202419:15 Book Now
Sunday 21 Jul 202418:30 Book Now
Monday 22 Jul 202418:30 Book Now
Wednesday 24 Jul 202418:30 Book Now

Bye Bye Tiberias (PG)

Bye Bye Tiberias

Leaving her village to follow her dream of becoming an actress, Hiam Abbass also left behind her mother, grandmother and seven sisters. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to journey through the vanished places among the scattered memories of four generations of daring Palestinian women.


Set between past and present, Bye Bye Tiberias pieces together images of today, family footage from the nineties and historical archives to portray four generations of daring Palestinian women who keep their story and legacy alive through the strength of their bonds, despite exile, dispossession and heartbreak.


Original languages: Arabic, French

Presented with English subtitles


Accessibility:


All screenings have audio description available if needed. Please ask at the Box Office for more information.


For more information on accessibility at the Lexi visit our accessibility page.


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Thursday 18 Jul 202420:35 Book Now

Thelma (12A)

Thelma

A feisty 93-year-old grandmother who gets conned by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson (The White Lotus’ Fred Hechinger) and sets out on a treacherous quest across Los Angeles, accompanied by an aging friend (Roundtree) and his motorized scooter, to reclaim what was taken from her. Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, Nicole Byer, and Malcolm McDowell also star.


Accessibility:


The screening on Wed 24 July at 19:00, is a subtitled hard of hearing screening.


All screenings have audio description available if needed. Please ask at the Box Office for more information.


For more information on accessibility at the Lexi visit our accessibility page.

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Friday 19 Jul 202418:30 Book Now
Friday 19 Jul 202420:45 Book Now
Saturday 20 Jul 202417:15 Book Now
Saturday 20 Jul 202419:40 Book Now
Sunday 21 Jul 202419:00 Book Now
Monday 22 Jul 202411:00 Book Now (Baby-Friendly)
Monday 22 Jul 202415:00 Book Now
Monday 22 Jul 202419:00 Book Now
Tuesday 23 Jul 202419:00 Book Now
Wednesday 24 Jul 202419:00 Book Now (HOH Subtitled)
Thursday 25 Jul 202418:30 Book Now
Thursday 25 Jul 202420:45 Book Now

Blur: To the End (15)

Blur: To the End

A new feature-length documentary depicting the extraordinary and emotional return of blur, captured during the year in which they made a surprise return with their first record in 8 years, the critically acclaimed #1 album ‘The Ballad of Darren’.


blur: To The End follows the unique relationship of four friends - and band mates of three decades - Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree as they come together to record new songs ahead of their sold-out, first ever shows at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2023. Featuring performances of their most iconic, much-loved songs, footage of the band in the studio and life on the road, this film is an intimate moment in time with this most enduring of English bands, who have been at the heart of British cultural life and influence for over three decades.

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Friday 19 Jul 202419:30 Book Now
Saturday 20 Jul 202419:30 Book Now
Thursday 25 Jul 202419:30 Book Now

Wilding (PG)

Wilding

The screening on Saturday 20th July at 16:45 will be followed by a recorded Q&A.


Based on Isabella Tree’s best-selling book by the same title, WILDING tells the incredible story of a young couple that bets on nature for the future of their failing, four-hundred-year-old estate. They set to work with their groundbreaking vision, battling entrenched tradition and major forces along the way, daring to place the fate of their farm in the hands of nature. Ripping down the fences, they set the land back to the wild and entrust its recovery to a motley mix of animals both tame and wild. It is the beginning of a grand experiment that will become one of the most significant rewilding experiments in Europe and beyond.


WILDING is produced by three-time Oscar-winning production company Passion Pictures; partnered with Oscar-nominated and Emmy and Peabody Award-winning HHMI Tangled Bank Studios whose most recent film ALL THAT BREATHES won best documentary at Sundance, Cannes and the BFI London Film Festival.



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Saturday 20 Jul 202416:45 Book Now (Recorded Q&A)
Monday 22 Jul 202416:00 Book Now

Viva Mary (TBC)

Viva Mary

Mary is 90 and is blessed with an unquenchable zest for life. Her story is a kaleidoscope of fascinating subjects: feminism, emigration, art, education, and sailing the high seas. All made flesh in the life of one remarkable woman. Growing up in Connemara in the 1930s, she witnessed both great poverty and the subjugation of women. Her father, the renowned painter Charles Lamb, instilled his daughter with a deep love for art and the west of Ireland. A love she carried with her all her life. Emigrating to England at the end of the war, she dedicated her life to educating disabled children, at a time when it was shunned upon professionally. Never one to take the mundane road, she spent decades sailing the Mediterranean solo, as a pensioner.


In her own affable way, Mary brings us to the diverse locations that encompass her life’s voyage. From the small west of Ireland village of An Cheathrú Rua to the serene Spanish coastal town of Sitges, and from the heaving streets of London to the genteel English town of Worthing. The result is a series of remarkable, poignant, and funny conversations in which she opens up about her life, passions and fears.


This is an eloquent portrait of a strong woman, and an equally poignant portrait of the changing place of women in Ireland. After hearing her story, you will say, ‘I could be more like her. I should be more like her.'

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Sunday 21 Jul 202417:30 Book Now

Inside Out 2 (U)

Inside Out 2

Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. She’s brought along Embarrassment, Envy and Ennui.


Accessibility:


The screening on Mon 29 July at 11:30, is a subtitled hard of hearing screening.


The screening on Thu 01 Aug at 16:00 is a Relaxed/autism-friendly screening.


All screenings have audio description available if needed. Please ask at the Box Office for more information.


For more information on accessibility at the Lexi visit our accessibility page.

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Friday 26 Jul 202415:40 Book Now
Saturday 27 Jul 202414:00 Book Now
Sunday 28 Jul 202413:45 Book Now
Monday 29 Jul 202411:30 Book Now (HOH Subtitled)
Tuesday 30 Jul 202413:30 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Jul 202416:00 Book Now
Wednesday 31 Jul 202413:30 Book Now
Wednesday 31 Jul 202416:00 Book Now
Thursday 1 Aug 202416:00 Book Now (Relaxed Screening)
Saturday 31 Aug 202413:30 Book Now
Saturday 31 Aug 202416:00 Book Now
Sunday 1 Sep 202416:00 Book Now
Saturday 7 Sep 202413:30 Book Now
Saturday 7 Sep 202416:00 Book Now
Sunday 8 Sep 202415:55 Book Now

Crossing (15)

Crossing

Lia, a retired teacher from Georgia, learns from her young neighbor, Achi, that her long-lost transgender niece, Tekla, has crossed the border into Turkey. In search of Tekla, Lia travels to Istanbul with the unpredictable Achi, where they explore the hidden depths of the city.


Original langugaes: Georgian, Turkish

Presented with English subtitles

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Friday 26 Jul 202418:20 Book Now
Saturday 27 Jul 202417:20 Book Now
Sunday 28 Jul 202416:20 Book Now
Monday 29 Jul 202416:00 Book Now
Monday 29 Jul 202418:20 Book Now
Tuesday 30 Jul 202419:30 Book Now
Wednesday 31 Jul 202419:30 Book Now
Thursday 1 Aug 202419:30 Book Now

NT Live: Present Laughter (PG)

NT Live: Present Laughter

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.


As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.


Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.


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Sunday 28 Jul 202414:30 Book Now

Animation Reframed: A Summer Film School (TBC)

Animation Reframed: A Summer Film School

ANIMATION REFRAMED is our new film event for young people aged 12-16!


MONDAY 29TH JULY - FRIDAY  2ND AUGUST,

SCREENINGS 2:00 - 4:15PM


‘Animation Reframed’ is the Lexi’s first Summer Film School for young people - a week-long deep dive into 21st century animation. Over five one-off screenings, we’ll see how recent shifts in technology, representation, and style have been tearing up the rule book for animated cinema. A pass for the week gives you access to all five films - including an exclusive preview of ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ and Q&A with the filmmakers. Through exciting discussions and creative activities, we’ll explore the unique power and history of animation, and ask where this limitless medium is headed next.


One pass gives access to every screening. (Limited availability.)


Mon 29th July


Special Preview: Kensuke's Kingdon + Director Q&A (PG)


An exclusive chance to see this upcoming adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's beloved story of a boy shipwrecked on a remote island, and the mysterious stranger who helps him survive.


Tue 30th July


Persepolis (12)


Based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic novels, Persepolis brings to life one girl's quest for belonging and freedom, coming of age among the Iranian Revolution.


Wed 31st July


Fantastic Mr Fox (PG)


The debonair 'Fox' risks life, limb, and tail to feed his family, in Wes Anderson's playful reworking of Roald Dahl's classic novel.


Thur 01 Aug


Wolfwalkers (PG)


Young hunter Robyn Goodfellowe's life and beliefs are overthrown by the wild, wilful Mebh, in a folk tale of friendship, compassion, and visual wonder.


Fri 02 Aug


Your Name (12)


A boy from Tokyo and a small-town girl find themselves swapping bodies in the breathtaking film that heralded its director as Japan's next great anime master.


Parents & Guardians:


  • These screenings are intended for young people aged 12 - 16. If you need to attend as your child's carer, please drop us a line
  • There will be no unaccompanied adults in these screenings
  • Lexi team working these events have enhanced DBS checks
  • Seating is unallocated to allow for flexibility
  • The Lexi kiosk will be open as usual
  • Doors open at 13:30



COURSE LEADER: HARLEY VIVEASH


Harley is an actor, writer and educator based in Stoke Newington. He has worked extensively with young people across London, teaching performance skills and literary analysis. As an actor, since training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, he’s worked in stage, television, and voice-over. For the past six years he has also been part of the team at The Lexi Cinema, cultivating his love of film and, in particular, of all things animated.

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The Gleaners and I (PG)

The Gleaners and I

Spend a year with Agnès Varda, at the Lexi in 2024. We'll be exploring this visionary director’s remarkable body of work, spanning 7 decades and celebrating a lifetime spent dedicated to cinema.


Each title will be introduced by Rosie, our Cinema Director and programmer.


Agnès Varda’s extraordinary late-career renaissance began with this wonderfully idiosyncratic, self-reflexive documentary in which the French cinema icon explores the world of modern-day gleaners: those living on the margins who survive by foraging for what society throws away. Embracing the intimacy and freedom of digital filmmaking, Varda posits herself as a kind of gleaner of images and ideas, one whose generous, expansive vision makes room for ruminations on everything from aging to the birth of cinema to the beauty of heart-shaped potatoes. By turns playful, philosophical, and subtly political, The Gleaners and I is a warmly human reflection on the contradictions of our consumerist world from an artist who, like her subjects, finds unexpected richness where few think to look.



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Tuesday 30 Jul 202418:30 Book Now

Despicable Me 4 (U)

Despicable Me 4

In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4.


The biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru (Steve Carrell) and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) and their girls —Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier) and Agnes (Madison Polan)—welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad.


Gru faces a new nemesis in Maxime Le Mal (Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina (Sofia Vergara), and the family is forced to go on the run.


The film features fresh new characters voiced by Joey King (Bullet Train), Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Chloe Fineman (Saturday Night Live). Pierre Coffin returns as the iconic voice of the Minions and Steve Coogan returns as Silas Ramsbottom.


Accessibility:


The screening on Mon 05 Aug at 13:00, is a subtitled hard of hearing screening.


The screening on Thu 08 Aug at 14:00 is a Relaxed/autism-friendly screening.


All screenings have audio description available if needed. Please ask at the Box Office for more information.


For more information on accessibility at the Lexi visit our accessibility page.

Book Tickets

Friday 2 Aug 202414:00 Book Now
Saturday 3 Aug 202413:00 Book Now
Sunday 4 Aug 202413:00 Book Now
Sunday 4 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Monday 5 Aug 202413:00 Book Now (HOH Subtitled)
Monday 5 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Tuesday 6 Aug 202413:00 Book Now
Wednesday 7 Aug 202413:00 Book Now
Wednesday 7 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Thursday 8 Aug 202414:00 Book Now (Relaxed Screening)
Thursday 8 Aug 202416:30 Book Now

Kensuke's Kingdom (PG)

Kensuke's Kingdom

A young boy, shipwrecked on a remote island, discovers he's not alone when he encounters an old Japanese soldier who retreated there after World War II. As dangerous invaders appear on the horizon, it becomes clear they must join forces to save their fragile island paradise.


This gripping hand-drawn animated tale with its message of working together to protect nature, has never felt more relevant. Written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce from Michael Morpurgo’s beloved 1999 novel, Kensuke’s Kingdom features an impeccable voice cast including Sally Hawkins, Cillian Murphy and Ken Watanabe.


Accessibility:


The screening on Wed 07 Aug at 15:45, is a subtitled hard of hearing screening.


The screening on Tue 06 Aug at 15:45 is a Relaxed/autism-friendly screening.


All screenings have audio description available if needed. Please ask at the Box Office for more information.


For more information on accessibility at the Lexi visit our accessibility page.

Book Tickets

Friday 2 Aug 202416:30 Book Now
Friday 2 Aug 202419:15 Book Now
Saturday 3 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Saturday 3 Aug 202419:15 Book Now
Sunday 4 Aug 202413:30 Book Now
Sunday 4 Aug 202415:45 Book Now
Monday 5 Aug 202413:30 Book Now
Monday 5 Aug 202415:45 Book Now
Tuesday 6 Aug 202413:30 Book Now
Tuesday 6 Aug 202415:45 Book Now (Relaxed Screening)
Wednesday 7 Aug 202413:30 Book Now
Wednesday 7 Aug 202415:45 Book Now (HOH Subtitled)
Thursday 8 Aug 202414:30 Book Now
Thursday 8 Aug 202416:45 Book Now

A Story of Bones (15)

A Story of Bones

Saint Helena island – a tiny British Overseas Territory in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean – is so remote that the only means of arrival is the world’s last Royal Mail Ship, a six-day journey from Cape Town.


For centuries Saint Helena has existed in near isolation from the rest of the world, a potent symbol of Britain’s colonial past, epitomized by its most famous tourist attraction – Napoleon Bonaparte’s empty tomb.


As the Environmental Officer for Saint Helena’s troubled £285m airport project, Annina Van Neel learned of the island’s most terrible atrocity – an unmarked mass burial ground of an estimated 9,000 formerly enslaved Africans. It is one of the most significant traces of the transatlantic slave trade still on earth.


Haunted by this historical injustice, Annina fights alongside renowned African American preservationist Peggy King Jorde and a group of disenfranchised islanders – many of them descendants of enslaved people – for the proper memorialisation of these forgotten victims.


The resistance they face exposes disturbing truths about the UK’s colonial past – and present.


In charting her years-long journey to this moment of catharsis, A STORY OF BONES documents Annina’s extraordinary transformation from a disempowered bystander to an undaunted social justice activist—and one who is determined to advocate for a community that has long been denied a voice.


Book Tickets

Monday 5 Aug 202418:45 Book Now
Wednesday 7 Aug 202418:45 Book Now
Thursday 8 Aug 202418:45 Book Now

Harold and the Purple Crayon (TBC)

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Inside of his book, adventurous Harold (Zachary Levi) can make anything come to life simply by drawing it. After he grows up and draws himself off the book’s pages and into the physical world, Harold finds he has a lot to learn about real life—and that his trusty purple crayon may set off more hilarious hijinks than he thought possible. When the power of unlimited imagination falls into the wrong hands, it will take all of Harold and his friends’ creativity to save both the real world and his own. Harold and the Purple Crayon is the first film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic that has captivated young readers for decades.


Directed by Carlos Saldanha and produced by John Davis, the live-action hybrid family adventure/comedy stars Zachary Levi, Lil Rel Howery, Benjamin Bottani, Jemaine Clement, Tanya Reynolds with Alfred Molina and Zooey Deschanel. The film’s screenplay is written by David Guion & Michael Handelman, based on the book by Crockett Johnson.


Accessibility:


The screening on Thu 13 Aug at 15:15, is a subtitled hard of hearing screening.


The screening on Thu 5 Aug at 15:15 is a Relaxed/autism-friendly screening.


All screenings have audio description available if needed. Please ask at the Box Office for more information.


For more information on accessibility at the Lexi visit our accessibility page.

Book Tickets

Friday 9 Aug 202415:15 Book Now
Saturday 10 Aug 202413:00 Book Now
Saturday 10 Aug 202415:15 Book Now
Sunday 11 Aug 202413:00 Book Now
Sunday 11 Aug 202415:15 Book Now
Monday 12 Aug 202413:00 Book Now
Monday 12 Aug 202415:15 Book Now
Tuesday 13 Aug 202415:15 Book Now (HOH Subtitled)
Wednesday 14 Aug 202415:15 Book Now
Thursday 15 Aug 202415:15 Book Now (Relaxed Screening)

My Neighbor Totoro (U)

My Neighbor Totoro

While spending a summer in the Japanese countryside with their father, two young sisters befriend mystical creatures who live in the nearby forest.



Accessibility:


The screening on Wed 14 Aug at 15:30 is a Relaxed/autism-friendly screening.


All screenings have audio description available if needed. Please ask at the Box Office for more information.


For more information on accessibility at the Lexi visit our accessibility page.

Book Tickets

Friday 9 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Saturday 10 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Sunday 11 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Monday 12 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Tuesday 13 Aug 202415:30 Book Now
Wednesday 14 Aug 202415:30 Book Now (Relaxed Screening)
Thursday 15 Aug 202415:30 Book Now

The Echo (12A)

The Echo

In Il Eco, a remote village in northern Mexico, life consists of the most elementary, basic things. Being a child/teen of labouring farmers here is an intense experience from day one, involving nature, animals and people. But also love, intimacy, illness and death. And education – at least for the younger generation.


Accompanying three families in her new work, the notion of meandering becomes an informing principle as she brilliantly weaves a host of faces and gestures into a kaleidoscope of unpretentiousness. Subtly, she portrays the care-working matriarchy in a country notorious for its innumerable kidnappings of young women and girls.


A tender film that celebrates the grace of all animals and the children of this earth alike.


"Fascinating and strikingly photographed account of life in rural Mexico. An intimate, immersive portrait of a way of life – its rhythms, hardships and its communal joys – told through the eyes of the young people who rarely question it." - Screen International


Book Tickets

Friday 9 Aug 202418:30 Book Now
Saturday 10 Aug 202418:30 Book Now
Sunday 11 Aug 202418:30 Book Now
Monday 12 Aug 202411:00 Book Now (Baby-Friendly)
Monday 12 Aug 202418:30 Book Now
Tuesday 13 Aug 202418:30 Book Now
Wednesday 14 Aug 202418:30 Book Now
Thursday 15 Aug 202418:30 Book Now

James Baldwin at 100: Shorts: James Baldwin Abroad (TBC)

James Baldwin at 100: Shorts: James Baldwin Abroad

JAMES BALDWIN at 100. Lights, Camera, Baldwin. Celebrating a century of James Baldwin (1924 – 1987): the brilliant thinker, writer, and activist whose prescient essays, plays, and novels continue to shine a searing light on American racism 35 years after his death.


Each screening will be followed by a post-show audience discussion with Charmaine Simpson, founder of Black History Studies and Hakeem Kazeem, film maker, writer and host of the club and performance night Batty Mama, promoting queer black and brown bodies.


We bring together two rare archival shorts. Born in 1924, in Harlem, Baldwin spent much of his life abroad, and in these three short films — made in Istanbul, Paris, and London (with Dick Gregory) — he can be charming, candid, churlish, witty, and acerbic. Whether ruminating on his own “American-ness,” his experience as a child-minister, Black Power, or the nature of love and sexuality, creativity, freedom, and survival — his unsparing opinions are never less than eye-opening, and his onscreen presence never less than riveting.


Meeting The Man:  James Baldwin in Paris (22 min)

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James Baldwin: From Another Place plus outtakes package (26 min)

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Thursday 5 Sep 202419:00 Book Now

Alma’s Rainbow + Intro (TBC)

Alma’s Rainbow + Intro

SNAPSHOT is a 12 month long season launching in April 2024 which explores the SNAPSHOTS of Black Girlhood found in cinema. The season will include re-releases, archive work and new releases.


By mixing contemporary with the classics, as T A P E has done many times before, this season will be an excellent deep dive into films by Black women across the decades. SNAPSHOT aims to engage a new audience for the films of Black female directors through activities, a live community built exhibition and social media material and assets. The tour includes films that offer a snapshot of a time and place, challenging our misconceptions of the cinema canon through their powerful depictions of Black, female led stories.


This screening will have a 15 min in-person intro by Rōgan Graham.


Alma’s Rainbow dir. Ayoka Chenzira, 1994


A coming-of-age comedy-drama about three African American women living in Brooklyn, ALMA’S RAINBOW explores the life of teenager Rainbow Gold (Victoria Gabrielle Platt) as she enters womanhood and navigates standards of beauty, self-image, and the rights women have over their bodies.


Rōgan Graham


Rōgan Graham is a writer and programmer from South London. Working broadly in film exhibition, her areas of interest are works by Women and Black filmmakers. When she isn’t writing or hosting events, she can be found on a soapbox talking about Mariah Carey.


Twitter: @ifursure Instagram: @roganisabella

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Monday 9 Sep 202418:30 Book Now

James Baldwin at 100: I Heard It Through The Grapevine (12A)

James Baldwin at 100: I Heard It Through The Grapevine

JAMES BALDWIN at 100. Lights, Camera, Baldwin. Celebrating a century of James Baldwin (1924 – 1987): the brilliant thinker, writer, and activist whose prescient essays, plays, and novels continue to shine a searing light on American racism 35 years after his death.


Each screening will be followed by a post-show audience discussion with Charmaine Simpson, founder of Black History Studies and Hakeem Kazeem, film maker, writer and host of the club and performance night Batty Mama, promoting queer black and brown bodies.


Whether relaxed or agitated, James Baldwin always appears miraculously composed and intellectually nimble in front of the camera.  Disgusted by the level of racism in America, Baldwin had left the United States for Paris in 1948. But in 1957 he returned to contribute to the Civil Rights movement. James Baldwin retraces his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, reflecting with his trademark brilliance and insight on the passage of more than two decades.


"As much an essay as a documentary... It’s a harsh truth, precisely and artfully rendered.”

– Darren Hughes, Filmmaker Magazine

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Thursday 12 Sep 202419:00 Book Now

James Baldwin at 100: If Beale Street Could Talk (15)

James Baldwin at 100: If Beale Street Could Talk

JAMES BALDWIN at 100. Lights, Camera, Baldwin. Celebrating a century of James Baldwin (1924 – 1987): the brilliant thinker, writer, and activist whose prescient essays, plays, and novels continue to shine a searing light on American racism 35 years after his death.


Each screening will be followed by a post-show audience discussion with Charmaine Simpson, founder of Black History Studies and Hakeem Kazeem, film maker, writer and host of the club and performance night Batty Mama, promoting queer black and brown bodies.


Based on Baldwin's novel of the same name, this Barry Jenkins-directed masterpiece follows the love story of Tish and Fonny, two young African Americans whose lives are shattered by false accusations and the criminal justice system.


"A terrific film, as sinewy as it is sensuous, interweaving stark social-realist themes of prejudice, oppression and imprisonment with a poetic evocation of love, loss and, ultimately, transcendence." - Mark Kermode, The Observer ★★★★★

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Thursday 19 Sep 202419:00 Book Now

Black History Studies: Walter Rodney: What They Don’t Want You to Know (TBC)

Black History Studies: Walter Rodney: What They Don’t Want You to Know

Charmaine Simpson, founder and CEO of Black History Studies, will introduce the film and host a Q&A with the director following this screening.


Walter Rodney: What They Don’t Want You to Know is an original 72-minute documentary featuring a murder, Cold War conspiracies, Black Power, the end of the Empire, and how that connects to the policing, surveillance practices, and social movements of today. This is the first film where Walter’s widow reveals the personal impact on the family of Walter’s assassination. It feeds a growing global appetite for history from a different perspective, as we grapple with the legacy of empire and colonialism and its impact on the modern world.


Contributors include Angela Davis, Gina Miller, former President of Guyana Donald Ramotar, Edward and Donald Rodney, and Walter’s wife Patricia Rodney, as well as prominent historians.

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Sunday 22 Sep 202417:30 Book Now

The Beaches of Agnès (18)

The Beaches of Agnès

Spend a year with Agnès Varda, at the Lexi in 2024. We'll be exploring this visionary director’s remarkable body of work, spanning 7 decades and celebrating a lifetime spent dedicated to cinema.


Each title will be introduced by Rosie, our Cinema Director and programmer.



“If we opened people up, we’d find landscapes. If we opened me up, we’d find beaches.” Originally intended to be Agnès Varda’s farewell to filmmaking, this enchanting auto-portrait, made in her eightieth year, is a freewheeling journey through her life, career, and artistic philosophy. Revisiting the places that shaped her—from the North Sea beaches of Belgium where she spent her childhood to the Mediterranean village where she shot her first film to the boardwalks of Los Angeles where she lived with her husband, Jacques Demy—Varda reflects on a lifetime of creation and inspiration, successes and setbacks, heartbreak and joy. Replete with images of wonder and whimsy—the ocean reflected in a kaleidoscope of mirrors, the streets of Paris transformed into a sandy beach, the filmmaker herself ensconced in the belly of a whale—The Beaches of Agnès is a playful and poignant record of a life lived fully and passionately in the name of cinema.

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Tuesday 24 Sep 202418:30 Book Now

James Baldwin at 100: I Am Not Your Negro (12A)

James Baldwin at 100: I Am Not Your Negro

JAMES BALDWIN at 100. Lights, Camera, Baldwin. Celebrating a century of James Baldwin (1924 – 1987): the brilliant thinker, writer, and activist whose prescient essays, plays, and novels continue to shine a searing light on American racism 35 years after his death.


Each screening will be followed by a post-show audience discussion with Charmaine Simpson, founder of Black History Studies and Hakeem Kazeem, film maker, writer and host of the club and performance night Batty Mama, promoting queer black and brown bodies.


This documentary offers a poignant exploration of Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, "Remember This House," reflecting on the lives and assassinations of civil rights leaders. Through Baldwin's powerful words and archival footage, the film delves deep into the complexities of race, identity, and America's ongoing struggle with systemic racism.


"Raoul Peck’s fluid documentary uses the timeless anger of James Baldwin to animate his history of the black experience in America, from Hollywood stereotypes to police brutality." - Violet Lucca, Sight & Sound

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Thursday 26 Sep 202419:00 Book Now

Black History Studies: The Five Demands (TBC)

Black History Studies: The Five Demands

Charmaine Simpson, founder and CEO of Black History Studies, will introduce the film and lead an informal discussion following this screening.


In April 1969, a small group of Black and Puerto Rican students shut down the City College of New York, an elite public university located right in the heart of Harlem. Fueled by the revolutionary fervor sweeping the nation, the strike soon turned into an uprising, leading to the extended occupation of the campus, classes being canceled, students being arrested, and the resignation of the college president. Through archival footage and modern-day interviews, we follow the students’ struggle against the institutional racism that, for over a century, had shut out people of color from this and other public universities. The Five Demands revisits the untold story of this explosive student takeover, and proves that a handful of ordinary citizens can band together to take action and effect meaningful change.

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Sunday 20 Oct 202417:30 Book Now

Faces Places (12A)

Faces Places

Spend a year with Agnès Varda, at the Lexi in 2024. We'll be exploring this visionary director’s remarkable body of work, spanning 7 decades and celebrating a lifetime spent dedicated to cinema.


Each title will be introduced by Rosie, our Cinema Director and programmer.


A late-career triumph of lovingly handcrafted humanism, Agnès Varda’s Academy Award–nominated penultimate film sees the octogenarian director joining forces with the thirty-something street photographer JR. Crisscrossing rural France in their roving camera-mobile—a truck that produces larger-than-life portraits of the people they meet, which are then pasted onto local walls—the pair encounter an array of farmers, former miners, dockworkers, and others whose stories form a collage of a country where meaningful traditions persist in the face of encroaching modernity. A detour-rich road movie, a charming intergenerational buddy film, and an ode to artisans of all stripes, Faces Places finds Varda making new memories while revisiting old ones, yielding what is ultimately a bittersweet, puckishly profound reflection on the ephemeral nature of art, relationships, and life itself.

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Tuesday 29 Oct 202418:30 Book Now

Milisuthando + Intro (TBC)

Milisuthando + Intro

SNAPSHOT is a 12 month long season launching in April 2024 which explores the SNAPSHOTS of Black Girlhood found in cinema. The season will include re-releases, archive work and new releases.


By mixing contemporary with the classics, as T A P E has done many times before, this season will be an excellent deep dive into films by Black women across the decades. SNAPSHOT aims to engage a new audience for the films of Black female directors through activities, a live community built exhibition and social media material and assets. The tour includes films that offer a snapshot of a time and place, challenging our misconceptions of the cinema canon through their powerful depictions of Black, female led stories.


This screening will have a 15 min in-person intro by Rōgan Graham.


Milisuthando, dir. Milisuthando Bongela, 2022


Set in past and present South Africa, MILISUTHANDO is a poetic coming-of-age personal essay documentary on love and what it means to become human in the context of race, explored through the memories of Milisuthando herself – who grew up during apartheid but didn't know it was happening until it was over.


Rōgan Graham


Rōgan Graham is a writer and programmer from South London. Working broadly in film exhibition, her areas of interest are works by Women and Black filmmakers. When she isn’t writing or hosting events, she can be found on a soapbox talking about Mariah Carey.


Twitter: @ifursure Instagram: @roganisabella

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Monday 4 Nov 202418:30 Book Now

Varda by Agnès (15)

Varda by Agnès

Spend a year with Agnès Varda, at the Lexi in 2024. We'll be exploring this visionary director’s remarkable body of work, spanning 7 decades and celebrating a lifetime spent dedicated to cinema.


Each title will be introduced by Rosie, our Cinema Director and programmer.


The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, Varda acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey, shedding new light on her films, photography, and recent installation works while offering her one-of-a-kind reflections on everything from filmmaking to feminism to aging. Suffused with the people, places, and things she loved—Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches, heart-shaped potatoes—the wonderfully idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography Varda by Agnès is a warmly human, touchingly bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents.

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Tuesday 26 Nov 202418:30 Book Now