Our new Oct – Dec film season

We’re delighted to announce details of our new Hull Independent Cinema programme of films for October to December. We’re also pleased to be able to let you know that we have a new venue for our screenings – the fabulous newly refurbished Middleton Hall at the University of Hull, joining Hull Truck and Trinity House Theatres as our homes.

We continue to bring you a variety of Hull-exclusive film screenings that you just won’t see in the mainstream cinema chains in the city. The programme of critically acclaimed and award winning film opens at Hull Truck Theatre on Monday 3 October, with New Zealand comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople and includes Almodovar’s latest Julieta (subject of a record number of audience requests), Palme D’Or winner I, Daniel Blake, and world cinema gems such as Aloys and Chevalier.


Middleton Hall is a great venue, with 400 comfortable seats and the latest surround sound and projection. It’s also, along with Hull Truck, our second venue with Digital Cinema Projection, which means more opportunity for us to show films on theatrical release rather than waiting for them to come out on disc. So you’ll be getting the very best of world and independent film just as soon as we can bring it to you. That said, we’re also able to catch up with films we might have missed first time around at Trinity House Theatre.

See below for a summary of the full programme. Tickets for all films will be on sale from midday on Monday 19 September via either the Hull Truck Theatre box office for films there, or via Hull Box Office for films at our other venues. Printed brochures will be available to pick up from our screenings and a range of locations around the city, or to download from our website, very soon.

We hope that you agree that this is a great lineup of films, with something for everyone. Remember that as well as the main HIC programme we also have our new Family Films strand in partnership with Hull Truck Theatre starting this Sunday 18 September with Mary Poppins (see our events section for more details). Not only that, but our partner brands Cult Cinema Sunday and WeWatchFilms will be bringing you their usual fantastic programme of cult and classic movies – watch this space for more details on their programmes coming very soon.

We’re also delighted to announce that we’ll be a new annual horror festival over the Halloween weekend. Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival is a four-night celebration of new, classic and cult horror. Again, watch out for full programme details very soon via our usual channels.

Our October – December 2106 season is:


Mon 3 October, 7.00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
2016 | New Zealand | 12A | 101 mins | Dir: Taika Waititi | English language


Mon 10 October, 7.30pm, Middleton Hall
2016 | Spain | 15 | 99 mins| Dir: Pedro Almodóvar | Spanish language


Tue 18 October, 7.30pm, Trinity House Theatre
2015 | France / Portugal | 15 | 102 mins | Dir: Andrzej Zulawski | French language


Mon 24 October, 7.30pm, Middleton Hall
Swiss Army Man
2016 | USA | 15 | 97 mins | Dir: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert | English language


Mon 7 November, 7.30pm, Middleton Hall
Captain Fantastic
2016 | USA | 15 | 119 mins | Dir: Matt Ross | English language


Fri 11 November, 7.30pm, Trinity House Theatre
2016 | Switzerland / France | 12A | 91 mins | Dir: Tobias Nölle | Swiss German language


Mon 14 November, 7.00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
War On Everyone
2016 | UK | 15 | 99 mins | Dir: John Michael McDonagh | English language


Mon 21 November, 7.30pm, Middleton Hall
2016 | USA | 15 | 110 mins | Dir: James Schamus | English and Hebrew language


Mon 28 November, 7.00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
I, Daniel Blake
2016 | UK / France / Belgium | 15 | 110 mins | Dir: Ken Loach | English language


Mon 5 December, 7.00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
The Innocents
2016 | France / Poland | 15 | 115 mins | Dir: Anne Fontaine | French, Polish and Russian language


Thu 15 December, 7.30pm, Trinity House Theatre
2016 | Greece | 18 | 105 mins | Dir: Athina Rachel Tsangari | Greek language


Monday 19 December, 7.00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Life, Animated
2016 | France / USA | PG | 89 mins | Dir: Roger Ross Williams | English language

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