Hull Independent Cinema is delighted to announce our new July – September 2018 season of film. Taking place at Vue Cinema Princes Quay, Hull Truck Theatre and Middleton Hall, it includes the very best award-winning and critically-acclaimed new films from around the world, and features the incredible new film from Hull’s very own Sean McAllister.
Advance tickets for all screenings:
Tickets for all screenings at Vue Cinema Hull & Middelton Hall are on sale now via Hull Box Office online here, or call them on 01482 221113.
Tickets for all screenings at Hull Truck Theatre are on sale now via their Box Office in person, online here, or call them on 01482 323638.
The programme opens just two days after the close of the fifth annual Hull Film Festival, with a screening of the critically acclaimed French drama Jeune Femme on Tuesday 10 July at Vue. Other foreign gems in the programme include Italian drama The Ciambra; more great French cinema with an all-star cast in the shape of Ismael’s Ghosts; and award-winner performances in German crime thriller In The Fade. From Afghanistan-set animation The Breadwinner, to US comedy Hearts Beat Loud, by way of an Oscar Wilde biopic (The Happy Prince) and a 1970s New York nightclub documentary (Studio 54) among many other distinctive, award-winning and critically praised films that can’t be seen anywhere else in the city – we’ve got you covered!
The highlight of the programme is an eight-day run (19-26 July, Middleton Hall and Vue Cinema) of A Northern Soul, the new film from Hull film-maker Sean McAllister. Each screening will feature a Q&A with McAllister and members of the film’s cast and crew, plus performances from local kids poet collective The Beats Bus at selected screenings.
Regular HIC guests Yorkshire Silents return once more for a screening of a new remastered version of Pandora’s Box, the incredible 1929 German film featuring the iconic and controversial Louise Brooks. As ever, the film will be accompanied by a live, improvised piano score.
The season wraps up on 25 September with a mystery foreign language film. It will be a chance to see a true classic of world cinema on the big screen, and an opportunity for Hull Independent Cinema to say thank you to its audiences, as HIC members can book for free!
OUR JULY – SEPTEMBER SEASON IS:
Léonor Serraille | 2017 | France | Cert 15 | 98 mins | French with English language subtitles
Tue 10 July, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
In her early thirties, broke, and in the wake of a humbling breakup, a spirited, yet rudderless young woman finds herself struggling to get by in the bustling Parisian metropolis; however, if she can make it there, she’ll make it anywhere
Nora Twomey | 2017 | Canada/Ireland/Luxembourg | Cert 12A | 93 mins
Wed 18 July, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family
A NORTHERN SOUL
Sean McAllister | 2018 | UK | 76 mins | Cert 12A (TBC) | Documentary
Class and chance collide in Sean McAllister’s new film, as young performers in Hull are guided through their home’s transformational year as UK City of Culture 2017.
Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 July, 7:30pm, Middleton Hall, University of Hull
+ post-film Q&A with Sean McAllister and Steve Arnott, plus performances from Beats Bus Kids at selected screenings
Monday 23 – Thursday 26 July, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
+ post-film Q&A with Sean McAllister and Steve Arnott
Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | 2018 | UK | Cert 15 | 111 mins | Documentary
Tue 24 July, 7pm, Hull Truck Theatre
A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, McQueen is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary
Arnaud Desplechin | 2017 | France | Cert 15 | 135 mins | French with English language subtitles
Thurs 2 August, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
A filmmaker’s life is disrupted when his wife unexpectedly returns after a twenty year absence, just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film
Rupert Everett | 2018 | UK | Cert 15 | 105 mins
Tue 7 August, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor
Jonas Carpignano | 2017 | Italy | Cert 15 | 115 mins | Italian with English language subtitles
Thurs 16 August, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
A teenage boy from a Romany community in Calabria is drawn into petty crime to help his family make ends meet
Faith Akin | 2017 | Germany | Cert 18 | 108 mins | German/Greek/Turkish with English language subtitles
Tue 21 August, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
Katja’s life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge
Matt Tyrnauer | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 99 mins | Documentary
Thurs 30 August, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
1970s New York. One nightclub defines an era and a generation. For the first time, one of the people behind the infamous Studio 54 tells the in-depth story of how the world’s greatest nightclub was created
Paul Schrader | 2017 | USA | Cert 15 | 113 mins | Drama/Thriller
Thurs 6 September, 7pm, Hull Truck Theatre
From legendary writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Raging Bull) comes a gripping new film that ranks among his very best work. A priest of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past
Brett Haley | 2018 | USA | Cert PG | 97 mins
Tue 11 September, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
Frank Fisher owns a struggling record store in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and forms an unlikely musical duo with his daughter the summer before she is set to leave for college
YORKSHIRE SILENTS: PANDORA’S BOX
GW Pabst | 1929 | Germany | Cert U | 136 mins | Silent (German title cards with English subtitles) with live piano accompaniment
Friday, 21 September, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
One of the great silent films, GW Pabst’s classic is renowned for its sensational storyline, sparkling Weimar-period setting and the legendary lead performance from its iconic star.
RETROSPECTIVE MYSTERY FILM
Tue 25 September, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
Join us for a special one-off event, a rare chance to see a true classic of world cinema back on the big screen. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a film on us – Hull Independent Cinema members get a FREE TICKET to the screening; so there’s never been a better time to sign up and support your local independent cinema!