Hull Independent Cinema is delighted to announce our January -March 2019 season of film. Taking place at Vue Cinema Hull and Hull Truck Theatre, it includes the very best award-winning and critically-acclaimed new films from around the world.
The programme opens on Thursday, 3 January with a screening of the social media commentary thriller ASSASSINATION NATION at Vue. Award-season gems include IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK from MOONLIGHT director Barry Jenkins, Peter Farrelly’s 1960s Deep South tale GREEN BOOK, Cannes 2018 Palme d’Or winner SHOPLIFTERS and comedy sci-fi genre bender SORRY TO BOTHER YOU.
Other highlights include DISOBEDIENCE from A FANTASTIC WOMAN director Sebastian Lelio starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, critically acclaimed South Korean slow burn thriller BURNING, duelling royals in MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie and a Valentine’s Day screening of romantic historical drama COLETTE with Kiera Knightley.
We also welcome the return of two popular events in 2019: Yorkshire Silent Film Festival and Leeds Audience Favourites. Jonny Best will return to present a live improvised score of the last great British silent film, Alfred Hitchcock’s BLACKMAIL. Leeds Audience Favourite returns with three favourites from their 2018 Festival: Argentian “Angel of Death” bio-pic EL ANGEL, Japanese heartwarmer THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES and Irish environmental documentary THE SILVER BRANCH.
Advance tickets for all screenings:
Tickets for all screenings at Vue Cinema Hull are on sale from 12:30 pm on Fri 14 Dec via Hull Box Office online here, or call them on 01482 221113.
Tickets for all screenings at Hull Truck Theatre are on sale from 12:30 pm on Fri 14 Dec via their Box Office in person, online here, or call them on 01482 323638.
Our January – March season is:
Sam Levinson | 2018 | USA | Cert 18 | 108 mins
Thu 3 Jan, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the typically American town of Salem, chaos descends and four girls must fight to survive while coping with the hack themselves.
Hirokazu Kore-eda | 2018 | Japan | Cert 15 | 121 mins | Japanese with English subtitles
Tue 8 Jan, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
The winner of this year’s top prize at Cannes, SHOPLIFTERS follows a small band of marginalised misfits struggling to make ends meet on the outskirts of Tokyo.
Gaspar Noé | 2018 | France | Cert 18 | 95 mins | French language with English subtitles
Thu 17 Jan, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
A woman returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
Boots Riley | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 112 mins
Tue 22 January, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.
Leeds Audience Favourite 2018:
Luis Ortega | 2018 | Argentina/Spain | 115 min | Unrated – 18+ only | Spanish with English subtitles
Thu 24 Jan, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
From producer Pedro Almodóvar, comes a fictionalised portrait of Carlos Robledo Puch, the Argentinian serial killer who the press dubbed ‘The Angel of Death’ because of his cherubic appearance. The young man with the golden curls and the deadly aim was arrested in 1972, having just turned 20 with 11 homicides to his name.
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Lars von Trier | 2018 | Denmark/France/Germany/Sweden | Cert 18 | 153 mins
Tue 31 Jan, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.
Craig William Macneill | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 103 mins
Tue 5 Feb, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
When the Borden family employ a new maid, she becomes friends with their daughter, Lizzie. But their relationship soon spirals out of control in this psychological thriller based on the true story of the infamous 1892 murders.
Leeds Audience Favourite 2018:
THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES
Thu 7 Feb, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
‘I am a cat. As yet, I have no name’. So begins the chronicles of Nana, a stray cat who has adopted its own master, Satoru, as he sets out to revisit friends from his past, with a request that Nana doesn’t yet understand.
Wash Westmoreland | 2018 | UK/USA | Cert 15 | 112 mins
Thu 14 Feb, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
In early 20th century Paris, Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. When they succeed, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
MONSTERS AND MEN
Reinaldo Marcus Green | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 96 mins
Tue 19 Feb, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
The aftermath of a police killing of a black man told through the eyes of the bystander who filmed the act, an African-American police officer and a high-school baseball phenom inspired to take a stand.
Leeds Audience Favourite 2018:
THE SILVER BRANCH
Katrina Costello, John Brown | 2017 | Ireland | 75 mins | Unrated – 18+ only | Documentary
Thu 21 Dec, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
A breathtakingly beautiful and emotional documentary which captures the heart and soul of a farmer-poet, Patrick McCormack, who is called to battle in the Irish Supreme Court over the fate of his beloved landscape.
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Josie Rourke | 2018 | UK | Cert 15 | 124 mins
Thu 28 Feb, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Chang-dong Lee | 2018 | South Korea | Cert 15 TBC | 148 mins | Korean with English subtitles
Tue 5 Mar, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, this critically acclaimed South Korean film tells the story of Jong-soo, a part-time worker who bumps into old neighbour Hae-mi. She asks him to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Kenya, but when she returns, Hae-mi introduces Ben to Jong-soo. One day, Ben visits Jong-soo with Hae-mi and confesses his own secret hobby.
Peter Farrelly | 2018 | USA | Cert 12A | 130 mins | English/Italian/Russian/German with English subtitles
Thu 14 Mar, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.
Yorkshire Silent Film Festival:
BLACKMAIL with live score
Alfred Hitchcock | 1929 | UK | Cert PG | 85 mins | Silent: English title cards
Tue 19 Mar, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the event. Alfred Hitchcock’s sinister, suspenseful tale of crime and romance is one of the last British silent films to be made.
Live improvised score by Jonny Best (piano) and James Hedgecock (percussion).
A PRIVATE WAR
Matthew Heineman | 2018 | UK/USA | Cert 15 | 110 mins
Thu 21 Mar, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Barry Jenkins | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 119 mins
Thu 28 Mar, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
A woman in 1970s Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child. Based on the novel by James Baldwin.