Hull Independent Cinema is delighted to finally announce our April – June 2019 season of film. Taking place at Vue Cinema Hull, Hull Truck Theatre and Kardomah94, it includes the very best award-winning and critically-acclaimed new films from around the world.
The programme opens on Tuesday, 2 April with a screening of the critically acclaimed Lebanese drama CAPERNAUM from director Nadine Labaki. Other foreign language highlights this season includes the Swedish adult fairy-tale BORDER and Icelandic environmental activist comedy-drama WOMAN AT WAR. We’ve also got Cannes 2018 winners Belgian LGBT coming of age drama GIRL and the feel-good Italian drama HAPPY AS LAZZARO.
We’re thrilled to welcome Steve Sullivan to Hull to present his film BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY, the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director.
We’re highlighting some of the best independent work from across the world including Maggie Gyllenhaal’s THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, the LA-based mystery UNDER THE SILVER LAKE starring Andrew Garfield, Best Acting Oscar nominee AT ETERNITY’S GATE starring Willem Defoe as artist Vincent Van Gogh, and VOX LUX starring Natalie Portman as a global pop star with music by Sia. We’re supporting first-time directors/screenwriters with Jonah Hill’s MID90s where he explores coming of age in 90s LA’s skateboarding culture, and comedian Bo Burnham’s dramedy EIGHTH GRADE following a pre-teen girl as she navigates her last week of the school year.
We also welcome the return of three popular events in the new season. Yorkshire Silent Film Festival returns to present a live improvised score to Buster Keaton’s enduring comedy THE GENERAL. Doc’n Roll Film Festival returns for its third year in Hull with documentary RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS about one of the most iconic labels in the history of black music. And Short Film City Hull is back with two programmes lined up for our short film lovers – 100 FILMS IN 100 MINS, and the AUSTRIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL.
Advance tickets for all screenings:
Tickets for all screenings at Vue Cinema Hull and Kardomah 94 are on sale from 12:30pm on Wed 27 March via Hull Box Office online here, or call them on 0844 249 1000 / 01482 221113.
Tickets for all screenings at Hull Truck Theatre are on sale from 12:30pm onWed 27 March via their Box Office in person, online here, or call them on 01482 323638.
Our April to June season is:
Nadine Labaki | 2018 | Lebanon/France/USA | Cert 15 | 126 mins | Arabic/Amharic language with English subtitles
Tue 2 April, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.
Doc’n Roll Film Festival:
RUDEBOY: THE TRUE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS
Nicolas Jack Davies | 2018 | UK | Unrated – 18+ only | 85 mins
Wed 10 April, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
RUDEBOY tells the story of Trojan Records and the origins and ongoing love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and shanty towns of the late ’60s and ’70s.
THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
Sara Colangelo | 2018 | USA | Cert 12A | 97 mins
Thu 11 April, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students whom she believes is a child prodigy.
Ali Abbasi | 2018 | Sweden/Denmark | Cert 15 | 110 mins | Swedish language with English subtitles
Tue 16 April, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Lukas Dhont | 2018 | Belgium | Cert 15 | 106 mins | French language with English subtitles
Tue 23 April, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. An extraordinarily moving coming-of-age tale about identity and the journey to becoming who you’re meant to be.
UNDER THE SILVER LAKE
David Robert Mitchell | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 139 mins
Thu 25 April, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment’s pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way, he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
AT ETERNITY’S GATE
Julian Schnabel | 2018 | France/UK/USA | Cert 12A | 111 mins
Tue 30 April, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema
A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Short Film City Hull:
AUSTRIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Various Directors | 2018 | Austrian | Unrated – 18+ Only | 180 mins including breaks | German with English subtitles
Sun 5 May, 3:00pm, Kardomah94
A selection of films from the shortlist for the Best Short Film Prize at the 2019 Austrian Film Academy Film Awards. Your ticket allows you to come and go for the duration of the programme with an appropriate break in between curated sections.
LORDS OF CHAOS
Jonas Åkerlund | 2018 | UK/Sweden | Cert 18 | 117 mins
Thu 9 May, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the early 1990s results in a very violent outcome.
BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY
+ Director Q&A
Steve Sullivan | 2018 | UK | Cert 15 | 103 mins
Mon 13 May, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
The official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey. Frank Sidebottom, remembered fondly as the man with the papier mache head, was the court jester of the Manchester music and comedy scene for over 25 years but only a privileged few knew the man inside.
HAPPY AS LAZZARO
Alice Rohrwacher | 2018 | Italy | Cert 12A | 125 mins | Italian language with English subtitles
Thu 16 May 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise’s son will change his world.
Jonah Hill | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 TBC | 85 mins
Tue 21 May, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 1990s-era Los Angeles spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.
Bo Burnham | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 94 mins
Tue 28 May, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE
S. Craig Zahler | 2018 | USA/Canada | Cert 18 | 159 mins
Thu 6 June, 7:00pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation.
Yorkshire Silent Film Festival:
THE GENERAL with live score
Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman | 1926 | USA | Cert U | 79 mins | Silent: English title cards
Fri 7 June, 8:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly and straight through enemy lines. Many critics consider The General to be the last great comedy of the silent era, and it consistently ranks as one of the greatest comedies of all time on international critics’ polls.
Live improvised score by Jonny Best (piano) and Trevor Bartlett (percussion).
Brady Corbet | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 115 mins
Tue 11 June, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
VOX LUX follows the rise of Celeste from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom.
WOMAN AT WAR
Benedikt Erlingsson | 2018 | Iceland/France/Ukraine | Cert 15 TBC | 101 mins | Icelandic/Spanish/English/Ukrainian language with English subtitles
Sat 15 June, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life.
Claire Denis | 2018 | Germany/France/UK/Poland/USA | Cert 18 | 110 mins
Thu 20 June, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Monte and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. They must now rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole.
Josephine Decker | 2018 | USA | Cert 15 | 93 mins
Tue 25 June, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
A theatre director’s latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.
Short Film City Hull:
100 FILMS IN 100 MINS
Various Directors | Various Years | Various Countries | Unrated – 18+ Only | 100 mins | Various languages with English subtitles
Wed 26 June, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
One hundred extremely short films from all corners of the globe. A hundred plots, a hundred finales, a minimum of a hundred heroes, one ticket!