Our Oct-Dec 2019 Season

Hull Independent Cinema is delighted to announce our final season of films for 2019. The programme of the very best cinema from around the world, plus special events, runs from October to December at Hull Truck Theatre and Vue Cinema Hull.

The programme opens on Tuesday 1 October at Vue with the “astonishing debut feature … fearless” (IndieWire) Holiday. Danish filmmaker Isabella Eklöf’s tale of a drug dealer’s girlfriend setting a dangerous game in motion while on holiday in Turkey has sparked controversy while winning a hatful of critics’ and festival awards, and is a suitably bold way to start the season.

Other foreign-language gems include luminous Macedonian beekeeping documentary Honeyland, winner of three Sundance awards; and By the Grace of God, French director François Ozon’s engrossing examination of the child abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

English-language highlights include Ken Loach’s latest hard-hitting critique of the state we’re in with Sorry We Missed You; freewheeling comedy adventure in The Peanut Butter Falcon; a Cornish fisherman dealing with the death of his industry in powerful British drama Bait; and Matthew McConaughey in the role he was born to play in the hilarious and subversive The Beach Bum.

Special events are a key part of the new season, starting on Saturday 5 October with Yorkshire Silent Film Festival. The Great White Silence, a 1924 documentary about the ill-fated Scott Antarctic expedition, will be accompanied by the first appearance in Hull of Frame Ensemble, a three-piece group specialising in music scores for silent films.

We mark Hallowe’en with Nicholas Roeg’s classic 1973 psychological horror Don’t Look Now starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. Arguably one of the greatest British films of all time, this screening on Thursday 31 October will be a special 4K digital presentation.


Advance tickets for all screenings:

Tickets for all screenings at Vue Cinema Hull on sale from 12:00pm on Friday 20 September via Hull Box Office online here, or call them on 0844 249 1000

Tickets for all screenings at Hull Truck Theatre are on sale from 12:00pm on Friday 20 September via their Box Office in person, online here, or call them on 01482 323638.


Our October to December 2019 season is:

HOLIDAY

Tue 1 Oct, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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Holiday | Isabella Eklof | 2018 | Denmark / Netherland / Sweden / Turkey | Cert 18 | 92 min | Danish with English subtitles
Dir Isabella Eklof | 2018 | Denmark / Netherland / Sweden / Turkey | Cert 18 | 92 min | Danish with English subtitles

“The trophy girlfriend of a Danish drug lord sets a dangerous game in motion when she seeks the attention of another man, while on vacation with her boyfriend on the Turkish Riviera.

A dark gangster tale with a twist, HOLIDAY is a stunning debut feature that marks a major new voice in European cinema. “


THE GREAT WHITE SILENCE

Sat 5 Oct, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre

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The Great White Silence
Dir Herbert G Ponting | 1924 | UK | Cert U | 107 min | Silent, English intertitles

In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Capt. Robert F. Scott, embarks from Lyttleton, NZ on a quest to become the first to reach the South Pole.

Silent film with live score by Frame Ensemble


THE SOUVENIR

Thu 10 Oct, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre

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The Souvenir | Joanna Hogg | 2019 | UK / USA | Cert 15 | 120 min | English language
Dir Joanna Hogg | 2019 | UK / USA | Cert 15 | 120 min | English language

A young film student in the early 80s struggles to find a firm direction in life and becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

One of Britain’s most unique filmmakers Joanna Hogg (Archipelago, Unrelated) presents a deeply personal examination of her own youthful experiences in this beautifully crafted portrait of self-discovery.


BAIT

Tue 15 Oct, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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Bait | Mark Jenkin | 2019 | UK | Cert 15 | 89 min | English language
Dir Mark Jenkin | 2019 | UK | Cert 15 | 89 min | English language

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, holiday-homes and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions within the community to boiling point.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera, BAIT is a timely and funny, yet poignant film.


HONEYLAND

Tue 22 October, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre

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Honeyland | Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | 2019 | Macedonia | Cert 12A | 87 min | Turkish with English subtitles | Documentary
Dir Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | 2019 | Macedonia | Cert 12A | 87 min | Turkish with English subtitles | Documentary

When a nomadic family move in and break Honeyland’s basic rule, the last female wild beekeeper in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.

One of the most beautiful portraits of love, work, and life that you’ll see in nonfiction film this year.


SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT: DON’T LOOK NOW

Thu 31 October, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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Don't Look Now | Nicholas Roeg | 1973 | UK | Cert 15 | 105 min | English language
Dir Nicholas Roeg | 1973 | UK | Cert 15 | 105 min | English language

A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. Genuinely unsettling, DON’T LOOK NOW is widely acknowledged as perhaps Roeg’s finest film and one of the best British films ever made.


THE BEACH BUM

Thu 7 November, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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The Beach Bum
Dir Harmony Korine | 2019 | Switzerland / UK / France / USA | Cert TBC | 95 min | English language

THE BEACH BUM follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a wasted cosmic poet par excellence who always lives life by his own rules, balancing the demands of a family that includes a fed-up well-to-do wife, while living life in a booze-soaked Margaritaville of the Mind.

A refreshingly original, subversive and beautiful high-art comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers).


AMERICAN WOMAN

Tue 12 November, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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American Woman | Jake Scott | 2019 | USA / UK | Cert 15 | 112 min | English language
Dir Jake Scott | 2019 | USA / UK | Cert 15 | 112 min | English language

In rural Pennsylvania, a woman’s life is forever changed when her daughter disappears and she is left to raise her young grandson alone.

Sienna Miller gives a career-best performance in this captivating drama that pulls us deep into the lives of these good, flawed, ordinary people.


THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

Thu 21 November, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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The Peanut Butter Falcon | Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz | 2019 | USA | Cert tbc | 97 min | English language
Dir Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz | 2019 | USA | Cert 12A TBC | 97 min | English language

A modern Mark Twain-esque adventure starring Shia LaBeouf (American Honey, Fury) as a small-time outlaw turned unlikely coach who joins forces with Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome on the run from the nursing home with the dream of becoming a professional wrestler.

The first feature from writer-directors Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson brims with an infectious sense of adventure impossible not to be swept up in.


BY THE GRACE OF GOD

Tue 26 November, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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By The Grace of God | François Ozon | 2019 | France / Belgium | Cert 15 | 138 min | French with English subtitles
Dir François Ozon | 2019 | France / Belgium | Cert 15 | 138 min | French with English subtitles

The latest from François Ozon is an engrossing and topical examination of the Catholic Church abuse scandal, telling the story of three men who join together to pursue justice for the abuse they suffered as children.

A sensitive and methodical exploration of trauma and courage, based on a real-life case, and praised as one of Ozon’s best works.


THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISO

Please note this film is still TBC – title is subject to change, check our website for more details.

Thu 5 December, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco | Joe Talbot | 2019 | USA | Cert TBC | 121 min | English language
Dir Joe Talbot | 2019 | USA | Cert TBC | 121 min | English language

Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie’s grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home.

Populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals on the margins, this is a sweeping story of hometowns and how they’re made—and kept alive—by the people who love them.


MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND

Tue 10 December, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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Making Waves | Midge Costin | 2019 | USA | Cert TBC | 94 min | English language | Documentary
Dir Midge Costin | 2019 | USA | Cert TBC | 94 min | English language | Documentary

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound reveals the hidden power of sound in cinema through film clips and insight from visionary directors and their wildly creative sound designers.

This is a mesmerizing, thoroughly engrossing documentary puts the long-overdue spotlight on film’s audible magic, both breaking down the creative process and offering first-hand anecdotes about the making of several all-time classics.


SORRY WE MISSED YOU

Wed 17 December, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull

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Sorry We Missed You | Ken Loach | 2019 | UK | Cert 15 | 100 min | English language
Dir Ken Loach | 2019 | UK | Cert 15 | 100 min | English language

 

From director Ken Loach, and the award-winning team behind I, DANIEL BLAKE, comes a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together.

A furious and heart-breaking film, rigorously researched via off-the-record interviews, depicting the ruinous cost of zero-hours contracts with gut-wrenching honesty and integrity.

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