Bait15

Directed by Mark Jenkin | UK | 2019 | 1h 29m | Starring Edward Rowe, Giles King, Stacey Guthrie, Simon Shepherd, Mary Woodvine

Fraught family rivalries and an influx of London money leads to simmering tensions between locals and newcomers in a small Cornish fishing village. Shot on monochrome 16mm film, Mark Jenkin’s soulful portrait of a small-town community in economic and social flux returns to our screen to celebrate the release of his new film, Enys Men.

Join us on Friday 27th January (5.45pm) for a special screening of Enys Men followed by an in-person Q&A with the director Mark Jenkin. Click here to book tickets.

Reviews

‘It’s a genuine modern masterpiece, which establishes Jenkin as one of the most arresting and intriguing British film-makers of his generation.’
★★★★★
Mark Kermode, The Observer

‘Strange, spellbinding and timely. One of the most thrillingly original British films in years.’
★★★★
Adam Woodward, Little White Lies

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We showed Bait between January 17, 2023 and January 18, 2023.

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Today (Saturday 20th July)

14:45

Blow-Up 15
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In his first English-language feature, Italian master filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni brings his existentialist ennui to the vibrant streets of swinging London. Winner of the Palme d’Or for Best Film at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967.

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17:30

All That Jazz 15
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Bob Fosse (Cabaret) turned the camera on his own life for this wildly imaginative and self-critical musical masterpiece starring Roy Scheider as a director on the edge. Winner of the Palme d’Or for Best Film at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980.

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20:30

Barton Fink 15
1h 56m
The Coen Brothers won the Palme d’Or for Best Film at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival for this darkly comic satire of Hollywood commercialism and artistic self-delusion, starring John Turturro as a frazzled and unfulfilled screenwriter.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 21st July)

15:15

THX 1138 12A
1h 35m
In a dystopian future where emotions are controlled by a totalitarian state, THX 1138 rebels for freedom. George Lucas’ debut showcases dehumanization and resistance, highlighting Lucas's early brilliance.

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17:30

The Nature of Love 15
1h 50m | French w/ English subtitles
In French-Canadian director Monia Chokri’s sharply perceptive romantic comedy, a 40-year-old philosophy professor, stuck in a loveless marriage, embarks on an affair with the young craftsman working on their home.

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20:00

Kinds of Kindness 18
2h 44m
A man takes control of his life. A man's missing wife returns. A woman searches for a spiritual leader with a unique ability. Three stories come together in Yorgos Lanthimos' dark comedy, starring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, and Willem Dafoe.

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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!