Directed by Clement Virgo | Canada | 2023 | 2h | Starring Lamar Johnson, Aaron Pierre, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Kiana Madeira, Orville Cummings.

Growing up in Toronto as the sons of Caribbean immigrants, Francis and Michael share an unbreakable bond. Michael looks up to the older Francis for guidance, but during the summer of 1991, escalating tensions set in motion a series of life-altering events. Clement Virgo’s exquisite adaptation of David Chariandy’s 2017 novel provides a rich and textured narrative about sibling bonds, community resilience, and the enduring power of music.


‘Virgo does a great job of confounding our expectations of macho masculinity, finding tenderness, protectiveness and even neediness beneath the street-tough exterior.’
Mark Kermode, The Observer

‘Johnson and Pierre suggest decades of fraternal feeling with their soulful performances, while Blake is revelatory as their tough but tender mum.’
Kevin Harley, The Times

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Today (Tuesday 23rd April)


Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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Thursday 25th April


Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Residents of a rural village outside Tokyo oppose the development of a nearby luxury "glamping" site in this captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car).

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The Taste of Things 12A
2h 15m | French w/ English subtitles
In 19th-century France, love blossoms between a revered gourmet chef and his cook. Benoît Magimel and Juliette Binoche star in this sensual drama beautifully shot by award-winning filmmaker Trân Anh Hùng.

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Mothers' Instinct 15
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Plan your visit

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!