Casablanca Beats12A

Directed by Nabil Ayouch | Morocco | 2021 | 1h 42m | Starring Anas Basbousi, Ismail Adouab, Zineb Boujemaa, Meryem Nekkach

A charismatic ex-rapper arrives in Casablanca to start a new job at an arts centre, teaching hip-hop to a small group of young people. Encouraged by their new teacher, the students try to free themselves from the weight of traditions and to express themselves through hip-hop culture. An ensemble cast of mostly non-professional actors give this uplifting story of self-discovery a powerful sense of urgency and authenticity.

Reviews

‘Has an infectious energy that pulls us into the ever-changing worlds of its characters. Crucially, it does so in a manner that is both enticing and accessible…’
★★★★
Mark Kermode, The Guardian

Book tickets

Saturday 11 June

3.15pmBook tickets
Tuesday 14 June

9.00pmBook tickets
Wednesday 15 June

6.15pmBook tickets
Thursday 16 June

Socially Distanced

3.45pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Tomorrow (Thursday 26th May)

15:00

Ennio 15
2h 36m
An insightful portrait of one of the most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

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18:15

Bulado Rating-TBC
1h 27m | Dutch & Papiamento w/ English subtitles
MAONA Art presents a one-off screening of Eché Janga's magical drama from Curaçao about a young girl's difficult journey to adulthood.

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20:45

Going to the World's Fair 15
1h 26m
Jane Schoenbrun explores internet folklore (“creepypasta”) and the loneliness of online adolescence in this haunting and experimental lo-fi horror.

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Friday 27th May

15:00

Downton Abbey: A New Era PG
2h 5m
The Crawley family return to the big screen in this lushly designed and well fashioned period drama based on Julian Fellowes’ popular TV series.

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17:45

Vortex 15
2h 22m | French w/ English subtitles
A stunningly compassionate look at mortality, presented in split-screen, by “enfant terrible” of French cinema Gaspar Noé (Climax, Enter the Void).

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20:45

Downton Abbey: A New Era PG
2h 5m
The Crawley family return to the big screen in this lushly designed and well fashioned period drama based on Julian Fellowes’ popular TV series.

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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!