Cow12A

Directed by Andrea Arnold | UK | 2021 | 1h 34m

A portrait of the life of a dairy cow called Luma unflinchingly chronicling her daily life, from grazing in green fields to giving birth, making milk, and everything in between. Andrea Arnold’s (American Honey, Fishtank) mesmerising documentary shows us the world from Luma’s perspective and raises questions about our relationship to the natural world. Nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s BAFTAs.

Reviews

‘Cow never wields morality as a weapon… feel however you may feel about industrial farming, but now the cow stares back.’
★★★★
Clarisse Loughery, The Independent

‘An immersive and impassioned documentary from one of Britain’s most formidable filmmakers, which may be singular in its perspective but is as powerful to watch as it is painful.’
★★★★
Beth Webb, Empire Magazine

These screenings will be introduced by Alex O’Connor of the Oxford Vegan and Vegetarian Society. 

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We showed Cow between February 5, 2022 and February 10, 2022.

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Today (Sunday 21st April)

14:45

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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17:15

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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20:00

Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
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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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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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!