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 (Saturday 26th November)

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17:45

Clash 15
1h 38m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
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20:30

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 27th November)

15:30

The Night of Counting the Years Cert-TBC
1h 42m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Shadi Abdel Salam's drama about the looting of the tombs of the Pharaohs in Thebes, often regarding as one of the greatest Egyptian films of all time. Event in partnership with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

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18:30

Living 12A
1h 42m
Bill Nighy delivers a master-class performance as a cheerless veteran of the civil service who receives unexpected life-changing news, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1952 masterpiece, Ikuru.

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20:45

No Bears 12A
1h 47m | Persian w/ English subtitles
Recently sentenced to six years imprisonment for supporting public protests, award-winning director Jafar Panahi continues to defy those who try to silence him by using film as a medium to decry artistic censorship in Iran.

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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!