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.


‘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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Tomorrow (Sunday 3rd July)


The Ladykillers PG
1h 27m
Ealing comedy caper in which a group of oddball criminals move into a little old lady's boarding house to plot an elaborate heist. What could go wrong?

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Il Buco U
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty somewhere between drama and documentary set in the mountains of Southern Italy.

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Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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Monday 4th July


Defending Your Life PG
1h 51m
Director Albert Brooks stars as an advertising executive who dies goes to purgatory where he must defend his actions on Earth in order to reach Heaven.

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All My Friends Hate Me 15
Deaf/HOH subtitles
1h 34m
A school reunion in the countryside turns sour in Andrew Gaynord’s superb black comedy exploring the modern horrors of social anxiety and paranoia.

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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!