Crash18

Directed by David Cronenberg | Canada | 1996 | 1h 40m | Starring James Spader, Holly Hunter, Rosanna Arquette, Elias Koteas

After surviving a brutal car wreck, a film producer finds himself descending into a death-obsessed underworld of car-crash fetishists. Technology and sexuality meet in a head-on collision in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s transgressive 1973 novel. Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival for originality, daring and audacity, it remains a wholly subversive and confrontational piece of cinema.

Join us on Saturday 3rd September for National Cinema Day, with tickets available at the discounted rate of £3 each (purchase tickets as normal through our website, and the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout).

Reviews

‘Cronenberg approaches a touchy concept with a mixture of icy tact and cinematic daring, always informing the wilfully perverse material with a penetrating intelligence and (almost subliminally) very black wit.’
★★★★★
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

‘[A] necessarily disturbing and equally profound inquiry into human desire, however self-destructive.’
★★★★★
Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine

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Today (Monday 30th January)

18:00

Goodbye, Dragon Inn PG
1h 22m | Taiwanese w/ English subtitles
Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang's poignant and wryly funny tribute to the experience of movie-going is now widely regarded as a modern classic of slow cinema.

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20:00

TÁR 15
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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Tomorrow (Tuesday 31st January)

17:30

TÁR 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
2h 38m
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett delivers an electrifying performance as a classical music conductor whose life begins to unravel in Todd Field's searing examination of power, fame, and ego.

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20:45

Till 12A
2h 10m
Honest and emotionally powerful drama telling the true story of Mamie Till Mobley's relentless pursuit of justice for her 14 year-old son, Emmett Till, who was murdered in 1955.

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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!