Directed by Haider Rashid | Iraq | 2021 | 1h 12m | Arabic w/ English subtitles | Starring Adam Ali, Pietro Ciciriello, Mohamed Zouaoui, Svetlana Yancheva

A young Iraqi man enters Europe on foot at the Turkish border only to be captured by Bulgarian border police. He escapes and finds himself pursued by local mercenaries through the nearby woods. For three days and three nights he fights for his freedom on an intense journey of survival. An immersive and gripping thriller based on the true stories of migrants on the ‘Balkan route’ into Europe.


‘Haider Rashid’s film-making is bravura stuff indeed…an intense and empathic work that deserves to be seen.’
Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

‘An innovative, immersive insight into the migration crisis that also reveals much about human depravity.’
David Parkinson, Empire Magazine

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Tomorrow (Sunday 2nd April)


Marcel the Shell with Shoes On PG
1h 30m
An offbeat and wholeheartedly moving animated tale about a one-inch-tall walking-talking sea shell who becomes a global superstar. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Oscars and BAFTAs.

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1976 15
1h 36m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
Tense and atmospheric drama about a middle-class woman who is drawn into helping a political dissident during the dictatorial reign of General Pinochet. Winner of Best Debut Film at London Film Festival.

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Rye Lane 15
1h 22m
A day in the life of two young Londoners who connect while trying to get over their recent romantic heartbreaks. Raine Allen Miller’s debut is an upbeat romcom bursting with visual vibrancy and infectious charm.

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Monday 3rd April


After Hours 15
1h 37m
Martin Scorsese's frantic screwball comedy following an uptight office worker's nightmarish late-night odyssey on the streets of New York as he tries to get home with no money.

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The Middle Man 15
1h 35m
Darkly humorous satirical drama following the life of a newly employed “Middle Man”, hired by a small-town community to be the bearer of bad news after a sudden outbreak of accidents and deaths.

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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!