Happening15

France | 2021 | 1h 39m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Anamaria Vartolomei, Luàna Bajrami, Louise Orry-Diquéro, Pio Marmaï

In 1963, student Anne has a bright future ahead of her, but her dreams of finishing her studies is shattered when she becomes unexpectedly pregnant. As her final exams approach, Anne decides to take matters into her own hands. Based on Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel, Audrey Diwan’s empathetic yet visceral drama won The Golden Lion award for Best Film at 2021’s Venice Film Festival.

Reviews

‘Happening is an authentic and earnest work, and though it declines to polemicize, it is inarguably pro-choice.’
★★★★★
Natalia Winkleman, IndieWire

‘An exceptional, cold-eyed and politically trenchant character study…It’s hard to think of a film more necessary in the current moment.’
★★★★★
David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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We showed Happening between May 15, 2022 and May 20, 2022.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 26th May)

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Ennio 15
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An insightful portrait of one of the most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

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20:45

Going to the World's Fair 15
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Friday 27th May

15:00

Downton Abbey: A New Era PG
2h 5m
The Crawley family return to the big screen in this lushly designed and well fashioned period drama based on Julian Fellowes’ popular TV series.

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17:45

Vortex 15
2h 22m | French w/ English subtitles
A stunningly compassionate look at mortality, presented in split-screen, by “enfant terrible” of French cinema Gaspar Noé (Climax, Enter the Void).

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20:45

Downton Abbey: A New Era PG
2h 5m
The Crawley family return to the big screen in this lushly designed and well fashioned period drama based on Julian Fellowes’ popular TV series.

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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!