Oska Bright Short Films12A

1h 5m

Oska Bright Film Festival presents Queer Freedom. An exploration of the intersection of queerness and disability with films about gender, friendships, and the importance of language. This strand was founded by learning disabled Head Programmer Matthew Hellett, who wanted to see better representation of queer learning disabled people on screen. This is a special FREE screening of short films, booking is essential.

Oska Bright Film Festival is the world’s leading festival for films made by or featuring people with learning disabilities or autism. With less than 5% of disabled people working in the UK film industry, Oska Bright Film Festival is driven to make change happen. Working internationally with industry partners and funded by the BFI, our team produces the BAFTA qualifying Oska Bright Film Festival, promotes accessible screenings, runs training for venues, and develops skills for aspiring filmmakers. Oska Bright Film Festival puts people with learning disabilities or autism where they should be, on the big screen. Oska Bright Film Festival will take place in March 2022.

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We showed Oska Bright Short Films between October 30, 2021 and October 31, 2021.

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What else is on?

Today (Saturday 26th November)

15:30

Baby Face 15
+ Intro
1h 16m
Barbara Stanwyck stars as a determined young dame climbing the workplace ladder one man at a time in this risqué classic of the Pre-Code Hollywood era.

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17:45

Clash 15
1h 38m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Set almost entirely within the confines of a police truck, Mohamed Diab's tense and disorienting political thriller looks at the 2013 street riots in Cairo. Event in partnership with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

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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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Plan your visit

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!