In 1920s New York, a chance encounter reunites two black childhood friends now living on radically opposite sides of the racial divide. With their friendship rekindled their lives become deeply intertwined, but cracks soon begin to appear in their carefully constructed realities. With exquisite black-and-white cinematography and compassionate performances, Rebecca Hall’s directorial debut brilliantly adapts a celebrated work of Harlem Renaissance literature.
‘Rebecca Hall’s wonderful, poetic debut sticks close to Nella Larsen’s story, never offering easy answers or a neat resolution.’
★★★★★ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
‘Alive to pulse-quickening details of body language and the conversational codes by which a dangerous friendship lives or dies, the film is a study in contrasts far beyond the monochromatic.’
★★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph
What else is on?
Today (Saturday 26th November)
Tomorrow (Sunday 27th November)
The Night of Counting the Years Cert-TBC1h 42m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
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!