Pier Kids15

Directed by Elegance Bratton | USA | 2019 | 1h 25m | Starring Krystal Dixon, DeSean Irby, Krystal LaBeija

Made between 2011 and 2016, this poignant documentary follows the lives of three queer and trans black youths who become homeless after being kicked out by their families. Creating their own community around New York’s Christopher Street Pier, they are forced to contend with life on the streets. An intimate and moving portrait of the means to be young, black and queer in New York today – 50 years after the Stonewall riots – by first-time filmmaker and former ‘Pier Kid’ Elegance Bratton.

Reviews

‘Stories involving shocking discrimination and violence are filmed with a conspiratorial understanding, as if the camera is lending a friendly ear.’
★★★★ Phuong Le, The Guardian

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We showed Pier Kids between November 5, 2021 and November 12, 2021.

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Today (Saturday 2nd July)

20:45

All My Friends Hate Me 15
1h 34m
A school reunion in the countryside turns sour in Andrew Gaynord’s superb black comedy exploring the modern horrors of social anxiety and paranoia.

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Tomorrow (Sunday 3rd July)

16:00

The Ladykillers PG
1h 27m
Ealing comedy caper in which a group of oddball criminals move into a little old lady's boarding house to plot an elaborate heist. What could go wrong?

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18:15

Il Buco U
1h 33m | Italian w/ English subtitles
Michelangelo Frammartino returns with another work of mystical beauty somewhere between drama and documentary set in the mountains of Southern Italy.

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20:30

Between Two Worlds 12A
1h 47m | French w/ English subtitles
Juliet Binoche (Three Colours Blue, Cache) stars as an author going undercover as a cross-Channel ferry cleaner to research an upcoming book.

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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!