Pirates15

Directed by Reggie Yates | UK | 2021 | 1h 20m | Starring Elliot Edusah, Jordan Peters, Reda Elazouar

In London, 1999, three pirate radio DJs trying to break into the UK garage scene are determined to see in the new millennium in style. The trio pile into their tiny Peugeot car and drive across London to try and get tickets for the best new year’s eve party of their lives. Reggie Yates’s directorial debut is a joyful coming-of-age comedy brimming with vibrant performances and an evocative 90s soundtrack.

Reviews

‘The closest things to a time machine with energy that explodes off the screen. A great slice of underrepresented British life that deserves to be seen big.’
★★★★
Cheyenne Bunsie, Little White Lies

‘Fresh and funny at its best, Pirates bodes wells for Yates’s future career behind the camera’
Alex Ramon, BFI Sight and Sound Magazine

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Today (Saturday 26th November)

15:30

Baby Face 15
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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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