Rebel Dykes18

Directed by Harri Shanahan & Siân A. Williams | UK | 2021 | 1h 29m | Starring Seija Hirstio, De La Grace Volcano, Roz Kaveney

Rabble-rousing documentary about a group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp in the 1980s who went on to influence the discussion around LGBTQ+ rights by becoming artists, musicians and activists. A heady mash-up of animation, unseen archive footage, and interviews telling the story of a radical scene of squatters, BDSM nightclub revellers, and anti-Thatcher protestors.

Reviews

‘By capturing the culture of fetish, party and riot, feminism, sex and politics, this unique blend of styles offers a fitting representation of a punk subculture that gave ‘80s queer and feminist activism its vibrancy’
★★★★
Marina Ashioti, Little White Lies

‘What keeps Harri Shanahan and Siân A. Williams’s documentary throbbing is its archival, thematic richness’
Ela Bittencourt, BFI Sight and Sound Magazine

Our screening on Monday 13th December will be introduced by the organisers of Oxford Pride.

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We showed Rebel Dykes between December 13, 2021 and December 18, 2021.

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What else is on?

Today (Tuesday 16th April)

17:45

Baltimore 15
1h 38m
A bold and thrilling psychological portrait based on the true story of Rose Dugdale, an English heiress who rejected her life of wealth and privilege to join an IRA raid on an english country estate.

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20:00

The Delinquents 12A
3h 10m | Spanish w/ English subtitles
An epic, farcical comedy about a weary bank clerks hare-brained scheme to rob his employer, admit to the crime, and somehow end up with enough money to retire. Argentina’s official entry for the 2024 Academy Awards.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday 17th April)

15:30

Baltimore 15
1h 38m
A bold and thrilling psychological portrait based on the true story of Rose Dugdale, an English heiress who rejected her life of wealth and privilege to join an IRA raid on an english country estate.

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17:45

Monster 12A
2h 7m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Three stories, each from a different perspective, untangle the tale of a young boy's behavioural problems in this humanistic and powerful family drama directed by acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters).

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20:30

Origin 12A
2h 21m
Oscar-winning director Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th) skilfully transforms Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s non-fiction narrative into a compelling and poignant drama about racial discrimination.

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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!