Song of the Sea / Son of the White Mare12A

Bringing our AniMAYtion weekender to a close, we’ll be showing two beautifully animated films one from ten years ago and the other from over forty years ago, explores themes of myth and folklore.

3pm SONG OF THE SEA
Dir. Tomm Moore. Ireland, 2014. 1h 34m.
A young boy and his little sister, a girl who can magically transform into a seal, live on a remote island with their lighthouse-keeper dad. One evening, the two children set out on a fantastical journey to uncover the hidden secrets of their past. visually stunning hand-drawn animated saga brimming with Irish folklore, magic, and music. Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2015 Academy Awards.

5.15pm SON OF THE WHITE MARE
Dir. Marcell Jankovics. Hungary, 1981. 1h 26m. Hungarian/subs.
A massive cosmic oak stands at the gates of the Underworld, holding seventy-seven dragons in its roots; to combat these monsters, a dazzling white mare goddess gives birth to three heroes who embark on an epic journey to save the universe. An astonishing fantasy epic, legendary Hungarian animator Marcell Jankovics created a groundbreaking masterpiece of animation with this psychedelic adaptation of the Hungarian folk tale.

One ticket grants you admission to both screenings. Tickets cost £20 with a ‘Pay Less’ option of £15 (for those whose budget can’t currently stretch to pay standard prices) and a ‘Pay More’ option of £25 (for those who can afford to pay a little more). There are no ads or trailers before each screening. Seating is unallocated. We have scheduled a 30min break between both films.

Tickets for the whole weekend can be purchased by clicking here.

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We showed Song of the Sea / Son of the White Mare between May 29, 2023 and May 29, 2023.

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What else is on?

Today (Thursday 22nd February)

12:30

All of Us Strangers 12A
Parent + Baby Screening
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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15:15

The Color Purple 12A
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
2h 21m
Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino star in this musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel exploring love and resilience through a black woman's journey in early 20th-century America.

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18:15

Samsara U
1h 54m | Lao & Swahili w/ English subtitles
Experimental filmmaker Lois Patiño takes us on an immersive and sensory journey across continents via the cosmos in this meditative and groundbreaking exploration of Buddhist reincarnation.

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20:45

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

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Tomorrow (Friday 23rd February)

15:45

American Fiction 15
1h 57m
Jeffrey Wright gives an Oscar-nominated performance in Cord Jefferson's satirical comedy about a black professor who ridicules the hypocrisy of the publishing industry and unwittingly becomes a hit author.

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18:15

The Zone of Interest 12A
1h 45m | German, Polish & Yiddish w/ English subtitles
Acclaimed director Jonathan Glazer (Under the Skin) returns with this stunningly shot and chilling examination of life within the perimeters of Auschwitz, adapted from Martin Ames' novel.

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20:45

All of Us Strangers 12A
1h 45m
A screenwriter returns to his family home where a strange discovery leads him to reflect on life in Andrew Haigh's heartbreaking exploration of love and loss, starring Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal.

Book here


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!