Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (35mm presentation)U

Directed by F. W. Murnau | USA | 1927 | 1h 34m | Starring George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing, J. Farrell MacDonald

The peaceful life of a naïve country man is turned upside down when he falls for a seductive woman from the city. Together, they devise a scheme to break up his otherwise serene marriage, but a sudden change of heart prompts the husband to seek reconciliation and forgiveness. German director F.W. Murnau, a leading figure in the early years of European cinema, brought his expressionistic style to Hollywood with this stunningly staged romance. Despite its initial failure upon release, the film has since been recognised as one of the great masterpieces of cinema’s silent era.

Our screening on Monday 15th April will be a 35mm film presentation. As a result our ticket prices are slightly higher. 

Reviews

‘It’s a love story that’s more than just a tale of broken hearts and damp hankies. It’s also a landmark in the history of cinema that turns melodrama into high art.’
★★★★★
Jamie Russell, BBC

‘This is pure cinema: emotionally uplifting, utterly absorbing, sublimely refreshing.’
★★★★★
Tony Sloman, Radio Times

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We showed Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (35mm presentation) between April 14, 2024 and April 15, 2024.

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What else is on?

Today (Sunday 21st April)

14:45

Days of Heaven 12A
1h 34m
Widely regarded as one of the most beautifully shot movies in American cinema history, Terrence Malick's timeless American idyll set in early 20th-century America has been recently restored in 4K.

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17:15

Io Capitano 15
2h 2m | Arabic, French & Wolof w/ English subtitles
Deeply emotional and humane drama, based on firsthand testimonies, exploring the hope, heartbreak, and harsh realities of migrant experiences. Nominated for Best International Feature at this year’s Oscars.

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20:00

Mothers' Instinct 15
Deaf/HOH Subtitles
1h 34m
The seeds of guilt, suspicion and paranoia are sewn between two friends in this suspenseful psychological thriller set in suburban America and starring Jessica Chastain and Anne Hathaway.

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Tomorrow (Monday 22nd April)

18:15

A Year in a Field 12A
1h 26m
Meditative documentary reflecting on the evolving rural landscape, told through the lens of an ancient standing stone, contemplating the intricacies of nature and the trajectory of climate change.

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20:30

Evil Does Not Exist 12A
1h 46m | Japanese w/ English subtitles
Captivating eco-drama by Oscar-winning director Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) following residents of a small rural village nestled outside Tokyo opposing the development of a luxury "glamping" site on their land.

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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!