The Addiction18

Directed by Abel Ferrara | USA | 1995 | 1h 19m | Starring Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Imperioli

A philosophy student is dragged into an alleyway on her way home from class and bitten on the neck by a strange and alluring assailant. She quickly falls ill and begins to develop an aversion to daylight and a thirst for human blood. Shot on the streets of New York and filmed in stark black and white, Abel Ferrara blends grungy urban horror with philosophical explorations of inhumanity in this raw and desolate twist on the vampire film.

This screening is part of Blood & Celluloid: Vampire Film Festival 2022. For more info and to get your festival pass for all five films, click on the “Vampire Film Festival” button below.

Reviews

‘A profoundly moving and subtly frightening study of a victim who turns predator’
★★★★
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

‘Abel Ferrara, working from a rabidly ambitious script by Nicholas St. John, gives the genre a provocative and perversely funny snap that Anne Rice might envy.’
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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Today (Wednesday 5th October)

16:00

See How They Run 12A
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

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18:15

Her Way 18
Socially Distanced
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) gives a magnetic performance as a sex worker forced outside her safety zone to help her wayward son get into cookery school.

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20:30

Moonage Daydream 15
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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Tomorrow (Thursday 6th October)

12:30

See How They Run 12A
Baby Club
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

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15:15

Moonage Daydream 15
Socially Distanced
2h 15m
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen weaves archival footage of David Bowie to present a kaleidoscopic portrait of one of the 20th-century’s most iconic artists.

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18:15

See How They Run 12A
1h 38m
Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, and Adrien Brody feature in an all-star ensemble for Tom George’s entertaining murder mystery comedy romp set in 1950s London.

Book here

20:30

Her Way 18
1h 37m | French w/ English subtitles
Laure Calamy (Call My Agent!) gives a magnetic performance as a sex worker forced outside her safety zone to help her wayward son get into cookery school.

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!