The Camera is Ours12A

UK | 2022 | 1h 38m

John Grierson is sometimes referred to as the father of British documentary and credited with coining the term documentary itself. But from the beginning, female innovators were at work within the genre, including Grierson’s own sisters Ruby and Marion. This illuminating selection of documentary shorts (ranging from 1935 to 1967) showcase their work alongside that of other pioneering female documentary makers in this revelatory programme of new digital restorations.

The screening on Tuesday 7th June (18:15) will include a post-screening discussion with Ros Cranston (BFI National Archive Curator), Kiri Walden (Film Studies Tutor, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education) and Katherine Bradley (The  Oxford International Women’s Festival). 

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Tuesday 7 June

Q&A Screening

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Sunday 12 June

6.15pmBook tickets

What else is on?

Tomorrow (Thursday 26th May)

15:00

Ennio 15
2h 36m
An insightful portrait of one of the most popular and prolific film composers of the twentieth century, legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

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18:15

Bulado Rating-TBC
1h 27m | Dutch & Papiamento w/ English subtitles
MAONA Art presents a one-off screening of Eché Janga's magical drama from Curaçao about a young girl's difficult journey to adulthood.

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20:45

Going to the World's Fair 15
1h 26m
Jane Schoenbrun explores internet folklore (“creepypasta”) and the loneliness of online adolescence in this haunting and experimental lo-fi horror.

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Friday 27th May

15:00

Downton Abbey: A New Era PG
2h 5m
The Crawley family return to the big screen in this lushly designed and well fashioned period drama based on Julian Fellowes’ popular TV series.

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17:45

Vortex 15
2h 22m | French w/ English subtitles
A stunningly compassionate look at mortality, presented in split-screen, by “enfant terrible” of French cinema Gaspar Noé (Climax, Enter the Void).

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20:45

Downton Abbey: A New Era PG
2h 5m
The Crawley family return to the big screen in this lushly designed and well fashioned period drama based on Julian Fellowes’ popular TV series.

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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!