The Last Temptation of Christ15
Incredibly controversial upon it’s initial release, Martin Scorsese’s fifteen-year labour of love adapts Nikos Kazantzakis’s landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ. A remarkable and profoundly personal work featuring outstanding performances by Willem Dafoe, Barbara Hershey, and David Bowie; bold cinematography by the great Michael Ballhaus; and a transcendent score by Peter Gabriel.
‘Here is a film that engaged me on the subject of Christ’s dual nature, that caused me to think about the mystery of a being who could be both God and man. I cannot think of another film on a religious subject that has challenged me more fully.’
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
‘A film of challenging ideas, and not salacious provocations, The Last Temptation of Christ is a powerful and very modern reinterpretation of Jesus as a man wracked with anguish and doubt concerning his appointed role in life.’
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 21st February)
Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd February)
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!