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Back to Black (15)

Back to Black

Her music. Her life. Her legacy.


The extraordinary story of Amy Winehouse’s early rise to fame from her early days in Camden through the making of her groundbreaking album, Back to Black that catapulted Winehouse to global fame. Told through Amy’s eyes and inspired by her deeply personal lyrics, the film explores and embraces the many layers of the iconic artist and the tumultuous love story at the centre of one of the most legendary albums of all time.


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Sunday 21 Apr 202417:0020:00
Monday 22 Apr 202417:30
Tuesday 23 Apr 202416:00 (Subtitled)
Wednesday 24 Apr 202413:1516:00
Thursday 25 Apr 202419:30
Friday 26 Apr 202417:30
Saturday 27 Apr 202416:00
Monday 29 Apr 202420:00
Tuesday 30 Apr 202416:00
Wednesday 1 May 202413:00

Big Banana Feet (12A)

Big Banana Feet

The long lost film of Billy Connolly’s 1975 tour of Ireland, newly restored.


Inspired by the fly-on-the-wall style of DA Pennebaker's Bob Dylan documentary Don't Look Back, director Murray Grigor present the legendary Billy Connolly at his beguiling best, using humour and charm to successfully navigate the political tensions of 1970s Dublin and Belfast.


Featuring iconic stand-up material alongside fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses, this previously elusive milestone of British comedy is now newly restored in 2K from original 16mm materials.

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Sunday 12 May 202419:30

Drift (15)

Drift

A young Liberian refugee offers massages to tourists in exchange for one or two euros to battle her hunger, while her daily struggle for survival keeps the memories that haunt her at bay. She meets an unmoored tour guide and the two become close as they each find hope in the other.


This slow-burn character study of a woman set adrift after a shockingly traumatic incident is delicately anchored by two leading emotionally nuanced performances from Cynthia Erivo and Alia Shawkat.


“Cynthia Erivo’s performance remains unwaveringly riveting.”

-The Wrap


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Monday 22 Apr 202420:15

FFC: Fantastic Machine (15)

FFC: Fantastic Machine

The camera is a fantastic machine. To explore, explain and expose how our unchecked obsession with image has grown, filmmakers Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck turn their cameras directly on society itself to take a look at how this obsession has begun to change our behaviour.


From the Camera Obscura and the Lumière brothers to YouTube and the world of social media, Fantastic Machine chronicles how we went from capturing an initial image of a backyard to a multi-billion-pound content industry in just 200 years. With exclusive use of both archival and found footage, this outstanding new film uses the very medium it examines in an exhilarating, hilarious and thought-provoking way.


“A searing and shocking examination of our popular culture” - RogerEbert.com


The Forum Film Club is a community lead cinema project bringing people together to celebrate all things film!  


On the first week of every month, we screen a brilliant film and then host a post-film discussion in our café bar.


Forum Film Club screenings are open to all and no signing up is required. All you have to do is book a ticket, come along, and enjoy meeting with likeminded cinema lovers!

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Tuesday 7 May 202419:00

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (12A)

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

The Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

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Sunday 21 Apr 202414:15

Help I Sexted My Boss (15)

Help I Sexted My Boss

William Hanson and Jordan North present their hit comedy podcast, broadcast live into cinemas from the London Palladium. William's a posh etiquette expert and Jordan's an expert in all things common, and in this brand new show their worlds collide as they help listeners navigate the challenges of modern life.


Sexted has entertained listeners around the world, amassing more than 50 million listens over six years of episodes. The podcast has also been watched millions of times online, with William and Jordan regular faces on Instagram and TikTok feeds.


Join the boys for an evening full of laugh-out-loud stories and smile-raising moments. Expect the unexpected, as audiences everywhere get involved with the on-stage action and share their outrageous problems and dilemmas!


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Tuesday 14 May 202419:15

Hexham & District Photographic Society presents Stereo Photography with Denis Pellerin (No Cert)

Hexham & District Photographic Society presents Stereo Photography with Denis Pellerin

Denis Pellerin is a photo-historian with a passion for stereo photography. He has been

researching the history of stereoscopy for over 45 years and has written or co-written more than a dozen books and authored nearly seventy articles on his pet subject, both in French and in English.


Since 2012 Denis has been the head curator of Sir Brian May’s extensive collection of stereo photographs, now a charity, and for the past five years, he has been co-curating the Brian May Archive of Stereoscopy with Rebecca Sharpe.


Hexham & District Photographic Society are delighted to welcome Denis to The Forum for a presentation on stereoscopic photography and the work he does with the Brian May archives. Stereoscopic viewing glasses will be provided on the night.


The society will also be presenting their annual awards following the talk.


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Tuesday 30 Apr 202419:30

John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger (PG)

John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger

Step into the glittering world of fashion, scandal and shameless self promotion that made John Singer Sargent the painter who defined an era. Explore the unique creative process of the late 19th century’s favourite portrait artist and the way in which his portraits captured the spirit of a vibrant and rapidly changing age.


John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience. Through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and style influencers, Exhibition on Screen’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.


Filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tate Britain, London, the exhibition reveals Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities, power dynamics and gender identities during this fascinating period of cultural reinvention. Alongside 50 paintings by Sargent sit stunning items of clothing and accessories worn by his subjects, drawing the audience into the artist’s studio.


Sargent’s sitters were often wealthy, their clothes costly, but what happens when you turn yourself over to the hands of a great artist? The manufacture of public identity is as controversial and contested today as it was at the turn of the 20th century, but somehow Sargent’s work transcends the social noise and captures an alluring truth with each brush stroke.


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Tuesday 30 Apr 202413:30

Kung Fu Panda 4 (PG)

Kung Fu Panda 4

For the first time in almost a decade, comedy icon Jack Black returns to his role as Po, the world's most unlikely kung fu master, with a hilarious, butt-kicking new chapter in DreamWorks Animation's beloved action-comedy franchise: Kung fu Panda 4.


After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior, is called upon by destiny to ... give it a rest already! More specifically, he’s tapped to become the new Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace.


Po must find and train a new Dragon Warrior whilst also dealing with a powerful new foe, Chameleon, a tiny lizard who can shapeshift into any creature, large or small.


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Saturday 27 Apr 202413:30
Sunday 28 Apr 202413:30

Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma (12A)

Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma

Tony and BAFTA Award winner Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra, Schindler's List, Coriolanus) and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma (Present Laughter, Game of Thrones, Luther) star in a brand-new ‘full-voltage visceral’ (★★★★ Daily Telegraph) production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.


Filmed live at Dock X, a custom-built theatre space in London, this critically acclaimed staging of Macbeth ‘that quickens the pulse, then goes for the jugular’ (★★★★ Financial Times) will be unmissable on the big screen.


Directed by Simon Godwin (Antony & Cleopatra, Romeo & Juliet, Hansard) with set and costume design by Frankie Bradshaw (Jerusalem, Blues for an Alabama Sky), this is a cinematic and ‘beautifully staged’ (★★★★ WhatsOnStage) production that brings ‘Shakespeare’s tragedy pulsing into the present day’ (★★★★★ The I).


Macbeth is coming. A couple corrupted by their relentless lust for power have blood on their hands. Witness the gripping tale of greed, murder, deception, and superstition in cinemas for a limited time only. Once you cross the line, you can never turn back.


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Sunday 5 May 202419:00

Monkey Man (18)

Monkey Man

Oscar® nominee Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) achieves an astonishing, tour-de-force feature directing debut with an action thriller about one man’s quest for vengeance against the corrupt leaders who murdered his mother and continue to systematically victimise the poor and powerless.


Inspired by the legend of Hanuman, an icon embodying strength and courage, Monkey Man stars Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who ekes out a meagre living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash.


After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.


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Friday 26 Apr 202420:15
Saturday 27 Apr 202419:00
Sunday 28 Apr 202419:30
Monday 29 Apr 202417:15
Wednesday 1 May 202415:45

NT Live: Nye (15)

NT Live: Nye

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS.


Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a

mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.


Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh

fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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Tuesday 23 Apr 202419:00

NT Live: The Motive and the Cue (15)

NT Live: The Motive and the Cue

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.


1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an

experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.


Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

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Thursday 2 May 202419:30

Routes: Seeds of Hope (No Cert)

Routes: Seeds of Hope

Routes is the world premiere of a number of short documentary films made by and with 16 young people aged 11-15 from Ukraine and the UK, living in the region. The students spent a week on a Film Camp at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre led by professional film makers Svitlana Pohasiy and Christo Wallers.  They made documentaries about their lives, sharing their everyday realities and reflecting on their hopes and dreams for the future.


Routes is part of the Seeds of Hope multi-arts collaboration between displaced Ukrainian artists and Tynedale artists, https://tsf.org.uk/seed


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Sunday 28 Apr 202416:30

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake '24 (12A)

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake '24

Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her?


Tchaikovsky’s sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John Macfarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s quintessential ballet classic. Swan Lake remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon.


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Wednesday 24 Apr 202419:15

Royal Opera: Carmen (12A)

Royal Opera: Carmen

Damiano Michieletto's sizzling new production evokes all the passion and heat of Bizet's score, which features Carmen’s sultry Habanera and the rousing Toreador song.


Antonello Manacorda conducts an exciting international cast, with Aigul Akhmetshina performing the title role.

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Wednesday 1 May 202418:45

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace - 25th Anniversary (U)

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace - 25th Anniversary

Returning to cinemas for one week only to celebrate its 25 year anniversary, the first instalment of the Star Wars prequel trilogy which saw George Lucas back at the helm returning to the director's chair for the first time since the first Star Wars back in 1977.


The Phantom Menace tells of a hopeful 9-year-old boy named Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) and a brash young jedi-knight named Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi (Ewan McGregor). The saga follows Anakin's journey as he pursues his dreams and confronts his deepest fears in the midst of a galaxy in turmoil. Eventually he will discard his name after betraying Ben to become the legendary Darth Vader.


May the 4th be with you.

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Saturday 4 May 202419:00

That They May Face the Rising Sun: Free For Members (15)

That They May Face the Rising Sun: Free For Members

Capturing a year in the life of a rural, lakeside community in late 1970s Ireland, That They May Face The Rising Sun is a sensitive and beautifully realised adaptation of the last novel by John McGahern.


Joe and Kate have returned from London to live and work in a small, close-knit community in rural Ireland, close to where Joe grew up. He’s a writer, she’s an artist who retains part ownership of a London gallery. Now embedded in a remote lakeside setting, the drama of a year in their lives and those of their neighbours unfolds through the rituals of work, play and the passing seasons. A delicate, meditative exploration of ritual, community bonds, and the question of how best to live.


Our Monday screening is free for all our Friends of the Forum members, simply book using your membership to claim your free ticket.


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Monday 6 May 202417:00

The Lavender Hill Mob 4K (U)

The Lavender Hill Mob 4K

An Ealing Studios comedy classic, newly restored in 4K. Alec Guinness plays a meek bank clerk who has been responsible for transporting a bank's gold supplies for the last 20 years. But now he has decided to steal £1,000,000 of it.


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Tuesday 23 Apr 202414:00
Thursday 25 Apr 202417:30

The Trouble with Jessica (15)

The Trouble with Jessica

Successful professional London couple Sarah (Shirley Henderson) and Tom (Alan Tudyk) are in deep financial trouble. On the brink of losing everything, they’ve managed to find a buyer for their stylish London home. When their long time best friends Richard (Rufus Sewell) and Beth (Olivia Williams) come round for a final dinner, an uninvited old friend, Jessica (Indira Varma), tags along.


The evening quickly takes a shocking nosedive, and the couple are faced with the moral dilemma of their lives. Dragging their best friends with them, they make a series of choices that could either be their salvation or destruction in this charmingly dark British comedy.



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Thursday 2 May 202417:00