Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

A self-described ‘pop-u-mentary’, Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model follows lauded performance artist Bryony Kimmings and her 10-year old niece Taylor as they collaborate on Kimmings’ latest show, an attempt to battle against the hypersexualised world of pop music. As they do so, Bryony and Taylor solidify their bond, travel the world, pique the attention of the press, and try to create an alternative popstar for the Tween generation. An inspiring story of togetherness and creativity.

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Picturehouses website here.

Presented in partnership with LOCO

Commune, The

Danish master Thomas Vinterberg (Festen) reunites with screenwriter Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt, A Hijacking) in The Commune, a ‘70s set melodrama about the travails of communal living. Erik and Anna believe that they’re staving off middle class ennui when they establish an experiment of shared, democratic living in the middle of Copenhagen. But can such an environment ever be truly equal? And what problems of their own are they running away from? A perfectly composed take on the eternal conflict at the heart of the hippy dream.

Tickets available from the Picturehouses website here.

 

Childhood of a Leader, The

What makes a dictator? American indie darling Brady Corbet (Martha, Macy May, Marlene, Simon Killer) makes his directorial debut with a fable of totalitarianism in Childhood of a Leader, a portrait of an American boy living in France whilst his father negotiates the Treaty of Versailles. Inspired by the childhoods of many of the 20th Century’s great dictators, it’s enlivened by an utterly chilling turn from Robert Pattinson and a barmy, overwhelming score by American music legend Scott Walker, elevating a tale of childhood nastiness to an evocation of emerging evil.

Tickets available from the Picturehouses website here.

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Baskin

A squad of unsuspecting cops plunge through a trapdoor – to a Hell created from their nightmares and darkest secrets – when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. A rare foray into genre cinema from Turkey, laced with unbearable tension, blood-soaked torture scenes and ominous symbolism. Featuring a cast of terrifically convincing actors, this debut from Can Evrenol is a trip into your own worst nightmare.

Tickets available on the Picturehouses website here.

Author: The JT Leroy Story

One of the greatest scandals ever to envelop the literary world, the unmasking of “it boy” author Jeremiah ‘Terminator’ Leroy by New York magazine in 2005 is the type of stranger than fiction story tailor-made for the movies. Hailed as a literary sensation for his tough prose and having overcome an abusive, drug addled childhood, LeRoy was revealed not to be the transgender child of a truck stop prostitute, but the invention of 40-year-old San Francisco phone-sex operator Laura Albert. And having drawn the devotion of the likes of Tom Waits, Gus Van Sant, Madonna and Winona Ryder, many of whom appear in the film on tape, there would be hell to pay when the truth came out. A fantastic account of the tallest of tales.opencity-logo
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Tickets available from the Picturehouses website here.

Screening in partnership with Open City.

Aloys

A lonely, reclusive private investigator is pulled into the world of ‘telephone walking’ when a mysterious woman steals his surveillance tapes in Aloys, Tobias Nölle’s gloriously mad debut feature. Exploring the imaginary worlds and human connections made possible by a simple phone call, the fantastical existence that this unlikely odd couple create is a bizarrely moving world of cabaret performance, barnyard animals and genuine human connection, an utterly distinctive love story loaded with amazing imagery, bleak humour and delicate emotion. An absolute one-off.Swiss Embassy

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available on the Picturehouses website here.
Screening supported by the Embassy of Switzerland in London.

 

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Adult Life Skills

This witty, moving debut finds Anna (a career-best Jodie Whittaker) hiding out in her mum’s garden shed. Making hilarious home movies, her isolation is a coping mechanism in the face of grief. But her family, friends and the rebellious child next door won’t let her cut herself off forever. A hilarious, heartfelt ode to moving on from Rachel Tunnard, an important new voice in British film, this won the Nora Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Followed by a Q&A. Tickets available from the Picturehouses website here.