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The F-Rating is awarded to films that are directed and/ or written by a woman. The rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry.

Sat 10 Nov / 12pm

Dukes at Komedia

U

WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN

A feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away earlier this year. Best... Read more

Sat 10 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

This darkly humorous biopic stars Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, the late author and forger whose brilliant tale of deception reveals much... Read more

Sun 11 Nov / 7pm

Sallis Benney Theatre

WHERE I AM IS HERE – Films From Margaret Tait and Friends

A poet, a defiantly independent film–maker, an artist of unique and extraordinary vision – the great Margaret Tait would have been 100 on November 11th... Read more

Mon 12 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

Happy as Lazzaro

Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s follow-up to her 2014 hit The Wonders is a beguiling and luminous magic-realist fable that doubles as an origin myth for a modern... Read more

Tue 13 Nov / 6pm

Depot

PG

DEAD GOOD + Q&A

With extraordinary access, first-time film-maker Rehana Rose explores alternative funeral practices in Brighton. Her documentary follows three groups of people planning a funeral, working with... Read more

Wed 14 Nov / 6pm

Depot

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

Located off the coast of Indonesia, the Australian territory of Christmas Island is famous for the millions of red crabs who travel from the jungle... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 7pm

Towner Art Gallery

U

WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN

A feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away earlier this year. Best... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

Capernaum

Zain (Zain Al Raffea) is a 12-year-old boy growing up in the slums of Beirut. Wise and street-smart beyond his years, Zain’s resentment towards his... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 7:30pm

Fabrica

PEOPLE LIKE US – THE MIRROR

Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) is back at CINECITY with her new live audio-visual performance. The Mirror weaves together clips from thousands of movies with... Read more

Thu 15 Nov / 9pm

Fabrica

15

RANDOM ACTS PRESENTS: THIS WOMAN’S WORK

Random Acts is Channel 4’s weekly late night TV and online short film strand featuring bold and innovative work from animators, musicians, artists and more.... Read more

Fri 16 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

OUT OF BLUE + Q&A

A detective drama that ends up interrogating mysteries far more cosmic than the murder which kick-starts its plot, Carol Morley’s (Dreams of a Life, The... Read more

Sat 17 Nov / 10am

Depot

12A

RESILIENCE + PANEL

James Redford’s documentary explores the biology of stress and the effects it can have on physical health. It considers the developments of medical studies where... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 12pm

Towner Art Gallery

PG

BLUE BLACK PERMANENT

This year marks the centenary of Scottish film–maker and poet Margaret Tait’s birth. To mark the occasion, Towner will screen a brand-new restoration of Blue... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 4pm

Depot

Border

A customs agent who can literally sniff out contraband: this is the intriguing premise for Border, a thrilling and fantastical fairy-tale for adults that won... Read more

Sun 18 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

SUNSET

Anyone familiar with director László Nemes’ astonishing debut Son of Saul, winner of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2016, will know that... Read more

Mon 19 Nov / 6:30pm

Duke of York's

15

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a career-best performance as a kindergarten teacher who oversteps her bounds in a mission to help one of her students. Lisa Spinelli... Read more

Mon 19 Nov / 7pm

ACCA

LAST DAY OF FREEDOM + Q&A

When Bill  Babbitt  realises  his  brother  Manny  has  committed  a  crime  he  agonises  over  his  decision should  he  call  the  police?  Last  Day  of  Freedom ... Read more

Tue 20 Nov / 6:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

From the team behind the extraordinary, award-winning Embrace of the Serpent (2015), Birds of Passage charts the rise and fall of rival clans in late... Read more

Tue 20 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

Girls of the Sun

Golshifteh Farahani plays Bahar, a former lawyer turned commander in chief of the Girls of the Sun, an all-female Kurdish battalion. Bahar is leading an... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 6:15pm

Duke of York's

15

GIRL

Winner of both the Queer Palm and Caméra d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Flemish writer/director Lukas Dhont’s first feature-length film is a stunning... Read more

Wed 21 Nov / 7pm

Sallis Benney Theatre

Screen Talks: Eva Riley – Film Directing

Eva is a Scottish director and screenwriter based in Brighton. She graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2015, with her final year... Read more

Thu 22 Nov / 7pm

Sallis Benney Theatre

Screen Talks: Simran Hans – Film Journalism + Film Programming panel

SIMRAN HANS – FILM JOURNALISM Simran Hans is a writer and a film critic for The Observer. She has written about music, film and culture... Read more

Fri 23 Nov / 9pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

COLETTE

A radiant Keira Knightley (Atonement, Anna Karenina) gives a career-best performance in this exhilarating, entertaining and timely film about the life of groundbreaking French novelist Colette,... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 12:30pm

Duke of York's

15

BURNING

A masterly and mysterious slow-burning suspense drama, Lee Chang-Dong’s follow-up to Poetry was one of the standouts at this year’s Cannes (where it won the... Read more

Sat 24 Nov / 3:30pm

Dukes at Komedia

U

THE WHITE REINDEER

A fresh restoration of this 1952 Finnish classic, a beautiful and beguiling mix of horror, arthouse and fantasy film shot on location amidst the snowy... Read more

Sun 25 Nov / 1pm

Dukes at Komedia

15

The Wild Pear Tree

A follow-up to his Palme d’Or winning Winter Sleep (2014) The Wild Pear Tree is another masterly, visually rich, family drama from Turkish director Nuri... Read more