We are currently finalising our 2024 Programme, and this will be available in late January. The first Selection of 2024 Films has been announced. To get updates of what is coming, check our News Pages, where we’ll share our film choices as they are finalised.

You can see what we screened in 2023 below, and the audience ratings for those are here

And take a look at our audience poll of 2023 Best Films here.

We look forward to seeing you at the movies soon. Our opening night screening on February 19 is Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece Barry Lyndon


2023 Programme

Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum, is looking up from below the porch and holding on to the balustrade. The famous LOVE and HATE tattoos are showing clearly on the back of his fingers.
27
February
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

The Night of the Hunter

The dark fairytale elements of the film are elevated by the iconic black and white cinematography ... It’s a film truly unlike any other. We know that this will look incredible on the Embassy screen. ...

We are looking at a man and a woman facing away from us, sitting on stools up to a colourfully lit bar, while a barman to their left is quietly observing them
6
March
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Tokyo Drifter

A loyal lieutenant in a Yakuza gang is unable to adjust to a life outside organised crime. “Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colours is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima – an anything-goes, in-your-face rampage” - Janus Films ...

A close up of Smith played by Sam Neill while he is hiding from pursuers. He is partially obscured by tree branches, but there is bight light behind him
13
March
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Sleeping Dogs

This classic Kiwi thriller and debut from director Roger Donaldson stars Sam Neill as an everyman caught between an oppressive fascist government and a radical resistance movement. ...

A row of black girls dancing outside on a sunny day in the outskirts of Paris
20
March
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

Girlhood

From the director of Portrait of a Lady on Fire, this energetic and deeply empathetic drama follows a shy Parisian teenager drawn into a black girl gang. “Empowering and electrifying” – The Observer ...

3 people waiting at a counter in scene from Mandabi
27
March
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Mandabi

A Senegalese man’s life is turned upside down when he receives an impossible-to-cash money order from his nephew in France. “A feast for the eyes and ears” – NY Times ...

Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling in Ace in the Hole
3
April
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Ace in the Hole

Kirk Douglas plays a cynical newsman who stumbles on a potentially career-making story in Billy Wilder’s acidic and unflinching examination of journalistic ethics ...

A close-up of Judy Davis, her red hair blowing in the breeze, as she looks past us to the right hand side of the frame
17
April
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

My Brilliant Career

Based on teenage author Miles Franklin’s celebrated turn-of-the-century coming-of-age story, Gillian Armstrong’s debut feature upends the conventions of period romance. Stars Judy Davis and Sam Neill ...

The crew of Spaceship Earth, in a group photo, all wearing red overalls, inside the biodome overlooking lush vegetation
24
April
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth is the true but stranger-than-fiction adventure of eight visionaries who spent two years quarantined in the Arizona desert inside of a self-engineered, self-sustaining replica of Earth’s ecosystem ...

Al Shaw (Bruno Lawrence) looking out the window of the truck he is driving with his wife and daughter on the bench seat alongside him
1
May
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Smash Palace

The follow-up to Sleeping Dogs is an intensely felt drama of family break-up, starring a brooding Bruno Lawrence as a junkyard owner suffocating in domestic turmoil ...

Scene from Pigs and Battleships of a group of men sitting at a table playing a board game.
8
May
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Pigs and Battleships

Imamura’s breakthrough film was this dazzling portrait of the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port of Yokosuka, home to a US naval base. “A rambunctious carnival of post-war folly” – NY Times ...

Australian actor Steve Bisley plays the part of a slimy secondhand car salesman in "The Big Steal"
15
May
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

The Big Steal

This winning ’80s comedy caper stars a young Ben Mendelsohn as a teen conned by a used-car dealer when trying to score his dream car to impress his big crush. ...

A view of the back of a woman facing a crowded press conference with tV cameras and reporters
22
May
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Collective

A heroic reporter investigates a shocking health-care fraud in the aftermath of a tragic nightclub fire. “The best film about journalism since All the President’s Men” – The Times ...

Jayne  Mansfield and Joan Blondell in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter
29
May
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Former animator Frank Tashlin brings cartoonish exuberance to this wild satire of ’50s mores, as a put-upon ad-exec attempts to wrangle a glamorous movie star for a lipstick commercial. With Tony Randall and Jayne Mansfield ...

Holly Hunter as Helen Remington looking toward camera from back seat of a car in Crash film
12
June
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

Crash

Highly controversial on its original release, Cronenberg’s provocative satire about a group of sadomasochistic car-crash fetishists remains as unsettling as it is mesmerising ...

Hatidze Muratova, said to be the last wild beekeeper in Europe, looking out of a window
19
June
6:15 pm - 7:40 pm

Honeyland

A centuries-old way of life tending wild beehives deep in the countryside is disrupted by the arrival of new neighbours. “An elemental struggle between ancient tradition and greed… an incredible true story” – Time Out ...

Poster for The Wild Goose Lake showing a couple sitting in a train
26
June
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

The Wild Goose Lake

Gangland subterfuge tumbles into a dazzling nocturnal manhunt in this film noir par excellence – a modern genre classic in the making. “Spellbinding pulp noir” – Rolling Stone ...

Zhenia (Alec Utgoff), an angelic masseur is massaging a man's back while talking to a woman in the room
3
July
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

Never Gonna Snow Again

This unclassifiable satire of Poland’s disconnected upper-class follows an angelic masseur as he tries to draw meaning out of his clients’ lives. “A magical… tour-de-force" ...

10
July
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Sweet Smell of Success

Broadway has never been as seductive or as menacing as it is in this bitter farce about a venomous gossip columnist (Burt Lancaster) and his soulless lackey (Tony Curtis) ...

A crowded bar with people drinking, laughing and dancing
17
July
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

B Movie: Lust and Sound in West Berlin

This archive-heavy documentary revisits the vibrant music and art scene of West Berlin during the divided city’s punky, druggy, trashy 1980s heyday.” – Hollywood Reporter ...

24
July
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Celia

A dark childhood fable about a young girl who escapes into her fantasies. “One of the best films about childhood since The 400 Blows” – Time Out ...

A man looking at exhibits in a waxworks museum
21
August
6:15 pm - 7:40 pm

Waxworks

One of the final works of German Expressionism offers a sophisticated melding of genres, as a young poet dreams up fantastical tales inspired by the waxworks of some notorious personages ...

Lea Seydoux as a TV presenter sitting at a desk in France film
28
August
6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

France

Dumont takes aim at 24-hour news culture, with Léa Seydoux as a TV journalist juggling her unflappable public image and chaotic family life. “A biting and complex satire” – Les Inrockuptibles ...

Rasmané Ouédraogo (Saga) in a scene from Tilai and  Ina Cissé (Nogma)
4
September
6:15 pm - 7:40 pm

Tilaï

Forbidden love for a stepmother sets in motion a chain of devastating events in pre-colonial West Africa. Cannes Grand Prix. Winner of the 1990 Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. ...

Max Hubacher (Willi Herold) hiding from a group of German soldiers in 'The Captain'
11
September
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

The Captain

A German deserter in WWII discovers great power in an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform. “Parable, historical reckoning and pitch-black comedy. Clever and well-crafted” – Film Comment ...

A group of musicians in yellow overalls in the film System-K
18
September
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

System K

A lively, endlessly fascinating documentary about the incredible art world stirring in Kinshasa. “A full-blown nosedive into a unique moment of collective creation” – Hollywood Reporter ...

A troup of dancers in Gallant Indies
25
September
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Gallant Indies

Gallant Indies offers a behind-the-scenes look into a completely reimagined production of Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera "Les Indes Galantes”. Artist Clément Cogitore uses the performance to tackle issues of racism, colonialism and slavery. ...

Omar Abdi (Guled) and Yasmin Warsame (Nasra) in The Gravedigger's Wife
2
October
6:15 pm - 7:40 pm

The Gravedigger’s Wife

A gentle, big-hearted drama about a gravedigger seeking money for his wife’s operation. “This Somali language film’s simplicity and economy is its power.”– The Observer ...

A girl stands by a car in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
9
October
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

With its heightened aesthetic ... its alt-rock soundtrack and the central figure of a skateboarding vampire wearing a chador, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is one of the coolest, most unusual films on our 2023 programme. ...

Christopher Lee as Lord Summerisle in The WIcker Man
30
October
6:15 pm - 7:50 pm

The Wicker Man

This brilliant folk horror classic follows a devoutly Christian policeman (Edward Woodward) whose search for a missing girl on a remote Scottish island is led astray by the pagan-worshipping inhabitants ...

Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell in a scene from Nightmare Alley
6
November
6:15 pm - 8:05 pm

Nightmare Alley

The hauntingly strange world of a travelling carnival is the setting for this moody melodrama about a charlatan spiritualist and his fall from grace. ...

Group of riders with large rock formations from the film The Searchers
13
November
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

The Searchers

Perhaps the most iconic and revered Western ever made, It was named the 15th greatest film of all time in the Sight and Sound Critics Poll last year. Martin Scorcese said of John Wayne's leading role "It’s the greatest performance of a great American actor." ...

Robert de Niro sitting in a movie theatre in a scene from Taxi Driver
20
November
6:15 pm - 8:10 pm

Taxi Driver

A must-see film for movie lovers, this Martin Scorsese masterpiece is as hard-hitting as it is compelling, with Robert De Niro at his best. - Rotten Tomatoes ...

Street scene with detectives and car in The Naked City
27
November
6:15 pm - 7:55 pm

The Naked City

Amid a semi-documentary portrait of New York and its people, Jean Dexter, an attractive blonde model, is murdered in her apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. ...

Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart in the riverboat The African Queen
4
December
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

The African Queen

John Huston's film, now restored for its 50th anniversary, is a ripping, gripping yarn, a surprisingly erotic love story and, as it happens, a premonition of Herzog's Fitzcarraldo. Humphrey Bogart plays the boozy riverboat captain, Katharine Hepburn the prim Christian missionary. ...

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