Film at Towner

Finding Vivian Maier

Sat 24 Mar | 2pm

Finding Vivian Maier tells the fascinating story of secretive street photographer Vivian Maier, whose work, comparable with heavy weights Henri Cartier-Bresson and Diane Arbus, was never seen […]


Hockney – fully booked

Sat 31 Mar | 2pm

Through his upbringing in Bradford, years spent in London during the British Pop Art scene, onto California with a stop-off in New York, and then back to Yorkshire, Hockney charts the remarkable career of the iconic artist David Hockney. Including footage from the artist’s personal collection, and interviews with some of his close friends, the film also includes an exclusive tour of his archive and studio, where, at age 77, he still paints seven days a week.


Kubo and the Two Strings

Sat 31 Mar | 10:30am

The film tells the story of Kubo, whose peaceful existence comes crashing down around him after he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Setting out with a snow monkey and a beetle (voiced by Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey) to keep him company he must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) to unlock his family’s secret legacy.


Chicken Run

Mon 2 Apr | 2pm

Times are tough for the chickens of Mrs Tweedy’s Farm; with her flock not producing enough eggs, Mrs Tweedy (voiced by a steely Miranda Richardson) decides a more profitable course of action would be investing in a pie-making machine. Luckily, the hens’ lives are turned upside down when a handsome American rooster explodes onto the scene with promises of realising their dreams of escape by teaching them to fly.


The Eagle Huntress

Thu 12 Apr | 2pm

This family-friendly documentary, voiced by Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley, tells the story of 13-year-old Aisholpan, the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Rosy-cheeked and iron-willed, our trailblazing heroine joyfully proves that girls can do anything that boys can.


E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Sun 15 Apr | 2pm

A film that surely needs no introduction, Steven Spielberg’s beloved masterpiece tells the story of a stranded extra-terrestrial, befriend by 10-year-old Elliott and his siblings, in dire need of help in getting back to his home planet. After being introduced to the early pleasures of watching TV, drinking beer and trick-or-treating, E.T. decides it’s time to “phone home”.


A Field in England

Sun 6 May | 2pm

Dir. Ben Wheatley, 2013. 91mins Filmed in black and white this historical, psychological thriller is a powerful portrayal of the bloodthirsty madness that descends over a group […]


Tawny Pipit

Sun 20 May | 2pm

Dir. Bernard Miles and Charles Saunders, 1944. 81mins Described as a whimsical comedy, this film charts the rallying together of a small village to protect the nesting […]