Towner Film

Cold War

Thu 11 Oct | 4.30pm

Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Academy Award-winning Ida with Cold War, a love story that starts life set against Soviet-era Poland. The turbulent romance between pianist, Wiktor, and singer, Zula, spans decades and nations, shot in luminous black and white.

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City of Borders

Thu 11 Oct | 7.00pm

Shushan is a gay bar situated in the historic city of Jerusalem. In this fly-on-the-wall documentary, we follow a selection of the bar’s patrons: a Jewish Israeli councillor, a Palestinian drag queen, a Jewish settler, and a Palestinian-Jewish Israeli lesbian couple. Yun’s documentary paints a nuanced portrait of her subjects as they negotiate the complex borders of sexuality, race, nationality, and religion amidst the tumult of the Israeli occupation and Israeli- Palestinian conflict.

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Arcadia

Sat 13 Oct | 4.30pm

Scouring 100 years of archive footage, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting - and contradictory - relationship to the land. The film goes on a sensory, visceral journey through the contrasting seasons, taking in folk carnivals and fetes, masked parades, water divining and harvesting.

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Whitney

Sun 14 Oct | 4.30pm

Making use of never-before-seen archive footage, interviews with her nearest and dearest, and featuring rare performances, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald turns his attention to the icon Whitney Houston, tracing her downfall and seeking to uncover the buried trauma at the root of it.

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Whitney

Thu 18 Oct | 4.30pm & 7.00pm

Making use of never-before-seen archive footage, interviews with her nearest and dearest, and featuring rare performances, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald turns his attention to the icon Whitney Houston, tracing her downfall and seeking to uncover the buried trauma at the root of it.

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Apostasy

Sat 20 Oct | 2.00pm & 4.30pm

As devout Jehovah's Witnesses, sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good Witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation.

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The Women

Sun 21 Oct | 4.30pm

The romantic entanglements and inner-lives of women are centre-stage, while gossip and rumour are the stock in trade in George Cukor’s classic, The Women. Famously featuring an all-female cast of stars, the film tells the story of Mary Haines who can’t believe her husband is having an affair.

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Apostasy

Sun 21 Oct | 2.00pm

As devout Jehovah's Witnesses, sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good Witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation.

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Wall-E

Thu 25 Oct | 4.30pm

WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class), is the last robot left on Earth after humans have abandoned the planet. Clearing the planet one piece of rubbish at a time, he’s become lonely during his 700 years alone. After spotting EVE, a beautiful probe robot sent to Earth on a scanning mission WALL-E embarks on his greatest mission and sets out to follow EVE across the galaxy.

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Apostasy

Thu 25 Oct | 7.00pm

As devout Jehovah's Witnesses, sisters Alex and Luisa and their mother, Ivanna, are united in The Truth. Alex looks up to her confident older sister, while striving to follow in Ivanna's footsteps as a ‘good Witness'. But when Luisa starts to question the advice of the Elders, she makes a life-altering transgression that threatens to expel her from the congregation.

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