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What's on
Aberystwyth Arts Centre Screenings
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Wednesday March 16th 5.30pm

River (PG)

Float away on a stream of fabulous aerial photography of rivers, mountains, deserts, oceans, and clouds, experiencing rivers on scales and from perspectives that you’ll never have seen before…

 

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Monday 14th March 2.30pm and
Tuesday March 15th 7pm

The Velvet Queen (12A)

Set in a landscape like no other, this is a truly memorable film about our relationship with the natural world that with its sudden glimpses of the sublime really should be seen on the big screen. An amazing, meditative journey into one of the last truly wild sanctuaries…

 

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Tuesday 15th March 2.30 and
Wednesday March 16th 7.45pm

Luzzu (15)

With its non-professional actors, keen eye for local customs, and its neorealist approach this is a Loach-like take on life for Jesmark, a real-life Maltese fisherman… 

 

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Monday 14th March 7pm 
 

The Wall of Shadows (PG)

Local Sherpas and European climbers star in this gripping documentary about an expedition to conquer a forbidden Himalayan peak that is the home of the Gods. This is for anyone who loves mountains and simply must be seen on the big screen…

 

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Wednesday March 16th 2.30pm

Aguirre, Wrath of God (PG)

A special screening to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Herzog’s hugely influential epic adventure that stars the one and only Klaus Kinski in his defining role as a mad conquistador in search of El Dorado…

 

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In Cinema
SCREENINGS
2022

We're back in the cinema!

Come and join us at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from Monday 14 March to Wednesday 16

FILMS 2022
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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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7th March - 13th March

When A Farm Goes Aflame (15)

Through home videos, letters, and interviews Jide documents his father’s life, telling a multi-layered story in which diverse ideas of love, relationships and identity collide....

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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7th March - 11th Friday

18kHz (15)

Vibrant, kinetic and powerfully performed with its clever use of dreams and fantasy sequences, this is teenage angst at its most uncompromising; a Kazakh 
TRAINSPOTTING...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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2nd March - 8th March

Nelly’s Memory (PG)

Nicolas, the grandson of colonists in the Belgian Congo, wants to know what life was like for his grandparents. A life dictated by silence, denial and...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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25th February - 3rd March

Listen Before You Sing (U)

Entertaining and joyful viewing for the whole family; Taiwan’s Bunun people’s efforts to preserve their ancient culture are threatened when the village school faces closure...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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25th February - 3rd March

Aya (PG)

Effervescent Aya lives for the day, a normal teenage life in many ways, except that the island she lives on is disappearing beneath the sea...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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25th February - 3rd March

King Car (15)

With its echoes of TITANE and Cronenberg this funky Brazilian sci-fi brings a wry humour to man’s relationship with the car...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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7th March - 13th March

Bangla Surf Girls (12A) 

An inspirational story that follows the transformation of a group of teenage girls who join a local surf club and dare to dream big...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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7th March - 13th March

Reflection: A Walk With Water (U)

This fascinating, beautifully shot film takes a deep dive into our relationship with Earth's most precious resource.... an inspiring vision of how...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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2nd March - 8th March

Rehana Maryam Noor (15)

This riveting “me-too” drama centres on Rehana, a female doctor at a medical school in Dhaka, who is determined to...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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2nd March - 8th March

Sun Children (PG)

From the director of CHILDREN OF HEAVEN, this will have you laughing, crying and rooting for the street kids at its heart. The captivating Ali...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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2nd March - 6th March

Cinema Sabaya (PG)

With its delicate touch, finely drawn characters and outstanding performances this gently explores a group of women’s lives and what they have in common despite...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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25th February - 3rd March

Ballad of A White Cow (PG)

From its gripping opening shot through to its fateful finale, this devastating character study of one woman’s resilience in the face of injustice is powerfully performed...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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25th February - 3rd March

Our Memory Belongs To Us (15)

10 years on from the Syrian revolution, three exiled activists reunite... for them, the eternal question remains: How to survive? By remembering or by forgetting?...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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10th March - 13th March

Karmalink (PG)

Past lives and future dreams collide in this fresh, highly entertaining sci-fi mystery that mixes Buddhism and AI to spectacular effect. Trying to...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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7th March - 13th March

Zalava (15)

Intensely atmospheric this cleverly mixes Kurdish folklore and mild horror conventions to great effect. Sent to investigate reports of demonic possession in a remote mountain village...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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2nd March - 8th March

The Mushroom Speaks (U)

This mind-blowing survey of ‘radical mycology’ can truly change the way you see the world. Among many amazing secrets, it reveals how fungi...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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2nd March - 8th March

Tailor (PG)

A bittersweet comedy about a man who discovers his true self late in life. A celebration of texture, colour and the finest fabrics, with a tremendous...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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25th February - 3rd March

Under Construction (15)

MADE IN BANGLADESH director Rubaiyat Hossein paints a vibrant portrait of a woman whose life - like Dhaka, the city she lives in - is...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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2nd March - 8th March

Liborio (15)

This mesmerising tale of a peasant outcast turned prophet is told in a visionary style that creates a sense of wonder as it immerses you...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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25th February - 3rd March

Stop-Zemlia (15) 

A sharp, sympathetic story of self-discovery set amongst a group of teenagers in contemporary Ukraine. Universal, accessible and convincing...

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7th March - 13th March

Zahori (PG)

Life in the Patagonian desert is harsh. Adrift in a foreign culture 13 year-old Mora is determined to become a guacha. In trouble...

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Aya (PG)

EVENTS
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Friday 25 February, 7pm

‘Made in Wales’ Q&A

Members of Ffilm Ifanc will be talking with filmmakers from the 'Made in Wales' selection, discussing the filmmaking process of the chosen films. A Pre-recorded Q&A.

 

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Thursday 10 March, 7pm

In Conversation with Elizabeth D. Costa and Lalita Krishna

Join us in conversation with Bangla Surf Girls director Elizabeth D. Costa and writer/producer Lalita Krishna to learn more about how they made their inspirational documentary, ‘Bangla Surf Girls’.

 

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Sunday 27 February, 7pm

King Car Q&A with director

Renata Pinheiro 

‘King Car’ director, Renata Pinheiro, will join us to discuss her new film, King Car, with Nia Edwards-Behi, Abertoir’s co-director, and to take any questions from the WOW audience. 
 

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Friday 11th March, 8:30pm

Q&A for Reflection: A Walk with Water

In partnership with The Landworkers' Alliance, we’re hosting a Q&A session for ‘Reflection: A walk with Water’ to talk about the issues raised in the film and solutions we can find within the sphere of agroecology.

 

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Monday 7th March 6:30pm

From Chaos to Hope: Radical Responses to the Anthropocene

Join our international panel responding to the themes in our films, 'Reflection: A Walk with Water', 'Aya', and 'The Mushroom Speaks' and be a part of this wide roving discussion.
 

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EVENTS
2022

Here's what's coming up soon, please join us and take part in our live discussions and Q&As.

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SHORT FILMS


Enjoy a wonderful and varied selection of shorts from around the world for FREE

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    25th February - 13th March

    Abertoir World Shorts  

    Abertoir International Horror Festival screens shorts from all over the world. This is a selection of our favourites from the past four years…

     

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    25th February - 13th March

    Memory & Identity

    Through revisiting old photographs, videos and letters, these filmmakers have rekindled suppressed memories to invite an exploration of their identity, ancestry, and relationship with the past…

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    25th February - 13th March

    The Best of Iris 2021 and
    Iris Prize Trans Stories

    We’re delighted to offer a diverse selection of outstanding LGBT+ short films that showcase unique stories from around the world with a strong British representation…

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    25th February - 13th March

    Best of Native Spirit Festival

     A selection of the very best Indigenous short films from the Native Spirit Festival that promotes Native Film, talks and performances across the world. ..

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    25th February - 13th March

    Made in Wales

    Selected by members of Ffilm Ifanc, a group of Wales-wide young creatives this programme contains a range of styles and genres made by young filmmakers from all backgrounds…

     

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    25th February - 13th March

    This Side of Fabulous (PG)

    Funny, surprising and insightful, this delightful documentary is guaranteed to put a smile on your face...

     

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