2018 really has been an exceptional year for film, with a host of cinematic delights hitting our screens, from Martin McDonagh’s awards-conquering Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to Greta Gerwig’s masterful directorial debut, Lady Bird, via Spike Lee’s biting return to form, BlacKkKlansman.
It’s also been a marquee year for Discover Tuesdays – our weekly presentation of the best art-house films. The programme provides a steady home for a huge variety of extraordinary works by up-and-coming and prominent filmmakers from around the globe. In 2018, Discover Tuesdays has given you the chance to see the year’s very best art-house gems before anyone else, with early screenings of essential films. Previews have included Pawel Pawlikowski’s epic monochrome romance, Cold War; Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or-winning art-world satire The Square; and Studio Ponoc’s Mary And The Witch’s Flower. Discover Tuesdays continues to be a limitless treasure trove for true cinema fans.
Documentaries have pulled in the crowds, with huge audiences turning out for the Zen Buddhist monks of Walk With Me, and Obama’s presidential swansong The Final Year. We’ve also showcased amazing short films collected from the Sundance Film Festival, the Women Over Fifty Film Festival, and major award nominees. We’ve brought classic films back to the big screen, including art-house standards like Orphée, and Merchant Ivory’s gay romance Maurice, unfairly sidelined on its release but now ripe for reappraisal.
Discover Tuesdays is proudly international, presenting world cinema from a huge range of countries. A third of our carefully curated films this year have been non-English language, with highlights including Academy Award winner A Fantastic Woman; fellow Oscar nominee Loveless; and Lucrecia Martel’s long-awaited Zama. We’ve also screened the best in British independent filmmaking, from both established talent such as Clio Barnard (Dark River) and first-time directors including the likes of Michael Pearce (Beast).
With tickets at only £5 for Members (£8 general admission), don’t miss the cream of the cinematic crop. Catch previews of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s breakout Cannes hit, Shoplifters (20 November), and Sebastián Lelio’s new drama, Disobedience, featuring career-best performances from Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams (27 November). Discover your next cinematic treasure at your local Picturehouse.