Film, free events

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The Tyburnia Tour

Interactive film screening exploring an alternative history of the UK. Featuring live soundtrack and Q&A with local historians.

Carpenters Arms, London W1H

Wed 27 May

Free

Cavern Club, Exeter

Sun 21 Jun

Free / 01392 495370

Church of St John the Baptist, Winchester

Thu 11 Jun

Free

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Matchbox Cineclub

A monthly film night screening unusual films including cult movies, banned releases and some that are just plain weird.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Thu 21 May

Free / 0141 222 2254

Thu 18 Jun

Free / 0141 222 2254

Thu 16 Jul

Free / 0141 222 2254

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

Mystery Film - Otley Film Society

Otley Film Society present: Thursday 28 May: Mystery Film - we wait for the awards season to choose our final film in this now eagerly anticipated slot! Tickets (£4) can be bought on the door, or reserved by e-mailing info@otleyfilmsociety.org.uk The Bar opens at 7pm and drinks can be taken through to the film

Otley Courthouse

Thu 28 May

Free / 01943 467466

Animation Drop In and Weekly Studio

Drop-in animation workshop for ages 12–18.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 242 8100

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 242 8100

Thu 7 May

Free / 0131 242 8100

…and 9 more dates until 5 Jun

Barby Asante: Baldwin's Nigger Reloaded II

Performance based on Horace Ove's 1968 film of James Baldwin and Dick Gregory's visiting lecture.

Nottingham Contemporary

Tue 2 Jun

Free / 0115 948 9750

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The Creative Bubble - Virtual Reality Talk, Short Films & Pop Up Art Gallery

Here we go again, it's time to share our love for art, cinema & Virtual Reality! We will launch a new POP-UP Art Gallery showcasing work from talented emerging artists plus invite you to see a host of short films and Virtual Reality experiences.

Roxy Bar And Screen, London SE1

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 7407 4057

EIFF Short Film Challenge

Edinburgh International Film Festival EIFF Short Film Challenge is back for its second year! We will be screening the 10 best short films from around Scotland submitted to us by up-and-coming filmmakers. Join us and our jury of revered filmmakers and film professionals to see the top shortlisted competition entries.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Filmhouse1

Free / 0131 228 2688

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Eldon Building, Portsmouth

Fri 29 May

Free / 02392 845185

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 02392 845185

Tue 2 Jun

Free / 02392 845185

…and 3 more dates until 5 Jun

Hame

Impressionistic journey through Dumfries and Galloway voiced by those who call it home. Installation by artists Mark Lyken and Emma Dove.

The Stove, Dumfries

Sat 2 May

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Hame The Stove, Dumfries

Sun 3 May

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Hame The Stove, Dumfries

Mon 4 May

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Hame The Stove, Dumfries
…and 26 more dates until 30 May

Jon Rafman

An examination of the effects of contemporary technology particularly on interpersonal relationships.

Zabludowicz Collection, London NW5

Thu 1 Oct

Free / 020 7428 8940

  • 12:00 – 18:00 Jon Rafman Zabludowicz Collection, London

Fri 2 Oct

Free / 020 7428 8940

  • 12:00 – 18:00 Jon Rafman Zabludowicz Collection, London

Sat 3 Oct

Free / 020 7428 8940

  • 12:00 – 18:00 Jon Rafman Zabludowicz Collection, London
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Jumana Manna

Sculpture and film based on the artists research into the history of Palestine radio during the British mandate.

Chisenhale Gallery, London E3

Fri 18 Sep

Free / 020 8981 4518

Sat 19 Sep

Free / 020 8981 4518

Sun 20 Sep

Free / 020 8981 4518

…and 45 more dates until 22 Nov

Looks

Works in various media exploring the impact of digital culture on the notion of identity, by artists including Juliette Bonneviot, Andrea Crespo, Morag Keil, Wu Tsang and Stewart Uoo.

ICA, London SW1Y

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 020 7930 3647

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Looks ICA, London

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 7930 3647

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Looks ICA, London

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 020 7930 3647

  • 11:00 – 21:00 Looks ICA, London
…and 45 more dates until 21 Jun

Mud - Otley Film Society

Otley Film Society present: Thursday 14 May: Mud 12A 130mins, Jeff Nichols … and later in the season Thursday 28 May: Mystery Film - we wait for the awards season to choose our final film in this now eagerly anticipated slot! Tickets (£4) can be bought on the door, or reserved by e-mailing…

Otley Courthouse

Thu 14 May

Free / 01943 467466

Nicholas Mangan

An installation exploring the relationship between culture and nature.

Chisenhale Gallery, London E3

Fri 3 Jul

Free / 020 8981 4518

Sat 4 Jul

Free / 020 8981 4518

Sun 5 Jul

Free / 020 8981 4518

…and 40 more dates until 30 Aug

Phil Collins: Tomorrow Is Always Too Long

Film project commissioned by the Common Guild and created using the private photographs and personal stories of Glaswegians, with music from Cate LeBon, Mogwai’s Barry Burns, Golden Teacher and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Fri 10 Jul

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of Moving Image Season.

Sat 11 Jul

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of Moving Image Season.

Sun 12 Jul

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of Moving Image Season.

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Portobello Film Club

Film screening followed by a discussion. Plus – free popcorn.

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Tue 5 May

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0131 629 3037

Tue 2 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0131 629 3037

Tue 7 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0131 629 3037

…and 5 more dates until 1 Dec

Rosemary Lee & Roswitha Chesher: Liquid Gold Is In The Air

A three-screen video installation with sound inspired by the Cathedral Of Trees arboretum in Milton Keynes, planted on the exact footprint of Norwich Cathedral 40 years ago.

Norwich Cathedral

Fri 8 May

St Catherine's Chapel

Free / 01603 630000

Sat 9 May

St Catherine's Chapel

Free / 01603 630000

Sun 10 May

St Catherine's Chapel

Free / 01603 630000

…and 14 more dates until 24 May

Schweinemilch (Pig's Milk)

A look at the work of Neco Çelik, featuring Schweinemilch, some of his shorts and a Q&A.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 5 May

Free / 0131 560 1581

Southside Film Festival: Bring your own archive

This year's film festival, taking place in October, focuses on the cinema-going heritage of the Southside. If you have any archive of films made south of the Clyde, bring it to this event for a chance to be featured in the festival. Followed by a screening of Glasgow 1980, a 1971 documentary about what Glasgow would be…

The Glad Café, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 636 6119

Part of Southside Fringe.

Spanish Film Night

Every first Tuesday of the month Battersea Spanish and Doodle Bar welcome you to enjoy a Spanish language film, for free. Movies will be subtitled in English and you can expect films from Spain, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and more!

The Doodle Bar, London SW11

Tue 5 May

Free / 020 7223 7115

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Speak Out, Act Up 1

Screenings of films exploring the lives of gay black men.

Nottingham Contemporary

Tue 26 May

Free / 0115 948 9750

Stanley Halls Film Club

Stanley Halls Film Club meets on Thursdays. For details of films please email Stanleyhallsfilmclub@gmail.com To join the film Club

Stanley Halls, London SE25

Thu 7 May

Free / 020 8253 1038

Towel Day

Annual tribute to Douglas Adams. Fans are encouraged to carry a towel to demonstrate their appreciation for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author. Featuring fun and games, and a screening.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Mon 25 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

  • 19:00 – 01:00 Towel Day Sofi's, Edinburgh

WOW Project Footage

Footage shot over two years, which shows the diversity of woodland and wetland animals.

Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochwinnoch

Fri 22 May

Free / 01505 842 882

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Sat 23 May

Free / 01505 842 882

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Sun 24 May

Free / 01505 842 882

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

…and 7 more dates until 31 May

XpoNorth

A two-day cross genre festival devoted to crafts, publishing, screen and broadcast as well as music. There's workshops, masterclasses and conferences during the day, evening showcases of music and film as well as opportunities to network with movers and shakers in the creative industries.

Various venues: Inverness

Wed 10 Jun

Times vary / Free

Thu 11 Jun

Times vary / Free