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The end of lockdown is in sight!

Our venues remain closed until 18 May when we hope to open our cinema, with events in Gulbenkian Theatre and Colyer-Fergusson Hall to follow over the summer. Please note that you can still pick up a coffee from our cafe which is open for takeaway Mon-Fri 10am-2pm.

After losing his hearing, a musician must find stability now that his life has been upended.

Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke star in this ground-breaking drama from the producers of The Rider, and directed by Darius Marder, writer of The Place Beyond the Pines.

Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) live together, two nomads traveling gig to gig on an endless American tour. Their music is loud, frenzied and passionate, until one day Ruben is overwhelmed by a severe ringing in his ears, which quickly gives way to deafness. Ruben is suddenly overcome by anxiety, depression, and soon enough his past addictions begin to surface. Ruben checks himself into a home for deaf addicts run by an eccentric deaf veteran, Joe. In this world of silence and under Joe’s tough, observant care, Ruben must confront himself more honestly than ever before. But the love and sound of his old life echoes in Ruben’s mind, calling for him to return…

FilmTalk: These screenings will be followed by a recorded Q&A with Riz Ahmed (cast), Olivia Cooke (cast), Paul Raci (cast), Darius Marder (director), Natasha (BSL interpreter) & Kaleem Aftab (host)

Academy Awards (Oscars): 2 wins; 4 nominees

BAFTA: 2 wins; 2 nominees

Golden Globes: 1 nominee

 

Part of the BFI New Release strategy.
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Sound of Metal (plus Q&A)

Sun 23 - Wed 26 May

ART31

ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

Our projects with young people