In a special collaboration with the Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford’s only independent cinema, we present three classic films selected by Lubaina Himid.
At the Ultimate Picture Palace: Jeune Street, Cowley Road Oxford OX4 1BN
The Double Life of Veronique
(1991, dir. Krzysztof Kielowski. Cert. 15)
Sunday 22 January, 3.45pm | Monday 23 January, 6.45pm
Having won numerous awards at Cannes Film Festival in the year it was released, The Double Life of Veronique has since gone on to be included in most “must-see” film lists by critics and film goers. The film is a profound story about obsessions of identity, love and human intuition.
The Shawshank Redemption
(1994, dir. Frank Darabont. Cert. 15)
Sunday 29 January, 4pm | Monday 30 January, 6pm
Oscar-nominated classic starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, The Shawshank Redemption sees two imprisoned men bonding while serving life sentences.
The Scarlet Pimpernel
(1934, dir. Harold Youngu)
Sunday 5 February, 3pm | Monday 6 February, 6.30pm
Set during the French Revolution, a noblewoman discovers that her husband is the Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante leading an underground group dedicated to saving aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.