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01 Aug 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Tell It To The Bees (15)

Annabel Jankel

Based on the novel by Fiona Shaw, Tell It To The Bees is a story of courage in the face of intolerance. Directed by Annabel Jankel, this tender period drama, set in a small post-war Scottish town, depicts the emergence of a love that both rescues two women from isolation and places them in danger.

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01 Aug 2019

Cinema

Curator's Tour: The Prince of Homburg

#PatrickStaff

Join our Head of Exhibitions Eoin Dara for a guided tour through the gallery spaces

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26 Jul 2019 - 01 Aug 2019

Cinema

Tell It To The Bees (15)

Annabel Jankel

Based on the novel by Fiona Shaw, Tell It To The Bees is a story of courage in the face of intolerance. Directed by Annabel Jankel, this tender period drama, set in a small post-war Scottish town, depicts the emergence of a love that both rescues two women from isolation and places them in danger.

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26 Jul 2019 - 01 Aug 2019

Cinema

The Dead Don't Die (15)

Jim Jarmusch

Featuring the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled (including Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi and Danny Glover), Jim Jarmusch's The Dead Don't Die follows the citizens of small-town Centerville as they battle for survival against the living dead.

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02 Aug 2019

Cinema

The Matrix (15)

Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

What if virtual reality wasn't just for fun, but was being used to imprison you? That's the dilemma that faces mild-mannered computer jockey Thomas Anderson in iconic favourite The Matrix, which, thanks to the Wachowskis' imaginative vision, is a smartly crafted combination of spectacular action and groundbreaking special effects.

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28 Jul 2019 - 03 Aug 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: The Lion King

Jon Favreau

Come and enjoy Disney's spectacular re-imagining of this classic story with subtitles for Deaf and hard-of-hearing film fans.

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03 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Japanese Bookbinding

Weekend course

Join us to learn this beautiful presentation technique, especially useful for artists.

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04 Aug 2019

Cinema

Relaxed: The Lion King (PG)

Jon Favreau

Enjoy a relaxed screening of Disney's classic reimagined in ultra-realistic style, with a voice cast including Beyoncé and Donald Glover.

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04 Aug 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: The Lion King

Jon Favreau

Hakuna Matata! Enjoy a Sunday breakfast and The Lion King at DCA.

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04 Aug 2019

Cinema

Of Fish and Foe (12A)

Heike Bachelier, Andy Heathcote

A Scottish family of salmon fishermen battle with activists to save their traditional way of life in this thought-provoking documentary.

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04 Aug 2019

Cinema

Glyndebourne: The Magic Flute - Live

Barbe & Doucet

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade, with a new production by the renowned directing/design duo Barbe & Douce.

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29 Jul 2019 - 05 Aug 2019

Cinema

The Lion King 3D

Jon Favreau

Disney's classic reimagined in ultra-realistic style, with a voice cast including Beyoncé and Donald Glover.

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06 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Etching (Intermediate)

Six week course

Explore exciting etching techniques to create vibrant, colourful, embossed etchings.

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09 Jul 2019 - 06 Aug 2019

Cinema

In Fabric

Peter Strickland

The latest from the unique imagination of Peter Strickland, In Fabric is a typically distinctive and haunting tale that blends Giallo-infused horror with absurdist dark humour, to ghostly effect. The film follows the journey of a cursed but strikingly beautiful blood-red dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.

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07 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Waterless Plate Lithography

Four-week course

Learn to use waterless lithography plates to combine photographic, digital and hand-drawn imagery.

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08 Aug 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Photograph (15)

Ritesh Batra

On the streets of Mumbai, a struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée and a connection is formed. This gentle, sensitive love story comes to our screens from the director of DCA audience favourite The Lunchbox.

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01 Aug 2019 - 08 Aug 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: The Lion King

Jon Favreau

Bring your little lion along when you come to see Simba!

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03 Aug 2019 - 08 Aug 2019

Cinema

Varda By Agnès (15)

Agnès Varda

An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda's final feature sheds light on her experience as a filmmaker, photographer and installation artist.

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02 Aug 2019 - 08 Aug 2019

Cinema

Photograph (15)

Ritesh Batra

On the streets of Mumbai, a struggling street photographer, pressured to marry by his grandmother, convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée and a connection is formed. This gentle, sensitive love story comes to our screens from the director of DCA audience favourite The Lunchbox.

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08 Aug 2019

Cinema

Don't Look Now (15)

Nicolas Roeg

Based on the spine-tingling novella by Daphne du Maurier, Don’t Look Now follows a couple who encounter a psychic who claims to see their dead daughter. There are few films you can watch again and again, knowing that you will always see something new – and this enigmatic chiller is one of them.

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10 Aug 2019

Cinema

Une Femme Douce (15)

Screening as part of Cinema Rediscovered, Une Femme Douce is a forgotten classic of French cinema. Returning to the big screen with greater potency than before, as viewed through a contemporary lens of social and cinematic gendered violence, Bresson's piercing and unforgettable film is a powerful look at the impact of the male gaze.

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10 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Riso Photo Printing (faux CMYK)

Three-day course

Learn to print your photographs or images using our vintage risograph printer.

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10 Aug 2019

Cinema

Ironstar: Summer Shorts

Ironstar Summer Shorts returns for its third year with a variety of short films by independent filmmakers from across the globe, all competing for the Best of Fest Audience award and a £500 prize.



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11 Aug 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: The Chambermaid (15)

Lila Avilés

Eve, a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel, aspires to better things in this highly acclaimed debut from former actor Lila Avilés, which uses one woman's experiences to take audiences inside a life - and a culture - that's as bracingly unique as it is hauntingly relatable.

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11 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Andy Warhol Class

One day course

Create prints using the simple screen print process that Warhol used to make his famous portraits.

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11 Aug 2019

Cinema

Adoption (15)

Márta Mészáros

Screening as part of Cinema Rediscovered, Márta Mészáros’ Adoption is a powerful meditation on agency and womanhood in a world that waits to give permission.

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26 Jul 2019 - 12 Aug 2019

Cinema

The Lion King

Jon Favreau

Disney's classic reimagined in ultra-realistic style, with a voice cast including Beyoncé and Donald Glover.

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12 Aug 2019

Cinema

DCA Film Quiz (PG)

Come and escape the erratic summer weather with a one-way flight deep into the heart of cinematic trivia!

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13 Aug 2019

Galleries and Create Space

Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop

#PatrickStaff

Aged 60+? Join Senior Citizen Kane Gallery Tour and Workshop.

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09 Aug 2019 - 13 Aug 2019

Cinema

The Chambermaid (15)

Lila Avilés

Eve, a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel, aspires to better things in this highly acclaimed debut from former actor Lila Avilés, which uses one woman's experiences to take audiences inside a life - and a culture - that's as bracingly unique as it is hauntingly relatable.

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13 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Wood Engraving

Four-week course

Join Beth Robertson to create finely detailed designs.

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13 Aug 2019

Cinema

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (15)

Francis Ford Coppola

Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut is Coppola's most realised version of the film. This visually dazzling masterpiece is a surreal, hallucinatory, epic tragedy about the horror of the Vietnam War, following a U.S. Army Intelligence officer who is sent to assassinate Colonel Kurtz, a renegade Green Beret who uses primitive tribesmen to wage his own battle.

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15 Aug 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: Blinded by the Light (12A)

Gurinder Chadha

Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

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15 Aug 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Blinded by the Light (12A)

Gurinder Chadha

Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

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17 Aug 2019

Create Space

Family Art Lab: Patrick Staff

#DCAMakes

Join our artists to explore Patrick Staff’s The Prince of Homburg.

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18 Aug 2019

Cinema

Relaxed: Blinded by the Light (12A)

Gurinder Chadha

Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

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18 Aug 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Blinded by the Light (12A)

Gurinder Chadha

Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

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17 Aug 2019 - 20 Aug 2019

Cinema

Notorious (U)

Alfred Hitchcock

One of Hitchcock's finest films of the 1940s, Notorious uses its espionage plot about Nazis hiding out in South America as a mere background in order to focus on a perverse, cruel love affair between US agent Cary Grant and alcoholic Ingrid Bergman, whom he blackmails into providing sexual favours for the German Claude Rains as a means of getting information.

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11 Aug 2019 - 21 Aug 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: Blinded by the Light (12A)

Gurinder Chadha

Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

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22 Aug 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (18)

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature is a love poem to 1970s L.A, a sprawling story about tinsel-town as well as the transient nature of fame, friendship (and a murderous cult leader). We're thrilled to present Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood in gorgeous 35mm! Tickets go on sale from Tue 30 July.

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09 Aug 2019 - 22 Aug 2019

Cinema

Blinded by the Light (12A)

Gurinder Chadha

Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, Blinded by the Light is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

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24 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Introduction To Adobe Lightroom

Two-day course

Lightroom is a photo-retouching and organisational software from the makers of Photoshop.

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24 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Japanese Woodblock Printing

Weekend course

Step back in time into the intriguing world of Japan’s Edo Period.

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25 Aug 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (18)

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature is a love poem to 1970s L.A, a sprawling story about tinsel-town as well as the transient nature of fame, friendship (and a murderous cult leader). We're thrilled to present Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood in gorgeous 35mm! Tickets go on sale from Tue 30 July.

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26 Aug 2019

Cinema

In the Evening There is Feeling: Reading Isabel Waidner

#PatrickStaff

In the Evening There is Feeling is DCA’s Exhibitions reading group.

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27 Aug 2019

Create Space

Let’s Get Critical

Grow confidence in your opinions and skills for writing about art.

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29 Aug 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Pain and Glory (15)

Pedro Almodóvar

Exploring early memories as well as the challenges of growing older, Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar is back on our screens with a wistful, self-reflexive, deeply moving portrait of middle age, starring a never-better Antonio Banderas.

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29 Aug 2019

Galleries

Patrick Staff, Isabel Waidner and Eoin Dara in Conversation

#PatrickStaff

On the last week of the exhibition, join artist Patrick Staff, writer Isabel Waidner, and DCA’s Head of Exhibitions Eoin Dara in the galleries.

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23 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019

Cinema

Pain and Glory (15)

Pedro Almodóvar

Exploring early memories as well as the challenges of growing older, Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar is back on our screens with a wistful, self-reflexive, deeply moving portrait of middle age, starring a never-better Antonio Banderas.

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14 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019

Cinema

Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (18)

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino's ninth feature is a love poem to 1970s L.A, a sprawling story about tinsel-town as well as the transient nature of fame, friendship (and a murderous cult leader). We're thrilled to present Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood in gorgeous 35mm! To make this possible, there will be a 50p surcharge on all tickets (special screenings excluded). Tickets go on sale from Tue 30 July.

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13 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Print Studio Tour

Join us for a tour of our Print Studio!

We offer twice weekly tours of our Print Studio.

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29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

Meeting Room

Photography Forum

Last Sat of every month

Compare notes, discuss each other’s portfolios and get advice from tutors.

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31 Aug 2019

Print Studio

Watercolour Monoprinting plus chine-collé

Weekend course

Create the most delicate and painterly line and wash prints.

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22 Jun 2019 - 01 Sep 2019

Galleries

Exhibition Tours: The Prince of Homburg

#PatrickStaff

Join our friendly Visitor Assistants for a guided tour of Patrick Staff’s The Prince of Homburg.

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22 Jun 2019 - 01 Sep 2019

Galleries

Patrick Staff

The Prince of Homburg

This exhibition by British artist Patrick Staff will debut a major video installation and series of sculptural works reinterpreting 19th century German writer Heinrich Von Kleist's play The Prince of Homburg.

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10 Sep 2019

Cinema

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (12A)

Live from the London stage, Margaret Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation about her remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

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12 Sep 2019

Cinema

NT Live: Fleabag

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.

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26 Sep 2019

Cinema

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore) (12A)

by Richard Bean

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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14 Sep 2019 - 24 Nov 2019

Galleries

Alberta Whittle

How Flexible Can We Make the Mouth

This exhibition will mark Barbadian-Scottish artist Alberta Whittle’s first major solo exhibition in a UK institution, drawing together new and recent artworks in film, sculpture, print, installation and performance to reflect on memory, trauma, weather and tensions between the land and sea.

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