Category: Things to do

This June, get ready for a packed programme of independent and world cinema at Plymouth Arts Cinema, including There's Still Tomorrow, The Beast, and Richard Linklater's latest film, Hit Man.


Where to find Plymouth Arts Cinema

You can find Plymouth Arts Cinema inside Arts University Plymouth’s main campus at Tavistock Place. Go through Arts University Plymouth’s main entrance and turn right, you will face their Box Office and Café-Bar.

Opening times and how to book

The Box Office and Café-bar open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 5-8.30pm; Wednesday: 1-8.30pm; Saturday: 1-8pm). You can call Box Office during these times: 01752 206114.

Standard £9.00 | Matinees £7.00 | Bringing in Baby £4 | Over 60s £7.75 | 25 & Under, Students, AUP Staff, Budget - Unwaged and low income £4 | Friends 10% discount and £6 on Tuesdays. Please bring relevant ID if you are eligible for a discount. | 01752 206114 |


There’s Still Tomorrow (15)

Friday 31 May – Thursday 6 June

  • Fri 31, 6pm
  • Sat 1, 8pm
  • Tue 4, 8.30pm
  • Wed 5, 2.30pm & 6pm
  • Thu 6, 8.30pm


Dir. Paola Cortellesi, Italy, 2023,118 mins. In Italian with English subtitles. Cast. Paola Cortellesi, Valerio Mastandrea, Romana Maggiora Vergano

The highest-grossing film of 2023 in Italy, this astonishing, emotionally resonant neorealist-channelling darkly comedic drama from first-time director Paola Cortellesi details the journey towards emancipation for headstrong matriarch Delia (Cortellesi) in post-war Rome. Delia is the wife of the abusive Ivano, and the mother of three children. These are the roles that define her and that’s enough for her until she receives a mysterious letter that propels her onto a new path. Set in the second half of the 40s in Rome, There’s Still Tomorrow follows a family divided between the positive push of liberation and the miseries of the recent war.


Swede Caroline (15)

Friday 31 May – Thursday 6 June

  • Fri 31, 8.30pm
  • Sat 1, 2.30pm & 5.30pm
  • Tue 4, 6pm
  • Wed 5, 8.30pm
  • Thu 6, 11am (Bringing in Baby)

Dir. Finn Bruce, Brook Driver, UK, 2024, 97 mins. Cast. Jo Hartley, Aisling Bea, Ray Fearon.

In a world where giant vegetable growing reigns supreme, Swede Caroline takes centre stage as a delightful parody of the competitive gardening subculture. The competitive giant vegetable growing world is rocked by scandal when up-and- coming prospect Caroline has her prized marrow plants stolen. Desperate for answers, she turns to two private detectives she knows who are then dramatically kidnapped. Are the events linked? No, of course not. But Caroline thinks they are and the hunt for her missing marrows takes her way beyond the allotments, plunging her into a national corruption scandal that goes all the way to the top!



The Dead Don’t Hurt (15)

Monday 3 June, 7.30pm

Dir. Viggo Mortensen, US, 2024, 129 mins. Cast. Vicky Krieps, Viggo Mortensen, Solly McLeod, Danny Huston.

Free screening, visit to book tickets


Where Is Heaven

Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 June

  • Thu 6, 6pm
  • Sat 8, 2.30pm


Dir. Gerard Bryan and David Rafique, UK, 2024, 86 mins.

A documentary about life off-grid in Devon and much more.

Maverick soulmates Ged and Dave are on a mission through the winding lanes and hidden tracks of North Devon, to record the lives and experiences of people living without mains electricity. Filming Where is Heaven? over ten years, they captured not only the beauty of this often harsh environment but also the spirit of the wonderful off-grid characters who inhabit it. A diverse collection of people whose stories at first appear meandering tributaries but quickly swell to become an intricate weave of philosophies and vibrant wit, uniting around our common search for happiness.

This rich tapestry of personalities, stunning landscapes and the musical accompaniment of Cosmo Sheldrake combine to deliver the film’s unique and extraordinary soul. Electrically charged with a seductive power not supplied by the National Grid.


Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry (15)

Friday 7 – Thursday 13 June

  • Fri 7, 6pm
  • Sat 8, 8pm
  • Tue 11, 6pm
  • Wed 12, 8.30pm
  • Thu 13, 6pm


Dir. Elene Naveriani, Georgia, 2023, 111 mins. In Georgian with English subtitles. Cast. Eka Chavleishvili, Temiko Chichinadze, Lia Abuladze.

Etero lives in a small village in Georgia and runs a tiny shop. She's never wanted a husband and cherishes her freedom as much as the mille-feuille cakes she buys next to the bus interchange. But her choice to live alone is the cause of much gossip among her fellow villagers. Unexpectedly, she finds herself passionately falling for a man, and suddenly faced with the decision to pursue a relationship or continue a life of independence.

“A work of incredible depth, intelligent and intuitive, which can teach us a thing or two about finding pleasure in life” Cineuropa

“A colourful, sardonic Kaurismaki-like quality that's thoroughly winning” ShadowsOnTheWall


Hit Man (15)


Friday 7 – Thursday 13 June

  • Fri 7, 8.30pm
  • Sat 8, 5.30pm
  • Tue 11, 8.30pm
  • Wed 12, 2.30pm & 6pm
  • Thu 13, 8.30pm

Dir. Richard Linklater, US, 2024, 115 mins. Cast. Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, Retta, Sanjay Rao.

Loosely based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, Hit Man follows the disguise-donning exploits of Gary Johnson (Glen Powell, Top Gun: Maverick), a mild-mannered professor moonlighting as a fake hit man in police stings. He inadvertently ignites a chain reaction of trouble when he falls for new potential client Maddy Masters (Adria Arjona, Andor) – his life spiralling into a powder keg of deception, delight and mixed-up identities.

A rapturously received festival favourite, this irresistibly charming, sizzling comedy-thriller is the joyous latest from beloved indie director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, The Before Trilogy), confirming fast-rising star (and talented co-writer) Glen Powell as one of the most effortlessly charismatic leading men in Hollywood.


The Beast (15)


Friday 14 – Thursday 20 June

  • Fri 14, 5.30pm
  • Sat 15, 2pm & 8pm
  • Tue 18, 5.30pm
  • Wed 19, 8pm
  • Thu 20, 5.30pm

Dir. Bertrand Bonello, France, 2023, 147 mins. In French with English subtitles. Cast. Léa Seydoux, George MacKay, Guslagie Malanda.

Bertrand Bonello's provocative and visionary sci-fi film stars BAFTA-nominated actors Léa Seydoux and George MacKay.

In a near-future world dominated by artificial intelligence, where human emotions are perceived as a threat, Gabrielle (Lea Seydoux) embarks on a journey to purify her DNA by revisiting her past lives. During this process, she reconnects with Louis (George MacKay), her great love. However, a sense of foreboding and fear grips her as she anticipates an impending catastrophe.

Exploring the pressing issues of artificial intelligence and the persistent phenomenon of incel culture, The Beast raises essential questions about fate, self-discovery, and the continuously evolving essence of human existence.

"A luxurious cinematic experience’." ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Pat’s Film Club Presents: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (18)

Friday 14 June, 8.30pm

Programmer’s Pick | Restored Classic

Dir. Tobe Hooper, US, 1974, 83 mins. Cast. Marilyn Burns, Gunnar Hansen, Paul Partain, Ed Guinn, Jim Siedow.

Pat’s Film Club is proud to present the ultimate in summer horror movies, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre back in a magnificent 4K restoration just in time for its 50th Birthday.

Five friends head out to rural Texas to visit the grave of a grandfather. On the way they stumble across what appears to be a deserted house, only to discover something sinister within. Something armed with a chainsaw.

This screening is accompanied by an introduction, a souvenir handout with especially commissioned programme notes, and of course - your very own souvenir badge. Be sure to book early!


Riddle of Fire (12A)

Saturday 15 – Thursday 20 June

  • Sat 15, 5.30pm
  • Tue 18, 8.30pm
  • Wed 19, 2.30pm & 5.30pm
  • Thu 20, 8.30pm

Programmer’s Pick

Dir. Weston Razooli, US, 2023, 115 mins. Cast. Lio Tipton, Charles Halford, Weston Razooli.

In this fantastical feature debut, three mischievous children embark on a woodland odyssey when their mother sends them on an errand. In the rolling hills of Wyoming, three children are tasked with collecting a blueberry pie from their local store. However, what begins as a simple errand soon evolves into an odyssey across the American West, as the intrepid trio faces poachers, witches, huntsmen, and fairies, who all seek to challenge them on their quest. Will the bonds of friendship prove strong enough to guide them home? Billed as “the coolest debut from Cannes”, this unique neo-fairytale, beautifully shot on 16mm, is an unforgettable concoction of Romanticism, British folklore, and Westerns.

"Like unearthing buried treasure." Collider


Safar Film Festival: Life is Beautiful + Director Intro + Q&A

Friday 21 June, 8.30pm

Dir. Mohamed Jabaly, Norway/Palestine/Qatar, 2023, 93 mins. In English, Norwegian, Arabic with English subtitles. Feature Documentary.

The young Palestinian director Mohamed Jabaly is visiting a film festival in Tromsø in 2014, when the borders to Gaza close. He finds himself stuck in the arctic winter. Little does he know that it will be seven years before he can see his family again. Life is Beautiful is a story of overcoming a life put on hold by international politics and rigid bureaucracy, told from the inside by a director who uses all his creativity to connect with the world and forge a way forward.

Director Mohamed Jabaly will be in attendance for a live Q&A after the screening.


Freud’s Last Session 

Saturday 22 – Thursday 27 June

  • Sat 22, 8pm
  • Wed 26, 2.30pm & 8.30pm
  • Thu 27, 8.30pm

Dir. Matt Brown, UK, 2023, 108 mins. Cast. Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode, Liv Lisa Fries.

London, September 3rd, 1939. The world is on the brink of war. In his final days, Sigmund Freud, a recent escapee with his daughter from the Nazi regime, receives a visit from the formidable Oxford Don C.S.Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia). On this day, two of the greatest minds of the twentieth century intimately engage in a monumental session over the belief in the future of mankind and the existence of God.


Wilding (PG) + intro + Short Film

Saturday 22 – Wednesday 26 June

  • Sat 22, 3pm & 5.30pm + Intro
  • Tue 25, 8pm + Intro


Dir. David Allen, UK, 2024, 75 mins.

Saturday 22nd 5.30pm Chris Avent / Tuesday 25th 8pm Jerry Griffiths

Based on Isabella Tree’s best-selling book by the same title, Wilding tells the incredible story of a young couple that bets on nature for the future of their failing, four-hundred-year-old estate. They set to work with their groundbreaking vision, battling entrenched tradition and major forces along the way, daring to place the fate of their farm in the hands of nature. Ripping down the fences, they set the land back to the wild and entrust its recovery to a motley mix of animals both tame and wild. It is the beginning of a grand experiment that will become one of the most significant rewilding experiments in Europe and beyond.

“This astonishingly moving film is a balm for worrying times.”– Arts Fuse

We are delighted to welcome Chris and Jerry who will talk about the work happening at Poole Farm in Plymouth which aims ‘to re-connect people with nature by exploring the woods, stomping through puddles, counting butterflies, meeting the animals, learning about bees and beaver watching. We are proud to be able to demonstrate sustainable land management that enhances and protects the landscape.’

Chris Avent is Plymouth City Council Green Estates Team Manager, leading Nature Recovery partnership work in and around Plymouth.

Jerry Griffiths is programme manager for Derriford Community Park.


Safar Film Festival: Inshallah a Boy

Wednesday 26 June, 6pm

Dir. Amjad Al Rasheed, Jordan/France/KSA/Qatar, 2023, 113 mins. Arabic with English subtitles.


After the sudden death of her husband, working mother Nawal has to fight for her inheritance in order to save her daughter and home in a society where having a son would be a game changer. Amjad Al Rasheed’s powerful feature debut is a story about survival, hope and the lengths women are forced to go to in the face of oppressive patriarchal structures. 

“A gripping social drama about systemic oppression that morphs into a masterful thriller” – Variety.


Exhibition on Screen: My National Gallery, London (tbc) + intro by Rhys Morgan

Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 June

  • Thu 27, 6pm + Intro
  • Sat 29, 2.30pm

Dir. Ali Ray, Phil Grabsky, UK, 2024, 90 mins.

The National Gallery of London is one of the world’s greatest art galleries. It is full of masterpieces, an endless resource of history, an endless source of stories. Beloved celebrities, devoted staff members and world class experts come together to paint a unique portrait of this iconic British institution for its 200th birthday.

The power of great art lies in its ability to communicate with anyone, no matter their art historical knowledge, their background, their beliefs.

This film gives voice to those who work at the gallery who identify the one artwork that means the most to them and why. An assortment of people from all walks of life make surprising choices of both well-known and lesser-known artworks. Finally, some well-known celebrities explain what they head for when they visit the gallery; Claudia Winkleman, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Jacqueline Wilson and HRH Princess Eugenie, all let us in to their deeply personal connection with the National Gallery.

These stories are used as a lens through which to explore the 200-year history of the National Gallery and what the future may hold for this spectacular space.

The Box, Plymouth, is one of four partners across the UK working with the National Gallery to deliver 'The Triumph of Art' by artist Jeremy Deller, a major new commission which will round off the gallery’s Bicentenary celebrations.

 Plymouth-based artist and curator, Rhys Morgan, is currently working as the Art Fund Assistant Curator at the National Gallery to oversee the development and delivery of a near year-long public programme of collective and interactive activities and local performance events beginning in June 2024.

Follow The Box for further information and updates about ‘The Triumph of Art’ by Jeremy Deller.


We invite everyone to join our celebration as part of an ambitious programme of events and exhibitions that extends from the Gallery into Trafalgar Square, across the nation, and to the world through a series of online and virtual experiences.


Safar Film Festival: Bye Bye Tiberius + Zoo (short film)

Saturday 29 June, 5.30pm

F-Rated | Descriptive Subtitles

Dir. Lina Soualem, France/Palestine/Belgium/Qatar, 2023, 82 mins. In French, Palestinian Arabic with English subtitles.

In her early twenties, Hiam Abbass left her native Palestinian village to follow her dream of becoming an actress in Europe, leaving behind her mother, grandmother, and seven sisters. Thirty years later, her filmmaker daughter Lina returns with her to the village and questions for the first time her mother’s bold choices, her chosen exile and the way the women in their family influenced both their lives.

Set between past and present, Bye Bye Tiberias pieces together images of today, family footage from the nineties and historical archives to portray four generations of daring Palestinian women who keep their story and legacy alive through the strength of their bonds, despite exile, dispossession, and heartbreak. 

Bye Bye Tiberias won the Grierson Award for Documentary Film at London Film Festival 2023 and was Palestine’s submission to the Academy Awards in 2024.

 + Zoo (2022)

Dir. Tarik Rimawi, animation, Germany/Jordan, 8 mins.

Wandering through the Worst Zoo in the World, a young boy Sami is looking for his football. The loner finds more than that when he encounters the little tiger Laziz, who follows him on his quest to find a safe place to play. Against all odds, they become friends. But the remnants of war harbour danger.



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