Hull Independent Cinema announce exciting new programme

Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015 by Rich Sutherland

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Hull Independent Cinema is delighted to announce details of its new programme of films, running from November 2015 to February 2016.

The volunteer Trustee team at Hull Independent Cinema (HIC) have been busy working behind the scenes for the last month to put together a programme of films that encompasses acclaimed drama, heart-warming and quirky comedy, gripping thrillers and thought-provoking real-life stories. All of the films in the new programme are showing in Hull for the first time or after a very limited run in the mainstream cinemas, in line with HIC’s aim of bringing the best of new independent, world and art film to the city.

The new season includes a new venue, Hull Trinity House Theatre on George Street. This venue was the home of Hull’s previous independent cinema, Hull Screen, for a few years. It is now part of the new campus of Hull Trinity House Academy School. With 180 plush cinema seats, a huge screen, and a brand-new projector and sound system, it’s the perfect addition to HIC’s roster of venues.

Damien Greco, HIC Head of Programming, said, “We’re really excited to be using this great new city centre venue for the first time in our regular programme. It’s all part of moving towards our long-term goal of a new permanent venue for independent film in Hull. We would like to thank the team at Trinity House Academy, particularly Vice-Principal Nathan Goodman, for their great support in making our use of the venue possible.

“Moving to Trinity House Theatre means that we are, for this programme at least, leaving Artlink on Princes Avenue, the venue where we showed our very first film back in July 2014. Vickie, Jayne and the rest of the Artlink team have been great supporters of ours and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their help.

HIC will continue screening at its existing venues Fruit on Humber Street and Hull Truck Theatre. Union Mash-Up on Princes Avenue will continue to be home to HIC’s Short Film City Hull programme, supported by Leeds Film.

Details of the new programme are below. Printed programmes can be found in bars, cafés, shops and other venues around the city.

Full programme information including booking and ticket details can be found on the HIC website ( or on HIC’s online store ( Tickets can also be purchased in person at Artlink on Princes Avenue or on the door at most screenings (subject to availability). Tickets are priced at £5 except for Hull Truck screenings which are £6. HIC members receive a £1 discount on the price in return for a £15 annual membership fee. Details of the membership scheme are also on the website and online store. Short Film City Hull and some other screenings are priced on a pay-what-you-want basis to encourage people to give something new a try.

November 2015


Friday 6 November | Trinity House Theatre | £5 / £4 HIC members

The Legend of Barney Thomson (cert 15)

Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson and Ray Winstone star in this dark British comedy. Barney (Carlyle) lives a humdrum life as a Glasgow barber, only to find himself on the run from the law when an accidental death makes him the chief suspect in a serial murder case.

Wednesday 11 November | Fruit | £5 (£4 HIC members)

Aaaaaaaah! (cert 18)

What would life be like if humans were actually apes? That’s the question posed by this instant-cult British mind boggle from writer-director Steve Oram. Featuring a fantastic comedy cast including Noel Fielding and Julian Barrett of The Might Boosh.

Monday 16 November | Trinity House Theatre | £5 / £4 HIC members

Cartel Land (cert 15)

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow produces this hard-hitting documentary, which looks at ordinary people fighting against the Mexican drug cartels, on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Winner of Best Cinematography and Best Director awards at the Sundance Festival.

Tuesday 24 November | Hull Truck Theatre | £6 / £5 HIC members

Slow West (cert 15)

Michael Fassbender and Kodi-Smit McPhee star in this atmospheric Western. A young Scottish man (McPhee) travelling across the American west to find his lost sweetheart attracts the attention of an outlaw (Fassbender). Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Festival.

Wednesday 25 November | Union Mash-Up | £Pay-what-you-want

Short Film City Hull (cert TBC)

The best of short film from around Yorkshire, the UK and the world. Each screening is based on a theme – keep an eye on our website, email bulletin and social media for programme details as they are confirmed. Generously supported by Leeds Film.

December 2015


Friday 4 December | Trinity House Theatre | £5 / £4 HIC members

Love & Mercy (cert 15)

An unconventional portrait of mercurial pop great Brian Wilson, leader of The Beach Boys, told from a 1980s viewpoint, as he struggled to deal with the demons that had plagued him throughout his career. John Cusack and Paul Dano are excellent as Wilson in the 1980s and 1960s respectively.

Wednesday 9 December | Fruit | £Pay-what-you-want

Sleaford Mods: Invisible Britain (cert TBC)

Documentary following the post-punk band Sleaford Mods, who played at Fruit earlier this year, as they tour Britain and assess the state of a nation torn asunder by austerity and apathy. This screening is supported by Film Hub North as part of HIC’s Community Outreach Programme.

Tuesday 15 December | Hull Truck Theatre | £6 / £5 HIC members

Marshland (cert 15)

In the eerie wetland landscape of the Spanish deep south in the 1980s, a series of brutal murders have rocked a community still coming to terms with the end of Franco’s regime. Two detectives with conflicting ideologies and personalities must put aside their differences to solve the case.

Wednesday 16 December | Union Mash-Up | £Pay-what-you-want

Short Film City Hull (cert and programme TBC)


Tuesday 22 December | Hull Truck Theatre | £6 / £5 HIC members

45 Years (cert 15)

Hull’s very own Tom Courtenay stars with Charlotte Rampling as a couple approaching their 45th wedding anniversary. An unexpected letter threatens to change their lives. Winner of many awards including Best British Feature at Edinburgh and Silver Berlin Bears for Courtenay and Rampling.

January 2016


Friday 8 January | Trinity House Theatre | £5 / £4 HIC members

13 Minutes (cert 15)

Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s new drama retells the astounding story of thirteen minutes that could have changed the world. From his prison cell in 1939, George Elser recalls the events leading up to his failed attempt to assassinate Hitler. Nomated for seven German Film Awards.

Wednesday 13 January | Fruit | £5 (£4 HIC members)

The Wolfpack (cert 15)

Locked away by their parents in their Manhattan apartment, the Angulo brothers learned about the world entirely by watching films, until one day one of them managed to escape, and everything changed. Winner of Best Documentary Awards at Sundance and Edinburgh Festivals.


Tuesday 19 January | Trinity House Theatre | £5 / £4 HIC members

Tangerines (cert 15)

1990, and as the Soviet Union collapses, war comes to Georgia. An Estonian man, Ivo, has stayed in Georgia to tend his tangerine crop, when he is forced to take in two wounded men from opposite sides of the conflict, bringing a war in which he has no part into his home. Winner of multiple awards and nominated as Best Foreign Film at the Oscars and Golden Globes.

Tuesday 26 January | Hull Truck Theatre | £6 / £5 HIC members

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (cert 18)

Witty and original drama. In 1970s San Francisco, a precocious 15-year-old embarks on an enthusiastic sexual odyssey, beginning with her mother’s current lover. Based on the hugely successful graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner and winner of awards at festivals across Europe and America.

Wednesday 27 January | Union Mash-Up | £Pay-what-you-want

Short Film City Hull (cert and programme TBC)

February 2016

Friday 5 February | Trinity House Theatre | £5 / £4 HIC members

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (cert 15)

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the inner workings of Scientology through the stories of eight people who became ensnared in the cult and who managed to escape. This controversial film almost never saw the light of day in the UK due to the threat of legal action.

Wednesday 10 February | Fruit | £5 (£4 HIC members)

Dope (cert 15)

Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who’s surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure. An award-winner at Sundance and nominated for the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

Tuesday 16 February | Hull Truck Theatre | £6 / £5 HIC members

Mistress America (cert 15)

A college freshman cures her disappointment and loneliness by allowing herself to be pulled into the wacky schemes of her future stepsister. Directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Greta Gerwig, who between them co-wrote the script, this is a hilarious and heart-warming slice of indie drama.

Tuesday 23 February | Trinity House Theatre | £5 / £4 HIC members

Nina Forever (cert 18)

A darkly comic British love story. After his girlfriend Nina dies in a car crash, Rob begins to overcome his grief and falls in love with a coworker, Holly. Their relationship is complicated when Nina, unable to find rest in the afterlife, comes back to sarcastically torment them whenever they have sex.

Wednesday 24 February | Union Mash-Up | £Pay-what-you-want

Short Film City Hull (cert and programme TBC)

Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015 by Rich Sutherland

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