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Our Film Listings

Not only do we offer a main season of 16 films, shown on alternate Fridays from September to April, but also several extra films.

 

All films are shown at the Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE. Tickets are £6 on the door.
Films start at 8pm with the bar open from 7:30pm.
Sunday films start at 4pm, with the bar open from 3.30pm.

Thirty advance tickets are available from the Hive, either online via their website or by dropping in (Tuesday to Friday). Some of our films are very popular so if you choose to turn up on the night, try to get there early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to find out more about becoming a member or just getting a ticket for individual films

 
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Wednesday 19 December 2018


 

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

 
PG | UK | 1960 | English
Drama
Director: Karel Reisz

We are grateful for funding from Film Hub Midlands which supports these shows
Albert Finney still thrills with his anti-establishment energy in this grittily realistic story of working-class life in Nottingham.


Friday 4 January 2019


 

In Between

 
15 | Israel | 2016 | Hebrew/ Arabic
Drama
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
 
Included in Main Season
 
Three young Palestinian-Israeli women - a devout student, a club DJ, and a successful aspiring lawyer - learn to live together.
+ The Heart Of Britain (UK, 1941, 10 mins)


Wednesday 9 January 2019


 

Custody

 
15 | France | 2017 | French
Drama
Director: Xavier Legrand

A gripping, tension-filled story that builds steadily towards an extraordinary climax. This French debut film about a bitter custody battle for an only child scooped up numerous awards upon its release.


Friday 18 January 2019


 

I Am Not a Witch

 
12 | Zambia | 2017 | Nyanja, English
Drama
Director: Rungano Nyoni
 
Included in Main Season
 
When nine-year-old Shula is stigmatised as a witch in her village, she determines to plot her own course in life.
+ Un Chien Andalou (Spain, 1929, 16 mins)


Wednesday 23 January 2019


 

Duck Soup

 
U | USA | 1933 | English
Comedy
Director: Leo McCarey

Probably the Marx Brothers' funniest and most inventive film, the extraordinary political satire retains its bite and its laughs after more than 80 years.
This film is part of Comedy Genius, a nationwide season that celebrates the greatest comedy talent onscreen. Comedy Genius is led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. For more screenings go to bficomedy.co.uk. #bficomedy


Friday 1 February 2019


 

Lift to the Scaffold

 
PG | France | 1957 | French
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Louis Malle
 
Included in Main Season
 
Louis Malle's debut is a gripping thriller with a unique alibi and a gorgeous soundtrack from Miles Davies.
+ Momma Don't Allow (UK, 1956,22 mins)


Friday 15 February 2019


 

Bal

 
PG | Turkey | 2010 | Turkish
Drama
Director: Semih Kaplanoglu
 
Included in Main Season
 
A beautiful, gentle film about family love and the mysteries of nature set in the remote Turkish countryside. Winner of the best film award at the Berlin Film Festival.


Wednesday 20 February 2019


 

Elena

 
12 | Russia | 2011 | Russian
Drama
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Another award-winning "state of the nation" film from Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev in which Elena and Vladimir's unequal marriage is a microcosm for modern Russia. The film also has a great Philip Glass soundtrack.


Friday 1 March 2019


 

Shoplifters

 
15 | Japan | 2017 | Japanese
Crime, Drama
Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
 
Included in Main Season
 
A Tokyo family rely on shoplifting to keep themselves out of poverty. This is an outstanding domestic drama from the director of Like Father, Like Son and I Wish that is sure to steal your heart!


Friday 15 March 2019


 

El Sur

 
PG | Spain | 1985 | Spanish
Drama, Romance
Director: Víctor Erice
 
Included in Main Season
 
This delicate, mysterious film follows Estrella revisiting her childhood home in 1950s Northern Spain. Widely regarded as one of the best ever Spanish films.
+ Cigarettes and Coffee (Romania, 2004, 15 mins)


Wednesday 20 March 2019


 

Funny Cow

 
15 | UK | 2017 | English
Comedy, Drama
Director: Adrian Shergold

Maxine Peak gives a powerful performance as Funny Cow, a female comedian trying to break into the very male stand-up comedy circuit of Northern Working Men's Clubs in the 1970s and 1980s.
+ short film Vote 100: Born a Rebel (UK, 2018, 15 mins) — a documentary about the history of women's suffrage using archive footage from the North of England.


Friday 29 March 2019


 

Loveless

 
15 | Russia | 2017 | Russian
Drama
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
 
Included in Main Season
 
Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2017, this is another dazzling personal, family and national drama from Andrei Zvyagintsev, the director of Leviathan.


Friday 12 April 2019


 

Human Flow

 
12 | China | 2017 | English
Documentary
Director: Ai Weiwei
 
Included in Main Season
 
Ai Weiwei travels to 23 countries to capture the reality of mass refugee flows. He sees people on the move seeking safety, shelter and justice, and finding by turns rejection and compassion.


Friday 26 April 2019


 

Happy End

 
15 | Austria | 2017 | French, English
Drama
Director: Michael Haneke
 
Included in Main Season
 
Isabelle Huppert stars in this black comedy of inter-generational backstabbing. Squabbles over the family business, pervasive surveillance, and long-suppressed family secrets make for a heady mixture!