There is nothing quite as heartwarming as a home grown success story.
Local Heroes celebrates all the brilliant, inventive filmmakers who are working right around the corner and all across the land, making films that reflect our lives and experiences; telling stories that have an extra special resonance because they strike so close to home.
This year’s outstanding selection ranges widely, from Deborah Haywood’s moving mother and daughter story Pin Cushion to Daisy Aitkens’ crowd pleasing lesbian rom-com You, Me and Him.
You need immense amounts of talent and determination to make films in Britain, but you only need a ticket to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Join us, and support your local filmmakers.
28 February - 1 March: Apostasy (N/C 15+)
Daniel Kokotajlo's intelligent and gripping Jehovah's Witness drama
25-26 February: Arcadia (N/C 15+)
A provocative and poetic exploration of Britain’s relationship with its own land. Director Paul Wright and composer Adrian Utley will attend the screening on Sun 25 Feb.
24-25 February: Beast (N/C 15+)
Michael Pearce emerges as a striking new voice in British cinema with this smouldering thriller. He attends the screening on Sat 24 Feb.
28 February - 1 March: How to Talk to Girls at Parties (N/C 15+)
A shape-shifting, mind-blowing adaptation of the Neil Gaiman short story, starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman
22 February: Ice Cold in Alex (PG)
A new restoration of the undisputed wartime classic to celebrate its 60th anniversary
24-25 February: Lean on Pete (N/C 15+)
Heartfelt coming of age drama set in the rugged American heartland
4 March: Orphans (18)
Four very different siblings are preparing for their mother’s funeral in Glasgow in this modern Scottish Classic directed by Peter Mullan.
26-27 February: Pin Cushion (15)
A gothic, coming of age fairy tale. Director Deborah Haywood and actors Lily Newmark and Joanna Scanlan will attend the screening on Mon 26 Feb
3-4 March: Super November (N/C 15+)
Director Douglas King and actors Josie Long, Sean Biggerstaff, James Allenby Kirk, Darren Osborne and Jamie Marie Leary will attend the screening on Sat 3 Mar.
3-4 March: The Escape (N/C 15+)
Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper in thoughtful domestic drama
25 February: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (12)
Oscar-winning Maggie Smith gives one of her defining performances in this celebrated adaptation
1-2 March: Voyageuse (N/C 12+)
One woman’s ordinary life, lived through extraordinary times. Director May Miles Thomas and actor Siân Phillips will attend the screening on Thu 1 Mar.
23-25 February: Which Way Up (N/C 12+)
A life-enhancing portrait of abstract artist John McLean
25-26 February: You, Me and Him (N/C 15+)
Director Daisy Aitkens and actor David Tennant will attend the screening on Sun 25 Feb.
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