INVISIBLE HEROES

Dir: Jordi Torrent & Alfonso Domingo

2,800 North Americans volunteered during the Spanish civil war, 85 of whom were African Americans. This is the story of those invisible heroes who fought in a far-away war for the civil rights that they were denied in their own country.

Narrated by Earnest Hemingway, The Spanish Earth tells the story of Spains revolutionary struggle through the experience of a single village. Shot in 1937, when the Republican forces were on the retreat, the film is a graphic portrayal of the men and women who resisted Franco’s insurgents.

Presented by Sophie Fiennes. Beautifully shot in black and white, Belovy (The Belovs) tells the story of twice-widowed Anna Belova, who lives with her brother Mikhail. A mesmerising, tragic and raucous portrait of a Russian farming family.

GORED

Dir: Ido Mizrahy

Antonio Barrera is the most gored bullfighter in modern history. He has been stabbed an incredible twenty-three times over the course of his career but now with a family to consider and a body that is broken, Barrera has decided to retire – but not before one final fight.

CARTEL LAND

Dir: Matthew Heineman

With unprecedented access, Cartel Land is an alarming journey with two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

Back by popular demand for a special one off screening, two days before Martin Armstrong’s latest prediction of another global crash similar to that of 2008. You won’t want to miss it!

SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELF-PORTRAIT

Dir: Wiam Bedirxan & Ossama Mohammed

To mark the release of A Syrian Love Story, this is a chance to see another – and very different – exploration of Syria, and exile from Syria; winner of the Grierson Documentary Award at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival, Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait.

Six bright teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in a manhattan housing project meticulously recreating the movies they love. Yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escape...