Theatre

At the end of September we welcomed live theatre back to The Dukes with the wonderful Ladies That Bus. 

In case you missed the show in person, we are thrilled to say that you can now watch Ladies That Bus at home for just £5. 

All you have to do is click the link below to purchase your £5 Dayrider ticket, and we will send you an email with a link to the show, with a password to unlock it on Vimeo. Please be aware that orders may take two days to process.

Ladies That Bus will be available to watch until January 31 2021.

Please note: when booking your ticket, please ignore the 'out of stock' notice. Capacity is unlimited.

I Was A Wife

Developed and performed at The Dukes in 2016, with a revival and recording of the show in 2017, we're thrilled to be able to offer audiences the chance to watch Polly Lister's solo show I Was A Wife this winter, from the comfort of your own home.

All you have to do is click the link below to purchase your £5 ticket, and we will send you an email with a link to the show, with a password to unlock it on Vimeo. Please be aware that orders may take two days to process.

I Was A Wife will be available to watch until January 31 2021.

Please note: when booking your ticket, please ignore the 'out of stock' notice. Capacity is unlimited.

Film

Cinema returned to our big screens in August but you can still support us and discover new film experiences from home.

Thanks to the support of the Distributors each of the films below is available to rent from home for £9.99, with The Dukes receiving up to 50% of the rental fee.

Luxor

Directed by Zeina Durra
English/Arabic | Drama | 85 min
Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh

When British aid worker Hana (Andrea Riseborough) returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan (Karim Saleh), a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins

Directed by Janice Engel
Documentary | English | 93 min 

Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins tells the story of media firebrand Molly Ivins, six feet of Texas trouble who took on the Good Old Boy corruption wherever she found it. Her razor sharp wit left both sides of the aisle laughing, and craving ink in her columns. She knew the Bill of Rights was in peril, and said "polarizing people is a good way to win an election and a good way to wreck a country." Molly's words have proved prescient. Now it's up to us all y’all to raise hell!

Selected as one of the “Best Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now” by GQ Magazine, October 2020

Beyond the Visible: ​Hilma af Klint

Documentary | Germany | 93 Min
Directed by Halina Dyrschka

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colourful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting.

The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse.

Her work inspired some most celebrated contemporary artists like Joseph Albers, Paul Klee, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Mondrian, Kandinsky…

A Perfectly Normal Family (PG)

Emma has a perfectly normal family until one day it turns out her dad, Thomas, is transgender.

As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had while accepting that everything has changed.

Socrates (15)

Director: Alexandre Moratto
Cast: Christian Malheiros, Tales Ordakj

From Executive Producer Fernando Meirelles (City of God). Socrates, a handsome 15-year-old, is not just another underage kid living on the margins of society while working the construction sites of São Palo, he has a purpose. Because of the sudden death of his mother, Socrates has had to fend for himself, trying desperately to earn the rent to keep his run-down apartment and remain out of the clutches of social services and his estranged father

SOCRATES is the debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto. It is the first feature produced by the Querô Institute in Brazil where it was co-written, produced, and acted by at-risk teenagers with the support of UNICEF.

Papicha (15)

Director: Mounia Meddour
Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda 

Underground discos thud to the beat of dance music as men and women dress to the nines and slip through checkpoints to party the night away. Meanwhile, fingers on triggers, tensions mount between armed police forces and anti-government guerillas. This is Algiers in the 1990’s, and what headstrong fashion student Nedjma, ‘Papicha’ to her friends, doesn’t know, is that her life is about to change forever...

Lifting the lid on the radical events of the Algerian Civil War, Mounia Meddour’s ‘Papicha’ follows the trials and tribulations of a group of determined young women as they come face to face with a new, dangerous reality.

Perfect 10 (15)

Director: Eva Riley
Cast: Frankie Box, Alfie Duggan
2019 | 83 min | UK 

14-year-old Leigh (Frankie Box) lives with her neglectful father on the outskirts of Brighton. She’s a talented gymnast, training hard for her first competition. When an older half-brother appears at her house one night, Leigh’s lonely existence is altered.

A White, White Day (15)

Director | Hlynur Palmason
With | Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir Subtitles

A gripping story of grief, revenge and unconditional love, this Icelandic thriller follows an off-duty police chief who begins to suspect a local man of having an affair with late wife. As his obsession with finding out the truth begins to grow, he begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. 

“...has a way of keeping you off balance and on the edge of your seat” The Guardian

Rent A White, White Day by clicking the button in the top right corner of the trailer.

Family Romance, LLC. (12A)

Director | Werner Herzog
With | Ishii Yuichi, Mahiro Tanimoto
Subtitles

Love is a business at Family Romance, a company that rents human stand-ins for an occasion to help make dreams come true. But when company founder Yuichi Ishii is hired by the mother of a 12-year-old girl to impersonate her missing father, the line between reality and acting threatens to blur.

“It's enthralling, unsettling and typically Herzogian” Time Out

The Traitor (15)

Director | Marco Bellocchio
With | Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio
Subtitles

A compelling gangster epic that tells the extraordinary real-life story of Tommaso Buscetta, the so-called “boss of the two worlds”, who became Sicily’s first major mafia informant, back in the 1980s.

“...epic Scorsese-esque study of the Sicilian mafia” Times

The Atom: A Love Affair

Director | Vicki Lesley
With | Lily Cole

This ambitious documentary sheds new light on the present and future of nuclear power by delving deep into the story of its past. Revealing the West’s rollercoaster love-hate relationship with nuclear power since the end of WWII, it’s a sweeping story of technological obsession, political imperatives and powerful, conflicting passions.

Use the code DUKEATOM to rent this documentary.

The Perfect Candidate (PG)

Director | Haifaa Al-Mansour
With | Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali
Subtitles

Following her revolutionary debut film Wadjda, the first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and biopic Mary Shelley, director Haifaa Al-Mansour returns with this tale of one young Saudi woman’s surprise run for office, challenging not only the system but also herself. 

“Fiery and headstrong” The Guardian

System Crasher (15)

Director | Nora Fingscheidt
With | Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch
Subtitles

 The award-winning, wrenching story of Benni, a young foster child whose untamed energy and anger at being left in the system pushes everyone around her to their limits. It’s a no-holds-barred, deeply humane glimpse into the fraught and at times impossible world of child protection services.