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Fences (2016)

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Fences (2016)

fencesDir. Denzel Washington / Cert. 12A / 139mins

Friday 16 June 2017 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

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An African American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.

Fences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin.


Lion (2016)

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Lion (2016)


Dir. Garth Davis / Cert. PG / 115mins

Friday 9 June 2017 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

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In Lion, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories, and the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016)

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Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016)


Dir. Matt Tyrnauer / Cert. PG / 93mins

Friday 2 June 2017 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

MK Gallery, MK9 3PX

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In 1960 Jane Jacobs’ book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in fights in mid-century New York to stop ‘master builder’ Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanisation moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’ prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.


Ken Loach Q&A + I, Daniel Blake (2016) SOLD OUT

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Thursday 1st June, 5.45pm.  Max 2 free tickets per person
Award winning director Ken Loach is coming to MK for a screening of his Palme D’Or winning film “I, Daniel Blake”  followed by a Q&A and audience discussion chaired by Ursula White (ICMK) 
The event is organised by Milton Keynes Labour Party and will be held at
Shenley Brook End School on Thursday 1st June at 5.45pm.
Loach’s film is a powerful indictment of Britain’s benefits system and looks set to attract a full house just a week before the general election.I-Daniel-BlakeAbout the film…
The drama tells the story of a joiner from Newcastle, Daniel Blake, and his first experiences of the welfare state following a heart attack.  A widower who has fallen on hard times Daniel has his benefits stopped; despite being signed off of work.The film draws on the real-life experiences of austerity Britain and staff from the Department of Work and Pensions are thanked in the credits for their assistance in researching for the film. Everything shown is taken from the experiences of real people.After the film there will be an Q&A session with Ken Loach and the opportunity to meet with MK Labour Party’s parliamentary candidates, Charlynne Pullen (MK North) and Hannah O’Neil (MK South).Tickets are available from Eventbrite. Donations will be collected on the door, so please bring anything you can spare.
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Bill (2015)

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Bill (2015)

Dir. Richard Bracewell /  Cert. PG / 94m

Saturday 20th May 2017 / 10.30am

Advance Tickets £3 or £10 for a family ( Max 3 children/ Two Adults) are available at Mrs Bees Emporium from Monday


The next children’s cinema screening comes from the team from Horrible Histories. This film tells the story of ‘what really happened’ during Shakespeare’s ‘lost years’ – how the hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare left his family and home to follow his dream. Along the way he encounters murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth.

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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Dir. Kenneth Lonergan / Cert. 15 / 134mins

Friday 26 May 2017 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

MK Gallery Events Space, MK9 3PX


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In the acclaimed new drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count On Me, Margaret), Casey Affleck stars as Lee, a man whose spare existence is suddenly ruptured when the death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) forces him to return to the hometown he abandoned years before. Rocked by contact with his estranged ex-wife (Michelle Williams) and the revelation that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son (Lucas Hedges), Lee is forced to face up to painful memories and new-found levels of responsibility as he reconnects with his family.

La La Land (2016)

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La La Land (2016)

Dir. Damien Chazelle / Cert. 12A / 128mins

Friday 19 May 2017 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £4)

MK Gallery Events Space, MK9 3PX

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Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe® Awards. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams – and finding each other – in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.

I Must Adjust + Q&A + Film Network shorts

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576902_325936977476235_204904046_nMK Film Network will be screening the documentary I Must Adjust,
followed by a Q&A with Lee Scriven.
Sunday 7th May, 2017
Midday – finishing approx. 2pm
Odeon Cinema Milton Keynes
13 Stadium Way West, MK1 1ST
Tickets Via Eventbrite Here
In the film, Lee and a host of early residents, provide a fascinating insight on life in the new city of Milton Keynes during the 1970s.
The film’s soundtrack features city based artists and bands.
I Must Adjust originally premiered in January 2017 as part of MK50 birthday celebrations.
This is a special opportunity to see the film and meet the director.
Preceding the feature will be a selection of short films made by other filmmakers compiled by Milton Keynes Film Network

This event is presented in association with filmmaker Lee Scriven and The Odeon Cinema.

All money raised from this event goes to mental health charity MIND

Milton Keynes Film Network is a part of charity Independent Cinema Milton Keynes.

Mustang (2016)

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Independent Cinema Milton Keynes

Mustang (2016)

Dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven/ Cert. 15/ 97mins

Sunday 23rd April 2017 / £5 (concessions £4)

The Cock Hotel, 72-74 High St, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11 1AH

The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society.

The programme includes further historical footage of the growth of Milton Keynes, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the city.

Tickets available in person from The Cock Hotel reception, or reserve via email:

Doors open at 6.30pm + Bar, Film starts at 7pm

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)

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Fantastic Mr Fox