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Happy New Year from the Belmont team! It may have been a difficult one but we couldn't be more grateful for the support each & everyone of you showed us in 2020. We can't wait to welcome you back in 2021. Although we are sadly back in lockdown, we will still be bringing you a film fix with recommendations from our staff and from you!

Don't forget to follow our social media channels for more film content and reopening updates - you can follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Want to be featured in a future #BelmontRecommends newsletter? Reply to this email with your recommendations or tell us on our social channels!
Thunder Road  (2018) // Jim Cummings

Marketing Officer: Kirsty

"This film is a true hidden gem. A MUST watch. Directed and written by its star Jim Cummings, Thunder Road follows the story of a man amidst a breakdown after his mother's passing and his wife leaves him. Cumming's effortlessly glides from tragic heartfelt emotion to hilarious dark comedy in seconds! A master of his craft. You'll almost certainly be laughing and crying during this unique, complex and refreshing indie film."

Watch on Netflix
Tomboy (2011) // Céline Sciamma

Belmont Customer: Ewan

"Céline Sciamma's exploration of gender and adolescence follows 10-year-old Laure as they pass themselves off as a young boy called Mickaël. An increasingly important film that challenges gender stereotypes, and the social constructs that restrict the freedom to be ourselves"


Watch on Mubi
Small Axe (2020) // Steve McQueen

Director of Programming: Rod

"If you’ve not yet caught up on Steve McQueen’s BBC Small Axe series, I’m here to remind you that it is, entirely, essential viewing.”

Watch the series on BBC iPlayer
Podcast: Breaking Binaries

Development Officer: Matt

"In our divided times, here is a very refreshing podcast where two oppositional ideas are unpacked. Poet and educator Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is joined by a guest each week to deconstruct a range topics that at first seem irreconcilable opposites but are often just hiding much needed nuance." 

Available on most music streaming services!
Edgar Wright on Films To Be Buried With

We've recommended this podcast in the past but wanted to highlight this recent 2-part special featuring British Director & Writer Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Shaun Of The Dead). Wright discusses the films that shaped his career and the inspiration behind his upcoming feature Last Night In Soho, a must listen for fans of his work!

Listen Here
The Honjin Murders // Seishi Yokomizo

Programme Officer: Raymah

"A rural snowy village celebrates a big wedding which tragically ends in death. Regarded as one of Japan’s finest mystery novels, The Honjin Murders is an expertly crafted and witty locked room mystery which introduces one of Japan’s most prolific fictional detectives.

Yokomizo pays loving tongue-in-cheek references to mystery writers which will have you making notes for all the stories and authors you may not yet have discovered for yourself and have you wishing that hopefully more of his own oeuvre gets translated soon."
Enjoy landmark classic and cult films with one month FREE on BFI Player! To access your special offer please visit here, create your account or sign in, choose your subscription type and add in the code INDIE2020. 

Please note this voucher code only applies to Subscription films and not Rentals.You will be prompted enter your payment card details: if you cancel before the end of the trial, you won't be charged – if you decide to stay on, you'll start a standard paid subscription with BFI Player (£4.99 per month). This offer is not compatible with the BFI Player Channel on Amazon Prime and the Apple TV app.
Belmont Filmhouse has partnered up with MUBI to offer our customers three months of films entirely FREE! With a selection ranging from cult classics to award-winning masterpieces, and a new film added every day, there's something for everyone to enjoy - with even more cinema to enjoy through their new LIBRARY

The button on the sign-up page will prompt you to enter your credit card details: if you cancel before the end of the trial, you won't be charged – if you decide to stay on, you'll start a standard paid subscription with MUBI.
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