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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Film picks

Grab the popcorn and scroll down for details of our picks of the films on the big screen in Sheffield this month, compiled by Joe.

Kinds of Kindness

Fri. 28 June 2024 — Thu. 18 July 2024

An absurdist dark comedy anthology from director Yorgos Lanthimos. With his recent collaborators from the award-winning Poor Things – Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley – and also featuring Jesse Plemons and Hong Chau.

The Bikeriders

Fri. 21 June 2024 — Thu. 18 July 2024

Inspired by true events, The Bikeriders follows a midwestern motorcycle club through the 60s and 70s, from being a gathering place for outsiders to a more sinister group. Directed by Jeff Nichols, starring Austin Butler, Jodie Comer and Tom Hardy.

Longlegs

Fri. 12 July 2024 — Thu. 18 July 2024

Showroom

FBI agent Lee Harker (Maika Monroe) is tracking down an elusive serial killer when she discovers a personal link to him. From actor-turned-director Osgood Perkins, with a near-unrecognisable Nicolas Cage. One of the most terrifying films of the year.

Bushman

Fri. 12 July 2024 — Thu. 18 July 2024

Showroom

Part imagined, part documentary, this 1971 film follows Gabriel (Paul Eyam Nzie Okpokam), a young Nigerian living life in San Francisco. Lovestruck and culturally stranded, he faces the harsh realities of America through the late 60s and early 70s.

Sleep

Fri. 12 July 2024 — Mon. 5 August 2024

A pregnant wife worries as her husband starts saying "someone's inside" in his sleep. Sleep-talking soon escalates to nightmarish behaviour. The debut feature from director Jason Yu stars the late Lee Sun-kyun (who achieved global fame in Parasite).

Spirit of Independence Film Festival

Fri. 27 September 2024 — Sun. 29 September 2024

A celebration of fiercely independent filmmaking, showcasing raw, bold and passionate films from around the world.

Sensoria

Thu. 3 October 2024 — Sun. 6 October 2024

Sheffield's festival of film and music. Expect a truly unique mix of performance, live film scores, screenings, exhibitions, and music industry activity.

Celluloid Screams

Thu. 24 October 2024 — Sun. 27 October 2024

Showroom

Sheffield’s horror film festival returns for its 16th year in 2024. Getting you spooked just in time for Halloween.