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

The Battle for Laikipia

Sat. 15 June 2024 — Sun. 16 June 2024

In Kenya's Laikipia County, climate change and historical injustices heighten tensions between Indigenous pastoralists and white ranchers. Severe droughts exacerbate conflicts over dwindling grasslands, rooted in British colonialism. Filmmakers explore this complex crisis affecting livelihoods, land ownership, and conservation amidst climate change.

Book now:
15 June, 8:15pm, Showroom
16 June, 6:30pm, Curzon

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This Is Ballroom

Multiple dates

In Rio de Janeiro's vibrant outskirts, Brazil's thriving ballroom houses convene in a sweaty, euphoric and electrifying competition. From queer Brazilian artists Juru and Vitã, this film embodies freedom and transformation for queer people of colour.

HAIYU – Rebel Singer Mariem Hassan and the Struggle for a Free Western Sahara

Multiple dates

Showroom

HAIYU delves into the intertwined life of iconic singer Mariem Hassan and the ongoing revolutionary fight against Spanish colonisation and Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara. The film weaves her music, personal journey, and historical context.

The Bikeriders

Fri. 21 June 2024 — Thu. 4 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.

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.