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

Paris, 1978. In a predominantly male music industry, Ana uses new electronic machines to make herself heard, creating a new sound that will mark the decades to come: the music of the future.

Featuring a tremendous lead performance from Alma Jodorowsky, director Marc Collin’s brilliant film about electronic music and cultural patriarchy is a love letter to the unacknowledged women pioneers of the French electronic music movement.

Featuring an incredible soundtrack, including music by The Human League, Throbbing Gristle, and Clara Luciani (who also stars in the film).

Shock of the Future is a feel-good tribute to a movement that had a major influence on contemporary pop music.

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Fri. 31 January 2020 — Thu. 20 February 2020

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Desert Hearts

Mon. 24 February 2020

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A soulful, electrifying romance against a breath-taking desert landscape, with an evocative jukebox soundtrack. Strait-laced professor Vivian arrives in Nevada to file for divorce, where she catches the eye of free-spirited young Cay.

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Fri. 13 March 2020 — Sun. 15 March 2020

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A celebration of iconic cinema. Featuring a double bill of classic horror, some Studio Ghibli magic, Robocop on 35mm, and more.

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Wed. 19 February 2020

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“It has been the goal of my life to put a lesbian lifestyle on the screen. Why? Because when I started I couldn’t find any!” Maverick queer cinema pioneer Barbara Hammer (1939-2019) explores the female body, desire and pleasure in these short films.