Cinema Speak

Cinema Speak

Friendly and informal post film chats in The Cellar Bar with Ben Reynolds

Join resident BFI young programmer Ben Reynolds for a select handful of post screening discussions each cinema season.

This is an informal chance for audiences to chat about their reactions to the film over a drink in The Cellar Bar, as well as an exciting opportunity to see British independant and international films often not found locally. 

This Season

The Lighthouse - Thu 27 Feb 8pm

Parasite - Mon 23 Mar 8pm

Japan Foundation double-bill - Fri 27 Mar 7pm

Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Mon 6 Apr 8pm

The Truth - Wed 6 May 8pm

Recent Audience quotes:

"A really enjoyable evening - listening to others and sharing interpretations made the film much more interesting and memorable" 

"Really added to the cinema experience, a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the film and listen to other viewpoints in a social and relaxed setting"

Previous Cinema Speak screenings:

  • Loveless (2017) dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev
  • Lady Bird (2017) dir. Greta Gerwig
  • The Shape of Water (2017) dir. Guillermo del Toro
  • A Fantastic Woman (2017) dir. Sebastián Lelio
  • The Square (2017) dir. Ruben Östlund
  • Isle of Dogs (2018) dir. Wes Anderson
  • Journeyman (2017) dir. Paddy Considine 
  • Thoroughbreds (2017) dir. Cory Finley 
  • You Were Never Really Here (2017) dir. Lynne Ramsey 
  • Lean on Pete (2017) dir. Andrew Haigh 
  • Beast (2017) dir. Michael Pearce 
  • In The Fade (2017) dir. Fatih Akin
  • Zama (2017) dir. Lucrecia Martel
  • The Ciambra (2017) dir. Jonas Carpignano 
  • A Prayer Before Dawn (2017) dir. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
  • Under The Tree (2017) dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Cold War (2018) dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) dir. Desiree Akhavan 
  • The Rider (2017) dir. Chloe Zao 
  • Peterloo (2018) dir. Mike Leigh 
  • Dogman (2018) dir. Matteo Garrone 
  • Shoplifters (2018) dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • The Favourite (2018) dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Beautiful Boy (2018) dir. Felix van Groeningen 
  • Burning (2018) dir. Lee Chang Dong
  • Capernaum (2018) dir. Nadine Labaki 
  • Border (2018) dir. Ali Abbasi
  • Eighth Grade (2018) dir. Bo Burnham 
  • High Life (2019) dir. Claire Denis
  • Support the Girls (2019) dir. Andrew Bujalski
  • Birds of Passage (2019) dirs. Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego 
  • In Fabric (2019) dir. Peter Strickland
  • The Shiny Shrimps (2019) dirs. Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo
  • We The Animals (2018) dir. Jeremiah Zagar
  • Midsommar (2019) dir. Ari Aster 
  • Hail Satan? (2019) dir. Penny Lane
  • Bait (2019) dir. Mark Jenkin
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969) dir. John Schlesinger
  • The Farewell (2019) dir. Lulu Wang
  • Monos (2020) dir. Alejandro Landes
  • Sons of Denmark (2019) dir. Ulaa Salim
  • Amanda (2019) dir. Mikhaël Hers

 Stamford Arts Centre is a member of Film Hub Midlands, supported by BFI Film Audience Network.



Book Tickets


£7 (£6.50)

Friends of Stamford Cinema £6.50 (£6)

Under 26s £5

Chats afterwards are free to attend.

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