Films at Heart is a not-for-profit group run by volunteers. Members and non-members are equally welcome. We are part of Headingley Development Trust.
We screen contemporary independent films from around the world that you may have missed the first time round or that had only limited exposure.
Films at Heart screens on the second Tuesday of every month September to July. Check our programme on HEART’s ‘What’s On’ listing pages.
Films start at 8pm and tickets are available on the door from 7.30pm on screening nights and are priced as follows:
The Florida Project
USA// 2017 // 111mins // Dir Sean Baker
In partnership with Scalarama. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle” a budget hotel managed by Bobby, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.
The Nile Hilton Incident
Sweden // 2017 // 106 mins // subtitled // Dir Tarik Saleh
Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution, this political thriller features a police officer investigating the murder of a famous club singer at the Nile Hilton Hotel. What initially seems to be a crime of passion turns into a more complicated case that concerns the powerful Egyptian elite, and it soon becomes clear that certain people don’t want the case solved.
UK // 2017 // 89 mins // Dir Clio Barnard
Following the death of her father, Alice returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there, she encounters older brother Joe, a man she barely recognizes. Joe is thrown by Alice’s sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with.
Disturbing the Peace
Israel, Palestine, USA // 2016 // 87 mins // Dir Stephen Apkon & Andrew Young
In partnership with Leeds Palestinian Film Festival. This documentary follows a group of former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from the most elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – embark on a transformational journey from soldiers committed to armed battle to non-violent peace activists and their founding of Combatants for Peace (CfP).