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:
France // 2016 // 102 mins // Subtitled // Dir Thomas Lilti
Jean-Pierre Werner, a countryside doctor who has lived a life devoted to his job, finds out that he is suffering from a serious illness. Enter new doctor Nathalie, who has to win his confidence and make a good impression on the locals, in the process underlining Jean-Pierre’s own sense of dedication and his fears of mortality.
UK // 2016 // 89 mins // Dir Sean Foley
Washed-up Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980’s detective show Mindhorn, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a robotic eye that allowed him to literally “see the truth”. Decades later, when a deranged criminal demands Mindhorn’s participation in a real-life case, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days.
Estonia // 2015 // 93 mins // Subtitled // Dir Klaus Härö
Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer, Endel, is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing. The past however catches up with him and Endel has to choose between letting his students down or putting his life in danger.
Chile // 2016 // 107 mins // Subtitled // Dir Pablo Larraín
Beloved Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda is also the most famous communist in Chile. When the political tides shift in 1948, he is forced to go into hiding with a perseverant police inspector hot on his trail. Neruda cunningly plays with the inspector, leaving clues designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse ever more perilous. In partnership with Headingley LitFest.
USA// 2017 // 123mins // Dir Jeff Nichols
Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry.