Side Cinema

Classic and contemporary international film seasons, often linked to exhibitions at Side Gallery or to Amber's wider activity and concerns. Designed as a debate cinema, we like to organise filmmaker events and, with access to our digitised collection, can arrange special interest screenings of Amber's films and many of the photography exhibitions we hold. The Side Cinema has 51 seats, is fully accessible and is available for hire.


Rocks and a Hard Places

The Side Cinema, opened in 1979, is celebrating 40 years of facilitating a vital discursive space for independent cinema in the Northeast. Our intimate, 51 seat cinema, was started by the Amber Collective as a ‘debate cinema’ – a place for rigorous discussion and the opportunity to experience film collectively. Join us as we begin our 40th year of sharing films together.  Rocks and a Hard Places We will be exploring the stories of the marginalized, dispossessed and the often unheard people caught between. This season is in dialogue with the Side Gallery Exhibition Small Town Inertia by Jim Mortram. Each screening will be followed by a discussion.
THURSDAYS @ 7.00 pm 
Feb 14th
Shooting Magpies – Amber Productions 
Feb 21st
UllI - Martin Heckmann  / Lesley-Ann Rose – & three animated shorts 
Feb 28th
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle – Paul Sng 
March 7th
A Dreams of Life - Carol Morely. 
March 14th
Estate, a Reverie – Andrea Luka Zimmerman

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