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Thanks to support from Arts Council England, the NCEM is now able to show films which support its year-round music programme.

The NCEM has a strong partnership with the Yorkshire Film Archive and the internationally recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF).

Fantasia 2000

NCEM Sunday 30 April | 11.30am
Fantasia 2000 (USA/1999/U)
Suitable for 7-11 Year Olds
Adults £5.00 (£3.00 young people)
£12.00 (2 adults and 2 young people)
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This updated Disney classic film sets animation against great music, including Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Carnival of the Animals and Rhapsody in Blue. It retains the original 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice', featuring Mickey Mouse. Each section is introduced by an American showbiz character.

Yorkshire Silent Film Festival takes place throughout May across Yorkshire.

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Tall Tales and Incredible Journey
With live musical accompaniment
NCEM Sunday 14 May | 4.00pm - 5.15pm
Fantasy films by Georges Méliès and Segundo de Chomón - Certificate U
£10.00 (concs £8.00; students £5.00)
Double Bill to include 'The Lodger' 6.30pm - 8.00pm £18.00 (concs £14.00; students £8.00)
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Take a journey into the impossible with this collection of short fantasy films, some exquisitely hand coloured, by two of early cinema's most extraordinary talents. Includes George Méliès' famous 1902 adventure, A Trip to the Moon.
Live musical accompaniment from Elizabeth-Jane Baldryharp and Jonathan BestpianoTrevor Bartlettpercussion

The Lodger
Live harp score by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
NCEM Sunday 14 May | 6.30pm - 8.00pm
The Lodger: A Story of London Fog - Certificate PG
£10.00 (concs £8.00; students £5.00)
Double Bill to include 'Tall Tales and Incredible Journeys' 4.00pm - 5.15pm £18.00 (concs £14.00; students £8.00)
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A serial killer - nicknamed The Avenger - is on the loose in London and the city is on high alert. Meanwhile, the mysterious new lodger at the home of Mr and Mrs Bunting starts to attract suspicion. Could he be the man police are hunting for?

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Live harp score by Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

A Night at the Movies with ASFF
NCEM Friday 9 June | 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 (concs £8.00; students £5.00)
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The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival presents a selection of outstanding films from the 2016 edition. This showcase features the 2015 People's Choice winner 'Acoustic Kitty' followed by a Q&A with Director Jennifer Sheridan and Producer Adam Shakinovsky.
Other films screened will include the People's Choice Winner Stephen Parker's drama 'Dust and Resin', chosen for its perception-altering narrative; Daina O. Pusic's comedy 'Rhonna & Donna', winner of the newly established Northern Film School Award for Best Screenplay, a dynamic tale of conflict and resolution; 'Mr Madila' directed by Rory Waudby-Tolley, featuring a series of conversations between the filmmaker and a gifted spiritual healer, exploring the fabric of the universe through animation; 'Elders', a documentary by Glen Milner which tells the story of Karim and Katari Chand who, after leaving India for the industrial north of England in the 1960s, never imagined they would have longest marriage in the world! ASFF 2017 will take place from 9-12 November.