A deep, rich and poetic drama-documentary from Mark Cousins
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. For this screening, catch the latest film by celebrated filmmaker Mark Cousins. I Am Belfast sees him cast his painterly eye on his home town. Cousins meets a woman who claims to be city itself. Serene and graceful, she guides him around the streets on an emotional journey through the rich, complex and often tragic history of Northern Ireland’s capital. Certificate: 15. Running time: 1 hour 24 minutes.
"A complex and heartfelt evocation of a divided city."