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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Film picks

Fill your diary with cinematic delights, with these picks of the films coming soon to Sheffield's screens, compiled by our Joe.

Browse the What's On calendar for more.

The Last Tree + Q&A

Wed. 18 September 2019


Returning from his foster home in rural Lincolnshire to his birth mother in London, Femi struggles with the culture and values of his new environment. An emotionally charged search for self and identity, followed by a Q&A with director Shola Amoo.

The Shock of the Future

Fri. 13 September 2019 — Thu. 19 September 2019

Paris, 1978. In a predominantly male music industry, Ana uses new electronic machines to make herself heard, creating a sound that will mark the decades to come. A brilliant love letter to the unacknowledged women pioneers of French electronic music.

For Sama

Fri. 13 September 2019 — Thu. 19 September 2019


A message from Syrian journalist Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, For Sama traces her life through the uprising in Aleppo as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth. A rare insight into this conflict and the life and love that survived it.

The Farewell

Fri. 20 September 2019 — Thu. 26 September 2019


In this uplifting comedy-drama, Chinese-born, US-raised Billi reluctantly returns to her hometown in China. Her grandmother has been given weeks to live, though the family has decided not to tell her – gathering under the joyful guise of a wedding.

Ad Astra

Wed. 18 September 2019 — Thu. 26 September 2019


Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey uncovers secrets that challenge the nature of human existence.


Fri. 27 September 2019 — Sat. 5 October 2019

Sensoria Music and Film Festival returns for 2019, presenting a unique mix of live performance, film screenings, installations, exhibitions and music industry activity.