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This screening is socially distanced. For more information on what that means and the changes to your experience click here. Our capacity is significantly reduced for your safety. Should you require a grouping of seats not accommodated on our seating plan, please contact the box office 01252 745444.

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During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew.

Utilizing startling, innovative sound design techniques, director Darius Marder takes audiences inside Ruben’s experience to vividly recreate his journey into a rarely examined world.

Director: Darius Marder Cast: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci

5 Stars

"Riz Ahmed gives a career-best performance in an astonishing drama that’s rooted in reality and fully captioned for all"

Mark Kermode, The Guardian