Leeds International Film Festival present and support screenings of the best new international films from around the world year-round, across the city and beyond. Our April 2019 line-up includes Minding the Gap, a vivid documentary about the lives of three young skateboarders filmed over 12 years, Power Meri which tells the inspiring story of Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby team - and a Nic Cage Double Bill with maniacal modern cult favourites Mom and Dad and Mandy at Belgrave Music Hall.   

Purchase tickets for both films in our Nicolas Cage Double Bill, Mom and Dad and Mandy, to get a 25% discount on each.

Minding the Gap

Wednesday 17 April, 18:00 | Vue at The Light
2018 | USA | Dir: Bing Liu | 1hr 33min | 15  
Minding the Gap is a coming-of-age skateboarding saga that follows three friends in a deprived Illinois town who find family in one another, and rely on skating as salvation from their deeply troubled home lives. First-time filmmaker Bing Liu captured footage over a 12 year period, and Minding the Gap has drawn comparison to Richard Linklater’s Boyhood for its vivid portrayal of three friends facing all the challenges that life throws at them.
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Power Meri + Q&A with director Joanna Lester
2019 | Dir: Joanna Lester | Australia | 1hr 16min + Q&A | 12A
Wednesday 17 April, 20:00 | Vue at The Light
Proud, strong, hopeful, and completely unprepared, the pioneering women of the Orchids, Papua New Guinea’s first national women’s rugby team, have just three months to transform themselves into a competitive team for the 2017 World Cup. Follow the Orchids through selection trials and arduous training as these trailblazers work to beat not only the sporting competition, but also sexism, poverty, and national prejudice to reach their biggest stage yet.
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Nicolas Cage Double Bill: Mom and Dad

Thursday 18 April, 18:30 | Belgrave Music Hall
2017 | Dir: Brian Taylor | UK, USA | 1hr 26min | 18
Calling Mom and Dad his favourite film to make in the last 10 years, Nicolas Cage stars with Selma Blair in this lunatic horror-thriller. When an outbreak of mass hysteria causing parents to turn violently on their own children hits suburban America, a teenage girl and her little brother must fight to survive a wild 24 hours barricaded in their family home as their mom and dad tear the place apart in an insatiable rage.
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Nicolas Cage Double Bill: Mandy
Thursday 18 April, 20:30 | Belgrave Music Hall
2018 | Dir: Panos Cosmatos | UK, Belgium, USA | 2hr 1min | 18 
‘A gloriously lurid mock-80s revenge quest that aims a raging, roaring Nicolas Cage at villains from another dimension’ (Katherine McLaughlin, Sight & Sound). Somewhere in the primal wilderness near the Shadow Mountains in the year 1983, Red Miller has fallen deeply for the beguiling Mandy Bloom. But the life he has made for himself comes suddenly and horrifyingly crashing down when a vile band of Satan worshippers and supernatural creatures penetrate his idyllic paradise with vicious fury. A broken man, Red now lives for one thing only - vengeance.
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