Scoring 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, this is the story of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, who rose to become a ballet superstar and the Royal Ballet’s first black Romeo. Unlike Billy Elliot, Carlos had to be dragged kicking and screaming to dance classes in Havana to get him off the streets. With a script by Paul Laverty, this is an emotionally insightful film which doesn’t pull any punches. Electrifying appearances by Acosta as himself now complete this compelling biopic. “The genius in the film is in how each section … needs each other and produces a wholly original and deeply affecting movie.” The Times.
Spain/Cuba/UK/Germany 2019 115 mins Dir: Icíar Bollaín
Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.
Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.
Advance tickets available from Foxlowe Gallery or online.
Tickets normally also available on the door.