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When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun was shown across the UK between 15 August and 2 October 2013.

Thursday 15 August 2013,
Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY. Map
Nearest tubes: Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus
Tickets: 13.75
Book online at
or call 0330 500 1331
Screening followed by panel discussion with director Dirk Simon and Tibet Society CEO Philippa Carrick.

16 August - 2 October 2013

Brighton (16-22 Aug) I 
Cambridge (16-22 Aug) I Exeter (16-22 Aug)
(16-22 Aug) I Northampton (26-27 Aug) I Cardiff (30-31 Aug)
Norwich (2 & 4 Sept) I Manchester (3 Sept) I Belfast (3-5 Sept)
Hammersmith (9 Sept) I Kensal Rise (9 & 11 Sept)
Birmingham (10-12 Sept) I Leeds (14-15 Sept) I Dumfries (17 Sept)
Bath (29 Sept) I Hereford (1-2 Oct)

(see below for more details)



PosterWhy hasn't Tibet been liberated? Who is keeping the movement from going forward? From director Dirk Simon, When The Dragon Swallowed The Sun is a groundbreaking documentary that examines these questions in a quest to understand why the world is still dealing with unsettled issues like the Tibetan cause and what can really be done to eradicate them.

Seven years in the making, When The Dragon Swallowed The Sun is the first inside look at the Tibetan movement to free Tibet from Chinese occupation, its internal conflicts and contradictions.

The combination of full HD footage from India, China, Tibet and the US along with a prologue narrated by Dennis Haysbert and an original soundtrack by Philip Glass, Thom Yorke and Damien Rice make this the first film that presents the complexity of the struggle with such emotional impact.

The film features Richard Gere, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the 14th Dalai Lama, the newly crowned 18th descendant of the Great Religious Kings of Tibet, some of the most prominent Chinese contemporary artists, and all the key figures of the exiled Tibetan freedom movement and their followers. (115 minutes)

Further info on film: www.whenthedragon.com


Friday 16 - Thursday 22 August
Duke of Yorks Picturehouse
Preston Circus, Brighton BN1 4NA. Map
Times: 16th - 1pm; 17th - 1pm; 19th - 1.15pm; 20th - 1.15pm; 22nd - 1.30pm
Tickets: prices vary

Box office: online or 0871 902 5728
Website: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Duke_of_Yorks


Friday 16 - Thursday 22 August
Art Picturehouse
38-39 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AR. Map

Times: 16th - 6.15pm; 17th - 12.50pm; 18th - 3.30pm; 19th - 4pm;
20th - 2.15pm & 6.15pm; 21st  - 3.30pm; 22nd  - 4pm
Tickets: prices vary

Box office: online or 0871 902 5720
Website: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Arts_Picturehouse_Cambridge


Friday 16 - Thursday 22 August
Exeter Picturehouse

51 Bartholomew St W, Exeter EX4 3AJ. Map
Times: 16th - 4.15pm; 17th - 4.15pm; 18th - 5.50pm; 19th - 8.45pm;
20th - 2.10pm; 22nd  - 3.30pm
Tickets: prices vary
Box office: online or 0871 902 5720
Website: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Exeter_Picturehouse

Dalston, London

Friday 16 - Thursday 22 August
Rio Cinema

107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB. Map
Times: 8.45pm every day
Tickets: 10 adults, 8 concessions
Box office: online or 020 7241 9410 (2pm- 8pm)
Website: www.riocinema.org.uk


Monday 26 - Tuesday 27 August
Errol Flynn Filmhouse

Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UD. Map
Times: Mon - 5pm; Tues - 2.30pm
Tickets: 7.50
Box office: online or 01604 624 811
Website: www.errolflynnfilmhouse.com


Friday 30 - Saturday 31 August

Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE. Map
Fri - 8.30pm; Sat - 5.50pm
Advanced tickets: 7.20 adults, 5.10 concessions
Bookings: online or call 029 2030 4400
Website: www.chapter.org


Monday 2 & Wednesday 4 September
Cinema City

St Andrew Street, Lamas, Norwich NR10 5AF. Map
Times: 2nd - 8.20pm; 4th - 3.20pm
Tickets: prices vary
Box office: online or 0871 902 5720
Website: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Cinema_City


Tuesday 3 September

70 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH. Map
Time: 6.15pm
Tickets: 7.50 adults, 5.50 concessions
Box Office: online or 0161 200 1500
Website: www.cornerhouse.org


Tuesday 3 Thursday 5 September
Queens Film Theatre

20 University Square, Belfast BT7 1PA
. Map
Times: 8.45pm every day
Tickets: all tickets 4 on 3rd; 4 - 6.50 on 4th & 5th
Box office: online or call 028 9097 1097 (after 6pm only)
Website: www.queensfilmtheatre.com

Hammersmith, London

Monday 9 September
Riverside Studios

Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RL. Map
*Double-bill with The Lost World of Tibet
Time: 6.40pm (When the Dragon... starts at 8.05pm)
Tickets: 9.50 adults, 8.50 concs (for both films)
Box office: online or call 020 8237 1111
Website: www.riversidestudios.co.uk

Kensal Rise, London

Monday 9 & Wednesday 11 September
Lexi Cinema

194b Chamberlayne Road, London NW10 3JU. Map
*Screening on Monday 9th to be followed by panel discussion with Tibet experts
Times: 9th - 6.30pm; 11th - 6pm
Tickets: 7 adults, 5 concs
Box Office: online or call 0871 704 2069
Website: thelexicinema.co.uk


Tuesday 10 Thursday 12 September
Mac Birmingham

Cannon Hill Rd, Birmingham B12 9QH. Map
Times: 10th - 5.45pm; 11th - 2pm; 12th - 8.10pm
Tickets: 7 adults, 5 concessions
Box office: online or call 0121 446 3232
Website: www.macarts.co.uk


Friday 13 & Saturday 14 September
Hyde Park Picturehouse

73 Brudenell Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 1JD. Map
Times: tbc
Tickets: tbc
Box office: online or call 0113 275 2045.
Website: www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk


Tuesday 17 September
Robert Burns Centre

Mill Road, Dumfries DG2 7BE. Map
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: 6.30 adults, 4.70 concessions
Box office: 01387 264 808, advance booking recommended
Website: www.rbcft.co.uk


Sunday 29 September
Little Theatre Cinema

St Michael's Place, Bath BA1 1SF.
Time: 2.15pm
Tickets: 8.60, 7.60 concs, 5.60 students
Box office: online or call 0871 902 5735
Website: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/The_Little/


Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 October

Edgar St, Hereford HR4 9JR. Map
Times: 1st - 6pm; 2nd - 2.30pm
1st - 6.80 adults, 5.80 concessions, 4.80 under 16. On 2nd all tickets 4.80
Box office: online or call 01432 340555
Website: www.courtyard.org.uk

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