THE Towner Cinema returns on July 17 and, to celebrate being back, theyre’re showing something a bit special.

There will be a rare opportunity to see on screen a fresh 4k restoration of Ousmane Sèmbene’s ‘Mandabi’, the first-ever feature made in an African language – a razor-sharp satire on post-independence African nations and the shadow cast by colonialism, and described by the BFI as a “masterwork ripe for rediscovery”.

To book tickets, and to see the full Towner Cinema programme, please go to the website: