A knight plays chess with Death, stalling him and giving others time to escape.
A knight and his squire are home from the crusades, where the Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. The knight challenges Death to a chess game for his life. The Knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them and they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused.
About Film Unit
Film Unit is the award winning independent cinema located in the Sheffield Students' Union. Founded in 1949, we are a group of cinema lovers who desire to provide entertainment, to be not for profit, and to promote film as an art form.
We screen a selection of films on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during term time, with the cheapest ticket price in Yorkshire. We specially curate our programme with blockbusters, independent, foreign, family and classic cinema to ensure we provide something for everyone. For us, cinema should be for everyone, so all our programme is open to the public, our matinee screenings are Hard of Hearing friendly with subtitles and this semester we are hosting a special Autism-friendly screening. We're also working with Unite the Union to bring you two very special free screenings of Ken Loach's newest masterpiece and on April Fools' Day, we're holding a hilarious Fools Festival of British Comedy Cinema. We are volunteer-run so if you'd like to get involved, please get in touch.
Once again many thanks to all our staff, volunteers and of course, our audience!
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