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Recent Releases

The Hippodrome, Bo’ness

June – 8 September 2011

Submarine Hanna Diary of A Wimpy Kid 2 The Hangover Part II Cars 2 X-Men: First Class Julia’s Eyes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 The Conspirator Kung Fu Panda 2 Jig Taxi Driver and much more...

Box Office: 01324 506850 www.falkirk.gov.uk/hippodrome


Welcome

The weeks seem to have flown by since we held the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in March. Over 1,500 visitors flocked to Bo’ness for the three days – many local and many travelling, in some cases, from as far afield as London, Brighton, and even France! The figures were fantastic with five complete sell-outs. But perhaps even more precious was the wonderful atmosphere. Time and again I sat amongst an audience literally helpless with laughter or on the edge of their seats, thrilling to the spectacle of the early film classics. The auditorium was filled with folk of all ages and for many of them this was their first experience of silent film with live musical accompaniment. For me, and a number of others according to the feedback, the Festival counted amongst the best cinema experiences we have ever had. Neil Brand was, for many of you, the shining star of the weekend and it turns out he feels the same way about us! In a post-festival interview Mr Brand said “I have just had the most wonderful time here. You do come away from these sort of gigs thinking: I wish every gig could be like this… There’s a sense of community spirit about it… that has been the most important thing of all, and I feel very honoured to have been part of this.” It bodes well for our 2012 100th anniversary celebrations so watch this space for exciting updates… You don’t have to wait a year for more silent films though. This season we are screening a stunning new restoration of ‘The Great White Silence’ about Scott of the Antarctic, plus a Charlie Chaplin classic ‘The Gold Rush’ (with soundtrack performed by Neil Brand!). The latter has been programmed as part of ‘Funny in Falkirk’ – Central Scotland’s comedy festival – along with a whole week of funny films, being my picks of the greatest comedy titles from the ‘twenties and each decade to the ‘sixties (plus a bang up-to-date feature). But because one person’s fish is another person’s 'poisson' we’re giving you the chance to nominate your favourite funny film to be screened at the Hippodrome during the ‘Funny in Falkirk’ opening weekend. See page 14 for details of prizes and how to enter.

At the Hippodrome we’ll be screening all the big summer family blockbusters over the holidays plus a great selection for the grown-ups ranging from the long awaited ‘Hangover’ sequel, action fantasies, drama, horror and thrillers to documentaries and classics. Look out in the programme for a slightly different screening schedule for the holiday season with some extra day-time screenings as well. The trend for comic book adaptations seems unabated and our picks for this season are the X-Men prequel which looks to be first class (geddit?), ‘The Green Lantern’ and a film featuring the feisty Adele Blanc-Sec – the French female answer to Indiana Jones I’m told. As ever we are well-covered for Scottish productions too with screenings of the loveable documentary ‘Jig’, the drama ‘Island’, shot on Mull, plus our headline special event featuring a Q&A with the director of a new feature filmed in Edinburgh: ‘The Space Between’. This season’s jeely jar special (remember your clean jam jar and lid) stars the swashbuckling Errol Flynn in ‘The Adventures of Robin Hood’ on 27th Aug just in time to get you in the mood for the Knights themed Kinneil Heritage Day on the 28th. By the way… in our unofficial Thursday ‘alternative’ night do come along to see ‘Red Hill’ if you can. An independent Australian film featuring a town under siege being protected by a good marshal called Shane… which leaves me to ponder: Can a film be a Western if it not set in the States? Discuss! Alison Strauss Arts Development Officer (Film and Media)


Recent Releases

The Extraordinary Adventures of

Adèle Blanc-Sec A marvellous turn of the century romp based on the popular French cartoon stories of Jacque Tardi and brought to fantastical life by director Luc Besson (‘The Big Blue’ and ‘Leon’) and the winning performance of Louise Bourgoin as the eponymous young adventuress who will go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including dealing with suitors, the cops, monsters and a recently hatched, 136 million-year old pterodactyl egg. Described perfectly by Empire magazine as “Amelie’ meets Indiana Jones” this is a thrilling and funny adventure pic of the first order. Dir: Luc Besson / France / 2010 / 1h 47m / French with English sub-titles With: Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric

Fri 3 – Wed 8 Jun Fri 3 20:00 Sat 4 19:30, Sun 5 14:30 Wed 8 10:30 (baby friendly) 20:00

Submarine

Little White Lies

A joyous first feature directed by Richard Ayoade (best known as the nerdy one in ‘The IT Crowd’) about a 15 year-old boy with two things on his mind: to lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother (Hawkins) from leaving his father for a motivational speaker (Considine). The young cast match the excellence of the adult performers, whilst Ayoade’s brilliant script and keen cinematic eye mark him out as a fine new British bigscreen talent. Definitely not to be missed.

A breezy, hilarious and sometimes deeply touching drama about a group of Parisian friends on their annual jaunt to the wellappointed seaside home of the screamingly up-tight Max. They drink wine, share meals, take excursions and hang-out. Predictably but satisfyingly, secrets emerge and tensions erupt whilst a long shadow is cast by the absent friend they chose to leave behind rather than sharing the vigil by his hospital bed. The ensemble cast is a treat and the well-executed running jokes are nicely balanced with the sensitively drawn relationships.

Dir: Richard Ayoade / UK / 2010 / 1h 37m With: Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige

Sat 4 Jun 14:30 Thu 9 Jun 20:00

Dir: Guillaume Canet / France/Belgium / 2010 / 2h 34m / French with English sub-titles With: Marion Cotillard, Francois Cluzet, Benoit Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Laurent Lafitte

Sun 5 Jun 19:30 Mon 6 Jun 11:00 (cuppa)

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Recent Releases

Pirates of the Caribbean: Cedar Rapids On Stranger Tides cert tbc Tim, is stuck in a rut, but his world-view is Johnny Depp returns to the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale laced with all the fun, adventure and humour that ignited this successful movie franchise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz) he can’t be sure if she’s the lost love of his life or a ruthless conartist using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. The starry pair are joined by a raft of A-listers and ‘Pirates’ veterans: Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Jack’s longtime comrade Gibbs. Dir. Rob Marshall / US / 2011 / 2h 21m With: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane 4

Fri 10 Jun – Wed 15 Jun Fri 10 20:00 Sat 11 14:30, 19:30 Sun 12 14:30, 19:30 Mon 13 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 15 19:30

blown apart when he is despatched from his sleepy Midwestern town to Cedar Rapids for a do-or-die insurance convention, in a bid to save his company. Here he falls under the spell of his more experienced roommates and the seductive insurance agent (Heche). This well-written culture-clash comedy about an ageing character forced out of his comfort zone is warm and charming with a certain ‘Jimmy Stewart’ quality. If you enjoyed ‘Sideways’ this is the film for you. Dir. Miguel Arteta / US / 2011 / 1h 27m / AD With: Ed Helms, Johnc C.Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Thu 16 Jun 20:00

Hanna Saoirse Ronan (‘Atonement’) plays 16 year-old Hanna, living in the isolated wilds of Finland with her ex-CIA father (Bana), home-schooled with only an encyclopaedia and book of fairy tales, and trained from birth to hunt, defend and kill. Separated from her protector, equipped with a literally ‘encyclopaedic’ knowledge but no understanding of the emotional context of the real world, Hanna is pitched into deadly battle with ruthless operative (Blanchett) who herself harbours secrets tying her to the exiled pair. Joe Wright (‘Atonement’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’) weaves elements of dark fairy tales into this pacey adventure thriller. Dir. Joe Wright / US/UK / 2011 / 1h 51m / AD With: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett

Fri 17 Jun – Wed 22 Jun Fri 17 20:00 Sat 18 19:30 Sun 19 19:30 Wed 22 19:30


Recent Releases

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules In this sequel to last year’s hit film, Greg Heffley – the kid who made “wimpy” cool – is back: in a family comedy, based on the best-selling book by Jeff Kinney. Returning to school after the summer holidays Greg and his older brother, and chief tormentor, must negotiate their parents misguided attempts to make them bond. David Bowers (‘Flushed Away’, ‘Astro Boy’) takes over direction for his new and entertaining instalment and retains the signature animation drawn from the source novels and used so successfully in the first film. Dir. David Bowers / US / 2011 / 1h 39m / AD With: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostik, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn

Sat 18 Jun 11:00 (jeely) 14:30 Sun 19 Jun 14:30

Island

Kung Fu Panda 2

Sensitively adapted for the screen from Jane Rogers acclaimed novel and shot on Mull, ‘Island’ is a chillingly beautiful feature with a stunning performance from Natalie Press (‘Red Road’) as Nikki: abandoned at birth to a life in care, sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate for revenge, she determines to find and confront her birth mother. Travelling to a remote Hebridean island she tracks down the reclusive Phyllis, who lives with her lonely and needy son (TV’s young Merlin), and discovers all her expectations are confounded.

From the studio that produced ‘Shrek’, ‘Madagascar’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda’ comes this loveable sequel. Panda Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po's “awesome” new life is threatened by the villainous Lord Shen who plans to use a secret weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Only Po and his trusty cohorts can vanquish this formidable new enemy, voiced by the master of mean: Gary Oldman.

Dir. Elizabeth Mitchell & Brek Taylor / UK / 2011 / 1h 37m With: Natalie Press, Colin Morgan, Janet McTeer

Dir. Jennifer Yuh / US / 2011 / 1h 30m With: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan

Mon 20 Jun 11:00 (cuppa) Thu 23 Jun 20:00

Fri 24 Jun – Thu 30 Jun Fri 24 19:30 Sat 25 11:00 (jeely), 14:30, 19:30 Sun 26 14:00, 17:00 Mon 27 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 29 14:00, 17:00 Thu 30 10:30, 16:00

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Recent Releases

The Hangover Part II

Red Hill

X-Men: First Class cert tbc

Phil, Alan and Doug accompany Stu to Thailand for his wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu (Helms, see ‘Cedar Rapids’ pg 4) is taking no chances and has opted for a safe and subdued pre-wedding brunch. But – no prizes for guessing – things go hilariously awry. In this follow-up to the record-breaking, surprise hit comedy ‘The Hangover’, the original stag party cast are joined again by Mr Chow and Mike Tyson for a snortingly funny, morning-after adventure.

The tellingly named Shane Cooper (Kwanten, HBO’s ‘True Blood’) is a young police officer who reports to duty in the remote Australian town of Red Hill. Given a frosty welcome from the cantankerous police chief, Shane’s first day at work takes a turn for the worse when news comes in of an escaped convict heading for town and hell-bent on revenge. Perhaps down to the fact of being independently financed, or the striking cinematography and distinguished performances, this is a satisfyingly superior genre piece that marries indigenous rights issues with stylish action shoot-outs.

After pulling out as director of X-Men 3 to make independent features ‘Stardust’ and ‘Kick Ass’ British maverick Matthew Vaughn has finally returned to the Studio fold to direct this first class X prequel. The film sees the emergence of a friendship between Erik Lehnsherr and Charles Xavier: two Mutants who form the first X-team to save the world from destruction. In the process a rift between them is opened and the eternal war begins between Erik, aka Magneto, and Professor X (immortalised by Patrick Stewart and played here by McAvoy).

Dir. Todd Phillips / US / 2011 / 1h 42 / AD With: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms

Fri 1 Jul – Wed 6 Jul Fri 1 20:00 Sat 2 19:30 Sun 3 19:30 Wed 6 20:00 6

Dir. Patrick Hughes / Australia / 2010 / 1h 35m With: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tom E Lewis, Claire van der Boom, Christopher Davis

Thu 7 Jul 20:00

Dir. Matthew Vaughn / US / 2011 / dur tbc / AD With: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Fri 8 Jul – Wed 13 Jul Fri 8 20:00 Sat 9 19:30 Sun 10 14:30 Wed 13 20:00


Recent Releases

Win Win

Julia's Eyes

Green Lantern cert tbc

Giametti (the up-tight one in ‘Sideways’) plays middle-aged everyman Mike – a self-employed lawyer and hobbying wrestling coach whose business and team are similarly flailing. Luck seems to smile on him when a morally dubious financial arrangement coincides with the arrival of a runaway teenager who turns out to be championship material. However, as Mike’s initial deception gives way to confusion the crises begin to stack up against him. An enjoyable and funny heart-warmer from the multi-talented Thomas McCarthy (director: ‘The Station Agent’, writer: ‘Up’, actor: ‘The Wire’!).

A deeply creepy psychological thriller/ horror about a woman determined to uncover what she suspects to be the foul play behind her twin’s suicide. Rueda, so memorable for her harrowing performance in ‘The Orphanage’, – also produced by del Toro – is compelling as the heroine, slowly being overtaken by blindness in a familiar thriller film trope, brilliantly rendered by the cinematographer’s play of light, shadow and subtly blurred images that has the audience seeing through Julia’s eyes as she navigates the murky, murderous goings-on.

Consummate entertainer Campbell (’The Mask of Zorro’) directs this block-buster action adventure starring Ryan Reynolds (‘Buried’) as a test-pilot granted a mystical ring that bestows otherworldly powers and membership of an intergalactic squadron tasked with peace-keeping. The modern comic book movie revival, launched with the original X-Men, herewith welcomes a new entry to its cannon with this adaptation of the popular DC Comics classic. Like ‘Iron Man’ before him, this superhero is plunged reluctantly into responsibility and must shape up quickly to save the world.

Dir. Thomas McCarthy / US / 2011 / 1h 46m / AD With: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young

Sat 9 Jul 14:30 Mon 11 Jul 11:00 (cuppa)

Dir: Guillem Morales / Spain / 2010 / 1h 52m / Spanish with English sub-titles With: Belen Rueda, Lluis Homar, Clara Segura

Sun 10 Jul 19:30 Thu 14 Jul 20:00

Dir. Martin Campbell / US / 2011 / dur tbc / AD With: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard

Fri 15 Jul – Wed 20 Jul Fri 15 20:00 Sat 16 14:30, 19:30 Sun 17 19:30 Wed 20 20:00

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Recent Releases

Point Blank

Cars 2 cert tbc

Cavayé follows up his effective thriller, ‘Pour Elle’ (remade last year as ‘The Next Three Days’ with Russell Crowe) with another fullthrottle genre pic, again about an ordinary man pushed to extraordinary limits this time when he becomes entangled with feuding gangsters, his pregnant wife is kidnapped, and he must fall in with an injured runaway in order to outwit corrupt cops and rescue the woman he loves. A white-knuckle ride from start to finish, this is another triumph from the man whom many are dubbing “the new master of suspense”.

John Lasseter returns to the driver’s seat to direct this fast-paced, colourful follow-up. Star racing car Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater head overseas to a high profile competition. But Mater is detoured when he gets caught up in international espionage. Torn between helping his friend in the race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s journey leads him on an explosive chase, tailed by his friends and watched by the whole world.

Dir. Fred Cavayé / France / 2010 / 1h 30m / French with English sub-titles With: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gerard Lanvin

Thu 21 Jul 20:00 8

Dir. John Lasseter & Brad Lewis / US / 2011 / dur tbc With: Bruce Campbell, Owen Wilson, Jason Isaacs, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Bonnie Hunt

Fri 29 Jul – Thu 4 Aug Fri 29 10:30, 19:30 Sat 30 11:00 (jeely) 14:30, 19:30 Sun 31 14:00, 17:00 Mon 1 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 3 16:00 Thu 4 16:00

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Pt 2 cert tbc The battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into all-out war – the stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. Harry, Hermione and Ron face their biggest challenge as they go head to head with Lord Voldemort but it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown. Ten years down the line this final instalment gives the franchise a fittingly epic send-off with dazzling drama and special effects. Dir. David Yates / UK/US / 2011 / dur tbc With: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Fri 5 Aug – Thu 11 Aug Fri 5 19:30 Sat 6 11:00 (jeely), 14:30, 19:30 Sun 7 14:30, 19:30 Mon 8 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 10 10:30, 19:30 Thu 11 14:30, 19:30


Recent Releases

Horrid Henry: The Movie cert tbc Everyone’s favourite school-boy antihero makes his feature film debut in this wickedly funny movie featuring big name stars as the Horrid Henry crew created by Francesca Simon, plus plenty of new characters in a brand new story for the big screen. Anjelica Huston is Henry’s terrifying teacher Miss Battle-Axe, Jo Brand is the Demon Dinner Lady and Prissy Polly is played by Kimberley Walsh of Girls Aloud fame. But the real stars are the young trio: Henry, Perfect Peter and Moody Margaret who must join forces to save their school. Dir. Nick Moore / UK / 2011 / dur tbc With: Anjelica Houston, Parminder Nagra

Fri 12 Aug – Thu 18 Aug Fri 12 14:30, 19:30 Sat 13 11:00 (jeely) 14:30, 19:30 Sun 14 14:00, 17:00 Mon 15 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 17 10:30, 16:00 Thu 18 14:00, 17:00

Larry Crowne

The Conspirator

Recently redundant Larry Crowne (Hanks) is falling behind with his mortgage and directionless in the face of lots of unexpected free-time so enrols at his local college in a bid to reinvent himself. Julia Roberts stars opposite Hanks as the wickedly intelligent but disenchanted teacher in a more light-weight comedy drama than their previous pairing on ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’, and Hanks’ partnership with his co-writer Nia Vardalos (‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’) proves fruitful for a second time.

A well cast, provocative and suspenseful period drama which deals with the trial of the woman charged with the assassination of President Lincoln on the grounds that she ran the boarding-house where the conspirators plotted their attacks. One of the many striking aspects of Robert Redford’s accomplished and stately directorial account of the so-called ‘Surratt case’, is the comparison he draws between the actions of the then US administration and the Bush government’s in the wake of ‘9/11’ – specifically the suspension of treasured constitutional rights.

Dir. Tom Hanks / US / 2011 / 1h 39m With: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston

Fri 19 Aug – Wed 24 Aug Fri 19 20:00 Sat 20 14:30 Sun 21 19:30 Mon 22 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 24 10:30 (baby friendly) 20:00

Dir. Robert Redford / US / 2010 / 2h 2m With: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson

Sat 20 Aug 19:30 Sun 21 Aug 14:30 9


Recent Releases

The Princess of Montpensier A gripping, superbly mounted costumedrama set against the savage Catholic/ Protestant wars that raged in 16th century France. The action centres on the foolhardy love of Marie for her dashing, unspeakably ambitious cousin Henri. The lovers are separated when her father's political ambitions force her into marriage with the well-connected de Montpensier, whom she has never met. But when he is called away to fight she soon becomes exposed to the sexual and political intrigues of court. Dir. Bertrand Tavernier / France / 2010 / 2h 20m / French with English sub-titles With: Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson 10

Fri 26 Aug – Wed 31 Aug Fri 26 20:00 Sat 27 14:30 Sun 28 14:30 Wed 31 19:30

Sarah’s Key cert tbc

The Tree cert tbc

Based on a best-selling novel this film tells the story of a present day American journalist (Scott Thomas) investigating the story of a young Jewish girl caught up in the Vel’d’Hiy Roundup in Nazi occupied France, 1942. Transcending its familiar holocaust theme the film delivers the flashback narrative exceptionally well in an always involving drama about the inescapable weight of history. The fine central performance from one of our greatest living actresses is at the heart of this deeply moving film anchored in human experience.

Further evidence of the trend of excellence in the Australian film industry is provided aplenty with this powerful drama about a family’s reaction to the tragedy of a father’s untimely death. Bereaved eight year-old Simone takes to climbing, and even living in, the fig that dominates their front garden, believing that her dead father’s soul resides in the towering tree and whilst initially sympathetic the family soon urge her to move on. Gorgeously filmed without being showy (the tree seems to become a character itself) and complemented by a Gregorian chant-influenced score.

Dir. Gilles Paquet-Brenner / France / 2010 / 1h 51m / French with English subtitles With: Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup

Sat 27 Aug – Thu 1 Sep Sat 27 19:30 Sun 28 19:30 Mon 29 11:00 (cuppa) Thu 1 20:00

Dir. Julie Bertucelli / Australia / 2010 / 1h 40m With: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morgana Davies, Martin Csokas

Fri 2 Sep – Wed 7 Sep Fri 2 20:00 Sat 3 14:30 Sun 4 19:30 Mon 5 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 7 20:00


Hippodrome RecentHighlights Releases

Jig

Countdown to Zero cert tbc

Taxi Driver

A ‘Spellbound’ style documentary telling the remarkable story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships, held last year in Glasgow. 3,000 dancers, their families and teachers from around the world descend upon Glasgow for one drama-filled week. Clad in wigs, make-up, fake tan, diamantés and costumes costing thousands they compete for coveted world titles. Award-winning filmmaker Sue Bourne was given unprecedented access to the world of obsession, success and failure that is competitive Irish dancing, and has uncovered heartrending stories that will raise a tear and a smile. Listen out for an original score by ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ composer Patrick Doyle.

Traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations with nuclear weapons capabilities and others racing to join them, the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker (‘Waste Land’), the film makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament and features an array of international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair.

35 years after its American premiere in 1976 the Hippodrome proudly presents Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’ – a dark rumination centring on one man driven to violence by loneliness and desperation. Starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, it was nominated for 4 Academy Awards (including Best Picture). The cult classic has undergone an extensive digital restoration, with additional guidance from director Martin Scorsese on colour grading, framing and repair and boasts a new multichannel stereo soundtrack approved by the director and created from the original stereo recordings.

Dir. Lucy Walker / US / 2010 / 1h 21m + discussion

Dir. Sue Bourne / UK / 2011 / 1h 37m

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by a representative from Scottish CND.

Dir. Martin Scorsese / US / 1976 / 1h 53m With: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Sun 17 Jul 14:30 Mon 18 Jul 11:00 (cuppa)

Thu 25 Aug 20:00

Sun 4 Sep 14:30 Thu 8 Sep 20:00

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Recent Special Releases Event

The Space Between The Hippodrome is delighted to welcome cast and crew from Lyre Productions’ new feature written and directed by Tim Barrow (producer of their debut award-winning Scottish road movie ‘The Inheritance’, Hipppodrome Jun – Aug 2009 season). Shot in Edinburgh over 17 days in glorious summer, on a tiny budget, ‘The Space Between’ is a tale of love, loss and redemption which follows two strangers, struggling with grief and given a chance to turn their lives around. This is a rewarding film, making atmospheric use of the Edinburgh locations and distinctive light quality, with a poignant specially composed soundtrack by Fiona Rutherford winner of the Clàrsach Society’s 2010 Competition for Young Composers. Tim Barrow will present the film and the screening will be followed by a Question and Answer session. Dir. Tim Barrow / UK / 2010 / 1h 25m + Q&A With: Vivien Reid, Tim Barrow, David Whitney, Nicola Jo Cully, Colin Scott Moncrieff

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Hippodrome Recent Releases Silents

The Great White Silence

The Gold Rush

A hundred and one years ago the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Captain Scott, set out on its ill-fated race to the South Pole. Joining Scott on board the Terra Nova was official photographer and cinematographer Herbert Ponting, and the images that he captured have fired imaginations ever since. Ponting filmed almost every aspect of the expedition: the scientific work, life in camp and the preparations for the assault on the Pole. 1n 1924 Ponting re-edited his footage into this remarkable feature, complete with vivid tinting and toning. The BFI National Archive has restored the film using the latest photochemical and digital techniques and reintroduced the film’s sophisticated use of colour. The alien beauty of the landscape is brought dramatically to life and the world of the expedition revealed in brilliant detail. This stunning re-issue features a new score by Simon Fisher Turner.

Chaplin’s film that sees the Tramp go to the Klondike in the hope of finding gold contains some of his funniest scenes including the genuinely iconic sequence when, starving and desperate, he dines with relish on his worn leather boot. When the film was released, the scene when Charlie spears his bread rolls with forks and animates them in an impromptu ballet was reportedly so popular with audiences that projectionists were known to have stopped the film to play it again. Chaplin himself is quoted as saying this is “the picture I want to be remembered by” and at the Hippodrome we invite you to do just that. Part of our Funny in Falkirk Programme see pages 14-16.

Dir. Herbert G. Ponting / UK / 1924 / 1h 46m / silent with recorded score

Dir. Charlie Chaplin / US / 1925 / 1h 18m approx / b&w / silent with recorded score by Neil Brand With: Charlie Chaplin, Mack Swain, Georgia Hale, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman, Betty Morrissey

Sat 2 Jul 14:30 Sun 3 Jul 14:30 Mon 4 Jul 11:00 (cuppa)

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Funny in Falkirk

Funny in Falkirk Opening Night Film Huge cert tbc Central Scotland’s comedy festival, Funny in Falkirk returns to venues throughout the area (Fri 22 Jul – Tue 2 Aug) and to open proceedings the Hippodrome presents a new film about the cut-throat world of stand-up. Ben Miller, of ‘Armstrong and Miller’ fame, directs an adaptation of his own stage play which follows Warren – an Eric Morcambe wannabe looking for his Ernie, who believes he’s found his perfect partner after a random encounter with a waiter with a side-line in ventriloquism. Featuring cameo appearances from practically every currently working British comedian tonight’s special screening will be introduced by a surprise Comedy guest from the cast. Dir. Ben Miller / UK / 2010 / 1h 20m + intro With: Noel Clarke, Johnny Harris, Oliver Chris, Michelle Ryan, Tamsin Egerton, Thandie Newton

Fri 22 Jul 19:30

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Funny in Falkirk

Funny in Falkirk Film: People’s Choice Want to see YOUR favourite comedy film screened at the Hippodrome? Join our funny film poll and, subject to the title being available from the distributor, we’ll put on the film with the most nominations. The final film choice will be announced in early July. All those nominating a Funny in Falkirk film will be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to the Hippodrome screening on 23rd July plus two tickets to the Funny in Falkirk live comedy FTH show of their choice. To nominate your film go to www.falkirk.gov.uk/hippodrome and follow the Funny in Falkirk Film link. Closing date for nominations: Monday 27th June, 9:00am

Sat 23 Jul 19:30

The Party

Some Like it Hot

Peter Sellers channels Jacques Tati in this riotous vehicle for his slapstick talents. Sellers plays Bakshi, a painfully polite actor from India who is mistakenly invited to an exclusive Hollywood party where chaos escalates towards a hilarious and elaborate climax.

Two musicians witness a mob hit and flee the state disguised as women in an allfemale band. A slight premise but endlessly witty, superbly performed and consistently voted into the number one spot of all-time greatest funny films.

Dir. Blake Edwards / US / 1968 / 1h 38m With: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Marge Champion, J Edward McKinley, Fay McKenzie

Dir. Billy Wilder / US / 1959 / 1h 56m approx / b&w With: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Joe E Brown, George Raft

Sun 24 Jul 14:30

Sat 23 Jul 14:30

Also screening: The Gold Rush Sat 23 Jul 11:00 • See page13 for details

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Funny in Falkirk

Bad Teacher

His Girl Friday

Smart, raunchy and enjoyably crass this new comedy stars Cameron Diaz as a teacher for whom work is less of a vocation and more of a means to ensnare a new sugar daddy.

Sassy screwball comedy classic starring Cary Grant as a smooth-talking newsman trying to woo back his star reporter who happens to be his ex-wife. Funny, immaculate dialogue and performance, and as relevant now as when it was made.

Dir. Jake Kasdan / US / 2011 / 1h 32m With: Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake

Sun 24 Jul 19:30 Wed 27 Jul 20:00

Dir. Howard Hawks / US / 1940 / 1h 31m / b&w With: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Mon 25 Jul 11:00 (cuppa)

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It Happened One Night Multi Oscar-winning romantic comedy about Claudette Colbert’s errant heiress and Clark Gable’s reporter looking for a scoop. Playful, sexy, sparkling with wit and crackling with the chemistry of the two leads. Dir. Frank Capra / US / 1934 / 1h 45m / b&w With: Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Thu 28 Jul 20:00


Toy Story 3

Nine-year-old Milo finds out just how much he needs his mum when she’s nabbed by Martians who want her for themselves. With the help of tech-savvy Gribble and a rebel Martian girl, Milo must save the day.

When Andy leaves home the toy friends face an uncertain future in the hands of terrorising toddlers at the local crèche. Another chance to see this instant classic on the big screen.

Dir. Simon Wells / 2011 / 1h 28m

Jeely Jar Screenings

Mars Needs Moms

Dir. Lee Unkrich / 2010 / 1h 26m

Sat 2 Jul 11:00

Sat 4 Jun 11:00

Winnie the Pooh

Gulliver’s Travels

Inspired by five stories from A.A. Milne’s books, in Disney’s handdrawn art style, ‘Winnie the Pooh’ stars the “bear of very little brain’ in a wild quest to save Christopher Robin.

A comedy adaptation of the Jonathan Swift classic, travel writer Gulliver (Jack Black) attempts a trip to Bermuda, but instead ends up in Lilliput, where he finds himself at the mercy of many tiny hands.

Dir. Stephen Anderson, Don Hall / 2011 / 1h 9m

Sat 11 Jun 11:00

Dir. Rob Letterman / 2010 / 1h 25m / AD

Sat 9 Jul 11:00

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Tron

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The original 1982 hit about a hacker abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Errol Flynn’s finest hour as the beloved bandit who robs from the rich to give to the poor, does swashbuckling battle with the evil Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), and woos the lovely Maid Marion.

Dir. Steven Lisberger / 1982 / 1h 36m

Dir. Michael Curtiz & William Keighley / 1938 / 1h 41m

Sat 16 Jul 11:00

Sat 27 Aug 11:00

Shrek Forever After

Arietty cert tbc

Gripped by a mid-life crisis Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the villainous Rumpelstiltskin. All the belove characters voiced by Myers, Diaz, Murphy, Banderas and co. are assembled in this funny, action-packed adventure.

Inspired by ‘The Borrowers’ characters created by Mary Norton and produced by the Ghibli Studio (‘Spirited Away’) Arrietty is the story of a tiny family living under the floorboards of 12 year old Sho’s house.

Dir Mike Mitchell / 2010 / 1h 33m

Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi / 2010 / 1h 34m

Sat 20 Aug 11:00

Sat 3 Sep 11:00


Mon 20 Island (15)

C 11:00 5

Wed 1

Thor (12A)

20:00

Wed 22 Hippodrome for Schools

10:00

Thu 2

The Roommate (15)

20:00

Hanna (12A)

19:30 4

Fri 3

Adele Blanc-Sec (12A)

20:00 3

Thu 23

Island (15)

20:00 5

Sat 4

Mars Needs Moms (PG)j

11:00 17

Fri 24

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

19:30 5

Submarine (15)

14:30 3

Sat 25

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

J 11:00, 14:30, 19:30 5

Adele Blanc-Sec (12A)

19:30 3

Sun 26

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

14:00, 17:00 5

Sun 5

Adele Blanc-Sec (12A)

14:30 3

Mon 27 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

C 11:00 5

Little White Lies (15)

19:30 3

Wed 29 Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

14:00, 17:00 5

Mon 6

Little White Lies (15)

C 11:00 3

Thu 30

10:30, 16:00 5

Wed 8

Adele Blanc-Sec (12A)

Thu 9

Submarine (15)

20:00 3

Fri 1

The Hangover Part II (15)

Fri 10

Pirates of the Caribbean 4

20:00 4

Sat 2

Toy Story 3 (U)

Sat 11

Winnie the Pooh (U)

The Great White Silence (U)

Pirates of the Caribbean 4

14:30, 19:30 4

The Hangover Part II (15)

19:30 6

Sun 12

Pirates of the Caribbean 4

14:30, 19:30 4

Sun 3

The Great White Silence (U)

14:30 13

Mon 13 Pirates of the Caribbean 4

C 11:00 4

The Hangover Part II (15)

Wed 15 Pirates of the Caribbean 4

19:30 4

Mon 4

The Great White Silence (U)

Thu 16

Cedar Rapids (15)

20:00 4

Wed 6

The Hangover Part II (15)

20:00 6

Fri 17

Hippodrome for Schools

10:00

Thu 7

Red Hill (15)

20:00 6

Hanna (12A)

20:00 4

Fri 8

X-Men: First Class

Sat 18

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 (U)

J 11:00, 14:30 5

Sat 9

Gulliver’s Travels (PG)

Hanna (12A)

19:30 4

Win Win (15)

Sun 19

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 (U)

14:30 5

X-Men: First Class

19:30 6

Hanna (12A)

19:30 4

X-Men: First Class

14:30 6

B 10:30, 20:00 3

J 11:00 17

Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

At A Glance

June

July

Sun 10

20:00 6

J 11:00 17 14:30 13

19:30 6

C 11:00 13

20:00 6

J 11:00 17 14:30 6

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At A Glance

Sun 10

Julia’s Eyes (15)

Mon 11

Win Win (15)

August

C 11:00 6

Mon 1

Cars 2

C 11:00 8

Wed 13 X-Men: First Class

20:00 6

Wed 3

Cars 2

16:00 8

Thu 14

Julia’s Eyes (15)

20:00 7

Thu 4

Cars 2

16:00 8

Fri 15

Green Lantern

20:00 7

Sat 16

Tron (PG)

Green Lantern

Sun 17

Jig (PG)

Green Lantern

Mon 18

Jig (PG)

Fri 5

Harry Potter

19:30 8

J 11:00 18

Sat 6

Harry Potter

J 11:00, 14:30,19:30 8

14:30, 19:30 7

Sun 7

Harry Potter

14:30, 19:30 8

14:30 11

Mon 8

Harry Potter

C 11:00 8

19:30 7

Wed 10 Harry Potter

10:30, 19:30 8

Thu 11

Harry Potter

14:30, 19:30 8

C 11:00 11

Wed 20 Green Lantern

20:00 7

Fri 12

Horrid Henry: The Movie

14:30, 19:30 9

Thu 21

Point Blank (15)

20:00 8

Sat 13

Horrid Henry: The Movie

J 11:00, 14:30, 19:30 9

Fri 22

Huge

19:30 14

Sun 14

Horrid Henry: The Movie

14:00, 17:00 9

Sat 23

The Gold Rush (U)

The Party (PG)

Funny in Falkirk People’s Choice

Sun 24 Some Like it Hot (U)

Bad Teacher (15)

Mon 25

His Girl Friday (U)

Wed 27 Bad Teacher (15)

20

19:30 7

J 11:00 13

Mon 15 Horrid Henry: The Movie

C 11:00 9

14:30 15

Wed 17 Horrid Henry: The Movie

10:30, 16:00 9 14:00, 17:00 9

19:30 15

Thu 18

Horrid Henry: The Movie

14:30 15

Fri 19

Larry Crowne (12A)

19:30 16

20:00 9

Sat 20

Shrek Forever After (PG)

C 11:00 16

Larry Crowne (12A)

J 11:00 18 14:30 9

20:00 16

The Conspirator (12A)

19:30 9

20:00 16

Sun 21

The Conspirator (12A)

14:30 9

Larry Crowne (12A)

19:30 9

Thu 28

It Happened One Night (U)

Fri 29

Cars 2

10:30, 19:30 8

Sat 30

Cars 2

J 11:00, 14:30, 19:30 8

Mon 22 Larry Crowne (12A)

C 11:00 9

Sun 31

Cars 2

14:00, 17:00 8

Wed 24 Larry Crowne (12A)

B 10:30, 20:00 9


Countdown to Zero

20:00 11

Fri 26

The Princess of Montpensier (15)

20:00 10

Sat 27

The Adventures of Robin Hood (U)

The Princess of Montpensier (15)

14:30 10

Sarah’s Key

19:30 10

Sun 28

The Princess of Montpensier (15)

14:30 10

Sarah’s Key

19:30 10

Mon 29 Sarah’s Key

C 11:00 10

Screening starts at 11:00. Ticket price £5.55 includes refreshments. £2.75 for film only.

**J** 11:00 18

Wed 31 The Princess of Montpensier (15)

19:30 10

Thu 1

20:00 10

Sarah’s Key

CCuppa screenings Café opens at 10:30 for tea/coffee and cake.

September Fri 2

The Tree

Sat 3

Arietty

The Tree

14:30 10

The Space Between (15)

19:30 12

Sun 4

Taxi Driver (18)

14:30 11

The Tree

19:30 10

Mon 5

The Tree

C 11:00 10

Wed 7

The Tree

20:00 10

Thu 8

Taxi Driver (18)

20:00 11

20:00 10

J 11:00 18

J Jeely Jars start at 11:00. All tickets £2.25.

At A Glance

Thu 25

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. In the Hippodrome’s heyday youngsters could get their cinema ticket in exchange for a jeely jar. We have named our Saturday morning screenings of well-loved family films and kids’ classics in honour of this tradition. Once a season we’llgive you the chance to revive the custom (see below).

Look out for the Jeely Jar Special** when you can bring a clean jeely jar with matching lid and get two tickets for the price of one. The jars will be re-used for jam-making in the Georgian Kitchen at Callendar House. This season: 'The Adventures of Robin Hood.

B Baby Friendly screenings start at 10:30. Bring your baby free (up to 18 months) and enjoy the film without worrying about any noise your wee one may make. All tickets £4.25. AD Audio Description service for blind or partially sighted people which supplies a spoken description of action not revealed by the film’s dialogue. Pick up your headphones from the Hippodrome staff.

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Information

Tickets (unless otherwise stated) Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.55 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.25 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £15.20 (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)

Super Saver Ticket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £19.00 Super Saver Concession . . . . . . . . . £14.40 Cuppa with refreshments . . . . . . . . £5.55 Cuppa film on its own . . . . . . . . . . .

£2.75

Baby Friendly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.25 Jeely Jar Screenings . . . . . . . . . . . £2.25 Concessions Concession tickets are available for children under 16 years, unemployed in receipt of benefits, full-time students, OAPs, Young Scot Card Holders and Falkirk Council Leisure Card holders. Proof of concession eligibility must be shown before purchase. Super Saver Tickets Four tickets to four films £19.00 (£14.40 concessions). All four tickets must be purchased together in advance (this offer excludes Jeely Jar Screenings, Cuppas, Baby Friendly and Special Events). Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in the Hippodrome. 22

Orange Wednesdays

Refunds

Orange Wednesdays give you 2 cinema tickets for the price of 1, at Wednesday screenings.

Tickets will not be exchanged or money refunded after purchase except in the event of cancellation of screening/activity by Falkirk Council.

From your Orange phone: Text ‘FILM’ to 241 and Orange will send you your ticket by text (cost of text 35p); call 241 from your Orange phone; go to Orange World, select ‘Film’ then ‘Orange Wednesdays’. Also available for Orange home broadband or dial-up customers and Orange mobile broadband customers. For full terms and conditions and more information please go to www.orange.co.uk/orangewednesdays Box Office and Booking Information The Hippodrome Box Office is open Saturdays 10:15am - 2:30pm, and also opens 45 minutes before, and closes 15 minutes after the start of each screening. There is usually no need to book, but tickets can be booked in advance during the open hours OR from the Steeple Box Office (Tel: 01324 506850), Monday to Saturday, 9:30am - 4:45pm. Telephone bookings are subject to a 50p booking fee. Reserved tickets must be paid for within 3 days, or no later than 30 minutes prior to the screening. Tickets will be released for re-sale otherwise

Refreshments The Hippodrome Café and Licensed Bar opens 45 minutes before each screening and closes at the start of the screening. Popcorn, ice-cream, sweets, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from the Café. Beer, wine, and spirits are available from the Licensed Bar. Please note: Children and young people are not permitted to approach the bar. No person under the age of 18 years is permitted to purchase alcohol. Proof of age may be requested. Only food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed. Access • 3 wheelchair spaces on lower floor • accessible toilet • infra red sound transmission • induction loop (in cinema and at box office) Please advise Box Office staff of any access requirements when booking. Baby changing facility A baby changing room is located on the ground floor.


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Parking: The Hippodrome is within easy walking distance of Bo’ness Town Centre car parks.

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By Train: The nearest station to Bo’ness is Linlithgow, which is served by trains from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling/Dunblane. Details of services are available from National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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By Car: Bo’ness lies on the south bank of the Firth of Forth. Travelling from the west, exit the M9 at J5 onto the A905 then take the A904 into Bo’ness. From the east, exit at J3 onto the A803 then take the A904 into Bo’ness. By Bus: There are bus services to Bo’ness from Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Bathgate, Falkirk, Stirling, Cumbernauld and Glasgow. The services are operated by First Edinburgh. Call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33 for bus timetables or visit www.travelinescotland.com

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Glasgow J5 M9/M876/ Grangemouth/ Falkirk

Parking Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

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Mailing List: Don’t miss a thing: join our free mailing list. Send you name, email and/or full postal address to: hippodrome@falkirk.gov.uk or write to Freepost RSBJ-JUSL-CEJC, The Steeple Box Office, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1NW. Let us know what you’re interested in (film, visual arts / museum exhibitions, live performances: drama, music, comedy).

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cinema schedule Hippodrome Bo'ness June-August2011  

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