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Black Swan

Twoscore Artist Films

Fri 8 — Thu 14 April • Gwe 8 — Iau 14 Ebrill

As part of our 40th birthday celebrations, we’re collaborating with Outcasting to programme a selection of moving image work from around the globe, giving you a taste of experimental film in the intimacy of our cinemas. Selected shorts will be screened before main films throughout April.

UK/2010/108mins/15. Dir: Darren Aronofsky. With Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey.

Winning Natalie Portman the Best Actress award at this year’s Oscars, this psychological thriller focuses on the relationship between Nina, a veteran ballet dancer, and Lily, a new rival, as they compete for the lead part in a production of Swan Lake. The ballet requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace and the Black Swan who represents guile and sensuality. While Nina fits the White Swan perfectly, Lily is the personification of the Black Swan; and as Nina attempts to get more in touch with her dark side she develops a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. Visionary director Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream) takes us on a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.

+ Cardiff SciSCREEN

Thu 14 April • 6pm • Iau 14 Ebrill SciSCREEN brings fresh perspectives to the latest films at Chapter. During these events you can enjoy a glass of wine and join the discussion with academics from Cardiff University and beyond, as they relate the latest films to their areas of expertise. Regular cinema pricing applies to sciSCREEN films and the associated discussions and wine receptions are free.

Anthony Shapland — The life of Ray Cook Screening before Waste Land (p33) Ray Cook was a sculptor who appeared on Blue Peter years ago, whose speciality was the intricate carving of matches. Shapland has been researching Cook’s life and has created a fictitious movie using the title sequence of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ as his starting point.

Erica Scourti — Trailer Truths II & III Screening before Never Let Me Go (p41) Erica takes ‘microsnippets’ of trailer promos and re-edits them to make a new series of trailers.

Huw Andrews — Kezar Screening before True Grit (p31) Shot in an athletics stadium in San Francisco, Andrews short film follows the athletes as they train. However, as the film progresses, we start to realise that the relationship between the images and the soundtrack is not quite what it seems.


Chapter Magazine April 2011  

What's on at Chapter in April 2011