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Welcome to our Cinema miniGuide for May. As always itâ€™s a packed month with some great new releases and events, including the Before I Die Festival: Festival for the living about dying. We dip into the city-wide Diffusion photography festival (www.diffusionfestival.org) with a screening of Sleep Furiously by award winning director Gideon Koppel, which will be followed by a Q+A with the man himself and the cinema takes a trip to a rock club with the launch of Noys R Us. The end of the month sees the release of the long anticipated Great Gatsby a lavish rendering of the American novel, by popular director Baz Lurman. Looking for a thought provoking-exhibition or performance? Why not take a look at our website, larger guide or turn to page 12 to see what else is happening in Chapter this month.
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Clockwise from top left: Trance, The Place Beyond the Pines, Evil Dead
Fri 26 — Thu 2 May USA/2013/106mins/15. Dir: Steven Soderberg. With: Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum.
After her hedge-fund manager husband is put in prison for insider trading, Emily becomes depressed and despite reuniting with her husband she still lives in a fog of hopelessness. Changing doctors and medications in an attempt to find a cure, psychiatrist Jonathan Banks prescribes a new medication called Ablixa but the side effects of this drug have dangerous consequences. This tense and brilliantlyhandled thriller, which Soderberg has claimed will be his last film, is a timely comment on our medicated society and the shallow comforts brought with wealth. + Soft subtitled screening on Wed 1 at 6pm
Fri 26 — Thu 2 May USA/2012/90mins/18. Dir: Fede Alvarez. With: Elizabeth Blackmore, Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas.
Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin in the woods with her brother and a group of friends, where the discovery of the Book of the Dead leads to unimaginable horror. With no CGI used in the making, this gruesome long-time-in-thewaiting remake of Sam Raimi’s original video nasty The Evil Dead stays true to its master with the dream team of Raimi, Campbell and Tapert producing with their hand-picked Alvarez at the helm.
“The remake’s gonna kick some ass — you have my word” — Bruce Campbell
The Place Beyond The Pines
Fri 19 April — Thu 2 May
Fri 19 — Thu 2 May
UK/2013/105mins/15. Dir: Danny Boyle. With: James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson.
USA/2013/140mins/15. Dir: Derek Cianfrance. With: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes.
In this stylish, gut-wrenching thriller, Simon a fine art auctioneer is handling the sale of a Goya painting and becomes mixed up with a criminal gang to steal the multi-million pound artwork. After suffering a blow to the head during the heist he awakens to discover he has no memory of where he hid the painting. When physical threats and torture fail to produce answers, the gang’s leader Frank hires hypnotherapist Elizabeth Lamb to delve into the darkest recesses of Simon’s psyche. As Elizabeth begins to unravel Simon’s broken subconscious, the lines between truth, suggestion and deceit begin to blur.
Luke is in constant motion, as a motorcycle stunt performer travelling from town to town with the carnival. Passing through his home town he tries to reconnect with a former lover only to learn that in his absence she has given birth to their son Jason. Resolving to forsake life on the road to look after his family he is thrust into a new career as a bank robber by a sleazy new friend. But it is only a matter of time before Luke runs up against the law in the form of ambitious local cop Avery Cross and his corrupt boss. An ambitious thriller with a confident swagger and an enthralling score from Faith No More’s Mike Patton, this is a punchy follow up to director Cianfrance’s delicate drama Blue Valentine.
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From L to R: Neighbouring Sounds, Promised Land
The Spirit of ‘45
Fri 3 — Thu 9 May
Fri 3 — Thu 9 May
Brazil/2012/131mins/subtitles/15. Dir: Kleber Mendonça Filho. With: Irma Brown, Sebastião Formiga, Gustavo Jahn.
UK/2013/94mins/U. Dir: Ken Loach. With: Ray Davies, Dr. Julian Tudor-Hart, Tony Benn.
Life in a middle-class neighbourhood in Brazil takes an unexpected turn after the arrival of an independent private security firm. The presence of these men brings a sense of safety and a good deal of anxiety to a culture which runs on fear but what privacy are they exchanging for the illusion of safety? A bustling portrayal of modern day Brazil, this is a confident and highly anticipated debut from director Filho.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history with a postwar vision of a better society. Loach has created a rich political and social narrative using archive film of the period and contemporary interviews with those who remember those times, such as ex-Miner Ray Davies from Caerphilly and pioneering Valleys GP, Dr. Julian Tudor-Hart. This celebrates a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and whose towering achievements such as the NHS are again under threat today. The screenings on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be followed by a recording of the nationwide satellite Q&A panel discussion with director, Ken Loach contributor Dot Gibson, author Owen Jones and hosted by comedian Jeremy Hardy
Promised Land Fri 3 — Thu 16 May USA/2012/106min/15. Dir: Gus Van Sant. With: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand.
Steve Butler is an energy company salesman who enters a small town with hefty financial inducements to allow hydraulic fracturing (known as fracking) on their land. Coming from a rural background himself, he knows how much the town needs investment to maintain its way of life. Environmentalist Dustin Noble tries to warn the townspeople the damage that he sees it causing and Butler walks a tightrope of trying to do what is right whilst in the face being employed to do what is wrong. With outstanding performances, the increasingly versatile director Gus Van Sant keeps this from becoming a sentimental issue movie. + soft subtitled screening on Tue 7 May
Bad Film Club Road House Sun 5 May USA/1989/114mins/18. Dir: Rowdy Herrington. With Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch.
We threw it open to the Bad Film Club panel and audience and so this month’s choice is this epic Swarthy Swayze kick ass zen action movie. Fights, hot nights and naked mediation come together in one steaming hot, high kicking movie.
Michael H Profession: Director Fri 10 — Wed 15 May France/2013/92mins/18. Dir: Yves Montmayeur.
Over the last 25 years, Michael Haneke has established himself as one of the most important directors in cinema history. From his early work to Amour, he has created a unique universe, revealing like no other the darkest corners of society, our existential fears and emotional outbursts. Through interviews with his actors, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Riva as well as previously unseen footage and intimate dealings on the film set with the man himself, this film depicts the work of a rare artist.
Chapter Moviemaker Mon 6 May A Regular showcase for short films by independent filmmakers. email@example.com. FREE (please reserve tickets in advance)
The Look of Love
Fri 10 — Thu 16 May
Wed 15 May
UK/2013/101mins/18. Dir: Michael Winterbottom. With: Steve Coogan, Stephen Fry, Anna Friel.
Wales/2008/94mins/U. Dir: Gideon Koppel.
From L to R: The Look of Love, Spring Breakers
Telling the story of Paul Raymond, the controversial entrepreneur whose talent for PR began with his turn as a mind-reader on Clacton, and saw him rise to become Britain’s richest man and the “Grandfather of Soho”. Despite notoriety for his interests in the adult entertainment industry, his life was built around three strong women and the film looks at how his success was mirrored by tragedy. A drama about how looks can be deceiving, this is another wonderful pairing of director Michael Winterbottom and star Steve Coogan who have worked together since 24 Hour Party People. + soft subtitled screening on Mon 13 May
“This is meaty material and Coogan carries the movie with aplomb” — The Guardian
Spring Breakers Fri 10 — Thu 16 May USA/2012/94mins/18. Dir: Harmony Korine. With: James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson.
The latest controversial film from writer-director Harmony Korine (Gummo, Kids) takes the subject of the hedonistic antics of four college girls on their way for the annual sun-sex-stimulants holiday ritual. The girls land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their fun and find themselves bailed out by a drug dealer who wants them to do some of his dirty work. This is a candy-coloured, blackhumour fuelled, fevered wet dream which turns into a nightmare.
Set in a small farming community in mid Wales, a place where Koppel’s parents — both refugees — found a home. This is a landscape and population that is changing rapidly as small scale agriculture is disappearing and the generation who inhabited a pre-mechanised world is dying out. Much influenced by his conversations with the writer Peter Handke, the filmmaker leads us on a poetic and profound journey into a world of endings and beginnings; a world of stuffed owls, sheep and fire. + Q&A with Director Gideon Koppel
Come Along Do: Notebook on Cities and Clothes Tue 14 May Germany/1989/79mins/French and Japanese with subtitles no cert
The prolific German director Wim Wenders takes on the subject of Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto as he prepares to debut his designs in Paris. The film is as much a meditation by the director on the study of art and the choices he is faced with over which medium to communicate his ideas as it is about the philosophy and work of the fashion designer. + Come Along Do, Tue 14 May Chaired by Gill Nicol and Mike Tooby, this postscreening event takes Notebook on Cities and Clothes as the starting point for an in-depth and lively discussion exploring art and film in the context of Mike Tooby’s installation The Bar at the Mad Shepherdess as part of the Diffusion Festival of Photography. £2.50 (Places are limited so please book early. Tickets for the film must be purchased separately.)
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Fri 17 — Thu 23 May
Fri 17 — Thu 30 May
Argentina/2012/110mins/subtitles/15. Dir: Pablo Trapero. With: Ricardo Darin, Jeremie Renier.
USA/2012/130mins/12A. Dir: Jeff Nichols. With: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon.
Clockwise from left: White Elephant, Mud, I’m So Excited
Julian and Nicolas, two priests and long-standing friends, work tirelessly to help the local people in the “Villa Virgin”, a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires. Nicolas joins Julian in overseeing the construction of a hospital in the area, following the failure of a project he was leading in the jungle. Deeply troubled, he finds a little comfort in Luciana, a young, attractive, atheist social worker. As Nicolas’ faith weakens, tension and violence between the slum drug dealing cartels grow. This is a bold examination of the real meaning of sacrifice and servitude, with a soaring soundtrack by Michael Nyman.
NT LIVE: This House Live Broadcast: Thu 16 May Pre-recorded encore: Mon 27 May
A new play by James Graham It’s 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments. £17. 50/ £14 / £13
Ellis and his friend Neckbone find a grimy drifter named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud’s stories of vengeful men on his tail and his childhood sweetheart waiting for him seem like fantasies but bring colour and romance to their humdrum lives. Sceptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him but it isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful woman with some bounty hunters in tow. A beautifully shot coming of age tale told with fine performances from the young cast and a reminder of the talents of McConaughey and Witherspoon.
I’m So Excited Fri 17 — Thu 30 May Spain/2013/90mins/subtitles/15. Dir: Pedro Almodovar. With: Javier Camara, Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Pepa Charro, Cecilia Roth.
When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. A raunchy return to comedy after a series of award-winning dramas, this film tries to teach us to look on the bright side of death.
‘Almodóvar himself has described the film as a ‘very light’ comedy, so expect farcical goings-on and saucy misunderstandings aplenty.’ – Time Out
Before I Die Festival: Festival for the Living About Dying A Festival of cross-arts events linked to the theme of death and dying, remembrance and, alongside this, the celebration of life. Curated by Jenny Kitzinger, an academic at Cardiff University who has been researching the ‘vegetative’ state and end-of-life issues, this festival will inspire, inform and raise debate about the rarely discussed topic that is our own deaths. www.cardiff.ac.uk/beforeidie
The Sea Inside Wed 15 May
Spain/2005/125mins/PG. Dir: Alejandro Amenábar. With: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas.
A powerful drama, based on the true story of Ramón Sampedro, a fisherman and poet who at the age of 26, suffered an accident that left him bedridden. Ramón wishes to die with what remains of his dignity and employs a lawyer, Julia, to help him persuade the courts to let him end his own life. However, while Ramon’s growing infatuation with her gives Julia second thoughts about the case, Ramón remains convinced that the greatest gift to him would be an end to his life. +panel discussion with Cardiff University’s Jenny Kitzinger, palliative care consultant Dr Nikki Pease and lecturer Inaki Glacia-Blanco
Warm Bodies Fri 17 May
USA/2013/98mins/12A. Dir: Jonathan Levine. With: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich.
In a post-apocalyptic world, human survivors have barricaded themselves into a safe area of the city, but outside there are a legion of shuffling, mumbling zombies who are still in a relatively human phase before they degenerate further into hideous, skeletal attackers. R, a nice member of the demi-undead, is a cute guy who falls in love with the lovely human Julie, daughter of a zombiephobe survivalist warlord. Smart, funny and sincere, Warm Bodies plays with the idea that we are all emotionally dead until love revives us.
From L to R: Warm Bodies, McCullin
+ Regular film prices apply. Please book your free ticket to the SciSCREEN event at our box office or on our website. cardiffsciscreen.blogspot.co.uk
Sat 18 — Thu 23 May UK/2012/91mins/15. Dir: David Morris, Jacqui Morris.
Don McCullin is one of the legendary names in photo journalism, particularly for his indelible gutwrenching war photos, but also for his work on humanitarian crises such as the famine in Biafra. Responsible for the photos in Antonioni’s Blow Up, he worked first on the Observer and then for many years on the Sunday Times, McCullin’s harrowing images drawn from headlines and conflicts around the world earned him both many awards, but also the disapproval of governments around the world as he sought to expose the atrocities that frequently followed in the wake of armed conflicts. This moving documentary, covering McCullin’s entire career, is not for the easily shocked, but while the images themselves are haunting, it is the lengthy interview with the man himself about a lifetime capturing atrocities committed by his fellow man which makes for the most moving viewing. The screening on Sat 18th May will be introduced by Richard Sambrook, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University, former Director of Global News at the BBC
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From L to R: The Bird with The Crystal Plumage, Beware of Mr Baker
As all eyes at the Cannes Film Festival are on Ennio Morricone conducting a live concert on the beach, we’re celebrating with a selection of just a few of the 500+ films scored by him, together with a selection of fantastic music docs. @cinephonic
Once Upon A Time In The West
The Bird With The Crystal Plumage
USA/1968/165mins/15. Dir: Sergio Leone. With Charles Bronson
Italy/1970/98mins/18. Dir: Dario Argento. With: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno.
Sun 5 + Tue 7 May
Mrs McBain moves from New Orleans to the very edge of the frontier and finds her new husband and family slaughtered but no clue to who the killer is. Beautifully shot with a distinguished cast this film re-established the Western’s significance as an art form and appears here for the first time in its original uncut version.
Sun 12 + Tue 14 May USA/1982/109mins/18. Dir: John Carpenter. With Kurt Russell
A US scientific expedition to the frozen wastes of the Antarctic is interrupted by a group of crazed Norwegians pursuing a dog. When the dog mutates and attacks team members they soon realize that a body-snatching alien is on the loose and they don’t know who may already have been taken over.
Days of Heaven Sun 19 + Tue 21 May
USA/1978/94mins/PG. Dir: Terrence Malick. With: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shephard.
One of the most critically acclaimed films of all time, Days Of Heaven is a moving story about two men who love the same woman. Richard Gere, a fugitive from the slums of Chicago, finds himself pitted against a shy, rich Texan for the love of Abby. Writer/director Malick’s first film since Badlands is an extraordinary cinematic achievement of sight and sound.
Sun 26 + Tue 28 May
An American writer stumbles into a police search for a maniac serial killer after witnessing a murder attempt on a woman’s life. Believed to be an important witness, he is forbidden to leave Rome and becomes enmeshed in a deadly and tense relationship with the black-gloved killer being drawn further into an investigation which only leads him into personal danger. Argento’s directorial debut is considered to be a landmark in the Italian giallo genre.
Beware of Mr Baker Fri 24 — Thu 30 May
USA/2012/92mins/15. Dir: Jay Bulger. With: Ginger Baker, Femi Kuti, Eric Clapton.
The formidable Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti and his pursuit of the African beat to bring to the West, through to his current life inside a fortified South African compound. This fascinating documentary features interviews and stories from the people who’ve known and worked with him over his tumultuous and selfdestructive life including ex-wives, children, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, Mickey Hart, Carlos Santana, Max Weinberg, Chad Smith, Femi Kuti, Neal Peart, Simon Kirke and Marky Ramone.
The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone
From L to R: Good Vibrations, Hit So Hard
Fri 3 – Thu 9 May
UK/2012/103mins/15. Dir: Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn With: Richard Dormer, Dylan Moran
It is Belfast in the 1970s, the time of the Troubles, when bloody conflict decimated and shut down the city. But unlike his friends who take up arms, uncompromising rebel and music lover Terri Hooley opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe. But it’s only when he discovers local punk band The Undertones that he really finds his calling. Smartly constructed, combining archive material with dramatic episodes, this is an impassioned, funny and likable myth-making comedy with a wonderful central performance by Richard Dormer.
“It’s [the] simmering sense of dread and conflict which gives ‘Good Vibrations’ its edge, and allows its many moments of uplift to shine that much brighter.” Tom Huddleston, Time Out
Tue 28 May
Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel USA/2012/103mins/ctba. Dir: P David Ebersole. With Patty Scheme, Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson.
When Nirvana burst onto the scene in 1991, the music they played spoke to an angry and disenfranchised generation. But just three years later, the drug-related death of Kurt Cobain closed the books on a brief era. Patty Schemel, the acclaimed drummer for Courtney Love’s rock band Hole and openly gay woman, was in the middle and filmed everything; the shows, the parties, and startlingly intimate footage of Kurt and Courtney. Hit So Hard is a harrowing tale of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption. Join us after the screening for Chapter’s LGBT film discussion group
& live satellite Q&A with Shane Meadows and special guests Thu 30 May 7.30pm-10.30pm UK/2012/96mins/ctba. Dir: Shane Meadows. With: The Stone Roses.
In the summer of 2012, a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years. Acclaimed filmmaker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style, humour and emotional depth to this film, capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park in front of 220,000 fans. Incorporating never-seen-before material spanning the band’s musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the sell-out gigs this is the definitive record of the past 25 years of the band. £10/£8
Noys R Us at Bogiez Rock Bar and Nightclub
On the last Sunday of the month we’ll be taking the best in alt/rock/metal/punk cinema to your favourite rock club. Drink, relax and watch some of the most incendiary music films ever made.
American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986 Sun 26 May Doors 7.00pm, film 8.00pm USA/2006/100min/ Dir: Paul Rachman
The explosive hard core punk scene was born in violent reaction against the Reagan administration. Rachman’s unique and stirring documentary traces the movement’s beginnings in LA, Washington, D.C. and New York, and features interviews with the musicians that helped shape its sound. Containing interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys. Tickets are £5 through www.chapter.org and at Bogiez
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Me and You
Fri 24 — Wed 29 May
Fri 31 May — Thu 6 June
Italy/2012/96mins/subtitles/15. Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci. With: Tea Falco, Jacopo Olmo Antinori
Germany/2012/101mins/some subtitles/15. Dir: Dror Moreh. With: Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, Avraham Shalom, Carmi Gillon, Yaakov Peri, Yuval Diskin.
Clockwise from top left: Me and You, Gatekeepers, The Great Gatsby
When an introverted teenager tells his parents he’s going on a ski trip he instead spends the money on provisions and holes up alone in the basement of the family’s apartment building with music, books, an ant farm and an active fantasy life for entertainment. But when his heroin-addicted older half-sister Olivia crashes into his hideout needing a place to go cold turkey, his carefully planned isolation is destroyed. Bertolucci’s consideration of the turmoil of youth is his first feature in almost a decade and his skill as an elegant craftsman remains.
The Great Gatsby Fri 31 May — Thu 20 June Australia/2013/running time tba/ctba. Dir: Baz Luhrmann. With: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clareke, Joel Edgerton, Leanardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire.
Luhrmann’s long-awaited adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel is set to be a lavish extravaganza as you’d expect from the director of Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet. Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the extravagant world of his neighbour Jay Gatsby but soon enough Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
This frank and shocking documentary by the Israeli director Moreh features interviews with six surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency established in 1949 to lead on counter-terrorism and intelligence gathering. Having spent their working lives in the grey areas of the morality of national security, now for the first time they speak with surprising bluntness about the black and white world of the politics of conflict. It’s not essential to be familiar with the modern history of the Middle East to fully appreciate the magnitude of the insight we’re being given.
Rebellion Fri 31 May — Thu 6 June France/2011/136mins/subtitles /15. Dir: Mathieu Kassovitz. With: Mathieu Kassovitz, Benoit Jaubert.
Dissidents in a French Colony on the Ouvéa Island in New Caledonia attack a police station and take 30 police hostages. In response 300 special-forces operatives are sent in to restore order and to avoid unnecessary conflict, Philippe Legorjus, the captain of an elite counter-terrorism police unit, is sent in to the heart of the rebel base to negotiate a peaceful solution. But against the highly pressured backdrop of presidential elections in France, the stakes are high and all bets are off. From the Director of La Haine, Kassovitz makes a powerful comeback in front of and behind the camera with this violent thriller, based on real-life events.
A selection of fabulous, family-friendly films every Saturday at 11am and 3pm. Children under 12-years-old must be accompanied by an adult. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The Croods [2D] Sat 4 – Mon 6 May
USA/2013/90mins/U. Dir: Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco. With: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener.
When their cave is destroyed the Stone Age Croods family has to find a new home in a strange and unpredictable world where Mother Nature is still busy creating the most unusual creatures and hasn’t even finished planning the continents.
Supportive Environment Screening of The Croods [2D] Free Family Film Day Sun 2 June at 10.30am — 2pm
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Tinker Bell and The Secret Of The Wings [2D] Sat 11 May
USA/2012/75mins/U. Dir: Roberts Gannaway, Peggy Holmes. With: Timothy Dalton, Lucy Hale.
Tinker Bell meets Periwinkle and ventures into the winter woods with her and Tinker Bell’s other friends to find the secret of fairy wings.
Wreck It Ralph [2D] Sat 18 May
USA/2012/108min/PG. Dir: Rich Moore. With: John C Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch.
A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfil his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.
Oz, The Great and The Powerful [2D] Fri 24 — Thu 30 May
USA/2013/130mins/PG. Dir: Sam Raimi. With: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz.
A small-time magician is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches.
Fri 31 May + Sat 1 June USA/2012/78mins/U. Dir: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield. With narration by Tim Allen.
From L to R: The Croods, Oz, The Great and The Powerful
A 3-month-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male in this beautiful live action Disney documentary.
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Chapter is delighted to be a festival partner in Diffusion — a new biennial international photography festival. As part of the festival, our Gallery hosts Maurizio Anzeri’s first solo exhibition in Wales, featuring a selection of his critically acclaimed ‘photosculptural’ pieces. Art in the Bar meanwhile, welcomes artist Emma Bennett’s hauntingly beautiful paintings that reference the darker side of still-life’s long tradition, and Mike Tooby will re-examine Edouard Manet’s famous painting Un Bar aux FoliesBergere (1882). Over at the Stiwdio Gideon Koppel’s film installation BORTH captures the curious west Wales town and follows on from his feature-length film Sleep Furiously (2009). The end of the month brings the Diffusion publishing weekend (25/26 May) plus many events and activities for all the family. More information and details about festival events www.diffusionfestival.org.
The month of May begins with Mercury Theatre Wales’ production Spangled, which re-visits the pulsating world of Welsh clubbing c.1993. It also sees the 5th Birthday of Newsoundwales with performances from 5 great acts. From the sublime to the freakish, you are invited by Tin Shed Theatre to revel in the delights of Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freak Show. Wednesday 15 May sees the Savage Children Double Bill. Make a night of it and watch both performances for the double bill price of £10/£8. Sioned Huws returns to Chapter with her Aomori Project, started in 2008 in response to the Arctic conditions of Northern Japan. Featuring music, performance and dance exchanges, the project is constantly evolving. Offsite, Reverie takes to the streets of Cardiff Bay, where participants will partake in roaming theatre, street gaming and online storytelling. For our younger audience, why not close the month with Magic Doors a theatre event produced by Bombastic that will reveal extraordinary creatures and make-believe worlds?
From L to R: Maurizio Anzeri, Emma Bennett Reverie, Tin Shed Theatre and Mercury Theatre Wales
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Wed 1 Evil Dead (18) p3 2.30 The Place Beyond the Pines (15) p3 5.40 Mercury Theatre Wales 8.00 Pop up Produce Side Effects + soft subtitles (15) p3 6.00 Evil Dead (18) p3 8.30 4.00-7.00 Trance (15) p3 8.15 Thu 2 Trance (15) p3 2.30 Evil Dead (18) p3 6.15 First Thursday 7.30 Trance (15) p3 6.00 The Place Beyond the Pines (15) p3 8.20 Mercury Theatre Wales 8.00 Side Effects (15) p3 8.15 Fri 3 Carry on Screaming tbc 11.00 Good Vibrations (15) p9 2.30 Mercury Theatre Wales 8.00 The Croods (2D) (U) p11 3.00 Good Vibrations (15) p9 6.15 Drones Comedy Club 8.30 Promised Land (15) p4 6.00 Neighbouring Sounds (15) p4 8.30 Spirit of 45 (U) p4 8.15 Sat 4 The Croods (2D) (U) p11 11.00 Neighbouring Sounds (15) p4 5.45 Mercury Theatre Wales 8.00 The Croods (2D) (U) p11 3.00 Good Vibrations (15) p9 8.30 Spirit of 45 + recorded Q&A (U) p4 5.30 Promised Land (15) p4 8.30 Sun 5 The Croods (2D) (U) p11 3.00 Once Upon a Time in the West (15) p8 5.00 New Sound Wales 5th Birthday 5.00 Good Vibrations (15) p9 5.30 Bad Film Club: Road House (18) p4 8.30 Cardiff Storytelling Circle 8.00 Promised Land (15) p4 7.45 Mon 6 The Croods (2D) (U) p11 3.00 Moviemaker p4 6.00 Welsh Unsigned Standup Award 7.30 Clonc yn y Cwtch Spirit of 45 + recorded Q&A (U) p4 5.30 Good Vibrations (15) p9 8.30 6.30 Promised Land (15) p4 8.30 Tue 7 Once Upon a Time in the West (15) p8 2.30 Good Vibrations (15) p9 6.15 Promised Land + soft subtitles (15) p4 6.00 Neighbouring Sounds (15) p4 8.30 Spirit of 45 (U) p4 8.15 Wed 8 Promised Land (15) p4 2.30 BAFTA Cymru 6.00 Pop up Produce Neighbouring Sounds (15) p4 5.45 Good Vibrations (15) p9 8.15 4.00.7.00 Promised Land (15) p4 8.30 Thu 9 SWDFAS Lecture 2.00 Neighbouring Sounds (15) p4 2.30 Tin Shed Theatre 8.00 MaiBock Beer Festival Spirit of 45 (U) p4 6.00 Good Vibrations (15) p9 6.15 5.00-close Promised Land (15) p4 8.15 Neighbouring Sounds (15) p4 8.30 Fri 10 Carry on Screaming: Sleep Furiously (U) p5 11.00 Spring Breakers (18) p5 6.00 Tin Shed Theatre 8.00 MaiBock Beer Festival The Look of Love (18) p5 2.30 Michael H Profession: Director (18) p4 8.15 5.00-close The Look of Love (18) p5 5.45 Promised Land (15) p4 8.30 Sat 11 Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings (2D) (U) p11 11.00 Music Geek Monthly 3.30 MaiBock Beer Festival Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings (2D) (U) p11 3.00 Michael H Profession: Director (18) p4 6.00 12.00-close The Look of Love (18) p5 5.45 Spring Breakers (18) p5 8.15 Promised Land (15) p4 8.00 Sun 12 The Look of Love (18) p5 3.00 The Thing (18) p8 5.00 Boardgaming Sunday Mike Tooby Promised Land (15) p4 5.15 Spring Breakers (18) p5 7.30 5.30 performance 5.00-8.00 The Look of Love (18) p5 7.45 Mon 13 The Look of Love +soft subtitles (18) p5 5.45 Michael H Profession: Director (18) p4 6.00 Clonc yn y Cwtch 6.30 Promised Land (15) p4 8.00 Spring Breakers (18) p5 8.15 Tue 14 The Thing (18) p8 2.30 Diffusion: Notebook on… (no cert) p5 6.15 On The Edge 8.00 Promised Land (15) p4 6.00 Spring Breakers (18) p5 8.30 The Look of Love (18) p5 8.15 Wed 15 Michael H Profession: Director (18) p4 2.30 The Look of Love (18) p5 5.45 Theatre Iolo: Wild Girl 7.00 Pop Up Produce Promised Land (15) p4 6.00 Diffusion: Sleep Furiously + Q&A (U) p5 8.00 Dai Smith Book Launch 7.00 4.00-7.00 Before I Die: The Sea Inside (PG) p7 8.15 Theatre Iolo: Mirad 8.30 Thu 16 NT LIVE encore: This House p6 7.00 Spring Breakers (18) p5 2.30 Promised Land (15) p4 6.00 The Look of Love (18) p5 8.15 Fri 17 Carry on Screaming: Mud (12A) p6 11.00 White Elephant (15) p6 6.00 Drones Comedy Club 8.30 I’m So Excited (15) p6 2.30 Mud (12A) p6 8.15 Before I Die: Warm Bodies (12A) p7 6.00 I’m So Excited (15) p6 8.45 Sat 18 Wreck It Ralph (2D) (PG) p11 11.00 White Elephant (15) p6 6.10 Sioned Huws workshop 10.00 Wreck It Ralph (2D) (PG) p11 3.00 Mud (12A) p6 8.30 Molly Naylor 8.00 Before I Die: McCullin (15) p7 6.00 I’m So Excited (15) p6 8.30
Cinema 1 Sinema 1 Cinema 2 Sinema 2 Theatre Theatr Gallery Oriel
Art in the Bar - Mike Tooby: At the Mad Shepherdess
Gideon Koppel: BORTH
Art in the Bar: Emma Bennett: Thief of Time
Maurizio Anzeri: It’s Not Too Late It’s Only Dark
Sut i archebu tocynnau
Dros y ffôn — ffoniwch ni ar 029 2030 4400. Rydym yn derbyn pob un o’r prif gardiau credyd. Galwch heibio — mae ein Swyddfa Docynnau ar agor o ddydd Llun i ddydd Sadwrn o 11am-8.30pm, ac ar y Sul o 3pm — 8.30pm. Ar-lein: Gallwch archebu ar www.chapter.org bob awr o’r dydd a’r nos Consesiynau: Mae cyfraddau disgownt ar gael i fyfyrwyr, pobl dros 60 oed, plant, y di-waith, pobl anabl, deiliaid cerdyn MAX ac i Aelodau a deiliaid Cerdyn Chapter. Bydd angen i chi gyflwyno prawf o’ch cymhwyster i dderbyn cyfradd ostyngol. Archebion grŵp: Prynwch 8 tocyn ac fe gewch chi’r 9fed yn RHAD AC AM DDIM. Noder os gwelwch yn dda • dim ond un disgownt y gellir ei ddefnyddio ar unrhyw un adeg • rydym yn hapus i dderbyn archebion ymlaen llaw ond ni allwn gadw tocynnau i’r naill ochr • os cyrhaeddwch chi’n hwyr mae hi’n bosib y cewch chi’ch atal rhag mynychu eich digwyddiad.
Gideon Koppel: BORTH
Before 5pm Cyn 5pm £4.50 (£4.00) £3.50 (£3.00) £3.00 (£2.50)
From 5pm O 5pm ymlaen £7.90 (£7.20) £5.80 (£5.10) £5.00 (£4.50)
Advanced/online prices in brackets. Prisiau ymlaen llaw/ar-lein mewn cromfachau. NB: Advanced = any time before the day of the screening. DS: Ymlaen llaw = unrhyw bryd cyn diwrnod y dangosiad.
Bargain Tuesday! All main screening tickets £4.40 DISGOWNT DYDD MAWRTH Tocynnau’r holl brif ddangosiadau — £4.40
Cinema Sinema Full Llawn Concs Cons Card + Conc Cerdyn + Cons
Maurizio Anzeri: It’s Not Too Late It’s Only Dark
By phone call us on 029 2030 4400. We accept all major credit cards. In person our Box Office is open Mon-Sat 11.00am — 8.30pm; Sun 3.00 — 8.30pm. Online: 24/7 booking at www.chapter.org Concessions: The concessionary rate applies to students, over 60s, children, unemployed, disabled people, MAX card, Chapter Members and Card holders. Proof of concession will be required. Group bookings: Buy 8 tickets and get the 9th free. Please Note • only one discount will be given at any one time • we are happy to take advance bookings but cannot reserve tickets • latecomers may be refused entry
Art in the Bar: Emma Bennett: Thief of Time
How to Book
Sun 19 Mud (12A) p6 2.30 Days of Heaven (PG) p8 5.00 I’m So Excited (15) p6 5.45 Mud (12A) p6 7.15 White Elephant (15) p6 7.45 Mon 20 White Elephant (15) p6 6.00 McCullin (15) p7 6.15 Welsh Unsigned Standup Award 7.30 Clonc yn y Cwtch 6.30 I’m So Excited (15) p6 8.30 Mud (12A) p6 8.20 Tue 21 Days of Heaven (PG) p8 2.30 McCullin (15) p7 6.15 Play it Again Sam 7.30 I’m So Excited (15) p6 5.45 Mud (12A) p6 8.20 White Elephant (15) p6 7.45 Wed 22 I’m So Excited (15) p6 6.00 Mud (12A) p6 2.30 Sioned Huws workshop 10.00 Pop Up Produce White Elephant (15) p6 8.00 Mud (12A) p6 5.45 Play it Again Sam 7.30 4.00-7.00 McCullin (15) p7 8.30 Thu 23 White Elephant (15) p6 2.30 McCullin (15) p7 6.15 Play It Again Sam 7.30 White Elephant (15) p6 6.00 Mud (12A) p6 8.20 I’m So Excited (15) p6 8.30 Fri 24 Carry on Screaming: tbc 11.00 Me and You (15) p10 2.30 Play It Again Sam 7.30 Oz The Great and Powerful (2D) (PG) p11 3.00 Mud (12A) p6 5.45 I’m So Excited (15) p6 6.00 Me and You (15) p10 8.30 Beware of Mr Baker (15) p8 8.00 Sat 25 Oz The Great and Powerful (2D) (PG) p11 11.00 Me and You (15) p10 6.00 Play It Again Sam 2.30+7.30 Oz The Great and Powerful (2D) (PG) p11 3.00 Mud (12A) p6 8.15 Sioned Huws work in progress 7.00 Diffusion Beware of Mr Baker (15) p8 5.45 I’m So Excited (15) p6 8.00 Publishing Sun 26 I’m So Excited (15) p6 5.15 Me and You (15) p10 2.45 Zinesters 5.00 Sunday Jazz 9.00 Weekend Beware of Mr Baker (15) p8 7.30 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (18) p8 5.00 Mud (12A) p6 7.30 Mon 27 NT LIVE encore: This House p6 1.30 Me and You (15) p10 6.15 Clonc yn y Cwtch 6.30 Beware of Mr Baker (15) p8 6.00 Mud (12A) p6 8.20 I’m So Excited (15) p6 8.15 Tue 28 Oz The Great and Powerful (2D) (PG) p11 11.00 Lavender Screen: Hit So Hard (no cert) p9 6.00 Gravida 6.00 The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (18) p8 2.30 Mud (12A) p6 8.30 I’m So Excited (15) p6 6.00 Beware of Mr Baker (15) p8 8.00 Wed 29 Oz The Great and The Powerful (2D) (PG) p11 11.00 Me and You (15) p10 6.15 Gravida 6.00 Pop Up Produce Beware of Mr Baker (15) p8 2.30 Mud (12A) p6 8.20 4.00-7.00 Beware of Mr Baker (15) p8 6.00 I’m So Excited (15) p6 8.15 Thu 30 Oz The Great and The Powerful (2D) (PG) p11 11.00 Me and You (15) p10 2.45 Bombastic: Magic Doors 2.30 Beware of Mr Baker (15) p8 2.30 I’m So Excited (15) p6 6.00 Music Geek Monthly 8.00 The Stone Roses Made of Stone + Q&A p9 7.30 Mud (12A) p6 8.00 Fri 31 Carry on Screaming tbc 11.00 The Great Gatsby (ctba) p10 2.30 Chimpanzee (2D) p11 (no cert) 3.00 Rebellion (15) p10 5.45 The Great Gatsby (ctba) p10 5.30 The Gatekeepers (15) p10 8.30 The Great Gatsby (ctba) p10 8.15
Published on Apr 23, 2013