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“Had a lovely time at Chapter Cinema in Cardiff, great place, great food, great people and a really warm vibe.” Billy Bragg, March 2010

Doesn’t time fly? Welcome to May at Chapter. It’s been 6 months since we reopened in our plush new surroundings and it’s really starting to feel like home. That’s not to say we’re resting on our laurels; the Chapter gods don’t like to make it that easy for us. Little additions and tweaks are being made to the building at all times — some rather obvious to the eye and some behind the scenes. Keep an eye, or should I say ear, out for some extra soundproofing in the main caffi bar — our audience numbers have increased beyond expectation, and your enthusiastic musings on the Cardiff arts scene need a little ‘dampening’ at busy times of the week. There’s also a flue going in, resulting in an old, problematic chimney being blocked up; and we’re adding a few extra chairs and some ‘soft shrubs’ to our courtyard to improve your al fresco Chapter experience as Summer approaches. And… the flies are coming down. Our ‘Marmite art work’ has been the talk of the town since it arrived on the lightbox frontage, but it’s soon to be replaced with a brand new commission by Holly Davey — see p7. A rather large Hollywood-style sign will hopefully be sitting on our roof, above the lightbox, by the end of May — I say hopefully, because the LEDs are currently being ‘looked after’ by Chinese customs. Fingers crossed! And, check us out, we’ve just heard that Chapter has been shortlisted for the Building of the Year at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards at the end of May. Exciting times. Of course, your continued support is what makes all of this possible — have a look at pages 8 and 9 for more ways you can get involved and let us know if you have any suggestions, comments or amusing anecdotes to help keep us moving onwards and upwards. Richard Llewellyn, Chapter richard.llewellyn@chapter.org


Chapter (photos: Andrew Haslam)


Top: Helen Frik, Happy With Less Visits The Hard Worker (installation at Chapter). Bottom: Helen Frik, Really Difficult, The Ultimate, 2009. Spray paint, collage, acrylic paint, gouache, wax crayon.


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Helen Frik: Difficult Until Sun 9 May • Tan Sul 9 Mai

Now and then we all heave a sigh and wish that things weren’t quite so difficult. But what if all difficulties vanished? What if there were no complications, no struggle in order to get where you wanted to be? Life would probably not be worth living… Difficult is universal and productive. If there was no difficulty in passing electricity through a copper wire, there would be no heat or light; without death, life would be invalid. Traces of difficulty are to be found in all histories and, consequently, we all have personal experience of it. This paradox of essential but undesirable difficulty lies at the heart of Helen Frik’s exhibition and forms the basis of three new, large-scale commissions, premiering at Chapter: a stream of noise that occasionally crystallises into music; the unveiling of vitreous antagonisers in gaudy uniform, and a sea of homemade toys, contributed by the general public, that inhabit the realm where the trickiness of craft and the simple pleasures of dumb anthropomorphism meet. Helen Frik is a keen observer of folk and the complex universe of emotions that they traverse in everyday life. Her work is unequivocally singular and yet somehow reflects back to us our own eccentric takes on recognisable scenarios. Frik is not ashamed of the so-called shortfalls of human nature, of difficult relationships, of our incapacity to communicate, of loss or of failure. Whether by way of a snapshot, a drawing on paper or an epic installation with its own world of internal logic, Frik ferments an essence of humanity from both its fruits and its compost. Difficult is Frik’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery in the UK. The newly commissioned works are being shown alongside a number of drawings. In addition, Helen has produced a limited edition print for sale during the exhibition. The prints cost £150 (unframed) and are available from The Shop. Helen Frik was born in Worcester and lives and works in Amsterdam. This exhibition has received generous support from Fonds BKVB, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.

Gallery open: Tue — Sat 10-8pm; Sun 2-8pm. Closed Mondays.


06 David Price, Saint Jerome in the Wilderness, oil on panel. 30x24cm.

Assembly: Art in the Bar David Price Sat 17 April — Sun 23 May • Sad 17 Ebrill — Sul 23 Mai David Price’s current work incorporates the ancient art of copper plate etching, a slow and laborious process with remarkably detailed results. He draws upon a history of endurance and fear of the unknown to create a narrative study of the human condition. David is exhibiting a selection of his recent etched prints and oil paintings on the walls of our Caffi Bar. David Price was born in Birmingham and is now based in London. He studied Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh, before completing an MA in painting at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and most recently, an MA in printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London in 2009. Recent selections include the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2009, an annual show dedicated to profiling the work of artists at the start of their professional careers, launched at Cornerhouse, Manchester. David is Director of London Drawing and is a tutor at Tate Modern, specialising in drawing. www.davidmprice.com

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Lightbox Commission Holly Davey Holly Davey trained as a dancer before studying fine art at Goldsmiths College, London. This experience is key to her understanding of the role of the camera in her photographic works, where the lens becomes a replacement for the dance studio mirror. Davey uses her body pictorially to mark out a series of frozen tableaux within an otherwise fluid choreography. Each ‘snapshot’ acts like an imprint on the space at that moment in time and they are linked by a series of improvised responses to the place in which she performs. Since January, Davey has been using the often hidden spaces of Chapter — the stairwells, offices, roof — to experiment and explore new ways of working. An image resulting from this process will be the latest work to feature on the glass lightbox at the front of Chapter, to be installed in May. Holly Davey lives and works in Cardiff. www.hollydavey.com

PechaKucha Night Thu 27 May • 6pm • Iau 27 Mai Following the overwhelming success of the first Cardiff PechaKucha in March, you are cordially invited to PechaKucha Night Cardiff Volume #02. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of ‘chit chat’, PechaKucha invites selected speakers to share their knowledge through 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds: tempo, story, tension, show and tell. This month’s event features presentations on: setting up a studio on a shoe string; helping people think like a designer; a car that travels faster than a jet fighter; civic society — public space; 3D animation and more... This is a night for sharing ideas and inspiration. Hear from web designer, neuroscientist, illustrator, restaurateur, product designer, architect, scientist, adventure junkie, brand designer, interior designer, blogger, graphic designer, movie maker and spoken word artist. Confirmed speakers include: Neil Kirkpatrick, Orangutan Studio; Paul Thurston, Think Public; Peter Cox; Huw James; Anand George; Dr Ben Evans; Nicholas Whitehead (finalist in the prestigious John Tripp Spoken Poetry Award), and many more! PechaKucha Night Cardiff is launched and hosted by Louisa Cameron and is supported by Chapter; Cardiff School of Art & Design, UWIC; Design Wales; Atticus Digital; Orangutan Studio; Inkling; MultiStream and Culture Colony — Y Wladfa Newydd. Sponsored by Chai Street. PechaKucha Night is trademarked, devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture. Free entry: please reserve tickets at Chapter or from www.inklingcreative.co.uk www.pecha-kucha.org


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Surprise Performance (Montréal, Canada) Hamletown

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Fri 7 + Sat 8 May • 8pm • Gwe 7 + Sad 8 Mai

“I want you to be like I am I want you to become what I am I want you to enjoy the fearlessness that I have The courage that I have The compassion that I have The love that I have The all encompassing mercy that I have I want you to be what I am, and something greater” — Jim Jones, Leader of the People’s Temple Surprise Performance present the next phase in their Hamletown project. This experimental mash up of theatre, performance art, rock concert, dance, film and installation follows a three week creation period with a team of Welsh and UK-based young artists. Fusing Shakespeare’s Hamlet with the events leading up to the Jonestown massacre in 1978, Hamletown explores the possibility of utopia. The project was initiated by Chad Dembski in 2007 and presented at Cameron House Videocabaret and the Harbourfront Centre, both in Toronto. Past collaborators including: Andrea Davis, Ulysses Castellanos, Michael Challenor, Sherri Hay, Peter O’Neill, Evan Webber, Michael Wheeler and Eve Wylden. Cardiff collaborators include Brent Morgan, Michael Aubin, Aleks Wojtulewicz, Catherine Capelin, John Norton, Gordon Griffen, Bethany Seddon, Helena Harrison and Shekira Johnson. Written and directed by Chad Dembski and Bryn Jennings with contributions from the company. £8/£5 {Image: Tasha Aulls, Last Dance in Disco Valley, 2009}


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Gerald Tyler v Limbo The Monkey Made Me Do It Sat 1 May • 8pm • Sad 1 Mai The team that brought you Big Hands and Something’s Wrong with Abel have made a new show. They’ve boiled down what they do to its purest elements: music and words. The band play their funkiest best and Gerald Tyler tells stories and jumps about like his pants are full of badgers. The stories from this show will become the basis of a series of comic books accompanied by music CDs and including such family favourites as ‘Parasitic Sister’, ‘Nuns are tougher than they look’, ‘Steven Hawkins’ Fluffer’ and ‘Zombie Girlfriend ate my Skin’. £7/£5

“a lyrical exploration of loneliness and delusion, heightened by spare, jazz-tinged live music” Elisabeth Mahoney, The Guardian (on Something’s Wrong With Abel) ‘He (Tyler) is certainly a man to watch when it comes to cross-disciplinary theatre at the cutting edge.’ The Western Mail

The Monkey Made Me Do It

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Theatr Bara Caws Deryn Du gan David Harrower

Fri 7 + Sat 8 May • 8pm • Gwe 7 + Sad 8 Mai Mae Mei’n 56 a Lora’n 27. Mi oedd ganddyn nhw berthynas unwaith — pan oedd o’n 40 a hithau’n 12. A nawr mae Lora’n ôl, ond i beth? I ddial arno? I’w frifo? I ail gynnau’r fflam? Does dim yn ddu a gwyn yn llwydni hunan dwyll drama ingol David Harrower. Mae cysgodion camdrin rhywiol a chwant yn plethu drwy gariad a gobaith y gorffennol, yn suro’r presennol a difetha’r dyfodol. Rhybudd: Trafodir Themâu Oedolaidd Addasiad: Bryn Fôn Actorion: Bryn Fôn a Fflur Medi Owen Cyfarwyddo: Sïon Humphreys Cynllunydd: Emyr Morris-Jones Theatr Bara Caws presents the first Welsh translation of Scottish playwright David Harrower’s award-winning play Blackbird. £12/£10/£8

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Drones Comedy Club Fri 7 + Fri 21 May • 8.30pm • Gwe 7 + Gwe 21 Mai Resident hosts Clint Edwards and Dan Thomas showcase the very best in new stand up comedy. £3 (on the door)

“At Drones some better not give up their day job while others could be the next Kay, Evans or Connolly... This is raw” — Itchy Cardiff

Antic Corporation The Secret of Belonging by Michael Waters

Tue 11 + Wed 12 May • 8pm • Maw 11 + Mer 12 Mai Swansea-based Antic Corporation’s latest work is the poignant true story of Josef Herman, a Polish-born artist who fled his native Warsaw to escape the growing anti-Semitism and ended up living in a small mining community in the Swansea Valley. This new play is a humorous and tender look at the relationship Herman had with Wales, and how the community of Ystradgynlais became his muse and helped shape and define his work and reputation as an artist. Features a contemporary urban folk score by Swansea-based composer Andy Jones. £12/£10/£8 Supported by the Arts Council of Wales

“Antic are becoming well known for their arresting visual style” Platform magazine “Waters writes absorbing believable characters.” Theatre Wales website

Everyman Theatre Strindberg Knew My Father

Madonna by Edvard Munch (1894-5) © Munch Museum/Munch - Ellingsen Group, BONO, Oslo/DACS, London 2010

Tue 11 — Sat 15 May • 8pm • Maw 11 — Sad 15 Mai Mark Jenkins’ drama documents six short months in a Gothic castle, where August Strindberg’s marriage to the long-suffering Baroness Siri Von Essen (an accomplished professional actress) finally breaks down as he writes one of the great defining masterpieces of modern theatre — Miss Julie. All the events and persons depicted in this (at times) farcical nightmare are historically verified and accurate, however outlandish they may appear. Mark Jenkins is one of Wales’ leading writers in theatre and film. Playing Burton, his best known stage-work, is the most successful new Welsh play of the last twenty five years. Suitable for ages 16+. Contains scenes of a sexual nature and strong language. £8 (£6 concs on Tue and Thu only)


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On High / Aruchel

[photo: Sian Melangell Dafydd]

Sun 16 May • 3pm • Sul 16 Mai ‘And I, I wanted the heights and the naked edges and the steep plunge of rib and groove, the splintered rock, wind-whistled and myself upon it. So up I went on that shattered hillside in company with a certain fear.’ The words, and the fear, are Jim Perrin’s, one of the best writers about climbing and landscape this side of heaven. Theatre practitioner Gerald Tyler (also performing this month with Limbo — see p12), trumpeter Tomos Williams (also of Fernhill and Burum) and writer Jon Gower team up to explore Perrin’s high art, with visuals by film director and cinematographer Grant Gee. A work of homage and exploration. Tall tales. The high life. £3.50/£2.50/£2

Cardiff Shakespeare Readers King Lear Sun 16 May • 6.30pm • Sul 16 Mai A monthly get-together to experience the works of Shakespeare spoken aloud. All welcome to attend and to read. Please bring a copy of the script if you have one. £3 (on the door)

Unknown Pleasures The Elsinore Project Sun 16 May • 8pm • Sul 16 Mai In this third instalment of the Unknown Pleasures series, director Simon Harris has created a performance loaded with mystery, injustice and the seeds of revenge. Ghosts of the past haunt the present in this uneasy slice of theatre noir which explores how we can be overwhelmed by our lack of ability to affect, or even understand, what is happening to us. Simon Harris is a leading Welsh director and dramatist. Former Artistic Director of Sgript Cymru, Simon was a Creative Wales Award winner in 2009. Unknown Pleasures is a bold new venture in modern theatre, brought to you by Volcano Theatre Company, Taliesin Arts Centre and Swansea Metropolitan University. This innovative partnership brings together Wales’ finest artists and its best emerging talents to create adventurous new work. £12/£10/£8


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In Chapters Birds Tue 18 May • 8pm • Maw 18 Mai This monthly event features unique collaborations between writers and musicians. A revolving cast of established and up-and-coming artists perform new work based around a particular theme (this month’s theme being ‘birds’). In Chapters has evolved out of the successful Laugharne Weekend festival in west Wales. £5

RWCMD Spring Awakening Fri 21 + Sat 22 May • 7.30pm • Gwe 21 + Sad 22 Mai + Tue 25 — Sat 29 May • 7.30pm • Maw 25 — Sad 29 Mai + Tue 25 May • 2.30pm • Maw 25 Mai Frank Wedekind’s original Spring Awakening was set in the late 19th century and explored the pain and confusion of a group of teenagers who are kept ignorant about sex and reproduction. The play was long considered brutally shocking: so much so that it had to wait 15 years for its German premiere and 74 years for a British professional production. This new adaptation by award-winning writer Gary Owen is the latest play to be commissioned by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. It drags the play into the present, where the internet shows young people every sex act imaginable in graphic detail - but says nothing about the consequences and complications of sex in the real world. Directed by George Perrin. £12/£10/£8 (tickets available from 029 2039 1391)

New Sound Wales

Rod Thomas

Sun 30 May • 6pm • Sul 30 Mai This bank holiday special features four of the most promising new musical talents from Wales. Gareth Pearson is considered to be one of the best finger style guitarists of his generation and has recently signed to US label Candyrat Records. Alt-country outfit Jimi Alexander & the Satellites have just returned from the prestigious SXSW festival in Texas. The folk-disco-electro-pop wizard Bright Light Bright Light (aka Rod Thomas) has worked with the likes of Ellie Goulding & James Yuill as well as releasing his own highly infectious music. Jessica Lee Morgan was torn between deciding whether to be the next Lady Gaga or Joni Mitchell, opting to be herself instead. Her stunning, selfproduced debut album features family contributions from Tony Visconti, Morgan Visconti and Mary Hopkin. £12/£8 + Workshop: Gareth Pearson is running a free guitar workshop for ticket holders at 4.30pm. Please reserve your place when booking your ticket or telephone 07960 820645. www.newsoundwales.com


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Virginie Brunelle


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Welsh Independent Dance Dance Roads 2010 Sat 29 May • 3pm + 8pm • Sad 29 Mai This unique programme of contemporary dance brings together choreographers from Canada, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands and Wales to present their work in a jam-packed evening of stunning new dance.

Virginie Brunelle (Canada) Foutrement

Jens van Daele (Netherlands) Battre le fer

Combining classical movement with a contemporary approach, Foutrement explores love spoiled by the temptation of forbidden fruit. The choreography embodies the pain that we impose upon ourselves in triangular relationships, when the world is at once cold, tender, violent and harrowing.

“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. No one listens; they simply lash out.” This accelerating duel, danced by two women mixed up in a desperate battle, is about forces and characters, inflexibility and blind struggle.

Lars Dahl Pedersen (Denmark) Running Sculpture Energetic and synchronized pieces of dance are mixed with sculptural calmness and lascivious movement. A combination of dance, music and lights define a journey between different states of mind in this beautiful pas-de-deux.

Ambra Senatore (Italy) Passo Ambra Senatore won Rome’s Premio Equilibrio 09 contemporary dance prize with this study of the blurring of reality and fiction. Something that initially appears one way reveals itself as something else, and later still, something different again.

Lars Dahl Pedersen

Cai Tomos (Wales) Calon Chapter regular Cai Tomos returns with this anatomical, emotional and cultural examination of the heart as a symbol we identify with. Calon mixes the scientific with personal stories and celebrates the ordinary and extraordinary moments of human experience. Using dance, moving image, text, sound and objects, Tomos traces a journey of the heart from the beginning to the very last moment. £12/£10/£8 Supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International. www.danceroads.com

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Sherman Cymru at Chapter Throughout 2010 we’re playing host to our friends from Sherman Cymru while their building undergoes a £5.4 million redevelopment. They’re continuing to produce and tour theatre around the UK and their residency at Chapter features creative learning, new writing and new artist development activity. The Sherman Cymru Youth Theatre offers weekly academy workshops in English and Welsh for young people aged 10-25 and children aged 4-9 can participate in the Sherman Sherbets Saturday drama workshops.

Forthcoming Events: Cityscape Tue 8 — Sat 12 June • Maw 8 — Sad 12 Mehefin Four plays by four writers exploring tales of dilemma, deceit and euphoria inspired by the streets and spires of Cardiff. Tracy Harris, Bethan Marlow, Emily Steele and Kit Lambert have immersed themselves in the city as never before to create these visions of contemporary living in the capital.

Paines Plough & Sherman Cymru Come To Where I’m From Thu 1 July • Iau 1 Gorffennaf Leading new writing company Paines Plough is asking playwrights from across the UK to write plays about the places where they grew up. In this special one-off performance, writers from across Wales come home to tell their tale. The project will result in a theatrical tapestry of the UK, woven by writers asking if home really is where the heart is. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about both projects. www.shermancymru.co.uk

Scrabble Sunday Sun 9 May • 6pm • Sul 9 Mai The boards are supplied, as is a referee. There’s no tournament: score, don’t score, gamble — play it however you like. It’s free and it’s full of nice people. Come and get involved with some wordplay, tea and cake!

Coffee Shop Debates: Chris Corcoran Tue 11 May • 6.30pm • Maw 11 Mai The Institute of Welsh Affairs continues its series of informal debates in our cinema foyer. Once a history teacher, comedian Chris Corcoran asks What Is Education? What is it for? Who is it for? Chris will almost certainly mention the phrase post-modernism and will definitely tell the story of how he taught himself how to do the ‘teacher eyebrow’. Free For more information or to sign up for this debate please contact wales@iwa.org.uk or telephone 029 2066 0820.

SWDFAS Lectures Thu 13 May • 2pm • Iau 13 Mai South Wales Decorative and Fine Arts Society continue their series of lectures with Skin Deep — The Beastly Art of Beauty: Reality and Ridicule. The artifice pursued by 18th and 19th century fashion victims was hair-raising and often fatal. Amanda Harries utilises portraits, prints and surviving objects to explore the dream, the joke and the reality. £5 (on the door)


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q&a Behind the scenes with us Chapter folk. Name: Elaina Gray Job title: Fundraising Manager How long have you worked at Chapter? Just over 3 years Any tips for persuading people to give you money? Do your research — know who you’re talking to and what really makes them tick. If that fails, buy them a cuppa/pint. Your favourite thing about working at Chapter? Two days are never the same; you meet some interesting characters, and the scrambled egg is pretty good. What’s the most memorable thing that’s happened to you at Chapter? Shaking hands with David Cameron in the cafe during my first week in the job. I just happened to be standing next to someone more important than me. What was the last cultural thing you did? Saw Chloe and Shutter Island recently. Wandered round the Helen Frik exhibition at Chapter. Oh and Rocky Horror at the New Theatre too.

Behind the Scenes BAFTA Cymru — gold masks and glamour The 2010 BAFTA Cymru Awards Ceremony takes place on Sunday 23 May at the Wales Millennium Centre and it promises to be another glitzy celebration of the best in Welsh film, television & interactive media. BAFTA Cymru has been a tenant in one of the many business and workspaces at Chapter for over 20 years, producing a varied programme of screenings and events. 18 award ceremonies have taken place in Cardiff with guests including Ruth Jones, Michael Sheen, Catherine Zeta Jones, Mike Leigh, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Rob Brydon and Ioan Gruffudd. BAFTA membership is open to those working in the Film, TV and creative industries - in addition to a thriving base of associate and student members. Public tickets for this year’s ceremony can be purchased from the WMC box office: 029 2063 6464.

What do you get up to outside of Chapter? Playing in a string quartet; rally driving; all the usual stuff — eating, drinking, reading, watching Desperate Housewives, 24, Lost etc. This year I have plenty of hen parties, weddings and weekends away to keep me busy. Tell us a secret… I was once a bodyguard for Lesley Garrett Tell us a joke… Two teddy bears in the airing cupboard; which one’s in the army? The one on the tank.

Ruth Jones and Michael Sheen


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I Love You Phillip Morris Fri 30 April — Thu 6 May • Gwe 30 Ebrill — Iau 6 Mai USA/2010/102 mins/15. Dir: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. With Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann.

When a car accident causes family man Steven Russell to reassess his life, he realises he’s been living a lie and is in fact gay. Turning to conman tricks to fund his new, expensive lifestyle, he is sent to prison where he meets and falls in love with the titular Phillip Morris. Being generally sold as a broad comedy and written by the Bad Santa team, as in life, this true story is much darker, at times unsettling and ultimately more tender than appearances suggest with a Jim Carrey that’s more The Truman Show and less Pet Detective.

“Less of a comedy than a hilarious tragedy” Variety

Storm Fri 30 April — Thu 6 May • Gwe 30 Ebrill — Iau 6 Mai Germany/2010/110mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Hans-Christian Schmid. With Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca, Stephen Dillane.

Director Hans-Christian Schmid (Requiem) has produced an intelligent political thriller inspired by the Serbian war crimes trials. Hannah Maynard is a prosecutor at the Tribunal in The Hague who manages to convince a young Bosnian to testify against an alleged war criminal. As diplomatic interests collide and threats escalate, Hannah is torn between her strong beliefs in the system and her loyalty towards the witness. Featuring excellent performances by Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days) and BAFTA-winner Stephen Dillane (The Hours, Savage Grace), Storm is a gripping film about personal and political integrity.

“harrowing, provocative and deeply probing” LA Times

City of Life and Death (Nanking Nanking) Fri 30 April — Thu 6 May • Gwe 30 Ebrill — Iau 6 Mai China/2009/132 mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Lu Chuan. With Liu Ye, Gao Yuan Yuan, Hideo Nakaizumi.

Following its single screening here last October, this is a welcome return for an important new film from one of China’s highest profile directors. It caused controversy on its release in China for what some felt was an overly sympathetic portrayal of Japanese troops during the infamous Nanjing massacre. A powerful, unglorified war film — not for the faint-hearted. Double CL1C card points

“Disturbing, moving and ultimately hauntingly profound” — Time Out


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Food, Inc

Green Zone

Fri 30 April — Thu 6 May • Gwe 30 Ebrill — Iau 6 Mai

Fri 7 — Thu 13 May • Gwe 7 — Iau 13 Mai

USA/94 mins/2009/PG. Dir: Robert Kenner. With Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser.

UK/2010/115mins/15. Dir: Paul Greengrass. With Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson.

This eye-opening documentary, featuring Fast Food Nation’s Eric Schlosser, will convince you to never look at the food on your plate in the same way again. Our UK Chefs have recently been warning us of the pitfalls of modern meat farming but Food, Inc goes much further. It looks at how the international food industry puts profit before the safety of workers, the livelihood of the farmers, the environment and consumer health. Exploring the bigger-breasted chicken, the perfect pork chop, insecticide-resistant soybeans and tomatoes that won’t go bad, this is one of the US’ highest grossing independent films of the year.

This vivid and physical depiction of Baghdad in the early days of the American occupation follows Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller in his fruitless search for weapons of mass destruction. When he enters the Green Zone (the safe area constructed for US personnel), he starts to ask tricky questions and soon his own side are out to silence him. Exploring the Bush administration’s willingness to embrace lies and murky truths in order to sell the Iraq War to the American public, this is full of the kind of fast paced, high action we’ve come to expect from the Greengrass/Damon combo.

“...one of the scariest movies of the year. ” New York Times

Bad Film Club Invisible Strangler Sun 2 May • Sul 2 Mai USA/1976/96mins/12A. Dir: John Florea. With Robert Foxworth, Stefanie Powers, Sue Lyon.

Nicko and Joe are back with another remarkably bad box office flop. A convicted strangler, studying the paranormal in his jail cell, learns how to make himself invisible. But, as you’ve probably guessed, he’s not going to use this power for good. He escapes from prison to search out (and, you guessed it, strangle) the five women who testified against him at his trial. Can Lieutenant Charles Barrett protect society from this invisible mad man? You’ll have to come along and find out...

+ Introduction on Mon 10 May by Cardiff-based filmmaker and Chapter employee, Anne Siegel, who was part of the crew on this film. The screening on Thu 13 May at 8.45pm will be subtitled.

“Breathless action and complex intrigue ensure we are hooked throughout an expertly orchestrated war-zone thriller” — Total Film

Chapter MovieMaker Mon 3 May • Llun 3 Mai Screenings of short films by independent filmmakers. If you’d like more information, or have a film you’d like to show, please email chaptermoviemaker@hotmail.com or call Chapter Cinema on 029 2030 4400. Admission is free but it’s wise to reserve your tickets in advance as Moviemaker screenings often sell out.

NB: This screening features live and irreverent DVD-style commentary.

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Peter Sellers We’re marking the 30th anniversary of the great man’s passing with this short season of some of his best and rarely seen work.

The Mouse That Roared Sun 2 + Tue 4 May • Sul 2 + Maw 4 Mai UK/1959/83mins/U. Dir: Jack Arnold. With Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell.

This outlandish tale tells of the fortunes of the Duchy of Grand Fenwick, a mythical land on the verge of bankruptcy because its one export, a fine wine, has been undercut by a US company. Grand Fenwick’s Prime Minister (Sellers) and female monarch (Sellers again) cook up a scheme to solve the problem and declare war on the USA…

Dr Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb Fri 7 — Tue 11 May • Gwe 7 — Maw 11 Mai UK/1964/94mins/PG. Dir: Stanley Kubrick. With Peter Bull, Peter Sellers, George C Scott.

Need we say more than “gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, this is the War Room”. This BAFTA Award-winning black comedy (and beautiful companion piece to In The Loop — see p25) shines a satirical light on a group of military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse. Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic generals — U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper and Joint Chief of Staff ‘Buck’ Turgidson — trigger an ingenious and irrevocable scheme to attack Russia’s strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove, a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man’s future.

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The Naked Truth

Sun 23 + Tue 25 May • Sul 23 + Maw 25 Mai UK/1957/93mins/U. Dir: Mario Zampi. With Peter Sellers, Terry Thomas, Dennis Price.

Nigel Dennis, a typically suave Dennis Price, is the scheming publisher of the scandal sheet ‘The Naked Truth’ who realises that he can make far more money through blackmail rather than by making his stories public. Individually, the efforts of the wayward celebrities at thwarting his actions are futile; however, once his victims join forces to plan his swift removal things take a turn and the slippery, dastardly Dennis finds that crime doesn’t pay — well, not for everyone.

Trial and Error (aka The Dock Brief) Sun 30 May + Tue 1 June Sul 30 Mai + Maw 1 Mehefin UK/1962/88mins/U. Dir: James Hill. With Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Beryl Reid.

After nearly 40 years of waiting for his big chance, incompetent barrister Wilfred Morgenhall (Sellers) gets a ‘dock brief’ to defend the mild-mannered and by his own admission, guilty Mr Fowle who murdered his insufferably jolly wife for some peace and quiet. However, Morgenhall refuses to believe his guilt and sees this as a fine opportunity to prove himself in court. But all does not go to plan... John Mortimer’s original radio script offers a deft mixture of comedy and pathos and the film’s multiple roles afford Sellers the opportunity to show off his many characterisations.

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The Ghost Fri 7 — Thu 13 May • Gwe 7 — Iau 13 Mai UK/2010/128mins/15. Dir: Roman Polanski. With Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson.

Based on Robert Harris’ acclaimed novel and winning the Silver Bear at Berlin’s Film Festival this year, this is a sharp and atmospheric political thriller telling the story of a ghostwriter hired to take over writing the memoirs of Lang, a former British prime minister, after his predecessor mysteriously dies in an accident. With Lang accused of war crimes involving handing over terrorist suspects for torture by the CIA, the ghostwriter is drawn into a plan to uncover the sinister truth about his subject’s dealings through the information hidden in the manuscript left behind.

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In the Loop Mon 10 — Thu 13 May • Llun 10 — Iau 13 Mai UK/2009/106mins/15. Dir: Armando Iannucci. With Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Steve Coogan.

Creator of the political satire TV series The Thick Of It, Armando Iannucci’s feature debut examines the ‘special relationship’ between a UK Prime Minister and US President set on a course of military action in the Middle East, which no-one else agrees with. Peter Capaldi’s creative, potty-mouthed and obsessive spin doctor, Malcolm Tucker, is joined by a cabinet of British talent with a star turn by James ‘Tony Soprano’ Gandolfini as a Pentagon general. Fast paced, hilarious and really quite frightening.

“The acting is superb, and the writing is relentlessly funny – vicious and delicious.” — The Guardian

Nightwatching Fri 7 — Thu 13 May • Gwe 7 — Iau 13 Mai UK/2007/139mins/18. Dir: Peter Greenaway. With Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May.

Newport born director Peter Greenaway brings us this extravagant and exotic period drama exploring the romantic and professional life of Rembrandt, one of the greatest artists of his generation. The film takes inspiration from the mystery surrounding his most famous work of art ‘The Night Watch’ and the discovery of the hedonistic and decadent lives of his subjects and the possible inclusion of a murderer in the painting. Nighwatching also shows the man in all his tender yet joyful bawdiness and encapsulates the very best in historical drama, telling his tale in lavish and gorgeous theatrical detail.

“gorgeous scene-setting, keen intelligence and great originality… a rollicking good watch” — London Evening Standard

Awen: Close Up Tue 11 May • Maw 11 Mai Iran/1990/93mins/subtitled/U. Dir: Abbas Kiarostami. With Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmaibaf.

This is the true story of Sabzian, a film lover and uninspired printer’s assistant who, seeking excitement from his everyday life, pretends to be popular director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. He bluffs his way into the life and wallets of a family in Tehran on the pretence of using their home and sons for his next film; and it’s not until the father of the family sees a magazine showing the real director that Sabzian is found out and arrested. Blurring the distinctions between what is real and what is ‘acted’, Kiarostami films the trial (even interrupting the proceedings to ask questions) and re-enacts some scenes which are interspersed throughout the film. This is a fascinating insight into the Iranian legal system told with a depth of humanism and sympathy from this multiaward winning director. Screened as part of our on-going collaboration with Atrium celebrating poetry and film. www.cci.glam.ac.uk/AWEN


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Life During Wartime Fri 14 - Thu 20 May • Gwe 14 – Iau 20 Mai USA/2010/98mins/15. Dir: Todd Solondz. With Shirley Henderson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Allison Janney, Paul Reubens.

Glancing backward at his dark and postmodern look at a dysfunctional family in 1998’s Happiness, Solondz has liberally updated the characters and their stories in his new film. Set again in Miami’s Jewish community with its neuroses and fixation on Israel, Life During Wartime boldly uses topics such as paedophilia, race and terrorism to plead the need for forgiveness on a personal and national level. Joy is still struggling with her life and relationships — even being haunted by her aggressive ex — while Timmy, Trish’s 12 year old, is coming to terms with the discovery that his father is a child molester and struggling with whether terrorists can be forgiven if they have a good reason for what they’ve done. This is profound and funny and very dark — just what we’ve come to hope for from Todd Solondz.

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Not the Messiah (He’s A Very Naughty Boy) Fri 14 + Sat 15 May • Gwe 14 + Sad 15 Mai UK/2010/90mins/PG. Dir: Aubrey Powell. With Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gillam, Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes.

Inspired by Monty Python’s Life Of Brian and filmed at its only European performance at the Royal Albert Hall, this is an entertaining comic oratorio by Eric Idle and John Du Prez (the creators of the musical Spamalot) celebrating 40 years of Python. Eric Idle leads the show with special guest appearances from the wider Python team and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Not The Messiah tells the tragic tale of Mandy who, impregnated by a Roman soldier, gives birth to Brian who will later become the reluctant revolutionary we all know and love.

Dogtooth Fri 14 — Thu 20 May • Gwe 14 — Iau 20 Mai Greece/2009/96mins/subtitled/18. Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos. With Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia.

Double CL1C card points

Back following a popular screening at the Wales One World Film Festival in March, this is an original, bizarre and wonderfully inventive take on a dysfunctional Greek family that’s fast becoming one of the most talked about films of the year. Determined to protect them from the wicked world outside, Dad keeps his wife and three teenage children locked in the house, demands total obedience and rules with a rod of iron. Totally isolated and increasingly bored, the teenagers turn in on themselves and when Dad brings in a young woman to have sex with his son it provokes a vicious chain of events. An extraordinary, thought-provoking film, full of twisted laughs and penetrating insights into power, patriarchy and the role of language in determining behaviour.

“Highly recommended” — Time Out

Bhutan: The Height of Happiness? Mon 17 + Wed 19 May • Llun 17 + Mer 19 Mai UK/2008/52mins/12A. Dir: Brian Becker.

Until satellite communications arrived in the late 90s, Bhutan remained one of the few spots in the world untainted by commercialism. Retaining its own customs, traditions and costume, the country measured its output in terms of ‘Gross National Happiness’. Inevitably it’s the young who have proved particularly vulnerable to the evils of consumerism. This colourful documentary gives a sympathetic view of a sheltered nation reeling from fastforward exposure to the larger world. + Leaving Fear Behind (23 mins) Featuring testimonies from ordinary Tibetans about life in Tibet. The director, Dhondup Wangchen has since been imprisoned for 6 years for making this film. www.freetibet.org


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Adult Learners Week Film Festival To Celebrate Adult Learners Week we are hosting a series of special events and films. On Sat 15 + Sun 16 May The Sol Cinema is paying us a visit. The smallest cinema in Wales, this recycled caravan is powered entirely by the Sun and shows short films with an environmental theme.

American: The Bill Hicks Story Fri 14 — Thu 20 May • Gwe 14 — Iau 20 Mai UK/2009/110mins/adv 15. Dir: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas. With Bill Hicks, Kevin Booth, John Farneti.

Often referred to as the outlaw comic, Bill Hicks’ targets ranged from the first Iraq ‘war’, advertising executives, the news and organised religion. This highly spiritual and uncompromising comedian always tried to tell the truth as he saw it, right up until he lost his life at the age of 32 to pancreatic cancer. He became one of the most respected and groundbreaking comics of his generation, finding a true home in the UK when shunned by some American audiences. With contributions from his friends and family, this is a lovingly created documentary featuring photo-animation and live footage. + Introduction on Fri 14 May by Van Norris, lecturer, writer and fan, who will talk about comedians who say the unsayable. + Introduction on Sat 15 May by Nicko from Bad Film Club

Tiger Bay Sun 16 + Tue 18 May • Sul 16 + Maw 18 Mai UK/1959/105mins/PG. Dir: J Lee Thompson. With Hayley Mills, John Mills, Horst Buchholz.

Hayley Mills became an overnight star following her debut as 12 year old Gillie, who witnesses a Polish seaman murdering his faithless mistress. Rescuing and keeping his gun, Gillie forms an odd attachment to the killer which only serves to hamper the police investigation. Capturing the docklands of Cardiff arrestingly well and working with local children with no previous acting experience, this is a taut and literate gem of British cinema. As Dave Berry wrote in Wales and Cinema: The First Hundred Years: “the film ranks among the finest British suspense thrillers of the fifties and is even more eloquent as a study of childhood.”

Breaking Rocks Thu 20 May • Iau 20 Mai UK/2009/75mins/ctba. Dir. Alan Miles. With Billy Bragg, Mick Jones, Jonny Neesom, Leon Walker.

Returning to Chapter after a sell out fundraiser in February, we’re delighted to welcome back graduates of the Jail Guitar Doors scheme, Johnny Neesom and Leon Walker, to perform for us after the screening. This inspiring documentary tells the story of Billy Bragg’s independent initiative which provides instruments so music can be used to help rehabilitate prison inmates. The film features performances by ‘graduates’ from Jail Guitar Doors as well as from many of the artists that have supported the programme including Mick Jones (The Clash) Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and Billy Bragg himself. £9/£7.50 — Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. You’ll be able to buy CDs and merchandise at this event.


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Four Lions Fri 21 – Thu 27 May • Gwe 21 – Iau 27 Mai UK/2010/94mins/15. Dir: Christopher Morris. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Davis, Preeya Kalidas.

This highly anticipated first feature from the controversial master of contemporary British satire (Brass Eye, Nathan Barley, The Day Today) tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their dreams of glory to breaking point. As their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging and entirely plausible farce. A storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting, Four Lions is a dark comic joy, showing that while terrorism is about ideology, it can also be about idiots.

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Double Take Fri 21 — Sun 23 May • Gwe 21 — Sul 23 Mai UK/2009/80mins/12A. Dir: Johan Grimonprez. With Alfred Hitchcock, Ron Burrange, Mark Perry.

Universal Studios, 1962. Alfred Hitchcock is called to the production office for an urgent message — he’s shocked to be confronted by his doppelganger, declaring that ‘If you meet your double, you should kill him. Or he will kill you. Two of you is one too many. By the end of the script, one of you must die’. Based around archive footage, Double Take uses Hitchcock’s own sardonic wit to explore his preoccupation with doubles — a recurring theme in his films. Positioned against the backdrop of the Cold War and inspired by Jorge Luis Borges novella ‘The Other’, Tom McCarthy’s plot finds Hitchcock and his elusive double increasingly obsessing over the perfect murder — of each other.

“defies description... playful, provocative and very, very watchable” — Empire

Until The Light Takes Us Fri 21 — Mon 24 May • Gwe 21 — Llun 24 Mai USA /2008/93mins/ctba. Dir: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell. With Fenriz, Harmony Korine, Hellhammer.

Double CL1C card points

Back following sell out screenings in March, this documentary attempts to unravel the truth behind the church burnings and murders committed by a group of young musicians who the media labelled Satanists but who in reality, had very different motives. The film includes interviews with the originators of Norwegian black metal including a prison-based Varg Vikernes (aka Count Grishnackh of Burzum, Mayhem) who is incarcerated for killing a band mate. Focusing mainly on the events surrounding the genesis, rise, and fall of the genre and the people that created it, this intriguing film should appeal to both fans and laypeople alike.

Lavender Screen And Then Came Lola Tue 25 May • Maw 25 Mai USA/2010/71mins/15. Dir: Megan Siler, Elen Seidler. With Ashleigh Sumner, Jessica Graham, Jill Bennett, Cathy DeBuono.

Talented but constantly distracted photographer Lola is on the verge of success in both love and work, but she could lose it all if she doesn’t make it on time to a crucial business meeting with her new girlfriend and her client. Lesbian newcomer Ashleigh Sumner takes the lead role alongside cult heartthrobs Jill Bennett (Dante’s Cove) and Cathy DeBuono (Star Trek) in this sexy romp inspired by the classic Run Lola Run, mixing live action, animation and still photography with an upbeat soundtrack. Lavender Screen is Cardiff’s lesbian and bi film club.


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Psycho Sat 22 — Tue 25 May Sad 22 — Maw 25 Mai USA/1960/109mins/15. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles.

It’s 50 years since this brilliant thriller first splattered across our screens, so it seemed like a perfect opportunity to bring it back to Chapter. Every boy should have a hobby, and it’s unfortunate that, after stealing $40,000 from her employer’s client and running away to Bates’ Motel, Marion Crane should stumble across Norman’s very peculiar pastime. Groundbreaking for its time and including some fantastic psycho-analysis into Norman’s motivations, Hitchcock’s classic film confirms that we can all go a little mad sometimes… Screening in conjunction with ‘new’ Hitchcock film Double Take (see left).

“A masterpiece by any standard” — Time Out

Llygaid Sgwâr Gan Philip Wyn Jones Yn ail hanner y 1950au gweithiodd Alfred Hitchcock yn stiwdios Paramount. Ar ôl egwyl yn MGM yn gwneud North by Northwest (1959) dychwelodd at Paramount. Dewisodd ffilmio No Bail for the Judge gydag Audrey Hepburn fel merch i farnwr oedd wedi ei gyhuddo ar gam o dreisio a llofruddio putain. Er mwyn cael hyd i’r llofrudd iawn byddai Hepburn yn cymryd arni ei bod hithau’n butain. Ar ôl cael manylion y stori penderfynodd Hepburn beidio â chwarae’r rhan. Roedd newydd bortreadu cenhades yn The Nun’s Story a theimlai na fyddai ffilm Hitchcock yn gydnaws â’i delwedd. Rhoddodd Hitchcock y gorau i’r prosiect er bod Paramount wedi gwario $200,000 ar y sgript a manion eraill. Roedd angen prosiect arall a chynigiodd Hitchcock nofel Robert Bloch, ‘Psycho’. Hoffai’r ffaith fod y stori’n newid cyfeiriad ar ôl i’r prif gymeriad gael ei lladd a gwelai fod cyfle iddo gystadlu gyda chwmnïau fel American-International a Hammer oedd yn cynhyrchu ffilmiau iasoer rhad ac yn gwneud elw sylweddol yn sgil hynny. Doedd swyddogion Paramount ddim yn frwdfrydig a phenderfynwyd y byddai Hitchcock yn ariannu’r ffilm a Paramount yn ei dosbarthu. Doedd dim croeso, chwaith, iddo wneud y ffilm y tu mewn i furiau Paramount. Byddai unrhyw elw’n cael ei rannu rhwng Paramount a Hitchcock. Yn lle’r $3 miliwn arferol llwyddodd i wneud Psycho am ychydig dros $800,000. Roedd cyfres deledu Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, yn cael ei chynhyrchu yn stiwdios teledu Universal a dyna lle y gwnaed Psycho, mewn du a gwyn, ac o dan amodau rhaglen deledu — yn gyflym iawn. Roedd mwyafrif y cast dan gytundeb i Paramount ac felly’n gymharol rad i’w cyflogi a defnyddiodd cyfansoddwr Hitchcock, Bernard Herrmann, lai o gerddorion nag arfer trwy gyfansoddi ar gyfer llinynnau’n unig. Treuliwyd wythnos yn ffilmio’r olygfa yn y gawod er mwyn gofalu na fyddai’r sensor na’r cyhoedd yn gweld gormod o gorff Janet Leigh. Roedd model noethlymun gerllaw ar gyfer paratoi safleodd y camera ond dim ond Janet Leigh a welir yn y ffilm orffenedig. Roedd Hitchcock a’i sgriptiwr, Joseph Stefano, wedi ymestyn rhan Marion Crane (Leigh) a’i dwysáu fel y byddai ei llofruddiaeth yn fwy o ergyd i’r gynulleidfa ac mae Norman Bates ifanc, swil y ffilm (Anthony Perkins) yn wahanol iawn i gymeriad canol oed, anghynnes y nofel. Fel canlyniad llwyddodd Hitchcock i gael y gynulleidfa i uniaethau a’r naill, sy’n lleidr, a’r llall, sy’n llofrudd. Ai llofruddiaethau Marion ac Arbogast y ditectif (Martin Balsam) yw uchafbwyntiau’r ffilm? Oherwydd safon y ddeialog a’r actio gellid dadlau hefyd o blaid y sgwrsio a’r gwrthdaro geiriol rhwng y cymeriadau; Marion a Norman, Norman ac Arbogast, Norman a Sam Loomis, cariad llugoer Marion (John Gavin). Ychydig o dorri a wnaed gan y sensor Americanaidd; mymryn o ddeialog yn swyddfa Marion a rhyw eiliad o olygfa’r gawod. Roedd Hitchcock wedi llwyddo ac ymhen y flwyddyn roedd y ffilm wedi gwneud $15 miliwn. Ond roedd Hitchcock yn flin ac yn siomedig. Paham oedd y ffilm fach hon mor boblogaidd a Vertigo (1958), er enghraifft, heb gael unrhyw sylw. Am weddill ei yrfa bu’r broblem hon yn ei boeni ac ofer fu ei ymdrechion i ailadrodd llwyddiant Psycho. Philip Wyn Jones — Golygydd ac adolygydd. philip@philipwyn.wanadoo.co.uk


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The Hurt Locker Tue 25 — Thu 27 May • Maw 25 — Iau 27 Mai USA /2009/131 mins/15. Dir: Kathryn Bigelow. With Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes.

Kathryn Bigelow’s multi Oscar-winning drama follows a group of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat. When a new sergeant takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team in Baghdad, he surprises his two subordinates by recklessly plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat. As the men struggle to control their wild new leader, the city explodes into chaos, and the sergeant’s true character reveals itself in a way that will change each man forever. + post-screening discussion with SciScreen on Thu 27 May at 6pm covering topics such as post traumatic stress disorder, masculinity in film and geopolitics.

“Viscerally exciting, adrenaline soaked tour de force of suspense and surprise” — New York Times

Crude Mon 24 — Thu 27 May • Llun 24 — Iau 27 Mai USA /2009/105mins/subtitled/ctba. Dir: Joe Berlinger. With Pablo Fajardo, Steven Donzinger, Trudie Styler.

An inspiring exposé of the Ecuadorians long-running battle to call Texaco to account for the pollution of the rainforest and the resulting health problems that they suffer. This documentary centres on Pablo Fajardo, a young lawyer doggedly pursuing a David and Goliath-style struggle. Avoiding a tub-thumping approach, Crude strikes a good balance between ecological elegy and real-life legal thriller. A classic case of a multinational corporation behaving badly, Texaco’s strategy is one of denial, corruption and delay, while the locals hope that celebrity support will finally embarrass the company into accepting responsibility.

“An engrossing case for justice” — Variety

New British Cinema Quarterly No Greater Love Wed 26 May • Mer 26 Mai UK/2009/100mins/ctba. Dir: Michael Whyte. With nuns from the Carmelite monastery.

After ten years of trying, director Michael Whyte was given unprecedented access to a monastery in Notting Hill to produce a unique depiction of an alternative, spiritual way of life. This extraordinary documentary unveils the hidden world of the Carmelite Nuns of the Most Holy Trinity and provides a rare glimpse into their lives of prayer and contemplation. Silence is maintained throughout the day with the exception of 40 minutes of social recreation in the morning and evening. The nuns leave the monastery only to visit the doctor or dentist; they cook all their own food and wear their own handmade clothes. These regular events showcase the work of British filmmakers, with distinctive and original films selected from the UK’s major film festivals. We hope that a member of the film team will be here for a post screening Q&A.

“courageous and compelling” — Empire


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Vincere

Revanche

Fri 28 May — Thu 3 June Gwe 28 Mai — Iau 3 Mehefin

Fri 28 May — Thu 3 June Gwe 28 Mai — Iau 3 Mehefin

Italy/2009/128mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Marco Bellocchio. With Filippo Timi, Giovanna Mezzogiorno.

Austria/2008/121mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Gotz Spielman. With Johannes Krish, Irina Potapenko, Andreas Lust.

This lavish, multi award-winning drama tells the true story of the life of Mussolini’s secret first wife, Ida Dalser and their son. When the fiery young beautician first casts her eyes on her future love he is standing, watch in hand, giving God 5 minutes to prove his existence by striking him dead. From this moment it is clear how this man could come to lead a country with such charisma and unyielding confidence. Marco Bellocchio uses archive footage of the time to depict the growing unrest in Italy and Mussolini’s rise along with the Fascist Party. The potent visuals are matched by the growing intensity of Benito’s personal relationship with Ida, and her ultimate decline into mental illness as she tries to keep hold of such a powerful and fast moving force.

From the old French word ‘revancher’ or to revenge, this Oscar nominated, award-winning thriller follows ex-con brothel assistant Alex as he plans to flee to the south of Vienna with his Ukranian sex worker girlfriend, following a robbery. When their desperate plans intersect with the lives of a rural cop and his seemingly content wife, this tense and meticulous drama spins into a surprising portrait of vengeance and redemption and into a place where beauty exists but violence seems inevitable.

“a near masterpiece… a monument to intoxication: of sexual conquest, of military conquest, and, most of all, of cinema” New York Magazine

“Directed with terrific control and economy of means... gets its hooks into you early and leaves them there” — The Village Voice


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Lion’s Den

The Kreutzer Sonata

Fri 28 May — Thu 3 June Gwe 28 Mai — Iau 3 Mehefin

Fri 28 — Mon 31 May • Gwe 28 — Llun 31 Mai

Argentina/South Korea/Brazil/2008/113mins/subtitled/15. Dir: Pablo Traprero. With Martina Gusman, Rodrigo Santoro, Laura Garcia.

Shot on location in Buenos Aires’ Batan Penitentiary, Lion’s Den tells the story of Julia, who, waking one morning bruised and bloodied, discovers to her horror that her partner has been stabbed to death and her lover is injured and unconscious. Unable to find an explanation, the pregnant Julia is arrested for murder pending trial and is held in a secure wing for mothers and their babies in one of Argentina’s most notorious prisons. An Official Selection at Cannes and Toronto, Trapero’s (Familia Rodante) film provides an unflinching, yet ultimately humane tale of the experiences of a tragic subculture of women in prison.

“Powerful... gritty... Martina Gusman is just brilliant” — James Christopher, The Times

Double CL1C card points

USA/2010/99mins/18. Dir: Bernard Rose. With Danny Huston, Matthew Yang King, Elisabeth Rohm.

Edgar is a wealthy philanthropist who meets Abigail, a beautiful and talented pianist. Their relationship quickly boils into a deep and passionate affair but when Abby starts work on Beethoven’s violin-piano duet with a handsome young violinist, Edgar’s feelings soon transform into deep jealousy. Continuing the re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy’s controversial 19th Century literature, this is the second part of a planned trilogy for director Bernard Rose. Once again featuring a stand-out performance by Danny Huston, The Kreutzer Sonata probes further into the darker side of modern Hollywood society and explores the rich complexities of love, obsession and paranoia...

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Family Features Every Saturday at 3pm. These screenings often sell out — please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Alice In Wonderland (2D)

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

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USA /2010/108mins/PG. Dir: Tim Burton. With Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter.

Burton brings his talent for magical storytelling to this tale of 19-year-old Alice who returns to the world from her childhood adventure where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

Ponyo Sat 8 + Sun 9 May • Sad 8 + Sul 9 Mai Japan/2009/103mins/U. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. With the voices of Cate Blanchett, Cloris Leachman, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson.

Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid’, this vibrant and wildly imaginative adventure follows young Sosuke and his sweet, love affair with goldfish-turned-girl Ponyo. Gorgeous hand-drawn animation creates a dazzling evocation of the trials of childhood, the difficulty of forming lasting friendships, and the ecological threat to the ocean from human pollution.

How To Train Your Dragon (2D) Sat 15 May • Sad 15 Mai USA/2010/98mins/PG. Dir: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. With the voices of Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera.

A young Viking who dreams of hunting dragons becomes the owner of a young dragon himself, and learns that there might be a lot more to the creatures than he first thought…

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UK/2010/109mins/U. Dir: Susanna White. With Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans.

Everyone’s favourite magical nanny returns to help a young family cope with their farming duties while their father is away during the Second World War. + Sat 22 May • 11am • Sad 22 Mai Supportive environment screening of Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang for children with disabilities. Working with Contact A Family, we help to ensure maximum comfort for this screening. The lights are slightly raised, sound lowered and there are no ads or trailers before the film. Please contact us for information about access and book in advance to avoid disappointment. www.cafamily.org.uk

Clash of the Titans (2D) Sat 29 May • Sad 29 Mai UK/2010/118mins/12A. Dir: Louis Leterrier. With Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes.

Partly filmed in Gwynedd and Anglesey, this lavish, high action re-imagining of the Ray Harryhausen classic has all the gods, monsters and heroes you could ever hope for.

Carry on screaming! Check out the calendar for details of our special screenings aimed at people with babies under one year old, every Friday at 11.00 am! Carry on Screaming allows parents or carers to see a film at Chapter without having to worry about their baby causing a disturbance. Free entry for babies.

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Shop • Siopa New in this month is a range of simple yet striking designer-ware by Paul Farrell, featuring pigeon tote bags and T-shirts, vinyl bird transfers to bring nature into the home (pictured) and recycled plastic travel mugs in graphite or green — the perfect camping companion!

Shop open: Tue — Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 2-8pm. Closed Monday.

Treat yourself (or someone suitably deserving) to one of Cora&Spink’s fine leather purses, beautifully lined and finished in classic colours, or kit yourself out in an urban look with edgy jewellery from local talent, Silversaurus. Come and browse our extensive magazine collection or search out that card you won’t find anywhere else. And don’t forget our free children’s packs designed to engage the younger visitor to the gallery.

Eat • Bwyta Every month in the caffi we lovingly create different seasonal specials to take advantage of what’s fresh and sumptuous right now. In May, we’ll be keeping it light with grilled chicken and chorizo salad with a summery French dressing and grilled haddock, served with French beans and a rich tomato salsa.

Café open: Mon — Sat 8.30am-9.30pm Sun 9.30am-9.30pm Breakfast: 9-11.30am Lunch: 11.30-3pm Main Menu: 12-9pm

As usual, during Maibock (see below), we’ll be rolling out the beer festival favourite of German sausage, served with sauerkraut and mustard, and for the first time this year we’ll be offering a vegetarian version too! Bank Holiday Special offer Mon 3 + Mon 31 May • Llun 3 + Llun 31 Mai Buy two main meals and get a bottle of wine for just £8! “an excellent place to while away an entire evening” — Buzz magazine

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Bar open: Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12-10.30pm, Mon-Thu 12-11pm, Fri 12pm-12.30am. Free wireless internet is available in Caffi Bar Chapter.

Maibock & Old School Thu 13 — Sat 15 May • Iau 13 — Sad 15 Mai This month marks the 15th anniversary of our annual Maibock beer festival. And we’re celebrating with the introduction of our very own special beer — Chapter Old School. We’ve teamed up with real ale innovators Ian Teagle and Dave Walbeoff, who produce awardwinning cask-conditioned ales at the VoG brewery in Barry, to develop a brand new brew. We wanted something distinctive and different, something that will really get your tongues wagging and taste buds dancing, and I think we’ve got even more than we bargained for — it’s a great pint. This year’s Maibock features another splendid selection of over 30 German ales including wheat, pale, dark and smoked beers (all unpasteurised). They may not all tickle your fancy but, as ever, the joy is in the liquid exploration. www.vogbrewery.co.uk


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Surprise Performance p11 Bara Caws: Deryn Du p12 Drones Comedy Club p13 Surprise Performance p11 Bara Caws: Deryn Du p12

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Please note: the stated film times represent the start of the adverts and trailers.

Alice In Wonderland (PG) p35 11.00+3.00 Food, Inc (PG) p22 6.15 Storm (15) p21 6.00 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 8.15 City of Life and Death (15) p21 8.30 sun • sul 2 Storm (15) p21 2.30 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 6.00 The Mouse That Roared (U) p23 5.00 Bad Film Club: Invisible Strangler (12A) p22 8.15 City of Life and Death (15) p21 7.00 mon • llun 3 Alice In Wonderland (PG) p35 2.30 Chapter MovieMaker p22 6.00 Storm (15) p21 6.15 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 8.15 City of Life and Death (15) p21 8.30 tue • maw 4 City of Life and Death (15) p21 5.45 The Mouse That Roared (U) p23 2.30 Storm (15) p21 8.30 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 6.00 Food, Inc (PG) p22 8.15 wed • mer 5 Food, Inc (PG) p22 2.30 Food, Inc (PG) p22 6.15 Storm (15) p21 6.00 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 8.15 City of Life and Death (15) p21 8.30 thu • iau 6 City of Life and Death (15) p21 2.30+5.45 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 6.00 Storm (15) p21 8.30 Food, Inc (PG) p22 8.15 fri • gwe 7 Carry on Screaming: Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 11.00 Nightwatching (18) p25 6.00 The Ghost (15) p24 2.30+8.30 Green Zone (15) p22 8.45 Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 6.15 sat • sad 8 Ponyo (U) p35 11.00+3.00 Green Zone (15) p22 6.00 The Ghost (15) p24 5.45 Nightwatching (18) p25 8.30 Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 8.30 Ponyo (U) p35 2.30 Nightwatching (18) p25 5.30 sun • sul 9 Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 5.00 Green Zone (15) p22 8.30 The Ghost (15) p24 7.15 mon • llun 10 The Ghost (15) p24 6.00 Green Zone (15) + Intro p22 6.15 In The Loop (15) p25 8.45 Nightwatching (18) p25 8.45 Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 2.30 AWEN: Close UP (U) p25 6.00 tue • maw 11 In The Loop (15) p25 6.15 Nightwatching (18) p25 8.15 The Ghost (15) p24 8.30 wed • mer 12 The Ghost (15) p24 2.30+5.45 BAFTA Cymru Screening 6.00 In The Loop (15) p25 8.30 Nightwatching (18) p25 8.30 thu • iau 13 SWDFAS Lecture p18 2.00 Green Zone (15) p22 2.30+8.45 In The Loop (15) p25 6.00 Nightwatching (18) p25 5.45 The Ghost (15) p24 8.30 fri • gwe 14 Carry on Screaming: Not The Messiah... (PG) p27 11.00 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) + Intro p28 6.00 Not The Messiah... (PG) p27 2.30+8.30 Dogtooth (18) p27 8.45 Life During Wartime (15) p26 6.15 sat • sad 15 How to Train Your Dragon (PG) p35 11.00+3.00 Dogtooth (18) p27 6.00 Not The Messiah... (PG) p27 6.15 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) + Intro p28 8.15 Life During Wartime (15) p26 8.30 sun • sul 16 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 2.30 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 6.00 Tiger Bay (PG) p28 5.00 Dogtooth (18) p27 8.30 Life During Wartime (15) p26 7.30 Life During Wartime (15) p26 6.15 Dogtooth (18) p27 6.00 mon • llun 17 Bhutan: The Height Of Happiness? (12A) p27 8.30 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 8.15 tue • maw 18 Tiger Bay (PG) p28 2.30+6.00 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 6.15 Life During Wartime (15) p26 8.15 Dogtooth (18) p27 8.45 wed • mer 19 Dogtooth (18) p27 2.30 Dogtooth (18) p27 6.00 Bhutan: The Height Of Happiness? (12A) p27 6.15 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 8.15 Life During Wartime (15) p26 8.00 thu • iau 20 Life During Wartime (15) p26 2.30 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 6.00 Breaking Rocks (ctba) + Guests p28 7.00 Dogtooth (18) p27 8.30 fri • gwe 21 Carry on Screaming: Double Take (12A) p30 11.00 Double Take (12A) p30 6.00 Four Lions (15) p29 2.30+6.15 Until The Light Takes Us (ctba) p30 8.00 sat • sad 22 Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang (U) p35 11.00+3.00 Until The Light Takes Us (ctba) p30 6.15 Psycho (15) p31 5.45 Double Take (12A) p30 8.30 Four Lions (15) p29 8.15 sun • sul 23 Psycho (15) p31 2.30 Double Take (12A) p30 6.00 The Naked Truth (U) p23 5.00 Until The Light Takes Us (ctba) p30 8.00 Four Lions (15) p29 7.00 mon • llun 24 Four Lions (15) p29 6.00 Until The Light Takes Us (ctba) p30 6.15 Psycho (15) p31 8.15 Crude (ctba) p32 8.30 tue • maw 25 The Naked Truth (U) p23 2.30 The Hurt Locker (15) p32 6.00 Psycho (15) p31 6.15 Lavender Screen: And Then Came... (15) p30 8.45 Four Lions (15) p29 8.30 wed • mer 26 Four Lions (15) p29 2.30+8.30 Crude (ctba) p32 6.00 No Greater Love (ctba) + Intro p32 6.00 The Hurt Locker (15) p32 8.15 thu • iau 27 PechaKucha p7 6.30 The Hurt Locker (15) + Intro p32 2.30+6.00 Four Lions (15) p29 8.30 Crude (ctba) p32 8.45 fri • gwe 28 Carry on Screaming: Trial and Error (U) p23 11.00 Lion’s Den (15) p34 6.15 Vincere (15) p33 2.30+8.30 The Kreutzer Sonata (18) p34 8.45 Revanche (15) p33 6.00 sat • sad 29 Clash Of The Titans (12A) p35 11.00+3.00 The Kreutzer Sonata (18) p34 6.00 Vincere (15) p33 5.45 Lion’s Den (15) p34 8.15 Revanche (15) p33 8.30 sun • sul 30 Vincere (15) p33 2.30 Lion’s Den (15) p34 6.00 Trial and Error (U) p23 5.00 The Kreutzer Sonata (18) p34 8.30 Revanche (15) p33 7.00 mon • llun 31 Vincere (15) p33 5.45 The Kreutzer Sonata (18) p34 6.00 Revanche (15) p33 8.30 Lion’s Den (15) p34 8.15

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Surprise Performance p11 Bara Caws: Deryn Du p12 Drones Comedy Club p13 Surprise Performance p11 Bara Caws: Deryn Du p12

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Alice In Wonderland (PG) p35 11.00+3.00 Food, Inc (PG) p22 6.15 Storm (15) p21 6.00 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 8.15 City of Life and Death (15) p21 8.30 sun • sul 2 Storm (15) p21 2.30 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 6.00 The Mouse That Roared (U) p23 5.00 Bad Film Club: Invisible Strangler (12A) p22 8.15 City of Life and Death (15) p21 7.00 mon • llun 3 Alice In Wonderland (PG) p35 2.30 Chapter MovieMaker p22 6.00 Storm (15) p21 6.15 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 8.15 City of Life and Death (15) p21 8.30 tue • maw 4 City of Life and Death (15) p21 5.45 The Mouse That Roared (U) p23 2.30 Storm (15) p21 8.30 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 6.00 Food, Inc (PG) p22 8.15 wed • mer 5 Food, Inc (PG) p22 2.30 Food, Inc (PG) p22 6.15 Storm (15) p21 6.00 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 8.15 City of Life and Death (15) p21 8.30 thu • iau 6 City of Life and Death (15) p21 2.30+5.45 I Love You Phillip Morris (15) p21 6.00 Storm (15) p21 8.30 Food, Inc (PG) p22 8.15 fri • gwe 7 Carry on Screaming: Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 11.00 Nightwatching (18) p25 6.00 The Ghost (15) p24 2.30+8.30 Green Zone (15) p22 8.45 Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 6.15 sat • sad 8 Ponyo (U) p35 11.00+3.00 Green Zone (15) p22 6.00 The Ghost (15) p24 5.45 Nightwatching (18) p25 8.30 Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 8.30 Ponyo (U) p35 2.30 Nightwatching (18) p25 5.30 sun • sul 9 Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 5.00 Green Zone (15) p22 8.30 The Ghost (15) p24 7.15 mon • llun 10 The Ghost (15) p24 6.00 Green Zone (15) + Intro p22 6.15 In The Loop (15) p25 8.45 Nightwatching (18) p25 8.45 Dr Strangelove (PG) p23 2.30 AWEN: Close UP (U) p25 6.00 tue • maw 11 In The Loop (15) p25 6.15 Nightwatching (18) p25 8.15 The Ghost (15) p24 8.30 wed • mer 12 The Ghost (15) p24 2.30+5.45 BAFTA Cymru Screening 6.00 In The Loop (15) p25 8.30 Nightwatching (18) p25 8.30 thu • iau 13 SWDFAS Lecture p18 2.00 Green Zone (15) p22 2.30+8.45 In The Loop (15) p25 6.00 Nightwatching (18) p25 5.45 The Ghost (15) p24 8.30 fri • gwe 14 Carry on Screaming: Not The Messiah... (PG) p27 11.00 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) + Intro p28 6.00 Not The Messiah... (PG) p27 2.30+8.30 Dogtooth (18) p27 8.45 Life During Wartime (15) p26 6.15 sat • sad 15 How to Train Your Dragon (PG) p35 11.00+3.00 Dogtooth (18) p27 6.00 Not The Messiah... (PG) p27 6.15 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) + Intro p28 8.15 Life During Wartime (15) p26 8.30 sun • sul 16 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 2.30 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 6.00 Tiger Bay (PG) p28 5.00 Dogtooth (18) p27 8.30 Life During Wartime (15) p26 7.30 Life During Wartime (15) p26 6.15 Dogtooth (18) p27 6.00 mon • llun 17 Bhutan: The Height Of Happiness? (12A) p27 8.30 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 8.15 tue • maw 18 Tiger Bay (PG) p28 2.30+6.00 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 6.15 Life During Wartime (15) p26 8.15 Dogtooth (18) p27 8.45 wed • mer 19 Dogtooth (18) p27 2.30 Dogtooth (18) p27 6.00 Bhutan: The Height Of Happiness? (12A) p27 6.15 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 8.15 Life During Wartime (15) p26 8.00 thu • iau 20 Life During Wartime (15) p26 2.30 American: The Bill Hicks Story (15) p28 6.00 Breaking Rocks (ctba) + Guests p28 7.00 Dogtooth (18) p27 8.30 fri • gwe 21 Carry on Screaming: Double Take (12A) p30 11.00 Double Take (12A) p30 6.00 Four Lions (15) p29 2.30+6.15 Until The Light Takes Us (ctba) p30 8.00 sat • sad 22 Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang (U) p35 11.00+3.00 Until The Light Takes Us (ctba) p30 6.15 Psycho (15) p31 5.45 Double Take (12A) p30 8.30 Four Lions (15) p29 8.15 sun • sul 23 Psycho (15) p31 2.30 Double Take (12A) p30 6.00 The Naked Truth (U) p23 5.00 Until The Light Takes Us (ctba) p30 8.00 Four Lions (15) p29 7.00 mon • llun 24 Four Lions (15) p29 6.00 Until The Light Takes Us (ctba) p30 6.15 Psycho (15) p31 8.15 Crude (ctba) p32 8.30 tue • maw 25 The Naked Truth (U) p23 2.30 The Hurt Locker (15) p32 6.00 Psycho (15) p31 6.15 Lavender Screen: And Then Came... (15) p30 8.45 Four Lions (15) p29 8.30 wed • mer 26 Four Lions (15) p29 2.30+8.30 Crude (ctba) p32 6.00 No Greater Love (ctba) + Intro p32 6.00 The Hurt Locker (15) p32 8.15 thu • iau 27 PechaKucha p7 6.30 The Hurt Locker (15) + Intro p32 2.30+6.00 Four Lions (15) p29 8.30 Crude (ctba) p32 8.45 fri • gwe 28 Carry on Screaming: Trial and Error (U) p23 11.00 Lion’s Den (15) p34 6.15 Vincere (15) p33 2.30+8.30 The Kreutzer Sonata (18) p34 8.45 Revanche (15) p33 6.00 sat • sad 29 Clash Of The Titans (12A) p35 11.00+3.00 The Kreutzer Sonata (18) p34 6.00 Vincere (15) p33 5.45 Lion’s Den (15) p34 8.15 Revanche (15) p33 8.30 sun • sul 30 Vincere (15) p33 2.30 Lion’s Den (15) p34 6.00 Trial and Error (U) p23 5.00 The Kreutzer Sonata (18) p34 8.30 Revanche (15) p33 7.00 mon • llun 31 Vincere (15) p33 5.45 The Kreutzer Sonata (18) p34 6.00 Revanche (15) p33 8.30 Lion’s Den (15) p34 8.15

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Chapter is situated in Canton, behind Cowbridge Road East, between Llandaff Road and Market Road. We are easily accessible from the city centre. Overflow car parking is available after 6pm at Cardiff Community Learning Services adjacent to the car park at Chapter. Alternative nearby car parks are shown above. Number 17 and 18 buses leave every five minutes from the City Centre. From the east on M4: Take exit 29 onto the A48; after 6 miles turn slight left onto A4119/ Mill Lane; then left onto Cardiff Road; continue straight onto B4267/Llandaff Rd; after 300m turn right onto Market Place; take next right onto Market Road; Chapter car park is on the right. From the west on M4: Take exit 33 and follow signs onto A4232; after 6.3 miles exit onto Leckwith Rd, towards the new Cardiff City Stadium; keep straight until turning left onto Cowbridge Road E; Market Rd is on your right; Chapter car park is on the right.

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Ar y ffôn galwch ar 029 2030 4400. Rydym yn derbyn y prif gardiau credyd. Galwch heibio mae’n Swyddfa Docynnau ar agor Llun-Sad 11.00am — 8.30pm; Sul 3.00 — 8.30pm Drwy’r post Chapter Rhadbost, RLYX-RTEBKYAL, Caerdydd CF5 1ZZ Danfonwch siec yn daladwy i Chapter gan ddweud pa docynnau rydych eu heisiau. Ar-lein cynigiwn wasanaeth archebu 24/7 ar ein gwefan, sef www.chapter.org Consesiynau: Mae’r prisiau gostyngol ar gael i fyfyrwyr, pobl dros 60 oed, plant, pobl ddi‑waith, pobl anabl, pobl â cherdyn MAX, Aelodau a deiliaid Cardiau Chapter. Bydd angen prawf eich bod yn gymwys. Archebion grŵp: prynwch 8 tocyn a chael y 9fed am ddim. Noder • dim ond un gostyngiad a ganiateir ar yr un achlysur • rydym yn croesawu archebu o flaen llaw ond ni allwn gadw tocynnau • mae’n bosib y gwrthodir mynediad i hwyrddyfodiaid

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Access for all

Chapter welcomes disabled visitors. If you have any specific access requirements or questions please contact our box office on 029 2030 4400, minicom 029 2031 3430.


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Lleolir Chapter yn Nhreganna, y tu ôl i Cowbridge Road East, rhwng Heol Llandaf a Heol y Farchnad. Mae’n hawdd ein cyrraedd o ganol y ddinas. Ar ôl 6pm mae llefydd parcio ychwanegol ar gael ym maes parcio Gwasanaethau Dysgu Cymunedol Caerdydd sydd yn ymyl maes parcio Chapter. Uchod gwelir meysydd parcio eraill cyfagos. Mae bysus rhif 17 ac 18 yn gadael Canol y Ddinas bob pum munud. Ar yr M4 o’r dwyrain: Dewch oddi ar y draffordd ar gyffordd 29 gan ddilyn yr A48; wedi 6 milltir cymerwch y tro bychan i’r chwith ar yr A4119/ Mill Lane; yna’r chwith ar Ffordd Caerdydd; ewch yn eich blaen ar y B4267/Ffordd Llandaf; wedi 300m trowch i’r dde ar Market Place; a’r dde nesaf ar Heol y Farchnad; mae maes parcio Chapter ar y dde. Ar yr M4 o’r gorllewin: Dewch oddi ar y draffordd ar gyffordd 33 a dilynwch yr arwyddion ar gyfer yr A4232; wedi 6.3 milltir dewch oddi ar y ffordd ar Ffordd Lecwydd, tuag at Stadiwm newydd Clwb Pêl-Droed Caerdydd; ewch yn eich blaen ac yna trowch i’r chwith ar Cowbridge Road East; mae Heol y Farchnad ar y dde; mae maes parcio Chapter ar y dde.

Chapter is situated in Canton, behind Cowbridge Road East, between Llandaff Road and Market Road. We are easily accessible from the city centre. Overflow car parking is available after 6pm at Cardiff Community Learning Services adjacent to the car park at Chapter. Alternative nearby car parks are shown above. Number 17 and 18 buses leave every five minutes from the City Centre. From the east on M4: Take exit 29 onto the A48; after 6 miles turn slight left onto A4119/ Mill Lane; then left onto Cardiff Road; continue straight onto B4267/Llandaff Rd; after 300m turn right onto Market Place; take next right onto Market Road; Chapter car park is on the right. From the west on M4: Take exit 33 and follow signs onto A4232; after 6.3 miles exit onto Leckwith Rd, towards the new Cardiff City Stadium; keep straight until turning left onto Cowbridge Road E; Market Rd is on your right; Chapter car park is on the right.

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How to Book

Ar y ffôn galwch ar 029 2030 4400. Rydym yn derbyn y prif gardiau credyd. Galwch heibio mae’n Swyddfa Docynnau ar agor Llun-Sad 11.00am — 8.30pm; Sul 3.00 — 8.30pm Drwy’r post Chapter Rhadbost, RLYX-RTEBKYAL, Caerdydd CF5 1ZZ Danfonwch siec yn daladwy i Chapter gan ddweud pa docynnau rydych eu heisiau. Ar-lein cynigiwn wasanaeth archebu 24/7 ar ein gwefan, sef www.chapter.org Consesiynau: Mae’r prisiau gostyngol ar gael i fyfyrwyr, pobl dros 60 oed, plant, pobl ddi‑waith, pobl anabl, pobl â cherdyn MAX, Aelodau a deiliaid Cardiau Chapter. Bydd angen prawf eich bod yn gymwys. Archebion grŵp: prynwch 8 tocyn a chael y 9fed am ddim. Noder • dim ond un gostyngiad a ganiateir ar yr un achlysur • rydym yn croesawu archebu o flaen llaw ond ni allwn gadw tocynnau • mae’n bosib y gwrthodir mynediad i hwyrddyfodiaid

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Mae Chapter yn croesawu ymwelwyr anabl. Os oes gennych unrhyw anghenion mynediad penodol ffoniwch ein swyddfa docynnau ar 029 2030 4400, minicom 029 2031 3430.

Access for all

Chapter welcomes disabled visitors. If you have any specific access requirements or questions please contact our box office on 029 2030 4400, minicom 029 2031 3430.


Chapter May 2010 Magazine