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Barn Cinema Film Guide May-June 2010

The Killer Inside Me

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Barn Cinema Film Guide May-June 2010

There can be no more welcome sight in British filmmaking than the return of Peter Greenaway to the form that led to an unprecedented string of successes throughout the 1980s. Nightwatching has taken several years to secure its release in the UK so don’t miss the opportunity to see a truly original filmmaker back on the big screen. The other hot tip from this programme is Frederic Wiseman’s stunning documenatry about the Paris Opera Ballet La Danse a monumental piece of filmmaking that engages and awes in equal measure. Finally, while the world cup has scared away some big releases in June it makes room for some less mainstream fare. That is if, like me, you don’t count Werner Herzog’s typically mad posturing through an unsuspecting New Orleans in Bad Lieutenant as standard Hollywood fare. Colin Orr, Film Programmer

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Nightwatching

[18]

Friday 30 April / 8pm Saturday 1 May / 5pm Sunday 2 May / 8pm Monday 3 May / 7.30pm Tuesday 4 May / 5pm Director Peter Greenaway Cast Martin Freeman, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May UK/Holland 2007 / Colour / 2hr 21m Peter Greenaway’s thrilling period drama explores the romantic and professional life of Rembrandt at the point where he agrees to paint the Amsterdam Musketeer Militia in a group portrait that will later become to be known as 'The Night Watch'. Uncovering an insidious conspiracy amongst the merchants playing at soldiers, Rembrandt builds his accusation meticulously in the form of the painting, sealing his own fate and downfall.

The Kreutzer Sonata

[18]

Wednesday 5 May / 8pm Thursday 6 May / 8pm Director Bernard Rose Cast Danny Huston, Elisabeth Rohm USA 2009 / Colour / 1hr 39m Bernard Rose continues the re-imagining of Tolstoy's literature, in the second part of a planned trilogy. Edgar, a wealthy philanthropist meets Abigail, a beautiful and talented pianist. Their relationship quickly boils into a deep and passionate affair that knows no boundaries. When Abby starts work on Beethoven's violin-piano duet, The Kreutzer Sonata, with a handsome young violinist, Edgar's feelings soon transform into jealousy over a part of her life he cannot share nor compete with. "Bold, brilliant and exhilarating...." The Guardian 04


Lourdes

[U]

Friday 30 April / 5pm Saturday 1 May / 8pm Sunday 2 May / 5pm Director Jessica Hausner Cast Sylvie Testud, Lea Seydoux, Bruno Todeschini Aus/Fr/Ger 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 39m Christine has been confined to a wheelchair for most of her life. In order to escape her isolation she makes a journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyrenees mountains. She wakes up one morning seemingly cured by a miracle. The leader of the pilgrimage group, a handsome 40-year-old volunteer from the Order of Malta, begins to take an interest in her. She tries to hold on to this newfound chance for happiness, while her cure provokes envy and admiration.

No Greater Love

[no cert]

Tuesday 4 May / 8pm Wednesday 5 May / 5pm Thursday 6 May / 2pm & 5pm Director Michael Whyte Documentary UK 2009 / Colour / 1hr 40m After ten years of correspondence Michael Whyte was given unprecedented access to London’s monastery of the Most Holy Trinity. Founded in 1878, the monastery is home to the Discalced Order of Carmelite nuns who lead a cloistered life dedicated to prayer and contemplation, rarely leaving their home. Silence is maintained throughout the day with the exception of two periods of recreation. No Greater Love gives a unique insight into the daily rituals of this closed world that rejects materialism and offers faith and belief in the power of prayer as much richer endeavours. 05


The Railway Children

[U]

Sunday 2 & Monday 3 May / 2pm Director Lionel Jeffries Cast Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett, Gary F Warren UK 1970 / Colour / 1hr 48m Celebrating its fortieth anniversary with this digital re-issue, Lionel Jeffries’ 1970 adaptation of Edith Nesbit’s homely children’s novel still basks in a warm, rosy glow of universal nicety. Set in the early 1900s, the story is a celebration of old-fashioned British fortitude set in an environment of steam engines, buttercups, top hats and smocks.

The Ghost

[15]

Fri 7, Sun 9 & Tue 11 May / 8pm Sat 8 & Wed 12 May / 5pm Monday 10 May / 7.30pm Thursday 13 May / 2pm & 8pm Director Roman Polanski Cast Pierce Brosnan, Ewan MacGregor, Kim Cattrall FR/Ger/UK 2010 / Colour / 2hr 8m

Roman Polanski’s tightly knotted thriller, based on Robert Harris' acclaimed novel, is the story of a ghostwriter hired to take over writing the memoirs of former British PM Adam Lang after the first co-writer dies in an accident. Soon after the Ghost accepts the assignment, a high-ranking British official accuses Lang of complicity in a war crime. The controversy brings reporters and protesters swarming to the Martha's Vineyard mansion where Lang is staying with his wife and his media-handler turned mistress, Amelia. As the Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues revealing the previous writer may have discovered a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA. Resonating with topical themes this is an atmospheric and intriguing political thriller of the first order. 06

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The Manchurian Candidate [12A]

Saturday 8 May / 8pm Sunday 9 May / 3pm Tuesday 11 May / 5pm Director John Frankenheimer Cast Laurence Harvey, Frank Sinatra, Angela Landsbury, Janet Leigh USA 1962 / B&W / 2hr 6m A welcome re-issue of this political suspense classic about the drug-hypnosis-induced behaviour that transforms a U.S. Army Korean War hero into a human bomb. Frankenheimer's version of Richard Condon's tragically prophetic novel looks even better now than it did then. Its greatest virtue lies in its brilliant balancing act between the twin lunacies of the Right and Left. Among a marvellous cast the startlingly monstrosity of Lansbury stands out. A masterly deconstruction of Cold War ideology.

Storm

[15]

Wednesday 12 May / 8pm Thursday 13 May / 5pm Director Hans-Christian Schmid Cast Kerry Fox, Stephen Dillane Germany 2009 / Colour / 1hr 4m Storm,is a political thriller inspired by the Serbian War crimes trials. Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor at the Tribunal in The Hague, manages to convince a young Bosnian to testify against an alleged war criminal. As diplomatic interests collide and threats escalate, Hannah faces the trial of her life, torn between her strong beliefs in the system and her loyalty towards the witness. Supported by an excellent cast Storm is a gripping film about personal and political integrity. 07


Samson & Delilah

[15]

Fri 14, Sat 15 & Tue 18 May / 8pm Sunday 16 May / 3pm Director Warwick Thornton Cast Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson Australia 2009 / Colour / 1hr 41m Winner of the CamĂŠra d'Or at Cannes and hailed by Australian critics as 'one of the most wonderful films this country has ever produced'. Samson & Delilah lives up to all the hyperbole. A sensitively performed and beautifully filmed love story it begins at a remote outpost - home to a small Aboriginal community - in the Central Australian desert before tragedy strikes, driving the young lovers to run away to Alice Springs, where their love for each other becomes the reason for their very survival.

Cemetery Junction

[15]

Friday 14 - Sunday 16 May / 5pm Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 May / 5pm Monday 17 May / 7.30pm Thursday 20 May / 2pm Director Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant Cast Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes, Ralph Fiennes UK 2010 / Colour / 1hr 35m

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Cemetery Junction tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town and dreaming of escape. This 1970s-set comedy sees Merchant and Gervais back on home territory with a story based on their own early lives. Freddie, Bruce and Snork are three working class boys whose friendship unravels as Freddie decides he wants to find a way to break free from their seemingly predestined lives, while the others seem happy to settle for the days of joking, drinking and chasing girls. The arrival of an old girlfriend forces them all to face up to choices about their future.


Hitchcock Double Double Take

[12A]

Wednesday 19 May / 8pm Thursday 20 May / 5pm Director Johan Grimonprez Cast Alfred Hitchcock UK 2009 / B&W / 1hr 22m Universal Studios California, 1962. Alfred Hitchcock, on the set of The Birds, is called to the production office for an urgent message. When he arrives, he's shocked to be confronted by his doppelganger, claiming to be the real Alfred Hitchcock, who declares: “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”. Using archive footage, the film uses Hitchcock's own sardonic wit to explore his preoccupation with doubles - a recurring theme in his films while the real Hitchcock and his elusive double increasingly obsess over the perfect murder of each other.

Psycho

[15]

Thursday 20 May / 8.15pm Director Alfred Hitchcock Cast Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins USA 1960 / Colour / 1hr 49m No introduction needed, surely, for Hitchcock's best known film, a stunningly realised slice of Grand Guignol in which the Bates Motel is the arena for much verbal sparring and several gruesome murders. Hitchcock’s sly wit and low budget are both underscored and propped up by Bernard Herrman’s legendary and to be honest much classier score.

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La Danse

[tbc]

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 May / 8pm Monday 24 May / 7pm Tuesday 25 May / 8pm Wednesday 26 May / 5pm Thursday 27 May / 2pm & 5pm Director Frederic Wiseman Documentary France/USA 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 2hr 39m The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world's great ballet companies. La Danse shows how a ballet company functions from administration, technical support and classes, to the rehearsal and performance of seven ballets: Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolf Nureyev, Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz and Orpheus and Eurydyce by Pina Bausch. The film is a profile of all aspects of one of France’s principal cultural institutions. It is a testament to legendary documentarymaker Wiseman’s love of dance and the respect he commands that he was allowed access to film all facets of the company, illustrating the sometime tensions between a commercial sensibility and creative integrity.

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Ballets Russes

[PG]

Saturday 22 May / 5pm Sunday 23 May / 3pm Director Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine Documentary USA 2005 / Colour / 1hr 58m This history of one of the world’s great companies is the engrossing story of the genius and egotism shaping an art form at the peak of its creativity, told in compelling detail by the dancers who were there. Magical.


Milk of Sorrow

[15]

Tuesday 25 May / 5pm Wednesday 26 May / 8pm Director Claudia Llosa Cast Magaly Solier, Susi SĂĄnchez, EfraĂ­n Solis Spain/Peru 2008 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 40m Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, The Milk of Sorrow is a striking reflection on communication and community. Fausta, we are told, suffers from 'the milk of sorrow', a melancholy transmitted through her mother's breast milk. For Fausta's mother, like many in her village, was raped during the years of Peru's bloody civil conflict in the 1980s, and Fausta still lives with the consequences of the violence. Peruvian director Claudia Llosa expertly crafts a film that functions as a tale both of individual trauma and of the wider collective memories and ordeals of the nation.

Dirty Oil

[U]

Thursday 27 May / 8pm Director Leslie Iwerks Documentary USA/Canada 2009 / Colour / 1hr 15m Deep behind-the-scenes of the strip-mined world of Alberta, Canada, where the vast and toxic Tar Sands deposit supplies the U.S. with the majority of its oil. The filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to talk to scientists, 'big oil' officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists and aboriginal citizens to gauge the emotional and irreversible toll this 'black gold rush', fuelled by America's addiction to oil, is taking on our planet. 11


Centurion

[15]

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 May / 8pm Sunday 30 May / 5pm Monday 31 May / 5pm & 8pm Director Neil Marshall Cast Michael Fassbender, David Morrissey UK 2009 / Colour / 1hr 37m AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches across the known world but in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of the terrifying Picts. Centurion Quintus Dias marches north with the legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth, but following an ambush instead finds himself struggling to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines and desperate to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.

It’s a Wonderful Afterlife [12A]

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 May / 5pm Sunday 30 May / 8pm Director Gurinder Chadha Cast Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sally Hawkins, Shabana Azmi, Jimi Mistry, Mark Addy UK 2009 / Colour / 1hr 40m A killer comedy from the director of Bend It Like Beckham. With a cast featuring the best of British comedy talent, It's A Wonderful Afterlife tells the story of a British-Asian mother whose obsession with marrying off her daughter has seriously funny results as each potential suitor meets a sticky end in a series of currythemed murders. 12


Life During Wartime

[15]

Tuesday 1 -Thursday 3 June / 8pm Director Todd Solondz Cast Shirley Henderson, CiarĂĄn Hinds, Charlotte Rampling USA 2009 / Colour / 1hr 36m Ten years after Todd Solondz's highly acclaimed Happiness comes a sequel of sorts, or more like a riff on the earlier film, as the director takes liberties with the characters and their histories, as well as casting a different (and intriguing) set of actors. But from its familiar opening scene onwards, Life During Wartime sees Solondz doing what he does best, presenting us with fascinating, flawed characters struggling to find love and meaning in a generally unsympathetic world. Their stories are poignant, funny, disturbing, shocking or sad, and as they intersect or run parallel, create an emotionally resonant portrait of modern life and love.

City of Life & Death [15]

Tuesday 8 June / 5pm Wednesday 9 June / 8pm Directors Lu Chuan Cast Liu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, Hideo Nakaizumi China 2009 / B&W / Subtitles / 2hr 16m Nanjing (previously known as Nanking) was China's capital in the 1930s, until the government and army withdrew to inland areas at the end of 1937 as the invading Japanese Imperial Army advanced. Over the following three months, countless civilians were massacred and the city was laid to waste in what has come to be known as 'the rape of Nanjing’. Lu Chuan's (Kekexili: Mountain Patrol) elegiac film approaches the subject in an unorthodox manner linking the overarching story line of the fall of the city with close-ups of individual lives and deaths. Stunning. 13


Half Term Screenings How to Train Your Dragon

[PG]

Sunday 30 & Monday 31 May / 2pm Director Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders Voice Cast Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 38m On a remote North Atlantic island, the Viking population is suffering harassment from swarms of marauding dragons, until geeky son-of-a-chief Hiccup finds an injured dragon in the woods and suspects this constant state of warfare may be unnecessary. This a surprisingly robust affair, backing its juggernaut narrative with a welljudged subtext which urges viewers to question received wisdom and make up their own minds, especially when it comes to life and death.

Clash of the Titans

[12A]

Tuesday 1 June / 2pm Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 June / 2pm & 5pm Directors Louis Leterrier Cast Liam Neeson, Sam Worthington UK/USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 45m Clash of the Titans doesn't stray too far from the beloved 1981 Harryhausen classic which spawned it. The setting is Ancient Greece - an age of Gods and monsters. Perseus is an orphaned demi-God drawn into the battle between man and the immortals when Hades, lord of the underworld, threatens to unleash his sea-beast, the Kraken, on the city of Argos. Accompanied by a ragtag band of warriors, Perseus sets off to end the reign of the Gods once and for all. 14


Robin Hood

[tbc]

Friday 4 June / 2pm, 5pm & 8pm Saturday 5 June / 5pm & 8pm Sunday 6 June / 3pm & 8pm Monday 7 June / 6.30pm Tuesday 8 June / 8pm Wednesday 9 June / 5pm Thursday 10 June / 2pm & 8pm Directors Ridley Scott Cast Russell Crow, Cate Blanche, Mark Strong, Max von Sydow, William Hurt UK/USA 2010 / Colour / 2hr 28m Ridley Scott and the inevitable Russell Crowe take on the unenviable task of breathing new life into the well trodden trail of Sherwood’s finest. As with his reinvention of the Roman epic in Galdiator, Scott goes back to basics to tell the story of how an archer in the service of King Richard the Lionheart came to be known as Robin Hood, the most famous outlaw of English Folklore. Beginning after the death of King Richard at the siege of Chalus Chabrol, the film follows Robin on his rise to infamy among the English Barons and the newly crowned King John. Featuring historically accurate characters such as Sir William Marshall and grounded in reality (in a similar way to Gladiator), this is not Robin Hood as you have seen him before, rather the making of the legend we have come to know him as now.

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FILM / CERTIFICATE

01 01 01 02 02 02 03 03 04 04 05 05 06 06 07 08 08 08 09 09 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 16 16 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 20 21 22 23 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 28 29 30 30 30 31

NIGHTWATCHING / 18 THE RAILWAY CHILDREN / U* LOURDES / 12A NIGHTWATCHING / 18 LOURDES / 12A THE RAILWAY CHILDREN / U THE RAILWAY CHILDREN / U NIGHTWATCHING / 18 NIGHTWATCHING / 18 A GREATER LOVE / PG A GREATER LOVE / PG THE KREUTZER SONATA / 18 A GREATER LOVE / PG THE KREUTZER SONATA / 18 THE GHOST / 15 THE CAT RETURNS / U* THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE / PG THE GHOST / 15 THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE / PG THE GHOST / 15 THE GHOST / 15 THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE / PG THE GHOST / 15 THE GHOST / 15 STORM / 15 THE GHOST / 15 STORM / 15 CEMETERY JUNCTION / 15 SAMSON & DELILAH / 15 HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE / U* SAMSON & DELILAH / 15 CEMETERY JUNCTION / 15 CEMETERY JUNCTION / 15 CEMETERY JUNCTION / 15 SAMSON & DELILAH / 15 CEMETERY JUNCTION / 15 DOUBLE TAKE / 15 CEMETERY JUNCTION / 15 DOUBLE TAKE / 15 PSYCHO / 15 LA DANSE / PG BALLETS RUSSES / U* BALLETS RUSSES / U LA DANSE / PG MILK OF SORROW / 15 LA DANSE / PG LA DANSE / PG MILK OF SORROW / 15 LA DANSE / PG DIRTY OIL / U IT’S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE / 12A CENTURION / 15 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON / PG* CENTURION / 15 IT’S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE / PG HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON / 12A CENTURION / 15

Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday Sunday Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Fri & Sat 15 Fri & Sat 15 Saturday Sunday Sunday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Thursday Fri & Sun 23 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Fri & Sat 29 Fri & Sat 29 Saturday Sunday Sunday Sun & Mon 31 Monday

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01 01 02 02 03 03 04 05 06 07 08 08 09 09 10 10 11 11 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 19 20 20 21 21 21 22 23 23 24 24 25 27 30

CLASH OF THE TITANS / 12A LIFE DURING WARTIME / 15 CLASH OF THE TITANS / 12A LIFE DURING WARTIME / 15 CLASH OF THE TITANS / 12A LIFE DURING WARTIME / 15 ROBIN HOOD / 12A ROBIN HOOD / 12A ROBIN HOOD / 12A ROBIN HOOD / 12A CITY OF LIFE & DEATH / 15 ROBIN HOOD / 12A ROBIN HOOD / 12A CITY OF LIFE & DEATH / 15 ROBIN HOOD / 12A CLEO FROM 5-7 / PG LEBANON / 18 VINCERE / 15 FINDING NEMO / U* VINCERE / 15 LEBANON / 18 LEBANON / 18 KICK-ASS / 15 EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP / 15 EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP / 15 HELEN + shorts / PG BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL-NEW ORLEANS / 15 SEX & THE CITY 2 / tbc HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 / U* BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL-NEW ORLEANS / 15 SEX & THE CITY 2 / tbc BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL-NEW ORLEANS / 15 SEX & THE CITY 2 / tbc SEX & THE CITY 2 / tbc BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL-NEW ORLEANS / 15 SEX & THE CITY 2 / tbc BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL-NEW ORLEANS / 15 THE HEADLESS WOMAN / 12A SEX & THE CITY 2 / tbc SEX & THE CITY 2 / tbc THE HEADLESS WOMAN / 12A THE KILLER INSIDE ME / 18 THE KILLER INSIDE ME / 18 THE KILLER INSIDE ME / 18

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Cleo from 5-7

[PG]

Thursday 10 June / 5pm Director Agnes Varda Cast Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Michel Legrand France /Italy 1961 / B&W / Subtitles / 1hr 33m Successful pop singer Cleo, depressed by the imminent arrival of a doctor's report that could be very serious, quits her secluded, protected world for the Parisian streets and eventually meets up with a young soldier, finding an unexpected intimacy and renewed hope. The fluid, whited-out photography gives the film a genuine grace and the music session midway with Michel Legrand is a real joy. “in the cinema of enchantment this ranks pretty high.� Time Out

Lebanon

[15]

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 June / 5pm Sunday 13 June / 8pm Monday 14 June / 7.30pm Director Samuel Maoz Cast Reymond Amsalem, Oshri Cohen Israel 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 33m Winner of numerous awards including the Golden Lion from the Venice film festival, Lebanon is based on the real life experiences of director Samuel Maoz. The film centres on four soldiers who become trapped in an immobilised tank deep in enemy territory during the Lebanon War. This incredibly powerful film, as with the classic Das Boot, captures within the claustrophobia of the stranded vehicle a composit picture of the larger conflict outside. 18

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Vincere

[15]

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 June / 8pm Sunday 13 June / 3pm Director Marco Bellocchio Cast Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi Italy 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 2hr 4m An unusual new perspective on the life of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, viewed via the story of Ida, Il Duce's mistress-cumwife, who had a relationship with him through his early years and rise to power. Vincere is a superbly realised piece of cinema: not just a history lesson, but a tragic and moving story brilliantly told by a director at the top of his game.

Kick-Ass

[15]

Tuesday 15 June / 8pm Director Matthew Vaughn Cast Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Mark Strong, Chloe Moretz UK 2010 / Colour / 1hr 57m Matthew Vaughn's teen-superhero black comedy Kick-Ass is a thoroughly outrageous, jaw-droppingly violent and very funny take on the world of comic books. “Vaughn and screenwriter Jane Goldman have adapted a comic-book series by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr by crushing the essence of Kill Bill, Spider-Man and Ghostbusters to create something fantastically anarchic and gloriously irresponsible: a surrealist fantasy of adolescent wish-fulfilment and fear, sploshed on to the screen in poster-paint colours.� The Guardian

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Dartington Festival 16-20 June Exit Through The Gift Shop

[15]

Wednesday 16 June / 8pm Thursday 17 June / 5pm Documentary UK 2009 / Colour / 1hr 27m "A film about a man who tried to make a film about me" Banksy “Exit Through The Gift Shop is a crafty autobiography and a cheeky comment on the bravado of artists, talented or otherwise, and the gullibility of their punters.” Time Out

A double bill of films from Dartington Graduates

Helen

[PG]

Thursday 17 June / 8pm Director Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor Cast Annie Townsend, Sandie Mahlia UK 2009 / Colour / 1hr 18m Helen is a plain-faced 17 year old in foster care who stands in for a missing college student in a crime reconstruction then finds herself taking on the other girl’s life. A truly original feature film. Helen plays following two award-winning short films from writer/actor/director Tim Plester...

‘Ant Muzak’ UK 2002 / 10 m English Language (With English Subtitles) All tickets cost £3 20

UK 2007 / 19m


Bad Lieutenant-Port of Call: New Orleans

[18]

Friday 18 & Saturday 19 June / 5pm Sunday 20 June / 3pm Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 June / 8pm Director Werner Herzog Cast Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer USA 2009 / Colour / 2hr 2m Terence McDonagh is a rogue New Orleans police detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs while playing fast and loose with the law. He wields his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. A loose remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 immorality tale, Herzog's deliberately bonkers approach, matched by Cage's crazed hammy performance make the whole hugely compelling and the film's murky atmosphere is packed with pitch-black humour that oozes from the screen.

Sex & The City 2

[tbc]

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 June / 8pm Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 June / 5pm Wednesday 23 June / 8pm Thursday 24 June / 2pm & 8pm Director Michael Patrick King Cast Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davies, Cynthia Nixon USA 2010 / Colour / tbc

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The follow up to the hugely successful big screen adaptation sees the gang leaving New York for further group bonding in exotic locations. New decisions and tempting options are thrown into the mix for all the featured players. 21


The Headless Woman [12A]

Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 June / 5pm Director Lucrecia Martel Cast Maria Onetto, Claudia Cantero Argentina 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 29m Beautiful, affluent dentist Veronica hits something violently while she is speeding along a dust road. But what is it: a dog? Or one of the slum children that play on the curbside? She doesn't stop to investigate instead returning to her bourgeois life, into a nightmare of guilt and denial. "Nothing short of a masterpiece" The Guardian.

The Killer Inside Me

[18]

Friday 25 & Sunday 27 June / 8pm Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 June / 8pm Wednesday 30 & Thursday 1 July / 5pm Director Michael Winterbottom Cast Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba UK/US 2010 / Colour / 1hr 49m

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Michael Winterbottom’s already notorious new thriller is based on the classic 1952 pulp novel by Jim Thompson that took the hard boiled noir world of the 40’s and mixed in the more contemporary depictions of the psycho-sexual violence of the small town serial killer - who in this case also happens to be the town’s Sheriff. Winterbottom uses the placid boy-scout features of Casey Afflek to great effect and mixes in a bit of Edward Hopper’s visual style with a dash of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. Certainly not for the squeamish, it is a thoughtful and stylish addition to the genre jumping ladder that is Winterbottom’s career.


Saturday 26 June 12pm -1am Great Hall & Courtyard

HOME is a one-day festival celebrating and exploring diverse cultures through music, language, film and food, featuring unplugged sets from a wide range of outstanding international artists. The event takes place in and around the Great Hall and courtyard and, in addition to the main stage, includes film screenings, family activities, workshops, talks, crafts, market stalls and great food. Find out more and book tickets at www.dartington.org/home Bassekou KouyatĂŠ & Amy Sacko Mali Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali Pakistan Eddi Reader Scotland Asere Cuba Mor Karbasi Israel Carolina Herrera Colombia Chartwell Dutiro Zimbabwe Patrick Duff England 9Bach Wales 23


Children’s Matinées The Railway Children

Howl’s Moving Castle

Saturday 1 May / 2pm

Saturday 15 May / 2pm

Director Lionel Jeffries Cast Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett UK 1970 / Colour / 1hr 48m

Director Hayao Miyazaki Voice cast Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer Japan 2005 / Colour / 1hr 55m

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary, this is a celebration of old-fashioned British fortitude set in an environment of steam engines, buttercups, top hats and smocks.

An unforgettable adventure that takes place in a magical world of wizards and spells and is based on the popular book by British author Diana Wynne Jones.

The Cat Returns

Ballets Russes

[U]

[U]

[U]

Saturday 22 May / 2pm

Director Hiroyuki Morita Voice Cast Tim Curry, Cary Elwes Japan 2005 / Colour / 1hr 15m

Director Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine Documentary USA 2005 / Colour / 1hr 58m

This Studio Ghibli story tells the tale of an ordinary 17-year-old girl who learns to be herself through a strange experience in the Kingdom of Cats. 24

[U]

Saturday 8 May / 2pm

A fantastic introduction to the history of Ballet. This history of one of the world’s great companies is told in compelling detail by the dancers who were there. Magical.


For all children’s matinées, all adults must be accompanied by a child

How to Train Your Dragon

High School Musical 3 Saturday 19 June / 2pm

[PG]

Saturday 29 May / 2.30pm Director Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders Voice Cast Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 38m On a remote North Atlantic island, the Viking population is suffering harassment from swarms of marauding dragons, until geeky son-of-a-chief, Hiccup, finds an injured dragon in the woods and suspects this constant state of warfare may be unnecessary.

Finding Nemo

[U]

Director Kenny Ortega Voice Cast Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens USA 2008 / Colour / 1hr 52m Disney’s phenomenon leaped onto the big screen in a superb piece of entertainment in which America's favourite high school students hit senior year.

[U]

Saturday 12 June / 2pm Director Andrew Stanton Voice Cast Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres USA 2003 / Colour / 1hr 40m One of the best films dealing with father-son relationships, this underwater adventure features Nemo, a boy clownfish, stolen from his coral reef home. His timid father must then travel Sydney Harbour to save and bring him home.

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Sunday Night Movie Meal Deal Book in advance for any of these Sunday night films and get your cinema ticket plus a two course pre-screening supper and a coffee in the White Hart restaurant for the special price of £17.50.

The Ghost

[15]

Sunday 9 May / 8pm

Cemetery Junction

[tbc]

Sunday 16 May / 8pm

La Danse

[PG]

Sunday 23 May / 8pm

Robin Hood

[12A]

Sunday 6 June / 8pm

Lebanon

[15]

Sunday 13 June / 8pm

Sex & the City 2

[tbc]

Sunday 20 June / 8pm

The Killer Inside Me

[18]

Sunday 27 June / 8pm

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Please note that Movie Meal Deal tickets must be booked through the box office by 5pm on the Friday preceding the screening on 01803 847070

Café Deal Buy a ticket for any of our Thursday afternoon matinees and get a pre- or post-film cake and coffee in the Roundhouse Café for just £2.50.

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new spring menu

Our chefs have designed the new spring menu, so why not enjoy a relaxing meal in the beautifully refurbished restaurant, the traditional rustic bar or admire the early summer garden views from the patio.

The bar is open from: 10am (coffee) - 11pm Mon-Sun Food is served every day: 12 - 2.30pm and 6 - 9pm

Tel: 01803 847111 bookings@dartingtonhall.com

www.dartingtonhall.com


Craft Education at Dartington Book-binding & Print-making Courses Dartington is home to specialist craft makers and sculptors, two of whom run book-binding and print-making classes throughout the year, open to all levels of experience from beginners to experienced artists. Held by Mary Bartlett (book-binding) and Michael Honnor (print-making), the workshops boast unique collections of expertise and equipment and are among the best in the South West. If you would like more info or to sign up for either course please leave a message with the main Dartington reception on 01803 847000.

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High Cross House Home of The Dartington Hall Trust Art Collection

Image: Chris Bowden

Get all Gorgeous Offer

High Cross House, the modernist masterpiece designed by William Lescaze, is home to Dartington’s art collection and archive.

Visit us for a pre-movie spa manicure and blow-dry Just £20.00 Available Friday & Saturdays* * Booking conditions apply

This summer visitors to the house can also experience Sense of Place, a special installation of contemporary artworks by tapestry weaver Jilly Edwards with music by Nigel Morgan. House Opening Times 2010 4 May to 29 October | Tue- Fri 14:00-16:30 Additional morning openings 27 July - 27 August | Tue- Fri 10:30-12:30 General Admission Charges £5.00, £3.50 conc, U17 free

44 Fore Street : Totnes : Devon : TQ9 5RP 01803 865724 visit@amandamarsden.co.uk

www.amandamarsden.co.uk


Certification U Suitable for audiences of all ages PG Parental Guidance suggested

In Person The Barn box office is open 12:30pm-7:00pm every day. Box office opening times exclude the hour prior to an event or film for ‘on the door’ sales. Totnes bookshop box office is open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5pm.

12A May be unsuitable for children under 12. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Online Visit www.dartington.org/arts to book cinema tickets via secure email. Upon receipt of your order form the box office will process your tickets.

12 Exhibition to only those aged 12 and over

By Post Send your order & cheque (payable to The Dartington Hall Trust) to the above address, with an SAE if you would like your tickets sent to you.

15 Exhibition to only those aged 15 and over 18 Exhibition to only those aged 18 and over

By Phone To book by phone please call 01803 847070 during the opening hours given above excluding the one hour prior to a film. Please have your credit card details ready. When the box office is closed there will be an announcement with programme information and ticket availability. We accept most credit cards. Reservations Reserved tickets must be paid for 24 hours prior to the event. We will release tickets that have not been paid for by this time.

Prices £6.50 full price £5.00 all concessions DAS members £4.00 matinée £4.00 students £2.50 young people £2.50 children’s films 30

Concessions Arts Society; over 60s; full time students; U16s; unemployed; disability benefit; DHT staff. Please provide proof of eligibility. Returns Refunds are not available unless an event is not able to go ahead. Exchanges/ credit may be offered at the discretion of the Box Office with 24 hours notice.

Tickets now available at Totnes Bookshop

box office 01803 847070

booking details


French Intensive Courses Access for Patrons with Disabilities

From June 14th

Dartington Arts venues

Wheelchair access is available at The Barn, Great Hall, Studio 1, Studio 3 and Studio 31. Accessible toilet facilities are adjacent to all the above venues. For patrons who have a hearing impairment, The Barn and Great Hall offer an infra-red system. Please ask the Front of House manager for further assistance on arrival.

Learn French with the French!

Assistance dogs are welcome. Please inform box office staff when booking your ticket Please phone in advance for advice on access and any assistance needed. Our staff will be pleased to help you. Please ask for our leaflet on facilities for disabled patrons.

Large print brochure available. Please telephone 01803 847074 www.dartington.org/arts

Alliance Franรงaise - Devon

01803 86 42 42 Email: info@allianceexeter.co.uk Website: www.allianceexeter.co.uk


The Roundhouse Café is now open to serve audiences and visitors to Dartington Hall. The café features organic and local produce including cakes, Luscombe Farm juices, a selection of organic teas, coffee, beer and wine, plus superb Salcombe ice-cream. We hope you will enjoy this non-smoking, family-friendly space when you visit Dartington Hall.

café:bar OPENING HOURS mon-sun

12:00 - 20:00

SPECIAL OFFER Buy a ticket for Thursday matinées and get a pre- or post-film cake & hot drink for just £2.50

Barn Cinema Guide, May - June 2010  

Bi-monthly guide to the programme of independent and mainstream world film screening at The Barn Cinema, Dartington U.K.

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