Film Guide September-October 2010
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Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 September / 8pm Director Catherine Breillat Cast Dominique Thomas, Lol Creton France 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 20m Catherine Breillat’s exploration of feminine tales continues with this subversive take on the story of Bluebeard. Her twin story lines switch between the 17th century setting of the original tale and the 1950s where a little girl loves to frighten her older sister by reading the fairy tale of the ogre nobleman who puts his wives to death. Breillat stylishly touches on themes of sexual coming of age, sibling rivalry and gender conflict that would have Angela Carter cooing in anticipation.
Friday 3 September / 5pm Saturday 4 September / 8pm Director Claire Denis Cast Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert France 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 45m Claire Denis revisits Africa, the setting for her celebrated first feature Chocolat, in this starkly haunting film that explores post-colonial Africa. Isabelle Huppert is Maria, wife and mother, who owns a coffee plantation and is fighting to keep her family and her business together against the chaotic backdrop of a civil war where armed child soldiers flock the local streets. ‘There is no better film-maker working in the world right now’ Sight & Sound 04
The Secret in Their Eyes
Fri 3, Sun 5 & Wed 8 & Thu 9 September / 8pm Sat 4, Mon 6 & Tue 7 September / 5pm Director Juan Jose Campanella Cast Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago Argentina 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 2hr 10m This year's Best Foreign Film Oscar winner is a skillful blend of love story, police procedural crime thriller and legal drama. The winning conceit of the film is to place at its centre the beautifully played love affair of Irene, female District Attorney, and Sandoval, a court criminal investigator, over 25 years. Neatly entwined around their story is Sandoval's obsession with an unresolved murder case that was subverted by state sponsored violence and corruption during the period of the military dictatorship.
Went the Day Well?
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Monday 6 September / 8pm Director Alberto Cavalcanti Cast Leslie Banks, Elizabeth Allan UK 1942 / B&W / 1hr 32m A jawdroppingly subversive and efficient piece of work, as former documentarian Alberto Cavalcanti establishes the ultimate bucolic English village into which he drops a platoon of German paratroops who hope to lay the groundwork for the forthcoming invasion. Cavalcanti then takes an almost sadistic delight in tearing it to bloody shreds in an orgy of shockingly blunt, matter-of-fact violence as the villagers turn on the infiltrators. Still truly unnerving, one can only imagine how terrifying it must have been for audiences facing the very real threat of Nazi enslavement. Time Out 05
Akira Kurosawa Centenary [suggested 12]
Totnes Short Film Festival Tuesday 7 September / 8pm Director Various UK 2009 / Colour & B&W / 1hr 30m approx The 5th annual Totnes Short Film Festival brings the best in young and up-and-coming film-making talent to the the Barn Cinema. Last year’s top entry - as voted for by the audiences - went on to screen for a week as a short film in front of Shane Meadows’ Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee in the main Barn programme. Who’s name will be on the director’s chair this year? All Tickets £2.50 Also showing at The Barrelhouse Wed 8 Sept.
Landmatters A Project in Permaculture
“[The] pictorial Shakespeare of our time” Steven Spielberg
Hidden Fortress [
Thursday 9 September / 2pm Director Akira Kurosawa Cast Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki Japan 1958 / B&W / 2hr 18m Kurosawa’s thoroughly entertaining action romp follows the adventures of a princess, her retainer and two arguing servants transporting clan treasures through enemy territory. Stunning for its widescreen cinematography and notable as a key inspiration for a young George Lucas to come up with something called Star Wars.
Stray Dog [
Thursday 16 September / 5pm Director Akira Kurosawa Cast Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura Japan 1949 / B&W / 1hr 42m Stray Dog is arguably Kurosawa’s best 1940s film. Set in post-war Tokyo, the story of a cop obsessively hunting the criminal who stole his gun is rooted in Japanese notions of duty and honour, but also evokes psychological undertones of Dostoyevsky and the film noir style.
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Throne of Blood [
Thursday 9 September / 5pm Director Maren Freeland Documentary UK 2010 / Colour / 1hr 5m This documentary follows the setting up of the Landmatters Co-operative and their ongoing fight to gain the right to create a new living Permaculture project. All Tickets £4.00 The panel discussion following the screening will be led by Dr Jon Rae from Schumacher College and includes Rooh Star from Landmatters Co-operative.
Thursday 23 September / 2pm Director Akira Kurosawa Cast Toshiro Mifune, Minoru Chiaki Japan 1957 / B&W / 1hr 49m This samurai Macbeth relocates the Scottish play to the civil wars of the 16th century Age of Warring States. Kurosawa draws on the imagery of Noh theatre to create an extraordinary fusion of the Jacobean and the Japanese. Moody, dramatic and violent, it also contains an indelible performance from Isuzu Yamada as Lady Macbeth.
Shrek Forever After
Sunday 5 September / 3pm Director Mike Mitchell Voice Cast Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 34m Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin.
The Karate Kid
Sunday 12 September / 3pm Director Harald Zwart Cast Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith USA 2010 / Colour / 2hr 20m Jackie Chan passes on the secrets of kung fu.
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 September / 5pm Sunday 12 & Monday 13 September / 8pm Director Giuseppe Tornatore Cast Francesco Scianna, Margareth Made Italy/France 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 2hr 30m Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore returns with an epic valentine to his Sicilian heritage. Baarìa is a lush romantic tapestry of 20th century Italian life as seen through the eyes of a single individual as he grows up, matures, marries and revisits a collection of sentimental memories. Beautifully photographed and set to a memorable Ennio Morricone score, Baarìa has been hailed as Tornatore's Amarcord, and was a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. 08
Friday 10 September / 8.15pm Saturday 11 September / 8.15pm Director Rachel Ward Cast Bryan Brown, Ben Mendelsohn. Rachel Griffiths, Sophie Lowe Australia 2010 / Colour / 1hr 41m For her feature film debut as writer/director, actor Rachel Ward has created a dark, gothic drama about family conflict and taboo relationships. As Ned returns home to see his dying father we are drawn into a prodigal son narrative, made murkier once we learn about the early death of his twin sister Kate. This is an atmospheric and moving piece of cinema.
see p.26 for more info
see p.26 for more info
Monday 13 & Wednesday 15 September / 5pm Tuesday 14 & Thursday 16 September / 8pm Director Joon-Ho Bong Cast Kim Hye-ja, Bin Won, Ku Jin South Korea 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 2hr 11m Mother is the wholly refreshing corrective to the much abused film term - Hitchcockian. At once nail-bitingly tense and brimming with humanity, this terrific film comes fresh from sweeping the Asian Film Awards. When Kim Hye-ja’s nameless mother of the title discovers her dependent 27 year old son has been arrested for the murder of a young girl, she obsessively sets out to track down the real killer and prove her son’s innocence at all costs. This truly is a film of note from one of the world’s leading directors, who can fill a frame with as much depth as Mizoguchi and as much verve as Kurosawa while resolutely invoking the master of suspense himself. Magnificent. 09
Five Easy Pieces
Tuesday 14 September / 5pm Wednesday 15 September / 8pm Thursday 16 September / 2pm Director Bob Rafelson Cast Jack Nicholson, Karen Black USA 1970 / Colour / 1hr 38m Jack Nicholson stars in Bob Rafelson's seminal portrait of a disaffected and cynical America. A restless musician learns you can never go home again when he visits his family for the first time in three years. One of the seminal road movies.
The Girl Who Played With Fire
Friday 17 - Monday 20 September / 8pm Tuesday 21 & Thursday 23 September / 5pm Wednesday 22 September / 8pm Director Daniel Alfredson Cast Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist Sweden 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 2hr 10m Hot on the heels of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo comes the sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire. The new film sees Lisbeth Salander and crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist once again caught up in a brutal murder investigation. Having served his prison sentence, Blomkvist returns to Millennium intent on exposing a billion dollar sex trafficking ring. When two of his researchers are murdered Salander is framed for the murders and emerges as the police’s chief suspect. Unconvinced, Blomkvist attempts to track her down and find out the truth. But secretive hacker Salander goes on the run and soon stumbles upon secrets of her own past. 10
Fri 17, Mon 20 & Wed 22 September / 5pm Sunday 19 September / 2.30pm Tuesday 21 & Thursday 23 September / 8pm Director Sylvain Chomet Voice Cast Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin France/UK 2010 / Colour / 1hr 23m Sylvain Chomet’s second feature film is a winner on every level. Our weary hero is an over-the-hill magician, complete with less-than-friendly white rabbit; their adventures based upon an unrealised script by Jacques Tati. Always in search of a paying gig, the illusionist treks from Paris to the Western Isles to Edinburgh – acquiring, along the way, a young travelling companion who sincerely believes in his magical abilities. Rich with visual jokes, seductive 1950s period detail and breathtaking views of city and wilderness alike.
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Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday [U]
Saturday 18 September / 5pm Director Jaques Tati France 1953 / B&W / Subtitles / 1hr 27m Summer movies just don’t come any better than this classic slice of Tati.
Sunday 19 September / 5pm Director Sylvain Chomet France 2003 / B&W / Subtitles / 1hr 27m When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Bellville Sisters an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire - to rescue him.
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Fri 24, Sat 25, Mon 27 & Tue 28 September / 5pm Sunday 26 & Wednesday 29 September / 8pm Thursday 30 September / 2pm & 5pm Director Abbas Kiarostami Cast Juliette Binoche, William Shimell France/Italy 2010 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 48m Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami’s film is a startlingly enigmatic work that begins with Juliette Binoche’s gallery owner in Tuscany attending a talk given by an English author - played by opera singer William Shimell - about authenticity, fakes and copies in art. Afterwards he signs copies of his book and agrees to accompany her for a drive that afternoon. In a café they are mistaken for a married couple, an assumption she does not contradict. In a small town that often hosts weddings, they watch radiant brides and grooms and discuss art, love and life. Are they play-acting, or are they really an estranged husband and wife? Gradually all the film’s early scenes take on dual meanings in retrospect.
My Night with Maud
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 September / 8pm Sunday 26 September / 3pm Director Luchino Visconti Cast Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale Italy 1963 / Colour / Subtitles / 3hr 5m Visconti’s masterpiece The Leopard gets a breathtaking new digital restoration courtesy of Martin Scorcese and the Gucci foundation. Winner of the Palme D’Or in 1963, The Leopard must surely rate as one of the most sumptuously beautiful epics ever made. Set in 1860-62, during the turbulent period of Italian unification, it tells the story of an aristocratic Sicilian family threatened by political upheaval. Adapted from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s only novel Il Gattopardo, it is, as Philip French says, “that rare thing – a great film based on a great book.” see p.26 for more info
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Monday 27 September / 8pm Director Paolo Sorrentino Cast Toni Servillo. Anna Bonaiuto Italy 2008 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 57m Sorrentino’s life of notorious Italian PM Guido Andreotti is just as telling a picture of the modern state of Italy as The Leopard’s depiction of the lost world from which it emerged.
I am Love
Tuesday 28 September / 8pm Director Luca Guadagnino Cast Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Italy 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 2hr The Leopard’s Prince of Salina is the ultimate exponent of familial duty. In the extraordinary I am Love, Emma, the matriarch of a wealthy Milanese family challenges that notion as she struggles free from a repressive world, where duty dominates, stirred by an all consuming passion.
Ma nuit chez Maud Wednesday 29 September / 5pm Thursday 30 September / 8pm* *Screening will be introduced Dr Fiona Handyside, Lecturer in Film at the University of Exeter Director Eric Rohmer Cast Jean-Louis Trintignant, Françoise Fabian France 1969 / B&W / Subtitles / 1hr 50m Arguably the greatest of all Eric Rohmer’s films, Ma nuit chez Maud, is set over a Christmas in Clermont-Ferrand, where his brilliant script is the basis for a profoundly insightful study of desire, doubt and self-delusion. 12
Friday 1 October / 8pm Saturday 2 October / 5pm Sunday 3 October / 3pm Director Fritz Lang Cast Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich Germany 1927 / B&W / Silent / 2hr 25m 2026 and the city of the future, where the rich enjoy a metropolitan life of luxury in contrast to the poor who work in hard labour beneath ground to keep the city moving. This is the setting for Fritz Lang's Metropolis, rightly regarded as one of the most influential films of all time. In terms of sheer scale and creative ambition it still rivals anything coming out of Hollywood. In 2008 several dusty reels of footage, presumed lost, were uncovered in a small museum in Buenos Aires. From that discovery comes the most authentic reconstruction of Lang’s masterpiece seen in 80 years. 14
Friday 1 & Tuesday 5 October / 5pm Saturday 2 - Monday 4 October / 8pm Wednesday 6 October / 5pm & 8pm Thursday 7 October / 2pm & 5pm Director Stephen Frears Cast Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper UK 2010 / Colour / 1hr 54m Director Stephen Frears brings to life Posy Simmonds’ comic strip, serialised in The Guardian from 2005-2007, starring Gemma Arterton as glamorous newspaper columnist Tamara Drewe. Once a shy and unattractive teenager from a small rural idyll, Tamara’s past catches up with her when she returns to the village and has to face an old flame. With a rock-star boyfriend back in London, she gets caught in a love triangle and becomes the focus of gossiping locals.
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see p.26 for more info
Monday 4 October / 5pm Tuesday 5 October / 8pm Director Javier Fuentes-Leon Cast Manolo Cardona, Tatiana Astengo Peru 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 40m Winner of multiple audience awards including the 2010 Sundance World Cinema Audience Award, Undertow continues Latin-America’s exploration of magical realism in modern cinema. Capturing the hidden beauty of the sweeping Peruvian coastline with stunning photography, this haunting, bittersweet tale of a unique love-triangle set within a small fishing village, examines the quest to define contemporary sexual identity, confronted by dogma and tradition and the forces of courage, honour and truth that compel us to challenge them.
South of The Border
Thursday 7 October / 8pm Director Oliver Stone Documentary USA 2009 / Colour / 1hr 18m There’s a revolution under way in South America, but most of the world doesn’t know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media’s misperception of South America, while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.
Diary FILM / CERTIFICATE TOY STORY 3/ U BLUEBEARD / PG WHITE MATERIAL / 15 WHITE MATERIAL / 15 THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES / 18 THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES / 18 SHREK FOREVER AFTER / U THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES / 18 THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES / 18 WENT THE DAY WELL ? / PG SHOOT 2010 / 12 THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES / 18 HIDDEN FORTRESS / PG LANDMATTERS / NC BAARIA / 15 BEAUTIFUL KATE / 15 THE KARATE KID / PG BAARIA / 15 MOTHER / 15 FIVE EASY PIECES / 15 MOTHER / 15 MOTHER / 15 FIVE EASY PIECES / 15 FIVE EASY PIECES / 15 STRAY DOG / PG MOTHER / 15 THE ILLUSIONIST / PG THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE / 18 MON HULOT’S HOLIDAY / U THE ILLUSIONIST / PG BELLVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS / 12A THE ILLUSIONIST / PG THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE / 18 THE ILLUSIONIST / PG THE ILLUSIONIST / PG THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE / 18 THRONE OF BLOOD / 12 THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE / 18 THE ILLUSIONIST / PG CERTIFIED COPY / 12A THE LEOPARD / PG THE LEOPARD / PG CERTIFIED COPY / 12A CERTIFIED COPY / 12A IL DIVO / 15 I AM LOVE / 15 MY NIGHT WITH MAUD / PG CERTIFIED COPY / 12A CERTIFIED COPY / 12A MY NIGHT WITH MAUD / PG
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Altered States - Mental Health Season The Arts and Social Justice Departments at Dartington, alongside Soundart Radio, present a season of work based around perceptions and depictions of mental health Talks and events will take place over the week, including an overarching panel discussion following our screening of Radio La Colifata on Thursday 14 with Director of Social Justice at Dartington, Celia Atherton, and Tim Yealland from English Touring Opera, who will talk about their work with the socially excluded and incarcerated. More information on the season will be available on our website from mid-September.
World Mental Health Day 10/10/10 Unsane Rhapsody Soundart Radio 102.5fm, in collaboration with The Arts at Dartington, are broadcasting a 24 hour radio festival that will include an enthusiastic vocal and instrumental composition of indefinite form - an unsane rhapsody - a stream of consciousness, sounds of changing mood, colour, and tonality, compiled from local workshop participants and led by artist Magda Crace.
‘Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world’. R.D.Lang
Shutter Island [
Friday 8 October / 5pm Director Martin Provost Cast Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tuker France 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 2hr 6m This beguiling biopic tells the true outsider story of primitive artistic genius Seraphine de Senlis and her heavenly inspired canvases.
Monday 11 October / 8pm Director Jonathon Couette Documentary USA 2005 / Colour / 1hr 31m If a film can ever really be said to be the difference between life and death then this is it. High up in the list of best films made in the past 10 years, Tarnation is simply the most moving and inspiring film about the redemptive power of art in facing mental illness.
Tuesday 12 October / 8pm Director Martin Scorsese Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley USA 2009 / Colour / 2hr 12m Mental Health as a cinematic plot device is both used and explored in Scorcese’s homage to the 1950s’ pot boiler.
Shed Your Tears and Walk Away [
Saturday 9 October / 5pm Director Jez Lewis Documentary UK 2009 / Colour / 2hr 7m Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire is both a rural idyll and the suicide capital of the north. Filmmaker Jez Lewis, who grew up there, goes back to find out why and in telling his own story illuminates debates about the social divide, poverty, addiction and a whole section of society, forgotten and seemingly unreachable.
LT22 Radio La Colifata [
Thursday 14 October / 8pm Director Carlos Larrondo Documentary Arg/Fr/It/Sp 2007 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 30m LT22 Radio La Colifata is a radio show produced entirely by patients at a Buenos Aires psychiatric hospital. Recorded and broadcast from the hospital gardens, the shows break down boundaries between the ‘sane’ and the ‘insane’, and gives a much-valued voice to those who have been denied one for so long.
The Soloist [
Sunday 10 October / 3pm Director Joe Wright Cast Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx USA 2009 / Colour / 1hr 57m The story of schizophrenic homeless musician Nathaniel Ayers, as told by the LA Times, illuminates both the man and the city.
The Wildest Dream
Eat, Pray, Love
Friday 8 - Sunday 10 October / 8pm Monday 11 - Wednesday 13 October / 5pm Director Anthony Geffen Documentary USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 34m Narrated by Liam Neeson, The Wildest Dream uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.
Wednesday 13 October / 8pm Documentary UK 1933 / B&W / 1hr 10m John Earle introduces and narrates this classic archive film of the 1933 attempt to scale Everest which came within 1500 feet of the summit and found above Camp VI an axe belonging to either Mallory or Irvine lost tragically in 1924. Arts Society members receive a free ticket if purchasing an advance ticket for The Wildest Dream.
From Here to Eternity
Friday 15 October / 5pm Saturday 16 October / 8pm Sunday 17 October / 3pm Director Fred Zinnemann Cast Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra USA 1953 / B&W / 1hr 58m Deemed impossible to put onscreen because of its strong sexual content and language, James Jones’ novel, that detailed the lives of soldiers stationed at Pearl Harbour just before World War II, emerged as a lavish, star-studded multi-oscar winning spectacle. 20
Fri 15, Sun 17 & Mon 18 October / 8pm Sat 16, Tue 19 & Wed 20 October / 5pm Thursday 21 October / 2pm & 8pm Director Ryan Murphy Cast Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, James Franco USA 2010 / Colour / 2hr 19m This year’s Julie & Julia sees Roberts taking on the true life role of writer Liz Gilbert in the screen adaptation of her bestselling memoir. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life and embark on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy; the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Bali.
Monday 18 & Thursday 21 October / 5pm Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 October / 8pm Director Debra Granik Cast Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 40m Based on the powerful novel by Daniel Woodrell, this is a stunningly well made film with one of the most powerfully written and acted heroines seen for a long time. Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth. 21
Made in Dagenham
Friday 22 October / 8pm Saturday 23 October / 5pm & 8pm Sunday 24 October / 8pm Monday 25 - Thu 28 October / 5pm & 8pm Director Nigel Cole Cast Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike UK 2010 / Colour / 1hr 53m Calendar Girls director Nigel Cole brings the same ensemble sensibility of humour and pathos to this fact-based comedy drama, which takes as its source the 1968 strike by female workers at the Ford car plant. Cheesed off with toiling just as hard as their male counterparts for less pay, the camel’s back finally breaks when the women are reclassified as “unskilled”. Rita O’Grady decides the time has come to act, inspiring her fellow workers to lay down their tools and strike for equal pay.
A Town Called Panic [
Friday 22 October / 5pm Sunday 24 October / 3pm Monday 25 - Thursday 28 October / 2pm Director Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar Bel/Lux/Fr 2009 / Colour / 1hr 20m Belgian animators Aubier and Patar take their beloved characters on a fantastic voyage via the centre of the earth, where they must battle a giant penguin robot, renegade scientists and slippery aquatic house thieves.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid [
Friday 29 October / 2pm Director Thor Freudenthal USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 33m Based on the best-selling illustrated novel. see p25 22
My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done?
Friday 29 October / 5pm Saturday 30 October / 8pm Director Werner Herzog Cast Willem Dafoe, Michael Shannon USA 2009 / Colour / 1hr 33m Produced by David Lynch, this could be seen to be a corrective to all those who thought mistakenly that Herzog had gone mainstream with Bad Lieutenant. Brad has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place.
Friday 29 October / 8pm Saturday 30 October / 5pm Director Corneliu Porumboiu Cast Dragos Bucur, Vlad Ivanov, Irina Saulescu Romania 2009 / Colour / Subtitles / 1hr 55m Tasked with pursuing a schoolboy suspected of supplying marijuana, a young policeman becomes troubled by the clash between duty and instinct. The struggle he undertakes with his conscience and his superiors provides an intriguing, philosophical allegory; but most delightfully, it’s played with warmth and humour, and an extraordinary investment in the detail of its characters’ lives.
For all children’s matinées, all adults must be accompanied by a child
Children’s Saturday Matinées Shrek Forever After
Saturday 4 September / 2pm Director Mike Mitchell Voice Cast Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 34m In his final outing Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin to become a ‘real ogre’ again.
Saturday 18 September / 2pm Director Sylvain Chomet Voice Cast Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin France/UK 2010 / Colour / 1hr 23m Our weary hero is an over-the-hill magician, complete with less-than-friendly white rabbit; their adventures are based upon an unrealised script by Jacques Tati.
The Karate Kid
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Saturday 11 September / 2pm Director Harald Zwart Cast Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith USA 2010/ Colour / 2hr 20m When his mother’s new job takes him to China, 12 year-old Dre finds himself the victim of a class bully. Luckily Jackie Chan is on hand as the maintenance man Mr. Han, to pass on the secrets of kung fu. 24
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice [PG]
Saturday 2 October / 2pm Director Jon Turteltaub Cast Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina USA 2009 / Colour / 1hr 51m Balthazar Blake is a master sorcerer in modernday Manhattan in need of an apprentice to help save the city from the forces of darkness.
The Last Airbender [U]
Saturday 25 September / 2pm Director Brad Peyton Voice Cast Christina Applegate, Neil Harris USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 22m Kitty Galore, formerly an agent for cat spy organisation MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan for world domination.
A Town called Panic
Saturday 9 October / 2pm Director M. Night Shyamalan Cast Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, USA 2009 / Colour / 1hr 43m Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. Aang discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements.
Saturday 23 October / 2pm Director Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar Bel/Lux/Fr 2009 / Colour / 1hr 25m This is a hugely inventive, visually bizarre tale of well-meaning ineptitude, as the horse, cowboy and Indian set out to discover just who in their tiny rural village is stealing their house as fast as they can build it.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Saturday 30 October / 2pm Director Thor Freudenthal Cast Zachery Gordon, Robert Capron USA 2010 / Colour / 1hr 33m Based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid (24 million copies sold) this entertaining film chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking pre-teen Greg Heffley.
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Also at Dartington
Sunday Night Movie Meal Deal Book in advance for any of these films and get your cinema ticket plus a two course pre-screening supper in the White Hart for £19.50
The Secret In Their Eyes
Sunday 5 September / 8pm
Sunday 12 September / 8pm
The Girl Who Played With Fire
Please contact The Arts at Dartington 
Sunday 19 September / 8pm
Tel / 01803 847074
email / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 26 September / 8pm
Sunday 3 October / 8pm Movie Meal Deals must be booked by 5pm on the Friday preceding the screening.
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If you would like to advertise your business in the film guide,
Live Events Programme September - December Dartington’s autumn 2010 live events programme includes music, dance, theatre and spoken word performances by local, national and international artists such as Seth Lakeman, Adriano Adewale, New Art Club, Dartington Playgoers, Graham Fitkin and Richard Alston Dance Co.
French language courses in Dartington New term starts 27/09/2010
Learn French with the French!
Please visit: www.dartington.org/arts for info & booking
Community Conversations 4 Sept, 3pm Mansion House, Totnes Each quarter The Dartington Hall Trust invites local people to come and hear about the Trust’s plans for the future of the estate. The next event takes place on 4 Sept as part of Totnes Festival. www.dartington.org/community
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Café Deal Buy a ticket for our Thursday matinées and get a pre- or postfilm cake and hot drink in the Roundhouse for £3.00
Archive & Collection at High Cross House Open until 29 October 2010 Please visit: www.dartington.org/high-cross-house for info and opening times.
Alliance Française - Devon
01803 86 42 42 Email: email@example.com Website: www.allianceexeter.co.uk
THE GREEN FUNERAL COMPANY
Dartington Hall wedding fayre
Claire and Rupert Callender. Helping you to create unique, inclusive, honest and appropriate ceremonies. Full undertaking service, cremations, woodland burials, church services We also offer ethically invested, pre-payment funeral plans.
â€œTwo of the UK's wisest and most humane undertakers.â€? The Good Funeral Guide.
wedding fayre Dartington Hall Sunday 24th October 10am - 4pm
Covering Devon and Cornwall
Bridal catwalk show - 11am & 2pm
Local specialist wedding exhibition
A New Trustee of The Natural Death Centre
Prize draws and special promotions
Free bubbly and canapes on arrival
Old School Farm, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EB
Free admission and free parking
For more information and to register visit: www.dartingtonhall.com/weddingfayre or contact Francesca on 01803 847144
Funeral Directors established 2000
Access for Patrons with Disabilities arts venues
U Suitable for audiences of all ages PG Parental Guidance suggested 12A May be unsuitable for children under 12. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult 12 Exhibition to only those aged 12 and over 15 Exhibition to only those aged 15 and over 18 Exhibition to only those aged 18 and over
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
In Person The Barn box office is open 12:30-7:00pm. seven days a week. As well as the above opening hours the box office is also open one hour prior to any scheduled event for ticket collection and purchase but not for advance booking. The Totnes Bookshop box office is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm. Online You can visit our website to book cinema tickets via secure email. Upon receipt of your booking form the box office will process your tickets and reply by email. See www.dartington.org/arts. By Post Send your order with a cheque made payable to The Dartington Hall Trust or credit / debit card details to the Box office, The Barn, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6DE. If you wish the tickets to be sent to you, please enclose an SAE. By Phone Call 01803 847070 during the opening hours given above excluding the one hour prior to a film or event. 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 All reserved tickets must be paid for prior to the day of the event. We reserve the right to release any tickets that have not been paid for by the day of the event. Concessions Arts Society members; over 60s; full time students; young people; unemployment benefit; DHT Employees. Please provide proof of eligibility at time of purchase or at time of collection. Returns We are normally unable to offer refunds or exchanges.
Tickets now available at Totnes Bookshop
box office 01803 847070
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.
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 31
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
Published on Aug 19, 2010
Published on Aug 19, 2010
Bi-monthly guide to the programme of independent and mainstream world film screening at The Barn Cinema, Dartington U.K.