SCREEN March – April 2013
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Sat 2 March 19.30
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Whatever Gets You Through The Night Rating N/A I Film Running Time 55 mins I Tickets £8.50/£6.50
With Live Music Set from Emma Pollock & Wounded Knee Directed by Daniel Warren Created by Cora Bissett with Swimmer One and David Greig Genre Film with Live Music A stellar line-up of Scottish musicians, from Eugene Kelly and Emma Pollock to Withered Hand and Rachel Sermanni, feature in this beautiful collection of stories told in song, shot during the night in locations across the country – from Edinburgh’s Bongo Club to the Orkney Ferry. The music and stories created are all inspired by what takes place across Scotland between the hours of midnight and 4am. Come and meet lost souls, party animals and dreamers in a snapshot of an entire nation at its most vulnerable and revealing.
Sun 3 March 19.30
The Impossible Rating 12A I Running Time 114 mins Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts Genre Drama Both epic and intimate, devastating and uplifting, The Impossible is a journey to the core of the human heart. Based on a remarkable true story, it tells the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. The true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria (Naomi Watts) and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.
Sun 10 March 19.30, Mon 11 March 10.00
The Happy Lands Rating PG I Running Time 98 mins Directed by Robert Rae Developed and created along with members of the mining communities of Fife. Genre Drama It’s the General Strike 1926 – only seven years after the slaughter of the trenches, miners unions lead the country against savage austerity cuts handed to the nation by a Liberal-Conservative government. Inspired by true stories from local families in Fife, The Happy Lands follows the journey of law-abiding citizens who become law-breakers in a heroic battle against the state. It's never a good time to stand up for your rights – but it’s always the right time. The Happy Lands is a Theatre Workshop Scotland Production supported by Creative Scotland through The National Lottery, in association with BBC Scotland.
Tues 12 March 11.00 (HOH) & 19.30
Quartet Rating 12A I Running Time 98 mins Directed by Dustin Hoffman Starring Michel Gambon, Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly Genre Comedy The directorial debut of Dustin Hoffman, Quartet is a high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto, starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins as four retired opera singers.
Wed 13 March 11 (HOH) / Thu 14 & Fri 15 March 11.00 & 19.30
Rating 12A I Running Time 158 mins Directed by Tom Hooper I Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathaway Genre Musical Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. The world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. With international superstars and beloved songs – including I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, One Day More and On My Own – Les Miserables, the show of shows, is now reborn as the cinematic musical experience of a lifetime.
Mon 18 March 19.30
Ballroom Dancer Rating Doc I Running Time 84 mins Directed by Andreas Koefoed and Christian Bonke Starring Slavik Kryklyvyy, Anna Melnikova I Genre Dance In 2000, Slavik Kryklyvyy became the World Latin Dance Champion with his partner and lover Joanna Leunis. Enduring success seemed assured, but instead Slavik’s career sputtered while Leunis went on to unrivalled glory with a replacement partner. A decade later Slavik has his sights set on a comeback. He has teamed up with a new partner – his girlfriend, amateur dance champion Anna Melnikova, and redemption seems within their grasp. But when it comes to making their relationship work both on and off the dance floor, will Slavik’s unwavering ambition prove to be his greatest asset, or his fatal flaw?
Thursday 21 March 19.00
NT Live: Alan Bennett’s People Rating N/A I Running Time 180 mins I Tickets £12.50/£10 Directed by Nicholas Hytner I Starring Frances de la Tour I Genre Drama People – a new play by Alan Bennett. Award-winning writer Alan Bennett is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner and Olivier Award-winning actress Frances de la Tour, with whom he worked on The History Boys and The Habit of Art. People spoil things; there are so many of them and the last thing one wants is them traipsing through one’s house. But with the park a jungle and a bath on the billiard table, what is one to do? Dorothy (Frances de la Tour) wonders if an attic sale could be a solution.
Sun 24 March 15.00
West of Memphis Rating 15 I Running Time 150 mins Directed by Amy Berg I Starring Damien Wayne Echols, Jason Baldwin Genre Reality Drama In 1994, in the town of West Memphis, Arkansas, three teenagers were accused of enacting satanic rituals and subsequently convicted of murdering three eight-year-old boys. Their confessions were inconsistent, the legitimacy of prosecution witnesses was spurious, but for 18 years the judge who presided over the initial court case denied successive retrial bids. Amy Berg, director of Academy Award-nominated Deliver Us From Evil, was making this riveting documentary when the court finally succumbed to increasing public and legal pressure and ‘freed’ The West Memphis 3. One of the falsely accused, Damien Echols, is a producer of this film, along with campaigner Lorri Davis (his wife), and filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. This unexpected collaboration accounts not only for the unswerving focus of the film, but also the unprecedented access which enables Berg to reveal new material about the well documented case and to convincingly posit the most likely culprit.
Sun 24 March 19.30
Django Unchained Rating 18 I Running Time 165 mins Directed by Quentin Tarantino Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo Di Caprio, Christoph Waltz Genre Western Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Thursday 28 March 11.00 (HOH) & 19.30
Lincoln Rating 12A I Running Time 150 mins Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis Genre Drama Steven Spielberg directs Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Sunday 31 March 16.00
Live Broadcast from The Bolshoi: The Rite of Spring Rating N/A I Running Time 180 mins I Tickets £12.50/£10 Genre Ballet Originally created by Igor Stravinsky and Vaslav Nijinsky for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1913. The Rite of Spring is here entirely re-choreographed for its 100th anniversary, especially for the Bolshoi, by Wayne McGregor. The contemporary British choreographer revisits the themes of the Russian spring, The Adoration of the Earth and The Exalted Sacrifice, applying his characteristic energy and fluidity to this new creation.
Sunday April 7 19.30
Zero Dark Thirty Rating 15 I Running Time 157 mins Directed by Kathryn Bigelow Starring Joel Edgerton, Mark Strong, Jessica Chastain Genre Thriller The heroine of Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal’s follow-up to The Hurt Locker was trying to track down Osama Bin Laden with a steely determination for many years before he was finally assassinated. The CIA agent known only as Maya is the pivotal character in this meticulously researched quest. With little information available about her personal life, Jessica Chastain faced her most challenging role to date in Maya, and she handles it with tremendous conviction. Despite the sometimes hard-to-watch interrogation scenes and its wisely deliberate lack of either a political dimension or a revenge factor, Zero Dark Thirty is a riveting watch. As the hard-won pieces of the jigsaw gradually fall into place and the Navy SEALs finally embark on their fateful mission, Bigelow ramps up the tension with her characteristic deftness of touch.
Mon April 8 19.30
Hitchcock Rating 12A I Running Time 98 mins Directed by Sacha Gervasi Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson Genre Drama Films about filmmakers are risky territory, but Gervasi pulls it off triumphantly with his affectionate, wryly incisive take on Hitchcock. With arguably his best movies behind him, Hitch was riddled with self-doubt while making what would become one of his greatest works, Psycho. The film explores both this and his heavy dependence on his wife, Alma Reville. Played by a majestic Hopkins in a fat suit and a mousy yet steely Mirren, the two central characters carry off a great double act, with fine support from Johansson and James D’Arcy as Psycho’s two stars, Janet Leigh and Anthony Perkins. Gervasi’s film reflects both the pressures of 1960s movie-making – even when you’re a master of your universe – and the secrets of sustaining a working marriage.
Tues April 9 11.00 (HOH) & 19.30
Flight Rating 15 I Running Time 138 mins Directed by Robert Zemeckis Starring Mellissa Leo, Don Cheadle, Denzel Washington Genre Drama The first 15 minutes of Flight are a fearsome white-knuckle ride, as hung over Capt Whip Whitaker (Washington) desperately tries to land an out-of-control passenger plane without killing all on board – but in fact the real drama has only just begun. Although he is heralded as a hero, Whitaker’s drink and drug problems threaten to put him behind bars for the rest of his life, despite the love of a bad-woman-gone-good (a highly convincing Reilly) and a hot-shot lawyer hired by his union (Cheadle, suitably uptight). Zemeckis is on tip-top form here, keeping us guessing through various twists and turns, while mixing in some hilarious light relief from Goodman as Whitaker’s louche ‘chemical advisor’. Washington is absolutely magnificent in arguably his most complex role since American Gangster.
Sun April 21 15.00
Wreck-it Ralph Rating PG I Running Time 108 mins Directed by Rich Moore I Starring Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer Genre Animation Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.
Tue 30 April 19.30 - Wed 1 May 11.00 (HOH) & 19.30
Cloud Atlas Rating 15 I Running Time 172 mins Directed by Andy Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Lana Wachowski Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent Genre Drama David Mitchell’s 2004 novel was long considered un-filmable, but Tykwer (The International) and the Wachowski siblings (The Matrix) doggedly pursued $100m in financing to create this epic meditation on the power of the soul. Six individuals’ stories are initially told chronologically, beginning in the early 1800s with Adam Ewing (Sturgess) being poisoned by his doctor (Hanks). The action swiftly moves to 2144, when a servile cyborg (Korean star Doona Bae) is trying to achieve human status, and then to a post-apocalyptic island where a bitter tribesman (Hanks again) guards guilty secrets. Through clever, often blindingly fast cutting and abundant CGI, the various characters are ultimately connected. With a stellar cast playing several roles – often unrecognisably so – Cloud Atlas is a towering, engrossing achievement.
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