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Super Streetfighter IV Tournament

The Roald Dahl Black Country Creative Challenge

Fri 3 Sept, 12pm

Sun 12 Sept, 2pm

Cost: £2 (Pay on door)

Cost: £5.50 per family (up to 4 people)

Big Screen Game Challenge:

Working alongside Game, Light House will be hosting the final showdown for Wolverhampton’s very own Capcom Street Fighter tournament on the big screen. This will bring together a range of gamers from across the West Midlands, with preliminary matches being played throughout the day. The final battle will involve three round matches of the Black Country’s greatest contenders and the crowned winners will take home trophies. Proceeds will be donated to the UK’s Children Hospice. Spectators are welcome.

Film & TV Quiz Mon 6 Sept, 8 / 8.30pm Cost: £5 per team (up to 4 people) Our monthly quiz offers you the chance to put your film and TV knowledge to the test. With prizes for the winning team.

This autumn children across the Black Country are being encouraged to read one of Roald Dahl’s most well loved books – Matilda, the uplifting and hilarious tale of a girl with incredible powers. Working together with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Puffin Books, The Roald Dahl Black Country Creative Challenge is a Black Country Children’s Services Improvement Partnership initiative, designed to get children reading. The Roald Dahl Black Country Creative Challenge is a special family event suitable for families and children aged 7+. The 45 minute session will include an interactive Matilda story-telling experience, featuring extracts from the book performed by three RSC actors. As part of the ticket price, all young people attending the event will also get a copy of Matilda, courtesy of Puffin Books.

Heritage Open Day Tours Thu 9 Sept Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm


Admission free (pre-booking essential) Light House will be offering behind the scenes tours of the cinema projection room as part of Heritage Open Days 2010. Cinema Coordinator Jas Kapur will talk about the different projection technologies used in the cinema industry and provide an insight into how Light House operates and what the future holds in this rapidly changing industry. Each tour will last 30 minutes. To book a place on one of the tours email:

Stephen Fry Live: The Fry Chronicles Mon 13 Sept, 7.15pm Cost: £12.50 / £11 conc. Live from the Royal Festival Hall, this special event marks the publication of Stephen Fry’s new volume of autobiography The Fry Chronicles. Stephen will be beamed, direct via satellite, onto the big screen at Light House, to give an exclusive preview of his hilarious, frank and uncompromising new book. Take your seats at 7.15pm joining the audience at the Royal Festival Hall, ready for the show to start at 7.30pm. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the multi-award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, director and writer perform live. Screen Forum: Made in Birmingham: Reggae, Punk, Bhangra

Out of Hours: Social Media & Business Development

EVENTS Book Launch: Past Continuous by Tony Bayliss

Tue 14 Sept, 6.30 - 9pm

Thu 23 Sept, 6 - 8pm

Fri 24 Sept, 7-9pm

Admission free

Admission free

Admission free

This evening we are delighted to showcase Made in Birmingham, a 60 minute music documentary that charts the cultural, social and political background of three music genres that have been strongly asssociated with the city: Reggae, Punk & Bhangra. The film, directed by Black Country based director Deborah Aston, includes archive footage and contributions from some of the most exciting and influential bands and artists to come out of the West Midlands, including Brian Travers (UB40) Dennis Seaton (Musical Youth), Amlak Tafari (Steel Pulse), Pete Hammond and Paul Foad (Au Pairs), Pato Banton (The Beat), and Kevin Rowland (Dexys Midnight Runners) to name a few. The Screen Forum will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and networking in Lock Works. The film is funded through the Digital Archive Fund c/o Screen WM and draws extensively on a host of regional, national and international film archives, including the Media Archive for Central England, ITV, OOM Gallery, and Artclips/Paris.

Social media is a great tool to help reach untapped potential customers (and stay in touch with current ones); to increase profitability and develop and sustain brand recognition and reputation. But how do you do it? What are the tools and how do you use them? This event will be of interest to anyone thinking about either using social media to develop their business, or media practitioners and enterprises that are looking to add this service to their portfolio. The event will be led by Steph Jennings, Digital Marketing Officer at Light House, and consultant for Walsall Council and Replenish New Media. Steph has over 5 years experience working in social media, helping organisations plan and deliver digital marketing strategies. Steph will talk about social media platforms and emerging internet technologies and how to use these tools to give your business a voice in the ever expanding online world. There will be opportunities for Q&A followed by networking. To reserve a place email:



To reserve a place email:

Tony Bayliss’ new book Past Continuous tells the tale of Matthew, a clever and musically gifted man who withdraws into himself after romantic disappointment, and Sophie a bright ambitious girl, yearning for a soul mate. Tony Bayliss has published poetry and several other books, both fiction and non-fiction. In August 2009, Past Continuous was placed on writers’ website, and within five months rose to number one in the rankings over thousands of books worldwide. This led to a publishing deal with Sparkling Books. Tony will be on hand throughout the evening to answer questions, sign copies and discuss the inspirations behind the book. Complimentary food & drink will also be provided throughout the evening. Copies of the book will be on sale courtesy of Waterstones.


A Celebration of Easy Rider

H.K Entertainments Presents: Da House of Comedy

Sun 26 Sept, 12pm start Cost: £5

World Mental Health Day: Dirty Filthy Love (15) Fri 8 Oct, 6pm Admission free Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council, Mental Health Empowerment Team presents a special screening of Dirty Filthy Love as part of World Mental Health Day 2010. Dirty Filthy Love is an offbeat romantic comedy telling the story of a man, Michael Sheen, with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s Syndrome negotiating his way through divorce and redundancy. He finds love and therapy through a chance meeting with Charlotte (Claudie Blakley). All Welcome. Admission on a first come first served basis.

Film & TV Quiz Mon 11 Oct, 8 / 8.30pm Cost: £5 per team (up to 4 people) Our monthly quiz offers you the chance to put your film knowledge to the test.

Sat 16 Oct, 8pm

A Disappearing Number Thu 14 Oct, 6.45pm Cost: £11.50 / £10.50 conc. For the first time outside London, National Theatre Live presents Complicite’s A Disappearing Number live from Theatre Royal Plymouth. Directed by Simon McBurney, A Disappearing Number opened in Plymouth in 2007 and has subsequently toured all over the world. A Disappearing Number weaves together the story of two love affairs, separated by a century and a continent. The first happens now. The second is set in 1914. It tells of the heartbreaking collaboration between the greatest natural mathematician of the 20th century, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a penniless Brahmin from Madras in South India, and his British counterpart, the brilliant Cambridge don GH Hardy. With an original score by Nitin Sawhney.

Cost: £15 / £13.50 conc As part of the 2010 Black History Month Celebrations, Da House of Comedy is a brand new sketch show to travel to the Midlands incorporating stand up comedy, a live gameshow presented by some of the UK’s top comedians and an exclusive after party. Da House of Comedy is set to be one of the most entertaining Saturday nights out you’ve experienced in a long time. To book tickets contact one of the following outlets: Harm Kid 07951439266 Markies Barbers 07970483686 Foxy Barber 01902 870000 Hatman 0121 2361477 Slams 07939491900 Visit for more info on this and other events at Light House as part of Black History Month 2010.

Awards include the Olivier Award for Best New Play (2008), the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play (2007) and The Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play (2007). Take your seats for 6.45pm, joining the audience at Theatre Royal Plymouth, ready for ‘curtain up’ at 7pm. Running time: 1hr45 (no interval)

National Schools Film Week Fri 15 - Fri 22 Oct As part of Film Education’s national programme of free screenings we will be hosting screenings of Mattie, The Goose Boy, La Haine, Precious, Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Whale Rider and Ponyo. Screenings are open to pre-booked school groups only. Visit or contact t: 020 7292 7300 for info.


Experience a special biking event at Light House as a homage to the film Easy Rider. For over 40 years this iconic film has epitomised the freedom and individuality of the biking community. Made during an unsettled era of disputes, worker strikes and conformist regime, Easy Rider inspired a nation to dream and liberate themselves from the ‘establishment’. There will be live music from 12pm and a replica of the Captain America bike will be on display, followed by a screening of Easy Rider (18) at 3pm. All proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance. Lock Works will be open all day.

National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. Broadcasts will also feature interviews with artists and behind-the-scenes footage, allowing audiences to share in the acclaimed work the National Theatre produces. Light House will be showing the 2010-11 season: 14 October, 6.45pm Complicite’s A DISAPPEARING NUMBER directed by Simon McBurney. 9 December, 6.45pm Shakespeare’s HAMLET directed by Nicholas Hytner. 13 January 2011, 6.45pm The Tony winning musical FELA! with Sahr Ngaujah as Fela Anikulpao-Kuti. 3 February, 6.45pm Donmar Warehouse’s KING LEAR. 17 March, 6.45pm Danny Boyle’s production of FRANKENSTEIN. 30 June, 6.45pm Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD directed by NT Associate Director Howard Davies. Tickets cost: 2010 shows: £11.50 / £10.50 conc. 2011 shows: £12 / £11 conc. Visit or call Box Office on 01902 716055 for further details or to book tickets.





As Above So Below by Odette England

The Priory by Andrew Lacon

Contact by Jasroop Grewal

Until Fri 22 Oct

Fri 3 – Thu 30 Sept

Until Fri 22 Oct

The Priory was a troubled housing estate in Dudley, in the West Midlands. Andrew documented the abandoned houses before the ordered demolition razed the buildings to the ground. Mostly built in the 1930s, the estate was a solution to slum clearances, but by the early 1990s houses on the estate had fallen into disrepair and the area was plagued by vandalism, drug dealing, burglary and graffiti. Dudley Council were responsible for re-homing residents which, for many, was an unwanted move, as they had spent the majority of their lives on the estate. Plans for rebuilding the estate are currently underway.

With this new body of work Jasroop explores techniques of image creation. Her final images are designed to look like contact sheets. The sheet is filled with individual images depicting a coherent series from the same scene, which when all viewed together, make up an entire image.

Fresh from it’s debut in New York, Odette’s show marks a study of geography, belief systems and the flows of nature. The significance of the phrase ‘as above, so below’ is that it is one which indigenous cultures live by: a belief that the heavens and the earth are the foundation of all creatures. Land and sky are more than just geographical icons; they are mirrors in which they see themselves reflected. The images document the vast desert landscape of Southern Australia – a traditional home of indigenous peoples – from directly above and below a single standing point, brought together as a double exposure. Odette England combines what otherwise exists separately, to explore the significance of primal ‘middle ground’ where humankind resides.




Please note: There will be restricted viewing on Fri 24 Sept due to an event.

These images are much more than a typological study of the area, they provide an insight into the ideologies of residents and town planners, and raise questions about the response of councils in England to socio-economic problems.

Each photograph in the contact sheet was taken from the same spot, with the angle of the camera being adjusted slightly to record the next section. Jasroop purposefully avoided creating an exact replica of the entire scene, in order to make the viewer really look and see everyday sights with awe and wonder. FREE TRAINING PROGRAMME:


Free Video Production for Beginners

Introduction to High Definition

5 week course, 2 days per week Start date: Tue 19 Oct, 10am - 4pm

Tue 7 Sept, 10am - 4pm


Cost: £45 + VAT

Light House is offering bespoke professional development in High Definition production techniques, which will enable filmmakers and broadcast engineers to widen their skills base and independent production companies to access this knowledge transfer at a competitive rate. The cost of the 2 day workshops includes further access to kit for a limited time, negotiated on an individual basis.

Lighting Techniques for High Definition

Camera & Lighting with High Definition

Tue 21 Sept, 10am - 4pm

Mon 25 & Tue 26 Oct, 10am - 4pm

Cost: £110 + VAT

Cost: £175 + VAT - Lunch included

Cost: £45 + VAT

Free course This short training programme in video production techniques will encourage participants to explore their creativity and build confidence. To be eligible you must be over 19, registered unemployed and living in Wolverhampton.


Introduction to Animation Tue 7 Sept, 10am - 4pm

Women’s Workshop: Intro to Video Production Tue 21 Sept, 10am - 4pm Cost: £45 + VAT

This 2 day workshop will cover: - Introduction to HD - Camera tests and shooting of footage - Exploration of the differences between HD and standard definition - Camera functions / lighting techniques Applications for this workshop must be submitted by Fri 15 Oct.

Digital Cinematography Tue 5 Oct, 10am - 4pm Cost: £55 + VAT

Final Cut Pro with High Definition Tue 19 Oct, 10am - 4pm Cost: £110 + VAT

Visit for more info on each workshop. To book a place call Box Office on 01902 716055.

Post Production for High Definition Tue 9 & Wed 10 Nov, 10am - 4pm Cost: £175 + VAT - Lunch included This 2 day workshop will cover: - Operation of Final Cut Pro and Avid HD post production suites - How HD can affect editing styles - Colour correction - Exploration of the characteristics of various HD tape formats Applications for this workshop must be submitted by Fri 29 Oct. These workshops are only open to applicants who have some professional experience of working in the film and TV industry. The workshops are heavily subsidised by Skillset.


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Until Thu 2 Sept

Fri 3 – Thu 16 Sept

Cert 15, 2hrs Dir. Jan Kounen, Fra, 2009

Cert 15, 2hr9 Dir. Daniel Alfredson, Swe, 2009

Fri 10 - Mon 13 Sept Cert TBC, 1hr33 Dir. Nick Whitfield, UK, 2010


Paris 1913, Coco Chanel is devoted to her work and madly in love with the handsome and wealthy Arthur Capel. At the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Igor Stravinsky premieres his Rite of Spring. Coco attends the première and is mesmerised. Years later Coco meets Stravinsky again, now a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris after the Russian Revolution. Coco offers him the use of her new villa so that he will be able to work, resulting in a passionate and intense love affair.


Swedish with English subtitles

In this much anticipated sequel to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Lisbeth Salander and crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist are once again caught up in a brutal murder investigation. When two of Blomkvist’s researchers are murdered, Salander is framed for the crime and emerges as the police’s chief suspect. Unconvinced, Blomkvist attempts to track her down and find out the truth, while Salander soon stumbles upon secrets about her own past.


Until Thu 2 Sept Cert 15, 1hr26 Dir. Catherine Corsini, Fra, 2009

Fri 3 - Thu 9 Sept

French with English subtitles

Spanish with English subtitles

With her idle bourgeois lifestyle getting her down, well-to-do mother Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) goes back to work as a physiotherapist in the south of France to escape her dying marriage. Her husband agrees to fix up a consulting room in their backyard but when Suzanne and the man hired to do the building work meet, their mutual attraction is sudden and violent. Suzanne must decide if she can give up everything and leave her family to live this all engulfing passion to the full.

Cert 18, 2hr9 Dir. Juan Jose Campanella, Arg, 2009 Benjamin Esposito, a recently retired criminal court investigator, decides to try his hand at writing a novel based on an old case which has haunted him since 1974. As Esposito uncovers the devastation of the brutal crime on the victim’s family, he sets out to find the killer 25 years on. The Secrets in their Eyes is now the top-grossing Argentinean film to date and winner of the 2010 Best Foreign Language Academy Award.

Skeletons is a charming and moving independent UK film. Davis and Bennett are a mismatched pair of travelling salesmen in the business of cleaning out skeletons from closets. Together they travel across Britain, wandering in and out of other people’s lives, performing ‘the procedure’ whereby hidden secrets and lies are exposed. But when the duo arrive at a remote family home and can’t seem to get the job done, they discover that you can’t always escape your own skeletons.


French with English subtitles



HEARTBREAKER Mon 13 - Thu 16 Sept Cert 15, 1hr45 Dir. Pascal Chalmeuil, Fra, 2010 French with English subtitles Alex is charming, funny, and irresistible to women. With his resourceful sister Mélanie, Alex offers a professional service – to break up relationships. For a fee he promises to transform any husband, fiancé or boyfriend into an ex. When Alex is hired to break up a seemingly perfect couple he is thrown into an action-filled race against time, taking him through the streets of Paris and Monaco. Heartbreaker is a wildly funny tale and one of the romantic comedies of the year.


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Fri 17 - Thu 23 Sept

Mon 20 Sept Cert PG, 1hr27 Dir. Rollin Binzer, USA, 1973

Fri 24 – Thu 30 Sept Cert TBC, 1hr22 Dir. Shimmy Marcus, UK, 2010

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones is a concert movie filmed during the band’s seminal 1972 North American Exile on Main St Tour. A monumental piece of music history, it features Stones classics including Midnight Rambler, Tumbling Dice, Jumpin’ Jack Flash and many more. An exclusive interview with Mick Jagger recorded in London in 2010 introduces the re-mastered digital version of what is by now a mythical concert movie of the Rolling Stones performing in one of their most legendary shows.

Amidst power cuts and strikes, Joe McCain is bored of a life that’s going nowhere. Enter hairdresser Jane. She is blonde, brassy, and moving to the beat of a whole new world of sound, movement and all-nighter dancing at The Wigan Casino, the home of Northern Soul. Mandy, a cute and spunky artist, is eager to help Joe become the cool “soul boy” he wants to be. Mandy falls for Joe and, as a love triangle develops with Jane and Mandy, Joe has to decide who he really wants in his life.



The first collaboration between legendary filmmakers David Lynch and Werner Herzog, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done was inspired by a true crime story of a young stage actor who, obsessed with a Greek tragedy he’s rehearsing, slays his own mother with a sword. Academy Award Nominees Michael Shannon, Willem Dafoe, and Chloë Sevigny headline this psychological thriller which also features Udo Kier and Brad Dourif.


Cert TBC, 1hr31 Dir. Werner Herzog, USA, 2010



Fri 17 - Thu 23 Sept

Thu 23 Sept, 7pm

Fri 24 - Thu 30 Sept

Cert PG, 1hr19 Dir. Sylvain Chomet, Fra, 2010

Cert PG, 1hr53 Dir. G.W. Pabst, Ger, 1931

Cert 12A, 1hr46 Dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Fra, 2010

German with English subtitles

French with English subtitles

Chomet’s follow-up to Belleville Rendezvous is a delightful, almost wordless animation, based on a previously unmade script by French film icon Jacques Tati. Magician Tatishcheff travels from his native France to the wilds of Scotland, where he and his feral rabbit befriend a young girl, Alice. As gigs on the Scottish island dry up, Tatischeff travels to Edinburgh in search of employment, and Alice runs away to join him in the big city.

As the culmination to the Music on Screen season we will be showing the musical Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper). Set in a shadowy, stylised and dreamlike Victorian London, the story of Mackie ‘The Knife’ Messer and Polly Peachum is timeless, and the combination of playwright Bertolt Brecht’s biting social satire and composer Kurt Weill’s compelling music is as fresh as ever. Cast: Lotte Lenya, Rudolf Forster.


The Engish writer James Miller (William Shimell) is in Tuscany to promote his new book. An unidentified gallery owner (Juliette Binoche) attends Miller’s lecture on the value of original works versus copies, following which the pair meet up and decide to embark upon a sightseeing journey through the picturesque Tuscan countryside. There, they are mistaken for a married couple. On the insistence of the woman they keep up the pretence, but there may be more to their seemingly new relationship than meets the eye.

CINEMA Refer to the diary for screening times



Fri 1 - Thu 7 Oct

Mon 4 - Thu 7 Oct

Fri 8 - Thu 14 Oct

Cert 15, 1hr51 Dir. Stephen Frears, UK, 2010

Cert 15, 1hr28 Dir Francois Ozon, Fra, 2009

Cert 15, 1hr40 Dir. Debra Granik, USA, 2010

A woman flees to the sea after her lover dies of a sudden drug overdose in this intimate drama. Parisian couple Mousse and Louis are gorgeous, wealthy, and deeply in love, but their charmed lives come crashing down when, one morning, Louis dies of a drug overdose. When Mousse discovers that she is pregnant with Louis’ child, she retreats to a country house by the sea. Later, Louis’ brother arrives, and enters into a relationship with Mousse as she ponders a future without the love of her life.

Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) 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. Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell.


French with English subtitles



Director Stephen Frears (The Queen) 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 village, Tamara’s past catches up with her when she returns home 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.





Fri 1 - Mon 4 Oct

Fri 8 – Thu 14 Oct

Cert 15, 2hr4 Dir. Bong Joon-Ho, S Korea, 2009

Cert TBC, 1hr30 Dir. Nick Moran, UK, 2010

Fri 8 Oct, 6pm Cert 15, 2hrs Dir. Adrian Shergold, UK, 2004

Korean with English subtitles Mother is a thriller focusing on an over protective mothers’ undying love and devotion for her mentally handicapped son. Hye Ja Kim lives quietly with her 28 year old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbours. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Knowing her son is not capable of such a crime, she sets out on a dangerous quest to prove his innocence.

Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken council estate in London, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and ultimately abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as ‘The Kid’. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This is his heartbreaking and inspiring true story.

Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council, Mental Health Empowerment Team presents a special screening of Dirty Filthy Love as part of World Mental Health Day 2010. Dirty Filthy Love is an offbeat romantic comedy telling the story of a man, Michael Sheen, with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s Syndrome negotiating his way through divorce and redundancy. He finds love and therapy through a chance meeting with Charlotte (Claudie Blakley). All Welcome. Admission is free, on a first come first served basis.


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Fri 15 - Thu 21 Oct

Fri 22 - Thu 28 Oct

Cert 15, 1hr35 Dir. Rodrigo Cortes, Spa, 2010

Cert 15, 1hr52 Dir. Nigel Cole, UK, 2010

Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov Cert 18, 2hr1 Dir. Bernard Rose, UK, 2010 The true story of a man who stumbled into a lucrative career as one of Europe’s biggest drug dealers comes to the screen in this comedy-drama, adapted from the autobiography by the real-life Howard Marks. Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans) was a young Welshman studying at Oxford University where he discovered marijuana. Mark struck up a friendship with the dealers which planted the seeds for his future career. Marks is good friends with Rhys Ifans, who was cast to play him in the film.


It’s 1968 in Dagenham, Essex. The Ford motor company is about to face its biggest ever threat, and from the unlikeliest of places: the female employees. With humour, common sense and courage they take on their US paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself, to strike an everlasting blow for equal pay for women. Starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Miranda Richardson.



Open your eyes. You’re in a closed space beneath 2500 pounds of Iraqi soil. You have 90 minutes of oxygen left to breathe. Your only connection to the outside world is a mysterious cell phone with limited reception and battery life. And each second is a second closer to death. Buried is a unique cutting-edge thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, that will keep you at the edge of your seat while buried several feet below ground.




Fri 15 - Thu 21 Oct

Fri 22 – Thu 28 Oct

Fri 29 Oct - Thu 4 Nov

Cert 18, 1hr56 Dir. Richard Berry, Fra, 2010

Cert TBC, 1hr55 Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu, Rom, 2009

Cert TBC, 1hr37 Dir. Edward McHenry, UK, 2010

French with English subtitles

Romanian with English subtitles

Jean Reno stars as a gangster who defies death in Richard Berry’s thrilling adaptation of Franz-Olivier Giesbert’s bestselling novel. After a long, brutal and successful career in the Marseille mafia, Charly Matteï has gone straight. For three years, he has lived a quiet life devoted to his wife and two young children. Then, one winter morning, he is left for dead on the docks of the old port with 22 bullets in his body. Somehow he survives and goes looking for Tony Zacchia, the only man who would dare to try to kill him.

A double prize winner at Cannes, Police Adjective is a smart and dryly funny comedy. Cristi is a young undercover cop who undergoes a crisis of conscience when he is pressured to arrest a teenager who offers hash to classmates. Not wanting to ruin the life of a young man he considers merely irresponsible, Cristi must either allow the arrest to be a burden on his conscience, or face censure by his serious superior for whom the word “conscience” has an entirely different meaning.

First-time helmer Edward McHenry heads up this UK war spoof using stop-motion action figures, with voices provided by a top-notch British cast led by Ewan McGregor and Rosamund Pike. Jackboots on Whitehall explores what would happen if the Battle of Britain had been won by the Germans. Timothy Spall provides the voice of Winston Churchill, while Adolf Hitler is realised by Alan Cumming, with the rest of the cast rounded out by Tom Wilkinson and Richard O’Brien.

New for Light House...

Opera live from The Met Come to Light House from this autumn and join the Saturday audiences at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 12 live high definition transmissions from the 2010 – 11 season, starting in October with new productions of Das Rheingold and Boris Godunov, and ending in May 2011 with a new production of the second opera in the Wagner Ring Cycle, Die Walküre.

Das Rheingold

Boris Godunov

Sat 9 Oct, 6pm

Sat 23 Oct, 5pm

Cost: £17.50 Adult / £12 Under 15s

Cost: £17.50 Adult / £12 Under 15s

Two unparalleled artists join forces to create a groundbreaking new Ring for the Met: Maestro James Levine and director Robert Lepage. The cycle launches with Das Rheingold, the prologue to Wagner’s epic drama. “The Ring is not just a story or a series of operas, it’s a cosmos,” says Lepage (La Damnation de Faust), who brings cutting-edge technology and his own visionary imagination to the world’s greatest theatrical journey. Bryn Terfel sings the leading role of Wotan for the first time with the company, heading an extraordinary cast. Levine, who has conducted every complete cycle of Wagner’s masterpiece performed by the Met since 1989, says, “The Ring is one of those works of art that you think you know, but every time you return to it, you find all kinds of brilliant moments that hadn’t struck you with the same force before.” Running time: 2hrs30 Composer: Richard Wagner Sung in German with Met titles in English (Please note: casting subject to change)

Visit for further info on the full season and contact Box Office on 01902 716055 to book tickets. Each opera will have a single ticket price or why not book a subscription for the season... Complete Season Subscription £180 (saving you £36) Choice of 8 Subscription £126 (Buy 7 tickets and get 1 free)

Mussorgsky’s soulful spectacle Boris Godunov is given a new production conducted by Valery Gergiev and directed by Stephen Wadsworth. Bass René Pape will undertake the title role for the first time at the Met, leading a strong Russian cast, including Ekaterina Semenchuk, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Evgeny Nikitin and Vladimir Ognovenko in a work which captures the suffering and ambition of a nation and is also a breathtaking showcase of the Met’s formidable chorus. The libreto is based on an historical drama by Aleksandr Pushkin and Nikolai Karamzin’s History of the Russian State. For many, Boris Godunov is the greatest of all Russian operas because of its originality, drama, and characterisation, and for the powerful psychological portrayal of Tsar Boris. Composer: Modest Mussorgsky Sung in Russian with Met titles in English (Please note: casting subject to change)

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The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 2pm, 7.45pm Heartbreaker (15) 2.15, 5.40, 8.15pm

Th 16

The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm Heartbreaker (15) 5.40pm, 8.15pm

F 17

My Son, My Son... (Cert TBC) The Illusionist (PG)

6pm, 8.10pm 6.05, 8.15pm

Sa 18

My Son, My Son... (Cert TBC) The Illusionist (PG)

6pm, 8.10pm 6.05, 8.15pm

Su 19

My Son, My Son... (Cert TBC) The Illusionist (PG)

6pm, 8.10pm 6.05, 8.15pm

M 20

Ladies & Gentlemen... (PG) My Son, My Son... (Cert TBC) The Illusionist (PG)

6.10pm, 8.20pm 6pm 8.15pm

Tu 21

Lighting Techniques for HD Women’s Intro to Video The Illusionist (PG) My Son, My Son... (Cert TBC)

10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 6.05pm 8.10pm

W 22

My Son, My Son... (Cert TBC) The Illusionist (PG)

2, 6pm, 8.10pm 2.15, 6.05, 8.15

Th 23

Out of Hours: Social Media The Illusionist (PG) Threepenny Opera (PG) My Son, My Son... (Cert TBC)

6 - 8pm 6.05pm 7pm 8.10pm

F 24

Certified Copy (12A) SoulBoy (Cert TBC) Book Launch: Past Continuous

5.50pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm 7-9pm

F 10 The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm Skeletons (Cert TBC) 6pm, 8.15pm

Sa 25

Certified Copy (12A) SoulBoy (Cert TBC)

5.50pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

Sa 11 The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm Skeletons (Cert TBC) 6pm, 8.15pm

Su 26

Su 12 The Roald Dahl Creative Challenge 2pm The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm Skeletons (Cert TBC) 6pm, 8.15pm

A Celebration of Easy Rider Certified Copy (12A) SoulBoy (Cert TBC)

12pm 5.50pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

M 27

Certified Copy (12A) SoulBoy (Cert TBC)

5.50pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

Tu 28

Certified Copy (12A) SoulBoy (Cert TBC)

5.50pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

W 29

Certified Copy (12A) SoulBoy (Cert TBC)

2, 5.50pm, 8.15pm 2.15, 6pm, 8.20pm

Th 30

Certified Copy (12A) SoulBoy (Cert TBC)

5.50pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

As Above So Below Contact Coco & Igor (15) Leaving (15)

Until Fri 22 Oct Until Fri 22 Oct 2pm, 5.30, 8.05pm 2.15, 6pm, 8.15pm

Th 2

Coco & Igor (15) Leaving (15)

5.30pm, 8.05pm 6pm, 8.15pm

F 3

The Priory Super Streetfighter IV Tournament The Girl who Played with Fire (15) The Secret in Their Eyes (18)

Until Thu 30 Sept 12pm 7.45pm 7.40pm

Sa 4

The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm The Secret in Their Eyes (18) 7.40pm

Su 5

The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm The Secret in Their Eyes (18) 7.40pm

M 6

The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm The Secret in Their Eyes (18) 7.40pm Film & TV Quiz 8/ 8.30pm

Tu 7

Intro to High Definition Intro to Animation The Girl who Played with Fire (15) The Secret in Their Eyes (18)

W 8

The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 2pm, 7.45pm The Secret in Their Eyes (18) 2.15pm, 7.40pm

Th 9

Heritage Open Day Tours 10am - 1pm The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm The Secret in Their Eyes (18) 7.40pm

W 1

M 13 The Girl who Played with Fire (15) Skeletons (Cert TBC) Heartbreaker (15) Stephen Fry Live

10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 7.45pm 7.40pm

4pm 6pm 8.15pm 7.15pm

Tu 14 Screen Forum: Made in Birmingham 6.30 - 9pm The Girl who Played with Fire (15) 7.45pm Heartbreaker (15) 8.15pm





Films accompanied by this logo will be screened with subtitles on Sun & Tues Films accompanied by this logo will have headsets for audio description available on request

Programme correct at time of going to press. Please feel free to contact the Box Office on 01902 716055 before your visit to check programme details or visit the website for up-to-date information.


Tamara Drewe (15) Mother (15)

5.40pm 7.45pm

Su 17

Buried (15) 22 Bullets (18)

6pm, 8.20pm 5.30pm, 8.15pm

Sa 2

Tamara Drewe (15) Mother (15)

5.45, 8.15pm 7.45pm

M 18

Buried (15) 22 Bullets (18)

6pm, 8.20pm 5.30pm, 8.15pm

Su 3

Tamara Drewe (15) Mother (15)

5.45, 8.15pm 7.45pm

Tu 19

M 4

Tamara Drewe (15) Mother (15) Le Refuge (15)

5.45, 8.15pm 5.40pm 8.25pm

Final Cut Pro with HD Free Video Production Buried (15) 22 Bullets (18)

10am - 4pm 5 week course 6pm, 8.20pm 5.30pm, 8.15pm

W 20

Digital Cinematography Tamara Drewe (15) Le Refuge (15)

10am - 4pm 5.45, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

Buried (15) 22 Bullets (18)

2.15, 6pm, 8.20pm 2, 5.30pm, 8.15pm

Th 21

Buried (15) 22 Bullets (18)

6pm, 8.20pm 5.30pm, 8.15pm

W 6

Tamara Drewe (15) Le Refuge (15)

2, 5.45, 8.15pm 2.15, 6pm, 8.20pm

F 22

Made in Dagenham (15) Police Adjective (Cert TBC)

5.50pm, 8.20pm 5.30pm, 8.15pm

Th 7

Tamara Drewe (15) Le Refuge (15)

5.45, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

Sa 23

F 8

Dirty Filthy Love (15) The Kid (Cert TBC) Winter’s Bone (15)

6pm 6pm, 8.20pm 8.15pm

Police Adjective (Cert TBC) Made in Dagenham (15) Boris Godunov

2, 5.30pm, 8.15pm 1.30pm 5pm

Su 24

Police Adjective (Cert TBC) Made in Dagenham (15)

5.30pm, 8.15pm 5.50pm, 8.20pm

Das Rheingold The Kid (Cert TBC) Winter’s Bone (15)

6pm 6pm 8.15pm

M 25

Camera & Lighting with HD Police Adjective (Cert TBC) Made in Dagenham (15)

10am - 4pm 5.30pm, 8.15pm 5.50pm, 8.20pm

Su 10 Winter’s Bone (15) The Kid (Cert TBC)

5.55pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

Tu 26

M 11 Winter’s Bone (15) The Kid (Cert TBC) Film & TV Quiz

5.55pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm 8/8.30pm

Camera & Lighting with HD Police Adjective (Cert TBC) Made in Dagenham (15)

10am - 4pm 5.30pm, 8.15pm 5.50pm, 8.20pm

W 27

Police Adjective (Cert TBC) Made in Dagenham (15)

2.15, 5.30, 8.15pm 2, 5.50pm, 8.20pm

Tu 12 Winter’s Bone (15) The Kid (Cert TBC)

5.55pm, 8.15pm 6pm, 8.20pm

Th 28

Police Adjective (Cert TBC) Made in Dagenham (15)

5.30pm, 8.15pm 5.50pm, 8.20pm

W 13 Winter’s Bone (15) The Kid (Cert TBC)

2, 5.55pm, 8.15pm 2.15, 6pm, 8.20pm

F 29

Mr Nice (18) 5.35pm, 8.15pm Jackboots on Whitehall (Cert TBC) 5.50pm, 8.20pm

Th 14 The Kid (Cert TBC) A Disappearing Number Winter’s Bone (15)

6pm 6.45pm 8.15pm

Sa 30

Mr Nice (18) 5.35pm, 8.15pm Jackboots on Whitehall (Cert TBC) 5.50pm, 8.20pm

F 15 National Schools Film Week Buried (15) 22 Bullets (18)

Until Fri 22 Oct 6pm, 8.20pm 5.30pm, 8.15pm

Su 31

Mr Nice (18) 5.35pm, 8.15pm Jackboots on Whitehall (Cert TBC) 5.50pm, 8.20pm

Sa 16 22 Bullets (18) Da House of Comedy Buried (15)

5.30pm 8pm 8.10pm

Tu 5

Sa 9

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Light House Media Centre The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT Box Office: 01902 716055 e:

HOW TO FIND US We are situated within The Chubb Buildings in Wolverhampton city centre just 2 minutes walk from the rail station and 5 minutes walk from Metro and city centre bus stops. Cycle parking is located inside our covered courtyard and free car parking is available at weekends and Mon - Fri after 5pm. For information about the relocation of bus stops during the rebuilding of Wolverhampton bus station visit

OPENING HOURS Box Office & Gallery: Mon - Fri: 9am - 8.30pm Sat & Sun: Open 45mins before first film screening until 8.30pm Lock Works: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 9pm Sat & Sun: 5pm - 9pm (Food will be served until 8pm) Media Reference Library: Mon - Thurs 2 - 5pm Closed Bank Holidays - except when there’s a screening or event. Opening times may be extended for particular screenings and events.

ADMISSION CHARGES Standard charges are as follows. Different ticket prices may apply for special events. £5.50 Full Price / £4.20 conc. (Senior Citizens, Under 15s, ES40, NUS & Get Fit Card) Special Offers: NEW! Students tickets for Monday screenings are now just £3! Tickets just £3 for Wednesday matinees with a free tea or coffee.

ACCESS All our spaces are wheelchair accessible and both cinema auditoria are fitted with deaf induction loops. Both our cinema screens are equipped with DTS-CSS digital subtitling facilities and audio description facilities (see appropriate logos on the diary page and cinema pages for info on our accessible screenings). The Registered Disabled can be accompanied by a helper free of charge to Light House screenings and events. Guide dogs welcome.

(Orange Wednesday cannot be used)

Tickets for all Sunday screenings: £4.50 Full / £4 Conc. Admission to the Main and Balcony Gallery is free of charge.

Large print programmes are available on request

LIGHT HOUSE FUNDERS A non-profit making organisation Light House is funded and supported by Arts Council West Midlands, Wolverhampton City Council, UK Film Council, Screen WM, Skillset, Advantage West Midlands, University of Wolverhampton and Europa Cinemas Network. Light House has been supported to develop its media education activity as an Education Hub through Screen WM’s Investment Fund with funds from The National Lottery through the UK Film Council.

Cover Image: Soul Boy (Cert TBC)

Orange Wednesday is available at all Wednesday evening screenings.

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