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Timetable Date

Early Evening

Late Evening

Wed 1

The Giants (6pm)

Thu 2

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (6pm)

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (8pm) The Giants (8.20pm)

Fri 3



Cinema Bambino: Fast Girls (11am)

Fast Girls (6pm)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (8.10pm)

Sat 4

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (6pm)

Fast Girls (8.30pm)

Sun 5

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (6pm)

Fast Girls (8.15pm) (Subtitled and audio described)

Mon 6

Fast Girls (2pm) (Subtitled and audio described)

King of Devil’s Island (7pm)

Tue 7

Your Sister’s Sister (2pm)

King of Devil’s Island (6pm)

Wed 8

King of Devil’s Island (2pm)

Your Sister’s Sister (7pm)

Your Sister’s Sister (8.30pm)

Thu 9

Your Sister’s Sister (6pm)

King of Devil’s Island (8pm)

Fri 10

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (6pm)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (8.20pm)

Sat 11

Seeking a Friend for the End of the Something from Nothing: The World (6pm) Art of Rap (8.30pm)

Sun 12

Seeking a Friend for the End of the Something from Nothing: The World (6pm) (Subtitled and audio Art of Rap (8.15pm) described)

Mon 13

The Lodger (2pm)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (7pm)

Tue 14

Tortoise in Love (2pm)

The Lodger (6.15pm)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (8pm) (Subtitled and audio described)

Wed 15

The Lodger (6.15pm)

Tortoise in Love (8pm)

Thu 16

Tortoise in Love (6pm)

The Lodger (8pm)

Fri 17

Magic Mike (6pm)

In Your Hands (8.30pm)

Sat 18

In Your Hands (6pm)

Magic Mike (8pm)

Sun 19

In Your Hands (6pm)

Magic Mike (8pm)

Mon 20

Magic Mike (2pm)

Detachment (7pm)

Tue 21

Woman in a Dressing Gown (2pm)

Magic Mike (6pm)

Wed 22

Detachment (2pm)

Woman in a Dressing Gown (7pm)

Detachment (8.20pm)

Thu 23

Detachment (6pm)

Woman in a Dressing Gown (8.15pm)

Fri 24

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (6pm)

Jackpot (8.30pm)

Sat 25

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (6pm)

Jackpot (8.30pm)

Sun 26

Jackpot (6pm)

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (8pm)

Mon 27

Jackpot (2pm)

A Simple Life (7pm)

Tue 28

A Simple Life (2pm)

A Simple Life (6pm)

Wed 29

A Simple Life (2pm)

Jackpot (7pm)

Thu 30

Jackpot (6pm)

Jackpot (8.30pm) A Simple Life (8pm)


Aug 2012 The Giants (Les Géants) 15 (84mins)

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present 15 (106mins)

Director: Bouli Lanners Cast: Paul Bartel, Zacharie Chasseriaud, Marthe Keller Belgium | 2011 | Subtitled

Director: Matthew Akers Cast: Marina Abramovic USA | 2012

Teenage brothers Seth and Zak are abandoned at their late grandfather’s house for the summer. When money runs low, the two boys scheme to rent out the house to a local drug dealer. Winner of the SACD Prize and Art Cinema Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Feature-length documentary that follows the artist as she prepares for a major retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Not only is this retrospective a highlight of her career, it is also the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing for four decades: ‘But why is this art?’

Ticket Prices Full price £7, Concession £5 Cinema Bambino: £5 (under 12 months free)

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Fast Girls

12A (91mins) Director: Regan Hall Cast: Lenora Crichlow, Lily James, Bradley James, Rupert Graves UK | 2012 Two young athletes develop an intense rivalry, but then have to try and work together to join the British female sprint relay team and compete in the World Championships. Includes Cinema Bambino Fri 3 Aug, 11am Includes subtitled and audio described screenings: Sun 5 Aug, 8.15pm, and Mon 6 Aug, 2pm

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise (Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie) 15 (102mins)

Director: Luis Buñuel Cast: Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig France | Italy | Spain | 1972 | Subtitled Surrealist film centred around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

In Your Hands (Contre toi) 15 (81mins)

Director: Lola Doillon Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Pio Marmaï, Jean-Philippe Écoffey France | 2010 | Subtitled In an act of desperation, a young man kidnaps the surgeon whom he considers responsible for his wife’s death and a complex relationship develops between the kidnapper and his victim.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 15 (101mins)

Director: Lorene Scafaria Cast: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley US | 2012 As an asteroid speeds towards Earth, two lonely neighbours find themselves flung together. As they both search for their loved ones, their journeys crossover and their outlooks – if not the world’s – brighten. Includes subtitled and audio described screenings: Sun 12 Aug, 6pm, and Tue 14 Aug, 8pm

Tortoise In Love U (84mins)

Director: Guy Browning Cast: Tom Mitchelson, Alice Zawadzki, Tom Yates UK | 2010 Tom is an incredibly slow mover in love, and his dream to win the heart of the beautiful Polish au pair Anya seems impossible, unless the rest of the village help him out. A feel-good romantic comedy in the tradition of Local Hero, Calendar Girls and The Full Monty.

TALK FILM Autumn Learning and Participation courses are now on sale, including Talk Film, led by Bafta Award-winning filmmaker Michael Clifford. Explore the workings of cinema, with classes accompanied by screenings of key films from the past and present. Thursdays, 6.30-9.30pm | £107 (£92) For more information, visit

Magic Mike 15 (110mins)

Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey USA | 2012 Mike, a talented entrepreneur by day, and stripper by night, introduces his friend “The Kid” to his glitzy night time profession, and teaches him how to party, pick up women, and make money. However, when Mike meets The Kid’s sister he realises that his lifestyle needs to change.

Woman in a Dressing Gown


PG (94mins)

(Arme Riddere) 15 (86mins)

Director: J. Lee Thompson Cast: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms UK | 1957

Director: Magnus Martens Cast: Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad and Marie Blokhus Norway | 2011 | Subtitled

Director: Ann Hui Cast: Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Lawrence Ah Mon Hong Kong | 2011 | Subtitled

A 1950’s classic directed by the acclaimed J. Lee Thompson. Amy is shocked when she discovers that her husband has found new romance with a beautiful and younger woman, which places their relationship in a whirlwind of complications.

Action-comedy from Jo Nesbø, bestselling writer of Headhunters. Oscar Svendsen has the misfortune of winning a huge sum on the football pools as part of a syndicate with his ex-con workmates, and then wakes up in a strip club clutching a shotgun, surrounded by eight dead men and a policeman.

Chung Chun-Tao, a domestic maid, decides to quit her job and live in a nursing home after a stroke. Based on a true story, A Simple Life won four awards at the Venice International Film Festival, and Hong Kong Film awards.

Your Sister’s Sister

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

15 (90mins)

12A (113mins)

Director: Lynn Shelton Cast: Emily Blunt, Mark Duplass, Rosemarie DeWitt. USA | 2011

Director: Gereon Wetzel Cast: Ferran Adrià, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch Germany | 2011 | Subtitled

Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family’s island getaway after the death of his brother. Iris’ arrival at the cabin, and Jack’s drunken encounter with her sister Hannah, causes a complicated relationship triangle to develop.

A documentary tracking the world famous restaurant El Bulli and its annual six month closure to allow chef Ferran Adrià and his creative team time to devise a new menu at their cooking laboratory in Barcelona, resulting in some of the world’s most innovative and exciting cooking.

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap 15 (106mins)

Director: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt USA | 2012 Documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence. Featuring some of the biggest names in rap music, including Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice Cube, Nas and Snoop Dogg.

Detachment 15 (98mins)

Director: Tony Kaye Cast: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, James Caan USA | 2011

Projectionist Pick

Adrien Brody plays Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher grappling with a troubled past, who finds himself assigned to a testing position in a failing public school. As he develops unlikely connections with members of the apathetic student body, Henry realises he’s not alone in his struggle to find beauty in a seemingly loveless world.

King of Devil’s Island

The Lodger

(Kongen av Bastøy) 12A (116mins) Director: Marius Holst Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Benjamin Helstad, Kristoffer Joner Norway | 2010 | Subtitled Based on true events, King of Devil’s Island focuses on a new inmate at a Norwegian youth prison who leads the boys to a violent uprising against the brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

PG (73mins)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Ivor Novello, June Tripp, Malcolm Keen UK | 1927 A serial killer known as “The Avenger” is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent, and soon finds himself under suspicion.

A Simple Life (Tao jie) PG (117mins)

Look out for.... Local Shorts Regional filmmakers network, The Producers Forum and mac birmingham are collaborating to bring local filmmakers’ short films to the big screen and wider audiences.

Quest for Fire: The search for the hottest curry in the world. Steve Rainbow

Screened before El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, Fri 24 Aug, 6pm and Sun 26 Aug, 8pm Born out of a love of very hot food, Quest for Fire follows writer and director Steve Rainbow’s journey to uncover the truth behind the world’s hottest curry.


Michael Baig-Clifford and Ravi Deepres Screened before Fast Girls, Sat 4 Aug, 8.30pm Runner takes the audience as close as possible to the mental and physical experience of running a half-marathon through sound and the moving image.

August Cinema Guide  

Cinema screenings at mac throughout August

August Cinema Guide  

Cinema screenings at mac throughout August