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Your International Film Listings

June 2010

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Highlights include Un Certain Regard Award Winner Dogtooth, Oscar Nominated Ajami and Blockbuster Clash of the Titans plus many more.

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mac monthly june 2010 Ticket Prices Full price: £6.50 | Concession: £4.50 | Matinee (before 5pm): £4.00 (including family screenings)

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Lebanon

La Danse

15

*Fri 28 - Sun 30 May & Tue 1 Jun, 9pm

PG

*Tue 1 Jun, 6pm & Wed 2 Jun, 5.30pm

Mon 31 May, 8.40pm & Wed 2 Jun, 8.35pm

Thu 3 Jun, 8pm (159 mins)

Thu 3 Jun, 6pm (92 mins)

Le ballet de l’Opéra de Paris (French subtitled in English)

Hebrew subtitled in English Director: Samuel Maoz

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Cast: Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen

A behind-the scenes documentary following a year in the life of the Paris Opera Ballet. The film shows the company and its dancers as they prepare for, rehearse and stage seven different ballets.

A simple mission that turns into a nightmare when a lone tank and a platoon of paratroopers are dispatched to search a town during the First Lebanon War.

*Please note that the times have changed from those previously advertised in May mac monthly.

Moseley Folk Day, Sat 5 June A full afternoon of dance, music and workshops featuring 21st century barn dance with Cut a Shine and female burlesque morris team, Belles of London City. BASS Festival presents… Beyond the Ballroom, Sun 13 June, 1-3pm, DJs 5.15pm Join in a free jazz dance workshop (1-3pm) where fancy footwork meets freestyle jazz style, and UK Acid Jazz mainstay Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove. The day also features a special screening of Dick Jowell’s new film and a fresh DJ set with Bruce Q.

Pete White’s Suitcase Circus, Sun 20 June, 2-4pm A delightful show full of tricks and stunts, comic inventions and fabulous fun for adults and children. Pete White is an award winning performer with a suitcase full of wonderstuff. Sing Up, Sun 4 July, 2-5pm Sing Up, the National campaign to help kids find their voice takes over mac with an afternoon of singing for all the family. Magical Matt Sun 11 July, 2-4pm

Master magician Matt Pritchard returns, after his popular appearance at our opening weekend celebrations, to present magic and mystery, suitable for all ages.

Juggling Jim Circus Skills Sun 18 July, 2-4pm

Join Jim for a dazzling display of juggling and other circus skills before having a go yourself!

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Sampad mela Sun 25 July

Free performances and workshops in South Asian music, dance, arts and crafts throughout the day, plus an evening extravaganza showcasing contemporary, Bollywood and folk dance and music at UTSAV (£8/£6).

Rhubarb – Rhubarb Promenade Portfolio Sat 31 July, 8-10pm

Photographers from all over the world will be descending on mac to share their work.

The Last Station

Mon 31 May, 6pm (112 mins)

How To Train Your Dragon (2D) PG

Tue 1 Jun, 3.30pm

Mon 31 May & Wed 2 Jun, 3pm (97mins)

Director: Michael Hoffman

Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Cast: Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, Anne-Marie Duff

Cast: Gerard Butler, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse,

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H Oscar Nominated The Last Station utilises a stellar cast, including Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer. Oscar nominated for their roles they recount the final year in Leo Tolstoy’s life as the author lives amongst his family and associates. A story full of passion, pathos, drama and intrigue.

From the studio that brought you Shrek and Kung Fu Panda comes an animated action-comedy set in a mythical world. A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

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mac monthly june 2010 Dogtooth

Ticket Prices Full price: £6.50 | Concession: £4.50 | Matinee (before 5pm): £4.00 (including family screenings)

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Kynodontas Mon 7 Jun, 8.15pm Tue 8 & Thu 10 Jun, 8.30pm Wed 9 Jun, 6pm (97mins) Directed: Yorgos Lanthimos

Cemetery Junction

Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia 15

Fri 4 Jun, 8pm & Sat 5 Jun, 9pm Sun 6 & Mon 7 Jun, 6pm Tue 8 Jun, 3pm (94mins) Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant Starring: Christian Cooke, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Felicity Jones, Ralph Fiennes

Cleo from 5 to 7

The first motion picture written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, tells the funny, touching and universal story of being trapped in a small town (Reading) and dreaming of escape.

PG

Cléo de 5 à 7

Morris: A Life with Bells On

Fri 4 Jun, 6pm & Sat 5 Jun, 4pm Sun 6 Jun, 8pm (89mins) French subtitled in English

Or pick up this round up flyer - available one month in advance of screenings from mac, all Birmingham libraries and Birmingham ticket shops.

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Warped and ingenious Dogtooth is a film about a unusual suburban family whose patriarch has imprisoned his family within the confines of their own house without the slightest intrusion from the outside world. But when Dad brings home a woman, so that his son can enjoy the semblance of a sex life, all hell breaks loose.

12A

Sat 5 Jun, 1.30pm & 6.30pm (101mins)

Cast: Corinne Marchand, Michael Legrand, Antoine Bourseiller

The website will always be the best way to find information. You’ll be able to book tickets, watch trailers and let us know what you think on our blog section.

Greek subtitled in English

As part of Moseley Folk Day

Director: Agnès Varda

Cleo from 5 to 7 follows the life of a singer who is waiting to hear if she has terminal cancer. The beautiful but spoiled Cleo searches for answers with a fortune teller, then seeks comfort in the familiar as she shops for a hat, talks with friends, and rehearses a song.

H Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award

Director: Lucy Akhurst Cast: Naomie Harris, Sir Derek Jacobi, Aidan McArdle, Harriet Walter,

Clash of the Titans

12A

Thu 3 – Fri 4 Jun 3pm (105 mins) Director: Louis Leterrier Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton Perseus born a god but raised as a man, sets out to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.

A heart-warming feature-length comedy shot in documentary format that follows the fortunes of one of the leading Morris teams in the country, Milsham Morris, and in particular those of its leader, Derecq Twist.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 15 Tue 8 Jun & Thu 10 Jun, 6pm Wed 9 Jun, 8.15pm (114mins) Director: Mat Whitecross Cast: Andy Serkis, Ray Winstone Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll stars Andy Serkis in the role of the punk legend Ian Dury. The film follows his rise to fame following a personal battle with the debilitating disease polio, and the after effects of fame on his relationships.


mac monthly june 2010 Ticket Prices Full price: £6.50 | Concession: £4.50 | Matinee (before 5pm): £4.00 (including family screenings)

Tokyo Story

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Mon 14 & Wed 16 Jun, 5.45pm Tue 15 , Thu 17 & Fri 18 Jun, 8.15pm (135mins)

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Japanese subtitled in English Director: Yasujiro Ozu Cast: Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara

Nightwatching

18

Fri 11 & Sun 13 Jun, 8.15pm Sat 12 Jun, 5.30pm (141mins) Director: Peter Greenaway

The story of a couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children, but find their children are too absorbed in their own lives to spend much time with their parents. Tokyo Story is often regarded as Ozu’s greatest masterpiece, and has twice appeared in Sight & Sound magazine’s ‘Top Ten’ list of the greatest films ever made.

Cast: Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Eva Birthistle, Jodhi May From visionary writer/director Peter Greenaway, comes a thrilling period drama, told with irony and wit. Nightwatching explores the romantic and professional life of Rembrandt, the greatest artist of his generation and the mystery surrounding his most famous work of art, The Night Watch.

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans 18 Fri 11, Sun 13, Tue 15 & Thu 17 Jun, 5.45pm Sat 12 Jun, 3pm & 8.20pm

Coco Before Chanel City of Life and Death

15

Mon 21 Jun, 5.45pm, Tue 22 Jun, 8pm (135mins)

12A

The Killer Inside Me

18

Fri 18 June, 8.20pm

Fri 18 & Thu 24 Jun, 6pm (109mins)

Sat 19 Jun, 6pm

Sat 19 Jun, 3pm & 8.20pm

Sun 20 Jun, 7.50pm

Sun 20 Jun, 5.30pm

Tue 22 Jun, 3pm (110mins)

Mon 21 Jun, 8.30pm,

French subtitled in English

Tue 22 Jun 5.45pm

Director: Anne Fontaine

Wed 23 Jun, 8.20pm

Director: Chuan Lu

Cast: Audrey Tautou

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Cast: Nicholas Cage, Eva Mendes

Cast: Beverly Peckous, Gao Yuanyuan, Hideo Nakaizumi, John Paisley, Liu Ye

Cast: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba

A rogue detective becomes a high functioning addict who reigns over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon. Complicating his tumultuous life is the prostitute he loves. Together they descend into their own world marked by desire, compulsion, and conscience. The result is a singular masterpiece of filmmaking: equally sad and manically humorous.

City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second SinoJapanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, a period of several weeks wherein massive numbers of Chinese prisoners of war and civilians were killed.

The story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who began her life as headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel’s life, the years of Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself.

Mon 14 & Wed 16 Jun, 8.30pm (121 mins) Director: Werner Herzog

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Chinese subtitled in English

Based on the novel by legendary pulp fiction writer Jim Thompson. The Killer Inside Me tells the story of handsome, charming, unassuming small town sheriff’s deputy. Lou Ford has a bunch of problems, woman problems, law enforcement problems, an ever-growing pile of murder victims and the fact he’s a sadist, a psychopath, a killer.


mac monthly june 2010 Ticket Prices Full price: £6.50 | Concession: £4.50 | Matinee (before 5pm): £4.00 (including family screenings)

Samson and Delilah

It Came From Pebble Mill

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Wed 23 Jun 6pm Thu 24 Jun, 8.15pm (100mins) Aboriginal subtitled in English Director: Warwick Thornton Cast: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson H Winner of Caméra d’or (2009) Samson and Delilah’s world is small an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn’t always fair, but love never judges.

Rashomon

How BBC Birmingham revolutionised TV drama Fri 2 July – Sun 4 July

Ajami

The Brother’s Bloom

Fri 25, Sun 27 - Mon 28 Jun, 8pm

Tue 29 Jun, 3pm & 8.30pm

Sat 26, Tue 29 Jun & Thu 1 July, 6pm

Wed 30 Jun, 6pm

Wed 30 Jun, 8.20pm (120mins)

Thu 1 July, 8.30pm

Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles 12

Fri 25, Sun 27, Mon 28 Jun, 6pm Sat 26 Jun, 3pm & 8.30pm (88mins) Japanese subtitled in English Director: Akira Kurosawa Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo, Takashi Shimura Akira Kurosawa’s highly acclaimed film, set in feudal Japan, presents an intriguing tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspective of four different characters - a bandit (Toshiro Mifune), a woman (Machiko Kyo), her husband (Masayuki Mori), and a woodcutter (Takashi Shimura).

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Directors: Scandar Copti & Yaron Shani Cast: Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba

H Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year 2010, Winner of Caméra d’Or - Special Distinction (2009) A powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighbourhood , a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians, told through the eyes of a cross section of the city’s inhabitants. As their stories intersect and the films narrative shifts back and forth in time, we witness a dramatic collision of different worlds.

12A

Director: Rian Johnson

A weekend of events, films and special guests, coming together to celebrate the flood of talent which emerged from the Pebble Mill building during the 70s and 80s. It came from Pebble Mill will explore the conditions which helped to make BBC Birmingham such a creative powerhouse. It came from Pebble Mill is presented by Pebble Mill, Flatpack & Birmingham City University and funded by Screen West Midlands.

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Nora Zehetner, Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they’ve decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

The website will always be the best way to find information. You’ll be able to book tickets, watch trailers and let us know what you think on our blog section. Or pick up this round up flyer - available one month in advance of screenings from mac, all Birmingham libraries and Birmingham ticket shops.


mac monthly june 2010 Ticket Prices Full price: £6.50 | Concession: £4.50 | Matinee (before 5pm): £4.00 (including family screenings)

at a glance... Matinees | Time Fri 28 May Sat 29 May

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 3pm

Sun 30 May

Early Evening | Time

Main Evening | Time

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 6pm

Lebanon 9pm

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 6pm

*Due to distributors deadlines we do not yet know which of these screenings will have audio description or subtitles. For more information please visit our website or call Sales & Information. All times are subject to change. Please check website for up to date listings.

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Matinees | Time

Early Evening | Time

Main Evening | Time

Sun 13 June

Bad Lieutenant 5.45pm

Nightwatching 8.15pm

Mon 14 June

Tokyo Story 5.45pm

Bad Lieutenant 8.30pm

Lebanon 9pm

Tue 15 June

Bad Lieutenant 5.45pm

Tokyo Story 8.15pm

The Girl with Dragon the Tattoo 6pm

Lebanon 9pm

Wed 16 June

Tokyo Story 5.45pm

Bad Lieutenant 8.30pm

Thu 17 June

Bad Lieutenant 5.45pm

Tokyo Story 8.15pm

Fri 18 June

The Killer Inside Me 6pm

Coco Before Chanel 8.20pm

Coco Before Chanel 6pm

The Killer Inside Me 8.20pm

Sun 20 June

The Killer Inside Me 5.30pm

Coco Before Chanel 7.50pm

Mon 21 June

City of Life and Death 5.45pm

The Killer Inside Me 8.30pm

The Killer Inside Me 5.45pm

City of Life and Death 8pm

Mon 31 May

How To Train Your Dragon 3pm

The Last Station 6pm

Lebanon 8.40pm

Tue 1 June

The Last Station 3.30pm

La Danse 6pm

Lebanon 9pm

Wed 2 June

How to train your Dragon 3pm

La Danse 5.30pm

Lebanon 8.35pm

Thu 3 June

Clash of the Titans 3pm

Lebanon 6pm

La Danse 8pm

Fri 4 June

Clash of the Titans 3pm

Cleo from 5 to 7 6pm

Cemetery Junction 30/80 8pm

Sat 5 June

Morris A Life with Bells On 1.30pm Cleo from 5 to 7 4pm

Morris A Life with Bells On 6.30pm

Cemetery Junction 9pm

Wed 23 June

Samson and Delilah 6pm

The Killer Inside Me 8.20pm

Sun 6 June

Cemetery Junction 6pm

Cleo From 5 to 7 8pm

Thu 24 June

The Killer Inside Me 6pm

Samson and Delilah 8.15pm

Mon 7 June

Cemetery Junction 6pm

Dogtooth 8.15pm

Fri 25 June

Rashomon 6pm

Ajami 8pm

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 6pm

Dogtooth 8.30pm

Wed 9 June

Dogtooth 6pm

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 6pm

Thu 10 June

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 6pm

Dogtooth 8.30pm

Fri 11 June

Bad Lieutenant 5.45pm

Nightwatching 8.15pm

Nightwatching 5.30pm

Bad Lieutenant 8.20pm

Tue 8 June

Sat 12 June

Cemetery Junction 3pm

Bad Lieutenant 3pm

Sat 19 June

Tue 22 June

Sat 26 June

Coco Before Chanel 3pm

Ajami 6pm

Rashomon 8.30pm

Sun 27 June

Rashomon 6pm

Ajami 8pm

Mon 28 June

Rashomon 6pm

Ajami 8pm

Tue 29 June

Rashomon 3pm

Ajami 6pm

Brothers Bloom 8.30pm

Wed 30 June

Brothers Bloom 6pm

Ajami 8.20pm

Thu 1 July

Ajami 6pm

Brothers Bloom 8.30pm

Brothers Bloom 3pm

Fri 2 July Sat 3 July Sun 4 July

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Killer Inside Me 3pm

It Came From Pebble Mill - Please check website for up to date programme & times


free events Tuesday Tunes Come and chill out at our weekly barbecue and sample some of the finest local musicians and performers.

Two Man Ting, 1 June Jon Lewis and Jah-man Aggrey play hi-life lo-fi music fusing African, Jazz, Folk and Pop. Sugarfoot Stomp, 8 June DJ night with Birmingham’s all female collective playing dance music from 1920s – 1960s. Walsh and Pound, 15 June Individually labelled as ‘one of the most original harmonica players in Britain’ and ‘the UK’s top clawhammer banjoist’, together Walsh and Pound are two of the most exciting and unique young musicians on today’s folk scene.

Sound Futures, 29 June Music making from Birmingham’s Youth Music Action Zone. Daholl Kurdish Ensemble, 6 July Kurdish and Middle Eastern music played on a range of traditional instruments.

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Manos Puestas, 13 July Brilliant Latin Jazz duo from Leamington Spa “Lewis and Sullivan play with fire” Metro Birmingham International Jazz Festival present… Strumpit, 20 July Andy Bucknall, Madi Stimpson and Michaël Lacoult perform Gypsy Swing Jazz as a fitting tribute to the legacy of Django Reinhardt - taking the genre to a new stage of evolution.

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Dreemz, 22 June Stunning singing from the Black Country’s freshest gospel choir.

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