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Date Sat 1

Matinee Early Evening Screen Juniors; The Iron Giant (2pm) Psycho (6pm)

Late Evening The Sapphires (8.20pm)

Sun 2 Mon 3

Amour (2pm) The Sapphires (2pm)

The Sapphires (5.15pm) The Sapphires (7pm)

Amour (7.30pm)

Tue 4

Amour (2pm)

Amour (5.50pm)

The Sapphires (8.30pm)

Wed 5

The Sapphires (2pm)

The Sapphires (6pm)

Amour (8.10pm)

TALK FILM OPEN: Amour (5.50pm)

The Sapphires (8.30pm)

Thu 6 Fri 7

Cinema Bambino: The Sapphires (11am)

Amour (6pm)

Sightseers (8.35pm)

Sat 8

Amour (2pm)

Sightseers (6pm)

Argo (8pm)

Sun 9

Amour (2pm)

Argo (6pm) (s) (a)

Sightseers (8.30pm)

Mon 10 Sightseers (2pm)

Argo (7pm)

Tue 11

Sightseers (6pm)

Argo (8pm)

Sightseers (6pm)

Argo (8pm) (s) (a)

Argo (6pm)

Turbulence (8.30pm)

Fri 14

Great Expectations (6pm)

Sightseers (8.35pm)

Sat 15

Sightseers (6pm)

Great Expectations (8pm)

Great Expectations (6pm)

Sightseers (8.35pm)

Argo (2pm)

Wed 12 Thu 13

Sun 16

Sightseers (2pm)

Great Expectations (2pm)

Mon 17 Sightseers (2pm)

Great Expectations (7pm)

Tue 18

Great Expectations (2pm)

Sightseers (6pm)

Great Expectations (8pm)

Wed 19 Great Expectations (2pm)

Sightseers (6pm)

Great Expectations (8pm)

Thu 20

Great Expectations (6pm)

Sightseers (8.35pm)

Babette’s Feast (5.55pm)

Skyfall (8.05pm)

Sat 22

Babette’s Feast (5.45pm)

Skyfall (8pm)

Sun 23 Mon 24 Babette’s Feast (2pm)

Skyfall (5pm) (s) (a)

Babette’s Feast (8pm)

Tue 25 CLOSED Wed 26 Babette’s Feast (2pm)



Fri 21

Babette’s Feast (2pm)

Thu 27

Babette’s Feast (2pm)

Fri 28

Silver Linings Playbook (2pm)

Sat 29

Silver Linings Playbook (2pm)

Sun 30

Silver Linings Playbook (2pm)

Mon 31 Skyfall (2pm)

(s)(a) Subtitled and audio described screening


Dec 2012 Great Expectations 12A (128mins)

Director: Mike Newell Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Flemyng UK | USA | 2012 New adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. With an all-star cast with Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as Pip. Ticket Prices Full price £7, Concession £5 Cinema Bambino: £5 (under 12 months free) Screen Juniors £3

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The Sapphires

Director: Michael Haneke Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert France | Austria | Germany | 2012 | Subtitled

Director: Wayne Blair Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy Australia | 2012

12A (126mins)

Georges and Anne are retired music teachers in their eighties. When Anne suffers a stroke which paralyses one side of her body, the couple’s bond of love is severely tested.

Talk Film: open discussion Join us for an informal discussion following the 5.50pm screening of Amour on Thu 6 Dec. The discussion will be led by Michael Clifford, Bafta-award winning Director of films including Turbulence (screening at mac birmingham at 8.30pm on Thu 13 Dec), and Dr. Alex Marlow-Mann, Lecturer in European Film at the University of Birmingham and Acting Director of B-Film: The Birmingham Centre for Film Studies.

Babette’s Feast U (102mins)

Director: Gabriel Axel Cast: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel Denmark | 1987 | Subtitled A re-released mouthwatering Danish Christmas classic treat! A strange chain of events lead to the two elderly daughters of a famously pious pastor taking on, as their cook, a Parisienne who previously worked as a celebrated chef.

PG (103mins)

It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. Includes Cinema Bambino screening Fri 7 Dec, 11am

1960s Flickpic Winner:


15 (109mins) Director: Alfred Hitchcock Cast: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh USA | 1960 Young office worker Marion Crane checks into a secluded motel and meets the disturbed owner and manager, Norman Bates. This complex psychological thriller is considered the “mother” of all modern horror suspense films, and is the winner of our 1960s Flickpic public vote.

Turbulence + Q&A 15 (85mins)

Director: Michael B. Clifford Cast: David Alwyn, Adrian Banks, Emma Pierce UK (2011) Shot in Kings Heath, this Birmingham comedy directed by Bafta-award winner Michael B Clifford and produced by Natasha Carlish (SoulBoy), follows six young, gifted and clueless twenty-somethings struggling with the realities of adult life.

Screen Juniors Sat 1 Dec, 2pm. Monthly film screenings celebrating the world of children’s cinema. With free drop in activities before the screening 11am-1pm.

The Iron Giant

U (86mins) Director: Brad Bird Cast: Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr. USA | 1999 Ted Hughes’ 1968 novel, The Iron Man is renamed and relocated to Maine, USA. A friendship between a boy and an alien robot is threatened by the Cold War paranoia of an over-zealous government agent.

Flickpic 1970s For the second of our Flickpic screenings, we have selected three of the most influential films of the 1970s. Pick your favourite, vote either in person at mac birmingham, or online at, and come and see the film when we announce the screening. See Psycho, the 1960s Flickpic winner at mac birmingham on Fri 30 Nov, 7pm, and Sat 1 Dec, 6pm.

The Conformist

Don’t Look Now

Annie Hall

A repressed upper-class would-be fascist is dispatched to Paris to murder his former, anti-fascist college professor. Critically acclaimed on release, Bernardo Bertolucci’s expressionist masterpiece secured post-war Italian cinema as a major influence in the emerging 1970s renaissance in Hollywood film-making, with its take on late modernism opening a range of possibilities for directors such as Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg.

Classic 1973 thriller from Nicolas Roeg, starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as John and Laura Baxter, a married couple who travel to Venice following the recent death of their daughter. They encounter two sisters, one of whom claims to be a clairvoyant, and insists that the couple’s dead daughter is trying to contact them and warn them of danger. Laura is intrigued but John initially dismisses the claims, until he starts to experience mysterious sightings himself.

Woody Allen’s popular 1977 romantic comedy stars the American director as New York comedian Alvy Singer, investigating the reasons for the failure of his relationship with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). Critically acclaimed, and regarded as one of the most influential films of the romantic comedy genre, Allen’s New York-set classic won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Allen, and Best Actress for Keaton.




Director: Ben Wheatley Cast: Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies 2012 | UK

Director: Ben Affleck Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman USA | 2012

Director: Sam Mendes Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench UK | USA | 2012

Black comedy from Ben Wheatley. Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn.

Dramatisation of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

Latest James Bond film, starring Daniel Craig as the British spy. Bond’s loyalty to M (Dench) is tested as the past comes back to haunt her.

Includes subtitled and audio described screenings Sun 9 Dec, 6pm & Wed 12 Dec, 8pm

Includes subtitled and audio described screening Sun 23 Dec, 5pm

(15) 1970

“In short, storytelling of the highest order” Empire Magazine

Silver Linings Playbook 15 (112mins)

Director: David O.Russell Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence USA | 2012 After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to rebuild his life and reconcile with his ex-wife. When Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get more challenging and an unexpected bond begins to form between them.

15 (88mins)

(15) 1973

15 (120mins)

(15) 1977

12A (143mins)

Christmas Food Special Offer Buy a cinema ticket in December and get our Christmas Turkey Dinner followed by coffee and mince pie for just £7.95.* *Vegetarian option available. Vegan option on request.

Cinema Guide December 2012  

Cinema Guide December 2012