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Timetable Feb

Early Evening

Main Evening

Wed 1

Dreams of a Life (6pm)

Shame (8.10pm)

Thu 2

Shame (6pm)

Dreams of a Life (8.15pm)

Tatsumi (6pm)

Margin Call (8.05pm)

Tatsumi (5.30pm)

Margin Call (7.45pm)

Margin Call (5pm)

Tatsumi (7.30pm)

Fri 3 Sat 4



Cinema Bambino: Dreams of A Life (11am) Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (2pm)

Sun 5 Mon 6

Margin Call (2pm)

Tatsumi (7pm)

Tue 7

Margin Call (2pm)

Margin Call (5.45pm)

Wed 8

Margaret (2pm)

Margin Call (7pm)

Thu 9

Margaret (2pm)

Margin Call (7pm)

Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12

Cinema Feb 2012

Margaret (8pm)

W.E. (5.45pm) W.E. (5pm)

The Descendants (8.15pm) The Descendants (7.30pm)

The Descendants (5pm)

W.E. (7.30pm)

Mon 13

The Descendants (2pm)

W.E. (7pm)

Tue 14

W.E. (2pm)

The Descendants (5.35pm)

Brief Encounter (8pm)

Wed 15

The Descendants (5.45pm)

Despair (8.10pm)

Thu 16

The Descendants (5.45pm)

Despair (8.10pm)

Fri 17

Coriolanus (6pm)

Carnage (8.35pm)

Sat 18

Carnage (6pm)

Coriolanus (7.50pm)

Margin Call

The Artist

Sun 19

Coriolanus (5pm)

Carnage (8.15pm)

15 (107mins) Director: J.C. Chandor Cast: Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irons, Demi Moore, Paul Bettany USA (2011)

PG (101mins) Director: Michel Hazanavicius Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo France | Belgium | (2011)

An entangling thriller set in the Wall Street offices of a powerful investment bank during a perilous 24 hours in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. J.C. Chandor brings together an impressive ensemble cast for this bravely authentic portrayal of the financial industry and the decisions that shape our global future.

Hotly tipped for Oscar glory this month, The Artist tells the story of a 1920s silent movie superstar. As silent cinema moves out of fashion to be replaced by the talkies, he begins to fall into oblivion, whilst it seems the sky’s the limit for rising actress Peppy Miller.

Mon 20

Coriolanus (2pm) Subtitled

Carnage (7pm)

Tue 21

Carnage (2pm)

Carnage (6pm)

Coriolanus (7.50pm)

Wed 22

Coriolanus (6pm) Subtitled

Carnage (8.30pm)

Thu 23

Carnage (6pm)

The Nine Muses Q & A (8pm)

Fri 24

War Horse (5.40pm)

The Artist (8.30pm)

Sat 25

War Horse (5pm)

The Artist (8pm)

Sun 26

The Artist (5pm)

War Horse (7.15pm)

Mon 27

War Horse (2pm) Subtitled

The Artist (7pm)

Tue 28

War Horse (2pm)

The Artist (5.45pm)

Wed 29

The Artist (2pm)

War Horse (7pm) Subtitled

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War Horse (7.55pm)

Ticket Prices Full price £7 Concession: £5 Cinema Bambino: £5 (under 12 months free) Family screenings (inc colourbox) £3 all tickets

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Valentine’s Day

- Romantic sharing platter & classic film screening

Tue 14 Feb, from 6.30pm Are you looking for something more this Valentine’s Day? For just £15 per person we invite you to celebrate with a screening of Brief Encounter, a delicious sharing platter, a glass of bubbles and an irresistible trio of desserts. After you have dined, simply relax and enjoy the film.

Brief Encounter PG (186mins) Director: David Lean Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard UK (1945) Often credited as the best romantic film of all time, Brief Encounter centres on a housewife who meets a stranger in a train station and unexpectedly finds love. The couple continues to meet every Thursday in a small café, although they know that their love is impossible... Tables can be booked between 6.30 - 7.15pm. The film starts at 8pm. To book your tickets and table, please call Sales and Information on 0121 446 3232. Tickets £15

Departure Lounge at mac birmingham Colour Box is Flatpack festival’s family strand - a brilliant jumble of screenings and activities for all ages featuring films from all over the world. In the build-up to Flatpack 6 (13-18 March 2012) we’ll be hosting regular Colour Box screenings on the first Saturday of every month.

Pinchcliffe Grand Prix U (88mins) Director: Ivo Caprino Norway (1975) The tale of an inventor and his two friends Sonny (a magpie) and Lambert (a hedgehog) who live at the top of a hill making ingenious devices, until one day they find out that an international motor race is happening in their village.

The Nine Muses PG (96mins) Director: John Akomfrah Production Company - Smoking Dogs Films Ghana | UK (2010) A fascinating film, from the Handsworth Songs’ film makers, that combines archive imagery with footage of glorious Alaskan landscapes to tell the story of mass migration to post-War Britain. Using strong literary references and an evocative soundtrack, Akomfrah creates a beautifully atmospheric piece with lyrical richness.

Projectionist’s Pick Following on from her Departure Lounge debut with 2010’s Edge, we are pleased to be screening Carol Morley’s new film Dreams of a Life.

Dreams of a Life 12A (95 mins) Director: Carol Morley Cast: Zawe Ashton, Neelam Bakshi, Lee Colley UK (2011)

Brought to life with beautiful stop-frame animation, Pinchcliffe Grand Prix is a visual feast and a real treat for car-lovers.

Would anyone miss you? Nobody noticed when Joyce Vincent died in a North London bedsit in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had been wrapping, and with the TV still on. Carol Morley interweaves interviews with imagined scenes from Joyce’s life, as she explores how little we may ever know each other.

All Tickets: £3

Cinema Bambino: Fri 3 Feb 11am | Tickets £5 (under 12 months free)


The Descendants


15 (96mins) Director: Eric Choo Cast: Tetsuya Bessho (voice), Motoko Gollent (voice), Yoshihiro Tatsumi (voice) Czech Republic | Slovakia (2010) Subtitled

15 (114mins) Director: Alexander Payne Cast: George Clooney, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges USA (2011)

15 (80mins) Director: Roman Polanski Cast: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, John C. Reilly, Christoph Waltz France | Germany |Poland | Spain (2011)

Animated drama based on the manga memoir and short stories of Japanese comics artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi. In post-war occupied Japan, young Tatsumi’s passion for comics eventually becomes a means of supporting his poor family, before he redefined the manga landscape by encouraging an alternative genre for adults.

Margaret 15 (150mins) Director: Kenneth Lonergan Cast: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo USA (2011) A 17-year-old New York City high-school student feels certain that she has inadvertently played a role in a fatal traffic accident. As she attempts to set things right, she is met with opposition at every stage and begins, leading to her emotionally brutalizing her family, friends, teachers and herself.

W.E. 15 (119 mins) Director: Madonna Cast: James D’Arcy, Andrea Riseborough UK (2011) Wally Winthrop is a woman in 1998 Manhattan who becomes obsessed with the love story between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. As she learns more about the sacrifices the lovers made for each other, Wally struggles to find the courage to follow her own heart and create her own happiness.

From the creator of Sideways and About Schmidt comes a Hawaii-set comedy drama about what it takes to be a husband and father. After his wife suffers a boating accident, land-owner Matt King (Clooney) is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future, whilst wrestling with a decision to sell off his family’s inherited land.

Despair 15 (119mins) Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch Argentina | Spain (1978) Set in 1930s Germany, Despair follows chocolate magnate Hermann Hermann as he goes slowly mad. Adapted by Tom Stoppard from Vladimir Nabokov’s novel of the same name, Fassbinder’s film delves into the surrealist noir, with Hermann’s psychological collapse contrasting the Nazis’ rise.

Coriolanus 15 (123mins) Director: Ralph Fiennes Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave UK (2011) In his epic directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes presents a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus. After widespread riots and his expulsion from Rome, the banished Coriolanus allies himself with his sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

A razor sharp comedy centred on parental differences. Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a playground fight, though as the meeting progresses, increasingly childish behaviour throws the evening into chaos. Based on the play God of Carnage by French playwright Yasmina Reza.

War Horse 12A (146mins) Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch UK (2011) Epic family adventure set against the sweeping canvas of Europe during the First World War. After his horse, Joey, is sold to the cavalry, young Albert Narracott enlists in the army and begins a journey that takes him across Europe in search of his beloved horse.

Shame 18 (101mins) Director: Steve McQueen Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan UK (2011) New Yorker Brandon shuns intimacy with women but feeds his desires with a compulsive addiction to sex. When his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment Brandon’s insular life spirals out of control.

February Cinema  

Film in Feb 2012