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Early Evening

Main Evening

Sun 1 Mon 2

Hugo (2pm) Hugo (2pm)

Hugo (5.50pm)

Drive (8.30pm)

Tues 3

Resistance (2pm)

Hugo (6pm)

Resistance (8.35pm)

Wed 4 Thu 5

Hugo (2pm)

Resistance (7pm) Hugo (6pm)

Resistance (8.35pm)

Fri 6 Sat 7

Cinema Bambino: Hugo (11am) My Neighbour Totoro (12pm)

An African Election (6pm) Surviving Life (6pm)

Surviving Life (8pm) Surviving Life (8.20pm)

Sun 8

Spirit of the Beehive (3pm)

An African Election (6pm)

We Have a Pope (8pm)

Mon 9

We Have a Pope (2pm)

Surviving Life (7pm)

Tues 10 Wed 11 Thu 12

Las Acacias (2pm)

We Have a Pope (6pm) Las Acacias (6pm) We Have a Pope (6pm)

Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Mon 16 Tue 17 Wed 18 Thu 19

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2pm) Tabloid (6pm) Tabloid (5pm) Where the Wild Things Are (3pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (5pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (7pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (5pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (7pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (7pm)

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (8pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (7pm) Tabloid (8.15pm) Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (8pm)

Subtitled That Girl in Yellow Boots (6pm) The Iron Lady (8.20pm)

Sat 21

That Girl in Yellow Boots (6pm)

The Iron Lady (8.20pm)

Sun 22

The Iron Lady (5pm)

That Girl in Yellow Boots (8pm)

Mon 23

Another Earth (6pm)

The Iron Lady (8.05pm)

Tue 24

The Iron lady (2pm)

Another Earth (6pm)

The Iron Lady (8.05pm)

Wed 25

Another Earth (2pm)

The Iron Lady (6pm)

The Iron Lady (8.15pm)

Thu 26

Junkhearts Q & A (6pm)

The Iron Lady (8.15pm)

Fri 27

The Lady (5.50pm)

Shame (8.30pm)

Sat 28

The Lady (5pm)

Shame (8pm)

Sun 29

The Lady (5pm)

Shame (8pm)

The Lady (2pm)

Shame (7pm)

Tue 31

The Lady (2pm)

Shame (6pm)

key: Subtitled

Jan 2012

Las Acacias (8.15pm) We Have a Pope (8pm) Las Acacias (8.15pm)

Fri 20

Mon 30


Image: The Iron Lady

The Lady (8.10pm)



U (127mins)

18 (100mins)

Director: Martin Scorsese Cast: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moritz, Ben Kingsley USA (2011)

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan USA (2011)

Family adventure from Scorsese. An orphan who lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father.

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a getaway driver discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist goes wrong.

Ticket Prices Full price £6.50 Concession: £4.50 Matinee (before 5pm) £4 (including family screenings)

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Their Wonderlands Film Programme: Child’s Eye View curated by They Are Here As part of the Their Wonderlands exhibition, They Are Here curate a film programme that encourages us to re-imagine the world through the magic and vulnerability of a child’s point of view.

Spirit of the Beehive

Where the Wild Things Are

Director: Víctor Erice Cast: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent Spain (1973) Subtitled

Director: Spike Jonze Cast: Max Records, Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whitaker USA | Australia | Germany (2009)

This masterpiece of Spanish cinema focuses on a young girl in 1940 rural Spain who, drifts into her own fantasy world after becoming fascinated with James Whale’s 1931 film Frankenstein.

Adaptation of Maice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world, a magical forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max their king.

15 (97 mins)

PG (101mins)

We Have a Pope PG (105mins) Subtitled Director: Nanni Moretti Cast: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti Italy (2011) The newly elected Pope suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St Peter’s balcony. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, seek help from a renowned psychoanalyst (and atheist) in this Italian comedy/drama.

Las Acacias 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.

My Neighbour Totoro U (86 mins) Director: Hayao Miyazaki Cast: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka and Chika Sakamoto Japan (1988) One of the first and best-loved features from Tokyo’s Studio Ghibli (Ponyo, Arrietty), My Neighbour Totoro is the delightful tale of two young girls who move to the countryside and discover a hidden world of big furry beasts and flying cat-buses. Tickets: £4 for adults, £2 under16s. There will also be some special giveaways on the day!

That Girl in Yellow Boots

Another Earth

18 (108mins) Subtitled

Director: Mike Cahill Cast: Brit Marling, William Mapother USA (2011)

Director: Anurag Kashyap Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Prashant Prakash India (2010) Dark thriller following a British woman’s search to find her father, a man she hardly knew but cannot forget. Her search leads her to Mumbai, where she finds herself sucked into the drug culture of the city’s underworld.

The Iron Lady

12A (92mins)

On the night of the discovery of a duplicate planet in the solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident, and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined. Departure Lounge at mac birmingham Showcasing films and filmmakers ‘taking off’.


Surviving Life

12A (86mins) Subtitled

12A (105mins)

PG (91mins)

15 (109mins)

Director: Amit Gupta Cast: Michael Sheen, Andrea Riseborough, Kimberley Nixon, Iwan Rheon UK | Germany (2011)

Director: Jan Svankmajer Cast: Václav Helsus, Klára Issová, Zuzana Krónerová Czech Republic | Slovakia (2010) Subtitled

Director: Pablo Giorgelli Cast: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani Argentina | Spain (2011)

Director: Phyllida Lloyd Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Richard E. Grant UK (2011)

In 1944 a group of women in an isolated Welsh village wake up to discover all of their husbands have mysteriously vanished.

Cleverly using a mixture of cut-out animation and liveaction segments, Surviving Life tells the story of a married man, who leads a double life in his dreams, where he has a young girlfriend. A unique, offbeat, psychoanalytical comedy.

A long distance lorry driver agrees to drive a woman and her 5-month old child from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. A subtle and tender road movie exploring loneliness and the pain of loss, Las Acacias depicts an unlikely bond developing between two strangers.

In this intimate portrait of the extraordinary and complex Margaret Thatcher, Meryl Streep plays ‘The Iron Lady’, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world. A fantastic story concerning power and the price that is paid for it.


Projectionist’s Pick

The long-awaited debut feature from Bafta winning filmmaker Tinge Krishnan, is a multi-stranded psychological thriller set in inner city London. Eddie Marsan plays a vulnerable ex-soldier who finds himself manipulated by a young drug-taking couple.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Lady

An African Election PG (90mins) Director: Jarreth J. Merz, Kevin Merz Cast: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, John Evans Atta Mills, John Kofi Agyekum Kufuor, Jerry John Rawlings Ghana | Switzerland | USA (2011)


Taking the 2008 Ghana presidential elections as its backdrop, this feature documentary looks behindthe-scenes at the complex, political machinery of a third world democracy struggling to legitimise itself to its first world contemporaries.

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.

18 (101mins) Director: Steve McQueen Cast: Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender Country: UK (2011)

15 (87mins) Director: Errol Morris Cast: Kent Gavin, Dr. Hong and Joyce McKinney USA (2010) Documentary by awardwinning filmmaker Errol Morris about Joyce McKinney, former Miss Wyoming, who was accused of kidnapping an American Mormon missionary and whose fantastic exploits were constant headlines through the seventies.


(Plus Q&A) Thu 26 Jan 15 (95mins) Director: Tinge Krishnan Cast: Eddie Marson, Romola Garai, Tom Sturridge UK (2011)

18 (152 mins)

TBC (135mins)

Director: David Fincher Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara USA | Sweden | UK  Germany (2011)

Director: Luc Besson Cast: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis France | UK (2011)

Adaptation of the first novel in Stieg Larssoon’s literary blockbuster, The Millennium Trilogy. Daniel Craig plays a journalist aided in a missing person search by Lisbeth Salander (Mara), a young computer hacker, in this dramatic thriller.

Luc Besson presents the extraordinary story of pro-democracy activist and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent more than a decade under house arrest.

Cinema Guide  

Films at mac in January

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