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Tue 1

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2pm) The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (6pm) The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (6pm)

Wed 2 Thu 3 Fri 4

Cinema Bambino: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (11am)

Sat 5

Early Evening

Main Evening Into the Abyss (8pm) Into the Abyss (8pm)

Into the Abyss (6pm)

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (8.20pm) (s)(a)

The Kid With A Bike (6pm)

Marley (8pm)

Marley (5.30pm)

The Kid With A Bike (8.25pm) Marley (7.30pm)

Sun 6

Fever Chart (2pm)

The Kid With A Bike (5pm)

Mon 7

La Grande Illusion (2pm)

Marley (7pm)

Tue 8

The Kid With A Bike (2pm)

La Grande Illusion (5.45pm)

Marley (8.10pm)

Marley (5.45pm)

La Grande Illusion (8.40pm)

Wed 9 Thu 10

Marley (2pm)

La Grande Illusion (7pm)

Fri 11

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2pm)

Angel and Tony (6pm)

Mon 14

Le Havre (2pm)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Lawrence of Belgravia plus Q&A (5.30pm) (8pm) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Angel and Tony (8pm) (5.30pm) (s)(a) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (7pm)

Tue 15

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2pm)

Hit Me With Music (6.15pm)

Le Havre (8pm)

Le Havre (6pm)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (8.10pm) Tortoise in Love (8pm)

Sat 12 Sun 13

Wed 16 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2pm) (s)(a)

Le Havre (6pm)

Fri 18

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2pm) (s)(a)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (6pm)

Delicacy (8.35pm)

Sat 19

Delicacy (5.30pm)

Delicacy (8pm)

Sun 20

Delicacy (5pm)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (7.30pm) (s)(a)

Mon 21

Delicacy (2pm)

Babycall (7pm)

Tue 22

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2pm)

Delicacy (6pm)

Babycall (8.30pm)

Wed 23 Thu 24

Babycall (2pm)

Delicacy (7pm) Delicacy (6pm)

Delicacy (8.20pm)

Fri 25

Albert Nobbs (6pm)

Monsieur Lazhar (8.25pm)

Sat 26

Monsieur Lazhar (5.30pm)

Albert Nobbs (8pm)

Sun 27

Albert Nobbs (5.30pm)

Monsieur Lazhar (8pm)

Mon 28

Monsieur Lazhar (6pm)

Albert Nobbs (8.05pm) Albert Nobbs (8.10pm)

Albert Nobbs (2pm)

The Artist (6pm)

Wed 30

The Artist (2pm)

Breathing (7pm)

Thu 31

The Artist (6pm)

May 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (8pm)

Thu 17

Tue 29


Breathing (8.15pm)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 12A (107mins)

Director: Lasse Hallström Cast: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas UK | 2012 A fisheries expert is approached to try and realise a wealthy sheikh’s dream of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert. This adaptation of Paul Torday’s popular novel of the same name is an upstream journey of faith, and an attempt to prove the impossible can be made possible.

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir zamanla Anadolu’da) (150mins)

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel Turkey | 2011 | Subtitled Based on the true experience of one of the film’s writers, the film follows a group of men as they search for a dead body through one long night on the Anatolian steppe. Co-winner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

Includes subtitled and audio described screenings: Sun 13 May, 5.30pm and Thu 17 May, 2pm

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

IDFB Light Fantastic Two screenings as part of LIGHT FANTASTIC, a season of dance films curated by Flatpack Festival for International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) 2012 (23 April – 19 May)

U (88mins)

Fever Chart

Hit Me With Music

Director: Various Sun 6 May, 2pm

Director: Miquel Galofré Spain | Jamaica | 2011 Tue 15 May, 6.15pm

15 (90mins approx)

15 (74mins)

“Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart.” – Martha Graham. A selection of experimental and documentary shorts exploring dance beyond the stage in all of its variety, from the clifftops of the Faroe Islands to the New York streets, and back to the 1980s for a B-boy workshop at mac birmingham.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 12A (124mins)

Director: John Madden Cast: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson UK | 2012 A group of English pensioners travel to India, enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel, but find that the hotel falls short of the romantic idyll promised in the brochure... Includes subtitled and audio described screenings: Fri 18 May, 2pm and Sun 20 May, 7.30pm

Although it takes its title from a Bob Marley song, this infectious documentary goes beyond familiar reggae territory to explore Jamaica’s dancehall explosion, with an eye-popping range of styles.


Monsieur Lazhar

Director: Pal Sletaune Cast: Noomi Rapace, Henrik Rafaelsen, Kristoffer Joner Norway | Germany | Sweden | 2011| Subtitled

Director: Phillipe Falardeau Canada | 2011 | Subtitled

15 (96mins)

A single mother and her eightyear-old son are moved by authorities into a secret flat to escape her abusive husband. When a baby monitoring device she buys to keep track of her son starts picking up dangerous messages she begins to question their safety.

Albert Nobbs 15 (113mins)

Projectionist Pick:

Le Havre

PG (93mins) Director: Aki Kaurismaki, Cast: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel| Finland | France | Germany | 2011| Subtitled An elderly shoe shiner takes pity on an immigrant boy in the French port city Le Havre. Kaurismaki’s critically acclaimed film is a beautifully shot modern day fairytale.

Director: Rodrigo García Cast: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer Ireland | 2011 Albert Nobbs is a woman posing as a man in order to find work in the harsh environment of 19th-century Ireland. When she meets a handsome painter, Albert looks to escape the lie she has been living for over thirty years.

tbc (94mins)

When a Montreal school teacher commits suicide, Algerian immigrant Monsieur Lazhar is hired as her replacement. As he tries to help his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed.

The Artist

PG (101mins) Director: Michel Hazanavicius Cast: Jean Dujardin France | Belgium | 2011 As silent cinema moves out of fashion to be replaced by the talkies, a 1920s silent movie superstar begins to fall into oblivion, whilst it seems the sky’s the limit for rising actress Peppy Miller.


15 (145mins) Director: Kevin Macdonald Cast: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff USA | UK | 2012 Documentary from Kevin Macdonald exploring the life, music and legacy of Bob Marley.

Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt Cast: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant (voices) UK | USA | 2012 The Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the Year Award, in this swashbuckling adventure from Aardman Animations. Cinema Bambino, Fri 4 May, 11am Subtitled and audio described screening: Thu 3 May, 8.20pm

Into The Abyss: A Tale Of Death, A Tale Of Life 12A (107mins)

Director: Werner Herzog Cast: Werner Herzog, Michael Perry, Jason Burkett USA | (2011)

La Grande Illusion U (114mins)

Director: Jean Renoir Cast: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay France | 1937 | Subtitled Two French soldiers, imprisoned in a German POW camp during WW1 plot their escape. Critically acclaimed, La Grande Illusion is regarded as one of the masterpieces of French cinema.

Angel and Tony (Angèle et Tony) 15 (87mins)

Director: Alix Delaporte Cast: Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois, Evelyne Didi France | 2010 | Subtitled A beautiful young woman with a past arrives in a small fishing harbour in Normandy where she meets a fisherman who lives with his widowed mother. An arresting and intimate drama about two lost souls in search of human connection.

In this documentary film Werner Herzog uses conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry to examine why people – and the state - kill. Winner of The Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the 2011 BFI London Film Festival


The Kid With A Bike

A nineteen-year-old ex-convict tries to build a new life for himself, but struggles to deal with his guilt. This compelling drama is the directorial debut of veteran Austrian actor Karl Markovics

(Le gamin au vélo) 12A (87mins)

Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Cast: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France, Jérémie Renier Belgium | France | Italy | 2011 Subtitled Abandoned by his father, a young boy turns to the town’s hairdresser, who agrees to foster him at weekends. Co-winner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival with Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.

(Atmen) 15 (94mins)

Director: Karl Markovics Cast: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Georg Friedrich Austria | 2011

Lawrence of Belgravia plus Q&A with Lawrence &

Director Paul Kelly (90mins)

Director: Paul Kelly UK | 2011 Paul Kelly presents an intimate documentary portrait of Lawrence, the musician behind cult UK bands Felt, Denim and Go-Kart Mozart.


(La délicatesse) 12A (108mins) Director: David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos Cast: Audrey Tautou, François Damiens, Bruno Todeschini France | 2011| Subtitled A young woman mourning the death of her husband shares a spontaneous kiss with her coworker, beginning an emotional journey of love and rebirth.

Tortoise In Love: Preview

U (84mins) Director: Guy Browning Cast: Tom Mitchelson, Alice Zawadzki, Tom Yates UK | 2010 The Producers’ Forum presents a special preview screening of Tortoise in Love with writer/ director Guy Browning and producer Steffan Aquarone. 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 Calendar Girls and The Full Monty.

Little Earthquake sharing and screening mac birmingham has been working in partnership with Walsall-based theatre company Little Earthquake on its new production, It’s Only A Paper Moon. The show explores Man’s relationship with the Moon over the last four hundred years, with influences including cinema. There will be a sharing of the work-inprogress and a special film screening on Sat 19 May. Keep an eye on for updates.

May Cinema Guide 2012  

Film schedule - May 2012