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Cinema guide

July - August 2010

Highlights Shrek Forever After Dirty Oil Twilight: Eclipse mFEST films ....... & much much more!

Tickets and Information

01786 466666 Book Online www.macrobert.org


Introduction from Fiona, Executive Director Welcome to the newest edition of our film brochure. This issue is especially exciting as it details the films chosen by the Young Film Programmers as part of our summer festival mFEST. This festival, aimed at and created by 12-17 year olds, is the first of its kind in Scotland. Not only does it feature a great selection of films - including very special screenings of Pan’s Labyrinth and Little Miss Sunshine on an outdoor screen - but a variety of music, drama, dance and physical theatre including such high profile acts as Tinchy Stryder, La Fura Dels Baus and Daniel Sloss, to name but a few. You can find the full line-up at www.m-fest.org. We’ll also be screening the brand new summer blockbuster Shrek Forever After, and watch out for the greatly anticipated Toy Story 3. There’s plenty for all the family here at macrobert this summer, so we look forward to seeing you very soon!

Booking Call tickets and information on 01786 466666 between 9am and 8.30pm daily (10am - 8.30pm on Sundays) Book online at www.macrobert.org to purchase tickets in advance You can also make bookings in person.

Ticket prices (Unless otherwise stated)

Film Four Pack (choose any four films from this brochure and pay:)

Screenings before 6pm Full price £4.25 Concession £3.75

Full price £16 Concession £12

Screenings after 6pm

Family Film (indicated by (f) in the calendar)

Full price £5.25 Concession £4.25

Full price £3.80 Concession £3.30

NEW! £1 tickets for unemployed people: Thursday evening screenings at 5.15pm Just show your ES40 card to access a £1 ticket. *Subject to programming, restrictions may apply. Please check in advance of booking.

Your visit: You can park free on the University campus Come along early and enjoy a meal or light bite from our café bar Take a beer or wine into the cinema with you, or choose from a range of cinema favourites and healthy treats Concessions apply to full time students, under 18s, senior citizens, people with a disability (plus one companion), young scot card holders and benefit claimants. Proof of eligibility is required. Cert TBC means that the film is awaiting BBFC or local authority licensing approval The use of cameras and recording equipment is not permitted Tickets cannot be exchanged, or money refunded, except in the event of cancellation of a screening by macrobert Screen advertisements and trailers are shown before all films We reserve the right to relocate film screenings between the Norman McLaren Filmhouse and mainhouse; in such cases seating will be unreserved. Please see our main brochure for a full list of booking conditions

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Aged 12-17 years? Visit www.mpowerscotland.org to find out more information on our 2010 Summer Festival. Screenings with the mPOWER logo displayed have special ticket deals of £2 for young people aged 12-17 years. Ask at the time of booking for details.

Contents Baby Pictures -

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Special Event -

mPOWER Films

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Pandora & The Flying Dutchman

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First Light Premiere

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Special Event -

Woody Allen Retrospective

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mFEST Films -

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July/August films

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Calendar

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Foreign Subtitled Film Subtitles Available Audio Described Films Available Family Film Parental Information Treehouse Session Baby Pictures Outdoor Cinema

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Baby Pictures - You CAN still go to the cinema! Now you can bring your baby along and enjoy the latest releases on the big screen without worrying about bothering other members of the audience. The lights are turned up a bit and the sound is turned down, mats are out and there is space for buggies; creating a baby-friendly atmosphere. Membership is free and open to any baby under 12 months old - sign up before the film.

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Shrek Forever After

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Shrek Forever After

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I Love You Philip Morris

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Twilight - Eclipse

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The Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time

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Toy Story 3

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Samson & Delilah

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Dear John

All films start at 10.30am

mPOWER screenings Aged 12-17 years? Visit www.mpowerscotland.org to find out more information on our Summer 2010 festival. Our young film programmers who are all aged 12-17 have selected the following screenings (Fridays 5.15pm); these have a very special ticket deal of just ÂŁ2 if you are also aged 12-17. All you need to do to access your discounted tickets is book by calling Tickets and Information on 01786 466666 and registering your e-mail address - ensuring you will also receive exclusive festival information as and when it is announced! mFEST, the first festival of its kind in Scotland, takes place on 30 July - 2 August. See page 4 for further details. Fri Fri

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Hairspray (12A) Twilight - Eclipse (12A)

All screenings start at 5.15pm

Special Events Pandora and The Flying Dutchman (PG) Albert Lewin, UK 1951, 122 mins Ava Gardner and James Mason star in this recently re-released classic. Mason stars as an immortal drifter - originally the Flying Dutchman who is doomed to wander the seas until he is redeemed by a woman's love. Enter Ava Gardner‌.

Tues 24 August 7.30pm 3

Pandora and The Flying Dutchman


Special Events First Light Premiere Since 2001, First Light have enabled over 30,000 budding young filmmakers to write, act, shoot, light, direct and produce over 1000 films and media projects. We are delighted to show six exclusive short films as part of mFEST: all produced by young people engaged with the project. Six groups of young people based in different Forth Valley locations have been working with film makers D fie foe to produce some ambitious and creatively challenging moving image work as part of the mPOWER project. Their work will be screened at a special premiere at macrobert and at mFEST's mini-cine during mFEST at macrobert. The work also forms an integral part of the twilight multi media performance piece RED every evening of the Festival.

Tues 27 July 7.30pm Tickets are free but must be booked - call 01786 466666 to secure your allocation.

Special Events - Woody Allen A mix of old and new - but all classic Woody Allen - in this macrobert retrospective of some of the director’s highly acclaimed works.

Hannah and Her Sisters (15) Woody Allen, USA 1986, 103 mins Hannah (Mia Farrow) has put her acting career on hold to spend time with her family and husband Elliot (Michael Caine). Elliot has fallen in love with Hannah's sister Lee who is feeling suffocated by her mean-spirited lover (Max von Sydow). Meanwhile, third sister Holly (Dianne West) is trying to get her own acting career going. In the middle of everything is Mickey (Woody Allan), a TV writer who is divorced from Hannah, has dated Holly, and, when he suspects he might have a brain tumour, decides to re-evaluate his life.

Tues 3 August 7.30pm

Hannah and Her Sisters

Manhattan (12A) Woody Allen, USA 1979, 96 mins Contains infrequent strong language Allen plays Isaac Davis who finds himself suffering from a mid-life crisis. Unhappy in his career as a variety show comedy writer and newly divorced from a woman who has since come out as a lesbian, Isaac bounces between two relationships: that with the young Tracy (Mariel Hemingway) and with pseudo-intellectual Mary (Diane Keaton). One of Woody Allen's early classics, Manhattan combines modern, bittersweet humour and timeless romanticism with unerring grace.

Tues 10 August 7.30pm

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Whatever Works (12A) Woody Allen, USA/France 2009, 92 mins Contains moderate sex references and suicide references An eccentric New Yorker (Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm) abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south and her family, and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow! Larry David does what he does best - rants at anyone and everyone who will listen, including the audience‌

Fri 13 - Sun 15 August times vary

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mFEST Welcome to mFEST, macrobert’s brand new festival for, by and with young people aged 12-17. The Young Film Programmers have taken over the Norman McLaren filmhouse - and more - from 31 July till 2 August with a fantastic selection of classic, arthouse and blockbuster films. To find out the full line up for mFEST, log on to www.m-fest.org.

Labyrinth (U) Jim Henson, UK/USA 1986, 101 mins Sarah Williams has just thirteen hours to conquer the mystical labyrinth in order to save her young brother from the clutches of the Goblin King. With weird and wonderful creatures designed by The Muppets creator Jim Henson, come and get lost in this classic maze of cinematic fantasy.

Fri 30 July 4.30pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc Labyrinth

Soul Boy (12A tbc) Hawa Essuman & Tom Tykwer, Kenya/Germany 2010, 61 mins Swahili with English subtitles Young Abila lives in the most miserable slum in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe; as a result he is not allowed to see her. Then one drunken night his father gambles away his own soul... This special screening depicts one boy’s adventurous journey to save the soul of a loved one.

Fri 30 July 8pm Tickets £5.25 / £4.25 conc

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Alice (PG)

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Jan Svankmajer, Czechoslovakia/Switzerland/UK/Germany 1988, 86 mins Czech with English subtitles Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s dark take on Lewis Carroll’s classic story. Mixing stop-motion animation with live action, this unique and bizarre work offers a challenging reading of the Alice In Wonderland fairytale.

Fri 30 July 11.30pm & Sat 31 July 10.30am Tickets £5.25 / £4.25 conc & £4.25 / £3.75 conc

Nocturna (U tbc)

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Adrià García & Víctor Maldonado, Spain/France 2007, 80 mins Spanish with English subtitles The imaginary world of Nocturna is a place where the gentlest animated Japanese children’s features meet Monsters Inc. A traditional story cast with an array of fantastic characters who populate the dreams of children.

Sat 31 July 2.30pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc

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The Fall (15)

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Tarsem Singh, USA/India 2006, 117 mins English & Romanian/Latin with English subtitles An injured stuntman tells a young girl a fantastical story about five mythical heroes. His fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination cause the line between fiction and reality to blur. A dreamlike epic made over four years and shot in twenty different countries.

Sat 31 July 5pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc

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The Devil’s Backbone (15) Guillermo del Toro, Spain/Mexico 2001, 106 mins Spanish with English subtitles Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s supernatural drama takes place against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War in an orphanage where the ghost of a young boy resides. Part political allegory and part horror movie haunted with Gothic atmosphere.

Sat 31 July 8.30pm Tickets £5.25 / £4.25 conc

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Juan Antonio Bayona, Spain/Mexico 2008, 105 mins Spanish with English subtitles A spine-tingling ghost story about a woman who discovers dark and horrific secrets hidden in her childhood home. Now she must rescue her family from the nightmare into which she has led them. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, this film delivers plenty of chills whilst providing a moving portrait of grief and loss.

Sat 31 July 11.30pm & Sun 1 August 10am Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc

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Lord of the Flies (PG) Peter Brook, UK 1963, 92 mins William Golding’s classic fable about a group of young boys stranded on an island without adult supervision becomes a disturbing inquiry into humanity’s capacity for violence in this adaptation by Peter Brook. Shot in an almost documentary style, the film is grounded in a terrifying reality.

Sun 1 August 12.30pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc

Lord of the Flies

Time Bandits (PG) Terry Gilliam, UK 1981, 116 mins In Terry Gilliam’s fanciful voyage through time and space a young boy escapes from his parents to join a motley crew of time-travelling dwarves. An eccentric fairy-tale that plays fast and loose with history, Time Bandits is playfully oddball.

Sun 1 August 3pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc

Time Bandits

William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (12A) Baz Luhrmann, USA 1997, 120 mins With Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers, Baz Luhrmann’s unconventional adaptation still dazzles with energy and imagination, moved from its original Elizabethan setting to a futuristic urban backdrop.

Sun 1 August 5.30pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc

10 Things I Hate About You (12A)

Romeo & Juliet

Gil Junger, USA 1999, 97 mins Contains some moderate sexual references This sharp and likeable update of Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew launched the careers of Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles. With the action transposed to a hormonal American high-school, this is romantic comedy brimming with witty banter and catty retorts.

Sun 1 August 8.30pm Tickets £5.25 / £4.25 conc

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Pan’s Labyrinth (15) Guillermo del Toro, Spain, Mexico & USA, 2006, 119 mins Spanish with English subtitles Using her imagination young Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth that seems to offer escape from the cruelty of her tyrannical stepfather. But before she can turn back she finds herself in the middle of a vicious battle between good and evil.

Sun 1 August 11pm outdoor cinema Mon 2 August 10am Tickets £5.25 / £4.25 conc & £4.25 / £3.75 conc

The Incredibles (U)

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Brad Bird, USA 2004, 115 mins Pixar’s action-packed adventure about the mundane and incredible activities of a superhero family bounds onto the screen again. Saving lives and fighting evil on a daily basis is nothing compared to the challenges of raising a family and carrying out the chores of domestic life.

Mon 2 August 12.30pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc

The Incredibles

Local Hero (PG) Bill Forsyth, UK 1983, 111 mins A Texas oil billionaire attempts to buy out a tiny Highland fishing village to build a refinery. But he hadn’t counted on the stubborn resistance of beachcomber Ben Knox and the increasing threat of his business assistant Mac ‘going native’.

Mon 2 August 2.45pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc

The First Movie (12A)

Local Hero

Mark Cousins, UK/Canada 2009, 76 mins An innovative ‘magic-realist’ documentary set in Iraq, film-maker Mark Cousins attempts to realise a fresh vision about a country viewed negatively through the news. He gives the local kids cameras. They make little movies about war, love, a fish that goes to a magical place and a chicken who debates justice. The First Movie is about wonder and the power of the imagination.

Mon 2 August 5pm Tickets £4.25 / £3.75 conc The First Movie

Osama (12A) Siddiq Barmak, Afghanistan 2003, 83 mins English & Pashtu/Dari with English subtitles After the brutal Taliban regime bans women from working and forbids them to leave the house without a male escort, a 12 year-old girl and her mother find themselves on the brink of starvation. Forced to adopt extreme measures, the mother disguises her daughter as a boy. Inspired by a true story this was the first film made in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban.

Mon 2 August 7.30pm Tickets £5.25 / £4.25 conc

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Little Miss Sunshine (15)

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, USA 2006, 101 mins The festival closes with one of the warmest and funniest films from recent years. Join the hilariously dysfunctional Hoover family in their iconic camper van as they trek across America enduring numerous mishaps and conflicts so that their daughter can compete in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. Never has disaster been such fun.

Mon 2 August 11pm Outdoor Cinema Tickets £5.25 / £4.25 conc

mFEST screenings

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MAIN PROGRAMME Shrek Forever After (PG) Mike Mitchell, USA 2010, 93 mins A bored and domesticated Shrek makes a pact with Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away - where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met - he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love.

PREVIEWS Thurs 1 July 1.30pm & 5.15pm Then Fri 2 - Thurs 15 July, times vary

Shrek Forever After

Capitalism - A Love Story (12A) Michael Moore, USA 2009, 127 mins Contains strong language On the 20-year anniversary of his groundbreaking masterpiece Roger & Me, Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story comes home to the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans. But this time the culprit is much bigger than General Motors and the crime scene is far wider than Flint, Michigan.

Thurs 1 July 8.15pm

Capitalism - A Love Story

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The Brothers Bloom (12A) Rian Johnson, USA 2008, 114 mins Contains strong language, moderate violence, gore and sex references All their lives brothers Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody) have perfected the fine art of the con. Now they’re ready for one last spectacular score luring Penelope (Rachel Weisz), an eccentric heiress, into an elaborate scheme that takes them round the world.

Fri 16 - Sun 18 July times vary

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The Brothers Bloom

Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (U tbc) John H. Williams, USA 2010, 76 mins Comet is a young tech-whiz chimp who longs to be taken seriously as a fully-fledged Space Chimp. He journeys to the far-away Planet Malgor and makes friends with a cute alien Kilowatt; but when the feared alien ruler Zartog takes over Mission Control, Comet must show he has the right stuff and join fellow chimps Ham, Luna and Titan to save the day.

Sat 17 & Sun 18 July 1.30pm

Letters to Juliet (PG)

Space Chimps 2

Gary Winick, USA 2010, 105 mins When Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), a young American, travels to Verona, Italy - the city where Romeo first met Juliet - she meets a group of volunteers who respond to letters written to Juliet seeking romantic advice. Sophie finds and answers a letter that has been lost for 50 years and is stunned when its author Claire (Vanessa Redgrave) arrives in Italy with her handsome but overprotective grandson (Christopher Egan) to find the fiancé she left decades before. Letters to Juliet

Sat 17 & Sun 18 July times vary

The Last Song (PG) Julie Anne Robinson, USA 2010, 107 mins Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks (Dear John, The Notebook), the film follows Ronnie (Miley Cyrus) and her estranged father (Greg Kinnear) as he tries to restore the loving relatiohsnip they once had. But reconnecting with his rebellious daughter isn’t easy, so he chooses the one thing they have in common - music.

Mon 19 & Tues 20 July 1.30pm

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The Last Song


24 City (U) Zhang Ke Jia, China/Hong Kong/Japan 2008, 112 mins Mandarin/Shanghainese with English subtitles The stories of three generations of workers at a state-owned munitions factory are interwoven into an oral history of China over the last 50 years. The effects of Communism's collapse on the factory workers are explored in this fascinating semi-documentary.

Mon 19 & Tues 20 July 7.30pm

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I Love You Phillip Morris (15) Glenn Ficarra/John Requa, France/USA 2009, 102 mins Jim Carrey stars as a repressed family man who suddenly recognises his homosexuality and embarks on a new life. When this life proves too costly and he winds up in prison he falls in love with his cellmate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). When Morris is released from prison, his new love embarks on a series of mad escape attempts to ensure they are reunited.

Wed 21 & Thurs 22 July times vary

I Love You Phillip Morris

Dogtooth (18) Giorgos Lanthimos, Greece 2009, 94 mins Greek with English subtitles Three children who have grown up in their parents' utopia, guarded from the outside world, see their existence sent into turmoil when their father, a dictatorial patriarch, introduces a young woman into the arrangement.

Thurs 22 July 8.15pm

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Dogtooth

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (12A tbc) David Slade, USA 2010, 124 mins Bella (Kristin Stewart) once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all she is forced to choose between Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob (Taylor Lautner), knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf.

Fri 23 - Thurs 29 July times vary

Hachi - A Dog’s Tale (U)

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Lasse Hallström, USA/UK 2009, 93 mins A heartwarming true story about an unbreakable bond between a University professor (Richard Gere) and a lost Akita puppy who becomes part of the family, and the wider community, through his deep devotion to his master.

Sat 24 & Sun 25 July 1.30pm

The Ghost (15)

Hachi - A Dog’s Tale

Roman Polanski, France/Germany/UK 2010, 128 mins A journalist (Ewan McGregor) invited to ghostwrite the memoirs of a former Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan), makes a discovery that puts the politician in a completely new light. Roman Polanski's immaculately crafted adaptation of Robert Harris' bestseller is a chilling and sinister study of power.

Sat 24 & Sun 25 July times vary

The Ghost Writer

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I Am Love (15) Luca Guadagnino, Italy 2009, 120 mins English & Italian/Russian with English subtitles The story of the wealthy Recchi family whose lives are undergoing great changes. The family patriarch names the successors to the reigns of his industrial company, surprising everyone by splitting power between his son Tancredi and grandson Edo. But Edo dreams of opening a restaurant with his friend Antonio. At the heart of the family is Tancredi’s wife Emma (Tilda Swinton). An adoring mother, her existence is shocked to the core when she falls in love with Antonio and embarks on a passionate affair.

Thurs 29 July 8.15pm

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The Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time (12A) Mike Newell, USA 2010, 116 mins Contains moderate fantasy violence Set in the mystical lands of Persia a rogue prince reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time - a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton.

Tues 3 - Thurs 5 August times vary

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The Prince of Persia

Sex and The City 2 (15) Michael Patrick King, USA 2010, 146 mins Carrie and the girls return to discuss men, sex and friendship over a few cosmopolitans. The popular ensemble cast returns including Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, Kirsten Davis, Kim Catrall and Cynthia Nixon.

Thurs 5 - Sat 7 August 8pm Sex and The City 2

The Manchurian Candidate (12A) John Frankenheimer, USA 1962, 126 mins Contains moderate violence An American Army patrol, led by Ben Marco (Frank Sinatra) and Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), is betrayed during the Korean War behind Red lines and captured by Communist troops. The Americans are brainwashed and made to believe that they took part in a successful action against the Reds. Back in America, Marco, a major in Army intelligence, is troubled by recurring nightmares in which he sees Shaw murder two of his comrades. Believing that something is wrong about Shaw, Marco starts an investigation to find out the truth...

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The Manchurian Candidate

Toy Story 3 (Cert tbc) Lee Unkrich, USA 2010, 103 mins Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back. As their owner Andy prepares to depart for college, his loyal toys find themselves in daycare where untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice. So, it's all for one and one for all as they join Barbie's counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear to plan their great escape.

Fri 6 - Thurs 12 August times vary



Toy Story 3

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (18) Werner Herzog, USA 2009, 122 mins Nicholas Cage plays a rogue detective who is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs - while playing fast and loose with the law, wielding his badge as often as he wields his gun in order to get his way. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina he becomes a high-functioning addict who is a deeply intuitive, fearless detective reigning over the beautiful ruins of New Orleans with authority and abandon.

Sat 7 & Sun 8 August times vary

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The Happiest Girl In The World (15) Radu Jude, Netherlands/Romania/France/Japan 2009, 103 mins Romanian with English subtitles 18 year-old Delia (Andreea Bosneag) is anything but happy. Winning a smart new car in a contest seems like a stroke of good luck for the teen; there's even the chance to appear in a TV commercial in Bucharest. So the whole family makes their way to the capital, but once there, the provincial Delia is forced to deal with the snobby pseudo-sophisticates executing the commercial while at the same time realizing that her parents have their own ideas about what to do with her car - sell it and pocket the cash.

Sat 7 & Sun 8 August times vary

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The Milk Of Sorrow (12A) Claudia Llosa, Spain/Peru 2009, 95 mins Contains references to rape Spanish/Quechua with English subtitles The daughter of a Peruvian woman abused and raped during the years of terrorist struggle learns to confront her fears when her mother suddenly dies. This Peruvian lament examining how distress passes down the generations is subtle and wonderfully moving.

Mon 9 August 7.30pm

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Dirty Oil (U) Leslie Iwerks, USA/Canada 2009, 73 mins Narrated by actress and environmentalist Neve Campbell, this beautifully photographed documentary goes deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Northern Alberta, Canada. Here, vast and toxic oil sands supply the U.S. with the majority of its oil. Told through the eyes of scientists, "big oil" officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists, and aboriginal citizens directly affected by "the largest industrial project on the planet today", the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to uncover the emotional and irreversible toll this "black gold rush" is taking on our planet.

Dirty Oil

Thurs 12 August 8.15pm

Iron Man 2 (12A) Jon Favreau, USA 2010, 124 mins Contains moderate violence and bleeped strong language Robert Downey Jr returns as the billionaire inventor Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armour because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) at his side, Tony confronts powerful new forces in this action-packed sequel.

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Fri 13 - Sun 15 August times vary

Astro Boy (PG) David Bowers, Hong Kong/USA/Japan, 94 mins A young robot with incredible powers is created by brilliant scientist Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. But when he discovers his friends and family are in danger, it is up to Astro Boy to save the day.

Sat 14 & Sun 15 August 1.30pm

Videocracy (15)

Astro Boy

Erik Gandini, Sweden/Denmark/UK/Finland 2009, 85 mins In Italy, for thirty years, television broadcasts have been controlled by TV-magnate and President Silvio Berlusconi. His TV-channels, with their young skimpily-clad girls, are seen by many to mirror his own taste and personality. Italian-born director Erik Gandini portrays the consequences of a TV experiment that Italians have been subjected to over this period. Gaining unique access to the most powerful media spheres, he unveils a remarkable story, born out of the scary reality of ”TV-Republic” Italy.

Mon 16 & Tues 17 August 7.30pm

Videocracy

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Samson and Delilah (15) Warwick Thornton, Australia 2009, 100 mins 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.

Wed 18 & Thurs 19 August times vary

Lion’s Den (18)

Samson and Delilah

Pablo Trapero, Argentina/South Korea/Brazil 2008, 113 mins Spanish with English subtitles Martina Gusman (the director’s wife) plays a pregnant young woman who is arrested on suspicion of the murder of her bisexual lover. Initially an outsider in the highly charged environment of the dedicated mother and infants wing, she strikes up a cautious friendship with another inmate, solidified by the birth of her son in the prison. This gritty and uncompromising film is ultimately a celebration of motherhood at it’s most primal.

Thurs 19 August 8.15pm

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American - The Bill Hicks Story (15)

Lion’s Den

Matt Harlock & Paul Thomas, UK 2009, 102 mins Considered by many to be the greatest comedian of the last 20 years, Bill Hicks was considered criminally unpatriotic at home for skewering the hypocrisies of the government and media, but he broke out internationally and stunned UK audiences. On the verge of conquering the USA, he was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer. 15 years after his death, his fascinating life story is told by those that knew him best. Made in close association with Bill’s family and friends, this movie features unprecedented access to unseen material and stunning animation techniques.

Fri 20 - Sun 22 August times vary

American

Streetdance (PG) Max Giwa & Dania Pasquini, UK 2010, 98 mins Sparks fly as the worlds of streetdance and ballet collide. While training for the UK Streetdance Championships, a streetdance crew are forced to work with Royal Ballet dancers in return for rehearsal space. With no common ground and passions riding high, they realise they need to find a way to join forces in order to win the championships. Starring Matthew Bourne’s protégé Richard Winsor.

Fri 20 - Mon 23 August times vary

Greenberg (15) Noah Baumbach, USA 2010, 107 mins Roger Greenberg (Ben Stiller), single, fortyish and at a crossroads in his life, finds himself in Los Angeles, house-sitting for six weeks for his more successful brother. In search of a place to restart his life, Greenberg tries to reconnect with old friends but he soon finds himself spending more time with his brother’s personal assistant Florence, an aspiring singer and fellow lost soul. When Greenberg and Florence forge a connection, he realizes he may at last have found a reason to be happy.

Streetdance

Sat 21 & Sun 22 August times vary

Dear John (12A) Lasse Hallström, USA 2010, 108 mins Contains infrequent moderate sex and violence Soon after John (Channing Tatum, Public Enemies, G.I. Joe) and Savannah (Amanda Seyfried - Mamma Mia!) fall madly in love, their relationship is put on hold. With one leaving to complete his service, and the other to complete her college education, they pass the time by exchanging a continuous stream of love letters until they can be reunited permanently a year later. But when war breaks out their separation is extended indefinitely. Will their relationship survive the greatest test of all: the test of time? Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook, The Last Song)

Wed 25 & Thurs 26 August times vary

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Greenberg

Dear John


Four Lions (15) Chris Morris, UK 2010, 101 mins Omar (Riz Ahmed) is a devout Muslim living in the UK who has decided to form a terrorist cell to bring a jihad against a culture he believes is dominated by the sinful. To do this he assembles an unimpressive team of terrorists: Waj, who lacks the brainpower to come up with ideas or direction on his own; Faisal, who is shy and doesn't have much to say; and Barry (Nigel Lindsay), a recent convert to Islam who tries to make up for his lack of knowledge with fierce passion. Are Omar and co. a legitimate threat to the country’s safety, or just four twenty-somethings with more bluster than imagination?

Four Lions

Thurs 26 August 8.15pm

Hot Tub Time Machine (15) Steve Pink, USA 2010, 99 mins A group of best friends who’ve become bored with their adult lives have a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub. When they wake up, heads pounding, they find themselves in the year 1986. This is their chance to change their futures - one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself, one will find his mojo… and one will make sure he still exists! Starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke.

Hot Tub Time Machine

Fri 27 - Sun 29 August times vary

The Last Station (15) Michael Hoffman, Germany/Russia/UK 2008, 112 mins An historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things. With an all-star cast including James McAvoy, Christopher Plummer (as Tolstoy), Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti and Anne-Marie Duff.

Fri 27 August 8.15pm

The Last Station

Princess Lillifee (U) Ansgar Niebuhr & Alan Simpson, Germany 2009, 70 mins In the enchanted kingdom of Pinkovia, the fairy Princess Lillifee rules with a magic hand, creating beauty and goodwill wherever she travels. But one day, she discovers not all the people in her land are as content and she must go on a quest to restore the gentle harmony of her wonderful kingdom. An enchanting tale of fairies, elves and mermaids and the importance of friendship.

Sat 28 & Sun 29 August 1.30pm

The Girl on The Train (15)

Princess Lillifee

André Téchiné, France 2009, 105 mins French with English subtitles Jobless, soul-searching and rollerblading Jeanne lives in a Paris suburb with her widowed mother Louise (Catherine Deneuve) who helps her daughter get a job with her old flame Samuel Bleistein, now a famous lawyer and Jewish activist. But when Jeanne claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack, the subsequent media sensation it creates changes their lives forever.

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Sat 28 & Sun 29 August times vary

Eyes Wide Open (12A)

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The Girl on The Train

Haim Tabakman, Israel/Germany/France 2009, 91 mins Hebrew/Yiddish with English subtitles Contains moderate sex Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four children. One day he hires Ezri, a handsome twenty-two year old student, as an apprentice and soon develops feelings for him. As the relationship grows Aaron starts to neglect his family and community life, swept away by his love for Ezri. But a foreboding guilt, inner torment and intense condemnation from the community catch up with him, leading him to make a radical decision.

Mon 30 & Tues 31 August 7.30pm

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Eyes Wide Open

14


July

August

Thurs

1

Shrek Forever After Capitalism - A Love...

1.30pm (f) 5.15pm (f) 8.15pm

Fri

2

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Sat

3

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Sun

4

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Mon

5

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm**

Tues

6

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Wed

7

Shrek Forever After

10.30am(f)(bp)(t) 1pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Thurs

8

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Fri

9

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Sat

10

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Sun

11

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f)** 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Mon

12

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Tues

13

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Wed

14

Shrek Forever After

10.30am(f)(bp)(t) 1pm(f)** 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Thurs

15

Shrek Forever After

12pm(f) 3.30pm(f) 7pm

Fri

16

Hairspray The Brothers Bloom

5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

17

Space Chimps 2 The Brothers Bloom Letters to Juliet

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

18

Space Chimps 2 Letters to Juliet The Brothers Bloom

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

Mon

1

2

The Orphanage Lord of The Flies Time Bandits Romeo and Juliet 10 Things I Hate... Pan’s Labyrinth

10am 12.30pm 3pm 5.30pm 8.30pm 11pm

Pan’s Labyrinth The Incredibles Local Hero The First Movie Osama Little Miss Sunshine

10am 12.30pm 2.45pm 5pm 7.30pm 11pm

Tues

3

Prince of Persia Hannah and Her Sisters

1.30pm(f)** 7.30pm

Wed

4

Prince of Persia

10.30am(bp)(t)(f)* 7.30pm*

Thurs

5

Prince of Persia Sex and The City 2 The Manchurian...

5.15pm(f)* 8pm(m) 8.15pm

Fri

6

Toy Story 3 Sex and The City 2 The Bad Lieutenant

5.15pm(f)* 8pm(m) 8.15pm

Sat

7

Toy Story 3 The Bad Lieutenant Sex and The City 2 The Happiest Girl...

1.30pm(f)* 5.15pm 8pm(m) 8.15pm

Sun

8

Toy Story 3 The Happiest Girl... The Bad Lieutenant

1.30pm(f)* 5.15pm 8.15pm

Mon

9

Toy Story 3 The Milk of Sorrow

1.30pm(f)* 7.30pm

Tues

10

Toy Story 3 Manhattan

1.30pm(f)** 7.30pm

Wed

11

Toy Story 3

10.30am(bp)(f)(t)* 7.30pm*

12

Toy Story 3 Dirty Oil

5.15pm** 8.15pm

Mon

19

The Last Song 24 City

1.30pm(f) 7.30pm

Thurs

Tues

20

The Last Song 24 City

1.30pm(f)** 7.30pm

Fri

13

Whatever Works Iron Man 2

5.15pm 8.15pm

Wed

21

Sat

14

Thurs

22

I Love You Phillip Morris 5.15pm Dogtooth 8.15pm

Astro Boy Iron Man 2 Whatever Works

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

15

Fri

23

Twilight - Eclipse

5.15pm(f) 8.15pm

Astro Boy Whatever Works Iron Man 2

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

24

Hachi - A Dog’s Tale Twilight - Eclipse The Ghost

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm(f) 8.15pm

Mon

16

Videocracy

7.30pm

Tues

17

Videocracy

7.30pm

Wed

18

Samson and Delilah

10.30am(bp(t) 7.30pm

Thurs

19

Samson and Delilah Lion’s Den

5.15pm 8.15pm

Fri

20

American Streetdance

5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

21

Streetdance Greenberg American

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

22

Streetdance American Greenberg

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

I Love You Phillip Morris 10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Sun

25

Hachi - A Dog’s Tale The Ghost Twilight - Eclipse

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Mon

26

Twilight - Eclipse

7.30pm

Tues

27

Twilight - Eclipse First Light

1.30pm(f) 7.30pm

Wed

28

Twilight - Eclipse

10.30am(bp)(f)(t) 7.30pm

Thurs

29

Twilight - Eclipse I Am Love

5.15pm(f) 8.15pm

Sun

Fri

30

Labyrinth Soul Boy Alice

4.30pm 8pm 11.30pm

Mon

Alice Nocturna The Fall The Devil’s Backbone The Orphanage

10.30am 2.30pm 5pm 8.30pm 11.30pm

Sat

31

Key: Family Film (f) Treehouse Sessions (t) Baby Pictures (bp) Mainhouse Screening (m) * audio described ** audio described & subtitled

23 Streetdance 24

Pandora and The...

7.30pm

Wed

25

Dear John

10.30am(bp)(t) 7.30pm

Thurs

26

Dear John Four Lions

5.15pm 8.15pm

Fri

27

Hot Tub Time Machine The Last Station

5.15pm 8.15pm

Sat

28

Princess Lillifee The Girl on The Train Hot Tub Time Machine

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm

Sun

29

1.30pm(f) 5.15pm 8.15pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Mon

30

Princess Lillifee Hot Tub Time Machine The Girl on The Train Eyes Wide Open

Tues

31

Eyes Wide Open

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