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MACROBERT FILMHOUSE

The Iron Lady

FEBRUARY 2012

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THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO David Fincher / Various 2011 / 157 min / (18) Contains strong sex and sexual violence WED 1 FEB / 10.30AM* WED 1 FEB / 2.00PM** WED 1 FEB / 7.30PM

This new version of the successful Stieg Larsson novel, tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist who is called upon to solve the mystery of a woman who disappeared 40 years ago.

* Bepanthen Parent & Baby Screening ** Midweek Matinee Screening

THE THING Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. / USA 2011 / 102 min / (15) Contains strong gore, violence, horror and language

FRI 3 FEB / 7.30PM SAT 4 FEB / 5.00PM SUN 5 FEB / 8.00PM

An Antarctic research project becomes a mission of survival in The Thing, the prelude to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic. The team of scientists unwittingly become prey to a cunning parasite with the ability to transform itself into an exact replica of anything it touches.

THE BIG YEAR David Frankel / UK 2011 / 99 min / (PG) Contains mild language

SAT 4 FEB / 8.00PM SUN 5 FEB / 2.00PM MON 6 FEB / 7.30PM WED 8 FEB / 2.00PM** ** Midweek Matinee Screening

The Big Year, from director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada), follows three men who break free from their mundane lives to follow their dreams in a most unlikely way.


THE IRON LADY Phyllida Lloyd / UK 2012 / 105 min / (12A) Contains real images of moderate violence, injury detail and brief nudity

FRI 10 FEB / 7.30PM SAT 11 FEB / 8.00PM SUN 12 FEB / 5.00PM MON 13 FEB / 7.30PM TUE 14 FEB / 5.00PM WED 15 FEB / 10.30AM* THU 16 FEB / 5.00PM

A biographical film that promises to be one of the biggest hits of the year, The Iron Lady looks at the life of Margaret Thatcher and the sacrifices she made as the first female Prime Minister in western democracy.

* Bepanthen Parent & Baby Screening

GOON Michael Dose / USA 2011 / 91 min / (15) Contains strong bloody violence, language and sex references

SAT 11 FEB / 2.00PM SUN 12 FEB / 2.00PM

Comedy Goon tells the tale of Doug Glatt, a rich dropout working as a bouncer in a sleazy bar who accidentally finds he has a skill for taking down ice hockey goons, the toughest players in sport.

MOTHER AND CHILD Rodrigo Garcia / USA 2010 / 126 min / (15) Contains one use of very strong language, strong language and sex

SAT 11 FEB / 5.00PM SUN 12 FEB / 8.00PM

From writer-director Rodrigo Garcia comes the moving story of three women and the power of the unbreakable bond between mother and child. 

THE DARKEST HOUR Chris Gorak / USA 2011 / 88 min / (12A) Contains moderate horror, violence, threat and language

SAT 18 FEB / 2.00PM SUN 19 FEB / 5.00PM

When a group of young people living the highlife in Russia witness a light shower, little do they know that they are actually under attack from an alien invasion threatening to snuff out life on earth.


SHAME Steve McQueen / UK 2012 / 101 min / (18) Contains strong sex and sex references

SAT 18 FEB / 5.00PM SUN 19 FEB / 8.00PM

Shame follows Brandon, a New York loner with a secret; though he avoids becoming intimately involved with women, he cannot control his desires and is compulsively addicted to sex. When his sister arrives to stay with him, his already chaotic life begins to spiral out of control.

CORIOLANUS Ralph Fiennes / USA 2012 / 122 min / (15) Contains strong bloody violence

FRI 24 FEB / 7.30PM SAT 25 FEB / 5.00PM SUN 26 FEB / 8.00PM WED 29 FEB / 2.00PM**

In his directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes brings the work of William Shakespeare to the big screen in Coriolanus, the story of a man banished from his home city of Rome. Seeking revenge on the city, he joins forces with his sworn enemy to wreak havoc.

** Midweek Matinee Screening

J. EDGAR Clint Eastwood / USA 2012 / 136 min / (12A) Contains moderate violence

SAT 25 FEB / 8.00PM SUN 26 FEB / 5.00PM MON 27 FEB / 7.30PM WED 29 FEB / 10.30AM*

The man directly responsible for the operations and methods that the FBI still use today, Hoover’s cunning and sheer force of personality kept him in this powerful position under seven different presidents. But behind closed doors, his secrets and double standards could have sent him toppling down at any time.

* Bepanthen Parent & Baby Screening

HAYWIRE Steven Soderbergh / USA 2012 / 92 min / (12A) Contains strong violence

TUE 28 FEB / 7.30PM THU 1 MAR / 7.30PM

In Haywire, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh brings us the story of a highly-trained female black ops soldier who is double-crossed by the people she trusts the most. She becomes a fugitive, pursued by ex-comrades intent on becoming her killers. Using all her skills to stay alive, she’s determined to uncover the truth of her betrayal.


SNOWTOWN Justin Kurzel / Australia 2011 / 120 min / (18) Contains strong sadistic violence and a scene of sexual violence

TUE 7 FEB / 7.30PM THU 9 FEB / 7.30PM

Sixteen-year-old Jamie longs for an escape from the violence and hopelessness that surrounds him in Adelaide’s disenfranchised northern suburbs. His salvation arrives in the form of John, a charismatic man who unexpectedly comes to his aid.

FAMILY FILMS

HUGO Martin Scorsese / USA 2011 / 125 min / (PG) Contains mild language and scenes of emotional distress and bereavement

SAT 4 FEB / 11.00AM SUN 5 FEB / 11.00AM WED 8 FEB / 10.30AM* * Bepanthen Parent & Baby Screening

Set in 1930’s Paris, Hugo tells the magical tale of an orphan who has secretly made his home in a train station and spends his time tending to the railway’s clocks. When he tries to fix a mechanical man, he sets in motion a series of events that threaten to unlock all his secrets.

WAR HORSE Steven Spielberg / USA 2011 / 146 min / (12A) Contains moderate language and violence

SAT 11 FEB / 11.00AM SUN 12 FEB / 11.00AM MON 13 FEB / 2.00PM TUE 14 FEB / 2.00PM WED 15 FEB / 2.00PM** THU 16 FEB / 2.00PM FRI 17 FEB / 2.00PM ** Midweek Matinee Screening

When a young boy’s horse, Joey, is sent to the trenches of World War One, the bond between the two is torn apart. Although too young to enlist, the boy heads to France to rescue his friend.


MARGIN CALL J. C. Chandor / USA 2011 / 108 min / (15) Contains frequent strong language, once very strong

SAT 18 FEB / 8.00PM SUN 19 FEB / 2.00PM TUE 21 FEB / 7.30PM WED 22 FEB / 10.30AM* WED 22 FEB / 2.00PM**

When an entry-level analyst unlocks information that could prove to be the downfall of an investment firm, a roller-coaster ride ensues as decisions both financial and moral catapult the lives of all involved to the brink of disaster.

* Bepanthen Parent & Baby Screening ** Midweek Matinee Screening

CARS 2 John Lasseter / USA 2011 / 101 min / (U) Contains mild violence

SAT 18 FEB / 11.00AM SUN 19 FEB / 11.00AM

Racing star Lightning McQueen teams up with his best friend Mater for an international adventure as they go up against the world’s fastest cars. But Mater soon finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret espionage mission.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS — CHIPWRECKED Mike Mitchell / USA 2011 / 87 min / (U) Contains mild comic threat SAT 25 FEB / 11.00AM SUN 26 FEB / 11.00AM

Whilst aboard a luxury cruise, the chipmunks are accidently thrown overboard. As they find themselves washed ashore, they look to work on their survival skills and soon realise the island is not as deserted as first thought.

A MONSTER IN PARIS Brad Bird / USA 2011 / 120 min / (U) Contains mild comic fight scenes and innuendo

SAT 25 FEB / 2.00PM SUN 26 FEB / 2.00PM

Set in Paris in 1910, A Monster in Paris tells the tale of a shy movie projectionist and an inventor who accidently create Franc, a monster with a terrifying talent for music and the evil Mayor Commissioner Maynott who wants to use the monster for his own ends.


THE IDES OF MARCH George Clooney / USA 2011 / 100 min / (15) Contains strong language

SAT 4 FEB / 2.00PM SUN 5 FEB / 5.00PM

Based on the play by Beau Willimon, The Ides of March focuses on the frantic final days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary which sees an up-and-coming campaign press secretary receive a crash course in dirty politics.

IRIDE RACE ACROSS THE SKY: 2009 LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 Frank Matson / USA 2009 / 73 min WED 15 FEB / 7.30PM / TICKETS £6 FULL / £5 FRIENDS

At 10,000+ feet 1228 cyclists line the starting line, among them seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. This documentary covers the twelve gruelling hours of a mountain bike race that attracts some of the world’s most elite cyclists year on year.

MACROBERT FAMILY FUNDAYS Once a month we will programme even more fun activities to give you and your family the opportunity to explore your creative side. You can choose from a pick‘n’mix of activities and events including interactive storytelling performances, drop in dance, drama, film and arts workshops, creative quizzes and other magical performances. Find out more at www.macrobert.org/fundays SUN 29 JAN SUN 26 FEB SUN 1 APR ACTIVITIES START FROM 11.00AM


FOREIGN LANGUAGE CINEMA THE WELL DIGGER’S DAUGHTER La fille du puisatier / Daniel Auteuil / France 2011 / 109 min / French with English subtitles / (PG) Contains mild language and innuendo WED 8 FEB / 7.30PM*** *** Subtitled Screening

A tale of love across the class divide. Patricia, daughter of Provençal well-digger Pascal, falls for a dashing pilot, although her father has other plans.

A USEFUL LIFE La vida útil / Federico Veiroj / Uruguay 2010 / 67 min / Spanish with English subtitles / TBC

WED 22 FEB / 7.30PM*** THU 23 FEB / 7.30PM*** *** Subtitled Screening

Uruguay’s official selection for the 2010 Academy Awards, La Vida Útil follows the story of a movietheater employee as he adjusts to a new life when the cinema he worked at for over 25 years is forced to shut down.

MACROBERT PARENT AND BABY SCREENINGS Bring your baby along and enjoy films on the big screen in a baby-friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Membership is free and open to any baby under 12 months — just sign up before the film. Screenings start at 10.30am each Wednesday and are marked throughout the brochure (*). Supported by


TAKE ONE ACTION

EVEN THE RAIN Iciar Bollain / Spain/Mexico/France 2010 / 103 min / Spanish with English Subtitles / (15) Contains some scenes of violence, some swearing FRI 17 FEB / 7.30PM*** *** Subtitled Screening

Penned by Take One Action patron Paul Laverty this dramatic rollercoaster stars Gael Garcia Bernal as a filmmaker caught up in Bolivia’s mass protests of spring 2000 against the government’s decision to privatise the national water company.

HOMEGROWN Robert McFalls / USA 2008 / 52 min / (U) Suitable for all

MON 20 FEB / 7.30PM

The inspiring true story of one family living ‘off the grid’ on an organic urban homestead in California. On less than a quarter of an acre, they harvest over 6000 pounds of produce every year, feeding themselves and their friends, making their own biodiesel, and harnessing solar power for pretty much everything else.

THE MIDWEEK MATINEE COME AND COSY UP WITH MACROBERT’S NEW MIDWEEK MATINEE Come and cosy up with macrobert’s new Midweek Matinee. Each Wednesday at 2.00pm we bring you one of the movie highlights from our season at an incredible £2.50! Not only that but we even throw in a tea or coffee for free to help melt away those winter blues. So look out for the specially marked screenings (**) in this month’s brochure.


DOCUMENTARIES

THE LAST WALTZ Martin Scorsese / USA 1978 / 118 min / (U) Contains infrequent mild sex references

THU 2 FEB / 7.30PM

Martin Scorsese’s documentary of the 1976 final performance of the legendary Sixties rock group The Band, features some of the greatest rock performers of their generation whilst taking a bittersweet look back at an era that was just beginning to fade.

DREAMS OF A LIFE Carol Morley / UK 2011 / 95 min / (12A) Contains brief moderate sex references and references to domestic abuse

TUE 14 FEB / 7.30PM THU 16 FEB / 7.30PM

The study of the life of Joyce Vincent, a woman who died in a London bedsit in 2003 and lay undiscovered for three years. Using interviews and imaginary scenes from Vincent’s life, the documentary explores the circumstances that lead to a person being completely alone in a city of over 8 million people.

THE NINE MUSES John Akomfrah / Ghana/UK 2010 / 92 min / TBC

WED 29 FEB / 7.30PM

John Akomfrah, co-founder of the Black Audio Film Collective, expands his exhibition Mnemosyne beyond the gallery in this visualpoem telling the story of Britain’s post-war migrations.


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FEBRUARY 2012

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO  THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO  THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO  THE LAST WALTZ  THE THING  HUGO  THE IDES OF MARCH  THE THING  THE BIG YEAR  HUGO  THE BIG YEAR  THE IDES OF MARCH  THE THING  THE BIG YEAR  SNOWTOWN  HUGO  THE BIG YEAR  THE WELL DIGGER’S DAUGHTER  SNOWTOWN  THE IRON LADY  WAR HORSE  GOON  MOTHER AND CHILD  THE IRON LADY  WAR HORSE  GOON  THE IRON LADY  MOTHER AND CHILD  WAR HORSE  THE IRON LADY  WAR HORSE  THE IRON LADY  DREAMS OF A LIFE  THE IRON LADY  WAR HORSE  RACE ACROSS THE SKY  WAR HORSE  THE IRON LADY  DREAMS OF A LIFE  WAR HORSE  EVEN THE RAIN  CARS 2  THE DARKEST HOUR  SHAME  MARGIN CALL  CARS 2  MARGIN CALL  THE DARKEST HOUR  SHAME  HOMEGROWN  MARGIN CALL  MARGIN CALL  MARGIN CALL  A USEFUL LIFE  A USEFUL LIFE  CORIOLANUS  ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS — CHIPWRECKED  A MONSTER IN PARIS  CORIOLANUS  J. EDGAR  ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS — CHIPWRECKED  A MONSTER IN PARIS  J. EDGAR  CORIOLANUS  J. EDGAR  HAYWIRE  J. EDGAR  CORIOLANUS  THE NINE MUSES 

BEPANTHEN PARENT & BABY SCREENING MIDWEEK MATINEE SCREENING SUBTITLED SCREENING SPECIAL PRICE

10.30AM* 2.00PM** 7.30PM 7.30PM 7.30PM 11.00AM 2.00PM 5.00PM 8.00PM 11.00AM 2.00PM 5.00PM 8.00PM 7.30PM 7.30PM 10.30AM* 2.00PM** 7.30PM*** 7.30PM 7.30PM 11.00AM 2.00PM 5.00PM 8.00PM 11.00AM 2.00PM 5.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM 7.30PM 2.00PM 5.00PM 7.30PM 10.30AM* 2.00PM** 7.30PM**** 2.00PM 5.00PM 7.30PM 2.00PM 7.30PM*** 11.00AM 2.00PM 5.00PM 8.00PM 11.00AM 2.00PM 5.00PM 8.00PM 7.30PM 7.30PM 10.30AM* 2.00PM** 7.30PM*** 7.30PM*** 7.30PM 11.00AM 2.00PM 5.00PM 8.00PM 11.00AM 2.00PM 5.00PM 8.00PM 7.30PM 7.30PM 10.30AM* 2.00PM** 7.30PM

 FOREIGN LANGUAGE CINEMA  TAKE ONE ACTION  DOCUMENTARIES  NEW AT MACROBERT  FAMILY FILMS  IRIDE


FIND US University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA Park for free on the University Campus. There are frequent buses from Stirling town centre and the train station to the University Campus. For all public transport options call Traveline Scotland at 0871 200 22 33.

TICKET PRICES Screenings before 4.00pm: friends £3.80/full price £4.75/concession £4.25 Screenings after 4.00pm: friends £4.60/full price £5.75/concession £5.25 Special Family Price for 11.00am screenings: friends £3.40/full price £4.25/concession £3.75 Film Four Pack (four films from this brochure; tickets must be bought at same time): full price £17.20/concession £13.20 Wednesday Matinee Screenings at 2.00pm: £2.50 (including free tea or coffee) Concessions apply to full-time students, under 18s, senior citizens, people with a disability (plus carer), Young Scot Card holders and benefit claimants. Proof of eligibility is required. Tickets cannot be refunded, except in the event of cancellation of a screening by macrobert / (TBC) means that the film is awaiting BBFC or local authority licensing approval / The use of cameras and recording equipment is not permitted / Screen advertisements and trailers are shown before all films / All information is correct at time of print and is subject to change without prior notice / macrobert cannot be held liable for any arrangements made due to changes to the brochure

BOX OFFICE OPENING HOURS Mon – Fri 10am–7.45pm (phones close at 7.00pm) Sat 9am–8.15pm (phones close at 7.00pm) Sun 10am–8.15pm (phones close at 7.00pm) Please note: Lines will close for up to half an hour before busy performances.

MACROBERT THANKS THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR SUPPORT Main funders

MACROBERT FRIENDS Become a friend and get at least 20% off most tickets, plus 20% off on food and drinks. www.macrobert.org/friends

I LOVE FILM STUDENT LOYALTY CARD Get a Student Loyalty Card and get every fourth film free. www.macrobert.org/students

GREAT FOOD Our cafébar and restaurant serve freshly made and scrumptious food, with a choice of specials. Serving all week until 7.45pm (last orders). To book a table call 01786 466610.

FANCY A PRIVATE SCREENING? HIRE US! Our cinema is available to hire for private screenings. Guarantee us 20 tickets sold and we will programme the film of your choice (subject to availability). To find out more contact Kate Timperley at 01786 467153 or kate.timperley@macrobert.org

ACCESS INFORMATION macrobert welcomes all disabled visitors. Our building is fully accessible for wheelchairs, and we offer hearing loops at the box office and bar. Audio description and subtitling are available for selected cinema screenings (see diary). Concession tickets are available for people with a disability plus carer.

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