Cinema Guide 5 May - 1 Jun 2017
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
NEW @ MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE HANDSOME DEVIL The opening film of the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival is about the relationship between Ned, a loner, and Conor, a star athlete. Forced to share a bedroom at their rugby-mad boarding school, the duo form an unlikely friendship that breaks down the barriers between them.
John Butler / Ireland 2017 / 95 min
*Fri 5 to Wed 10 May, Times Vary Filmhouse / Playhouse *Not Mon 8 May
MAD TO BE NORMAL David Tennant starts as controversial Scottish psychiatrist, R.D. Laing in the film that closed the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival. The film focuses on his life and the infamous anti-psychiatry experiment he ran at Kingsley Hall - the medication-free sanctuary that made headlines around the world - which helped make Laing an international celebrity during the 1960s and 70s. Robert Mullan / UK 2017 / 105 min
Fri 5, Sun 7 & Mon 8 May, Times Vary Filmhouse / Playhouse
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In this remake of the 1949 Ealing classic a group of Scottish islanders set out to plunder cases of whisky from a stranded ship. Based on a real-life incident, this films retells the story of an incident that occurred in 1941 on the Hebridean island of Eriskay when the SS Politician ran aground. Gillies MacKinnon / UK 2017 / 98 min
Fri 5 to Thu 11 May, Times Vary Filmhouse
LADY MACBETH A passionate young woman is married off to an older man, in this adaptation of the russian novella - Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Starting a passionate affair with a young groundskeeper, her maid watches on, as Katherineâ€™s ambition is unleashed and she stops at nothing to get what she wants.
William Oldroyd / UK 2017 / 89 min
Fri 12 to Thu 18 May, Times Vary Filmhouse / Playhouse
NEW @ MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE THEIR FINEST It’s London during the Blitz and Catrin (Gemma Arterton) applies for a secretarial job. It turns out that’s she’s actually helping to write scripts for a team trying to make a patriotic film that will help convince America to join the War. Working with arrogant screenwriter Buckley and eccentric fading star Ambrose Hilliard, she’s tasked with making an inspiring film about the evacuation of Dunkirk. Lone Sherfig / UK 2017 / 117 min
*Fri 12 to Thu 18 May, Times Vary Filmhouse *Not Mon 15 May
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his agent describing his next project - a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript, but this new documentary envisions the book he never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-theminute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. Raoul Peck / USA & France 2016 / 93 min
Sun 14 to Tue 16 May, Times Vary Filmhouse / Playhouse There will be a pre-show introduction and post-show discussion for this film led by Dr Muhammad Idrees Ahmad (Lecturer in Digital Journalism, University of Stirling) on Tue 16 May - please join us!
NEW @ MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. Niki Caro / Various 2017 / 127 min
*Fri 19 to Thu 25 May, Times Vary Filmhouse / Playhouse *Not Tue 23 May
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot are back in a cosmos-spanning adventure to try and track down Peter Quill’s mysterious father. They know he’s not human, but it’s not much of a lead to go on. And their search doesn’t go smoothly as a new threat rears its head – after all, the galaxy isn’t going to save itself.
James Gunn / USA 2017 / 137 min
Fri 19 to Tue 23 May, Times Vary Sat 27 & Sun 28 May, Times Vary Filmhouse
DANCER Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm becoming the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. At the peak of his success, aged only 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom. Through archive footage of Polunin training at the age of 4, intimate material shot by his parents, interviews with family, friends, colleagues and footage of Sergei’s life on and off the stage now, we witness every step of his journey. Steven Cantor / Various 2017 / 85 min
Sun 21 to Tue 23 May, Times Vary Filmhouse / Playhouse
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The inspirational documentary account of one man’s pioneering spirit, unswerving tenacity and endless passion, this is the untold story of a motor racing icon. Directed by Roger Donaldson (Thirteen Days, The World’s Fastest Indian) the tale of one of New Zealand’s most treasured sons and the father of Britain’s most cherished motor racing empire is a compelling ode to never giving up on a dream. Revealing the challenges and adversities faced along the way, including a childhood illness which threatened to alter the path of his life, McLaren is the story of one man’s unfaltering commitment to his vision which will inspire generations of sporting fans. Roger Donaldson / New Zealand 2016 / 91 min
Thu 25 May, 7.30pm Filmhouse
HEAL THE LIVING Adapted from Maylis de Kerangal’s acclaimed novel, this is an ensemble drama about organ transplants and the lives they affect. When an accident leaves a young man in a coma, doctors must gauge whether his parents are willing to consider a heart transplant, while elsewhere a woman waits to see whether she will be given a new chance of life. Katell Quillevere / France & Belgium 2017 / French with English subtitles / 104 min
*Fri 26 May to Thu 1 Jun, Times Vary Filmhouse / Playhouse *Not Mon 29 or Tue 30 May
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FILMHOUSE & PLAYHOUSE Somerset, October 2014. When Clover gets a call to say her younger brother Charlie is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasnâ€™t spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton). She is shocked to discover her home changed forever by the devastating floods that destroyed the area six months earlier, and Aubrey a tormented shadow of his former self. As she learns what has been going on in her long absence she and her father forge a new understanding, but can it withstand the troubles that they face on the ravaged farm as well as the truth of what drove Charlie to take his own life? Hope Dickson Leach / UK 2017 / 84 min
*Fri 26 May to Thu 1 Jun, Times Vary Filmhouse / Playhouse *Not Wed 31 May
ALIEN: COVENANT The latest chapter in this sci-fi series follows the voyage of the colony ship Covenant, whose crew makes a terrible discovery on a mission to a distant planet. Theyâ€™re undertaking the first large-scale colonisation, and their new world was supposed to be a paradise. But the crew discover threats and creatures more horrific than they can imagine and their quest turns into a desperate bid to escape. Ridley Scott / USA & UK 2017 / TBC
Fri 26 May to Thu 1 Jun, Times Vary Filmhouse
The subtitled screenings for May are...
Their Finest - Wed 17 May, 5pm
Alien: Covenant - Sun 28 May, 5pm
These films have a transcription of the filmâ€™s dialogue in English along the bottom of the screen and may also describe the film sounds. Look out for foreign language films too marked FL
The relaxed screenings for April are...
Whisky Galore! - Wed 10 May, 2pm
The Boss Baby - Sun 28 May, 11am
These screenings are open to everyone, but are designed to welcome people who benefit from a more relaxed environment - those with an Autistic Spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders and people living with dementia. You can expect: - A relaxed attitude to noise and movement in the Filmhouse - Friendly staff on hand to make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible - The lights to be on low - The volume to be turned down - No adverts or trailers before the film
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We’d love you to get more from our film programme and hope this new ticket offer will encourage you to try something new.
HOW IT WORKS
Buy a ticket for one of the 1st Feature films and get a half-price ticket for one of our 2nd Features.
1ST FEATURES Alien: Covenant The Zookeeper’s Wife Their Finest Whisky Galore!
2ND FEATURES Dancer Handsome Devil Heal the Living The Levelling
Look out for the symbols for the eligible films in this guide. THE FINE PRINT This offer applies to all ticket types, but excludes midweek matinees. 2nd Feature discount applies to standard priced tickets only. Subject to availability.
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Weâ€™re delighted to be screening Cool Hand Luke from 1967 as part of our celebrations to mark 50 years since the founding of the University of Stirling. With tickets only 50p for everyone itâ€™s a great chance to take a trip down memory lane!
Sat 20 & Sun 21 May, 7.45pm Mike Nichols / UK 1967 / 101 min
Look out for a selection of top films from 1967 throughout this year!
EVENT CINEMA NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: OBSESSION Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in this stage production broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a roadside restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affait and plot to murder her husband.
Thu 11 May, 7pm Tickets: £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY LIVE: ANTONY
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Wed 24 May, 7pm Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE: THE
DREAM / SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS / MARGUERITE AND ARMAN This gorgeous mixed programme demonstrates the great creative vision of Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. The Royal Ballet celebrates this heritage through a mixed programme of three of Ashton’s most loved, and most characteristic, works. Wed 7 Jun, 7.15pm Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends
EVENT CINEMA NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: PETER
All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.
Sat 10 Jun, 1.30pm Tickets: £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: SALOME The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.
Thu 22 Jun, 7pm Tickets: £14 / £11.50 Conc & Friends
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE LIVE: OTELLO World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi’s passionate retelling of Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Awardwinning director Keith Warner.
Wed 28 Jun, 7.15pm Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends
EVENT CINEMA ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY LIVE: TITUS
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us with murder as entertainment, and, as the body count piles up, poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. Wed 9 Aug, 7pm Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: YERMA The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.
Thu 31 Aug, 7pm Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:
ANGELS IN AMERICA PART ONE: MILLENIUM APPROACHES ANGELS IN AMERICA PART TWO: PERESTROIKA America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). Part One: Thu 7 Sep, 7pm (Encore) Part Two: Thu 14 Sep, 7pm (Encore) Tickets: £15 / £12.50 Conc & Friends
Experience the dream-like setting of David Lynchâ€™s naughties masterpiece all over again. An amnesiac brunette is on a journey to solve the mystery of her identy, with the help of wholesome actress Betty (Naomi Watts). David Lynch / USA 2002 / 147 min
Sun 21 May, 5pm & Tue 23 May, 7.30pm Filmhouse
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FAMILY REWIND & Parent and Toddler SING This is the story of Buster Moon, a dapper, down-on-his-luck koala whose theatre has fallen on hard times. In a last-ditch attempt to save it, he organises a singing competition. Open to everyone and everyone turns up: Rosita, a pig who used to sing but gave it up to have a family; Ash, a punk rock porcupine; and Johnny, a gorilla torn between his family’s criminal gang and his showbiz dreams. Garth Jennings / USA 2017 / 108 min
Sat 6 & Sun 7 May, 11am Filmhouse
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Be our guest for this live-action reboot of Disney’s animated classic. Belle (Emma Watson) is a bookish young woman and keen inventor. When her father goes missing after visiting a mysterious castle she sets out to look for him, discovering he’s being held prisoner by the Beast (Dan Stevens). Bill Condon / USA 2017 / 129 min
Sat 13 & Sun 14 May, 11am Sat 20 May, 11am Thu 25 May, 10.30am Filmhouse / Playhouse
THE BOSS BABY When Tim Templeton found out he was getting a baby brother, he couldn’t possibly have prepared himself for the arrival of ‘The Boss Baby’ (Alec Baldwin) - a suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying, hyper-intelligent little boy with a secret mission! There’s a finite amount of love in the world, and a dastardly plot is afoot to steal it from babies. Tim and his brother need to find out who’s behind it and put a stop to their schemes. Tom McGrath / USA 2017 / 97 min
Sat 27 May, 11am Sun 28 May, 11am Filmhouse
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AN IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE - LIFE OR LOVE
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HANDSOME DEVIL MAD TO BE NORMAL* WHISKY GALORE! SING WHISKY GALORE! HANDSOME DEVIL WHISKY GALORE! SING WHISKY GALORE! WHISKY GALORE! HANDSOME DEVIL* MAD TO BE NORMAL MAD TO BE NORMAL WHISKEY GALORE! HANDSOME DEVIL WHISKY GALORE! WHISKY GALORE! HANDSOME DEVIL WHISKY GALORE! WHISKY GALORE! NT LIVE: OBSESSION LADY MACBETH THEIR FINEST BEAUTY & THE BEAST THEIR FINEST THEIR FINEST LADY MACBETH BEAUTY & THE BEAST THEIR FINEST LADY MACBETH NOT YOUR NEGRO* THEIR FINEST LADY MACBETH NOT YOUR NEGRO* THEIR FINEST LADY MACBETH* NOT YOUR NEGRO THEIR FINEST LADY MACBETH LADY MACBETH THEIR FINEST ZOOKEEPERâ€™S WIFE GUARDIANS VOL 2 BEAUTY & THE BEAST
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GUARDIANS VOL 2 2PM GUARDIANS VOL 2 5PM COOL HAND LUKE* 7.45PM ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE 8PM GUARDIANS VOL 2 2PM DANCER* 4.45PM MULHOLLAND DRIVE 5PM COOL HAND LUKE* 7.45PM ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE 8PM DANCER 5PM ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE* 7.15PM GUARDIANS VOL 2 7.30PM GUARDIANS VOL 2 2PM DANCER* 7.15PM MULHOLLAND DRIVE 7.30PM ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE 4.30PM RSC LIVE: ANT & CLEO 7PM BEAUTY & THE BEAST 10.30AM ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE 2PM MCLAREN 7.30PM HEAL THE LIVING 5PM THE LEVELLING* 7.45PM ALIEN: CONVENANT 8PM THE BOSS BABY 11AM GUARDIANS VOL 2 2PM HEAL THE LIVING 5PM THE LEVELLING* 7.45PM ALIEN: COVENANT 8PM THE BOSS BABY 11AM GUARDIANS VOL 2 2PM ALIEN: COVENANT 5PM HEAL THE LIVING* 7.45PM THE LEVELLING 8PM ALIEN: COVENANT 4.45PM THE LEVELLING 7.30PM THE LEVELLING 2PM ALIEN: COVENANT 7.30PM ALIEN: COVENANT 4.45PM HEAL THE LIVING 7.30PM ALIEN: COVENANT 2PM HEAL THE LIVING* 7.15PM THE LEVELLING 7.30PM
Cinema Cinema Guide Guide 55May May--11Jun Jun2017 2017
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