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FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS

SPRING CINEMA PROGRAMME @ NERVE CENTRE

MONDAY 16 APRIL – THURSDAY 31 MAY 2018 HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS. THE DISASTER ARTIST. THE DEATH OF STALIN. OLDER THAN IRELAND. ENGLAND IS MINE.

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APRIL FILMS

MONDAY 16 APRIL @ 6PM

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Annette Bening plays Gloria Grahame, an ageing Oscar®-winning actress who we meet in her dressing room preparing for a performance in a theatre somewhere in the north of England. However, all is not well as she attempts to head to the stage, collapsing on the floor in agony. It emerges that she has an illness and wants to stay with Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) and his family until she recovers. Peter lives with his mother Bell (Julie Walters) and father Joe (Kenneth Cranham) in a modest Liverpool terraced house, and all that Gloria wants to do is to stay in bed until her mystery illness disappears. NOMINATED FOR THREE BAFTAS “Captivates from the off, sending you on a glitzy, well-crafted journey that will leave you overcome with emotion throughout… An absolute masterpiece in filmmaking.” Paul Heath, The Hollywood News UK. 2017. Director: Paul McGuigan. Cast: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Leanne Best, Frances Barber, Kenneth Cranham. Duration: 1hr.45mins. Cert: 15

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APRIL FILMS

TUESDAY 17 APRIL @ 7PM

THE DISASTER ARTIST

The making of one of the worst films in movie history transforms into one of the best comedies of the year in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist. Based on Greg Sestero’s novel The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Film Ever Made, James Franco directs and stars as the eccentric and mysterious Tommy Wiseau. Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) is a 19-year-old aspiring actor when he meets Tommy Wiseau at an acting class in San Francisco. They become friends and Greg follows Tommy to Los Angeles where they start looking for acting jobs. When their careers in Hollywood are unsuccessful, Tommy decides to write, direct and star in his own movie: The Room. The Disaster Artist follows the chaotic making of The Room which has since become a cult classic 15 years since its first release. WINNER OF A GOLDEN GLOBE. NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR® “James Franco scores on both sides of the camera in this wildly funny Ed Wood-esque ode to great, bad moviemaking…” Michael Rechtshaffen, The Hollywood Reporter USA. 2017. Director: James Franco. Cast: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogan, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Judd Apatow, Bryan Cranston, Zac Efron, Melanie Griffith, Sharon Stone. Duration: 1hr.44mins. Cert: 15

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WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL @ 6PM

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

When a man is murdered on the renowned Orient Express, the Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot steps in to investigate. “If Ustinov emphasised the humour of Poirot and Suchet the meticulousness, Branagh manages to bridge the two, while also bringing an unexpected note of soulfulness and melancholy to his performance.” Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film UK. 2017. Director: Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Manuel GarciaRulfo, Olivia Colman, Daisy Ridley. Duration: 1hr.54mins. Cert: 12

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THURSDAY 19 APRIL @ 7PM

SPLIT

After being abducted by a kidnapper with multiple personalities, three young women are soon engaged in a fight for survival. Meanwhile, an oblivious psychiatrist tries to ease her patient’s fractured mind as a 24th character attempts to dominate his body. “In a role that’s effectively a dozen performances in one, the X-Men actor is simply astounding. Chillingly cold one moment, malevolently mumsy the next, he offers the modern equivalent of Alec Guinness’ turn in Kind Hearts And Coronets...” Neil Smith, Total Film USA. 2017. Director: M. Night Shyamalan. Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley. Duration: 1hr.57mins. Cert: 15

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FRIDAY 20 APRIL @ 6PM

STRONGER

Inspired by a true story and based on the New York Times bestseller, Academy Award Nominee Jake Gyllenhaal stars as the working-class Boston man whose iconic photo from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing captured the hearts of the world. Stronger is the deeply personal account of the heroic journey that came after that photo – defining a man’s inner courage, a community’s pride, a family’s bond and an unexpectedly tenacious love. “The film has grit as if volcanic dust had scorched its rose-tinted glasses.” Angus Wolfe Murray, Eye For Film USA. 2017. Director: David Gordon Green. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr., Nate Richman. Duration: 1hr.58mins. Cert: 15


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MONDAY 23 APRIL @ 7PM

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL @ 6PM

This clever and unique “horrible history” explores the immediate before, during and aftermath of the demise of the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. But if this is history, it’s not history as we know it, as it’s played as broad comedy, and in an assortment of English and American accents. However, it still manages to convey a real sense of what Soviet life must have been like during Stalin’s paranoid “Great Terror” and the Kremlin power struggle that followed his death.

When Eva (Shirley MacLaine) wrongly receives millions of dollars in life insurance, her best friend Maddie (Jessica Lange) convinces her to jet off on a luxury holiday to sunny Spain and spend it. However pandemonium unleashes when the insurance company realise their error and fly out to find the women – will they be able to recover the money before Eva and Maddie spend it all.

THE DEATH OF STALIN

NOMINATED FOR TWO BAFTA FILM AWARDS “Armando Iannucci and a crack comedy troupe take a hatchet to the Soviet tyrant’s cult of personality in a period-comedy diversion that’s dependably close to the bone… It’s absolutely hilarious… but also, people die.” Lisa Mullen, Sight & Sound

WILD OATS

“Oscar®-winners Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange are the class double act in this...comingof-old-age comedy…” Jeremy Aspinall, Radio Times USA. 2016. Director: Andy Tennant. Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange, Demi Moore, Billy Connolly. Duration: 1hr.31mins. Cert: 12

UK/France/Belgium. 2017. Director: Armando Iannucci. Cast: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Adrian McLoughlin, Steve Buscemi, Paddy Considine. Duration: 1hr.46mins. Cert: 15 APRIL FILMS 7


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MONDAY 30 APRIL @ 7PM

GET OUT

When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behaviour as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. This speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele (Key and Peele) is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary. WON AN OSCAR® “Comedian Jordan Peele’s race-based horror movie combines genuine thrills with a no-holds barred critique of back-white relations.” Peter Debruge, Variety Japan/USA. 2017. Director: Jordan Peele. Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford. Duration: 1hr.44mins. Cert: 15 8 APRIL FILMS


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WEDNESDAY 2 MAY @ 6PM

LEARNING TO DRIVE

Wendy is a dynamic New York critic whose husband has just dumped her for a younger woman; Darwan is a softspoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her to drive, her chaotic life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humour, and love in making a fresh start. “This heartfelt exploration of middle-aged companionship is both meet-cute romcom and sensitive character study.” Matt Looker, Total Film UK/USA. 2014. Director: Isabel Coixet. Cast: Patricia Clarson, Ben Kingsley, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury, Grace Gummer. Duration: 1hr.30mins. Cert: 15

THURSDAY 3 MAY @ 7PM

THE BIG SICK

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick tells the story of Pakistan-born budding comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who meets student Emily (Kazan) after one of his stand-up shows. However, what started as a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing. When a sudden illness results in Emily being put into a medically-induced coma, Kumail is forced to balance his career, dealing with a tragic illness, and his traditional Muslim parents’ determination to fix him up with a “suitable” wife. NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR® “In Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon’s semi-autobiographical film, a mixed-race relationship is the springboard for humour, poignancy and a welcome message of tolerance…” Naman Ramachandran, Sight & Sound USA. 2017. Director: Michael Showalter. Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano. Duration: 2hrs. Cert: 15. Language: English/Urdu MAY FILMS 9


MAY FILMS

WEDNESDAY 9 MAY @ 6PM

DUNKIRK

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk in Northern France with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenceless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army. WON THREE OSCARS® “Breath-taking realism, sterling performances and distinctly restrained direction combine to make Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama a wrenching spectacle.” Philip Kemp, Sight & Sound Netherlands/UK/France/USA. 2017. Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Jack Lowden, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy, Harry Styles. Duration: 1hr.46mins. Cert: 12 10 MAY FILMS


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THURSDAY 10 MAY @ 7PM

THE ICE KING

An insightful documentary about a lost cultural icon, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion. John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into a celebrated art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality wasn’t yet fully legal. Including incredible unseen footage of some of his most remarkable performances and with access to Curry’s letters, archive interviews and interviews with his family, friends and collaborators, this is a fascinating portrait of the man who turned ice skating into an electric sport watched by millions. Watch any figure skating and it falls into two distinct camps: before and after John Curry. From what was a macho, technical sport whose judges punished deviation blossomed – through John Curry’s stubborn beauty – into ice dancing. “A moving tribute to John Curry – a sublimely talented man who straddled sport and art in an extraordinary way.” Matt Dickinson, The Times UK. 2018. Director: James Erskine. Cast: John Curry. Duration: 1hr.29mins. Cert: 12

MONDAY 14 MAY @ 7PM

THE BEGUILED

The surprise arrival of a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell), seeking sanctuary from his Confederate enemies, arouses a lot more than curiosity at the all-girls boarding school in Virginia during the American Civil War. Soon he becomes the manipulative conduit for lover/father/mentor fantasies of both students and teachers, with predictably destructive results. “Coppola’s clever southern Gothic melodrama is tense, purposeful and more richly intriguing than Don Siegel’s priapic 1970’s adaptation of the same novel.” Kate Stables, Sight & Sound USA. 2017. Director: Sofia Coppola. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell, Duration: 1hr.34mins. Cert: 15 MAY FILMS 11


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WEDNESDAY 16 MAY @ 6PM

OLDER THAN IRELAND

This highly-acclaimed feature documentary tells the story of one hundred years of life as seen through the eyes of 30 Irish centenarians; from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life in modern-day Ireland. Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, the magic of their wedding day and the loss of their loved ones, these centenarians have lived through a century of immense social, political and technological change. Sadly Bessie Nolan, one of the stars of Older Than Ireland, passed away in February. “Evokes the full range of emotions, from laughter to tears, in an ultimately inspirational film.” Film Ireland “Ireland’s oldest residents fill the screen with warmth and wisdom...” Donald Clarke, Irish Times Ireland. 2015. Director: Alex Fegan. Cast: Bessie Nolan, Winnifred Anderson, Bridget Aspell, Dolly Atley. Duration: 1hr.21mins. Cert: PG 12 MAY FILMS


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THURSDAY 17 MAY @ 7PM

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

All The Money In The World follows the real life kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail to convince his billionaire grandfather to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR® “Ridley Scott… just made the paciest, most dynamic film ever made by an 80-year-old director. And as for Christopher Plummer, he delivers the best screen performance ever given by an actor who, a month before the film’s debut, hadn’t even been cast yet. These two old pros show what they’re made of in… a terrifically dexterous and detailed thriller...” Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter USA. 2017. Director: Ridley Scott. Cast: Christopher Plummer, Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Will Sutton, Romain Duris, Teresa Mahoney, Timothy Hutton. Duration: 2hrs.12mins. Cert: 15. Language: English/Italian/Arabic MAY FILMS 13


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MONDAY 21 MAY @ 7PM

BRIMSTONE

This triumphant epic Western is a tale of survival and female resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. When a demonic preacher turns up in a frontier town it is to the utter distress of a mute midwife (Dakota Fanning) who is living there with her family. Liz obviously knows the priest, and she is terrified, and he soon demonstrates why. “Brutal in its depictions of violence, Brimstone is tough to watch at times, but never less than gripping...” Jonathan Pile, Empire Magazine “An intriguing slant on the spaghetti western…” Andrew Pulver, The Guardian Netherlands/France/Germany/Belgium/Sweden/UK/USA. 2016. Director: Martin Koolhoven. Cast: Dakota Fanning, Paul Anderson, Kit Harington, Guy Pearce, Carice van Houten, Carla Juri, Naomi Battrick, Emilia Jones. Duration: 2hrs.28mins. Cert: 18 14 MAY FILMS


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WEDNESDAY 23 MAY @ 6PM

THURSDAY 24 MAY @ 8PM

Based on the book by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You follows quirky 20-something Louisa Clark (Emilia Clarke) as she takes on a job as a minder for a recently-injured quadriplegic Will Traynor (Sam Claflin) – with the narrative detailing the pair’s relationship and its inevitable progression from disdain to mutual respect.

Oscar®-nominated director Darren Aronofsky’s latest film Mother! shattered audiences and critics around the world. It’s been called “gorgeous, distressing and utterly confounding” (Empire) and “Darren Aronofsky eclipses even his own darkest work” (Time Out). Experience the visuallyarresting psychological thriller that will leave your heart pounding and your mind blown!

“As cynical as the attack on our tear ducts might be, Me Before You has sincerity… The heartbreaking ending may leave some scratching their heads, the rest may be too busy weeping to notice.” James Luxford, Radio Times

“At times horrifying, at times riveting, at times baffling, and at times like nothing you’ve ever seen before.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

ME BEFORE YOU

UK/USA. 2016. Director: Thea Sharrock. Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Samantha Spiro, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman. Duration: 1hr.46mins. Cert: 12

MOTHER!

USA. 2017. Director: Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Domhnall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer. Duration: 2hrs.1min. Cert: 18

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TUESDAY 29 MAY @ 8PM

ENGLAND IS MINE

It was a time of paisley shirts and sweater vests. Of shopping trolleys in the canal. Foggy, dimly lit alleyways and cul-de-sacs. Of unemployment and bills and duffle coats. And it was a time when Morrissey was still plain old Steven Patrick Morrissey, a morose music critic who sends off his barbed reviews of the late 1970’s Manchester music scene to the NME. Living at home, tucked away in his bedroom, the turning point in Morrissey’s introverted existence comes when he bumps into outgoing Linder Sterling (Brown Findlay), who in turn introduces him to Billy Duffy (Lawrence), a budding guitarist for punk outfit The Nosebleeds. “This early years Morrissey biopic…(has) a sarky, sharp-tongued streak of northern English humour.” Cath Clarke, Time Out “Smiths fans will love this *****.” Entertainment.ie UK. 2017. Director: Mark Gill. Cast: Jodie Comer, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jack Lowden, Adam Lawrence. Duration: 1hr.34mins. Cert: 15

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WEDNESDAY 30 MAY @ 6PM

MAUDIE

Irish director Aisling Walsh’s film tells the true story of Maud Lewis, who died in 1970 and remains one of Canada’s best-loved folk artists. Maud (Sally Hawkins), a bright-eyed, intelligent woman, is disabled by arthritis but is determined to gain independence from her overprotective family. She answers an advertisement for a housekeeper by a 40-yearold bachelor, Everett (Ethan Hawke). She is a terrible housekeeper and spends most of her time painting. When they realise people will actually buy her cards and paintings, he supports and encourages her, helping her career to blossom. “Richly layered, deeply felt, from the creative genius of Aisling Walsh.” New York Observer “Sally Hawkins excels as Maud…and her performance has much of the same grace, irrepressible optimism and humour she brought to Mike Leigh’s Happy Go Lucky.” The Independent Ireland/Canada. 2016. Director: Aisling Walsh. Cast: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Gabrielle Rose, Zachary Bennett. Duration: 1hr.56mins. Cert: 12

THURSDAY 31 MAY @ 7PM

MY GENERATION

David Batty’s fascinating documentary celebrates Britain in the ‘60s with iconic movie star Michael Caine as the master of ceremonies. My Generation provides a vivid and vibrant insight into the seismic shift that took place in British social and cultural history during the Swinging Sixties. “A rousing soundtrack that includes the Beatles (Strawberry Fields Forever), the Kinks (Waterloo Sunset) and the Rolling Stones (You Can’t Always Get What You Want) is difficult to beat.” Jeremy Aspinall, Radio Times UK. 2017. Director: David Batty. Cast: Michael Caine, David Bailey, Roger Daltrey, Dudley Edwards, Marianne Faithfull, Paul McCartney, Lulu, Terry O’Neill, Marty Quant, Twiggy, Sandie Shaw. Duration: 1hr.26mins. Cert: 12 MAY FILMS 17


MONDAY 16 APRIL @ 8PM

THE PUNK SINGER

WE MARK RECORD STORE DAY ON SATURDAY 21 APRIL WITH A WEEK-LONG SERIES OF THE BEST DOCUMENTARIES EXPLORING PUNK ROCK. THIS SPECIAL CELEBRATION WILL CULMINATE IN THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES’ DEBUT ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY IN NERVE CENTRE ON 21 APRIL.

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the ‘Riot grrrl’ movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader. WINNER OF WOMEN IN CINEMA LENA SHARPE AWARD “Powerful vintage performance footage shows quickly what made Hanna so provocative: though fighting sexism was her front-andcentre agenda, Hanna took the stage in skimpy outfits, sometimes with “slut” written on a bare midriff, and danced in a punk-meetsgirlie-show way that was undeniably sexy.” John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter USA. 2013. Director: Sini Anderson. Cast: Kathleen Hanna, Tammy Rae Carland, Kathryn Wilcox, Tobi Vail, Billy Karen, Becca Albee. Duration: 1hr.21mins.Cert: 15

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WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL @ 8PM

JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN

As the iconic frontman of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people’s lives forever. Sixteen years after his death, his influence still reaches out around the world. In director Julien Temple’s documentary, Joe Strummer is revealed not just as a legend or musician, but also as a true communicator of our times. Drawing on both a shared punk history and the close personal friendship, which developed over the last years of Joe’s life, Julien Temple’s film is a celebration of Joe Strummer – before, during and after the Clash. “Leaves a surprising afterglow and allows you to appreciate Joe Strummer’s warmth.” A.O. Scott, New York Times Ireland/UK. 2007. Director: Julien Temple. Cast: Joe Strummer, Steve Jones, Mick Jones. Duration: 2hrs.4mins. Cert: 15

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FRIDAY 20 APRIL @ 8PM

END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES 15TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING In 1974, the New York City music scene was shocked into consciousness by the violently new and raw sound of a band of misfits from Queens called The Ramones. Playing in a seedy Bowery bar to a small group of fellow struggling musicians, the band struck a chord of disharmony that rocked the foundation of the mid-’70s music scene. This quartet of unlikely rock stars travelled across the country and around the world connecting with the disenfranchised everywhere, while sparking a movement that would resonate with two generations of outcasts across the globe. “The hyperbolic claim of the punk-rock historian Legs McNeil that the Ramones ‘’saved rock ‘n’ roll’’ may finally not be far off the mark.” New York Times USA. 2003. Directors: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia. Cast: Rick Rubin, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Joey Ramone, The Stooges. Duration: 1hr.50mins. Cert: 15

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SATURDAY 21 APRIL @ 6.30PM

HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS

Named by MOJO Magazine as one of the Top 5 Music Films of 2017, Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits tells the story of the world’s first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash and The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”. The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the band’s inception in 1976 to the band’s end in 2010, coinciding with the death of lead vocalist Ari Up. Includes previously unseen footage of the band, as well as photographs and newspaper clippings. “A fascinating exposé of a raucous, rebellious, groundbreaking female rock group, hitherto obscured in history… An intriguing, thought-provoking revelation.” Catherine Sedgwick, The Upcoming “Love innovative music? Then you shouldn’t miss @slitsdoc – about pioneering and truly original #Slits still fresh, still influential.” Ian Christie @iancworks UK. 2017. Director: William E. Badgley. Cast: Viv Albertine, Ari Up, Tessa Pollitt, Dennis Bovell, Hollie Cook, Jeni Cook, Paul Cook, Kate Corris, Vivien Goldman, Zoe Howe, Don Letts, Palmolive, Jennifer Shagawat, Adrian Sherwood, Gina Birch. Duration: 1hr.26mins. Cert: 15 21


SATURDAY 21 APRIL @ 2PM (MATINEE U18s) & @ 7.30PM (OVER 18s)

THE WOOD BURNING SAVAGES DEBUT ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY PLUS GUESTS

With pulsating riffs and a sharp political edge, the fast-paced punk rock band from Derry are often compared to Manic Street Preachers, Future Of The Left and Queens of the Stone Age. The band has been lauded for their frenetic live shows, each night serving up a full-blooded cocktail of breakneck guitars and frenzied anthems. Over the past few months they have played a string of shows supporting rock acts The Amazons, VANT and Fangclub, alongside a hometown show with cult Irish guitar heroes And So I Watch You From Afar. “The best band to come from Derry since The Undertones.”

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CINEMA PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE MONDAY 16 APRIL – THURSDAY 31 MAY MONDAY 16 APRIL @ 6PM

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

TUESDAY 17 APRIL @ 7PM

THE DISASTER ARTIST

WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL @ 6PM

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

THURSDAY 19 APRIL @ 7PM

SPLIT

FRIDAY 20 APRIL @ 6PM

STRONGER

MONDAY 23 APRIL @ 7PM

THE DEATH OF STALIN

WEDNESDAY 25 APRIL @ 6PM

WILD OATS

MONDAY 30 APRIL @ 7PM

GET OUT

WEDNESDAY 2 MAY @ 6PM

LEARNING TO DRIVE

THURSDAY 3 MAY @ 7PM

THE BIG SICK

WEDNESDAY 9 MAY @ 6PM

DUNKIRK

THURSDAY 10 MAY @ 7PM

THE ICE KING

MONDAY 14 MAY @ 7PM

THE BEGUILED

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY @ 6PM

OLDER THAN IRELAND

THURSDAY 17 MAY @ 7PM

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

MONDAY 21 MAY @ 7PM

BRIMSTONE

WEDNESDAY 23 MAY @ 6PM

ME BEFORE YOU

THURSDAY 24 MAY @ 8PM

MOTHER!

TUESDAY 29 MAY @ 8PM

ENGLAND IS MINE

WEDNESDAY 30 MAY @ 6PM

MAUDIE

THURSDAY 31 MAY @ 7PM

MY GENERATION

CELEBRATING RECORD STORE DAY MONDAY 16 APRIL @ 8PM

THE PUNK SINGER

WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL @ 8PM

JOE STRUMMER: THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN

FRIDAY 20 APRIL @ 8PM

END OF THE CENTURY: THE STORY OF THE RAMONES

SATURDAY 21 APRIL @ 6.30PM

HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS

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