OCT — 14
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Fri 31 Oct – Thu 27 Nov NEW FILMS —
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT GONE GIRL ‘71 IDA
THIS MONTH —
DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY
Christopher Nolan’s Batman triple bill
FRIGHTARAMA All night horror marathon!
MELT, SPLINTER AND THREAD
New animated lightworks in the gallery
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OCTOBER AT A GLANCE
Attila Marcel p4
The Guest p4
Magic in the Moonlight p5
Finding Fanny p5
We’ve given our brochure a bit of a make-over this month – just a few changes to the layout and typeface. We think it looks smarter and makes it easier to read – we hope you do too. This month we welcome students starting the new academic year. We’ve got some great film events to make you feel right at home here in Leicester: a double bill of Se7en and Fight Club; a triple bill of Christopher Nolan’s 'Dark Knight Trilogy'; and our annual all night horror marathon, Frightarama, for Halloween (p11). Warming to the Halloween theme, we also welcome back piano and percussion duo Unsilent Movies performing a chilling live accompaniment to the original 1925 Phantom of the Opera (p10). In our new film programme, we are especially looking forward to David Fincher’s Gone Girl which joins the recent wave of gripping and intelligent American thrillers that includes 2013’s Prisoners and next month’s Nightcrawler.
Gone Girl p5
Northern Soul p6
Björk: Biophilia p7
The Grand Seduction p7
Le Jour Se Lève p10
Manuscripts Don't Burn p6
Mr. Turner p7
COMING IN NOVEMBER
TONY BENN: WILL AND TESTAMENT
There are always lots of ways for you to get involved at Phoenix. This month, try your hand at printmaking in one of our free workshops – one using special conductive ink, the other 3D-printed woodblocks. We’ll also have a video booth you can pop into to share your memories of the Cultural Quarter for a project all about Leicester’s past.
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CONTINUED FROM LAST MONTH
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT 12A
Fri Wed 1 – Thu 9 Oct Dir: Matthew Warchus Cast: Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy UK 2014, 2hrs Destined to be this year’s The Full Monty, this new British production is a life-affirming and uplifting movie, set during the National Union of Mineworkers’ strike in the summer of 1984. Based on a true story, a group of gay and lesbian activists raise money for the miners, but are faced with suspicion and animosity from the historically macho mining community. Deciding to take the money directly to a small mining
Fri 10 – Thu 23 Oct Dir: Woody Allen Cast: Colin Firth, Emma Stone USA 2014, 1hr 37mins Stanley is a 1920’s stage magician who doesn’t believe in magic, and has spent his life exposing fraudulent psychics. Recruited to visit the Côte d’Azur and test clairvoyant Sophie, he finds himself unable to disprove her readings. Could her ability be real, or is Stanley falling under her spell? A light-hearted rom-com, there’s fizzy chemistry between leads Firth and Stone and a soundtrack of delightful ‘20s tunes including Cole Porter and Bix Beiderbecke.
village in the Welsh valleys, the older members of the town must forge an uneasy alliance so the community can survive. Bighearted, moving and very funny, it features stellar performances from Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Bill Nighy (NT Live’s Skylight), Paddy Considine (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) and Dominic West (The Wire).
THE PARROT AND THE SWAN TBC (El loro y el cisne) Sat 11 Oct, 7.30pm Dir: Alejo Moguillansky Cast: Luciana Acuña Argentina 2013, 2hrs, subs
Followed by a Q&A with the director. A hapless sound recordist falls for a dancer in this playful, deadpan romantic comedy. Screening as part of a research seminar on Latin American Cinema sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies, the University of Leicester and the University of Lincoln, which aims to bring to the East Midlands directors, scholars and artists from the vibrant Latin American film culture.
are available as Silver Screenings – see page 12
IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE 15 Wed 1 – Thu 2 Oct Dir: Hans Petter Moland Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristofer Hivju Norway 2014, 1hr 56mins, subtitled
In this black comedy, Stellan Skarsgård plays Nils – a snow plower out for revenge when his son is killed by gangsters.
WELCOME TO NEW YORK
Wed 1 – Thu 2 Oct Dir: Abel Ferrara Cast: Gérard Depardieu USA 2014, 2hrs 5mins Gérard Depardieu plays George Devereaux, a fictionalised version of Dominique StraussKahn in this explicit indictment of greed.
ATTILA MARCEL 12A
THE GUEST 15
GONE GIRL TBC
Guillaume Gouix stars as Paul, a gifted mute pianist who leads a sheltered life with his two overbearing aunts. Unable to remember what happened to his parents, one day Paul stumbles into the flat of his ukulele-playing hippie neighbour Madame Proust whose herbal tea unlocks his repressed memories through a series of dream sequences. The first liveaction film from animation maestro Chomet (Belleville Rendevous) is a sweet comedy reminiscent of Amelie.
The new film from indie horror masters Wingard and Barrett (You're Next) is a bloody but gleefully enjoyable thriller. A charismatic soldier (Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens slimmed down with six-pack) arrives at the door of the Peterson family claiming to have served with their son Caleb who died in Afghanistan. Although welcomed into the house, a series of deaths follow which appear to lead back to this mysterious stranger.
The riveting new thriller from the director of The Social Network and Zodiac is an adaptation of the internationally best-selling 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn. Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne who, on the date of their fifth wedding anniversary, reports to police that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has disappeared. As an intense media spotlight begins to reveal inconsistencies in what Nick describes as a perfect marriage, the suspicious police force and even his
Fri 3 – Thu 9 Oct Dir: Sylvain Chomet Cast: Guillaume Gouix France 2013, 1hr 46mins, subs
Mon 6 – Thu 9 Oct Dir: Adam Wingard Cast: Dan Stevens USA 2014, 1hr 40mins
Fri 3 – Thu 16 Oct Dir: David Fincher Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike USA 2014, 2hrs 25mins
close friends begin to wonder, did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Expertly crafted by a master of tension.
FINDING FANNY 12A
Mon 13 – Thu 16 Oct Dir: Homi Adajania Cast: Dimple Kapadia India 2014, 1hr 41mins, subs (parts) A group of oddballs from a sleepy village in Goa – a young widow, a hunky mechanic, a middle-aged lothario painter and the town matriarch he fancies – set out on a road trip to find the town postman’s long lost love. Becoming hopelessly lost and beginning to believe the postman’s beloved may not even exist, the group descend into petty (and very funny) bickering along the journey. An accessible, refreshing, and beautifully written comedy.
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MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN 15
Fri 17 – Mon 20 Oct Dir: Mohammad Rasoulof Iran 2013, 2hrs 7mins, subs A timely political thriller from Mohammad Rasoulof, who made this film despite being banned from filmmaking in Iran for 20 years. Kasra, an Iranian author, secretly writes his memoirs whilst under surveillance by the country’s security service. Meanwhile two government hitmen drive around Tehran picking up dissident intellectuals for execution, bringing them ever closer to Kasra. A hard-hitting, tense film from a courageous director.
WWI ON FILM: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT PG Sat 18 & Sun 19 Oct Dir: Lewis Milestone Cast: Lew Ayres USA 1930, 2hrs 12mins
Screening as part of our extended WWI on Film season, this devastating anti-war film was made in America but looks at the conflict from the German side. The film follows a group of schoolboys, talked into enlisting by their jingoistic teacher, only to face profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of trench warfare.
MR. TURNER 12A
Set in 1974, Northern Soul follows two teenagers whose lives are changed forever when they discover American soul music. No longer satisfied with their future on factory production lines, they dream of going to America to become famous Northern Soul DJs. An uplifting insight into a youth culture that changed a generation. Got your own Northern Soul stories to share? We’d like to hear them – more on p15.
Mike Leigh’s new film stars Timothy Spall on winning form as painter J.M.W Turner. Beginning in 1826 the film focuses on the last quartercentury of Turner's life, from his life in London with his beloved father, his relationship with a Margate landlady, to risking the wrath of the Royal Academy with his increasingly impressionistic works. Spall’s performance is a tour-de-force, his grunting Turner eccentric and humane, a world away from the priggish art-critics and
Mon 20 – Thu 23 Oct Dir: Elaine Constantine Cast: Elliot James Langridge UK 2012, 1hr 41mins
Fri 31 Oct – Thu 27 Nov Dir: Mike Leigh Cast: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson UK 2014, 2hrs 29mins
A MOST WANTED MAN 15
Fri 17 – Thu 30 Oct Dir: Yann Demange Cast: Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris UK 2014, 1hr 39mins Set during the troubles in Northern Ireland, Jack O’Connell plays Gary Hook, a young British soldier separated from his unit following a riot. Cut off from his fellow soldiers and unable to distinguish friend from foe, he must find his way to safety. When local members of the IRA hear of his abandonment and begin searching for him, Gary’s night becomes a fight for survival through the potentially deadly streets of Belfast. Bolstered by a magnetic performance from rising star O’Connell who features in
NORTHERN SOUL 15
Fri 24 – Thu 30 Oct (excl. Sun 26) Dir: Anton Corbijn Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman UK/USA/Germ 2hrs 1min, subs (parts)
nearly every scene, ’71 is homegrown filmmaking at its best; an enthralling, nail-biting thriller.
Based on the novel by John le Carré, we follow Günther Bachmann and his anti-terrorism unit on the trail of an illegal immigrant in Hamburg. Is the man a wounded victim or lethal extremist? Can the team use him to trap the money-men that finance terrorism? A grown up, brilliantly acted thriller. Hoffman’s Bachmann is incredible – an intensely unlikeable man who will get the job done no matter the cost.
Academy members. A gorgeouslytextured biopic from the director of Another Year and Vera Drake. "What a glorious film this is" The Guardian
THE GRAND SEDUCTION 12A
Fri 24 – Thu 30 Oct (excl. Sun 26) Dir: Don McKellar Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch Canada 2014, 1hr 53mins This sweet comedy is Doc Hollywood mixed with Local Hero and follows the amiable residents of a Canadian village as they fight to save their local factory. For the plant to remain open they must have a medical professional in their community, so they go all out to impress handsome new arrival Dr Lewis. If that means bugging his phone calls, or encouraging the flirtation of their daughters, so be it!
BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA U Fri 24 – Thu 30 Oct Dir: Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland UK 2014, 1hr 37mins
A concert film that captures the human element of Björk's multidisciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at her show in London's Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on 'Biophilia' and more, using a broad variety of instruments – some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable.
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In Order of Disappearance In Order of Disappearance Pride Welcome to New York Pride Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me Pride Welcome to New York Pride In Order of Disappearance Pride Welcome to New York Pride In Order of Disappearance Gone Girl The Deer Hunter Gone Girl Attila Marcel Gone Girl Pride Attila Marcel Interactive Lighting with Arduino Gone Girl Spirited Away The Deer Hunter Gone Girl Pride Gone Girl Lazy Sunday: Gone Girl Pride Spirited Away Gone Girl Attila Marcel Gone Girl The Deer Hunter Gone Girl Attila Marcel Pride Gone Girl Attila Marcel Gone Girl The Guest
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Howl’s Moving Castle Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Finding Fanny Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl Finding Fanny Talking Pictures Finding Fanny Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl Finding Fanny Magic in the Moonlight Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl Finding Fanny Gone Girl Finding Fanny Babylon Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Finding Fanny Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl Wattstax Gone Girl Finding Fanny Magic in the Moonlight – Audio Described ‘71 Manuscripts Don’t Burn ‘71 Magic in the Moonlight
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‘71 Northern Soul The Boxtrolls ‘71 Magic in the Moonlight The Boxtrolls ‘71 Northern Soul Guardian Live: In Conversation with Russell Brand ‘71 The Grand Seduction ‘71 A Most Wanted Man The Boxtrolls The Grand Seduction ‘71 A Most Wanted Man Björk: Biophilia The Boxtrolls ‘71 The Dark Knight Trilogy Batman Begins The Grand Seduction The Dark Knight 35mm Björk: Biophilia The Dark Knight Rises A Most Wanted Man Lazy Sunday: The Boxtrolls The Phantom of the Opera + Live Soundtrack Bolshoi Ballet – The Legend of Love The Phantom of the Opera + live soundtrack ‘71 Björk: Biophilia A Most Wanted Man The Grand Seduction ‘71 Björk: Biophilia The Grand Seduction ‘71
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Gone Girl The Guest Attila Marcel Gone Girl The Guest Gone Girl – Subtitled Pride The Remains of the Day Attila Marcel Gone Girl Pride Gone Girl Attila Marcel Beloved Gone Girl The Guest Gone Girl Attila Marcel Attila Marcel Gone Girl The Guest DSLR Film Making Gone Girl Pride Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl David Fincher Double Bill Se7en Gone Girl Fight Club The Cat Returns – Autism Friendly Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl Howl’s Moving Castle Gone Girl Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl The Parrot and the Swan (El loro y el cisne) Gone Girl Lazy Sunday: Magic in the Moonlight Gone Girl
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‘71 Manuscripts Don’t Burn ‘71 The Boxtrolls Magic in the Moonlight ‘71 All Quiet on the Western Front ‘71 Magic in the Moonlight ‘71 Manuscripts Don’t Burn ‘71 Lazy Sunday: ‘71 Magic in the Moonlight ‘71 The Boxtrolls ‘71 All Quiet on the Western Front ‘71 Manuscripts Don’t Burn The Boxtrolls ‘71 Magic in the Moonlight The Boxtrolls ‘71 ‘71 Northern Soul ‘71 Manuscripts Don’t Burn ‘71 Northern Soul ‘71 The Boxtrolls ‘71 Magic in the Moonlight – Subtitled ‘71 Northern Soul ‘71 Northern Soul ‘71 The Boxtrolls ‘71 Magic in the Moonlight Poetry is an Island: Derek Walcott
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A Most Wanted Man Björk: Biophilia A Most Wanted Man The Grand Seduction ‘71 Björk: Biophilia A Most Wanted Man – Subtitled Björk: Biophilia The Grand Seduction ‘71 The Grand Seduction A Most Wanted Man The Grand Seduction A Most Wanted Man ‘71 The Grand Seduction ‘71 Freedom Summer A Most Wanted Man Björk: Biophilia A Most Wanted Man The Grand Seduction ‘71 The Grand Seduction Björk: Biophilia NT Live: Frankenstein A Most Wanted Man Mr. Turner Ida Mr. Turner Le Jour Se Lève Ida Mr. Turner Finding Fela! Frightarama All-Night Horror Marathon
Access Cinema Silver Screening Courses Stage on Screen Black History Month
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BATMAN BEGINS 2pm
THE DARK KNIGHT (35MM)
SUBTITLED GONE GIRL (Cert. TBC) Tue 7 Oct, 7pm
Fri 31 Oct – Thu 6 Nov Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski Cast: Agata Trzebuchowska Poland / Denmark, 1hr 22mins, subs In 1960s Poland, a young novice nun is told she must visit her family before she can take her vows. Visiting her aunt, a judge and former prosecutor, Ida is shocked when the woman reveals that Ida’s parents were Jewish and her family hides a dark secret dating back to the Nazi occupation. An exercise in minimal filmmaking, Pawlikowski’s haunting film is shot in exquisite black and white with each frame looking like a stunning photograph.
LE JOUR SE LÈVE (DAYBREAK) PG
Fri 31 Oct – Mon 3 Nov (excl Sun 2 Nov) Dir: Marcel Carné Cast: Jean Gabin France 1939, 1hr 31mins, subs Foundry-worker Francois kills a man and barricades himself inside an apartment. Besieged by police, he recalls the bitter series of events that lead him to murder. Often considered his greatest work, Marcel Carné’s re-released fourth collaboration with screenwriter Jacques Prévert is a triumph; an exquisitely-crafted noir describing an obsessive relationship, and a classic of French poetic realism.
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT 12A Tue 21 Oct, 6pm
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
A MOST WANTED MAN 15 Tue 28 Oct, 6.15pm
Tickets: £15 (individual tickets available) 8hrs 36mins (incl. 2 x 30min intervals)
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT 12A Fri 17 Oct, 1pm
THE CAT RETURNS U Sat 11 Oct, 10.30am
DAVID FINCHER DOUBLE BILL 18 Fri 10 Oct
THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY 12A Sat 25 Oct From 2pm
Get warmed up for Nolan’s new film Interstellar in November with his groundbreaking Dark Knight Trilogy. After George Clooney and his rubbernipples almost destroyed the Batman franchise, Nolan’s grown-up style of filmmaking breathed fresh life into the story of the caped crusader.
FIGHT CLUB 9.30pm
Tickets: £10 (individual tickets available) 4hrs 30mins (incl. 20min interval) To celebrate the release of his latest film Gone Girl, we’re screening two of director David Fincher’s previous films in digital restorations. Serial killers, mischief, mayhem, soap... What more could you want?
THE OMEN (1976)
A well-paid job, marital bliss and a new baby – but could Robert Thorn’s new child be the anti-christ? [REC] TBC A Spanish camera crew becomes trapped in an apartment block with something terrifying…
ESSENTIAL CINEMA Must-see masterpieces
THE DEER HUNTER 18
Fri 3 – Sun 5 Oct Dir: Michael Cimino Cast: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep UK/USA 1978, 3hrs 2mins, subs (parts)
10 – 11
An unforgettable epic now digitally-restored, The Deer Hunter moves from the steel mills outside Pittsburgh to the jungles of Vietnam as it explores the devastating effect of war on a tight-knit American working class community. ‘The movie won five Oscars and, if anything, improves with age.’ The Times
SUSPIRIA All night horror marathon Fri 31 Oct, from 10pm
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA PG
Screening with live music Sun 26 Oct, 2pm & 6.30pm Dir: Rupert Julian Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin USA 1925, 1hr 20mins
After treating us to a brilliant show last year with Buster Keaton’s The General, piano and percussion duo Unsilent Movies return to Phoenix with a Halloween special: the original 1925 Phantom of the Opera accompanied by a live soundtrack.
Tickets: £25 (incl. all films and breakfast butty) Bottomless coffee £2 Our all night horror movie marathon returns with five fiendish films to take you through till dawn. Bring blankets, sleeping bags, crucifixes, pyjamas – whatever you need to make it through the night!
A young American student arrives at a prestigious ballet institution in Germany, but soon discovers it hides a terrifying secret.
Dirty Harry... only hairier. Alcoholic cop Lou is transformed into a werewolf in this new Canadian comedy-horror.
A psychotic murderer escapes his asylum and stalks a young girl.
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GUARDIAN LIVE: IN CONVERSATION WITH RUSSELL BRAND 12A
BLACK HISTORY MONTH BELOVED 15 Wed 8 Oct, 7pm
Thu 23 Oct, 7pm (live) Controversial writer and comedian Russell Brand talks to Guardian columnist Owen Jones about why he thinks revolution isn’t just possible, but inevitable. He sets out his ideas for a brighter, fairer society.
S TAG E O N S C R E E N Tickets: £15 / £13 conc.
Here’s a taste of some of the shows we have coming up. Visit our website for the full programme.
Jonathan Demme’s 1998 film stars Oprah Winfrey as a former slave haunted by her past.
BABYLON 15 Wed 15 Oct, 7pm
A gritty account of West Indian men living in London in the early eighties.
POETRY IS AN ISLAND: DEREK WALCOTT Wed 22 Oct, 7pm
This intimate film explores the life and work of Nobel Laureate poet Derek Walcott.
HALF TERM HAPPINESS
A documentary on the summer of 1964, when 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm.
Tickets start at just £9.50 for an adult + child
Wed 29 Oct, 7pm
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
Encore screenings are recordings of the first night’s live performance.
Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm (recorded) Tue 4 Nov, 7.30pm (recorded)
12 – 13
We mark Black History Month with a series of films programmed in partnership with local arts organisation Serendipity. Full details on our website.
Tue 9 Dec, 8pm (live)
Tue 2 Dec, 7.30pm
Tue 13 Jan 2015, 7.30pm
TREASURE ISLAND 12A VINCENT VAN GOGH Thu 22 Jan 2015, 7pm (live)
Tue 14 Apr 2015, 7.30pm
SILVER SCREENINGS Matinee screenings for just £4.60 including refreshments.
IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE Wed 1 Oct, 11am
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY U THE LEGEND OF LOVE Sun 26 Oct, 3pm (live)
THE PHARAOH'S DAUGHTER
LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST 12A
Wed 11 Feb 2015, 7pm (live)
MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
Sun 23 Nov, 4pm (recorded)
THE NUTCRACKER Sun 21 Dec, 3pm (live)
Wed 8 Oct, 10.30am Screening in partnership with The University of the Third Age (U3A)
Wed 15 Oct, 11am
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
THE GRAND SEDUCTION
Wed 11 Mar 2015, 7.30pm (live)
Tue 19 May 2015, 7.30pm (live)
Wed 22 Oct, 11am
Wed 29 Oct, 11am
WATTSTAX TBC Thu 16 Oct, 6.15pm Dir: Mel Stuart USA 1973, 1hr 42mins
This vibrant documentary covers the Stax Records-sponsored 1972 Watts Summer Festival. The concert marked the seventh anniversary of the Watts riots, and featured performances from Isaac Hayes, The Staples Singers, Richard Pryor and more.
FINDING FELA! 15 Fri 31 Oct – Tue 4 Nov Dir: Alex Gibney USA/UK/Nigeria, 2hrs
Award-winning director Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie) uses the Broadway musical Fela! as a platform to explore the life, work and legacy of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.
We’ve lined up some fun films this month plus a mini competition around our half term movie – The Boxtrolls.
SPIRITED AWAY PG Sat 4 & Sun 5 Oct
En route to their new home 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents take a wrong turn and enter a secret world.
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE PG Sat 11 & Sun 12 Oct
Sophie meets an eccentric wizard, whose house can move on legs! A witch casts an ageing spell on Sophie and so begins her fight to reverse the curse.
THE BOXTROLLS PG Sat 18 – Sun 26 Oct
An orphaned boy raised by cavedwelling rubbish collectors tries to save his friends from the evil Archibald Snatcher.
BUILD YOUR OWN BOXTROLL
Win family tickets for four! Got a box? Feeling creative? Make your own Boxtroll and bring it into Phoenix or post a picture on facebook.com/phoenixsquare. We’ll create a gallery of your models and at the end of half-term our two favourites will win a family film ticket for four people! See website for conditions.
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MELT, SPLINTER AND THREAD
TELL US YOUR STORY Were you part of the city’s Northern Soul scene, or a regular at Dielectric or Helsinki?
BY ESTHER ROLINSON Cube Gallery Thu 23 Oct – Mon 5 Jan Free Melt, Splinter and Thread are three new animated sculptural light works by artist Esther Rolinson made from acrylic, fibre optics and programmed LEDs. Developed through drawing and model making, the installations are evocative of disintegrating structures and create unfolding vistas of landscapes in motion. Splinter and Thread will be exhibited until early December, followed by Melt until 5 January.
We’re gathering people’s recollections of life in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter from the 70s to the 90s for a new exhibition, and invite you to step into our video booth and tell your stories.
Rolinson makes complex animated forms and drawings in public spaces and galleries that draw the audience into a close physical world, conjuring imagined energetic events.
The video booth will be in the Phoenix foyer in October while we’re screening Northern Soul (20–23 Oct), before it moves on to other Cultural Quarter venues.
Funded by Arts Council England, supported by De Montfort University and sponsored by Heritage Acrylic. Rolinson was assisted by Sean Clark, Dave Everitt, Luke Woodbury and Graeme Stuart in the development of this work.
The participatory print shops and video booth are part of the Affective Digital Histories project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and run in partnership with the University of Leicester and Cuttlefish Multimedia.
SHORT COURSES & WORKSHOPS
OUR FUN PALACE Sat 4 Oct, 10am – 4pm Free
Try your hand at printmaking using special conductive ink and help us create a wall of interactive artworks which are sensitive to movement. Taking place at Phoenix in partnership with Leicester Print Workshop, this free workshop is part of ‘Fun Palaces’, a weekend of locally-curated events across the UK. For more information visit funpalaces.co.uk
CREATING INTERACTIVE LIGHTS WITH ARDUINO Sat 4 Oct, 1 – 5pm (1 session) Tutor: Phoenix Interact Labs Cost: £45, includes an Arduino kit and LED pixel strip to take away.
PARTICIPATORY PRINT WORKSHOPS
14 – 15
LCB Depot Thu 9 Oct, 3 – 8pm, (drop-in) Free Exchange Bar Tue 28 Oct, 3 – 8pm, (drop-in) Free
Artist collective Juneau Projects invite you to design and use your own 3D printed woodblocks to create artworks, posters and prints inspired by Leicester’s cultural heritage. The blocks will be used in a major new exhibition in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter in November 2014.
3D MODELLING FOR 3D PRINTING Sat 18 Oct, 1 – 4pm (1 session) Tutor: Phoenix Interact Labs Cost: £20
Whether you’re learning for pleasure or developing professional skills, our short courses and workshops are a great way to get more out of film and digital technology.
DSLR FILM MAKING
Thursdays, 9 Oct – 30 Oct (4 sessions) 7pm – 9pm Tutor: Keith Allott Cost: £48 / £44 conc.
Tuesdays, 14 Oct – 16 Dec (10 sessions) 10.30am – 12pm Tutor: Alan Seaman Cost: £80 / £70 conc.
Digital SLR cameras have revolutionised independent film making, thanks to their versatility and low cost. Whether a beginner or regular DSLR user, this course shows you how to get the most out of your camera when film making.
Enhance your cinema experience and meet like-minded people at Phoenix who share your love of film. Includes a film screening, a drink and a tutor-led discussion about current movie news and the week’s film.
Contact the box office to book a place. More details are available on our website.
The ideal Christmas gift for film lovers! £5 vouchers, Film & Dine for 2 (£26), Film Wine & Dine (£35)
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Autistic Friendly / £4.00 Supported Environment one free carer ticket available Screenings for CEA cardholders
BOX OFFICE 0116 242 2800
BOOK ONLINE www.phoenix.org.uk
3D films cost an additional £1.50 Art exhibitions are all FREE entry
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
Special ticket offers – not available online Orange and EE Wednesdays: 2 for 1 tickets
For office enquires, including corporate space hire, call 0116 242 2821.
You can buy tickets in advance online, by phone or in person at the box office. We do not charge a booking fee. *Concessions available for people with proof of status for unemployment, receipt of state pension and disability. One free carer ticket is available for CEA cardholders.
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1 adult + 1 child, £9.50 1 adult + 2 children, £14.25 2 adults + 2 children, £19.00
There is a public pay and display car park next to Phoenix. Parking costs £1 for 1 hour, £1.50 for 2 hours, £2 for 3 hours and £4 all day. Parking after 6pm and on Sundays is free. Rutland Street NCP on Halford Street (LE1 1TQ) is a short walk from Phoenix and costs £4.20 all day for Phoenix customers (with tickets stamped at the Phoenix box office). Parking is also available around Phoenix. On single yellow lines, parking is free after 6pm. In pay and display bays, parking is free after 6pm and all day on Sundays. Please always check the signs as circumstances may change.
Access Parking in front of building & Halford Street NCP
Hearing loops in building
Baby changing facilities
Guide dogs are welcome
Toilet & washing facilities
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All the goings on at Phoenix Leicester this October.