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WHAT’S ON / SEPTEMBER 2013

A Guide to

TIME travel MOVIES The rule is you should never meddle with the past. And we can see the sense in that. What if you went back to 1780? What if you bumped into John Jameson? What if you accidentally changed his mind about going into the whiskey business? It just doesn’t bear thinking about.

AN ENIGMATIC, VISUALLY ASTOUNDING CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE FROM DIRECTOR SHANE CARRUTH (PRIMER) THIS ISSUE:

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TICKET PRICES Standard admission: £6.50 Senior Citizens, Disabled Users (Carers’ tickets are free), Unwaged, QUB Staff: £5 QFT Film Card, Students (aged 16 and over in full-time education), Children (under 16 years): £4 Mondays and Tuesdays: * £4 for every film *Certain exclusions may apply, check website for details

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BOOKING AND VENUE INFORMATION

SKIP THE QUEUE - PRINT AT HOME Skip the queue at box office by booking online at www.queensfilmtheatre.com, printing your tickets at home and going straight to the door of the auditorium. Simple! QFT FILM CARD Buy online at www.queensfilmtheatre.com and receive £2.50 ticket discount per film and a range of other benefits (see the website for details). PAYMENTS QFT does not accept payment by cheque or American Express and operates a minimum card transaction amount of £5 when paying in person or by telephone. SUBTITLED FILMS Customers are advised that viewing of subtitles may be restricted along the first few rows of Jameson Screen One.

THE JAMESON BAR AT QFT QFT offers a fully licensed bar, plus tea, coffee and a range of confectionery and snacks. FREE PARKING QFT offers free on-site car parking after 5.30pm within the main Queen’s University site (access via University Square). Disabled badge holders can access disabled bay parking in front of the main Queen’s University site. DISABILITY ACCESS Wheelchair users: Ramp access, 14 wheelchair spaces in cinema, accessible toilets. PROGRAMME CHANGES We reserve the right to change the published programme. Please check www.queensfilmtheatre.com for the most up to date information about film screening dates and times.

STOP PRESS OFT AT CULTURE NIGHT FRI 20 SEPT, 5.30PM – 8.30PM VENUE: CATHEDRAL QUARTER BELFAST

CINEMAGIC AND QFT’S FILM NIGHT TAKEOVER! QFT’s Takeover Youth Panel and Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People will present an evening of silent classics and new short films from around the world. Enjoy a snapshot of cinema history up to the present day and a flavour of the feast of films you can see at the Cinemagic and Takeover Film Festivals this autumn/winter! QFT’s Takeover youth panel will be dressed in period costume and there will be a special effects make-up artist. Full details coming soon on www.culturenightbelfast.com

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Contents

4 THE JAMESON FILM INSIDER

5 AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS / IN A WORLD... / DIANA

6 LOVELACE / WHAT MAISIE KNEW / THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL

7 UPSTREAM COLOUR / LOOKING FOR HORTENSE / THE GREAT BEAUTY

8 AT A GLANCE

9 QFT LEARNING

10 MUSEUM HOURS / WHEN THE DRAGON SWALLOWED THE SUN / MORE THAN HONEY

11 HAWKING / INREALLIFE / ADAM ANT: THE BLUEBLACK HUSSAR

12 FILMS OF FURY: A TRIBUTE TO BRUCE LEE / ANY DAY NOW

13 HEAVEN’S GATE / PLEIN SOLEIL / BONJOUR TRISTESSE

14 PSYCHIC DRIVING

15 NT LIVE / RSC LIVE

QUB welcomes a new batch of students at the end of September. As we are a friendly bunch here at the QFT we wanted to make sure the newbies know where we are and that our door is always open (well open Mon – Sun from 6pm). Therefore if you show your QUB student card or Welcome Letter at our box office from Mon 23 – Fri 27 Sept you can see any film for the AMAZING offer of £2! (subject to availability).

WIN A DATE NIGHT!

The opening night screening of new film In a World... (see page 5) on Fri 13 Sept is presented in association with Club Mixers. Hilarious, quirky and likely to appeal equally to both sexes, In a World... is a perfect date movie – so anyone who books online for this screening will be entered into a draw to win a date night* (that includes a £50 restaurant voucher and two complimentary cinema tickets) courtesy of Club Mixers and QFT. There will also be drinks promotions on the night. Check the In a World… page on our website for details. *winner will be contacted by email on Mon 16 Sept.

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NEW RELEASES

JAMESON PRESENTS

A Lesson in Obsession

Words By Leigh Forgie

As part of their September programme, the QFT have teamed up with Belfast’s Golden Thread Gallery to bring you Psychic Driving, an exhibition exploring what happens when we take our obsessions and fascinations to the absolute extreme. A selection of films hand-picked by curator Ben Crothers will accompany the exhibition, delving into the darker and often more violent side of sex, drugs, fame, power, and money. The question is what drives these characters to commit such heinous acts and why do we as film fans find these morbid explorations into the darkest of obsessions so fascinating? For a better understanding as to what compels a person to act upon these dark obsessions, look no further than American Psycho. Directed by Mary Harron and based on the novel by Brett Easton Ellis, this satirical thriller introduces us to Patrick Bateman

(Christian Bale), a Wall Street yuppie whose life of keeping up appearances in front of his wealthy, shallow friends causes him to lead double life as a serial killer.

The film contains graphics scenes of brutal violence and sexual degradation as Bateman‘s sadistic fantasies are laid bare on screen. Despite the on-going debate between director and author, the film leaves the audience wondering if Bateman really was a psychopathic monster, or whether the violent acts he committed were all in his mind. Did he loathe himself so much that he allowed himself to be wholly consumed by his obsessions? Or do we as an audience have more in common with him than we care to admit? One of the more recent additions to the bill is Harmony Korine’s sun-kissed crime caper Spring Breakers. The film follows four co-eds who, after performing a daring heist, embark upon the great American tradition of

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IN A WORLD...

DIANA

Spring Break, only to be lured deeper into the world of crime, sex and violence by a creepy, megalomaniac gangster portrayed by James Franco. Starring Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, these girls are initially fascinated by the dark world they’ve become entangled in. They probe the limits of their own moral compasses before soon realising they are no longer in the driving seat and that their dark obsessions are now in control. For audiences, seeing these once modern Disney princesses forever transformed into dark manifestations of their former selves makes for compelling viewing. Thankfully, our fascination with these Freudian nightmares end when the lights go up and the film ends. However, whenever you’re revisiting some of these classic films during the QFT’s Psychic Driving season (see page 14), just consider what life could be like if we didn’t let our conscious be our guide.

FRI 6 – THURS 12 SEPT

FRI 13 – THURS 26 SEPT

FRI 20 SEPT – THURS 3 OCT

cert Dir: DAVID LOWERY • USA • 2013 TBC • 1 HR 45 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: ROONEY MARA, CASEY AFFLECK, BEN FOSTER

Dir: LAKE BELL • USA • 2013 • 1 HR 33 MINS • COMEDY • Cast: LAKE BELL, DEMETRI MARTIN, FRED MELAMED

cert Dir: OLIVER HIRSCHBIEGEL • UK • 2013 • 2 HRS TBC • BIOGRAPHY/TBC DRAMA • Cast: NAOMI WATTS, NAVEEN ANDREWS, DOUGLAS HODGE

This moody, meditative Texas noir tells the tale of Casey Affleck’s Bob Guthrie, an outlaw on the run trying to reunite with his wife–the fantastic Rooney Mara–and the daughter he’s never met.

Carol Solomon is a struggling vocal coach. Propelled by the hubris of her father the reigning king of movie-trailer voice-over artists, Carol pursues her secret aspiration to be a voice-over star.

The long- awaited and much talked about biopic of Diana, Princess of Wales finally arrives.

Brought to life with exquisite detail, the gritty landscape of 1970s Texas Hill Country is the backdrop for this mood-drenched collision of love and crime. After his pregnant wife (Mara) makes one false move during a bloody shootout, a bank robber (Affleck) faces a 25-year sentence that destroys his dreams of a family life. Shot through with the yearning and melancholy of a folk ballad, David Lowery’s directorial breakthrough extends the Bonnie and Clyde tradition with its breathtaking meditation on the fragility and transience of love.

Her fiery sister, Dani, becomes a trusted confidante, and Carol engages the skills of a charming sound techie named Louis. Armed with renewed confidence, Carol lands her first voice-over gig… And then the real trouble begins. Carol becomes entangled in a web of dysfunction, sexism, unmitigated ego, and pride. Written and directed by and starring the multi-talented Lake Bell, this hilarious comedy brings its viewer into an idiosyncratic world where one woman fights the odds and finally finds her voice. Win a Date Night! See page 3 for details.

Covering the last two years of Diana’s life, Oliver (Five Minutes of Heaven) Hirschbiegel’s film stars Naomi Watts as the titular ‘people’s princess’ sporting Diana’s iconic coiffeur and couture wardrobe. Still to receive its world premiere at the time of writing, the film reportedly centres around her charity work, her (ultimately fatal) persecution by the paparazzi and her relationship with surgeon Hasnat Kahn (whom she nicknamed ‘Mr Wonderful’). Brace yourselves - it may be good (and we do hope so); it may be bad but one thing is certain, Diana is soon going to be everywhere.


LOVELACE

FRI 23 AUG – THURS 5 SEPT

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NEW RELEASES

WHAT MAISIE KNEW

FRI 23 AUG – THURS 5 SEPT

(El artista y la modelo)

THE ARTIST AND THE MODEL

FRI 13 – THURS 19 SEPT

UPSTREAM COLOUR

FRI 30 AUG – THURS 5 SEPT

(Cherchez Hortense)

LOOKING FOR HORTENSE

FRI 20 AUG – MON 2 SEPT

(La grande bellezza)

THE GREAT BEAUTY

FRI 13 – THURS 19 SEPT

Dir: ROB EPSTEIN & JEFFREY FRIEDMAN • USA • 2013 • 1 HR 33 MINS • BIOGRAPHY/DRAMA • Cast: AMANDA SEYFRIED, PETER SARSGAARD, JUNO TEMPLE

Dir: SCOTT MCGEHEE & DAVID SIEGEL • USA • 2012 • 1 HR 39 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Alexander Skarsgård

cert Dir: FERNANDO TRUEBA • SPAIN/ TBC FRANCE • 2012 • 1 HR 45 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: JEAN ROCHEFORT, AIDA FOLCH, CLAUDIA CARDINALE • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Dir: SHANE CARRUTH • USA • 2013 • 1 HR 36 MINS • DRAMA/SCI-FI • Cast: AMY SEIMETZ, SHANE CARRUTH, ANDREW SENSENIG

Dir: PASCAL BONITZER • FRANCE • 2012 • 1 HR 40 MINS • COMEDY • Cast: JEAN-PIERRE BACRI, KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS, Isabelle Carré • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Dir: Paolo Sorrentino • ITALY/ FRANCE • 2013 • 2 HRS 21 MINS • COMEDY/DRAMA • Cast: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli • ENGLISH SUBTITLES QFT LEARNING SEE PAGE 9

1972’s Deep Throat brought ‘adult’ movies a little more into the mainstream, turning Floridian go-go dancer Linda Boreman into a briefly flickering star and making $100 million-plus for the film’s allegedly Mafioso backers.

Based on a novel by Henry James, this is a darkly comic but emotionally authentic film about a six-year-old living through a bitter divorce.

Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Chico and Rita) collaborates with acclaimed screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrièrre on this heart-warming story of an artist who re-discovers life.

An enigmatic, visually astounding cinematic experience that defies categorisation, Upstream Colour is the long-awaited follow-up to Shane Carruth’s Primer, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004.

Kristin Scott Thomas stars in this bittersweet ‘comedie de moeurs’, which is French in spirit but universal in appeal.

Director Paolo Sorrentino and actor Toni Servillo re-unite – following 2004’s The Consequences of Love and 2008’s Il Divo – for The Great Beauty, a Fellini-esque comedy that charts the decadence and dissipation of contemporary Italian society.

Little but drugs, abuse and heartache followed for Boreman, most of it at the hands of her seedy manager/lover, Chuck Traynor – until she finally took control of her life. In this period-perfect biopic, directing partners Epstein and Friedman (Howl) cast a wonderfully convincing Amanda Seyfried as Boreman/Lovelace and Peter Sarsgaard as Traynor, and cleverly split the story into two separate accounts of Boreman’s experience.

Little Maisie (Onata Aprile) is the casualty of the acrimonious divorce of two rich Manhattanites: rock star Julianne Moore and art dealer Steve Coogan. Abandoned by her self-absorbed parents, Maisie is left to the informal custody of their new partners, waiter Alexander Skarsgård and nanny Joanna Vanderham. Brilliant performances and inspired direction make this updating of Henry James’ novel an outstanding comedy-drama of contemporary adult relationships, as seen from the point of view of an innocent child.

Jean Rochefort plays Marc Cros, who has not sculpted for years; disillusioned by two world wars, the artist has lost all faith in art, life and humanity. But when his wife encounters a Spanish woman on the run from Franco’s army and offers her the chance to live in the artist’s studio, Marc finds himself with an attractive young model for what will be his last sculpture.

Kris (Amy Seimetz) is drugged by a thief and relieved of her possessions, but is also unknowingly drawn into the life cycle of an organism that appears to have overpowered her identity. She meets and becomes involved with Jeff (played by director Carruth), who appears to have gone through a similar experience. Together they try to assemble the loose fragments of their lives, and find a place of safety. Sure to lead to years of speculation, discussion and debate, this is entirely original filmmaking by a true cinematic visionary.

Damien, a Chinese civilization professor, lives with his partner, Iva, and their son Noé. In a relationship drained of love, Iva one day demands a favour of Damien. He must ask his father – a senior member of the French Council of State – for help in preventing a woman Iva knows from being deported. But Damien and his father don’t get on and are barely ever in touch with each other. This dangerous mission throws Damien into a spiral that will turn his life upside down.

Servillo is Jep, an ageing writer living in Rome who has been the life and soul of the city’s cultural nightlife for decades. After his 65th birthday, the cracks in Jep’s high-flying life begin to show and suddenly his life of parties and soirees doesn’t seem quite so appealing… Introduction by Mike Catto, broadcaster and arts critic, on Tues 17 Sept, 6.20pm, followed by Talking Movies audience discussion.


AT A GLANCE

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QFT LEARNING

AUGUST DATE

EVENT

TIME

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Fri 30 – Sat 31

Lovelace Looking for Hortense What Maisie Knew Upstream Colour

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.30pm 8.50pm

Mon 16

The Great Beauty In a World… The Artist and the Model American Psycho

6.20pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 9.10pm

Tues 17

The Great Beauty + intro In a World… The Artist and the Model Cruel Intentions

6.20pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 9.15pm

Wed 18

The Great Beauty In a World… The Artist and the Model Secretary

6.20pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 9.10pm

Thurs 19

In a World… The Artist and the Model Hawking + satellite Q&A The Great Beauty

5.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 8.45pm

SEPTEMBER DATE

EVENT

TIME

Sun 1 – Mon 2

Lovelace Looking for Hortense What Maisie Knew Upstream Colour

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.30pm 8.50pm

Tues 3 – Thurs 5

Lovelace Upstream Colour What Maisie Knew When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.30pm 8.45pm

Fri 20

Fri 6

Heaven’s Gate + intro More Than Honey Museum Hours Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

5.00pm 6.30pm 8.35pm 9.20pm

Diana Hawking In a World…

6.30pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Sat 21

Heaven’s Gate More Than Honey Museum Hours Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

5.00pm 6.30pm 8.35pm 9.15pm

Diana Hawking In a World… Films of Fury: A Tribute to Bruce Lee

5.00pm/7.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm

Sun 22

Mon 9 – Tues 10

Bonjour Tristesse Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Museum Hours Plein Soleil

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.55pm

InRealLife + satellite Q&A The Virgin Suicides Diana In a World… Hawking

1.00pm 4.30pm 4.00pm/6.40pm/ 8.30pm 6.30pm 9.10pm

Wed 11 – Thurs 12

Bonjour Tristesse Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Adam Ant: The Blueblack Hussar Plein Soleil

6.30pm 6.40pm

Mon 23 – Wed 25

8.35pm 8.55pm

Diana InRealLife In a World…

6.30pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.40pm

Thurs 26

Fri 13

The Great Beauty In a World… The Artist and the Model Any Day Now

6.20pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 9.10pm

Diana NT Live: Othello In a World…

4.00pm/6.30pm 7.00pm 9.00pm

Sat 14

Tall Stories: Architecture on Film The Great Beauty In a World… The Artist and the Model Any Day Now

4.30pm 6.20pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 9.10pm

The Great Beauty In a World… The Artist and the Model Any Day Now

6.20pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 9.10pm

Sat 7 – Sun 8

Sun 15

QFT Learning provides opportunities for people of all ages to engage with film. For more information go to www.queensfilmtheatre.com/learning

tall stories: architecture on film

Education programme launch

FILM INTRODUCTIONS

10.00pm

oft at golden thread gallery DATE

EVENT

TIME

Tues 24 Sept

Spring Breakers

6.30pm

Times are subject to change. Please check www.queensfilmtheatre.com for up-to-date information.

For more information on QFT Learning please contact Marion Campbell, QFT Learning, m.campbell@qub.ac.uk

sat 14 sept, 4.30pm-5.30pm

A Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive Presentation as part of European Heritage Open Days. QFT presents the Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive in this exploration of architecture and the built environment in Northern Ireland over the last 100 years. Footage will include a personal view of Belfast architecture from poet John Betjeman (‘Betjeman’s Belfast’ – 30 mins) and short films shot by the Lumière Brothers in Northern Ireland at the end of the 1890s. Also being shown is a film about a project that preserved buildings of architectural importance, entitled ‘Glens of Antrim’ (5 mins). Tickets are FREE - book in advance at www.queensfilmtheatre.com.

THURS 12 SEPT, 4pm-5.30pm

HEAVEN’S GATE FRI 6 SEPT, 5PM

QFT Learning and the Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People will launch their 2013/14 education programmes.

Introduction by Dr. Aaron Hunter, Film Studies, Queen’s University.

This event will give primary and post primary teachers in all areas of study, particularly Moving Image Arts, Media Studies, Modern Languages and Citizenship, the chance to discuss the latest developments in film education with practitioners. They will also receive information on a range of programmes specifically designed for schools and colleges.

Introduction by Mike Catto, broadcaster and arts critic. The screening will be followed by a Talking Movies audience discussion.

RSVP to Claire Shaw: claire@cinemagic.org.uk and Marion Campbell: m.campbell@qub.ac.uk (RSVP to both email addresses).

THE GREAT BEAUTY TUES 17 SEPT, 6.20PM


WHEN THE DRAGON SWALLOWED MUSEUM HOURS THE SUN

FRI 6 – TUES 10 SEPT

10/11

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NEW RELEASES

TUES 3 – THURS 5 SEPT

MORE THAN HONEY

FRI 6 – SUN 8 SEPT

HAWKING

THURS 19 – SUN 22 SEPT

ADAM ANT: THE BLUEBLACK HUSSAR

INREALLIFE

SUN 22 – WED 25 SEPT

WED 11 – THURS 12 SEPT

Dir: JEM COHEN • AUSTRIA/USA • 2012 • 1 HR 47 MINS • DOCU-DRAMA • Cast: Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Piplits • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

Dir: DIRK SIMON • USA • 2010 • 1 HR 54 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

cert DIR: Markus Imhoof • SWITZERLAND/GERMANY/AUSTRIA TBC • 2012 • 1 HR 35 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

Dir: Stephen Finnigan • UK • 2013 • 1 hr 28 mins • DOCUMENTARY

Dir: Beeban Kidron • Uk • 2013 • 1 HR 30 MINS • DOCUMENTARY

Celebrated writer/director Jem Cohen sets his first fiction feature in Vienna’s grand Kunsthistorisches Museum, where the extraordinary collection of Brueghels, Rembrandts and Rubens starts a friendship between Anne (influential singer/ artist Mary Margaret O’Hara), an enigmatic foreigner in town waiting for her comatose cousin to wake, and museum guard Johann.

Seven years in the making, When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun reveals the recent, tragic history of Tibet from inside this most remote and unique nation.

Einstein supposedly said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.”

The struggles and the glories of a hero of science.

InRealLife asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children?

The pair’s charming interactions, firstly over art and then out and about in the wintry streets of the city, are composed with a painterly eye. Full of detail and quietly intense, Museum Hours rewards on many levels: in its depiction of an unexpected relationship; as a portrait of Vienna; as a thoughtful observation on art and the act of viewing, and on the interplay between art history and personal experience.

The film reveals new facts, internal conflicts, and contradictions in a thorough and riveting treatment of this focus of worldwide passion and concern. The combination of stunningly filmed footage from India, China and Tibet, along with a prologue narrated by Dennis Haysbert and an original soundtrack by Philip Glass, Thom Yorke and Damien Rice make this film not only the definitive treatment of the Tibetan crisis, but a film with overwhelming emotional impact. The film features Richard Gere, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the 14th Dalai Lama, prominent Chinese contemporary artists and all the leading figures of the exiled Tibetan freedom movement.

Over the last decade, millions of bees have disappeared worldwide. Is this a one-time anomaly or are we facing total system collapse? Looking for answers, director Markus Imhoof—using exquisite cinematography to put the viewer inside the bees’ world—travels from the Alps to the Arizona desert, interviewing experts ranging from beekeepers to scientists. What separates this work from earlier films on the subject is that Imhoof proposes a possible solution…

Stephen Hawking, the world’s most famous living scientist, tells his own life story in his own words. Given unprecedented personal access to the physicist, filmmaker Stephen Finnigan delves into memories of Hawking’s student days, recounts his astonishing scientific discoveries, and portrays his struggle against Motor Neurone Disease, with which Hawking, now 71, was first diagnosed at age 21. An intimate and inspiring portrait of a remarkable man.

 SATELLITE SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING The screening on Thurs 19 Sept will be broadcast live from the Cambridge Film Festival and followed by a Q&A with Stephen Hawking and Brian Cox (tbc). Tickets £8.

cert TBC

Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, InRealLife asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net? SPECIAL SATELLITE Q&A SCREENING The screening on Sun 22 Sept will be followed by a live satellite Q&A with director Beeban Kidron.

Dir: JACK BOND • UK • 2013 • 1 HR 39 MINS • DOCUMENTARY /MUSIC

cert TBC

In the 1980s the iconic pop star, Adam Ant, was at the height of his fame, easily recognised by the white stripe painted across his face and his striking imagery of Prince Charming and the Dandy Highwayman. Twenty years later, after a mental breakdown, he was locked up and forcibly sedated, putting him in a state of artistic oblivion. Jack Bond’s film, The Blueblack Hussar, follows him on his first tour for 15 years as he plays small London clubs, culminating in a performance before 55,000 at Hyde Park. The film features the actress Charlotte Rampling who inspired his first album Dirk Wears White Sox, the producer Mark Ronson and the artist who was his mentor, Allen Jones.


SPECIAL EVENTS/NEW RELEASES

12/13

SECOND SIGHT

second sight QFT’s pick of restored and reissued classics, back on the big screen where they belong.

SCALARAMA PRESENTS

Films of Fury: A Tribute to Bruce Lee

ANY DAY NOW

FRI 13 – SUN 15 SEPT

An evening dedicated to cinema’s greatest martial artist, the unforgettable Bruce Lee. Including a specially edited version of the documentary How Bruce Lee Changed the World. Marking 40 years since the death of the man collectively hailed as the king of martial arts movies, this enthralling documentary takes a detailed and unique look into Lee’s legacy— revealing the story of his rise from the backstreets of Hong Kong to international stardom. Followed by a screening of Lee’s final film, the martial arts classic Enter the Dragon. Documentary screening with thanks to Waddell Media.

Sat 21 SEPT, 10PM

HOW BRUCE LEE CHANGED THE WORLD Dir: STEVE WEBB • USA • 2009 • 1 HR 10 mins VERSION • DOCUMENTARY

ENTER THE DRAGON Dir: ROBERT CLOUSE • HONG KONG/ USA • 1973 • 1 HR 38 mins • ACTION/ CRIME/DRAMA • CAST: BRUCE LEE, JOHN SAXON, JIM KELLY

Presented as part of Scalarama, a UK-wide celebration of cinema. www.scalarama.com Double bill tickets £6.50 (concessions available – see page 2)

HEAVEN’S GATE

FRI 6 – SUN 8 SEPT

PLEIN SOLEIL

MON 9 – THURS 12 SEPT

BONJOUR TRISTESSE

MON 9 – THURS 12 SEPT

Dir: Travis Fine • USA • 2012 • 1 HR 38 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva

Dir: Michael Cimino • USA • 1980 • 3 HRS 36 mins • DRAMA/HISTORY/ ROMANCE • Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt QFT LEARNING SEE PAGE 9

Dir: René Clément • FRANCE/ITALY • 1960 • 1 HR 59 MINS • CRIME/ THRILLER/DRAMA • Cast: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Dir: Otto Preminger • USA • 1958 • 1 HR 34 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Deborah Kerr, David Niven, Jean Seberg

Winner of 10 Audience Awards at film festivals and starring Alan Cumming, Any Day Now is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family.

Michael Cimino’s follow-up to The Deer Hunter divided critics and the public alike on its initial release, when it was shown in a shorter, 148-minute cut.

Mesmerising to watch, saturated in light and colour, and topped by Alain Delon at his iciest, Plein Soleil is a terrific treat.

Impeccably restored, Otto Preminger’s cool and stylish classic is a film that’s ripe for rediscovery.

When a teenager with Down’s Syndrome (Isaac Leyva) is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple (Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt) take him in and become the loving family he’s never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own.

Cimino’s story of a lawyer (Kris Kristofferson) and his attempts to help immigrants out West in their struggle with a brutal cattle owners’ association has been digitally restored to its full Director’s Cut length (216 minutes) and is back where it belongs, on the big screen. Over the last decade the film has been broadly reassessed; filmmaker Mark Cousins has written that the film is “America photographed like a 19th century painting,” while many other critics cite it as one of the key American films of its period.

In this first adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, director René Clément’s camera celebrates the dangerous beauty of the 24-year-old Delon as charismatic sociopath Tom Ripley playing out a game of murder and double bluff against stunning Mediterranean landscapes.

Jean Seberg plays Cécile, the spoiled 17-year-old daughter of Raymond (David Niven), a wealthy Parisian widower vacationing in a sumptuous villa on the French Riviera. Their shallow, pleasure-seeking existence is threatened when Raymond decides to marry Cécile’s straitlaced godmother, Anne (Deborah Kerr), who disapproves of the teenager’s steamy summer affair with Philippe (Geoffrey Horne). To keep her carefree world from being shattered, Cécile plots to drive Anne away. But the plan takes an unforeseen and devastating turn.

Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s, Any Day Now touches on legal and social issues that are still relevant today.

Introduction by Dr. Aaron Hunter, Film Studies, Queen’s University, on Fri 6 Sept, 5pm.

In capturing the Ripley of Highsmith’s novel, Delon gives a spine-tingling performance, one that is underscored by Nino Rota’s sparkling and eerie soundtrack. And Clément slowly builds the tension to an almost unbearable level.


SPECIAL EVENTS

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SPECIAL EVENTS

PSYCHIC DRIVING In collaboration with Golden Thread Gallery, QFT presents an accompanying film programme to the gallery’s film-inspired exhibition, Psychic Driving (22 August - 5 October).

Rooting itself in film, video and the language of cinema, Psychic Driving explores the consequences of fascination and obsession. Selected by curator Ben Crothers, this selection of films delves deeper into the themes of the exhibition, opening up new forms of entry and interpretation.

AMERICAN PSYCHO

SECRETARY

SPRING BREAKERS

Dir: Mary Harron • usa • 2000 • 1 HR 41 MINS • CRIME/DRAMA • Cast: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas

Dir: Steven Shainberg • usa • 2002 • 1 HR 51 MINS • COMEDY/ DRAMA/ROMANCE • Cast: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies

Dir: Harmony Korine • usa • 2012 • 1 HR 30 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, JAMES FRANCO

Based on the acclaimed novel by Bret Easton Ellis, a wealthy New York investment banker (Christian Bale) hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

When Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is offered a job as a secretary in a small law firm after being released from a mental hospital, she does her best to please. Daring, sexy and provocative, Secretary is a powerful and unique love story.

MON 16 SEPT, 9.10PM

WED 18 SEPT, 9.10PM

CRUEL INTENTIONS

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

Dir: Roger Kumble • usa • 1999 • 1 HR 33 MINS • DRAMA/ROMANCE • Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon

Dir: Sofia Coppola • usa • 1999 • 1 HR 37 MINS • DRAMA/ROMANCE • Cast: James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst

Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe star as two attractive, wealthy, manipulative stepsiblings from Manhattan’s Upper East Side in this contemporary reimagining of Dangerous Liaisons.

The directorial debut of Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Bling Ring), The Virgin Suicides is a subtle, refreshing exploration of tragedy and the complexities of growing up.

TUES 17 SEPT, 9.15PM

SUN 22 SEPT, 4.30PM

TUES 24 SEPT, 6.30PM VENUE: GOLDEN THREAD GALLERY

Four college students find their lives taking an unexpectedly violent turn after falling in with a local gangster in this controversial film from director Harmony Korine (Gummo). Spring Breakers is FREE OF CHARGE. Please email info@gtgallery.co.uk to reserve your place.

Please note: the venue for all films is QFT except Spring Breakers which will screen at Golden Thread Gallery.

OTHELLO

THURS 26 SEPT, 7PM (LIVE) / SAT 28 SEPT, 3PM (ENCORE)/ SUN 29 SEPT, 3PM (ENCORE)

ENCORES

SOLD OUT

Dir: Nicholas Hytner • UK • 2013 • RUNNING TIME TBC • DRAMA • Cast: ADRIAN LESTER, RORY KINNEAR

The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet. Othello, newly married to Desdemona - who is half his age - is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

National Theatre: 50 years on stage To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents the most popular recent productions, broadcast to cinemas around the world. HAMLET Tues 22 Oct, 7pm Rory Kinnear plays Shakespeare’s Hamlet. FRANKENSTEIN Thurs 31 Oct, 7pm In this version, Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature. The Habit of Art Thurs 7 Nov, 7pm A play by Alan Bennett, starring the late Richard Griffiths as W H Auden. Frankenstein Thurs 5 Dec, 7pm In this version, Danny Boyle directs Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature.

Richard ii

WED 13 NOV, 7PM (LIVE) / THURS 14 NOV, 7PM (ENCORE)/ SAT 16 NOV, 3PM (ENCORE) DIR: Gregory Doran • UK • 2013 • 3 HRS • Drama • CAST: David Tennant, Nigel Lindsay, Oliver Ford Davies

We’re thrilled to be screening the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company. We kick-start an exciting new season of three RSC plays with the sellout production of Richard II (the fastest selling show in the RSC’s history), with David Tennant in the title role and directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran. Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

NT LIVE AND RSC LIVE TICKETS Live performances: £15 (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders) Recorded encore performances: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)


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