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WHAT’S ON / FEBRUARY 2014

HER

A SPIKE JONZE LOVE STORY STARRING JOAQUIN PHOENIX AND THE VOICE OF Scarlett Johansson.

THIS ISSUE:

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB THE ARMSTRONG LIE TAKEOVER FILM FESTIVAL

In association with

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QFT is the home of independent cinema in Northern Ireland, open seven days a week – please check page 8 for screening times. City Hospital

QFT 20 University Square Belfast BT7 1PA Recorded information line: Tel. 028 9097 1097 www.queensfilmtheatre.com

Queen’s University

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

QFT BOX OFFICE The box office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day. Daytime ticket sales available from Queen’s Welcome Centre, Monday to Friday 8am-6pm. You can book tickets via our app, available on Google Play for Android and iTunes for iPhone – search for ‘Queen’s Film Theatre’.

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02/03

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BOOKING AND VENUE INFORMATION

STOP PRESS

CINEMAGIC PRESENTS JUNIOR GOTHIC:

VALENTINE’S DAY PREVIEW

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

GOTHIC SHORTS + GENRE STUDY: HORROR

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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.

Dir: JIM JARMUSCH • UK/GERMANY/FRANCE/ CYPRUS/USA • 2013 • 2 HrS 3 Mins • DRAMA/HORROR/ROMANCE • Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, JOHN HURT

DISABILITY ACCESS Wheelchair users: Ramp access, accessible toilets, wheelchair spaces in both screens (please book in advance).

Join us for a special Valentine’s Day preview of Jim Jarmusch’s dry-as-a-bone funny and deeply romantic vampire film for grown-ups.

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.

FRI 14 FEB, 10.30PM

A reclusive rock star (Tom Hiddleston) — who also happens to be a centuries-old vampire — has his moody, nocturnal reverie disturbed by clamouring fans, a visit from his bloodsucking belle (Tilda Swinton) and the jibes of her irascible sister (Mia Wasikowska), in the eagerly anticipated new film from American indie icon Jim Jarmusch.

Only Lovers Left Alive opens at QFT on Friday 7 March.

SAT 8 FEB, 3.10PM-5.40PM RECOMMENDED AGE 15+

Isolated castles, wild storms, creatures of the night – what’s not to like about the gothic? This short film showcase will be followed by an interactive clip-based workshop highlighting how film language constructs the conventions, narrative and themes of the horror genre.

Contents

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5 HER / DALLAS BUYERS CLUB / THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

THE JAMESON FILM INSIDER

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7 STRANGER BY THE LAKE / THE SQUARE / LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD

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AT A GLANCE

9 

 HE JAPAN FOUNDATION T TOURING FILM PROGRAMME: EAST SIDE STORIES

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS / THE ARMSTRONG LIE / BASTARDS

10-11

TAKEOVER FILM FESTIVAL

NT LIVE / BOLSHOI LIVE

12

14-15

FILM HUB NI

Part of the BFI Gothic season. For more information, visit bfi.org.uk/gothic

QFT is a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Tickets £5 (£4 concessions) Book online at queensfilmtheatre.com or cinemagic.org.uk

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THE JAMESON FILM INSIDER

04/05

NEW RELEASES

JAMESON PRESENTS

DIGITAL LOVE

Her

Words by Leigh Forgie

face-to-face with his peers.

Be honest, how many times have you looked at your phone today? It’s become social convention for our lives to almost be dictated by smartphone notifications and our online personas. Whether you’re accepting an invitation on a social network, challenging friends to the latest online game, or even searching for “the one” through an online dating site, it’s impossible to deny that technology has become an integral part of our social lives.

In the midst of a crushing divorce, it seems that in an age dominated by technology, the only relationship worth any effort from Theodore is with his computer’s ever-evolving sentient operating system, featuring the husky vocals of Scarlett Johansson.

From the quirky mind of visionary filmmaker Spike Jonze comes Her, a warm romantic comedydrama with just a touch of science fiction that takes this notion of technological dependency to the next level. It’s a touching tale of boy-meets-girl given a post-modern, cerebral twist. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Theodore Twombly, a socially awkward recluse living in a near-future that looks like it could have been imagined by Apple. Indeed Theodore tends to bury himself in either his smartphone or virtual reality games rather than engage

Thankfully this OS is more Siri than HAL 9000. Calling herself Samantha, Theodore soon realises that she is the ideal woman for him in every way – apart from in the corporeal sense. Breaking a taboo of their own making, they form a romantic relationship the likes the world has never seen before. The premise is as simple as it is bizarre, but then again Jonze was never a director to play by the rules of our reality. With a background in music videos, he is the creative mind behind films such as the darkly intelligent Being John Malkovich, and the film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. Her is just as unique on a visual scale, complete with a beautifully modern, tender

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

soundtrack provided by the likes of Karen O, the Breeders and Arcade Fire. Beneath the surface, the film satirically comments on the state of modern relationships. As Theodore navigates the dangers of singledom, such as online dating and disturbing phone sex, his relationship with Samantha is surprisingly the most human and real one depicted on screen. It is clear that Her is a very dry and rather revealing take on our increasing reliance upon gadgetry to function on a social capacity. Deservedly, the film has been nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. However, it also features one of the most interesting and unique love stories to hit the big screen in years - just remember to switch your phone off as the house lights fade.

FRI 14 – THURS 27 FEB

FRI 7 – THURS 20 FEB

FRI 21 FEB – THURS 6 MAR

Dir: SPIKE JONZE • USA • 2013 • 2 HrS 6 Mins • COMEDY/Drama/ ROMANCE • Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson

Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée • USA • 2013 • 1 HR 57 MINS • BIOGRAPHY/DRAMA/HISTORY • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto

Dir: Ralph Fiennes • UK • 2013 • 1 HR 51 MINS • BIOGRAPHY/DRAMA/ROMANCE • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas

Filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) returns with an original love story that explores the evolving nature – and the risks – of intimacy in the modern world.

Jean-Marc Vallée’s incredible film gives Matthew McConaughey another transformative role after a string of fantastic performances over the last few years.

Ralph Fiennes follows 2011’s Coriolanus with this finely directed drama focusing on Charles Dickens’ secret love affair with young actress Nelly Turnan.

He stars as accidental AIDS activist Ron Woodroof, who, after contracting HIV, fought the medical establishment via an international smuggling network designed to get the right treatments into the hands of people with the virus.

At the height of his fame, Dickens (Fiennes) meets and is entranced by 18-year-old Ellen Lawless Turnan (Felicity Jones). His slow pursuit of her gradually gains urgency and it is clear she is deeply conflicted by her feelings for him and her upright morals. Told through seamlessly interwoven flashbacks of Nelly’s life, we navigate the joy, despair and sometimes heartbreaking fallout of their enduring affair, which lasted until his death.

Set in the Los Angeles of the near future, Her follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who is heartbroken after the end of a long relationship. He becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

McConaughey is a thin, grizzly triumph, and owns the screen as the foul-mouthed, womanising cowboy. Jared Leto, equally stunning as Ron’s drag queen business partner Rayon, gives a human heart to a tale that’s sad, funny, and exciting in equal measure. Unmissable. The 6.40pm screening on Wed 19 Feb will be an Access screening with audio description and on-screen captioning.

Based on Clare Tomalin’s biography, this atmospheric, unstuffy period piece offers an immersive, perception-confounding look at the lesser known life of the celebrated author. With exceptional support from scene stealers Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander.


NEW RELEASES

06/07

NEW RELEASES/SECOND SIGHT

SECOND SIGHT

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS

FRI 24 JAN – THURS 6 FEB

THE ARMSTRONG LIE BASTARDS (Les salauds)

FRI 31 JAN – THURS 6 FEB

FRI 14 – THURS 20 FEB

(Ascenseur pour l’échafaud)

(L’inconnu du lac)

STRANGER BY THE LAKE

FRI 21 – WED 26 FEB

(Al Midan)

THE SOUARE

MON 10 – THURS 13 FEB

LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD

SUN 9 – THURS 13 FEB

Dir: JOEL & ETHAN COEN • USA/FRANCE • 2013 • 1 HR 45 MINS • DRAMA/MUSIC • Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

Dir: ALEX GIBNEY • USA • 2013 • 2 HRS 3 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • Cast: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu

Dir: Claire Denis • FRANCE/GERMANY • 2013 • 1 HR 40 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Vincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Julie Bataille • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Dir: Alain Guiraudie • FRANCE • 2013 • 1 HR 40 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d’Assumçao • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Dir: Jehane Noujaim • EGYPT/USA • 2013 • 1 HR 48 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Dina Abdullah, Dina Amer • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Dir: Louis Malle • FRANCE • 1958 • 1 HR 28 MINS • CRIME/DRAMA/FILM NOIR • Cast: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Sharp and funny, the Coen Brothers latest features star-in-the-the-making Oscar Isaac as a hapless folk singer in ‘60s New York, along with Carey Mulligan and a surprise appearance by Justin Timberlake.

In 2009 Alex Gibney (Mea Maxima Culpa) was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession.

Claire Denis’s jagged, daringly fragmented and very darkest film – visually, psychologically, and politically – is that rarest of cinematic narratives, a genuinely contemporary film noir.

A critical and commercial sensation at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival - and a hit at Outburst in November Stranger by the Lake is a captivating and seductive blend of beauty, eroticism and suspense.

A front-runner for this year’s Best Documentary Oscar, The Square looks at the hard, day-to-day realities faced by the people working to build a new democracy in Egypt following the early, optimistic days of the Arab Spring.

DIGITAL RESTORATION

Greenwich Village 1961 B.D. (before Dylan) and Llewyn Davis is a talented but struggling folk musician living from hand to mouth and sleeping on a series of friends’ sofas. Increasingly dejected by his resounding lack of success, Llewyn decides that it’s make or break and embarks on a last ditch attempt at fame, accompanied by his trusty guitar and a ginger cat…

The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unravelling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sport. As Lance Armstrong himself says: “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”

In a picturesque lakeside cruising spot in southern France, men sunbathe nude and hunt for anonymous sexual encounters in the nearby forest. Handsome young romantic Franck develops relationships with two contrasting men: Henri, an older, portly man and Michel, a muscular and dangerous object of desire. Part beguiling love story, part noir murder mystery, Stranger by the Lake is a provocative and accomplished effort by one of France’s most overlooked auteurs.

Catapulting us into the action in 2011 and 2012, the film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral window into the struggle. Cairo’s Tahrir Square is the heart and soul of this documentary, which follows several young activists, armed only with their values, determination, music, humour, social media savvy, and sheer obstinacy. They know that President Hosni Mubarak’s fall is only the beginning of a thorny path to democracy, and The Square explores how the life-and-death struggle between the people and the power of the state is still playing out.

Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. “This is instant A-list Coens; enigmatic, exhilarating, irresistible.”- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

“The Armstrong Lie is truly singular, a tale of ambition that’s almost mad enough to be mythic.” – Wall Street Journal Introduction by Marcus Smith, Associate Tutor, Open University, on Sun 2 Feb, 6.30pm

Inspired by recent French sex ring scandals involving men of wealth and power, Denis positions the superb Vincent Lindon as the movie’s moral and erotic centre. Lindon is a sea captain gone AWOL to come to the rescue of his estranged sister (Julie Bataille) and his teenaged niece (Lola Créton); Chiara Mastroianni is Lindon’s married lover, who has sold her soul in exchange for the security of her young son; and the remarkable Michel Subor is the very embodiment of an evil beyond comprehension.

Is there a more perfect description of ‘having the blues’ in cinema than Jeanne Moreau’s night-time stroll through the rainy, lamp-lit Paris streets, all set to Miles Davis’ mournful jazz score? One of French cinema’s greatest thrillers and the debut feature of the great Louis Malle, Lift to the Scaffold catapulted Jeanne Moreau to international stardom and ushered in the French New Wave. A handsome veteran of the Indo-China and Algerian Wars (Maurice Ronet) and his lover (Jeanne Moreau) plan the murder of her arms-manufacturer husband. But on his way from the crime scene he’s trapped in a lift, she anxiously walks the night streets of Paris waiting for him, and a teenage couple steal his car and gun…


AT A GLANCE

SPECIAL EVENTS: THE JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME

January DATE

EVENT

TIME

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Fri 31

The Armstrong Lie Inside Llewyn Davis

6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm / 8.50pm

Wed 19

Her Dallas Buyers Club (Access screening) Bastards

6.30pm / 9.00pm

Thurs 20

Her Dallas Buyers Club Bastards

6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm 9.10pm 6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm 9.10pm

February

6.40pm 9.10pm

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Sat 1

NT Live: Coriolanus The Armstrong Lie Inside Llewyn Davis

3.00pm 6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm / 8.50pm

Fri 21 – Sat 22

Her The Invisible Woman Stranger by the Lake

Sun 2

Bolshoi Live: Lost Illusions The Armstrong Lie + intro Inside Llewyn Davis The Armstrong Lie

3.00pm 6.30pm 6.40pm / 8.50pm 9.05pm

Sun 23

Mon 3 – Thurs 6

The Armstrong Lie Inside Llewyn Davis

6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm / 8.50pm

Japan Season: Love Strikes! Her The Invisible Woman Stranger by the Lake

3.30pm 6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm 9.10pm

Fri 7

Dallas Buyers Club Takeover: Traitors + intro/Q&A Takeover: Interview with the Vampire

6.30pm / 9.10pm

Mon 24 – Wed 26

Her The Invisible Woman Stranger by the Lake

6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm 9.10pm

Thurs 27

The Invisible Woman NT Live: War Horse Her

6.30pm 7.00pm 8.50pm

NT Live: Coriolanus Junior Gothic: Gothic Shorts Dallas Buyers Club Takeover: We Are the Best! Takeover: Gone Too Far + intro/Q&A

3.00pm 3.10pm 6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm

OFT AT THE ULSTER MUSEUM

8.50pm

Sun 2 Feb Every Picture Tells a Story

Sat 8

7.00pm 9.20pm

Japan Season: Shindo (Wonder Child) Lift to the Scaffold Takeover: Pan’s Labyrinth Dallas Buyers Club

3.30pm 4.00pm / 8.50pm 6.00pm 6.30pm / 9.00pm

Mon 10 – Thurs 13

The Square Dallas Buyers Club Lift to the Scaffold

6.30pm 6.40pm / 9.05pm 8.50pm

Fri 14

Her Dallas Buyers Club Bastards Only Lovers Left Alive

5.40pm / 8.05pm 6.30pm 8.55pm 10.30pm

Her Dallas Buyers Club Bastards

6.30pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 9.10pm

Japan Season: Your Friends Her Dallas Buyers Club Bastards

3.30pm 6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm 9.10pm

Her Dallas Buyers Club Bastards

6.30pm / 9.00pm 6.40pm 9.10pm

Sun 9

Sat 15

Sun 16

Mon 17 – Tues 18

DATE

EVENT

EVENT

Sat 8 Feb

Filmmaking Masterclass (Workshop Room 4) 3epkano Sound for Film Masterclass (The Cube) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari + live music (The Cube)

This year’s Japan Foundation UK annual touring film programme will offer an enlightening and expansive introduction to Japanese cinema through the framework of ‘youth’. Showcasing a variety of styles and tones, the five films will screen over consecutive Sundays starting on 9 February.

12.00pm-2.00pm

ShindO

(Kimi no tomodachi)

YOUR FRIENDS

SUN 16 FEB, 3.30PM Dir: Ryuichi Hiroki • JAPAN • 2008 • 2 HRS 5 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Anna Ishibashi, Ayu Kitaura, Yuriko Yoshitaka • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

SUN 9 FEB, 3.30PM Dir: Kôji Hagiuda • JAPAN • 2007 • 2 HRS • DRAMA/MUSIC • Cast: Riko Narumi, Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Satomi Tezuka • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

3.00pm-4.00pm 7.45pm

LOVE STRIKES!

(WONDER CHILD)

TIME

TIME

(Moteki)

JAPANESE CINEMA DEPICTING THE LIVES OF YOUTH

2.00pm

OFT AT THE CRESCENT ARTS CENTRE DATE

EAST SIDE STORIES

08/09

Child prodigy and gifted pianist Uta, has no life other than playing the piano. Facing various doubts and problems, and haunted by her father’s disappearance, Uta forms an unlikely friendship with the older Wao, who is an aspiring musician, but lacks the drive to succeed. That is until Uta comes into his life…

Two schoolgirls, Emi and Yuka, form a friendship strengthened by their disabilities that their classmates can neither understand nor share. Years on, Emi recalls her unique relationship with Yuka to Nakahara, a photojournalist. A departure from the director’s previous work, this is a heart-warming tale about how a childhood friendship can last a lifetime. 4 Colours

SUN 23 FEB, 3.30PM Dir: Hitoshi Ohne • JAPAN • 2011 • 1 HR 58 MINS • COMEDY/ROMANCE • Cast: Mirai Moriyama, Masami Nagasawa, Kumiko Asô • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Nerdy, diffident and pop culture-loving blogger Yukiyo finds himself all of a sudden more popular with girls. Overpowered by the surge of interest, Yukiyo finds himself in an out-of-control situation in this madcap romantic comedy. Based on the hit TV drama of the same name, it is packed full of J-pop and karaoke sequences to enjoy!

EAST SIDE STORIES CONTINUES IN MARCH (Karafuru)

COLORFUL SUN 2 MAR, 3.30PM

(Yokomichi Yonosuke)

THE STORY OF YONOSUKE SUN 9 MAR, 2.30PM

2 Colours - PANTONE 186 - Black

Supported by: 1 Colours

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

Special Offer: Asahi only £2.50 for the month of Feb in the QFT Bar.

www.jpf-film.org.uk


Takeover Film Festival 2014 FRI 7 - SUN 9 FEB

The Takeover Film Festival, programmed by QFT’s Youth Panel, takes place at QFT and the Crescent Arts Centre, and is aimed at audiences aged 15 years+. This year’s programme celebrates youth culture, diversity and music. All film and masterclass tickets available from the QFT box office.

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NORTHERN IRISH PREMIERE

TRAITORS

FRI 7 FEB, 7PM

SAT 8 FEB, 6.40PM

Dir: SEAN GULLETTE • MOROCCO/USA • 2013 • 1 HR 23 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Chaimae Ben Acha, Soufia Issami, Mourade Zeguendi • ENGLISH SUBTITLES • recommended age 15+

Introduction and post-film discussion with director Sean Gullette (co-writer and star of Darren Aronofsky’s Pi). The lead singer of an all-girl punk rock band says yes to a drug run in order to finance a studio booking in Traitors, the fiercely energetic debut feature of US filmmaker Sean Gullette, starring Chaimae Ben Acha in a breakout performance. DON’T MISS! Low Budget Filmmaking Masterclass with Sean Gullette Sat 8 Feb, 12pm-2pm

WE ARE THE BEST!

CRESAT C AR ENT CENTTS RE

Dir: LUKAS MOODYSSON • SWEDEN • 2013 • 1 HR 42 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne • ENGLISH SUBTITLES • recommended age 15+

An adaptation of the graphic novel written by director Lukas Moodysson’s wife Coco, We Are the Best! is a funny, observant tale revolving around three teenage girls in ‘80s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band – despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. But this doesn’t stop Bobo and Klara from forming their own band with Hedvig, fellow student and loner, and rebelling against their parents, their school, and “disco music”. With a central and touching friendship between the girls, it’s both charming, and full of punk spirit.

OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Don’t miss live music in the QFT foyer from local bands Serotonin on Fri 7 Feb, 6pm-7pm, and The Left Backs on Sun 9 Feb, 5pm-6pm. There will also be a Special Effects demo by Flails and Nails on Sun 9 Feb, 5pm-6pm. Free entry by ticket only, available from the QFT box office.

takeoverfilm.com

THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI INTERVIEW WITH - LIVE WITH PAN’S THE VAMPIRE 3EPKANO LABYRINTH (El laberinto del fauno)

NORTHERN IRISH PREMIERE

GONE TOO FAR

SAT 8 FEB, 8.50PM Dir: DESTINY EKARAGHA • UK • 2013 • 1 HR 28 MINS • COMEDY/ DRAMA • Cast: Malachi Kirby, OC Ukeje, Shanika WarrenMarkland • recommended age 12+

A sparky, distinctive coming-of-age comedy set in Peckham. When London teenager Yemi meets his long-lost Nigerian brother Iku, he quickly finds his estranged sibling’s African heritage and unimpressive fashion sense – socks and sandals! – a blight on his own street cred, particularly when trying to impress local troublemaking temptress Armani, and her sweet-natured friend Paris. As simmering adolescent passions and West Indian-African tensions erupt over the course of one day on their estate, both Yemi and Iku must decide where their loyalties lie.

FRI 7 FEB, 9.20PM Dir: NEIL JORDAN • USA • 1994 • 2 HRS 2 MINS • HORROR/ROMANCE • Cast: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas

‘Vampires pretending to be humans, pretending to be vampires.’ Based on the novel by Anne Rice, this is the story of 200-year old dramatic and depressed Vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt), who recounts his life story to reporter Daniel Malloy (Christian Slater). With some horrifically funny moments, this romantic fantasy is dripping with drama and emotion.

Introduction and post-film discussion with director Destiny Ekaragha and writer Bola Agbaje.

SAT 8 FEB, 7.45PM Dir: ROBERT WIENE • germany • 1920 • 1 HR 18 MINS • HORROR • Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher • silent with live musical accompaniment • VENUE: THE CUBE, CRESCENT ARTS CENTRE

SUN 9 FEB, 6PM

CRESAT C AR ENT CENTTS RE

Part of the BFI Gothic season. For more information, visit bfi.org.uk/gothic

Dir: GUILLERMO DEL TORO • SPAIN/MEXICO/USA • 2006 • 1 HR 59 MINS • DRAMA/ FANTASY/WAR • Cast: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Robert Wiene’s early expressionist film is about a hypnotist who uses a young man to carry out a series of murders and crimes.

This visually stunning film from Guillermo del Toro tells the magical tale of a girl caught up in a beautiful, dark fairy-tale.

The film will feature live musical accompaniment from 3epkano, a Dublin based collective formed by Cameron Doyle and Matthew Nolan, who are dedicated to producing original soundtracks to silent, avant-garde, and contemporary cinema.

Recently moved from the home of her new stepfather in the aftermath of the Civil War, Ofelia’s world is full of danger. Rebel fighters hide in the surrounding woods, soldiers brutally fight to root them out, and in an old abandoned labyrinth, a mythical faun lurks, waiting to lure Ofelia into a dangerous, mystical quest... Emotional and fantastical, with vivid special effects, and a brave, courageous heroine.

Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) www.3epkanomusic.com DON’T MISS! 3epkano Pre-event Masterclass in Composing Sound for Film Sat 8 Feb, 3pm-4pm

Venue: Crescent Arts Centre Tickets £5. Age 15 yrs+ (if under 18 a signed parental consent form is required).

10/11

BOOK ONLINE AT WWW.QUEENSFILMTHEATRE.COM

SPECIAL EVENTS: TAKEOVER FILM FESTIVAL

Venue: Crescent Arts Centre Tickets £4 (£3 concessions)

+ short film WHO’S AFRAID OF THE WATERSPRITE (Dir. William McGregor, 18 mins)


12/13

SPECIAL EVENTS: NT LIVE / BOLSHOI LIVE

CORIOLANUS

THURS 30 JAN, 7PM (LIVE) / SAT 1 FEB, 3PM (ENCORE) / SAT 8 FEB, 3PM (ENCORE)

King Lear

SOLD OUT

National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

BOLSHOI LIVE

cert TBC

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

The 2013-14 Bolshoi season comes to a close with Marco Spada*, a reworked production of an 1857 Italian ballet that follows the adventures and romantic affairs of a bandit and his daughter, and the excitement of a completely new Bolshoi production - the 2011 ballet Lost Illusions: a story of student ambition, love and loss in 19th century Paris.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

Steeped in the greatest tradition in world ballet, the greatest dancers from the Bolshoi feature as soloists, with the incomparable Bolshoi Corps de Ballet, and music played by the great Orchestra of the Bolshoi State Theatre.

The cast will also include Kate Fleetwood as Goneril, Anna Maxwell Martin as Regan, Adrian Scarborough as the Fool, Stanley Townsend as Kent and Olivia Vinall as Cordelia.

LOST ILLUSIONS Sun 2 Feb 2014, 3pm Leonid Desyatnikov Alexei Ratmansky

THURS 1 MAY, 7PM (LIVE) / SUN 18 MAY, 3PM (ENCORE) / SUN 25 MAY, 3PM (ENCORE)

By William Shakespeare.

TICKETS Live performances: £15 (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders) Recorded encore performances: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders) PLEASE NOTE: All performances of National Theatre’s War Horse have now sold out.

MARCO SPADA Sun 30 Mar 2014, 4pm Daniel-François-Esprit Auber - Pierre Lacotte * Marco Spada replaces The Golden Age as the final production of the season. TICKETS £15 (£12.50 concessions / £7.50 QFT Film Card holders)

SAT 15.02.14 AT THE MAC This February, the MAC channels the ultimate iconic 80s movie Back to the Future with a special one night only event. So jump into our DeLorean, power up the flux capacitor and be transported back to 1955 for a club night that “really cooks”!

Tickets on sale now at themaclive.com


FILM HUB NI OPENING UP A WORLD OF FILM

Film Hub NI Open for Membership

Film Hub NI will bring investment and inspiration to the specialised film sector in Northern Ireland by creating a network of advice, support and awareness. We intend to build a thriving community of cinema enthusiasts keen to show the best films in their local area, right across the six counties. With the support of the British Film Institute and National Lottery, Film Hub NI, led by QFT, will put Northern Ireland at the heart of the Film Audience Network and at the centre of film exhibition in the UK. Our first Welcome Day, held at QFT on the 7 December, was a great success with a variety of venues, film clubs and interested parties hearing from organisations such as the British Federation of Film Societies, the Independent Cinema Office and Access Cinema. We also heard from multiple award-winning Newcastle Community Cinema about their journey to becoming one of the most successful film societies in the UK.

Joe Lindsay of BBC NI, inspecting film stock as the membership call of Film Hub NI begins.

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FILM HUB NI

We are delighted to announce that membership of the Film Hub NI is now open to all with an interest and passion for showing specialised, independent and British film in Northern Ireland.

WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF FILM HUB NI? Membership of Film Hub NI allows you access to both the project support and investment available only to member organisations, but also ensures information and advice from our national network is available. Membership will also guarantee your club or organisation is among the first to hear news about training and skills development for the film exhibition sector. What do I get as a member? From networking opportunities to training schemes, the benefits of membership are extensive. Join Film Hub NI for free and you will: • Become part of a collaborative network of film exhibitors •T  ake advantage of training programmes •A  ccess investment schemes to help your venue or initiative •P  articipate in audience research projects •B  enefit from networking events and advisory services

Film Hub NI is part of the wider BFI Film Audience Network (FAN), and by joining you become part of a nationwide community of exhibitors all aiming to increase access to specialised cinema in the UK. Who can apply? Hub membership is open to cinemas, festivals, venues, community groups, arts organisations, film clubs and societies. Membership is available to all who fulfil the following criteria: 1. A provable track record of exhibiting specialised film or delivering other cultural or community activity in the last five years. OR 2. An open, stated commitment to the aims and objectives of Film Hub NI. AND 3. The ability to nominate an individual to act on behalf of your organisation or group.

How to become a member Membership is open to all and completely free. To apply simply download an application form from queensfilmtheatre.com/ filmhub/membership and return by email to filmhubni@qub.ac.uk or by post to Film Hub NI, QFT, 01.093 Lanyon North, QUB University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN. There is no deadline to sign up as we accept new members at any time. Membership will be reviewed on an annual basis. Before completing the application form please read ‘Film Hub NI – A Short Summary’ which is available online at queensfilmtheatre.com/ filmhub/info For more information please contact Hugh Odling-Smee, Interim Project Manager on filmhubni@qub.ac.uk or 028 9097 3054.


QFT What's On Guide Feb 2014