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WHAT’S ON / JULY 2014

THIS ISSUE:

COLD IN JULY THE HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

SOME LIKE IT HOT SUN, SAND AND A SWINGING BAND – MARILYN, TONY AND JACK ARE BACK ON THE BIG SCREEN IN BILLY WILDER’S CLASSIC COMEDY.

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Left to right: Robert Entwistle, Johanna Leech, Bernard McCarron. Photo: Gerry McNally

Strand starts the show and Outburst hits the Road - News from Film Hub NI. Some of our first Film Hub NI projects, delivered by Outburst Arts and the Strand Arts Centre, have been making cinematic waves across Northern Ireland. The Strand Arts Centre have launched their ‘Silver Screenings’ programme with their first two screenings of the classics The Maltese Falcon and All that Heaven Allows, closely followed by Pillow Talk and the 1931 version of Frankenstein. Screenings are held on Tuesdays at 2pm and each screening is introduced by an expert guest speaker. The screenings are helping to develop the Strand Senior’s Film Society.

Contents

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5 THE HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED / GRAND CENTRAL

COLD IN JULY

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7 THE GOLDEN DREAM / BELLE

 OT LUCK / RUSSIAN DOLLS / P CHINESE PUZZLE

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11 SOME LIKE IT HOT / THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI / A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

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AT A GLANCE  UPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND S OF SHEP GORDON / FINDING VIVIAN MAIER / FORBIDDEN GAMES

DIVINE MADNESS!

14 MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY) / NT LIVE: SKYLIGHT / RSC LIVE: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

15 SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN

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Film screenings continue through until August. For more information contact johanna@strandartscentre.com or call 028 90 655830. Meanwhile, Outburst Arts are delivering a fantastic series of queer-themed film screenings aimed at LGBT audiences across Northern Ireland. The ‘Lights Out’ programme will take place in late June and July in Strabane, Derry, Belfast and Newry and will see films as diverse as The Punk Singer, a documentary about the Riot Grrrl icon Kathleen Hanna, the French thriller Stranger by the Lake and the documentary My Prairie Home, accompanied by an appearance by the inimitable musician Rae Spoon, screened in local venues. For more details, contact Ruth McCarthy on hello@outburstarts.com. Film Hub NI is led by Film Hub Lead Organisation QFT as part of the BFI Film Audience Network and funded by British Film Institute through National Lottery Funding.

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NEW RELEASES

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COLD IN JULY

THE HUNDRED-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW and DISAPPEARED

FRI 27 JUN – THURS 10 JUL

Dir: jim mickle • Usa/FRANCE • 2014 • 1 Hr 50 Mins • Drama/THRILLER • Cast: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson

In cult director Jim Mickle’s (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) first mainstream thriller, placid Texan Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall, TV’s Dexter) kills a burglar while defending his family. The local sheriff (screenwriter Nick Damici) reassures him that no charges will be brought, and Dane becomes a local hero. However, the burglar’s vengeful father, Russel (Sam Shepard), is fresh out of jail, and unsettling scenes ensue as he menaces the Dane family, obliging the police to provide them with protection. But when swaggering private eye-cum-pig farmer Jim Bob Luke (Miami Vice legend Don Johnson) rolls up in his red Cadillac, the story takes some elegantly sinister twists and turns as he, Russel and Dane form an uneasy alliance to uncover corruption and organised crime on a horrific scale. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled badasses portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of

action film, one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Twists and turns accelerate as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Cold in July is as muggy, oppressive, and hard to shake as an east Texas summer. “This relentless tale of small-town treachery spiralling into bloody vengeance is one of the year’s best indie thrillers.” Time Out

FRI 18 – THURS 31 JUL

GRAND CENTRAL

FRI 25 – THURS 31 JUL

Dir: Felix Herngren • SWEDEN • 2013 • 1 Hr 54 Mins • ADVENTURE/COMEDY/Drama • Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg • SUBTITLED

DIR: Rebecca Zlotowski • FRANCE/ AUSTRIA • 2013 • 1 HR 35 MINS • DRAMA/ROMANCE • CAST: Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet, Denis Ménochet • SUBTITLED

Fans of the bestselling book by Jonas Jonasson will surely be delighted by this faithful adaptation of the darkly funny novel about the 100-year-old Alan Karlsson.

with a suitcase full of cash) and the past (Alan saving Franco, killing Stalin, setting off the Atomic bomb and teaming up with Albert Einstein’s less clever brother), this film is consistently funny and full of life.

French nuclear workers face the twin perils of radiation and amorous meltdown in a terrific blue-collar drama starring Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) and Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Colour).

One of Sweden’s most popular comedians Robert Gustafsson deftly plays the idiot-savant Karlsson with aplomb, even buried under a mountain of make-up.

Tahar Rahim plays Gary, who signs on for work in a nuclear power plant (the ‘Central’ of the title). He’s inducted into the workforce by supervisor Gilles (Gourmet) and hard-bitten veteran Toni (Ménochet), only to discover that radiation contamination is not just a risk factor but an everyday hazard. But also pushing Gary towards meltdown is his simmering attraction to Toni’s girlfriend Karole (Seydoux).

Through no fault of his own he gets embroiled in several major historical events of the past century and is still on the run for some stolen loot that he just happens to be given in a bus station. Verging on slapstick from beginning to end, the film opens with the old man living quietly and alone with his beloved cat Molotov. When the cat is killed by a local fox, he blows up his property with explosives in revenge and the story truly begins. Flashing backwards and forwards between present day (hapless Alan is on the run

The 6.30pm screening on Wed 30 July will be followed by a ‘book to film’ Talking Pictures discussion.

Rahim and Seydoux crackle like isotopes in their own right, and an urgent jazz score by Robin Coudert pushes this atomic drama into the red.


THE SPANISH APARTMENT TRILOGY

(L’auberge espagnole)

POT LUCK

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NEW RELEASES

With the release of Chinese Puzzle, the third and final part of Cédric Klapisch’s romantic comedy trilogy, QFT is giving you the chance to catch up with the first two films with weekend matinees of Pot Luck and Russian Dolls.

(La jaula de oro)

THE GOLDEN DREAM

BELLE

(Casse-tête chinois)

CHINESE PUZZLE

FRI 27 JUN – THURS 3 JUL SAT 28 – SUN 29 JUN Dir: CÉDRIC KLAPISCH • FRANCE/ SPAIN • 2002 • 2 HRS 2 MINS • COMEDY/DRAMA/ROMANCE • Cast: Romain Duris, Judith Godrèche, Audrey Tautou • SUBTITLED

FRI 4 – THURS 10 JUL

Xavier (Romain Duris) is a young Parisian who embarks on a European exchange scheme in Barcelona - and has to take pot luck by sharing an apartment with a culturally diverse group of fellow students. He says farewell to his family and girlfriend (Audrey Tautou)...and then the fun begins.

Dir: Cédric Klapisch • FRANCE/USA/BELGIUM • 2013 • 1 HR 57 MINS • COMEDY/DRAMA/ROMANCE • Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France • SUBTITLED

The continuing adventures of Xavier who, after Pot Luck and Russian Dolls, is a fish-out-ofwater in New York in pursuit of his estranged wife.

relationship saga, the Big Apple proving fruitful terrain for his whimsical look at life, love, art and culture clashes (Xavier contending with Chinatown’s multicultural mix).

(Les poupées russes)

Twelve years ago, L’Auberge espagnole (Pot Luck) introduced French finance student Xavier’s (Duris) Barcelona misadventures with a rambunctious assortment of European twentysomethings.

Writer-director Klapisch’s trademark inventive visuals frame both slapstick melodrama and soulful sincerity, which the irresistible returning – and now all highly established – cast gleefully embrace, spinning us on a feel-good carousel that shows few signs of stopping just yet.

RUSSIAN DOLLS SAT 28 – SUN 29 JUN

Dir: CÉDRIC KLAPISCH • FRANCE/ UK • 2005 • 2 HRS 9 MINS • COMEDY/ DRAMA/ROMANCE • Cast: Romain Duris, Kelly Reilly, Audrey Tautou • SUBTITLED

Five years after their year together in Barcelona, the Pot Luck team of Xavier (Duris), Wendy (Kelly Reilly), Martine (Tatou) and Isabelle (Cécile de France) reunite for a Russian wedding. Russian Dolls is a romantic comedy about growing up, making choices and finding love in unexpected places.

FRI 20 JUN – THURS 3 JUL

DIR: Diego Quemada-Díez • GUATEMALA/SPAIN/MEXICO • 2013 • 1 HR 48 MINS • DRAMA • CAST: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez • SUBTITLED

2005’s Russian Dolls found him juggling work and romance between London, St. Petersburg and Paris. Third time out, Xavier, now 40 and newly divorced, follows his English ex-wife Wendy (Reilly) to New York to be near their kids, trying, yet again, to start over. Without missing a beat, Cédric Klapisch picks up his freewheeling

“Bringing an appreciative outsider’s perspective to the sights, sounds and polyglot energy of New York, Klapisch and his collaborators ensure that the two hours whiz by decoratively and entertainingly.” VARIETY

“A beautiful film, full of human warmth, compassion and truth. The struggle of the innocent is caught with precision. And it is clear that the real enemy is beyond their reach or comprehension, but nonetheless very present in the film. Terrific!” – Ken Loach Diego Quemada-Díez’s (Ken Loach’s camera assistant) debut feature follows three Guatemalan teenagers as they journey across perilous Mexico to illegally cross the border in to the US, in search of a better life. Busking for money, and travelling on the roofs of trains, to try and reach their destination, the teenagers encounter numerous barriers in the form of border police, human traffickers, kidnappers and drug lords. Sticking to Loach’s realist directing style using improvisational techniques and largely non-professional actors,

The Golden Dream is a suspenseful gripping coming-of-age drama that explores the grisly underbelly of modern day Mexico. The Golden Dream has astounded and won critical praise world over, garnering numerous awards including a specially created Best Talent Prize by Cannes Jury members in 2013. “...a very substantial movie, with great compassion and urgency.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Dir: Amma Asante • UK • 2013 • 1 Hr 44 Mins • Drama • Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson

An illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral helps to end slavery in England. Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), an 18th Century British naval officer. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, but her colour prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. Yet, Belle uses her presence and intelligence to help inform the thinking of her father figure, Lord Mansfield, as he deliberates the most pressing issue of the time – the abolition of slavery.


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AT A GLANCE

JUNE DATE

EVENT

TIME

Fri 27

Cold in July The Golden Dream Belle

6.30pm/8.50pm 6.40pm 9.00pm

Pot Luck Russian Dolls Cold in July The Golden Dream Belle

1.20pm 3.50pm 6.30pm/8.50pm 6.40pm 9.00pm

Cold in July The Golden Dream Belle

6.30pm/8.50pm 6.40pm 9.00pm

Sat 28 – Sun 29

Mon 30

Mon 21

Some Like It Hot The Hundred-Year-Old Man… Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

6.30pm 6.40pm/9.00pm

Tues 22

Some Like It Hot + intro The Hundred-Year-Old Man… Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

6.30pm 6.40pm/9.00pm

Wed 23 – Thurs 24

Some Like It Hot The Hundred-Year-Old Man… Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

6.30pm 6.40pm/9.00pm

Fri 25

Grand Central The Lady from Shanghai The Hundred-Year-Old Man… I Am Divine Pink Flamingoes

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.45pm 10.45pm

Sat 26

The Hundred-Year-Old Man… The Lady from Shanghai Grand Central I Am Divine

4.00pm/8.35pm 4.15pm/6.40pm 6.30pm 8.45pm

Sun 27

Monty Python Live (mostly) Forbidden Games Grand Central The Lady from Shanghai + intro The Hundred-Year-Old Man… Female Trouble

3.00pm 4.30pm 7.00pm

Mon 28

Grand Central The Lady from Shanghai The Hundred-Year-Old Man… I Am Divine

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.45pm

Tues 29

The Hundred-Year-Old Man... Finding Vivian Maier Polyester Grand Central

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.55pm

Wed 30

The Hundred-Year-Old Man + Talking Pictures Finding Vivian Maier I Am Divine Grand Central

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.55pm

Thurs 31

The Hundred-Year-Old Man... Finding Vivian Maier Hairspray Grand Central

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.55pm

JUly DATE

EVENT

TIME

Tues 1 – Thurs 3

Cold in July Belle The Golden Dream

6.30pm/8.50pm 6.40pm 9.00pm

Fri 4

Chinese Puzzle Cold in July

6.30pm 9.00pm

Sat 5

A Hard Day’s Night Chinese Puzzle Cold in July

4.30pm 6.30pm 9.00pm

Sun 6

Globe on Screen: The Tempest 3.00pm 6.30pm Chinese Puzzle 9.00pm Cold in July

Mon 7

Chinese Puzzle Cold in July

6.30pm 9.00pm

Tues 8 – Thurs 10

Cold in July Chinese Puzzle

6.30pm 8.50pm

Fri 11 – Thurs 17 Fri 18

The Hundred-Year-Old Man…

6.30pm/8.55pm

Sat 19

Some Like It Hot A Hard Day’s Night The Hundred-Year-Old Man…

2.00pm 4.30pm 6.30pm/8.55pm

Sun 20

The Hundred-Year-Old Man… NT Live: Skylight Monty Python Live (mostly)

12.30pm 3.00pm 7.00pm

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

The QFT offers something quite unique in Belfast a rich mixture of thoughtprovoking, independent, experimental, new and classic films from around the world...not to be missed. Ciarán Hinds

9.10pm

9.10pm

9.10pm

7.10pm 9.00pm 9.15pm

TAKE YOUR SEAT Support the QFT Adopt a Seat campaign

QFT has a unique intimacy loved by its audiences. However, with only two screens, this also prevents us from covering our costs through ticket sales alone, and without additional support, we could simply not open our doors. Our seats have suffered most of all from their years of supporting keen filmgoers and are now very much the worse for wear. We would dearly love to replace our tired and worn cinema seats but require your help to do it! Now is your chance to contribute to the legacy of QFT in Northern Ireland by sponsoring a seat in our newly refurbished cinema.

Please note: Screen 2 will be closed for refurbishment from Fri 4 – Sun 20 July inclusive.

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NEW RELEASES / SPECIAL EVENTS

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SECOND SIGHT

SECOND SIGHT QFT’s pick of restored and re-released classics, back on the big screen where they belong.

SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF FINDING SHEP GORDON VIVIAN MAIER

TUES 29 – THURS 31 JUL Dir: MIKE MYERS • USA • 2013 • 1 Hr 25 Mins • DOCUMENTary

(Jeux interdits)

FORBIDDEN GAMES

TUES 29 – THURS 31 JUL CERT TBC

Mike Myers documents the astounding career of Hollywood insider, the loveable Shep Gordon. In his directorial debut, Mike Myers (Wayne’s World, Austin Powers) explores the career of Shep Gordon, who fell into music management by chance after moving to LA straight out of college, and befriending Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Shep managed stars such as Pink Floyd, Luther Vandross, Teddy Pendergrass and Alice Cooper, and later went on to manage chefs such as Emeril Lagasse, ushering in the era of celebrity chefs on television. Stuffed with fantastic archive footage the film traces Shep’s transformation from the 1970s hedonist to today’s practicing Buddhist yearning for a family of his own.

SUN 27 JUL, 4.30PM

SAT 19 & MON 21 – THURS 24 JUL

THE LADY FROM A HARD SHANGHAI DAY’S NIGHT

FRI 25 – MON 28 JUL

SAT 5 & SAT 19 JUL

DIR: René Clément • FRANCE • 1952 • 1 HR 26 MINS • DRAMA/WAR • CAST: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée • SUBTITLED

DIR: BILLY WILDER • USA • 1959 • 2 HRS 1 MINS • COMEDY • CAST: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

DIR: ORSON WELLES • USA • 1947 • 1 HR 27 MINS • CRIME/DRAMA/ FILM-NOIR • CAST: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane

CERT TBC

DIR: RICHARD LESTER • UK • 1964 • 1 HR 28 MINS • COMEDY/MUSIC • CAST: JOHN LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON, RINGO STARR

Mark Cousins’ Cinema of Childhood season continues with one of the greatest anti-war statements ever filmed.

Turning up the heat this summer, Some Like It Hot is back in cinemas, screening from a brand new digital print.

The Beatles’ deliriously entertaining cinematic breakthrough in a pristine new digital restoration.

The collection was eventually traced to Vivian Maier, a mysterious career nanny whose extraordinary body of work has since earned her the reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

German fighter planes massacre a column of refugees fleeing Paris on a country road. A dazed little orphaned girl is left wandering the fields clutching her dead dog. She’s adopted by a peasant boy who brings her into his eccentric family. The children retreat into a fantasy world, but they cannot hide from reality forever.

Featuring an all-star cast led by Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, this motor-mouth, prohibition-era farce moves from Chicago to Florida at breakneck pace, swapping guns for gladrags as two musicians go on the run from the mob and shack up with a hard-drinking, hard-playing girl group along the way.

Orson Welles’ celebrated noir-thriller dazzlingly restored, with femme fatale Rita Hayworth famously reflected in a surreal hall of mirrors.

In this riveting documentary, John Maloof and Charlie Siskel piece together Maier’s remarkable life and art through never before seen photographs, films and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

René Clément’s angry masterpiece blends tragedy and farce into a heart-breaking account of children caught in a war they can’t possibly understand, and it made Brigitte Fossey a star at the age of just 5.

Dir: John Maloof & Charlie Siskel • USA • 2013 • 1 Hr 23 Mins • DOCUMENTary

CERT TBC

SOME LIKE IT HOT

It all began in 2007 when filmmaker and amateur historian John Maloof unearthed a cache of over 100,000 undeveloped films and negatives at an auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side.

Lemmon and Curtis are locked in a dizzying game of comic one-upmanship, Monroe swoons and sizzles in equal measure, and Billy Wilder coaxes and conducts the carnage to a feverish crescendo. Introduction by Robert J.E. Simpson, film historian and Tony Curtis’ publisher, on Tues 22 July at 6.30pm.

In a noir thriller of labyrinthine entanglement, Welles portrays an Irish sailor who accompanies a beautiful woman and her husband on a sea cruise and becomes entwined in a murder plot, culminating in one of cinema’s famous finales: Hayworth’s frantic ice-blonde femme fatale surreally reflected in a hall of mirrors – read by some as a comment on the stars’ marriage.

Introduction by Laura Shearer, film blogger (filmthinktank.com), on Sun 27 July at 7.10pm.

Though initially conceived as a vehicle to exploit the staggering success of the Fab Four, Richard Lester’s kinetic direction – partly influenced by the French New Wave – and Alun Owen’s witty script ensure that the film endures as a scintillating blend of marvellous music and gently satirical comedy. Made at the peak of Beatlemania, it chronicles a couple of days in the life of the band as they leave Liverpool for London to perform on a TV special. The dry Scouse humour is spot-on (‘I fought the war for your sort’ – ‘I bet you’re sorry you won!’), the cameos are many and delightful, and John, Paul, George and Ringo ooze youthful irreverence and utterly unforced charm. A joy.


DIVINE MADNESS!

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To coincide with Belfast Pride 2014 and the release of the brand new documentary I Am Divine, QFT is proud to present this tribute to one of the most outrageous, entertaining and OTT artistes ever to grace the silver screen. Divine’s 20-year film career, working with the ‘Pope of Trash’ John Waters, produced some of cinema history’s cultiest, trashiest, most notorious moments. We’ve selected four of our favourites; the (deliberately) shocking Pink Flamingoes, the nastily hilarious Female Trouble, Polyester (in Odorama!) and the original (and funniest) Hairspray.

I AM DIVINE

FRI 25 – SAT 26 & MON 28 & WED 30 JUL DIR: Jeffrey Schwarz • USA • 2013 • 1 HR 30 MINS • DOCUMENTARY

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SPECIAL EVENTS: DIVINE MADNESS!

PINK FLAMINGOES

FEMALE TROUBLE

DIR: JOHN WATERS • USA • 1972 • 1 HR 44 MINS • COMEDY/CRIME • CAST: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce

JOHN WATERS • USA • 1974 • 1 HR 28 MINS • COMEDY/CRIME • CAST: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce

Designed by John Waters to be ‘an exercise in poor taste,’ Pink Flamingoes features Divine as Babs Johnson, self-proclaimed ‘filthiest person alive’ who is forced to defend her title against upstart challengers Connie and Raymond Marble. Not surprisingly it becomes a VERY dirty fight. A real cult classic, Pink Flamingoes gained notoriety for its shocking final scene.

‘Crime is Beauty’ in this dark comedy starring Divine as juvenile delinquent and all round bad girl Dawn Davenport. Following Dawn on her inexorable descent into depravity, crime, mass murder and, finally, (SPOILER ALERT), execution by electric chair, Female Trouble is a riotously funny epic of bad taste.

POLYESTER

HAIRSPRAY

DIR: JOHN WATERS • USA • 1988 • 1 HR 26 MINS • COMEDY • CAST: Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey

DIR: JOHN WATERS • UK • 1964 • 1 HR 32 MINS • COMEDY/MUSIC/ROMANCE • CAST: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine

Screening in Odorama! (scratch ‘n sniff cards supplied).

Years before John Travolta put on a frock to play Hairspray’s matriarch Edna Turnblad, Divine gave the role her own inimitable style. The story of ‘pleasantly plump’ teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), her pursuit of stardom and fight against racial segregation, Hairspray is gently subversive and uproariously funny.

FRI 25 JUL, 10.45PM

TUES 29 JUL, 8.35PM CERT TBC

Born Harris Glenn Milstead in Maryland to a conservative, middle-class family, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. I Am Divine is a biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy as a cult superstar. This is the definitive biography celebrating Divine in a way she always craved: as a serious artist and bona-fide star.

As outrageous and fun as its subject, I Am Divine combines movie clips, rare home movies and photos, television appearances and live performance footage with brand new interviews with, amongst others, John Waters, Ricki Lake, Mink Stole, Divine’s mother Frances Milstead (who provided her final interview just months before she passed away), and many more of Divine’s family, friends, colleagues, and devotees.

Divine is Francine Fishpaw, tormented suburban housewife. With a pornographer husband, a pregnant teenage daughter, and a son with a foot-stomping fetish, Francine smells trouble around every corner. That is, until she meets and falls madly in love with Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter).

SUN 27 JUL, 9.15PM

THURS 31 JUL, 8.35PM


SPECIAL EVENTS

Monty Python Live (mostly) SKYLIGHT

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN Experience three incredible new productions from the world’s most famous stage as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre comes to QFT.

THE TEMPEST

SUN 20 JUL, 7PM (LIVE) / SUN 27 JUL, 3PM (ENCORE) 3 HRS 30 MINS APPROX. (INCL. 30 MINS PRE-SHOW)

For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe on Sunday 20 July. At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists. Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionised comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014. TICKETS Live performance: £15 full (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders) Recorded encore performance: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)

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SPECIAL EVENTS

SUN 20 JUL, 3PM

3 HRS APPROX. (INCL. INTERVAL)

Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.

Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy, broadcast live from Stratford.

TICKETS Recorded performance: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM MACBETH

WED 3 SEPT, 7PM

3 HRS APPROX. (INCL. INTERVAL)

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

TICKETS Recorded performances: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)

Valentine and Proteus are best friends, until they fall in love with the same girl. Having travelled to Milan in search of adventure, they both fall for the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart, Julia, at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

TICKETS Live performance: £15 full (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders)

SUN 6 JUL, 3PM

SUN 10 AUG, 3PM

SUN 12 OCT, 3PM

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Roger Allam and Colin Morgan star in Jeremy Herrin’s handsome and hilarious production of Shakespeare’s late masterpiece.

A hugely imaginative, crowd-pleasing production of Shakespeare’s delightful comedy from the Globe’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole and starring Olivier Award-winning Michelle Terry.

Eve Best’s sublime and unexpectedly funny period-dress production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Prospero (Roger Allam), Duke of Milan, is usurped and exiled by his scheming brother Antonio (Jason Baughan). He’s now stranded on a remote island with his daughter Miranda (Jessie Buckley) and has become a great sorcerer. Serving him are deformed feral slave Caliban (James Garnon) and reluctant spirit Ariel (Colin Morgan). To exact his revenge, Prospero lures Antonio and the complicit Alonso (Peter Hamilton Dyer) to the island by conjuring up a great storm. Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is the Bard’s great meditation on forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Hermia loves Lysander, but is betrothed to Demetrius. So the lovers flee into the magical woods. Here, a group of ‘rude mechanicals’ are rehearsing a poorly written play which they intend to perform at the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Meanwhile, a dispute between fairy king Oberon and queen Titania is about to unleash magic that will change the lives of everyone. Three stories intertwine deliciously in Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. The result is a mischievous and playful delight, delivering all manner of comic confusion.

A trio of witches prophesy that Scottish general Macbeth (Joseph Millson) will one day become king. Egged on by his ambitious, scheming wife (Samantha Spiro), he decides to hasten matters by murdering virtuous King Duncan (Gawn Grainger). But having taken the throne, he becomes a tyrant who must continue to kill - starting with former comrade-in-arms Banquo (Billy Boyd). A masterpiece of ambition, treachery and madness, Macbeth is renowned as the Bard’s most chilling engagement with the forces of evil. But Best also brings out the play’s humour to great effect.


What's on at the QFT in July 2014