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WHAT’S ON / APRIL 2017 THIS ISSUE:

THEIR FINEST 17TH BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL PERIPHERAL VISIONS: JOHN T. DAVIS, A RETROSPECTIVE

FREE FIRE A FILM BY BEN WHEATLEY FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARTIN SCORSESE PICK A SIDE… ANY SIDE


QUEEN’S FILM THEATRE – BOOKING AND VENUE INFORMATION

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TICKET PRICES

BOX OFFICE

QFT is the only cinema in Northern Ireland with a fully licensed bar, serving up a specially selected range of local and international beers, wines, spirits, tea, coffee and treats. Enjoy a drink with friends before and after the film, and as both our cinemas are now licensed you can bring your drink with you while you watch the movie.

Standard admission : £6.70 (after 5.30pm) / £5.00 (before 5.30pm)

The Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day. This also applies to telephone bookings: 028 9097 1097.

HIRE QFT QFT is available for daytime hire for conferences, presentations, launches, training days, weddings, or simply for a fun event for you and your friends! Contact Lorraine Orr for more information: l.orr@qub.ac.uk.

Senior Citizens, Disabled Users (Carers’ tickets are free), Unwaged, QUB Staff: £5 (after 5.30pm) / £4 (before 5.30pm) QFT Film Card, Students (aged 16 and over), Children (under 16 years): £4 (all day) *ID required for discounted prices

Mondays £4 for every film*

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CHAMPIONING WOMEN IN FILM QFT applies the F-Rating to its film programme. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which: 1. is directed by a woman 2. is written by a woman 3. features significant women on screen in their own right The rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry. Visit f-rated.org for more information.

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02/03

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ACCESSIBLE OFT

We at QFT believe everyone should be able to experience great films: every month we offer a range of accessible screenings and activities ensuring everyone can enjoy QFT’s unique programme.

SUPPORTED SCREENINGS

QFT is delighted to be able to offer monthly Autism friendly and Dementia friendly screenings. All are specially designed to create a welcoming and supportive environment with trained facilitators and are eligible for our Community Ticket Scheme (see below). This month’s Supported Screenings are: Autism Friendly Screening: Song of the Sea Tues 18 Apr, 3.00pm Dementia Friendly Screening: Easter Parade Sat 22 Apr, 10.30am (Film 11.00am) For full details of these screenings please see page 11 or visit queensfilmtheatre.com/whats-on/access-screenings.

ACCESS SCREENINGS

QFT is fully wheelchair accessible with five wheelchair spaces in Screen 1 and four spaces in Screen 2. Free carer tickets for disabled customers are available on request. Both screens are fitted with an infrared assisted listening system with headphones. Audio enhancement is available for all screenings and audio description for selected screenings (check queensfilmtheatre. com/whats-on/access-screenings for updates). We also endeavour to host access screenings with on-screen captioning as often as possible. This month’s access screenings are: The Sense of an Ending Tues 18 Apr, 6.40pm Their Finest Tues 25 Apr, 6.10pm Funded by Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.

COMMUNITY TICKETS SCHEME QFT operates a Community Tickets Scheme. There are complimentary tickets and buses available to community groups attending the autism and dementia friendly screenings. For more information please go to queensfilmtheatre.com/engage. For community group ticket requests please contact Marion Campbell: m.campbell@qub.ac.uk.

QFT LEARNING QFT co-ordinates a year-round schools and colleges programme which is designed to support the national curriculum at KS1 to AS & A2 level. Teachers can arrange private screenings that are tailored for specific courses of study, or short film showcase screenings upon request. For more details please contact the Learning Co-ordinator, Marion Campbell, by email: m.campbell@qub.ac.uk. Schools can also book student groups in advance for selected films showing in QFT’s public programme by contacting the QFT Box Office: qftboxoffice@qub.ac.uk.


NEW RELEASES

FREE FIRE FRI 7 – THURS 20 APR

DIR: BEN WHEATLEY • UK/FRANCE • 2016 • 1 HR 31 MINS

Ben Wheatley’s (Kill List, High Rise, Sightseers) all-guns-blazing ‘70s crime caper stars Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Michael Smiley. Wheatley’s ascent as one of the UK’s most dazzling and prolific cinematic talents continues with this ballsy, high-octane action thriller filmed hot-on-theheels of last year’s High-Rise. It’s 1978, Boston. Sharp-witted Justine (Brie Larson) has brokered a gun deal in an abandoned warehouse between a delegation of IRA men including Chris (Cillian Murphy) and Frank (Michael Smiley), plus South African gun-runner Vernon (Sharlto Copley), cool-as-a-cucumber Ord (Armie Hammer) and their assortment of seamy associates.

Despite a level of tension that’s thicker than the accents, everything seems to be going smoothly. That is until the whole deal derails when stoner side-kick Stevo (Sam Riley) recognises one of the two handover guys, shots are fired, and pandemonium ensues, escalating into a manic 12-way shoot-out where everyone left alive is either trying to escape with a bag of money, or making sure that nobody else does. The crackling script (by Wheatley and regular cowriter Amy Jump) and knockout cast have as much fun with character and dialogue as we do with the fact that there are no mobile phones to save the day. Wheatley fan and supporter Martin Scorsese is one of the executive producers and the film’s intermittent, pulsating score is by Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Ben Salisbury.


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NERUDA FRI 7 – THURS 13 APR

DIR: PABLO LARRAÍN • CHILE/ ARGENTINA/FRANCE/SPAIN/USA 2016 • 1 HR 48 MINS • SUBTITLED

Pablo Larraín’s follow-up to Jackie is this superb film, an ‘anti-bio’ of one of Chile’s most vital and intriguing figures: poet-diplomat and politician Pablo Neruda. 1948: Neruda finds himself on the wrong side of an anti-communist drive and is forced into hiding. Details of this exile are delivered in narration by Gael García Bernal, playing a detective who is partantagonist, part-acolyte, to Luis Gnecco’s Neruda. Both actors bring considerable charm to their mutual pursuit, a beautifully shot dance in which it’s uncertain who is chasing whom.

AH-GA-SSI

THE HANDMAIDEN FRI 14 – THURS 20 APR

DIR: PARK CHAN-WOOK SOUTH KOREA • 2015 2 HRS 25 MINS • SUBTITLED

From the visionary director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) comes an epic new thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ bestselling novel ‘Fingersmith’. Relocated to Korea under Japanese colonial rule in the 1930s, The Handmaiden is a deliciously twisty tale of revenge, centring on an heiress, her con man uncle and the lady-in-waiting for whom she begins to fall. One of the year’s most anticipated films – this is an opulent and labyrinthine tale of deception, romance and triple-crossing that marks a career high for one of modern cinema’s most thrilling auteurs.

04/05


NEW RELEASES

THEIR FINEST FRI 21 APR – THURS 4 MAY

DIR: LONE SCHERFIG • 2016 • UK • 1 HR 57 MINS

Continuing her fascination with British manners, Danish director Lone Scherfig (An Education, The Riot Club) delivers another evocative study of a transitional period in our history. Their Finest once again follows a young woman finding her way through the changing order of the nation, this time enjoying the new freedoms afforded to women during the Second World War, as well as battling new opposition. Gemma Arterton stars as Catrin, a talented young copy-writer enticed to London from Wales by her self-absorbed artist husband (Jack Huston). She gets a job as a script editor with the Ministry of Information, where she’s hired to write convincing women’s dialogue (or “slop” as it was then known) for morale-boosting propaganda films. Quickly noticed for her natural ability, she’s drafted by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) to work alongside a

colourful crew to produce the cinematic stories the nation needs during the dark times of the Blitz. Scherfig plays to the strengths of her sterling British cast, with Arterton bringing a subtlety to Catrin’s self-discovery, Bill Nighy brilliant as an ageing movie star struggling to come to terms with the fact his days as a romantic-lead are long gone, and Jeremy Irons offering the perfect cameo. Based on the novel ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’ by Lissa Evans, debut screenwriter Gaby Chiappe’s adaptation blends shrewd wit with a lot of heart, displaying a keen sense of the mood of the time, resulting in a charming, nostalgic and spirited wartime drama. ACCESS SCREENING The 6.10pm screening on Tues 25 Apr will include audio description and on-screen captioning.


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06/07

A OUIET PASSION FRI 7 – THURS 13 APR

DIR: TERENCE DAVIES • UK/ BELGIUM • 2016 • 2 HRS 5 MINS

Terence Davies returns with an elegant and deeply moving biopic of poet Emily Dickinson, played with sensitivity and rebellious spirit by Cynthia Nixon. Dickinson never married, spent most of her life living quietly at home and was only recognised as the poetic genius she was after her death, when the vast majority of her poems were posthumously published. But, as embodied by Nixon, there was both intensity and a deep intelligence to her thought and actions, as she struggled under the yoke of deeply patriarchal social mores and conventions.

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING FRI 14 – THURS 20 APR

DIR: RITESH BATRA • UK • 2015 1 HR 48 MINS

Ritesh Batra - director of 2013’s acclaimed QFT hit The Lunchbox casts Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling in this much-anticipated adaptation of Julian Barnes’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. The Sense of an Ending is a superbly well-crafted, intelligent and suspenseful meditation on ageing, memory and regret.

ACCESS SCREENING The 6.40pm screening on Tues 18 Apr will include audio description and on-screen captioning.


NEW RELEASES

DOCUMENTARY

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO FRI 14 – THURS 27 APR (NOT SCREENING SAT 22, SUN 23 & WED 26 APR)

DIR: RAOUL PECK • FRANCE/USA 2016 • 1 HR 33 MINS

CERT TBC

A vital portrait of writer and social critic James Baldwin, this Oscar-nominated documentary is a searing exploration of the history of racism in the United States. Using Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, as its basis, I Am Not Your Negro tackles race relations through his reminiscences on the assassinations of three of his friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Director Raoul Peck juxtaposes Civil Rights era footage with contemporary footage, highlighting the continued resonance of Baldwin’s words – and how racism still permeates today.

BUNCH OF KUNST: A FILM ABOUT SLEAFORD MODS FRI 21 – SUN 23 APR

DIR: CHRISTINE FRANZ • 2016 GERMANY • 1HR 43 MINS

CERT TBC

Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods have been called “the voice of Britain” by their fans, “Britain’s angriest band” by the Guardian and “The world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band” by Iggy Pop. Jason Williamson, a former chicken factory worker and father of two, his band mate, beatmaker Andrew Fearn, and their manager Steve Underwood, avant-garde bedroom label owner and former bus driver, have won over fans with their brutally honest lyrics and DIY ethos. Christine Franz’s official documentary feature tells the story of three guys taking on the music business on their own terms.


SPECIAL EVENTS/SECOND SIGHT

WAKE FESTIVAL

FAR FROM THE TREE TUES 25 APR, 6.45PM

DIR: JOHN WRIGHT • UK • 2017 1 HR 20 MINS

QFT is delighted to team up with Wake Festival to present the NI premiere of this new film by Belfast-born director John Wright. After Thanksgiving dinner, Bart Campolo asked his dad, the wellknown preacher Tony Campolo, to sit down to talk. Bart wanted to give his father some unsettling news: that after a lifetime of work as a prominent minister himself, he was no longer a believer in the Christian faith. It was the beginning of a painful but warm exchange between a father and his son about belief, storytelling and the power of our relationships.

MULHOLLAND DRIVE FRI 21 – TUES 25 APR

DIR: DAVID LYNCH • USA/FRANCE 2001 • 2 HRS 27 MINS

Consistently hailed the best film of the 21st century, David Lynch’s quintessential neo-noir is reissued in a new 4K digital transfer, the restoration of which was supervised by Lynch himself. Naomi Watts (Birdman, Funny Games) gives a career-making performance as aspiring actress Betty, who after arriving in Hollywood, befriends an amnesiac woman (Laura Harring) and tries to help her recover her memory. The film establishes these characters but then proceeds to subvert any certainty about them, instead offering a swirling atmosphere of increasing surrealism. Mulholland Drive is a monumental classic by one of the masters of contemporary cinema.

08/09


NEW RELEASES/SPECIAL EVENTS

ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA

ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG FRI 14 – MON 17 & WED 19 APR

DIR: OSKAR SANTOS • SPAIN • 2013 1 HR 32 MINS • SUBTITLED RECOMMENDED AGE 8+

If you love Harry Potter, The Goonies and Indiana Jones - or your kids do - this is a must-see! Naughty twins Zip and Zap are sent to a strict boarding school, run by eye-patch-wearing tyrant Falconetti. Fun and games are forbidden, but the boys are determined and start the secret Marble Gang as a resistance movement. When the gang uncovers a mysterious secret hidden deep within the school, they are drawn into the most exciting adventure of their lives. Based on Spain’s beloved comic book characters, this is a rollicking family adventure. In Spanish with English subtitles.

CINESEEKERS FILM CLUB

The CineSeekers Film Club host monthly screenings for young people, presenting a diverse and varied range of international children’s films. Tickets £4.

IVAN TSAREVITCH AND THE CHANGING PRINCESS SAT 22 APR, 4.00PM

DIR: MICHEL OCELOT • FRANCE • 2016 55 MINS • RECOMMENDED AGE 8+

CineSeekers Film Club is proud to present the Irish Premiere of Michel Ocelot’s (Kirikou and the Wild Beasts) stunning new animation. Each night a young girl and boy meet with the projectionist of the local cinema to tell tales of wonder and suspense. From the depths of secret underground caves, to adventures on the seven seas, they use their imagination and creativity to embody princesses and adventurers through four magical tales. In French with English Subtitles.


10/11

SUPPORTED SCREENINGS

AUTISM FRIENDLY SCREENING

SONG OF THE SEA TUES 18 APR, 3.00PM

DIR: TOMM MOORE • IRELAND/DENMARK/ BELGIUM/LUXEMBOURG/FRANCE • 2014 1 HR 34 MINS

Our monthly screenings provide opportunities for people with autism or sensory sensitivity and their families, friends and carers to enjoy great films in a sensory friendly environment. This story is based on folklore about the Selkies who are seals when they are in the sea, but humans on land. Includes activities in the café area half an hour before the film and an introduction by Shelley Tracey, autism coordinator, writer and community arts facilitator.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING

EASTER PARADE SAT 22 APR, 10.30AM (FILM 11.00AM)

DIR: CHARLES WALTERS • USA 1948 • 1 HR 43 MINS

We’re continuing our popular series of Dementia Friendly screenings with a classic musical, sure to get you in the mood for Spring. Judy Garland and Fred Astaire star in Irving Berlin’s all-singing, all-dancing 1948 showstopper, Easter Parade. Our Dementia Friendly screenings aim to make cinema more accessible by providing a fun and inclusive experience for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Free tea, coffee, biscuits and interactive themed activities are available half an hour before the film. QFT is committed to the Age-Friendly Belfast Charter. Funded by Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.


SPECIAL EVENTS

BRITAIN ON FILM: RURAL LIFE SUN 23 APR, 1.45PM

DIR: VARIOUS • UK • 1904-1981 1 HR 15 MINS

An evocative exploration of the countryside of the UK, Britain on Film: Rural Life takes audiences down the country lanes of the past, meandering through the dwindling customs of another era. Relive the work of the local blacksmith preparing shoes for the horses that will plough the fields, and the shepherd’s trials as he protects his flock from an encroaching storm. Be swept up in the homemade entertainment and giggles of children at the country fair and skating on Ballysaggart Lough in Dungannon.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

THE ARTIST’S GARDEN: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM THURS 27 APR, 6.30PM

DIR: PHIL GRABSKY • UK • 2017 1 HR 27 MINS

Taking its lead from French artists, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative powerhouse. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanising nation. This mesmerising film features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.

TICKETS £10 (£8 concessions and Film Card holders)


12/13

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PERIPHERAL VISIONS JOHN T. DAVIS, A RETROSPECTIVE

John’s decidedly creative documentaries cover many subjects, but are drawn together by common threads: autobiography and self-portraiture through the lives of others, journeying and the quest for spiritual meaning, marginal places and outsiders, and music ranging from punk rock to gospel, western swing to dance hall reggae. John T. Davis will be present to introduce each screening.This season is presented in partnership with Film Hub NI. Special thanks to Northern Ireland Screen, the Irish Film Institute, Yellowmoon and Peter Strain. Visit johntdavisfilmandmusic.com.

DOCUMENTARY

ROUTE 66

SAT 15 APR, 3.50PM

DIR: JOHN T. DAVIS • UK • 1985 • 1 HR 44 MINS

Route 66 is an epic road film chronicling the history and closure in 1981 of the iconic highway that, mythologised in music, film and literature, spanned 2,500 miles and cut through the heart of Middle America. The film features an anonymous sojourner driving a cherry red Chevy Impala ragtop, who travels the highway west. Through his eyes and through Davis’s camera lens we encounter the underbelly of the US and the shattering of the American Dream. That Route 66 was made in 1984, when in Davis’ words, ‘Just like Route 66, America was grinding and cracking at the seams’, gives the film a strikingly renewed resonance in the current political climate.

IMAGE: ROUTE 66

John T. Davis is internationally recognised as Northern Ireland’s most distinctive documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. QFT is delighted to continue this major retrospective of his work, marking John’s 70th birthday in March, and in recognition of over 40 years of filmmaking.


SPECIAL EVENTS: EVENTS PERIPHERAL VISIONS

DOCUMENTARY

TAILWIND

SUN 16 APR, 3.50PM

DOCUMENTARY

A HOUSE DIVIDED SAT 22 APR, 2.00PM

DIR: JOHN T. DAVIS • UK • 2009 • 1 HR 26 MINS

DIR: JOHN T. DAVIS • UK • 2003 • 1 HR 15 MINS

Tailwind documents the little known history of Northern Ireland’s crucial part in the war in the air between 1939 and 1945. At the outbreak of the Second World War there were just three airfields in Ulster - within 18 months there were 26. Aircrew and support staff from every Allied nation descended on the Province to prepare themselves, and their aircraft, for the conflict. The personal accounts of participants - in their eighties and nineties at the time of filming - are intercut with archival footage, popular music from the 1930s and ‘40s, and Adrian Dunbar’s evocative narration. Eloquent, poignant, dramatic and poetic, Tailwind pays moving tribute to the courageous airmen and women who served in Northern Ireland’s war effort.

Four years after the Good Friday Agreement, journalist Eamon Mallie was instrumental in the public commissioning of a portrait of the 108 members of the recently elected Northern Ireland Assembly. Noel Murphy’s painting The House Will Divide was the outcome of that commission, and it now hangs in the Senate Chamber in Parliament Buildings at Stormont. The artist’s creation of this painting is the subject of Davis’ film. Shot with the director’s unobtrusive objectivity and distinctive camerawork, the film shadows Mallie as he interviews the sitters - key players including the Reverend Ian Paisley, John Hume, David Trimble, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness.


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14/15

DOCUMENTARY

HIP TO THE TIP – ATLANTIC, THE INDEPENDENT YEARS MON 24 APR, 6.30PM

DIR: JOHN T. DAVIS & URI FRUCHTMAN • USA • 1993 • 1 HR 44 MINS

Hip to the Tip charts the glory years of Atlantic Records, one of America’s most important recording labels, from its establishment in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson through to its takeover in 1967 by the Warner Music Group. This was a time when every Atlantic release was ‘hip to the tip’, when jazz, R&B and soul recordings by African-American musicians topped the charts, when every artist wanted to be on the nation’s coolest label. The film features interviews with Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Ruth Brown, Rufus Thomas, Steve Cropper, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and the key Atlantic founders. DOCUMENTARY

TRAVELLER

SUN 23 APR, 3.30PM

DOCUMENTARY

HEART ON THE LINE THURS 27 APR, 9.00PM

DIR: JOHN T. DAVIS & ALEN MACWEENEY • IRELAND • 2000 • 1 HR 16 MINS

DIR: JOHN T. DAVIS • UK • 1990 • 1 HR 1 MIN + 22 MINS SHORT FILM

In 1965 the photographer Alen MacWeeney began a two year project photographing and recording the songs and stories of Travelling Communities in Galway and on Dublin’s Cherry Orchard Halting Site.

Heart on the Line offers a rare insight into the lyrics, lives, dreams and attitudes of Nashville’s songwriters.

Over thirty years later, he and John T. Davis teamed up to co-direct Traveller, a visually exquisite film which documents MacWeeney’s attempt to find the Travellers in his photographs. A fascinating collaboration between two visual artists with distinctive and differing points of view, Traveller charts the distance between subject and observer, between still and moving images, between personal and social territories.

The film features performances and commentary by major songwriters such as Harlan Howard, ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clements and Whitey Schafer as well as unacknowledged but equally gifted composers like Junior Lee Farrell and Danny Jackson. All of the songwriters have in common a will to communicate with powerful honesty - in their songs and in their lives these are artists unafraid to lay their hearts on the line. Screening with mshiikenhmnising (22 mins), a new work-in-progress by John T. Davis.


SPECIAL EVENTS

17TH BELFAST FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

The Belfast Film Festival is back for its 17th festival. Here are a handful of highlights from a programme stuffed to the gills with incredible new films from around the world. For details of the full programme, taking place at venues across Belfast, visit belfastfilmfestival.org. Tickets for selected highlights £6 (except Stockholm My Love £4). DOCUMENTARY

DOCUMENTARY

ALL THIS PANIC

CONTEMPORARY COLOR

THURS 30 MAR, 8.00PM

SAT 1 APR, 9.00PM

CERT TBC

DIR: JENNY GAGE • USA • 2016 • 1 HR 20 MINS

DIR: BILL ROSS IV & TURNER ROSS • USA • 2016 • 1 HR 37 MINS

Shot over a three-year period with unparalleled intimacy and access, All This Panic takes an intimate look at the interior lives of a group of teenage girls as they come of age in Brooklyn. A potent mix of vivid portraiture and vérité, we follow the girls as they navigate the ephemeral and fleeting transition between childhood and adulthood.

In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event in Brooklyn to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronised dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabres. Byrne recruited performers including St Vincent, Nelly Furtado, AdRock, TuneYards and Ira Glass from ‘This American Life’, to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada. This film captures the energy, rhythm, and artistry of the night itself.

THE ERLPRINCE

WAITING FOR YOU

MON 3 APR, 9.00PM

DIR: KUBA CZEKAJ • POLAND • 2016 • 1 HR 41 MINS • SUBTITLED

TUES 4 APR, 9.00PM

CERT TBC

What some might call a Polish Donnie Darko, The Erlprince tells the story of a teen on the cusp of adulthood who can see the infinitely complex inner workings of the universe. Threaded with inventive use of music and sound design, writer/director Kuba Czekaj subverts coming-of-age stories, science fiction apocalypses and European arthouse fare with considerable elegance and just the right amount of edge.

DIR: CHARLES GARRAD • UK/FRANCE • 2017 • 1 HR 32 MINS

CERT TBC

A reclusive French musician is visited in her remote manor house by a young grieving Englishman who is seeking to uncover secrets about his late father’s past. A lyrical mystery drama, Charles Garrad’s spellbinding feature debut stars Northern Irish actor Colin Morgan (Testament of Youth) and one of French cinema’s most celebrated performers, Fanny Ardant (The Woman Next Door). Followed by a Q&A with director Charles Garrad.


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16/17

STOCKHOLM MY LOVE WED 5 APR, 4.00PM

Neneh Cherry, director Mark Cousins (I Am Belfast) and cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love and Cousins’ own I Am Belfast) create an inventive docu-style fiction and a love song to the Swedish city. Cherry’s Alva is a character whose life mirrors some broad facts of her own (an artist with an African father and Swedish mother). Taking in the immigrant experience, her relationship with her father, and Stockholm’s recent history, Cherry, Cousins and Doyle create a visceral, music and poetry-led exploration of grief. Director Mark Cousins will be in attendance to introduce the film.

IMAGE: ALL THIS PANIC

DIR: MARK COUSINS • SWEDEN/UK • 2016 • 1 HR 28 MINS


The Train “The whole show is a triumph!” - Irish Independent

19-23 Apr, 7.45pm & 3pm £12.50 - £25 New musical The Train is a fiery and joyful retelling of events surrounding the legendary ‘Contraceptive Train’ in 1971. The sell-out hit of the Dublin Theatre Festival, direct from its run at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Don’t miss it. Produced by Rough Magic Theatre Company. Book and Lyrics by Arthur Riordan (Improbable Frequency). Music by Bill Whelan (Riverdance). Directed by Lynne Parker.

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18/19

SPECIAL EVENTS

LIVE EVENTS NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

TWELFTH NIGHT THURS 6 APR, 7.00PM

3 HRS 30 MINS TBC (INCL. INTERVAL)

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig (Friday Night Dinner) as a transformed Malvolia. Featuring an ensemble cast that includes Daniel Rigby (Flowers), Tamara Lawrence (Undercover), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony) and Daniel Ezra (The Missing).

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD THURS 20 APR, 7.00PM

3 HRS 20 MINS TBC (INCL. INTERVAL)

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

TICKETS Live: £15 (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders) Encore: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)

RSC LIVE

JULIUS CAESAR WED 26 APR, 7.00PM RUNNING TIME TBC

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.


AT A GLANCE

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

MARCH DATE

EVENT

TIME

Thurs 30 The Secret Scripture Junun All This Panic Elle

6.10pm 6.30pm 8.00pm 8.35pm

Fri 31

1.30pm 4.00pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 9.00pm 9.15pm

Television, Teens and Identity A Quiet Passion Heal the Living Their Finest By the Time It Gets Dark Mad to Be Normal

APRIL DATE

EVENT

TIME

Sat 1

Shorts Competition 1 Shorts Competition 2 Shorts Competition 3 The Levelling Shorts Competition 4 High Fidelity + John Cusack Q&A Axolotl Overkill Contemporary Color Dude Bro Party Massacre III

10.00am 11.50am 2.30pm 4.00pm 4.25pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 9.00pm 9.30pm

Short Documentary Competition After the Storm The World of Us The Other Side of Hope Mimosas Neruda

4.00pm 4.00pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 9.00pm 9.15pm

Mon 3

The Red Turtle Junction 48 A Man Called Ove The Erlprince

6.30pm 6.45pm 8.30pm 9.00pm

Tues 4

The Last Bolshevik Catfight I Am Not Your Negro Aquarius Waiting for You

4.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm

Wed 5

Stockholm My Love Handsome Devil Danger, Men Working Always Shine Goldstone

4.00pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 9.00pm 9.15pm

Thurs 6

An Experimental Path The Giant NT Live: Twelfth Night Claire in Motion

4.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 9.00pm

Fri 7

A Quiet Passion Citizen Jane: Battle for the City Free Fire Neruda

1.30pm/6.20pm 4.00pm 6.40pm/9.00pm 8.40pm

A Quiet Passion Free Fire Neruda

6.20pm 6.40pm/9.00pm 8.40pm

Peter Curran’s Some Kind of Man A Quiet Passion Free Fire Neruda

2.30pm 2.50pm/5.20pm 5.40pm/8.00pm 7.40pm

Sun 2

Sat 8

Sun 9

Mon 10 – A Quiet Passion Thurs 13 Neruda Free Fire

3.45pm/6.20pm 4.20pm/8.40pm 6.40pm/9.00pm

Fri 14

4.00pm 4.20pm/6.40pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 9.00pm

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang The Sense of an Ending I Am Not Your Negro The Handmaiden Free Fire

Sat 15

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang The Sense of an Ending John T. Davis: Route 66 + intro I Am Not Your Negro The Handmaiden Free Fire

1.50pm 2.20pm/6.40pm 3.50pm 4.40pm/6.20pm 8.20pm 9.00pm

Sun 16

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang The Sense of an Ending John T. Davis: Tailwind + intro I Am Not Your Negro The Handmaiden Free Fire

1.50pm 2.00pm/6.20pm 3.50pm 4.20pm/6.00pm 8.00pm 8.40pm

Mon 17

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang The Sense of an Ending I Am Not Your Negro The Handmaiden Free Fire

4.00pm 4.20pm/6.40pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 9.00pm

Tues 18

Autism Friendly: Song of the Sea The Sense of an Ending I Am Not Your Negro The Sense of an Ending (Access) The Handmaiden Free Fire

3.00pm 4.00pm 6.20pm 6.40pm 8.20pm 9.00pm

Wed 19

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang The Sense of an Ending I Am Not Your Negro The Handmaiden Free Fire

4.00pm 4.20pm/6.40pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 9.00pm

Thurs 20 The Handmaiden The Sense of an Ending I Am Not Your Negro NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Free Fire

3.25pm 4.00pm 6.20pm

Fri 21

Their Finest I Am Not Your Negro Bunch of Kunst Mulholland Drive

3.40pm/6.10pm/8.40pm 4.20pm 6.30pm 9.00pm

Sat 22

Dementia Friendly: Easter Parade

From 10.30am (Film 11am)

John T. Davis: A House Divided + intro Cineseekers: Ivan Tsarevitch Their Finest Bunch of Kunst Mulholland Drive

7.00pm 8.20pm

2.00pm 4.00pm 6.10pm/8.40pm 6.30pm 9.00pm

Sun 23

Britain on Film: Rural Life Their Finest John T. Davis: Traveller + intro Mulholland Drive Bunch of Kunst

1.45pm 2.40pm/5.10pm/7.40pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 8.25pm

Mon 24

Their Finest I Am Not Your Negro John T. Davis: Hip to the Tip + intro Mulholland Drive

3.40pm/6.10pm/8.40pm 4.20pm 6.30pm 9.00pm

Tues 25

Their Finest I Am Not Your Negro Their Finest (Access) Wake Festival: Far From the Tree + Q&A Mulholland Drive

3.40pm/8.50pm 4.00pm 6.10pm

Their Finest RSC Live: Julius Caesar

3.40pm/6.10pm/8.40pm 7.00pm

Wed 26

Thurs 27 Their Finest Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden John T. Davis: Heart on the Line + intro

6.45pm 8.35pm

3.40pm/6.10pm/8.40pm 6.30pm 9.00pm

QFT WHATS ON GUIDE APRIL 2017  
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