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WHAT’S ON / MARCH 2018 THIS ISSUE:

I, TONYA YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE INGMAR BERGMAN AT QFT

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FREE PARKING QFT offers free parking from 4pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday at the main Queen’s University car park situated beside the McClay Library (entrance at the top of Botanic Avenue).

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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 If a film also features significant women on screen in their own right it receives a Triple F-Rating. 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

NEW RELEASES

LADY BIRD FRI 23 FEB – THURS 8 MAR

DIR: GRETA GERWIG • 2017 • USA 1 HR 34 MINS

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her Oscar-nominated directorial debut, exploring the turbulent bond between a mother (Laurie Metcalf) and her teenage daughter (Saoirse Ronan). Set in 2002 in Sacramento, California, and covering semiautobiographical ground, it could be self-indulgent but instead it’s beautifully and sensitively realised. Ronan and Metcalf’s sensational performances and Gerwig’s sophisticated writing make it an incredibly personal, authentic and involving coming-of-age story and quite possibly a future classic.

ACCESS SCREENING The 6.40pm screening on Wed 28 Feb will include audio description and on-screen captioning.

DARK RIVER FRI 2 – THURS 8 MAR

DIR: CLIO BARNARD • 2017 • UK 1 HR 30 MINS

One of contemporary British cinema's most distinctive filmmakers, Clio Barnard follows The Selfish Giant and The Arbor with this searing and eloquent Yorkshire set drama exploring the fragility of familial relationships. Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Inspired by Rose Tremain’s novel Trespass and combining the poetic realism of The Selfish Giant with a heightened strain of tragedy, Barnard weaves a dark contemporary folk tale out of familial trauma and exploitation.


NEW RELEASES

UNA MUJER FANTÁSTICA

A FANTASTIC WOMAN FRI 2 – THURS 8 MAR

DIR: SEBASTIÁN LELIO • 2017 • CHILE/ GERMANY/SPAIN/USA • 1 HR 44 MINS SUBTITLED

Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) returns with a groundbreaking, captivating and deeply humane story about a trans woman’s fight for acceptance. Anchored by a powerhouse central performance from rising star Daniela Vega, this Oscar-nominated film is an urgent call for compassion towards a community that faces bigotry and hostility on a daily basis. Vega plays Marina Vidal, a young singer whose life is thrown into turmoil following the sudden death of her partner, Orlando. A Fantastic Woman is an outstanding, timely work that recalls the very best films of Pedro Almodóvar.

The opening night screening will feature a DJ set in the QFT bar from Venus Dupree.

I, TONYA FRI 9 – THURS 22 MAR

DIR: CRAIG GILLESPIE • 2017 • USA 1 HR 59 MINS

I, Tonya is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), and one of the most sensational scandals in sporting history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous and ill-conceived attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie, and an Oscar-nominated performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked–– and checkered––glory.

ACCESS SCREENING The 8.20pm screening on Tues 20 Mar will include audio description and on-screen captioning.


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04/05

YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE FRI 9 – THURS 22 MAR

DIR: LYNNE RAMSAY • 2017 • UK/ FRANCE/USA • 1 HR 30 MINS

Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) delivers a powerful return to filmmaking with this brilliantly executed minimalist noir starring Joaquin Phoenix. Joe (Phoenix) is a Gulf War veteran and former FBI agent turned killer-for-hire. When Nina, a US Senator’s daughter is kidnapped, he is contracted to dispense with the perpetrators and save the girl but an escape plan derails, unleashing a maelstrom of violence. A meticulous meditation on repression and abuse, the film has drawn parallels with Taxi Driver but has a brilliance and originality all of its very own.

SWEET COUNTRY FRI 9 – THURS 15 MAR

DIR: WARWICK THORNTON • 2017 AUSTRALIA • 1 HR 53 MINS

An outback western inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a story of personal conviction and settler justice set in the stark panoramas of Australia's Northern Territory in 1929. It tells the story of Sam (Hamilton Morris), an Aboriginal stockman, forced to go on the run after shooting a white man, he claims, in self-defence. He and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) flee across the unforgiving, lawless and deadly land, with a group determined to bring him to justice in hot pursuit. Sam Neill and Bryan Brown also star in this slow burning drama that is anything but sweet.


NEW RELEASES

THE SQUARE FRI 16 – THURS 22 MAR

DIR: RUBEN ÖSTLUND • 2017 • SWEDEN/ GERMANY/FRANCE/DENMARK 2 HRS 31 MINS • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

Elisabeth Moss, Claes Bang and Dominic West star in the Cannes Palme d'Or winning satire from Force Majeure director Ruben Östlund. The life of a respected curator (Bang) of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm is thrown into chaos following a bad interview with a journalist (Moss), his mobile phone getting stolen, and the promotional campaign for his museum’s new piece ‘The Square’ getting too much media attention. This is a hilarious, unique and often surreal look at idealism and cynicism in the modern world.

AURORE

I GOT LIFE! FRI 23 – THURS 29 MAR

DIR: BLANDINE LENOIR • 2017 FRANCE • 1 HR 29 MINS SUBTITLED

A hugely entertaining blend of humour, truthfulness and sensitivity, Blandine Lenoir’s warm-hearted romantic comedy centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major personal and professional life changes. Fifty-year-old Aurore Tabort (Agnès Jaoui), separated from her husband and newly unemployed, discovers she is to become a grandmother. She feels as if her own life has come to a standstill, and is slowly being pushed to the fringes of society. But after bumping into the great love of her youth, something changes... Aurore wonders if it might still be possible to embark on something new.


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06/07

SANDOME NO SATSUJIN

THE THIRD MURDER FRI 23 – THURS 29 MAR

DIR: KORE-EDA HIROKAZU • 2017 • JAPAN CERT TBC 2 HRS 4 MINS • SUBTITLED

In a departure from his recent run of intimate family dramas, master Japanese director Koreeda (Our Little Sister, I Wish) turns to courtroom procedural in a nation where capital punishment still stands. The film revolves around prominent lawyer Shigemori (Masaharu Fukuyama) who takes on the case of a charged killer Misumi (Kôji Yakusho) who has previously served a lengthy sentence for a double murder. The deeper Shigemori delves into this case, however, the more he begins to doubt his client. This twisty, multi-layered film toys with its audience to impressive effect.

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI FRI 23 – THURS 29 MAR DIR: MARTIN MCDONAGH • 2017 UK/USA • 1 HR 55 MINS

A huge hit when it opened back in January, Martin McDonagh’s (In Bruges) third film, featuring a blistering central performance from Frances McDormand, makes a triumphant (Oscar winning?) return to QFT. Months after her daughter's murder, with no prospect of a culprit being found, Mildred Hayes (McDormand) takes matters into her own hands - booking three billboards on the way into her hometown to send a clear, direct message to local police chief William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson). When his ignorant deputy Dixon (Sam Rockwell) gets involved, this smalltown feud really escalates...


NEW RELEASES/SPECIAL EVENTS

DOCUMENTARY

WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST FRI 23 – THURS 29 MAR

DIR: LORNA TUCKER • 2018 • UK CERT TBC 1 HR 18 MINS

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time.

The 6.40pm screening on Fri 23 Mar will be introduced by Charlotte McReynolds, Curator of Art, Ulster Museum.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING SAT 24, SUN 25 & THURS 29 MAR

DIR: DAVID BICKERSTAFF • 2015 • UK 1 HR 30 MINS

From the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff. Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this Exhibition on Screen favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

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


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08/09

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY + SATELLITE Q&A WITH SUSAN SARANDON THURS 8 MAR, 6.20PM

DIR: ALEXANDRA DEAN • 2017 • USA 1 HR 28 MINS + 1 HR Q&A (APPROX.)

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, join us for a live event of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story followed by satellite Q&A with Executive Producer Susan Sarandon and Director Alexandra Dean. The film rediscovers Hollywood wild-child Hedy Lamarr, not only as a screen idol but as the brilliant mind who coinvented 1940s wireless technology still used today. Mislabelled as “just another pretty face,” Hedy’s true legacy is that of a technological trailblazer. The screening and Q&A are presented in partnership with UN Women National Committee UK. Please note: the film will start promptly at 6.30pm.

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

DOCUMENTARY

4

THURS 8, SUN 11 & TUES 27 MAR

DIR: DANIEL KUTSCHINSKI • 2015 GERMANY • 1 HR 34 MINS • SUBTITLED

CERT TBC

This award-winning documentary looks at one of the most exciting string quartets in the world, the French group Quatuor Ebène. Following them as they tour through Italy, Austria and Germany, 4 gradually draws viewers into the interpersonal interactions that have come to characterise the musicians and their music. Delving into relationships, and the antagonism between ambition and reality, this documentary shows how creation, destruction, antagonism and friendship all have their vital roles in the work of Quatuor Ebène.

The 6.00pm screening on Thurs 8 Mar will be followed by a Q&A with Director Daniel Kutschinski.


SPECIAL EVENTS

SAT 10 MAR, 10.00PM

CLERKS

DIR: KEVIN SMITH • 1994 • USA 1 HR 32 MINS

This month’s Cult & Classic is a staff pick. Are they trying to tell us something? Shot in grainy black and white and loosely based on director Kevin Smith's life at the time, this nobudget film follows a convenience store clerk and his video-storeclerk best friend over the course of a single day. Clerks captures both the banality of service work and a sort of dirtbag-vérité weirdness that would end up becoming a go-to template for ‘90s indie movies; just for kicks, he throws in a stoner duo (hello, Jay and Silent Bob!).

SCREEN/PRINT

PING PONG SUN 18 MAR, 1.15PM

DIR: FUMIHIKO SORI • 2002 • JAPAN 1 HR 54 MINS • SUBTITLED

The Naughton Gallery, in association with UsFolk illustration agency, presents a free screening of Ping Pong, a live action sports film based on the manga series by the internationally renowned Taiyo Matsumoto. SCREEN/PRINT sees a range of illustrators create new posters for films which have inspired or influenced their work. Ping Pong has been selected by Sharon Ross, who will give a short intro to the film, with free limited edition prints available at the screening. SCREEN/PRINT is generously supported by the Queen’s Annual Fund.


10/11

CACity PRESENTS

WALLED CITIES 2 Following the success of the Walled Cities film season last year, Walled Cities 2 continues to bring QFT audiences and QUB academics/experts together via the screening of three city films in which political conflict is in the foreground and visualised through urban walls in diverse parts of the world. An introduction and discussion, with refreshments, will accompany each screening. This is a CACity collaborative research group (Cinema and Architecture in the City) event series funded by Queen's SNBE Culture and Society research cluster. Visit cacity.org for more information. WALLED BERLIN

THE LEGEND OF PAUL AND PAULA

WALLED CITIES: AROUND THE WORLD

DIR: HEINER CAROW • 1973 • EAST GERMANY 1 HR 45 MINS • SUBTITLED

DIR: PABLO IRABURU & MIGUELTXO MOLINA 2015 • SPAIN • 1 HR 22 MINS • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

DIR: PANICOS CHRYSANTHOU • 2006 TURKEY/HUNGARY/GREECE/CYPRUS 2 HRS 4 MINS • SUBTITLED

As the Berlin Wall fell, people eagerly hailed a new borderless world. Almost 30 years later, it seems more divided than ever before. This brilliant documentary connects people living and working on different sides of divisive walls between Mexico and the U.S., Spain and Morocco, Israel and Palestine, and South Africa and Zimbabwe. Directors Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina bypass the politics and instead focus on the human side of the issue.

Akamas is a 2006 Cypriot film directed by Panicos Chrysanthou about a love affair between a Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot despite their families' opposition and the inter-communal violence of the 1960s. Infuriated by the content of the film, the Greek Cypriot government cautioned Chrysanthou to pull his feature from the 2006 Venice Film Festival; the director adamantly refused.

This film – a huge hit in East Germany at the time – narrates the love story of two East Germans who meet after the construction of the Berlin Wall in the constantly-changing East Berlin. The most popular DEFA (the state-owned East German film studio) title ever, it is a film about longing, dreams and the pursuit of individual freedom. Don’t miss this very rare screening of an East German classic.

TUES 27 MAR, 6.00PM

WALLED CYPRUS

AKAMAS

TUES 24 APR, 6.00PM

IMAGE: WALLS

TUES 20 MAR, 6.00PM

WALLS


SPECIAL EVENTS

MACBETH TUES 13 MAR, 3.20PM

DIR: KIT MONKMAN • 2018 • UK 2 HRS 31 MINS (TOTAL RUN TIME)

Entirely shot on green screen, Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been reinvented by Director Kit Monkman in an exciting new film adaptation. It puts the audience’s engagement with the story centre-stage, amplifying the theatrical context of the original and creating truly innovative and thrilling cinematic vistas, whilst maintaining the language and themes of Shakespeare’s original play. This interpretation is for all audiences; from a fresh retelling for avid Shakespeare fans, to a learning tool for any students studying Macbeth.

The screening will be introduced by Dr Ramona Wray, School of Arts, English and Languages, Queen’s University Belfast.

CINESEEKERS FILM CLUB PREVIEW

MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER SAT 24 MAR, 2.25PM

DIR: HIROMASA YONEBAYASHI CERT 2017 • JAPAN • 1 HR 42 MINS TBC ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION

From Academy Award®nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new animated adventure. Mary and the Witch’s Flower is about a young girl who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent. Tickets £5 (£4 concessions and Film Card holders).


SUPPORTED SCREENINGS

12/13

AUTISM FRIENDLY SCREENING

WALL-E

SUN 11 MAR, FROM 11.30AM (FILM 12PM)

DIR: ANDREW STANTON • 2008 • USA 1 HR 43 MINS

An enduring family favourite, this Pixar animation is set in a dystopian future and tells the story of rusting robot Wall-E who falls in love with sleek white probe Eve. We provide a relaxed space where audiences with autism or other sensory sensitivities can come along with families, groups and carers to enjoy a film experience in a sensory friendly environment. Doors open at 11.30am, when juice and biscuits and craft activities will be provided.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING

BROOKLYN

SAT 17 MAR, FROM 10.30AM (FILM 11AM)

DIR: JOHN CROWLEY • 2015 UK/CANADA/IRELAND/BELGIUM 1 HR 52 MINS

A huge hit with QFT audiences on its release, this BAFTA award winning Colm Tóibín adaptation stars Saoirse Ronan in the lead role of Irish immigrant Eilis, arriving in 1950s Brooklyn. This screening will provide an inclusive experience for people living with dementia, their families and carers. There will be a film activity with Jan Carson before the film, as well as free tea, coffee and biscuits from 10.30am. Please note that everyone is welcome to attend our supported screenings. QFT is committed to the Age-Friendly Belfast Charter.

Funded by Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.


SECOND SIGHT

INGMAR BERGMAN AT OFT

TROLLFLÖJTEN

THE MAGIC FLUTE FRI 16 – WED 21 MAR

QFT presents a season of films as part of the global celebrations of the centenary of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.

IMAGE: THE MAGIC FLUTE

Bergman transformed the way people thought about film as an expressive and profound art form rather than as mere entertainment; his great cinematic works of art are deeply personal films that no one else could have made. The season will offer audiences a chance to reappraise, or discover for the first time, the work of the ultimate auteur; a hugely influential and distinctive writer-director who worked in film, theatre and television.

DIR: INGMAR BERGMAN • 1975 • SWEDEN • 2 HRS 17 MINS SUBTITLED

Bergman's film of Mozart's masterpiece is one of the greatest screen versions of an opera ever made. Shooting in Swedish on a set replicating a lovely 18th-century theatre, Bergman begins this wonderfully warm, witty and sensuous movie by focusing on the faces of a rapt audience (momentarily including his own) enjoying the overture. Thereafter, as the (abridged and intriguingly amended) tale of Tamino, Pamina et al proceeds, he highlights the piece's exuberant theatrical illusionism, at the same time deploying close-ups to enhance the emotions conveyed by an excellent young cast. An admirably light touch is applied throughout, making for a performance of musical excellence, dramatic vitality and enormous, effortless charm. Filmed opera is now a mainstay of event cinema and has proved to be very popular, but this rare opportunity to see the master film director’s take on bringing opera to the screen is a must-see.


14/15

SMULTRONSTÄLLET

WILD STRAWBERRIES

PERSONA

DIR: INGMAR BERGMAN • 1957 • SWEDEN • 1 HR 32 MINS SUBTITLED

DIR: INGMAR BERGMAN • 1966 • SWEDEN • 1 HR 24 MINS SUBTITLED

One of Bergman's warmest films, Wild Strawberries boasts a magnificent performance by Victor Sjöström as the ageing academic driving to Lund to accept an award. The trip also traverses memories, reveries and illuminating encounters with family members and strangers alike. Famous for its early dream sequence, the film is nevertheless most impressive for its rich, vivid characterisations from a suberb cast of Bergman regulars.

A nurse (Bibi Andersson) and an actress who refuses to speak (Liv Ullmann) seem to fuse identities in Ingmar Bergman’s disturbing, modernist masterpiece. After a mischievous montage ‘explaining’ the film’s origins, the narrative proper gets underway, charting the increasingly tense battle of wits between the chatty Alma (Andersson) and the mute Elisabet (Ullmann), who are isolated together in a cottage on the island of Fårö.

SUN 4 & SAT 10 MAR

SAT 17, MON 19 & WED 21 MAR

DET SJUNDE INSEGLET

THE SEVENTH SEAL

SAT 24, MON 26 & THURS 29 MAR

DIR: INGMAR BERGMAN • 1957 • SWEDEN • 1 HR 37 MINS SUBTITLED

Vividly recreating a medieval world tormented by plague and superstition, Bergman’s allegorical drama – centred on a knight (Max von Sydow), returned from the Crusades, who challenges Death to a game of chess in order to postpone his demise – remains fascinating (and finally rather touching) as a study of faith in crisis. Packed with powerful images, it punctuates its bleakness with moments of pleasingly pawky humour.

IMAGE: PERSONA

This season follows the reissue of The Touch (1971) in February and will continue in April with Summer with Monika (1953), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) and Cries and Whispers (1972).


SPECIAL EVENTS

(UN)TRUE

COLOURS

SECRETS AND LIES IN JAPANESE CINEMA

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme concludes its 2018 season with an exciting line-up showcasing the versatility and uniqueness of Japanese cinema. This season features some of the best examples of cinema from Japan and looks at how the country's filmmakers have been drawn to portraying the “(un)true” colours of human nature.

OH LUCY!

GUKOROKU: TRACES OF SIN

DIR: ATSUKO HIRAYANAGI • 2017 • JAPAN/USA • 1 HR 35 MINS PARTIALLY SUBTITLED • AGE: 15+

DIR: KEI ISHIKAWA • 2016 • JAPAN • 2 HRS • SUBTITLED • AGE: 15+

Lonely office worker Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) lives a monotonous, boring life. When she is persuaded to join an unusual English class led by the vibrant John (Josh Hartnett), he introduces her to role-play, where she becomes her American, blonde-wigged alter ego Lucy, carefree and happy. When John suddenly disappears with her niece, however, Setsuko (or is it Lucy?) sets off to find them - and herself - in America... This bittersweet comedy is a clever, eye-opening look at how both Japan and America see each other.

Investigative journalist Tanaka (Satoshi Tsumabuki) is going through a hard time - his sister is behind bars after being charged with child neglect and awaiting trial. To distract himself, he immerses himself in the unsolved murder of a 'perfect' family, interviewing their friends and family, discovering the family weren't as ideal as they seemed. Described as a grisly Tokyo noir that "David Fincher would be proud of" in the Telegraph's glowing 4-star review, this is a rare look at class warfare in Japan.

SUN 4 MAR, 3.45PM

SUN 11 MAR, 3.00PM


16/17

JAPANESE GIRLS NEVER DIE SUN 18 MAR, 3.50PM

DIR: DAIGO MATSUI • 2016 • JAPAN • 1 HR 40 MINS • SUBTITLED AGE: 15+

Edgy, experimental and proudly anarchic, Japanese Girls Never Die is a stirring protest against misogyny in contemporary Japan. It centres on the disappearance of a woman, a void left when 27-yearold unmarried Haruko (Yu Aoi), stuck in a no-prospect job, living with her parents, and hopelessly in unrequited love with her neighbour, goes missing. This is a unique, vibrant mix of protest against the oppression of women, provocative pop-art manifesto, and a strangely moving story about all missing women.story about all missing women.

MEMOIRS OF A MURDERER + DIRECTOR Q&A SUN 25 MAR, 3.00PM

DIR: YU IRIE • 2017 • JAPAN • 1 HR 57 MINS • SUBTITLED • AGE: 18+

A remake of the 2012 South Korean thriller Confession of Murder, director Yu Irie's take is a gripping look at man who confesses to a string of unsolved murders that terrorised Tokyo 22 years ago. When a legal loophole allows a series of unsolved murders' eligibility for prosecution to expire, the fame-hungry killer announces a book confessing to the decades-old crimes, inciting a media frenzy. A huge domestic box office hit, this thriller packs a punch and features an all-star cast. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Yu Irie.

IMAGE: JAPANESE GIRLS NEVER DIE

AZUMI HARUKO WA YUKUE FUMEI

22-NENME NO KOKUHAKU: WATASHI GA SATSUJINHAN DESU


SPECIAL EVENTS

SHOUT LOUDER FILM SHOWCASE WED 28 MAR, 6.30PM

1 HR 30 MINS APPROX.

Shout Louder is a film project brought to you by ArtsEkta, in partnership with South Belfast Alternatives and Brassneck Theatre Company, which aims to engage young people in creative learning activity and improve their wellbeing through artistic expression. They have created a short film and a music video covering issues which affect young people today. The films address the stigma attached to mental health by exploring prejudice, discrimination and misconception associated with these issues. Free admission.

COMING SOON

DISTANT SKY– NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS LIVE IN COPENHAGEN THURS 12 APR, 6.20PM

DIR: DAVID BARNARD • 2018 • 2 HRS 15 MINS

CERT TBC

Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisite compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound and intimate relationship wherever they played. The band’s acclaimed tour started in Australia in January 2017 before tearing across the USA and ending in Europe, with some of the best reviews of their decorated career. Directed by award-winning filmmaker David Barnard.

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


18/19

SPECIAL EVENTS

STAGE ON SCREEN

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF SAT 3 MAR, 2.30PM

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

JULIUS CAESAR

THURS 22 MAR, 7.00PM

MESSIAH

FROM BRISTOL OLD VIC

WED 28 MAR, 6.00PM

3 HRS 15 MINS (INCL. INTERVAL)

3 HRS (INCL. INTERVAL)

2 HRS 15 MINS (INCL. INTERVAL) CERT: TBC

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney. Please note: this is a recorded performance.

Nicholas Hytner directs a new take on the Shakespeare classic. Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London. Please note: Julius Caesar will contain strobe lighting.

Inspired by Handel’s profound religious masterpiece, this acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production provides a rare chance to experience a powerfully dramatic account of Messiah. Staged by the Tony Award-winning director Tom Morris (War Horse), this extraordinary production features Europe’s most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the magnificent Erebus Ensemble and a cast of internationallyrenowned soloists. Please note: this is a recorded performance.

TICKETS Live broadcasts: £15 (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders) Recorded and encore performances: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)

IMAGE: MESSIAH

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE


AT A GLANCE

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

MARCH

Sun 18

The Magic Flute Screen/Print: Ping Pong + intro The Square Japanese Girls Never Die You Were Never Really Here I, Tonya

12.30pm/6.00pm 1.15pm 3.20pm/8.45pm 3.50pm 6.20pm 8.20pm

Mon 19

The Square The Magic Flute I, Tonya Persona You Were Never Really Here

12.50pm/8.45pm 1.10pm/6.00pm 3.50pm/8.20pm 4.00pm 6.20pm

Tues 20

The Magic Flute The Legend of Paul and Paula + discussion You Were Never Really Here I, Tonya (Access) The Square

3.30pm

The Magic Flute The Square You Were Never Really Here I, Tonya Persona

3.30pm 6.00pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 9.00pm

Thurs 22 I, Tonya The Square NT Live: Julius Caesar You Were Never Really Here

3.50pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 9.00pm

Fri 23

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist I Got Life! Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist + intro The Third Murder Three Billboards…

4.30pm 6.20pm

Sat 24

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist Mary and the Witch’s Flower The Seventh Seal Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing I Got Life! The Third Murder Three Billboards…

2.10pm/6.40pm 2.25pm 4.00pm 4.40pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 8.50pm

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Fri 2

Lady Bird Dark River A Fantastic Woman

4.30pm/6.40pm/8.45pm 6.20pm 8.20pm

Sat 3

Dark River NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Lady Bird A Fantastic Woman

2.00pm/6.20pm 2.30pm 4.00pm/6.40pm/8.45pm 8.20pm

Sun 4

Dark River Wild Strawberries Oh Lucy! Lady Bird A Fantastic Woman

1.45pm/5.50pm 2.00pm 3.45pm 4.00pm/6.10pm/8.15pm 7.50pm

Mon 5

Dark River Lady Bird A Fantastic Woman

6.20pm 6.40pm/8.45pm 8.20pm

Tues 6 – Wed 7

Dark River A Fantastic Woman Lady Bird

4.40pm/8.35pm 6.20pm 6.40pm/8.45pm

Thurs 8

Lady Bird A Fantastic Woman 4 + Q&A Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story + satellite Q&A Dark River

2.00pm/9.30pm 4.00pm 6.00pm

Fri 9

I, Tonya You Were Never Really Here Sweet Country

3.50pm/6.20pm 6.40pm/9.00pm 8.40pm

Sat 10

You Were Never Really Here I, Tonya Wild Strawberries Sweet Country QFT Late: Cult & Classic: Clerks

2.30pm/6.40pm/8.00pm 2.50pm/5.20pm 4.30pm 8.40pm 10.00pm

Sun 11

Autism Friendly: WALL-E You Were Never Really Here 4 Gukoroku: Traces of Sin I, Tonya Sweet Country

From11.30am(Film12pm) 1.00pm/5.40pm/8.00pm 3.00pm 3.00pm 5.20pm 7.40pm

Sun 25

I Got Life! Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist Memoirs of a Murderer + Q&A Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing Three Billboards… The Third Murder

1.00pm/6.00pm 1.40pm/5.40pm 3.00pm 3.40pm 7.30pm 8.00pm

Mon 12

I, Tonya You Were Never Really Here Sweet Country

6.20pm 6.40pm/9.00pm 8.40pm

Mon 26

Tues 13

I, Tonya Macbeth + intro You Were Never Really Here Sweet Country

12.50pm/6.20pm 3.20pm 6.40pm/9.00pm 8.40pm

The Seventh Seal Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist I Got Life! The Third Murder Three Billboards…

4.15pm 4.30pm/6.40pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 8.50pm

Tues 27

All About My Mother I, Tonya You Were Never Really Here Sweet Country

2.30pm 4.00pm/6.30pm 6.40pm/9.00pm 8.40pm

4 Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist Walls + discussion I Got Life! Three Billboards… The Third Murder

4.00pm 4.30pm 6.00pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 8.40pm

Wed 28

The Third Murder Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist Messiah from Bristol Old Vic Shout Louder Film Showcase I Got Life! Three Billboards…

3.45pm 4.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 8.50pm

Wed 14

6.20pm 8.50pm

Thurs 15 I, Tonya You Were Never Really Here Sweet Country

3.50pm/6.20pm 6.40pm/9.00pm 8.40pm

Fri 16

The Square I, Tonya The Magic Flute You Were Never Really Here

3.00pm/8.45pm 3.50pm/8.20pm 6.00pm 6.20pm

Dementia Friendly: Brooklyn The Magic Flute The Square Persona You Were Never Really Here I, Tonya

From10.30am(Film11am) 1.30pm/6.00pm 3.00pm/8.45pm 4.20pm 6.20pm 8.20pm

Sat 17

Wed 21

Thurs 29 The Third Murder Three Billboards… The Seventh Seal Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing I Got Life! Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

6.00pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 8.45pm

6.40pm 8.20pm 8.50pm

3.45pm 4.15pm 6.20pm 6.40pm 8.30pm 8.40pm


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