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OUEEN’S FILM THEATRE
THE HOME OF INDEPENDENT CINEMA IN NORTHERN IRELAND
JOIN US AT THE QFT BAR 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.
QFT offers free on-site parking every night from 5.30pm, and all weekend, in the main Queen’s University site.
QFT is wheelchair accessible. We endeavour to host access screenings when possible. Access screenings include audio enhancement, audio description and on-screen captioning. See the website for more details.
Standard admission (after 5.30pm): £6.70 Standard admission (before 5.30pm): £5.00
BOX OFFICE The Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day. Skip the queue by booking online at queensfilmtheatre.com and printing your tickets at home.
Box Office: 028 9097 1097 (after 6pm only)
TICKETS FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS
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 in full-time education), Children (under 16 years): £4 (all day) *ID required for discounted prices Mondays £4 for every film* The ticket price for uncertified films includes a one-day QFT membership. *Certain exclusions may apply,
QFT operates a Community Ticket Scheme. For more information please go to queensfilmtheatre.com/engage. For community group ticket requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org. QFT IS KINDLY SUPPORTED BY:
ACCESSIBLE OFT OFT FILM O CARD Welcome to our new page where each month we will bring you details of a range of accessible screenings and activities ensuring everyone has access to great films at QFT. ACCESS SCREENINGS This month we are pleased to offer the following Access Screenings: Hidden Figures, Tues 14 Mar, 8.50pm Personal Shopper, Wed 22 Mar, 6.20pm Access screenings include audio description and on-screen captioning. SUPPORTED SCREENINGS Starting this March we are delighted to launch our 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 opposite for details). This month’s Supported Screenings are: Autism Friendly Screening: Kubo and the Two Strings, Sun 19 Mar, 12pm Dementia Friendly Screening: The Quiet Man, Sat 25 Mar, 10am (Film 10.30am) For full details of these screenings please see page 21 or visit queensfilmtheatre.com/visit/access.
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Throughout the QFT programme you will see this symbol accompanying specific films. The F-Rating highlights films made by and featuring women. Any film that answers ‘yes’ to one of these questions is awarded the F-Rating stamp of approval. 1. Does it have a female director? 2. Is it written by a woman? 3. Are there significant female characters on screen in their own right? Visit f-rated.org for more information.
PERSONAL SHOPPER FRI 17 – THURS 23 MAR
DIR: OLIVIER ASSAYAS • FRANCE/GERMANY • 2016 1 HR 45 MINS • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED
Kristen Stewart continues to impress in this enigmatic fashionista ghost story from acclaimed director Olivier Assayas. Following their previous collaboration on the acclaimed Clouds of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart reunites with director Olivier Assayas to play Maureen, a medium working in Paris as a personal shopper for a megalomaniacal A-list celebrity. Bored and frustrated by her job, Maureen only remains in France in an attempt to reach the spirit of her recently deceased twin brother. As time goes by, contact looks increasingly unlikely, until Maureen begins to receive strange text messages from an unknown source. Continuing to prove herself one of contemporary cinema’s most dextrous and daring young actors, Kristen Stewart is luminous in the central role; enigmatic, effortless and endlessly watchable. Part
sleek fashionista drama, part chilly murder mystery, part bewitching supernatural horror story, this elegant arthouse head-scratcher is hard to define and an absolute pleasure to watch. Give yourself over to its secrets and prepare to be hypnotised. Michael Blyth, BFI London Film Festival “Kristen Stewart’s performance is tremendous: she is calm and blank in the self-assured way of someone very competent, smart and young, yet her displays of emotion are very real and touching.” – PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN ACCESS SCREENING The 6.20pm screening on Wed 22 Mar will include audio description and on-screen captioning.
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CERTAIN WOMEN FRI 3 – THURS 9 MAR
DIR: KELLY REICHARDT • USA 2016 • 1 HR 47 MINS
Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest. A lawyer (Laura Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Michelle Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Kristen Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (newcomer Lily Gladstone).
TRESPASS AGAINST US FRI 10 – THURS 16 MAR
DIR: ADAM SMITH • UK • 2016 1 HR 40 MINS
Blood ties and conflicting loyalties provide the dramatic stakes in a story set on the criminal edges of a travelling community. Michael Fassbender’s cocky rebel Chad has nothing but contempt for the law but he does respect the authority of his father Colby (Brendan Gleeson) and dreams of a better life for his own children. A series of risky robberies put the men at odds in a film where the dark, fatalistic mood is brightened by flashes of black comedy, powerhouse performances, and a score by The Chemical Brothers.
TONI ERDMANN FRI 3 – MON 13 MAR
DIR: MAREN ADE • GERMANY/ AUSTRIA • 2016 • 2 HRS 42 MINS SUBTITLED
A lonely prankster father visits his estranged, high-powered consultant daughter, in one of the most anticipated films of the year. Following the death of his pet dog, Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek), a retired man fond of practical jokes, decides to visit his workaholic daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller) in Bucharest, to bring a little chaos into her too well-ordered life. He adopts a new, entrepreneurial persona: ‘Toni Erdmann’. The third feature film by German director Maren Ade is a captivating and moving tale of embarrassment and redemption – and funny as hell.
THE SALESMAN FRI 17 – THURS 23 MAR
DIR: ASGHAR FARHADI • IRAN/FRANCE 2016 • 2 HRS 23 MINS • SUBTITLED
Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) returns with an arresting exploration of the potent power of pride, guilt and shame. The future looks promising for amateur actors Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) as they prepare for opening night on their production of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’. However, when dangerous work on a neighbouring building forces the couple to leave their home and move into a new apartment, a case of mistaken identity sees a shocking and violent incident throw their lives into turmoil.
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FRI 24 – THURS 30 MAR
DIR: PAUL VERHOEVEN • FRANCE/ GERMANY/BELGIUM • 2016 2 HRS 11 MINS • SUBTITLED
A powerhouse performance from Isabelle Huppert leads this devastating psychological thriller from Paul Verhoeven, rich with wholly unexpected moments of black humour and twisted menace. Michèle (Huppert) has overcome a turbulent childhood to become head of a successful video game company, and brings the same ruthless attitude to her personal life – juggling numerous romantic entanglements and the endless foibles of her naïve son (Jonas Bloquet). A brutal attack in her home by an unknown assailant will change her life forever – and his. Not for the faint hearted.
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE
IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD FRI 10 – MON 13 MAR
DIR: XAVIER DOLAN • CANADA/FRANCE 2016 • 1 HR 39 MINS • SUBTITLED
Xavier Dolan’s dazzling – and divisive – family drama stars Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Lea Seydoux and Nathalie Baye. After 12 years of estrangement, a writer (Gaspard Ulliel) returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his impending death to his family. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, It’s Only the End of the World is a bold and stylistically daring melodrama performed with thunderous emotion, further confirming Xavier Dolan (Mommy) as one of the most singular talents in world cinema.
HIDDEN FIGURES FRI 10 – THURS 16 MAR
DIR: THEODORE MELFI • USA 2016 • 2 HRS 7 MINS
It’s a story too few of us know. Three African-American mathematicians, Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), work for NASA’s Computer Unit. Defying race and gender lines, the women’s genius proves essential to the mission to send John Glenn into orbit. Hidden Figures is a buoyant and uplifting slice of untold history, with triumphant performances from the three leads, plus brilliant support from Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner and Jim Parsons.
ACCESS SCREENING The 8.50pm screening on Tues 14 Mar will include audio description and on-screen captioning.
THE LOST CITY OF Z FRI 24 – WED 29 MAR
DIR: JAMES GRAY • USA • 2016 2 HRS 21 MINS
Partly filmed in Northern Ireland, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again in an attempt to prove his case. The result is a deceptively traditional and wondrously transportive cinematic odyssey.
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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE FRI 24 – THURS 30 MAR
DIR: JIM SHERIDAN • IRELAND 2016 • 1 HR 48 MINS
Based on Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel, Jim Sheridan’s first Irish-set film since The Boxer explores the life of Roseanne McNulty (Vanessa Redgrave), a woman confined to the Roscommon Mental Hospital for 50 years. As the institution is about to close, Dr. Grene (Eric Bana) is sent to see whether she’s fit to be released. As he delves into her past, Dr. Grene gets to know the younger Roseanne (played by Rooney Mara) and eventually learns the terrible truth about her confinement, uncovering a dark chapter in Ireland’s history.
FRI 24 FEB – THURS 9 MAR
DIR: DANIEL GORDON • UK • 2017 1 HR 32 MINS
He was football’s first rock and roll star – a handsome, charismatic Belfast boy who could thrill and excite the crowds with every turn of the ball. But George Best was also the lead in his own Shakespearean tragedy, a flawed genius, brought down by drink, temptation and depression. In this documentary, director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough) recounts the tale of this beloved but be-devilled superstar with riveting, evocative footage and testimony by those who knew him at his best—and worst.
THE STUDENT TUES 14 – THURS 16 MAR
DIR: KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV • RUSSIA 2016 • 1 HR 58 MINS • SUBTITLED
It is no coincidence that in Russian, the word for student, uchenik, is so close to the word for martyr, muchenik. In director Kirill Serebrennikov’s wildly kinetic masterpiece, both roles become blurred in the figure of Venya, a high school student who becomes obsessed with Christian doctrine. Empowered by his newfound faith, Venya embarks on a right-wing crusade to reform his school, challenging everything from bikinis to evolution to the industrial revolution. Adapted from Marius von Mayenburg’s play, Serebrennikov serves up a pointed satire of Russia’s tight-fisted control through the omnipotence of religion.
THE OLIVE TREE TUES 21 – THURS 23 MAR
DIR: ICÍAR BOLLAÍN • SPAIN/ GERMANY •2016 • 1 HR 40 MINS SUBTITLED
Family loyalty and environmental concerns collide in this gently moving Spanish drama. This is the third collaboration between Madrid-born director Icíar Bollaín and Scottish screenwriter (and regular Ken Loach collaborator) Paul Laverty, the team who made the 2010 Oscar®shortlisted Even the Rain. The Olive Tree follows a determined young farmer (Anna Castillo) as she sets out across Europe to reclaim her grandfather’s beloved olive tree from the German company who bought it.
This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
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THE LOVE WITCH FRI 17 – MON 20 MAR
DIR: ANNA BILLER • USA • 2016 2 HRS 1 MINS
American feminist filmmaker Anna Biller is a true auteur, known for her flamboyant and intelligent use of film genres, humour, and visual excess, to talk about female roles within culture. Styled as a vibrantly-colourful 1960s Technicolor B-movie, The Love Witch stars Samantha Robinson as Elaine, a beautiful modern day witch, who is determined to find a man to love her. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, Elaine’s desperation to be loved drives her to the brink of insanity and murder.
MY FERAL HEART SAT 18 – SUN 19 MAR
DIR: JANE GULL • UK • 2016 1 HR 23 MINS
In the run up to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, the Down Syndrome Research Foundation UK and Don’t Screen Us Out present two screenings of the “poignant and beautifully acted” My Feral Heart. The film features Steven Brandon, an actor who has Down Syndrome, in the lead role. Steven received two BIFA nominations for his performance, described by Mark Kermode as “absolutely terrific”. £1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Down Syndrome Research Foundation UK in support of Don’t Screen Us Out.
TICKETS £6.70 (including £1 donation). Book via ourscreen.com/WDSD
PREVIEW + BEN WHEATLEY Q&A
FREE FIRE TUES 21 MAR, 6.20PM
DIR: BEN WHEATLEY • UK/FRANCE 2016 • 1 HR 31 MINS
A special preview of Ben Wheatley’s (Kill List, High Rise, Sightseers) all-guns-blazing ‘70s crime caper followed by a Q&A with the man himself. It’s 1978, Boston. Sharpwitted 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), coolas-a-cucumber Ord (Armie Hammer) and their assortment of seamy associates. Dizzyingly choreographed and bristling with bravado and black, sardonic wit, come and revel in this virtuoso feat of indiscriminate gunplay.
QFT FILM CARD PREVIEW
Free Fire opens at QFT on 7 April TICKETS £10 (£8 concessions and Film Card holders)
A QUIET PASSION SAT 25 MAR, 3.45PM
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.
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PERIPHERAL VISIONS JOHN T. DAVIS, A RETROSPECTIVE John T. Davis is internationally recognised as Northern Ireland’s most distinctive documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. To mark his 70th birthday on March 7th, 2017, and in recognition of his over 40 years of filmmaking, QFT is mounting a retrospective of his work.
JOHN T. DAVIS IN CONVERSATION
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. This season is presented in partnership with Film Hub NI. Special thanks to Northern Ireland Screen, the Irish Film Institute and Yellowmoon. Cover image by Peter Strain, peterstrain.co.uk. Visit johntdavisfilmandmusic.com.
Join us as we launch Peripheral Visions with a look back at John T. Davis’ 40 year career. John will be in conversation with film critic and broadcaster – and John’s art school tutor in 1968 – Mike Catto. This event will also look to the future, as we present a preview of John’s latest project.
IMAGE: JOHN T DAVIS, BY PAUL MCPARLAND
Peripheral Visions continues at QFT in April.
FRI 3 MAR, 6.20PM
1 HR 30 MINS APPROX.
SPECIAL EVENTS: EVENTS PERIPHERAL VISIONS
DOCUMENTARY DOUBLE BILL
JOHN T. DAVIS’ PUNK TRILOGY
POWER IN THE BLOOD/ DUST ON THE BIBLE
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 1 HR 45 MINS APPROX.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 2 HRS 15 MINS APPROX.
Three films from master documentarian John T. Davis which document the actual men, music and mayhem of Ulster punk in the late 1970s. Shellshock Rock captures and mirrors the rough aesthetic of the punk scene with much of the filming carried out in dingy bars, clubs and in Terri Hooley’s Good Vibrations record shop. It features the music of Protex, The Undertones, Rudi, The Outcasts and Stiff Little Fingers. Dir. John T. Davis, 1979, 50 mins Protex Hurrah: Davis meets Belfast band Protex on a US tour in 1980. They are captured in playful mode as they mingle with the crowds during the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and later that night they perform at New York’s Hurrah Club. Dir. John T. Davis, 1980, 15 mins
Power in the Blood documents country gospel singer and preacher Vernon Oxford’s journey from his home in Franklin, Tennessee to Belfast on a mission to bring the healing power of Jesus back to Northern Ireland. John T. Davis follows Vernon into drinking dens, mission halls and the Prison Officers social club at the Maze Prison, where he speaks to the experience of many people, but particularly the Protestant working class people of faith. Dir. John T. Davis, 1989, 1 hr 16 mins On the street corners, in the tabernacles, at the cattle fairs and in large convention centres, the people of Ulster are warned by pastors and preachers about the last days of the Apocalypse. Dust on the Bible is a lyrical, visual poem about these latter day prophets. Focusing on Belfast’s charismatic street preachers the film traces the journey of a lonesome drifter seeking salvation in the gospel halls of this ‘troubled godforsaken place’. Dir. John T. Davis, 1989, 52 mins
SAT 4 MAR, 9.30PM
Self-Conscious Over You: In this sequel to Shellshock Rock, Davis captures the joyful concert organised by Good Vibration Records at the Ulster Hall in April 1980 when almost 1,800 people crammed in to enjoy local band The Outcasts. Dir. John T. Davis, 1981, 40 mins
SUN 5 MAR, 5.30PM
Screening with the music video ‘Mr Twilight’ by Light a Big Fire, directed by John T. Davis.
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MON 6 MAR, 6.20PM & SUN 19 MAR, 2.20PM
THE UNCLE JACK SAT 18 MAR, 4.00PM
DIR: JOHN T. DAVIS • UK • 1991 • 1 HR 30 MINS
DIR: JOHN T. DAVIS • IRELAND/UK • 1996 • 1 HR 18 MINS
Hobo is an intensely personal portrait of Beargrease, a man gripped with the chronic wanderlust. A fiercely independent individual, he embodies the traits of the classic American railroad vagabond.
The Uncle Jack is at once a portrait of John T. Davis’ maternal uncle John McBride Neill, the Ulster cinema architect who from the 1930s to the 1960s designed 18 cinemas in the province, and a self-portrait of Davis himself.
Beargreese has travelled all his life, as a sailor, a military engineer in Vietnam, then as a hobo riding the steel rails across the length and breadth of the United States. The film follows him and the fellow ‘bos he encounters on a journey, from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington, some 2,000 miles of bitter, cold, hard travelling on a track known as the Highline.
It was ‘the uncle Jack’ who catalysed Davis’ passion for filmmaking. ‘Jack was like a second father to me, and when he died, he left so much to me, his house, his inventions, his musical instruments, but most importantly, the 8mm camera that was to change my life forever.’
To make this remarkable film, John T. Davis set off on a dangerous, illegal journey across America. Hiding his camera in his bedroll, he jumped freight trains and led the life of a hobo, sleeping rough and scavenging food from dumpsters. This daring, visually exquisite film examines the limits of human endurance, questions the price of freedom and responsibility, and lays bare the thin thread by which our own reality hangs.
Through a montage of dramatic reconstructions, abstract sequences, contemporary narrative and diverse archival sources, Davis’ moving tribute to Jack is bound up with a deeply personal statement about the power of obsession and the drive towards creativity. IMAGE: HOBO, JOHN T. DAVIS
RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL QFT welcomes Belfast’s first dedicated Human Rights Film Festival for a shorts and documentary film programme. The festival takes place at venues across Belfast from 3-8 March. Visit respectfilmfest.com for details of the full programme.
SHORT FILM PROGRAMMES SAT 4 MAR
These three shorts programmes will include a range of short films/documentaries that promote a wider understanding of Human Rights subjects, such as: immigration, asylum, women’s rights, war and conflict, mental health, LGBT rights, workers’ rights, environmental concerns, healthcare, austerity and disability issues. Programme 1: 11.00am - 1.00pm Programme 2: 1.30pm - 3.30pm Programme 3: 4.00pm - 6.00pm Details of the films screening in each programme can be found at queensfilmtheatre.com.
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THE PURSUIT: 50 YEARS IN THE FIGHT DOCUMENTARY FOR LGBT RIGHTS NO HOME MOVIE WED 8 MAR, 6.20PM
DIR: CHANTAL AKERMAN • BELGUIM/FRANCE • 2015 1 HR 53 MINS • SUBTITLED
The Pursuit is a reflection on the fight for LGBT rights, more than 50 years since protesters gathered in front of Independence Hall and called for an end to discrimination against homosexuals. Contrasting stories from LGBT experiences past and present, a complex and vibrant picture emerges that demonstrates both how far the community has come and how far there is left to go. Followed by a discussion chaired by Jo McParland, Regional Development Youth Officer for Cara–Friend Society.
This year QFT marks International Women’s Day with a tribute to one of cinema’s most significant and visionary female directors with a career spanning over 40 years. In October 2015 the feminist and avant-garde film-maker Chantal Akerman took her own life at the age of 65. No Home Movie was her final film, a documentary still-life study of her elderly mother, Natalia (or Nelly) Akerman, a Holocaust survivor born in Poland. Akerman was extremely close to her mother and Nelly’s death undoubtedly contributed to the profound depression that led to Akerman’s suicide. Introduction by Dr Jennie Carlsten, Film Lecturer, Ulster University.
IMAGE: THE PURSUIT
SUN 5 MAR, 4.00PM
DIR: ILANA TRACHTMAN • USA • 2016 • 58 MINS
DESIRES, HOPES AND IMPULSES IN JAPANESE CINEMA Experience Japan through Cinema. Taking inspiration from Charlie Chaplin’s famous quote “Life is a desire, not a meaning”, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017 features an all-encompassing introduction to Japanese cinema through the prism of “desires, hopes and impulses”. Presenting films by established and up-and-coming directors, this year’s programme promises to not only entertain but also provide a vivid insight into what drives human action.
DAREKA NO MOKKIN
SOMEONE’S XYLOPHONE SUN 4 MAR, 4.20PM
DIR: YÔICHI HIGASHI • JAPAN • 2016 • 1 HR 52 MINS SUBTITLED • AGE: 15+
Seemingly happy middle-aged housewife Sayoko becomes hopelessly infatuated with her young hairdresser Kaito, an interest which quickly becomes unhealthy. This latest film by legendary director Yôichi Higashi delves deep into the mind of an ordinary woman who acts upon her hidden desires. Scripted by Higashi and based on the novel by Areno Inoue, this film defies all expectations to reveal the complexity of longing.
Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Airlines, the Japan Centre, Sake Samurai and the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau.
THE JAPAN FOUNDATION TOURING FILM PROGRAMME
MAIKO WA REDÎ
SUN 5 MAR, 2.45PM
DIR: MASAYUKI SUO • JAPAN • 2014 • 2 HRS 15 MINS SUBTITLED • RECOMMENDED PG
A My Fair Lady-esque musical capturing the aspirations and struggles of naïve country bumpkin Haruko who strives to become a maiko (apprentice geisha) in Kyoto. Directed by Japan’s master of entertainment films Masayuki Suo (Shall We Dance?), the film is a fun-filled and toe-tapping treat providing an insight into the world of geisha and the dedication it takes to achieve your dreams. TSUKUROI TATSU HITO
A STITCH OF LIFE SAT 25 MAR, 3.25PM
DIR: YUKIKO MISHIMA • JAPAN • 2015 • 1 HR 44 MINS SUBTITLED • RECOMMENDED PG
Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, dressmaker Ichie (Miki Nakatani) tailor-makes clothes for each client using an old sewing machine. One day, a department store asks to turn her clothing into a brand – will Ichie succumb to this big offer? Acclaimed director Yukiko Mishima (Bread and Happiness) adapts this manga into a heartfelt portrayal of a persevering and proud dressmaker and the people who love her creations. KOE NO KATACHI
A SILENT VOICE SUN 26 MAR, 3.20PM
An emotional and beautifully animated film following young Shoya, a boy tormented by his past bullying of deaf classmate Shoko. Shoya decides he must see Shoko once more to atone for his sins, but is it already too late? Based on a popular manga comic focusing on the consequences of bullying, this film is directed by one of the most sought after anime directors in Japan, Naoko Yamada (Tamako Love Story).
IMAGE: LADY MAIKO
DIR: NAOKO YAMADA • JAPAN • 2016 • 2 HRS 9 MINS SUBTITLED
PARENT AND BABY SCREENING
PHANTOM BOY SUN 12 MAR, 3.00PM
DIR: JEAN-LOUP FELICIOLI & ALAIN GAGNOL FRANCE/BELGIUM • 2015 • 1 HR 25 MINS ENGLISH DUBBED VERSION
Part of Young at Art’s Family Fun Day, parents and guardians can bring their babies and families to enjoy some time out at QFT to see this new French animation from the Oscar-nominated directors of A Cat in Paris. Their noir animation style moves to New York City, and is an enchanting tale about a super-powered boy who helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin. Includes family friendly activity in the foyer from 2.15pm. Wheelchair access/baby changing facilities available.
TICKETS £4 (babies free)
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.
PAPER PLANES SAT 18 MAR, 1.30PM
DIR: ROBERT CONNOLLY • AUSTRALIA 2014 • 1 HR 36 MINS
Dylan might not have the latest phone and he may have some problems at home, but when a teacher shows him how to make the perfect paper plane his imagination and his enthusiasm know no limits. Join Dylan on his journey from his home in rural Australia to the bright lights of Tokyo as he attempts to win the world junior paper planes championship. An exciting family film from ‘Down Under’ starring Sam Worthington, David Wenham and Ed Oxenbould.
SUPPORTED SCREENINGS Enabling everyone to enjoy great films at QFT.
AUTISM FRIENDLY SCREENING
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS SUN 19 MAR, 12.00PM
DIR: TRAVIS KNIGHT • USA • 2016 1 HR 42 MINS
Our Autism Friendly 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 month we are delighted to bring you the BAFTA-winning animation Kubo and the Two Strings, a treat for audiences of all ages. Please note: this film contains mild violence and threat throughout.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING
THE QUIET MAN SAT 25 MAR, FROM 10AM (FILM 10.30AM)
DIR: JOHN FORD • USA • 1952 2 HRS 9 MINS
We launch our Dementia Friendly screenings with a special showing of the muchloved Irish classic, The Quiet Man. John Ford’s 1952 romantic comedy is full of beautiful scenery, memorable songs and fabulous performances from John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. 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 Agefriendly Belfast Charter. Funded by Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.
AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS TUES 7 MAR, 8.45PM
DIR: D.A. PENNEBAKER • UK • 1973 1 HR 30 MINS + 30 MINS DOC
D.A. Pennebaker’s 1973 concert film remains the defining document of the end of David Bowie’s first great stage persona. This digitally remastered edition of the film is paired with a brand new, 30 minute Bowie documentary exclusive to cinemas, including an interview between Spiders drummer Woody Woodmansey and Q / MOJO editor Phil Alexander about the band’s final live show. The ticket price includes a souvenir copy of MOJO, not available in the shops, dedicated to the life and times of Ziggy Stardust.
TUES 14 – THURS 16 MAR
DIR: MICHAEL MANN • USA • 1995 2 HRS 51 MINS
A hardened expert thief (Robert De Niro) plans one last heist, but the cop on the case (Al Pacino) is obsessed with bringing him down. Legendary for being the first on-screen meeting of acting titans Pacino and De Niro - a scant few minutes that belies their magnetic cat-and-mouse, cop-and-robber chemistry – Heat is a crime thriller colossus. Michael Mann proves his genre mettle; handling an expansive running time, extended action set pieces and engrossing character exposition with the same muscular assuredness. Now restored in 4K.
TICKETS £10 (£8 concessions and Film Card holders)
LIVE EVENTS NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
THURS 9 MAR, 7.00PM SUN 26 MAR, 2.00PM (ENCORE) 3 HRS 30 MINS TBC (INCL. INTERVAL)
Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
SAINT JOAN (ENCORE) SUN 19 MAR, 2.00PM
TWELFTH NIGHT THURS 6 APR, 7.00PM
4 HRS TBC (INCL. INTERVAL)
3 HRS 30 MINS TBC (INCL. INTERVAL)
From the torment of the Hundred Years’ War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw’s classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary. Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Vote, Coriolanus) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece.
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).
TICKETS Live: £15 (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders) Encore: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)
AT A GLANCE
Times are subject to change. Please check queensfilmtheatre.com for up-to-date information.
Certain Women John T. Davis In Conversation Toni Erdmann Best
4.00pm/6.40pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 9.00pm
Respect Short Film Programmes Certain Women Japan Season: Someone’s Xylophone Toni Erdmann Best John T. Davis’ Punk Trilogy
From 11.00am 2.00pm/6.40pm
Certain Women John T. Davis: Hobo Toni Erdmann Best
6.00pm 6.20pm 8.20pm 8.40pm
Best Toni Erdmann Certain Women Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Best
4.20pm 6.00pm 6.20pm
Best Certain Women Respect: No Home Movie + intro Toni Erdmann
4.00pm/9.00pm 6.00pm 6.20pm 8.20pm
Best Certain Women NT Live: Hedda Gabler Toni Erdmann
4.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.20pm
Hidden Figures Toni Erdmann Trespass Against Us It’s Only the End of the World
3.45pm/6.20pm 6.00pm 8.50pm 9.10pm
Trespass Against Us Toni Erdmann Hidden Figures It’s Only the End of the World
3.50pm/8.50pm 6.00pm 6.20pm 9.10pm
Parent and Baby: Phantom Boy Trespass Against Us Toni Erdmann Hidden Figures It’s Only the End of the World
3.00pm 3.50pm/8.50pm 6.00pm 6.20pm 9.10pm
Toni Erdmann Hidden Figures Trespass Against Us It’s Only the End of the World
6.00pm 6.20pm 8.50pm 9.10pm
Hidden Figures The Student Trespass Against Us Heat Hidden Figures (Access screening)
4.00pm 6.00pm 6.40pm 8.30pm
4.00pm/8.50pm 6.00pm 6.40pm 8.30pm
The Salesman Personal Shopper The Love Witch
3.30pm/6.00pm 6.20pm/8.30pm 8.50pm
Cineseekers: Paper Planes My Feral Heart Personal Shopper John T. Davis: The Uncle Jack The Salesman The Love Witch
1.30pm 2.00pm 3.40pm/6.20pm/8.30pm 4.00pm 6.00pm 8.50pm
Autism Friendly: Kubo and the Two Strings NT Live: Saint Joan John T. Davis: Hobo My Feral Heart The Salesman Personal Shopper The Love Witch
12.00pm 2.00pm 2.20pm 4.20pm 6.10pm 6.30pm/8.40pm 9.00pm
The Salesman Personal Shopper The Love Witch
6.00pm 6.20pm/8.30pm 8.50pm
Personal Shopper Free Fire + Ben Wheatley Q&A The Olive Tree The Salesman Personal Shopper
3.30pm 6.20pm 6.40pm 8.50pm 9.10pm
Personal Shopper Personal Shopper (Access screening) The Olive Tree The Salesman
4.20pm 6.20pm 9.00pm 9.30pm
Certain Women Japan Season: Lady Maiko Respect: The Pursuit + discussion John T. Davis: Power in the Blood/Dust on the Bible Toni Erdmann Best
Wed 15 – Hidden Figures Thurs 16 The Student Trespass Against Us Heat
4.00pm 5.30pm 8.20pm 8.40pm
6.20pm 6.40pm 8.50pm
Thurs 23 Personal Shopper The Olive Tree The Salesman
6.20pm/8.30pm 6.40pm 8.50pm
The Secret Scripture The Lost City of Z Elle
4.00pm/6.20pm 6.00pm/8.50pm 8.35pm
Dementia Friendly: The Quiet Man The Secret Scripture Japan Season: A Stitch of Life A Quiet Passion (Film Card Preview) The Lost City of Z Elle
From 10.00 (Film 10.30am) 1.00pm/6.20pm 3.25pm
The Secret Scripture NT Live: Hedda Gabler Japan Season: A Silent Voice The Lost City of Z Elle
1.00pm/6.20pm 2.00pm 3.20pm 6.00pm/8.50pm 8.35pm
3.45pm 6.00pm/8.50pm 8.35pm
Mon 27 – The Secret Scripture Wed 29 The Lost City of Z Elle
6.20pm 6.00pm/8.50pm 8.35pm
Thurs 30 The Secret Scripture
Belfast Film Festival: Junun Belfast Film Festival: All This Panic Elle