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WHAT’S ON / OCTOBER 2017 THIS ISSUE:

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME BAD DAY FOR THE CUT THE PARTY

BLADE RUNNER 2049


QUEEN’S FILM THEATRE

BOOKING AND VENUE INFO JOIN US AT THE QFT BAR

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 licensed you can bring your drink with you while you watch the movie.

Standard admission : £6.70 (after 5.30pm Tues – Fri, all day Sat and Sun) / £5.00 (before 5.30pm Tues – Fri)

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 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: £5.00 (after 5.30pm Tues – Fri, all day Sat and Sun) / £4.00 (before 5.30pm Tues – Fri) Students (aged 16 and over), Children (under 16 years): £4 (all day) *ID required for discounted prices QFT Film Card: Discounts apply as per Terms & Conditions

Skip the queue by booking online at queensfilmtheatre.com and printing your tickets at home.

FREE PARKING QFT offers free on-site parking every night from 5.30pm, and all weekend, in the main Queen’s University site.

All day Mondays £4 for every film* The ticket price for uncertified films includes a one-day QFT membership. *Certain exclusions may apply.

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Get discounted tickets plus invitations to special events, exclusive meal deals, free tea and coffee refills and much more. Buy online at queensfilmtheatre.com

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.

QFT IS KINDLY SUPPORTED BY:


02/03

Visit queensfilmtheatre.com/Whats-On/Supported-Screenings

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

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.

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. Schools can also book student groups in advance for selected films showing in QFT’s public programme by contacting the QFT Box Office: qftmanager@qub.ac.uk.

This month’s supported screenings are: Autism Friendly Screening: Howl’s Moving Castle Sun 15 Oct, From 11.30am (Film 12.00pm) Dementia Friendly Screening: Calamity Jane (Sing-a-long) Sat 21 Oct, From 10.30am (Film 11.00am) For full details of these screenings please see page 21.

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.

For community group ticket requests and private screenings for schools please contact the Learning Co-ordinator, Marion Campbell, by email: m.campbell@qub.ac.uk.

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. We also endeavour to host access screenings with on-screen captioning as often as possible. This month’s access screenings are: Goodbye Christopher Robin – Sun 8 Oct, 12.00pm Blade Runner 2049 – Tues 17 Oct, 6.00pm The Party – Sun 29 Oct, 4.20pm

The next QFT50 planning session will be on Tues 24 Oct, 5.30pm-6.30pm. Meet in the QFT Bar where you will receive complimentary tea, coffee and ticket to QFT. To take part please email qft50@qub.ac.uk.


NEW RELEASES

BLADE RUNNER 2049 FRI 6 – THURS 19 OCT

DIR: DENIS VILLENEUVE • 2017 • UK/USA/CANADA • 2 HRS 43 MINS CERT TBC

Ryan Gosling joins Harrison Ford in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s genre-defining sci-fi classic. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Following last year’s remarkable sci-fi headscratcher Arrival, director Denis Villeneuve takes the reins from Ridley Scott (who gets an Executive Producer credit

here) to bring us one of the most anticipated sequels in movie history. Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Ana de Armas round out the main cast. The cinematography is by Roger Deakins (Hail, Caesar!, Sicario), and the music by Jóhann Jóhannsson (Arrival), Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk) and Benjamin Wallfisch (It) – inspired by Vangelis’ original electronic score. QFT has long been a supporter of Villeneuve’s films, from the more ‘arthouse’ fair of Incendies (2010) and Enemy (2013) to the mainstream success of Sicario (2015) and Arrival (2016). We can’t wait to see where he takes us in Blade Runner 2049. ACCESS SCREENING The 6.00pm screening on Tues 17 Oct will include audio description and on-screen captioning.


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04/05

BAD DAY FOR THE CUT FRI 20 – THURS 26 OCT

DIR: CHRIS BAUGH • 2017 UK • 1 HR 39 MINS

CERT TBC

This gripping homegrown whodunnit gradually becomes an explosive revenge story when middle-aged Irish farmer Donal (Nigel O’Neill) is confronted by a terrible tragedy in his own home. When it turns out to be far more sinister than the botched breakin it was painted to be, his quest for vengeance exposes a web of intrigue with dangerous links to the past. Bad Day for the Cut is an impressive debut feature, full of nail-biting tension and expertly handled action, with a highly endearing hero at its heart.

MAZE

FRI 22 SEPT – WED 4 OCT

DIR: STEPHEN BURKE • 2017 IRELAND • 1 HR 33 MINS

Based on the true story of the 1983 mass breakout of 38 prisoners from the HMP Maze high security prison, Maze is a gripping prison break drama that follows the relationship between two men on opposite sides of the prison bars. As Larry Marley (Tom VaughanLawlor, Love/Hate), the chief architect of the escape, schemes his way towards pulling off this feat, he comes into contact with prison warder Gordon Close (Barry Ward, Jimmy’s Hall). Initially Larry and Gordon are confirmed enemies but when Larry realises that Gordon may be unwittingly useful for his escape plan, a slow seduction begins.

The 8.30pm screening on Tues 24 Oct will be introduced by writer/ producer Brendan Mullin and writer/director Chris Baugh.


NEW NEW RELEASES RELEASES

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME FRI 27 OCT – THURS 9 NOV

DIR: LUCA GUADAGNINO • 2017 • ITALY/FRANCE/BRAZIL/USA 2 HRS 12 MINS

A rapturous study in passion and desire from the director of I Am Love and A Bigger Splash. In every way as languorous and seductive as its North Italian setting, Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of André Aciman’s coming-of-age novel is a sun-kissed, cinematic ode to the ecstasy and exquisite pain of first love. Timothée Chalamet is riveting as Elio, a musically gifted 17-year-old whose idyllic summer break takes a tumultuous turn when Oliver (Armie Hammer) arrives to stay at the family palazzo. The physical embodiment of ancient Greco-Roman beauty, Oliver is an all-American doctoral student on a 6-week research trip working with Elio’s father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an antiquities professor. While Oliver slips effortlessly into the heady rhythm of the Italian

summer – al fresco dining, bicycle rides and midnight swims – Elio’s casual flirtation with local girlfriend Marzia (Esther Garrel) is soon eclipsed by a more sensual, volatile attraction. From Elio’s amusingly bad-tempered renditions of Bach to The Psychedelic Furs’ Love My Way and three perfectly attuned songs by Sufjan Stevens, this is a film that luxuriates in classical art, poetry and music as much as it relishes the candy-coloured new romance of its early ‘80s setting. Guadagnino, working from a screenplay by James Ivory, lingers on fleeting moments of desire, jealousy and affirmation, giving a sublime depth to Elio’s transcendent and ravishingly queer awakening. “In attaching sinuous style and casual sexiness to a universal ache, [Luca] Guadagnino has come away with real wisdom. Sweet and salty, his movie burns like a suntan.” – JOSHUA ROTHKOPF, TIME OUT


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06/07

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN FRI 29 SEPT – THURS 12 OCT (NOT SCREENING MON 9 OCT)

DIR: SIMON CURTIS • 2017 • UK 1 HR 47 MINS

From Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) comes this rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to their family?

ACCESS SCREENING The 12.00pm screening on Sun 8 Oct will include audio description and on-screen captioning.

BORG VS MCENROE FRI 29 SEPT – THURS 5 OCT

DIR: JANUS METZ • SWEDEN/ DENMARK/FINLAND • 2017 1 HR 48 MINS • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

Award-winning Danish director Janus Metz brings to the screen the story of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe – and their legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament. The film stars Sverrir Gudnason as Borg and a remarkably well cast Shia LaBeouf as his tennis court rival John McEnroe. Playing Borg’s trainer, the legendary Lennart Bergelin, Stellan Skarsgård returns for a major part in a Swedish film for the first time in almost a decade.


NEW NEW RELEASES RELEASES

THE PARTY FRI 20 OCT – THURS 2 NOV (NOT SCREENING SAT 28 & MON 30 OCT)

DIR: SALLY POTTER • 2017 • UK • 1 HR 11 MINS

CERT TBC

British director and screenwriter Sally Potter's (Orlando, Ginger & Rosa) eighth feature – a political comedy wrapped around a tragedy about a dinner party gone very wrong – features a spectacular cast including Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Patricia Clarkson. Janet (Scott Thomas) has just been appointed Shadow Heath Secretary, the crowning achievement of her career, and decides to celebrate by hosting a few close friends. But as the guests arrive her husband Bill (Spall) makes a shocking announcement, leading to a cascade of explosive revelations and unravelling the soiree even before the canapés are served.

As people’s illusions about themselves and each other – whether romantic, political or existential – go up in smoke, a night that began with champagne ends with blood on the floor. Described by Potter as an anti-Brexit statement about a 'broken England', it's a savage satire of the middleclass, exploring the deeper truths behind seemingly liberal convictions with insight and a killer wit. “A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down in 71 minutes flat.” – GUY LODGE, VARIETYa ACCESS SCREENING The 4.20pm screening on Sun 29 Oct will include audio description and on-screen captioning.


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DAPHNE FRI 6 – THURS 12 OCT (NOT SCREENING WED 11 OCT)

DIR: PETER MACKIE BURNS • 2017 UK • 1 HR 28 MINS

Daphne is a remarkably authentic character study of a quick-witted young woman teetering on the edge of a downward spiral. A sous-chef in a busy London restaurant, Daphne fills her spare hours with alcohol and hook-ups, resisting real human connection. When she witnesses a violent attack it strikes a nerve, forcing her to re-evaluate her life. Emily Beecham gives a stunning breakout performance as the perpetually unlikeable but mysteriously compelling Daphne in this complex and intimate portrait.

BAR BAHAR

IN BETWEEN FRI 6 – MON 9 OCT

DIR: MAYSALOUN HAMOUD • 2016 ISRAEL/FRANCE • 1 HR 43 MINS SUBTITLED

Maysaloun Hamoud’s elegant and sensitive story of three Palestinian women trying to find their way in Tel Aviv is a beautifully acted film on the pressures of living in a patriarchal society. Laila and Salma work hard and play hard, filling their free time with dancing, drinking and DJing, but feel their style is cramped when quiet, studious Nour comes to stay with them. Each of them is looking for love but, as young Palestinian women, finding a relationship on their own terms is difficult. However, it’s this common ground that brings them together in this debut tour-de-force.

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08/09


NEW RELEASES

DOCUMENTARY

TAWAI: A VOICE FROM THE FOREST FRI 29 SEPT – WED 4 OCT

DIR: BRUCE PARRY & MARK ELLAM UK/BRAZIL/INDIA/MALAYSIA • 2017 1 HR 41 MINS • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

In this dreamy, philosophical look at life, explorer Bruce Parry (BBC’s Tribe) travels the world in exploration of a deeper understanding of indigenous peoples and how their way of life can benefit those in the industrialised world. Tawai is the word the nomadic hunter gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. From the jungles of Malaysia to the tributaries of the Amazon, Tawai is a quest for reconnection, providing a powerful voice from the heart of the forest itself.

DOCUMENTARY

The 6.00pm screening on Wed 4 Oct will be followed by a Q&A with Bruce Parry.

DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME SUN 22 – MON 23 OCT

DIR: BILL MORRISON • USA • 2016 • 2 HRS CERT TBC

Bill Morrison (Decasia) pieces together the bizarre history of a collection of 533 films from the early 1900s, lost until they were unearthed from a subarctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory in 1978. Using these permafrost protected, rare silent films and newsreels, archival footage, interviews and historical photographs to tell the story, and accompanied by an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers, Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts a unique history of a Canadian gold rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation.


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10/11

LIVE WITH FRIENDS

GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI WED 25 OCT, 7.15PM

DIR: SOPHIE FIENNES • 2017 IRELAND/UK • TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 3 HRS APPROX.

Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be a thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators following an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon.

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

DOCUMENTARY

THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS TUES 24 – THURS 26 OCT

DIR: ROB CURRY & TIM PLESTER UK • 2017 • 1 HR 34 MINS

CERT TBC

The remarkable story of one of the great British folk singers whose voice, once lost, makes a welcome return. Shirley Collins, widely regarded as the 20th century’s most important singer of English traditional song, mysteriously lost her voice in 1980. Rob Curry and Tim Plester’s documentary tells her story as a salutary reminder of the importance of the cultural folk tradition. They balance the story of her early life with live recordings that detail her will to sing again. The result is a remarkable account of loss and redemption, sacrifice, healing and rebirth.

The Tues 24 Oct screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer Paul Williams.


NEW RELEASES

THE GLASS CASTLE FRI 13 – THURS 19 OCT (NOT SCREENING TUES 17 OCT)

DIR: DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON • 2017 USA • 2 HRS 7 MINS

Brie Larson reunites with Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton for this adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ best-selling memoir. The Glass Castle is the moving memoir of Jeannette Walls (Larson), an author in New York reflecting on an unconventional, poverty-stricken upbringing that eventually drove a painful divide through her relationship with her parents (Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts). Her freewheeling father, whose mistrust of the 9-5 lifestyle and cultivation of creativity shaped much of her painful memories, is about to reconnect with the daughter whose adult life has long since departed the vision he imagined.

THE SNOWMAN FRI 27 OCT – THURS 2 NOV

DIR: TOMAS ALFREDSON • 2017 UK/SWEDEN/USA • 2 HRS 3 MINS

CERT TBC

Michael Fassbender stars in a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller. When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Rebecca Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.


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SPECIAL EVENTS

HALLOWEEN AT OFT WE ARE THE WEIRDOS FRI 27 OCT, 6.40PM

DIR: VARIOUS • TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 1 HR 22 MINS

HELLRAISER

THE BABADOOK

DIR: CLIVE BARKER • UK • 1987 1 HR 33 MINS

DIR: JENNIFER KENT • AUSTRALIA CANADA • 2014 • 1 HR 34 MINS

FRI 27 OCT, 10.00PM

CERT TBC

The Finals Girls present a selection of shorts from some of the most exciting new female voices in genre cinema. Films that delve deep into the darkest human desires, bringing an unforgettable array of monsters to the screen. Go to queensfilmtheatre.com for the full programme. The Final Girls is a film collective which explores the intersections between feminism and horror film. Visit thefinalgirls.co.uk.

Stephen King was once quoted as saying: “I have seen the future of horror… his name is Clive Barker.” Barker’s original Hellraiser, based on his novella The Hellbound Heart, follows Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) as she comes head-to-head with the Cenobites – demonic beings from another realm who are intent on reclaiming the soul of her deviant Uncle Frank. Join us for this special 30th anniversary screening of a horror classic.

TUES 31 OCT, 10.00PM

A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s nighttime fear of a shadowy monster. A claustrophobic subversion of horror film clichés, The Babadook asks which is more terrifying: the monster under the bed or the monster within us all? Writer-director Jennifer Kent's startling debut is an artful horror-chiller that gets under your skin and into your psyche.

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THE FINAL GIRLS PRESENT


SECOND SPECIALSIGHT EVENTSOur pick of restored and reissued classics, back on the big screen where they belong.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST FRI 20 – THURS 26 OCT (NOT SCREENING WED 25 OCT)

DIR: ALFRED HITCHCOCK • USA • 1959 2 HRS 16 MINS

North by Northwest is one of the most entertaining films of Alfred Hitchcock’s career - a glamorous romantic thriller containing some of the director’s greatest set pieces. Mistaken for another man, suave Madison Avenue advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) suddenly finds himself embroiled in a foreign espionage plot. Often seen as a precursor to James Bond with its thrilling plot twists and witty dialogue, North by Northwest remains an exhilarating spectacle on the big screen. This new 4K restoration is re-released as part of the UK-wide BFI Thriller season.

DIRECTOR’S CUT

BLOOD SIMPLE MON 30 OCT – THURS 2 NOV

DIR: JOEL COEN • USA • 1984 • 1 HR 36 MINS

Joel and Ethan Coen’s thrilling debut feature – a stylish, imaginative and hard-boiled neo noir – marked their arrival as important and distinctive new cinematic voices on its release three decades ago. Presented in a luminous new 4K restoration, Blood Simple possesses all the characteristics that propelled the Coens to later success – razor sharp dialogue; a predilection for lethal and futile violence; and ironic, fatalistic humour. M. Emmett Walsh, Dan Hedaya, Frances McDormand and John Getz lead the cast in a murder plot gone wrong, Coens-style. Re-released as part of the UK-wide BFI Thriller season.


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SPECIAL EVENTS

THE STRAIGHT STORY FRI 20 OCT, 5.30PM (FILM 6.00PM)

DIR: DAVID LYNCH • FRANCE/ UK/USA • 1999 • 1 HR 51 MINS

Directed by David Lynch, this is a lyrical portrait of one man's real journey across America's Heartland. Screening here in 35mm, The Straight Story was filmed along the 260-mile route that the actual Alvin Straight (performed by Richard Farnsworth) travelled on his lawnmower tractor in 1994 to visit his brother. Introduction and postscreening discussion with author Jan Carson and Danny Brown who featured in the recent ‘Still Me’ campaign produced by the Public Health Agency. Free tea/coffee and biscuits for ticket holders from 5.30pm. Tickets £4, carers free.

CABARET WED 25 OCT, 8.30PM

DIR: BOB FOSSE • USA • 1972 2 HRS 3 MINS

Susan Picken, Head of QFT since 2008, is leaving us in October and has picked Cabaret as her final film choice. Join us in wishing Susan well after leading QFT to greater success during the last 9 years, ensuring that a love of film is at the heart of everything we do. The glamour of Berlin in the 1930s is offset by the menace of rising Nazism in Bob Fosse’s brilliant, bittersweet musical. Liza Minnelli creates in Sally Bowles one of cinema’s all-time divas, and Joel Grey is unforgettable as the Cabaret’s master of ceremonies.

Part of Positive Ageing Month, a shared initiative of Belfast Area Partnership Boards, Belfast City Council, and Engage with Age.

PICKEN'S PICK!


SPECIAL EVENTS

SERGEI M. EISENSTEIN: THE LANGUAGE OF CINEMA Born in 1898 in Riga, Latvia, Sergei Eisenstein became one of the most world-renowned filmmakers and film theorists of the 20th century bringing a revolutionary spirit to the art of film, in particular his ideas around montage. Coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in October 1917, portrayed in Eisenstein’s film October (1928), this season of films pays tribute to one of cinema’s most influential figures, a leading architect of the language of cinema. All films in this season are presented in 35mm format.

STACHKA

STRIKE

THURS 12 OCT, 6.20PM

DIR. SERGEI M. EISENSTEIN • SOVIET UNION • 1925 1 HR 22 MINS • SILENT

One of the first major films of the Soviet Montage movement, Strike is a highly political propaganda film with strong statements about collectivism. The film depicts a strike in the year 1903 by the workers of a factory in pre-revolutionary Russia, and explores the labourers’ tension and hardship under the ruling class.

WHAT SHOULD A SOVIET FILM BE? A TALK BY IAN CHRISTIE TUES 17 OCT, 6.20PM

1 HR APPROX.

Lenin famously declared that 'film was the most important art' for the Bolsheviks, but died before the new Soviet cinema got started. As the tenth anniversary of the October revolution approached, there was competition and controversy over how it should be marked on screen. Film historian Ian Christie contributed to London's two major art exhibitions marking the centenary of 1917, and here offers a guide to what was happening on the kino front before October appeared. Tickets £5 (£4 concessions and Film Card holders).


16/17

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN WED 18 OCT, 6.20PM

DIR. SERGEI M. EISENSTEIN • SOVIET UNION • 1925 1 HR 14 MINS • SILENT

Battleship Potemkin is a must-see for anyone interested in the history of cinema. Portraying the true story of a sailors' revolt on board the Battleship Potemkin and the subsequent massacre of the Odessa citizens who have supported them, the film is truly a landmark of cinema. OKTYABR

TUES 17 OCT, 7.50PM

DOUBLE BILL

IVAN THE TERRIBLE, PARTS I & II SAT 21 OCT, 6.20PM

DIR. SERGEI M. EISENSTEIN & GRIGORI ALEKSANDROV SOVIET UNION • 1928 • 1 HR 43 MINS • SILENT

DIR. SERGEI M. EISENSTEIN • SOVIET UNION • 1945/46 3 HRS 20 MINS INCL. INTERVAL • SUBTITLED

Co-directed with Grigori Aleksandrov, Eisenstein’s October is an epic recreation of the events that led to the storming of the Winter Palace in October 1917. A stunning achievement in cinema, October is powerful, personal and controversial – initially banned, with its first British screenings only taking place in 1935.

Regularly cited on ‘Greatest Films’ lists, the two parts of Eisenstein's Ivan the Terrible are epic in scope and awesome in visuals. The first film, released in 1945, was much admired by Stalin, for whom Ivan was a personal hero. Part II however was suppressed by the censors and a third planned film was unfinished at the time of Eisenstein’s death in 1948. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions and Film Card holders).

IMAGE: STRIKE

OCTOBER: TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD


SPECIAL EVENTS

CINEMAGIC The Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People takes place at QFT and venues throughout Belfast from 6 Oct – 8 Nov. Find the full QFT programme at queensfilmtheatre.com. DATE

EVENT

TIME

Sat 7

Brothers of the Wind Room 213

2.00pm 4.30pm

Sun 8

The Lion Woman Sound of Silence

1.30pm 4.15pm

Fri 13

Loving Vincent

6.20pm

Sat 14

Little Wing The Inland Road Borley Rectory + Q&A

2.00pm 4.15pm 6.20pm

Lane 1974 + Q&A Dusty and Me (+ short film The Prover) The Girl Without Hands (+ short film The Little Match Girl)

2.00pm

Sun 15

4.15pm 6.20pm

Mon 16

Extraordinary Tales (+ short film Broken Tale)

Thurs 19 In Conversation with Sir Tony Robinson

6.20pm 6.00pm

Sat 21

Vincent and the End of the World 1.30pm 4.00pm As You Are

Sun 22

Heartstone Light Thereafter

1.00pm 4.00pm

Sat 28

Mark Kermode Film Night: The Red Turtle

6.30pm

Sun 29

Young Filmmaker Showcase 1 Young Filmmaker Showcase 2 Young Filmmaker Showcase 3 Young Filmmaker Awards

12.30pm 2.00pm 4.00pm 6.20pm


18/19 LOVING VINCENT FRI 13 OCT, 6.20PM DIR.DOROTAKOBIELA&HUGHWELCHMAN UK/POLAND • 2017 • 1 HR 35 MINS • AGE: 15+

SUPER DARK TALES

Cinemagic presents a collection of new international feature animations that celebrates everything gothic, chilling and supernatural. So let’s revel in the macabre and enter the ghoulish world of Super Dark Tales. All films £5 (£4 concessions).

On 27th July 1890 a gaunt figure stumbled down a drowsy high street at twilight in the small French country town of Auvers. The man was carrying nothing; his hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound leaking blood from his belly. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist; now the most famous artist in the world. Was it an accident? Was it suicide? Loving Vincent sets out to explore one of art’s great mysteries. The film is the world’s first fully painted animated feature, five years in the making, consisting of 65,000 oil painted frames produced by 115 professional artists.

LA JEUNE FILLE SANS MAINS

SAT 14 OCT, 6.20PM

THE GIRL WITHOUT HANDS SUN 15 OCT, 6.20PM

EXTRAORDINARY TALES MON 16 OCT, 6.20PM

DIR. ASHLEY THORPE • UK • 2017 1 HR 15 MINS • AGE: 12+

DIR. SÉBASTIEN LAUDENBACH • FRANCE 2016 • 1 HR 15 MINS • SUBTITLED • AGE: 15+

DIR. RAUL GARCIA • LUXEMBOURG/ BELGIUM/SPAIN/USA • 2013 • 1 HR 13 MINS AGE: 12+

Borley Rectory is an animated documentary chronicling what came to be known as 'The most haunted house in England'. When journalist V C Wall calls upon the services of famed paranormal investigator Harry Price to investigate supernatural 'goings on' at a Victorian mansion in Essex, little does he realise that he will set into motion a story that will fascinate and confound the world. Borley Rectory is the true story of Price's investigation and the legends that came to haunt all those involved. Starring Reece Shearsmith and Annabel Bates.

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water, a gentle gardener and a prince in his castle. So begins a long journey towards the light! The Girl Without Hands is the audacious feature debut animation from acclaimed short filmmaker Sébastien Laudenbach, whose beautiful and dreamlike take on the Brothers Grimm story has created a unique fairy tale destined to become a classic.

Five of Edgar Allan Poe’s bestknown stories are brought to vivid life in this heart-pounding animated anthology featuring an all-star voice cast including Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Guillermo del Toro, Roger Corman and Julian Sands. Murderous madmen, sinister villains and cloaked ghouls stalk the darkened corridors of Poe’s imagination, as his haunting tales are given a terrifying new twist by some of the most beloved figures in horror film history.

Followed by a Q&A with director Ashley Thorpe. Screening with short film THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL (Dir. Anne Baillod, France/Switzerland, 2016, 10 mins)

Screening with short film BROKEN TALE (Dir. Kasia Zimnoch & Pawel Kleszczewski, Ireland, 2016, 10 mins)

IMAGE: EXTRAORDINARY TALES

BORLEY RECTORY


SPECIAL EVENTS

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN

CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE SAT 30 SEPT – SUN 1 OCT

DIR. DAVID BICKERSTAFF • UK 2017 • 1 HR 27 MINS

From one of the world’s largest art collections comes the remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art. With exclusive access to the highly anticipated exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery, the film opens the doors of London’s Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and takes cinema audiences through the squares and canals of Venice that Canaletto immortalised through his art. Including expert commentary and insights from curators of the Royal Collection, the film also reveals the intriguing story of how his works came to hold pride of place in the Queen’s own Picture Gallery.

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

DOCUMENTARY

HILLSBOROUGH THURS 19 OCT, 6.00PM

DIR: DANIEL GORDON • UK • 2016 2 HRS 1 MINS

CERT TBC

96 men, women and children died as a consequence of a foreseeable fatal crush on the terraces of the Hillsborough football stadium on 15 April 1989. What followed was one of the longest and most painful fights for justice in British legal history. Daniel Gordon’s BAFTA-winning film meticulously and powerfully presents the true story of how families and campaigners fought for the final vindication of those who had suffered on that day.

Followed by a Q&A with Professor Phil Scraton, factual consultant for the film and primary author of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's 2012 Report.


SUPPORTED SCREENINGS

20/21

AUTISM FRIENDLY SCREENING

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE SUN15OCT,FROM11.30AM(FILM12.00PM)

DIR. HAYAO MIYAZAKI • JAPAN • 2004 1 HR 59 MINS • ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION

A Studio Ghibli classic from director Hayao Miyazaki, Howl’s Moving Castle is set in a magical world of wizards and spells. The story follows the adventures of Sophie, a young girl trapped in an old woman’s body by an evil sorcerer’s curse. 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 will be provided.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY SCREENING

CALAMITY JANE (SING-A-LONG) SAT 21 OCT, FROM 10.30AM (FILM 11.00AM)

DIR. DAVID BUTLER • USA • 1953 1 HR 41 MINS

Starring Doris Day as the titular gun-toting, whip-cracking wild west whirlwind, Calamity Jane is a classic Golden Age musical. Reissued on a new digital print featuring sing-a-long subtitles, audiences will get a new experience of the Old West; joining in with the Oscar®-winning musical numbers and taking-in the Technicolor scenery. These screenings make cinema more accessible by providing an inclusive experience for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 10.30am, with the film at 11am. QFT is committed to the Age-Friendly Belfast Charter.


14 and 15 October A carnival of sparkling conversations, arts and culture

Registered charity number 205846

Normal admission, members free

Tickets now available for guest talks To book and for further information visit: nationaltrust.org.uk/mountstewart *Please note charges may apply for some talks @NTmountstewart


22/23

SPECIAL EVENTS

LIVE EVENTS HAMLET (ENCORE) THURS 5 OCT, 7.00PM

RSC LIVE

CORIOLANUS

WED 11 OCT, 7.00PM

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE

FOLLIES

THURS 16 NOV, 7.00PM

3 HRS 25 MINS (INCL. INTERVAL)

RUNNING TIME TBC

3 HRS 30 MINS (INCL. INTERVAL)

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

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

IMAGE: CORIOLANUS

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE


SEPTEMBER

Tues 17

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Fri 29

Goodbye Christopher Robin Tawai: A Voice from the Forest Borg vs McEnroe Maze QFT Late: Pulp Fiction

3.20pm/5.35pm 6.40pm 7.50pm 8.50pm 10.00pm

Goodbye Christopher Robin Tawai: A Voice from the Forest Canaletto and the Art of Venice Borg vs McEnroe Maze

1.45pm/6.20pm 2.10pm/6.40pm 4.00pm 4.20pm/8.35pm 8.50pm

Sat 30 Sept – Sun 1 Oct

OCTOBER

1968–2018 DATE

EVENT

TIME

Mon 2

Goodbye Christopher Robin Tawai: A Voice from the Forest Borg vs McEnroe Maze

6.20pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.50pm

Tues 3

Goodbye Christopher Robin Tawai: A Voice from the Forest We will beBorg 50vs inMcEnroe 2018! Maze

Wed 18

Blade Runner 2049 Blade Runner 2049 (Access) What Should a Soviet Film Be? (talk) October + intro

2.45pm/9.10pm 6.00pm

Blade Runner 2049 Battleship Potemkin The Glass Castle

2.45pm/6.00pm/9.10pm 6.20pm 8.15pm

Thurs 19 Hillsborough + Q&A Blade Runner 2049 The Glass Castle

6.00pm 7.45pm 9.00pm

Fri 20

North by Northwest The Straight Story + discussion The Party Bad Day for the Cut

3.50pm/8.50pm 6.00pm 6.40pm 8.30pm

Sat 21

Dementia Friendly: Calamity Jane (Sing-a-long) The Party North by Northwest Ivan the Terrible, Parts I & II Bad Day for the Cut

From 10.30am (Film 11am) 2.10pm/6.40pm 3.50pm/8.20pm 6.20pm 10.00pm

Sun 22

The Party North by Northwest Dawson City: Frozen Time Bad Day for the Cut

1.30pm/6.00pm 3.10pm/7.40pm 6.20pm 8.50pm

4.00pm/6.20pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.50pm

Mon 23 It’s hard to believe but QFT will be 50 years old in October 2018 Dawson City: Frozen Time The Party 3.30pm/6.20pm Wedwe 4 are Goodbye Christopher Robinvery exciting and working on some plans to celebrate this Bad Day for the Cut Tawai: A Voice from the Forest + North by Northwest 6.00pm Bruce Parry Q&A momentous occasion. Maze Borg vs McEnroe

8.50pm 9.00pm

Fri 6

Goodbye Christopher Robin

12.30pm

Sat 7

Goodbye Christopher Robin

12.30pm

Sun 8

Goodbye Christopher Robin (Access)

12.00pm

Mon 9

Blade Runner 2049

6.00pm/9.10pm

Tues 10

Goodbye Christopher Robin Blade Runner 2049 Daphne

Tues 24

North by Northwest QFT50 Conversation The Ballad of Shirley Collins + Q&A We will providing regular updates 4.00pm/6.20pm over the coming months but right Thurs 5 beGoodbye Christopher Robin The Party 7.00pm NT Live: Hamlet (Encore) now we need - our loyal customers, partners and supporters!Bad Day for the Cut + intro 8.35pm Borgyou vs McEnroe Wed 25

Bad Day for the Cut The Party

2.45pm/6.00pm/9.10pm Blade 2049 at our Cinema Kicking off on Runner 28 August Day event, we have lots The of Ballad of Shirley Collins 6.30pm In Between Grace Jones: Live with Friends 8.45pm ways you Daphne can get involved: Cabaret

3.50pm/8.50pm 5.30pm 6.20pm 6.40pm 8.30pm 3.20pm 5.30pm 6.20pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 3.50pm/8.20pm 6.20pm 6.40pm 8.30pm

Fri 27

The Party Call Me By Your Name

3.20pm 5.00pm/8.45pm 6.40pm 7.35pm 10.00pm

Call Me By Your Name

6.20pm/9.00pm 9.30pm

2.15pm/6.00pm/9.10pm 5.30pm

The Party (Access) The Snowman

1.40pm/6.00pm/7.45pm 4.20pm 8.40pm

7.00pm

The Snowman

6.20pm/8.45pm 6.40pm 9.00pm

2.15pm/5.30pm/8.40pm Blade Runner 2049 LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: Join our Cinema Day lunchtime ideas session We Are the Weirdos 6.15pm In Between The Snowman and take part in an open discussion8.30pm about all things QFT. Daphne QFT Late: Hellraiser Sat 28

6.30pm In Between TheatSnowman GET ONLINE: and thoughts online with us 8.45pm DaphneShare your memories queensfilmtheatre.com/qft50 or via12.00am the hashtag #QFT50. Sun 29 Call Me By Your Name

KEEP IT SIMPLE: sign up to our QFT Newsletter to stayMon in 30 touchCall with Me By Your Name 12.30pm Wed 11 Goodbye Christopher Robin Blood Simple what is happening. 2.45pm6.00pm/9.10pm Blade Runner 2049 Tues 31

The Party

12.30pm Thurs 12 Goodbye Robin We wouldn’t haveChristopher made it to this grand old age without you so thank Call Me By Your Name 2.45pm/6.00pm/9.10pm Blade Runner 2049 Blood Simple Strike help us celebrate 506.20pm you! And please years of great films for everyone. The Snowman Daphne

8.15pm

Fri 13

Blade Runner 2049 The Glass Castle

2.45pm/6.00pm/9.10pm 8.30pm

Sat 14

Blade Runner 2049 The Glass Castle

2.45pm/6.00pm/9.10pm 8.30pm

Blade Runner 2049 The Glass Castle

2.45pm/6.00pm/9.10pm 8.15pm

Blade Runner 2049 The Glass Castle

6.00pm/9.10pm 8.15pm

queensfilmtheatre.com/qft50 From 11.30am Sun 15 Autism Friendly: Howl’s (Film 12.00pm) Moving Castle #QFT50 Mon 16

6.20pm 6.40pm 8.30pm 8.50pm

Thurs 26 North by Northwest

2.45pm/6.00pm/9.10pm Blade Runner 2049 The TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: come along to Cinema Day onBallad of Shirley Collins 6.30pm In Between The Party Bad Day for the Cut 28 AugustDaphne and visit the QFT Memory8.45pm Box.

RSC Live: Coriolanus

6.20pm 7.50pm

The Babadook

3.20pm 5.00pm/8.45pm 6.40pm 7.35pm 10.00pm

NOVEMBER DATE

EVENT

TIME

Wed 1 – Thurs 2

The Party Call Me By Your Name Blood Simple The Snowman

4.40pm 6.20pm/8.45pm 6.40pm 9.00pm

QFT October 2017 - What's on  
QFT October 2017 - What's on  
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