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WHAT’S ON / OCTOBER 2013

A Guide to

TIME travel MOVIES The rule is you should never meddle with the past. And we can see the sense in that. What if you went back to 1780? What if you bumped into John Jameson? What if you accidentally changed his mind about going into the whiskey business? It just doesn’t bear thinking about.

THIS ISSUE:

SUNSHINE ON LEITH LE WEEK-END BLUE JASMINE

NOSFERATU F. W. MURNAU’S SYMPHONY OF HORROR RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN

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QFT is the home of independent cinema in Northern Ireland, open seven days a week – please check page 10 for screening times. City Hospital

QFT 20 University Square Belfast BT7 1PA Recorded information line: Tel. 028 9097 1097 www.queensfilmtheatre.com

Queen’s University

TICKET PRICES Standard admission: £6.50 Senior Citizens, Disabled Users (Carers’ tickets are free), Unwaged, QUB Staff: £5 QFT Film Card, Students (aged 16 and over in full-time education), Children (under 16 years): £4 Mondays and Tuesdays: * £4 for every film Group Rate: 1 ticket free for every 10 purchased *Certain exclusions may apply, check website for details

QFT BOX OFFICE The box office opens 30 minutes before the first screening of the day. Daytime ticket sales available from Queen’s Welcome Centre, Monday to Friday 8am-6pm. You can book tickets via our app, available on Google Play for Android and iTunes for iPhone – search for ‘Queen’s Film Theatre’. QFT is kindly supported by:

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BOOKING AND VENUE INFORMATION

SKIP THE QUEUE - PRINT AT HOME Skip the queue at box office by booking online at www.queensfilmtheatre.com, printing your tickets at home and going straight to the door of the auditorium. Simple! QFT FILM CARD Buy online at www.queensfilmtheatre.com and receive £2.50 ticket discount per film and a range of other benefits (see the website for details). PAYMENTS QFT does not accept payment by cheque or American Express and operates a minimum card transaction amount of £10 when paying in person or by telephone. SUBTITLED FILMS Customers are advised that viewing of subtitles may be restricted along the first few rows of Jameson Screen One.

THE JAMESON BAR AT QFT QFT offers a fully licensed bar, plus tea, coffee and a range of confectionery and snacks. FREE PARKING QFT offers free on-site car parking after 5.30pm within the main Queen’s University site (access via University Square). Disabled badge holders can access disabled bay parking in front of the main Queen’s University site. DISABILITY ACCESS Wheelchair users: Ramp access, 14 wheelchair spaces in cinema, accessible toilets. PROGRAMME CHANGES We reserve the right to change the published programme. Please check www.queensfilmtheatre.com for the most up to date information about film screening dates and times.

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FILM HUB NORTHERN IRELAND The QFT has been appointed Film Hub Northern Ireland in an exciting new initiative.

The BFI’s new initiative – Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) will be led by eight Film Hubs across the UK; helping to bring film, education, community, exhibition, archive and events experts together to offer more choice and grow new audiences, particularly for specialised and independent British film. The BFI FAN funding will be used to support a range of audience development activities at a local, regional and cross-regional level, and the network will support major national celebrations of cinema across each of the Film Hub regions. Film Hub activity will  include support for touring and archive programmes; pop-ups and live events; projects aimed at engaging the next generation of film fans and sector led skills training in areas such as programming, marketing, fundraising and technical delivery. For more information on Film Hub Northern Ireland, please visit www.queensfilmtheatre.com/filmhub or email filmhubnorthernireland@qub.ac.uk

Contents

4 JAMESON PRESENTS… THE EVIL DEAD

5 SUNSHINE ON LEITH / LE WEEK-END / BLUE JASMINE

6 DIANA / FILTH

7 THE FIFTH ESTATE / KELLY + VICTOR / MISTER JOHN

8 LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON / RESTREPO / WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE?

9 EVIDENTLY… JOHN COOPER CLARKE LIVE! / TRIPLE DIVIDE

10 AT A GLANCE

11 QFT LEARNING

13 THE WICKER MAN: THE FINAL CUT / NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR / THE EPIC OF EVEREST

14-15 MY NOIR: BELFAST

16 FOCUS ON SWISS FILM

17 MARGARET TAIT AWARD & RESIDENCY FILMS / CINEMAGIC AT QFT / ULSTER MUSEUM: EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY

18 BOLSHOI LIVE

19 NT LIVE / RSC LIVE

oFT FILM CARD HOLDERS: DINNER AND A MOVIE?

If you are a QFT Film Card holder then we have some exclusive restaurant offers just for you! Molly’s Yard When you present your QFT Film Card you will get 20% off the dinner menu for up to 4 people. The offer is valid Mon–Sat (Molly’s is closed on Sundays) from 5–8pm. Advance booking is advisable. (offer excludes set and bistro menus). 1 College Green Mews, Botanic Avenue, BT7 1LW. Tel: 028 9032 2600 Teatro On presentation of your QFT Film Card when you buy a main course you can get a starter or dessert for free! Tues–Thurs all evening, Fri & Sat 5-7pm, Sunday all evening. Booking required. 17 Botanic Avenue, BT7 1JG. Tel: 028 9024 4090 For details on how to purchase a QFT Film Card visit www.queensfilmtheatre.com/aboutus/qftfilmcard/

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04/05

NEW RELEASES

PRESENTS PRESENTS

SUNSHINE ON LEITH

FRI 4 – THURS 17 OCT

Sat 26 Oct, Event 9pm / Film 10pm DIR: Sam Raimi • USA • 1981 • 1 HR 25 MINS • Horror • CAST: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor

Iconic and oft-imitated, The Evil Dead staggered ahead with a very early lead in our latest ghoulish Jameson Presents vote. It beat horror classics such as The Exorcist and The Haunting to become the theme for Jameson Presents…Halloween! Banned in the UK when first released in 1981, this auspicious feature debut from Sam Raimi was shot on 16mm in the woods

of Tennesse for around $350,000 and secured the young director’s cult status. The nominal plot involves five vacationing college kids who accidentally release evil by playing a taped translation of the Necronomicon in an abandoned mountain cabin surrounded by impenetrable woods. One by one they turn into zombies - the evil dead.

paranoid atmosphere and a raft of sudden, effective shocks.

Despite the shoestring production values it was a phenomenon becoming one of the biggest “video nasties” of the time. Raimi unleashed his free-range camera, and eerie, omnipresent sound effects to create a bleak,

Please note this event is for over 18s only.

Hosted by Ralph McLean (BBC NI) with complimentary Jameson cocktails, music and prizes (including an original print by Peter Strain) this will be a demonic night to remember! Tickets £10 book online at www.queensfilmtheatre.com

LE WEEK-END

FRI 11 – THURS 24 OCT

BLUE JASMINE

FRI 11 – SAT 26 OCT

Dir: Dexter Fletcher • Uk • 2013 • 1 HR 40 MINS • MUSICAL • Cast: Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan, Antonia Thomas

Dir: Roger Michell • UK • 2013 • 1 HR 33 MINS • COMEDY/DRAMA • Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan

Dir: WOODY ALLEN • USA • 2013 • 1 HR 38 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard

Sunshine On Leith is the heart-warming, vibrant cinematic adaptation of the acclaimed stage musical, inspired by the chart-topping album from Scottish band The Proclaimers.

Director Roger Michell’s portrait of an ailing marriage featuring the considerable talents of Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan as the disenchanted couple Nick and Meg.

Cate Blanchett stars in Woody Allen’s acclaimed drama about a newly penniless socialite attempting to rebuild her life.

The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. The second feature from actor-turned-director Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill) stars Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur) and Jane Horrocks (Little Voice) in a tale of one tight-knit family, and the three couples bound to it, as they experience the joys and heartache that punctuate all relationships.

Le Week-End follows them on a trip to Paris as they try to jumpstart their marriage in that most romantic of cities. Running into a former college friend, played by Jeff Goldblum, Nick and Meg are invited to a party in his swanky new pad with his young, pregnant, second wife, further fuelling Nick’s discontent and setting the scene for more marital disharmony… With an acutely observed script by Hanif Kureishi and, unsurprisingly, superb performances from its two leads, Le Week-End is an immensely satisfying drama that packs a powerful emotional punch. The 2pm screening on Sun 20 Oct will include audio description and subtitles for the hard of hearing.

Sophisticated, elegant New Yorker Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) used to have it all. But then it turned out that her businessman husband Hal (Alec Baldwin) was a swindler. So now Jasmine is broke and on her own with a head full of anti-depressants. She heads for San Francisco and the modest apartment where her non-biological sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins) lives. But the neurotic, hard-drinking interloper struggles to adjust to her lowly station in life. Woody Allen is back on home turf in more ways than one with this delicious and often very funny character study, with Cate Blanchett on top regal form as the brittle and myopic Jasmine.


NEW RELEASES

NEW RELEASES

DIANA

THE FIFTH ESTATE

FRI 20 SEPT – THURS 3 OCT

FILTH

SUN 29 SEPT, 6.50PM

FRI 4 – THURS 10 OCT

Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel • UK • 2013 • 1 HR 53 MINS • BIOGRAPHY/ DRAMA • Cast: Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge

Dir: Jon S. Baird • UK • 2013 • 1 HR 37 MINS • COMEDY/CRIME/ DRAMA • Cast: James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots

She was encouraged by her new lover, leading heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan, and their passionate but necessarily clandestine romance provides the film’s central theme. Played by Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Naveen Andrews (Lost), the two protagonists reflect the constraints imposed on them by media fixation, but also their deep bond, which informed Stephen Jeffreys’ meticulously researched screenplay. Much garlanded director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Downfall, Five Minutes of Heaven) completes the picture with his wonderfully acute eye for character-led drama.

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The QFT and www.u.tv Film Club returns with a discussion focused on Diana. Make up your mind after you have seen the film (not before!) and join in the discussion with UTV’s resident film critic, Brian Henry Martin, and special guest Frances Burscough, columnist with the Belfast Telegraph. Go to www.u.tv/filmclub to enjoy an exclusive £5 promotional ticket price and also the opportunity to join in the debate and discussion around the Film Club.

KELLY + VICTOR

FRI 27 – MON 30 SEPT

MISTER JOHN

TUES 1 – THURS 3 OCT

Dir: Kieran Evans • IRELAND/UK • 2013 • 1 HR 34 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Julian Morris, William Ruane

Dir: Joe Lawlor & Christine Molloy • IRELAND/ SINGAPORE/UK • 2013 • 1 HR 35 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Aidan Gillen, Claire Keelan, Zoe Tay

Raw, provocative and intense, this portrait of amour fou is not for the faint-hearted.

Visually-arresting and emotionally complex drama, featuring a career-best performance from Aidan Gillen.

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FILM CLUB

Already a hugely divisive film, Diana focuses on the Princess of Wales’ life after she divorced Prince Charles and matured into a seasoned humanitarian campaigner, in particular against landmines.

FRI 25 OCT – THURS 11 NOV cert Dir: Bill Condon • USA/BELGIUM TBC • 2013 • 2 HRS 4 MINS • BIOGRAPHY/ DRAMA • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Carice van Houten

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James McAvoy plays a corrupt, abusive, junkie cop in this outrageous yarn from the author of Trainspotting. Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (McAvoy) is not the sort of policeman you’d stop to ask for directions. This psychopathic and corrupt Edinburgh cop is in line for promotion and he’s determined not to allow anything to get in his way. He’s supposed to be investigating a brutal, racially charged murder but he seems more interested in thwarting the ambitions of colleagues, such as Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell). That’s when he’s not drinking to excess, hoovering drugs and abusing women. Now, however, his past is threatening to catch up with him. James McAvoy gives a mesmerising performance as Irvine Welsh’s monstrous anti-hero.

Actor of the moment, Benedict Cumberbatch, plays one of international politics most controversial figures, Julian Assange, in Bill Condon’s Wikileaks thriller. Based on a book about the Wikileaks affair, as well as personal accounts from activist and associate of Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, The Fifth Estate has the ring of authenticity bolstered by a spellbinding performance from Cumberbatch. Following Assange from his first recruitment of Domscheit-Berg, through his early online celebrity, and on to his subsequent notoriety, this is a compelling and thought provoking interpretation of this intriguing news story. Introduction by Marcus Smith, Associate Tutor, The Open University, on Sun 27 Oct, 8.50pm.

Kelly (Antonia Campbell-Hughes) and Victor (Julian Morris) meet when they are both high on the dance floor of a Liverpool nightclub and are soon in her bed, making love with an urgent intensity that surprises both of them. Their joy at finding each other soon becomes tinged with darker urges… Based on the acclaimed novel by Niall Griffiths and with a strong sense of location, Kelly + Victor is a candid, beautifully rendered depiction of a young couple embarking on a passionate and transgressive love affair.

Obsessed by his wife’s infidelity, Gerry (Aidan Gillen) finds himself in the alien surroundings of Singapore, as he deals with the aftermath of his brother John’s recent death. Increasingly intrigued by the circumstances of his brother’s life, and his bar Mister John’s, Gerry begins to find life in Singapore a lot more appealing than that back home, especially his growing intimacy with Kim, his brother’s widow. Jointly directed by the hugely talented Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (Helen), Mister John is a distinctive piece of work, in turns engaging, contemplative and mysterious.


NEW RELEASES / SPECIAL EVENTS

08/09

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (Soshite chichi ni naru)

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

SPECIAL SCREENING

RESTREPO

SAT 26 – THURS 31 OCT Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda • JAPAN • 2013 • 2 hrs • DRAMA • Cast: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

SAT 19 OCT, 4.30PM cert TBC

Jury prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival 2013. Two families are forced to make an impossible choice in this superbly affecting drama by the acclaimed director of I Wish. Inspired by real life events, hardworking professional Ryota finds his family’s disciplined, regimented life falling apart after a phone call from the hospital where his six year old son Keita was born - two baby boys have been switched and given to the wrong families and it transpires that Keita is not Ryota’s natural son. Forced to choose between nature and nurture Ryota must make a life changing decision... “Hirokazu Kore-eda’s playful family drama, the best Cannes film so far, has me squeaking with joy.” The Telegraph

WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE?

FRI 18 – SUN 20 OCT

EVIDENTLY… JOHN COOPER CLARKE LIVE!

SAT 19 OCT, 3PM

Dir: Sebastian Junger • USA • 2013 • 1 HR 18 MINS • DOCUMENTARY

DIR: JOHN ROSS • UK • 2012 • EVENT RUNNING TIME: 2 HRS • DOCUMENTARY

Another chance to see this Oscar-nominated feature documentary directed by the late Tim Hetherington.

“I have no desire to be a war firefighter flying from warzone to warzone. I don’t even care about photography. I’m interested in reaching people with ideas and engaging them with views of the world.” Tim Hetherington

A National Poetry Day event that you won’t want to miss!

It’s perhaps the most interesting and unflinching examination yet of the process of modern warfare - and an exhilarating, heartrending, profoundly moving film in its own right, made even more so by Hetherington’s subsequent death while filming in Libya.

Acclaimed photojournalist Tim Hetherington died from a shrapnel injury inflicted during the 2011 Libyan civil war. His most widely known film is the documentary Restrepo, but a distinctive sensibility informs all his work, with a focus not on sensationalist bloody conflict, but on ordinary people in desperate circumstances. In this moving documentary, including many personal recollections of those who knew and worked with him, his collaborator Sebastian Junger pays heartfelt tribute to Hetherington’s bravery, passion and vision.

TRIPLE DIVIDE

THURS 3 OCT, 6.15PM

Dir: Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger • USA • 2010 • 1 HR 33 MINS • DOCUMENTARY

Considered by many to be the definitive portrayal of the war in Afghanistan, it is fairly extraordinary that this film exists. The level of access attained by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger over their 15-month period embedded with the Second Platoon, Battle Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade allows for an incredibly unvarnished account - including footage of deaths both civilian and military.

ENVIRONMENT FOCUS

The incomparable and irreverent John Cooper Clarke, in a one-off live broadcast from Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema, answers questions in interview and presents Evidently… John Cooper Clarke, a film about his life including contributions from Bill Bailey, Steve Coogan and the Arctic Monkeys. Punk poet John Cooper Clarke, the original Bard of Salford, has been writing and performing his own brand of hysterically funny, scathingly political and often deeply moving poetry for four decades. After a teenage life as a Mod in Salford, John started out as a nightclub entertainer in the mid-1970s in the smoke-filled

cert TBC

and often scarily hostile working men’s clubs of the North. John quickly went on to find a new audience with the emerging Manchester music scene and found himself billed alongside bands such as Sex Pistols, Buzzcocks, The Clash and Joy Division. Forty odd years later John is as relevant as ever, playing sold-out shows nationwide. Presented by CAN: Cinema Arts Network in association with Click Films. Tickets £10. Book online at www.queensfilmtheatre.com

Dir: Joshua Pribanic & Melissa Troutman • usa • 2013 • 1 HR 30 MINS • DOCUMENTARY

cert TBC

Narrated by Mark Ruffalo, this provocative documentary on the impact of shale gas extraction (fracking) in the US poses some challenging questions. The film investigates the potential negative impacts from shale gas industrial development and how those impacts have been handled by the US state, specifically the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Narrated with help from actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo, the film raises concerns about possible endangerment of public and environmental health due to shale gas extraction. Through personal stories, expert interviews, and investigation of case files, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of the processes that are meant to regulate industry and protect the public and environment.


AT A GLANCE

10/11

QFT LEARNING

SEPTEMBER DATE

EVENT

TIME

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Fri 27

Diana The Wicker Man: The Final Cut Kelly + Victor

6.30pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.50pm

Sun 20

Sat 28

NT Live: Othello The Wicker Man: The Final Cut Diana Kelly + Victor

3.00pm 6.40pm 6.50pm/9.15pm 8.45pm

Le Week-End (access screening) Margaret Tait Films Bolshoi: Spartacus Stray Dog Le Week-End Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? Blue Jasmine

2.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 6.30pm 7.40pm 9.00pm 9.35pm

Sun 29

NT Live: Othello Diana The Wicker Man: The Final Cut QFT Film Club: Diana Kelly + Victor

3.00pm 4.00pm 6.30pm 6.50pm 8.35pm

Mon 21

Le Week-End The Little Room Bound Blue Jasmine

5.30pm/7.25pm 6.30pm 9.00pm 9.20pm

Tues 22

Mon 30

Diana The Wicker Man: The Final Cut Kelly + Victor

6.30pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.50pm

Blue Jasmine Le Week-End Winter Nomads NT Live: Hamlet Brick

2.45pm 4.45pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 9.00pm

Wed 23

Le Week-End Wild Things Night Moves Blue Jasmine

5.30pm/7.25pm 6.30pm 9.00pm 9.20pm

Thurs 24

Swiss Film Masterclass Le Week-End Jump + Q&A Insomnia Blue Jasmine

3.00pm 5.30pm/7.25pm 6.30pm 9.00pm 9.20pm

OCTOBER DATE

EVENT

TIME

Tues 1 – Wed 2

Diana Mister John The Wicker Man: The Final Cut

6.30pm/9.00pm 6.40pm 8.45pm

Thurs 3

Evidently… John Cooper Clarke + live satellite Q&A Mister John The Wicker Man: The Final Cut Diana

6.15pm 6.30pm 8.35pm 8.45pm

Fri 25

Gilda Blue Jasmine The Fifth Estate Out of the Past

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.50pm 9.00pm

Fri 4

Sunshine on Leith Filth

6.30pm/8.40pm 6.40pm/8.50pm

Sat 26

Sat 5

Project Wild Thing + Q&A Sunshine on Leith Filth

2.00pm 6.30pm/8.40pm 6.40pm/8.50pm

Blue Jasmine The Big Sleep The Fifth Estate Like Father, Like Son Jameson Presents…The Evil Dead

4.30pm 6.30pm 6.40pm 9.00pm From 9pm (film at 10pm)

Sun 6 – Thurs 10

Sunshine on Leith Filth

6.30pm/8.40pm 6.40pm/8.50pm

Sun 27

Fri 11

Blue Jasmine Sunshine on Leith Le Week-End

5.30pm/7.40pm 5.40pm/9.40pm 7.30pm/9.25pm

The Last Seduction Nosferatu The Fifth Estate + intro Like Father, Like Son

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.50pm 9.00pm

Mon 28

Sat 12

Eliot & Me + Q&A Blue Jasmine Sunshine on Leith Le Week-End

2.00pm 5.00pm/7.10pm 5.10pm/9.10pm 7.00pm/8.55pm

Nosferatu The Epic of Everest The Fifth Estate Like Father, Like Son

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.45pm

Tues 29

Sun 13

Blue Jasmine Sunshine on Leith Le Week-End

5.00pm/7.10pm 5.10pm/9.10pm 7.00pm/8.55pm

Nosferatu + intro The Epic of Everest Like Father, Like Son The Fifth Estate

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.30pm 8.40pm

Mon 14 – Blue Jasmine Thurs 17 Sunshine on Leith Le Week-End

5.30pm/7.40pm 5.40pm/9.40pm 7.30pm/9.25pm

Nosferatu The Epic of Everest The Fifth Estate Like Father, Like Son

6.30pm 6.40pm 8.35pm 8.45pm

The Epic of Everest The Fifth Estate NT Live: Frankenstein Like Father, Like Son

4.50pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 9.00pm

Wed 30

Fri 18

Le Week-End Double Indemnity Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? Blue Jasmine

5.30pm/7.25pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 9.20pm

Sat 19

Triple Divide Restrepo Le Week-End The Killers Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? Blue Jasmine

3.00pm 4.30pm 5.30pm/7.25pm 6.30pm 8.40pm Times are subject to change. 9.20pm Please check www.queensfilmtheatre.com for up-to-date information.

Thurs 31

For more information on QFT Learning please contact Marion Campbell, QFT Learning, m.campbell@qub.ac.uk QFT Learning provides opportunities for people of all ages to engage with film. For more information go to www.queensfilmtheatre.com/learning

NATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL NATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

WE SHALL OVERCOME

WED 23 OCT, 10AM-12.10AM

WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS

WED 23 OCT, 1PM-3.30PM

Dir: Niels Arden Oplev • DENMARK • 2006 • 1 HR 49 MINS • DRAMA/FAMILY • Cast: Bent Mejding, Anders W. Berthelsen, Jens Jørn Spottag • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Dir: Alex Gibney • USA • 2013 • 2 HRS 10 MINS • DOCUMENTARY

We Shall Overcome is a Danish drama (with English subtitles) set in 1969 about a boy who is inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges a repressive school authority.

Directed by Alex Gibney, We Steal Secrets details the creation of Julian Assange’s controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Film running time: 109 mins + introduction 10 mins.

FILM INTRODUCTIONS

NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR TUES 29 OCT, 6.30PM

Introduction by Robert J.E. Simpson, writer and film historian. See page 13 for more info.

Film running time: 130 mins + introduction 15 mins.

Admission FREE, supported by Northern Ireland Screen. For bookings and further details go to: www.nationalyouthfilmfestival.org

THE FIFTH ESTATE SUN 27 OCT, 8.50PM

Introduction by Marcus Smith, Associate Tutor, The Open University. See page 7 for more info.


12/13

SECOND SIGHT

SECOND SIGHT

QFT’s pick of restored and reissued classics, including The Wicker Man and Nosferatu, both presented in association with the BFI’s Gothic season. To find out more visit bfi.org.uk/gothic.

THE WICKER MAN: THE FINAL CUT

FRI 27 SEPT – THURS 3 OCT Dir: robin hardy • Uk • 1973 • 1HR 34 MINS • horror/mystery/ thriller • Cast: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento

(Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens)

NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR

SUN 27 – WED 30 OCT Dir: F.W. Murnau • GERMANY • 1922 • 1 HR 37 MINS • HORROR • Cast: Max Schreck, Greta Schröder, Ruth Landshoff

THE EPIC OF EVEREST

MON 28 – THURS 31 OCT Dir: Captain John Noel • UK • 1924 • 1 HR 25 MINS • DOCUMENTARY

QFT LEARNING SEE PAGE 11

New 40th anniversary restoration approved by Director Robin Hardy. When a young girl mysteriously disappears on a remote Scottish island, devout Christian Police Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) travels there to investigate… Brilliantly scripted by Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, Frenzy) and featuring a career-best performance by the legendary Christopher Lee, director Robin Hardy’s atmospheric use of location, unsettling imagery and haunting soundtrack gradually builds to one of the most terrifying and iconic climaxes in modern cinema. This “Final Cut” of The Wicker Man, based on Robin Hardy’s 1979 cut for the US release, follows a worldwide search for the missing, longer, original cut. This version, he says, “fulfills my vision of what it was intended to convey to the audience.”

An iconic example of German expressionist cinema, and one of the most famous of all silent movies, F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror can still haunt and terrify audiences with the unshakeable power of its images. The first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this now familiar story sees the monstrous vampire (here called Count Orlok) portrayed by the legendary Max Schreck, all teeth, talons and long shadows. The original horror film, Nosferatu has the uncanny quality of a waking nightmare and still has the power to unsettle despite being almost 100 years old. Introduction by Robert J.E. Simpson, writer and film historian, on Tues 29 Oct, 6.30pm.

The official film record of the legendary Everest expedition of 1924 is one of the most remarkable films in the BFI National Archive. Its release coincides with the 60th anniversary of the final conquest of Everest in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. This legendary expedition culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and sparked an on-going debate over whether or not they did indeed reach the summit. Filming in brutally harsh conditions with a specially adapted camera, Captain John Noel captured images of breathtaking beauty and considerable historical significance.


SPECIAL EVENTS: ULSTER BANK BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN’S

DOUBLE INDEMNITY

(Nora inu)

STRAY DOG SUN 20 OCT, 6.30PM

Dir: Akira Kurosawa • JAPAN • 1949 • 2 HRS 2 MINS • COMEDY/ DRAMA/THRILLER • Cast: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

MY NOIR: BELFAST Presented in collaboration with Cornerhouse, Manchester

Director Akira Kurosawa’s first police thriller follows a young cop and his older, wiser partner as they track down a thief who stole the rookie’s gun to use for a murder.

FRI 18 OCT, 6.30PM Dir: Billy Wilder • usa • 1944 • 1 HR 47 MINS • CRIME/DRAMA • Cast: Fred MacMurray, BarbAra Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

Chosen by Ivy Ho, Director of Crossing Hennessy and Claustrophobia.

BOUND

MON 21 OCT, 9PM

With its rogues’ gallery of sexy femmes fatales, wisecracking private eyes and crooked cops, noir is one of cinema’s most distinctive and enduringly popular genres.

A classic film noir complete with snappy dialogue, Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity features a scammed insurance stooge, devious plans, and a man-eating double-crossing femme fatale.

Heavily influenced by the wave of émigré directors who flooded from Europe to Hollywood pre-WWII as well as the pulp fiction writing of the era, noir’s stylised cinematography, snappy dialogue and intricate plots combined to create a compelling cinematic world where women were dangerous, men were duplicitous and no-one could be trusted.

Chosen by Michael Connor, Curator of the exhibition Double Indemnity.

Chosen by leading critics, programmers and curators, this selection of films encompasses the classic 1940s Hollywood noir of Double Indemnity and Gilda and the emergence of neo-noir in the 1990s, taking in Japan (Stray Dog) and Norway (Insomnia) en route.

In this stunning film noir by one of the best directors in the genre, an insurance investigator is hired to locate the beneficiary of a murdered boxer’s life insurance policy.

THE KILLERS SAT 19 OCT, 6.30PM

Dir: Robert Siodmak • usa • 1946 • 1 HR 38 MINS • CRIME/ DRAMA • Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien

Chosen by Sarah Perks, Cornerhouse Programme and Engagement Director.

Dir: Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski • usa • 1996 • 1 HR 44 MINS • CRIME/DRAMA/ THRILLER • Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano

With an inventive twist on the femme fatale, the Wachowskis’ Bound offers a lesbian pair – one moll, the other an ex-con plumber – who plan a heist to steal $2 million of local mob money. Chosen by Stef Elrick, Cornerhouse Gallery Host.

BRICK

TUES 22 OCT, 9PM

Dir: Rian Johnson • usa • 2005 • 1 HR 50 MINS • DRAMA/MYSTERY • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin

Rian Johnson’s Sundance-winner is a teen flick with a twist, relocating the generic norms of traditional film noir to a Southern California high school and employing a ‘40sinfluenced private dick dialect all of its own. When outsider Brendan’s ex-girlfriend is found dead, he is compelled to investigate and finds himself drawn into the dark world of suburban drug dealing. Chosen by Everything Everything.

14/15

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WILD THINGS WED 23 OCT, 6.30PM

Dir: John McNaughton • usa • 1998 • 1 HR 48 MINS • CRIME/ MYSTERY/THRILLER • Cast: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve CampbelL

Chosen by Mark Cosgrove, Head of Programme at Watershed, Bristol.

GILDA

THE BIG SLEEP SAT 26 OCT, 6.30PM

Dir: Howard Hawks • USA • 1946 • 1 HR 54 MINS • CRIME/MYSTERY • Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely

Six degrees of noir in this erotic thriller starring Kevin Bacon. A high school counsellor is accused of rape by two female students. The police detective on the case begins to suspect a conspiracy and starts to untangle an elaborate web of greed and betrayal.

Humphrey Bogart stars as private eye Marlowe, hired by General Sternwood to sort out the mess of his daughter Carmen’s life. Marlowe soon unravels a deadly web of deceit and corruption, which makes for a racy mystery as the body count mounts.

Chosen by Steven Cairns, Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image.

Chosen by Declan Clarke, artist and curator. FRI 25 OCT, 6.30PM

NIGHT MOVES

Dir: Charles Vidor • USA • 1946 • 1 HR 50 MINS • DRAMA/ROMANCE • Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready

Dir: Arthur Penn • usa • 1975 • 1 HR 38 MINS • CRIME/MYSTERY/ THRILLER • Cast: Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark

Rita Hayworth oozes star presence as the wife of a club owner who becomes embroiled in a ménage-a-trois with her dangerous husband and down-and-out gambler ex-lover, who has been hired to work at the family club.

THURS 23 OCT, 9PM

Private detective Harry Moseby is hired on to what seems to be a standard missing person case by an ageing Hollywood actress. Gene Hackman stars in a truly enigmatic thriller and a key film of the ‘70s. Chosen by Andy Willis, Reader in Film Studies at The University of Salford.

INSOMNIA THURS 24 OCT, 9PM

Dir: Erik Skjoldbjærg • NORWAY • 1997 • 1 HR 35 MINS • CRIME/ DRAMA/MYSTERY • Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Mathiesen, Sverre Anker • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

The original Scandi-noir (subsequently remade in Hollywood by Christopher Nolan), this unnerving psychological thriller is film noir with a difference. Set in the nightless Arctic summer, clinical brightness replaces moody shadows as a pair of city cops travel to a rural town to solve a murder.

THE LAST SEDUCTION

Chosen by Briony Hanson, Director of Film for the British Council.

OUT OF THE PAST FRI 25 OCT, 9PM

Dir: Jacques Tourneur • USA • 1947 • 1 HR 37 MINS • DRAMA/ THRILLER • Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

The past life of small-town gas pumper and former detective Jeff Bailey catches up with him when he is ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. With its convoluted storyline, shadowy cinematography and iconic femme fatale, Out of the Past is a superb example of classic film noir. Chosen for Roger Garcia, Director of Hong Kong Film Festival, and Jason Wood, Director of Programming at Curzon Cinemas.

SUN 27 OCT, 6.30PM Dir: John Dahl • UK/USA • 1994 • 1 HR 50 MINS • CRIME/THRILLER/ DRAMA • Cast: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman

Reinventing the femme fatale for the ‘90s (and jump starting a million male fantasies in the process), Linda Fiorentino positively smoulders as bad-to-the-bone Bridget, whose motivation is simple but ruthless; she wants money, lots of it, and doesn’t care what she has to do (or who she has to hurt) to get it. Chosen by Richard Wakeley, Director, Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s.


SPECIAL EVENTS: ULSTER BANK BELFAST FESTIVAL AT QUEEN’S

FOCUS ON SWISS FILM

JUMP

16/17

SPECIAL EVENTS

MARGARET TAIT AWARD & RESIDENCY FILMS

CINEMAGIC at qft

ULSTER MUSEUM Project Wild Thing + EVERY PICTURE Filmmaker O&A TELLS A STORY SAT 5 OCT, 2PM Dir: David Bond • UK • 2013 • 1 HR 20 MINS • DOCUMENTARY/ ADVENTURE/DRAMA • AGE: 10+ • CONTAINS MODERATE TO MILD LANGUAGE

Your passport to Switzerland this year as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s with this specially curated selection of three recent Swiss films, ranging from powerful drama to engrossing documentary.

(La petite chambre)

THE LITTLE ROOM

(Hiver nomade)

WINTER NOMADS

THURS 24 OCT, 6.30PM Dir: BIndu de Stoppani • uk cert • 2011 • 1 HR 33 MINS • DRAMA TBC • CAST: Claire Price, Glen Blackhall, GABRIEL BELTRAMI • PARTIALLY SUBTITLED

City high-flier Alice returns to the Swiss mountain village of her childhood to execute her father’s will. Here she meets the grandmother she never knew, a man who may hold the key to her heart and a young boy who watches her every move.

MON 21 OCT, 6.30PM

TUES 22 OCT, 6.30PM

cert Dir: Stéphanie Chuat TBC & Véronique Reymond • SWITZERLAND/LUXEMBOURG • 2010 • 1 HR 27 MINS • DRAMA • Cast: Michel Bouquet, Florence Loiret Caille • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

cert Dir: Manuel Von Stürler • SWITZERLAND/FRANCE/GERMANY TBC • 2012 • 1 HR 30 MINS • DOCUMENTARY • ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Fiercely independent, Edmond fights against the very idea of entering a retirement home, whilst at the same time refusing help from Rose, his carer. An accident, however, forces Edmond to accept Rose’s support.

Carole and Pascal leave for their winter migration with three donkeys, four dogs and a flock of sheep: three months of braving cold and snow. At night, a tarpaulin and sheepskins are their only shelter. A contemporary adventure film that takes us back to our roots and poses questions about today’s society.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director, Bindu de Stoppani (also see Swiss Film Masterclass).

Swiss Film Masterclass THURS 24 OCT, 3PM

Join director Bindu de Stoppani for a behind the scenes look at how the feature film Jump was made. This event is open to students only. Attendance is FREE but places must be booked in advance at www.queensfilmtheatre.com

SUN 20 OCT, 3.30PM TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 1 HR 47 MINS APPROX

cert N/A

A poet, filmmaker and artist of unique and extraordinary vision, Margaret Tait died in 1999, aged eighty. Inspired by her, Glasgow Film Festival established the Margaret Tait Award and Residency to support experimental and innovative artists working within film and moving image. In 2012 they sent emerging moving image artist, Sarah Forrest, to Margaret’s native Orkney for six weeks on a Creative Futures Residency. Here we present the resulting work alongside films by Award winners Anne-Marie Copestake and Stephen Sutcliffe, and three of Margaret’s own films. Artist and writer Daniel Jewesbury will introduce the screening and host a Q&A with Sarah Forrest. Thanks to Glasgow Film Festival, Creative Scotland and Lux.

cert TBC

David Bond is concerned. His kids’ waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend too much time indoors. Bond decides it’s time to get back to nature! He appoints himself Marketing Director for ‘Nature’. His product is free - but is Nature past its sell-by date?

This year marks the centenary of William Scott, the British artist who attracted international acclaim for his abstract paintings over the course of six decades.

Eliot & Me + Cast & Crew O&A SAT 12 OCT, 2PM Dir: Fintan Connolly • ireland • 2011 • 1 HR 10 MINS • FAMILY • AGE: 10+ • CONTAINS MODERATE TO MILD LANGUAGE

SUN 17 NOV, SUN 2 FEB Dir: JAMES SCOTT • uK • 1985 • 1 HR 22 MINS • DRAMA • CAST: Phyllis Logan, Alex Norton, Leonard O’Malley

cert TBC

Young Lucy struggles to come to terms with her parents’ separation. Things start to improve when she rescues a dog called Eliot from the local dog shelter. However tragedy soon strikes when Eliot goes missing and Lucy must go on a dangerous journey to find him! Tickets £6/£5. Book online at www.queensfilmtheatre.com

Every Picture Tells a Story, directed by William Scott’s son James, will screen at the Ulster Museum to coincide with a major new exhibition of the work of the acclaimed painter. James Scott reaches back into his family history to describe the adolescence of his father. The film traces William’s life from his childhood in an Irish Catholic family in Scotland to his teenage years in Enniskillen and Belfast. Please note: screenings will take place at the Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast. Tickets £3. Book online at www.queensfilmtheatre.com


SPECIAL EVENTS: BOLSHOI LIVE

OTHELLO

BOLSHOI LIVE

2013-14 SEASON OVERVIEW Last season was one of the most eventful ever in the famous company’s long history, with the reopening of the magnificently restored Bolshoi Theatre, and the near-fatal attack on the company’s artistic director which forced the cancellation of their planned new production of the Rite of Spring. In the best showbusiness tradition, through all the drama and controversy, the company forged ahead with plans for the new season, and has assembled another glittering array of great ballets for its global audience. The Bolshoi’s famous production of Spartacus heads the bill, to the much loved music of Khatachurian. Tchaikowsky’s timeless fairy-tale classic Sleeping Beauty is the Christmas ballet this season. The great comic-satiric ‘Jazz Age’ ballet by Shostakovitch, The Golden Age is another highlight, along with the romantic swashbuckling pirate adventure Le Corsaire. The glitteringly beautiful Jewels, provides a sparkling interlude in the season, and there is all the excitement of a completely new Bolshoi production - the 2011 ballet Lost Illusions: a story of student ambition, love and loss in 19th century Paris. Steeped in the greatest tradition in world ballet, the greatest dancers from the Bolshoi feature as soloists, with the incomparable Bolshoi Corps de Ballet, and music played by the great Orchestra of the Bolshoi State Theatre.

TICKET PRICES £15 full, £12.50 concession, £7.50 QFT Film Card holders

18/19

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURS 26 SEPT, 7PM (LIVE) / SAT 28 SEPT, 3PM (ENCORE)/ SUN 29 SEPT, 3PM (ENCORE)

ENCORES

SOLD OUT

SPARTACUS Sun 20 Oct 2013, 4pm (Khatchachurian - Grigorovich)

Dir: Nicholas Hytner • UK • 2013 • RUNNING TIME TBC • DRAMA • Cast: ADRIAN LESTER, RORY KINNEAR

LE CORSAIRE Sun 17 Nov 2013, 3pm (recorded live) (Adolphe Adam - Petipa - Ratmansky/Burlaka)

The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.

SLEEPING BEAUTY Sun 22 Dec 2013, 3pm (recorded live) (Tchaikowsky - Petipa - Grigorovich)

Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

JEWELS Sun 19 Jan 2014, 3pm (Fauré/Stravinsky/Tchaikovsky - Balanchine) LOST ILLUSIONS Sun 2 Feb 2014, 3pm (Leonid Desyatnikov - Alexei Ratmansky) THE GOLDEN AGE Sun 30 Mar 2014, 4pm (Shostakovitch - Grigorovich)

Othello, newly married to Desdemona - who is half his age - is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

National Theatre: 50 years on stage To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents the most popular recent productions, broadcast to cinemas around the world. HAMLET Tues 22 Oct, 7pm Rory Kinnear plays Shakespeare’s Hamlet. FRANKENSTEIN Thurs 31 Oct, 7pm In this version, Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature. The Habit of Art Thurs 7 Nov, 7pm A play by Alan Bennett, starring the late Richard Griffiths as W H Auden. Frankenstein Thurs 5 Dec, 7pm In this version, Danny Boyle directs Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature.

Richard ii

WED 13 NOV, 7PM (LIVE) / THURS 14 NOV, 7PM (ENCORE)/ SAT 16 NOV, 3PM (ENCORE) DIR: Gregory Doran • UK • 2013 • 3 HRS • Drama • CAST: David Tennant, Nigel Lindsay, Oliver Ford Davies

We’re thrilled to be screening the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company. We kick-start an exciting new season of three RSC plays with the sellout production of Richard II (the fastest selling show in the RSC’s history), with David Tennant in the title role and directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran. Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

NT LIVE AND RSC LIVE TICKETS Live performances: £15 (£12.50 concessions and Film Card holders) Recorded encore performances: £12.50 (£10 concessions and Film Card holders)


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