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FILM GUIDE MAy-JUNE 2012 box office: 01432 340555

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Audio Tickets £6.80 Description Call the Box Office Concessions £5.80 for more information Children Under 16 £4.80 Matinee Screenings £4.80* v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v Tales' Kids Club Members £4 Breakfast Movie (including a hot drink and pastry) £6.80* The Courtyard will be providing subtitles for selected film screenings, look out for this logo. Subtitles

Audio Described films are correct at time of going to press. For further information please call Box Office

* - Applies weekdays and term times only All Information contained in this guide is correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change.

How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire pg (TBC)

A delightful mesh of stories that combines an investigation of the Director, Dan Edelstyn’s family history, with a journey to Ukraine that leads Dan to enter the alcohol industry.

MAY Tue 1 6pm Wed 2 2.30pm & 6pm Director, Dan Edelstyn will present a Q&A session following the screening on 1 May

DIRECTOR: Dan Edelstyn STARRING: Hilary Powell, Anthony Styles, Conrad Asquith & Dan Edelstyn UK, 2011, 1 hour 15 minutes

The Artist pg

This smash hit is back at The Courtyard by popular demand. Winner of eight BAFTAs and five Oscars, The Artist captures and re-creates a 1920s Hollywood somewhere between legend and reality. DIRECTOR: Michel Hazanavicius STARRING: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman & James Cromwell France, 2011, 1 hour 41 minutes (Black and White)

We Bought a Zoo pg

A true story about a single dad who decides his family is in need of a fresh start, so he decides to move his two children into the most unlikely of places: a zoo. DIRECTOR: Cameron Crowe STARRING: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson & Thomas Haden Church USA, 2011, 2 hours 4 minutes

MAY Tue 1 2.30pm & 8pm Wed 2 11am & 8pm Tue 8 11am Wed 9 11am Thu 10 11am

MAY Sun 6 2.30pm

The Kid with a Bike 12a A young boy searches for his father on his bike, in another excellent feature film from the Dardennes. Raw but compassionate, naturalistic but compelling.

MAY Tue 8 6pm Wed 9 8.30pm Thu 10 6pm

DIRECTORS: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne STARRING: Thomas Doret, Cécile de France, Jérémie Renier & Fabrizio Rongione Belgium/France/Italy, 2011, 1 hour 27 minutes, Subtitles

Bel Ami 15

MAY Tue 8 2.30pm & 8.15pm Wed 9 2.30pm & 6pm Thu 10 2.30pm & 8.15pm

Georges, a caddish seducer of influential and wealthy women rises from a humble background to become the toast of Paris society. Based on Guy de Maupassant’s classic, the film follows Georges as a likeable rogue in a world of scoundrels. DIRECTORS: Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod STARRING: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Uma Thurman & Kristen Scott Thomas UK/France/Italy, 2012, 1 hour 43 minutes

Meet Me in St Louis


This musical masterpiece is a slice of Hollywood romanticism that will leave you swooning. Brilliantly shot in technicolor Judy Garland is pretty as a picture in one of the best hits from MGM.

MAY Fri 11 6pm Sat 12 6pm

DIRECTOR: Vincente Minnelli STARRING: Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor & Leon Ames USA, 1944, 1 hour 53 minutes

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 12A Based on the satirical novel, an uptight government fisheries scientist, Dr Alfred Jones, thinks the idea of introducing salmon to Yemen is ludicrous. His arm is twisted and his head is turned by Harriet, a business woman who represents Yemeni sheikh. DIRECTOR: Lasse Hallström STARRING: Ewan McGregor, Kristen Scott Thomas & Emily Blunt USA, 2011, 1 hour 52 minutes

Big Miracle PG

This film tells the incredible true story of Operation Breakthrough, an international effort to try and save three grey whales entrapped by a rapid winter ice freeze. DIRECTOR: Ken Kwapis STARRING: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski & Kristen Bell USA, 2012, 1 hour 46 minutes

MAY Fri 11 2.30pm & 8.30pm Mon 14 6.30pm Tue 15, 11am, 2.30pm & Wed 16, 6pm Thu 17

MAY Sat 12 2.30pm Sun 13 2.30pm

She Monkeys (TBC) Beauty 18 (Skoonheid)

A devoted husband and father, François constantly battles with the repressed desires that threaten to rip apart his carefully maintained respectability. DIRECTOR: Oliver Hermanus STARRING: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan & Sue Diepeveen France/South Africa, 2011, 1 hour 49 minutes, Subtitles

Emma is a girl who likes to be in control. When she meets Cassandra, a strong, attractive and vivacious woman with a wicked sense of fun, their feelings of jealousy, competitiveness and sexual attraction soon have them pushing each other to their limits. DIRECTOR: Lisa Aschan STARRING: Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin & Isabella Lindquist Sweden, 2011, 1 hour 24 minutes, Subtitles



Mon 14 8.45pm

Tue 15 8.30pm

CloudBurst 15

Butch Stella and blind Dotty have been together for 31 years. When Dotty is put in an old people’s home it doesn’t take Stella long to break her woman out of there. DIRECTOR: Thom Fitzgerald STARRING: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker & Ryan Doucette Canada, 2012, 1 hour 33 minutes

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 12a Foregoing conventional retirement, a disparate bunch of pensioners head off to a crumbling hotel in Jaipur that isn't quite as advertised. DIRECTOR: John Madden STARRING: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith & Tom Wilkinson UK, 2011, 1 hour 58 minutes



Wed 16 8.30pm

Thu 17 8.30pm

Kinky Boots 12a

An uplifting story about Charlie, who inherits his father’s ailing shoe factory, then he meets Lola, a London transvestite who inspires him to make glamorous boots for cross dressing men. DIRECTOR: Julian Jarrold STARRING: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor & Sarah Jane Potts UK, 2005, 1 hour 47 minutes

North Sea Texas 15 (TBC) Pim lives in a small town on the Belgian coast with his single mother. A humdrum existence which Pim brightens up by dreaming of Princesses, beauty queens and the handsome boy next door, Gino, until a hunky traveller arrives in town. DIRECTOR: Bavo Defurne STARRING: Jelle Florizoone, Eva Van Der Gucht & Mathias Vergels Belgium, 2011, 1 hour 33 minutes



Fri 18 6pm

Sat 19 6pm

The Well Digger’s Daughter PG

This is a sun-soaked portrait of life in 1940s rural France. When a Catholic well digger's favourite daughter becomes pregnant he faces some hard choices about how best to help her.

MAY Fri 18 11am & 2.30pm Tue 22 11am & 6pm Wed 23 11am

DIRECTOR: Daniel Auteuil STARRING: Daniel Auteuil, Kad Merad & Sabine Azéma France, 2011, 1 hour 49 minutes

Headhunters 15 (TBC)

Roger Brown is a small man with expensive taste and something to prove. He supplements his regular income with a side helping of art theft. But when a job goes wrong he finds himself way out of his depth.

MAY Fri 18 8.30pm Sat 19 8.30pm Mon 21 6.30pm

DIRECTOR: Morten Tyldum STARRING: Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau & Synnǿ Macody Lund Norway, 2011, 1 hour 41 minutes, Subtitles

Hugo u

Winner of five Oscars and set in 1930s Paris a boy called Hugo lives in the walls of a train station but gets caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure when he encounters a broken machine. DIRECTOR: Martin Scorsese STARRING: Asa Butterfield, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley & Ray Winstone UK, 2011, 1 hour 57 minutes

Casablanca u

Set in Morocco during World War II in a viper’s nest where the good the bad and the ugly hang out, including Rick, an expatriate nightclub owner, then one day Rick’s long lost love, Ilsa walks in... Casablanca is still the greatest love story ever told. DIRECTOR: Michael Curtiz STARRING: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman & Claude Rains USA, 1942, 1 hour 42 minutes

Breathing 15

A searching examination of a young man’s troubled passage into adulthood. With the prospect of parole coming up young offender, Roman takes a job in an undertakers, and tries to track down the mother who abandoned him. DIRECTOR: Karl Markovics STARRING: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka & Gerhard Liebmann Austria, 2011, 1 hour 30 minutes, Subtitles

MAY Sat 19 2.30pm Sun 20 2.30pm Mon 21 11am & 8.30pm

MAY Tue 22 2.30pm Wed 23 2.30pm & 8.30pm

RESTORED FOR ITS 70TH BIRTHDAY MAY Tue 22 8.30pm Wed 23 6pm

This Must be the Place 15 (TBC) Sean Penn plays an oddball retired rock star, Cheyenne, who sets off on an offbeat, cross-country road trip across the USA in search of someone and something of purpose in his stalled life. DIRECTOR: Paolo Sorrentino STARRING: Sean Penn, Judd Hirsch, Frances McDormand & Harry Dean Stanton Italy/France/Ireland/USA, 2011, 1 hour 58 minutes

In Darkness


Inspired by a true incident in Nazioccupied Poland, during the liquidation of the ghetto a sewer worker and thief risks his life by hiding Jewish refugees in the sewers of Lvov. DIRECTOR: Agnieszka Holland STARRING: Robert Wieckiewicz, Benno Fürmann & Agnieszka Grochowska Poland, 2011, 2 hours 25 minutes, Subtitles

The Pirates! U (TBC)

In an Adventure with Scientists Gideon Defoe’s popular Pirates! books hit the big screen promising a certain old fashioned Britishness. Hugh Grant is the endearingly incompetent Pirate Captain while Jeremy Piven voices Black Bellamy his evil nemesis. DIRECTOR: Peter Lord STARRING: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Salma Hayek & Jeremy Piven UK, 2012, duration of the film tbc

Mirror Mirror PG (TBC)

The Untold Adventures of Snow White Julia Roberts stars as the Evil Witch in the latest interpretation of the classic Brothers Grimm tale. Bollywood roots of the film flourish with a feast of colour, awe inspiring locations and incredible costumes.

MAY Mon 28 7.30pm Tue 29 11am & 6pm Wed 30 2.30pm & 8.30pm Thu 31 6pm

MAY Mon 28 11am Tue 29 2.30pm & 8.30pm Wed 30 11am & 6pm Thu 31 11am & 8.30pm



Fri 1 6pm Sat 2 2.30pm & 6pm Sun 3 2.30pm Wed 6 11am, 2.30pm & 6pm Thu 7 11am Sat 9 2.30pm Sun 10 11.30am subtitles

JUNE Fri 1 8.30pm Sat 2 8.30pm Wed 6 8.30pm

DIRECTOR: Tarsem Singh STARRING: Julia Roberts, Sean Bean & Armie Hammer USA, 2012, 1 hour 51 minutes

Albert Nobbs (TBC)

Albert Nobbs is a desperate and destitute woman posing to be a male butler in 19th century Ireland. After 17 years working in Dublin’s most prestigious hotel whilst maintaining the presence of masculinity has eroded Albert’s sense of identity. DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Garcia STARRING: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska & Brendan Gleeson USA, 2011, 1 hour 53 minutes

JUNE Sat 9 6pm Mon 11 8.30pm Tue 12 11am & 6pm Wed 13 2.30pm & 8.30pm Thu 14 11am

Le HavRe PG

Artist turned shoe shiner, Marcel stumbles upon young African refugee Idrissa whilst eating his lunch on the Le Havre sea front, and is determined to help the lad out.

JUNE Mon 11 6.30pm Tue 12 8.30pm Wed 13 11am & 6pm

DIRECTOR: Aki Kaurismäki STARRING: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel & Jean-Pierre Darroussin Finland/France/Germany, 2011, 1 hour 33 minutes, Subtitles

NT LIVE Screening


JUNE Thu 14 7pm

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein

DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle Supported by STARRING: Johnny Lee Miller & Benedict Cumberbatch Running time 2 hours

Johnny Lee Miller as Frankenstein

A Cat in Paris (TBC)


Dino the cat leads a double existence, by day snuggling up to seven year old owner Zoe, by night following local burglar Nico scrambling across the Parisian skyline.

JULY Thu 12 7pm

Fri 15 2.30pm Sat 16 2.30pm & 5.30pm Sun 17 2.30pm

DIRECTOR: Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol STARRING: Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone and Jean Benguigui France, 2010, 1 hour 10 minutes

Gospel of Us (TBC)

Written by Owen Sheers (Resistance), Gospel of Us is a film version of the Passion Play which was created for the National Theatre of Wales.

JUNE Sat 16 7.45pm Mon 18 11am & 7.45pm

DIRECTOR: Dave McKean STARRING: Michael Sheen, Kyle Rees & Di Botcher UK, 2012, 1 hours 55 minutes

A Separation PG

Simin asks her husband, Nader, for a divorce. Nader insists that she must stay and help him look after his old Dad. Small decisions have big repercussions in this suspenseful drama. DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi STARRING: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi & Shahab Hosseini Iran, 2011, 2 hours 3 minutes, Subtitles

JUNE Tue 19 11am & 6pm Wed 20 11am & 2.30pm

Ordet 12a

A witty exploration of pride and prejudice which examines the clash between orthodoxy and true faith in a devout Jutland farming family.

JUNE Sat 9 8.30pm Tue 12 2.30pm

DIRECTOR: Carl Theodor Dreyer STARRING: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen & Preben Lerdorff Rye Denmark, 1955, 2 hours 6 minutes, Subtitles

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 12a

Foregoing conventional retirement, a disparate bunch of pensioners head off to a crumbling hotel in Jaipur that isn't quite as advertised. DIRECTOR: John Madden STARRING: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith & Tom Wilkinson UK, 2011, 1 hour 58 minutes

Rampart (TBC)

Dave ‘date rape’ Brown is an old-school cop in the corruptionriven Rampart Division of the LAPD in 1999. After his car is rammed he’s caught on video assaulting the culprit, but digs his heels in and refuses to be forced into retirement.



Tue 19 2.30pm Wed 20 6pm Thu 21 11am & 6pm Sat 23 2.30pm subtitles 6pm & 8.30pm

JUNE Tue 19 8.30pm Wed 20 8.30pm Thu 21 2.30pm & 8.30pm

DIRECTOR: Oren Moverman STARRING: Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright & Sigourney Weaver USA, 2012, 1 hour 42 minutes

Corpo Celeste 15 (TBC)

After moving from Switzerland young, rebellious teenager Marta is struggling to settle in her new home in the poor south of Italy. This is a genuinely distinctive coming-of-age tale that sensitively conjures the emotional landscapes that Marta inhabits.

JUNE Mon 25 11am & 7.45pm Thu 28 11am & 2.30pm

DIRECTOR: Alice Rohrwacher STARRING: Yle Vianello, Salvatore Cantalupo, Pasquanlina Scuncia & Anita Caprioli Italy/France/Switzerland, 2011, 1 hour 40 minutes, Subtitles

Marley 15

Featuring rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews about Bob Marley’s life, music and legacy with the people that knew him best. DIRECTOR: Kevin Macdonald STARRING: Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Jimmy Cliff & Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry UK, 2011, 2 hours 24 minutes

JUNE/JULY Fri 29 Mon 2 Tue 3 Wed 4

7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm 7.45pm

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