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November - December 2011

Herefordshire

Centre for the Arts

The Courtyard


Box Office: 01432 340555 www.courtyard.org.uk

Box Office opening times: 10am to 8pm Mon to Sat, 11am to 2.30pm Sun Tickets £6.50 Concessions £5.50 Children U16 £4.50 Kids’ Club Members £4 Student Damage Members £3

OCTOBER

£6.50 Breakfast Movie (inc. hot drink and pastry - no concessions)

Mon 31

Main House

Wed 2

Subtitles

Subtitles

The Courtyard will be providing subtitles for selected film screenings, look out for this logo. M

Morning Screening

A

Afternoon Screening

E

Evening Screening

Audio Description

Call Box Office and select option 5 All Information contained in this guide is correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to change. 2

Sarah’s Key (12A)

£4.50 Matinee Screenings

Tues 1

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Concrete Circus (12A) E

NOvEMBER

7.45pm

Wed 2

A

6pm

11am

8.30pm 2.30pm

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Mélusine Mayance, Niels Arestrup France, 2011, 1 hour 50 minutes, subtitles

Based on a best-selling novel, this tense, compelling story plunges into the chaos of wartime Paris to mull over the touchy subject of French wartime guilt and how many families hide their dark past. Employing her trademark understated delicacy, Kristin Scott Thomas keeps the melodrama in check as she comes to understand the ‘what-else-could-I have-done?’ complicity in horror of neighbours and friends. Scott Thomas is in the prime of her career in this heartbreaking, wonderfully acted, French drama. “One of the most moving films you’ll ever see . . . inspirational” Daily Mirror

M

A

District 13 (15)

E

NOvEMBER

8.30pm

Wed 2

M

A

E 6pm

Director: Mike Christie Starring: Danny McAskill, Kilian Martin, Phil Doyle, Keelan Phillips UK, 2011, Running Time 1 hour 13 minutes

Director: Pierre Morel Starring: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Dany verissimo France, 2006, 1 hour 25 minutes

Concrete Circus brings together the world’s hottest names in urban sports with viral film-makers and Mike Christie, the director of extreme sport documentary Jump London, to capture unique portraits of the urban sports scene. These five stunning films have it all: beauty, danger, and jaw-dropping action. They feature urban trial-rider phenomenon Danny McAskill; skateboarding virtuoso Kilian Martin; Storm Freerun’s Blue with extraordinary 19-year-old parkouriste Phil Doyle, and, last but not least, BMX flatlander Keelan Phillips.

Set in a bricked off slum, into which a rogue cop and the vigilante prince of the ghetto must venture to retrieve a bomb, and rescue a damsel in distress. The cast hurls itself into the comic-book violence of the Parisian future hell with sufficient gusto to make the fights looks like they really hurt, and so prove that knuckle-headed heroics do have a peculiar charm!

This film is being screened as part of Hereford Photography Festival

This film is being screened as part of Hereford Photography Festival

Captain America The First Avenger (12A) NOvEMBER Sun 6

M

A

E

2.30pm

Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Natalie Dormer USA, 2011, 2 hours 4 minutes

This is a boy’s-own Second World War story, full of derring-do, knockout dames and dastardly Nazis that pits Captain America against a wicked scientist. Charming, handsome, old-style comic book heroics create a pacy, punchy, highly entertaining slice of comic-book action.

Captain America


NOvEMBER 2011

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Restrepo (15)

Anyone Can Play Guitar (tbc) NOvEMBER Wed 9

The Guard (15) NOvEMBER Mon 7 Tues 8 Wed 9 Thurs 10

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A

E

2.30pm 2.30pm

6pm 8.30pm

2.30pm 6.30pm

Director: John Michael McDonagh Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong Ireland, 2011, 1 hour 36 minutes

FBI agent Wendell Everett arrives in Galway to break up a drug-smuggling ring and soon finds himself at odds with Gerry, the local cop who polices his patch in his own weird way, acting like a cross between Father Ted and the Bad Lieutenant. “Among the most purely entertaining films of the year” Empire

3

M

A

NOvEMBER

E 8pm

Director: Jon Spira Starring: Radiohead, Foals, Supergrass, Swervedriver, Ride, Talulah Gosh UK, 2011, 1 hour 40 minutes

With a soundtrack full of great music this is the intimate story of Oxford’s music scene that gave the world genre-defining acts such as Radiohead, Foals, Supergrass, Ride, Swervedriver and Talulah Gosh. An epic, colourful saga that documents success and failure, good intentions and bad outcomes, the camraderie of a tight music scene and the harsh realities of the music industry over thirty years. Cabaret-style so you can take drinks in! Includes a postscreening Q&A session with director Jon Spira & legendary Ride lead-singer Mark Gardener. All tickets £8.

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A

Thurs 10

E 8.30pm

Directors: Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington Starring: Dan Kearney, Lamonta Caldwell, Kevin Rice USA, 2009, 1 hour 33 minutes

An intimate, unflinching account of life on the front line in Afghanistan, this documentary keeps tightly focused on the soldiers that survived as they tell their story. Given the unenviable task of holding a forward base that comes under daily attack from the Taliban 173rd Airborne Brigade tell their tale unadorned and straight to camera creating a powerful unblinking story of the futility of our war. A direct, authentic and heartrending film by the late Tim Hetherington. Winner Best Documentary prize at Sundance Film Festival 2010 This film is being screen as part of Hereford Photography Festival

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (15) NOvEMBER

M

E

A

Fri 11

7.45pm

Sat 12

7.45pm

Mon14-Thurs 17

7.45pm

Director: Tomas Alfredson Starring: Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch UK/France, 2011, 2 hours 7 minutes

Gary Oldman steps into Alec Guiness’s brogues as taciturn spymaster George Smiley who is brought out of retirement to track down a mole within MI6. He moves quietly through a looking glass world where spies spy on spies and nothing is quite as it seems. With a taut script and fabulous cast expertly handled by Tomas ‘Let The Right One In’ Alfredson, this fine adaptation of the classic spy thriller has been described by Le Carré himself as nothing less than a triumph. Subtitles

Mon 14 7.45pm Subtitles


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NOvEMBER 2011

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We Need To Talk About Kevin (15)

A Christmas Carol (PG) NOvEMBER Sun 13

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A

E

2.30pm

Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman USA, 2009, 1 hour 38 minutes

Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take Old Scrooge on an eye-opening journey that reveals truths he’s reluctant to face, he must open his heart and mend his ways if he’s to undo years of ill will before it’s too late. Influenced by silent cinema, the spirit of Tim Burton and – in Scrooge’s moment of torment in the dockside murk and mist – David Lean, this version of Dickens ever-popular Christmas tale is full of attractive festive flourishes, but is told more creepily than usual.

4

A

E

NOvEMBER

M

2.30pm

8.30pm

Fri 25

11am

Wed 23

6pm

Tues 29

Thurs 24

8.30pm

Wed 30

NOvEMBER Tues 22

The Debt (15) NOvEMBER

M

A

Mon 21 Tues 22

E 7.45pm

11am

6pm

Wed 23

2.30pm

8.30pm

Thurs 24

2.30pm

6pm

Director: John Madden Starring: Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds USA, 2010, 1 hour 44 minutes

Helen Mirren stars as an ex-Mossad agent torn between her duty to her country, to her ex-husband, to her daughter and to her ex-colleague and love of her life. Based on the real life story of three Mossad agents who kidnapped a Nazi torturer in East Berlin in 1965. But when their plan to whisk him out of the country unravels they’re left holding him captive while the police close in. Mirren is in top form in this tense, thoughtful thriller which like all good thrillers has one more twist in the final reel than expected.

Mademoiselle Chambon (12A)

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Director: Lynne Ramsay Starring: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller UK/USA, 2011, 1 hour 52 minutes

This mesmerising, provocative adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s bestselling novel tells the story of Eva, a mother haunted by the horrific actions of her teenage son who commits a high-school massacre. Eva tries to deal with her grief and feelings of responsibility by looking back over her son’s upbringing to understand how this could have happened. Ramsay daringly uses the haunting power of image and sound to great effect.

A 2.30pm

11am

E 6pm 6pm 6pm

Director: Stephane Brize Starring: vincent Landon, Sandrine Kiberlain, Aure Atika France, 2009, 1 hour 41 minutes, subtitles

Jean’s simple, happy, family life is thrown into disarray when he falls for his son’s teacher and their sexual attraction becomes impossible to ignore. Built on the tiniest moments and pregnant silences of the small every-day tragedies of ordinary lives, this is a touching, chaste portrait of two people fighting to contain their passion from spilling over into a full blown affair. “An emotionally incandescent love story” New York Post


NOvEMBER/DECEMBER 2011

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Wuthering Heights (15 tbc) NOvEMBER

M

E

8.30pm 2.30pm

8.30pm

Director: Andrea Arnold Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Nichola Burley, James Howson UK, 2011, 2 hours 7 minutes

In this audacious, elemental version of Emily’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers Arnold explores their early, tentative romance with tenderness and a visceral sense of where pain meets pleasure. Nature, as in the book, plays a strong part in every aspect of their story which plays out in a harsh rustic world from which there is no escape. Winner of Best Cinematography Prize Venice International Film Festival 2011

5

Thurs 8

7.45pm 11am

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A

Tues 6

8.30pm

Mon 28 Weds 30

DECEMBER

A

Fri 25 Tues 29

Senna (12A)

The Three Musketeers (12A) DECEMBER

M

A

Sat 3

2.30pm

Sun 4

2.30pm

Tues 6

2.30pm

E

Director: Paul WS Anderson Starring: Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich, Logan Lerman UK, 2011, 1 hour 50 minutes

The hot-headed, ever-loyal D’Artagnan along with three legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite to foil the dastardly plans of the wicked Cardinal Richelieu who is determined to seize the French throne and engulf Europe in war. First they must tackle M’lady de Winter, the most dangerous woman in France, whose swordplay can give them all a run for their money. A swashbuckling tale that is full of glorious locations, fabulous costumes and cool looking fight sequences, this has plenty of bangs for your buck!

E 8.15pm

2.30pm

8pm

Director: Asif Kapadia Starring: Aryton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Jackie Stewart UK/France/USA, 2011, 1 hour 45 minutes

This brilliantly captures the life and times of arguably the greatest F1 driver of all time. Spanning his years as a Formula One driver from 1984 to his untimely death a decade later, Senna explores the life and work of the legendary Brazilian world champion, his quest for perfection, his spiritual side and the mythical status he has since attained. Told solely through the use of archival footage, Senna is bursting with awesome racing sequences, but what makes this film so riveting is the remarkable personality of the man himself. This is your last chance to see this where it should be seen - on the big screen.

L’Homme du Train/The Man on The Train (12A) DECEMBER Tues 6

M

A

E 6pm

Director: Patrice Leconte Starring: Jean Rochefort, Johnny Hallyday, Charlie Nelson France, 2002, 1 hour 30 minutes, subtitles

Witty and wistful, this sly, funny ‘oddcouple’ movie is an example of the value of small-scale cinema. Arriving in a small French town with the intention of robing a bank, taciturn thief Milan is befriended by a garrulous former schoolteacher who is about to undergo bypass surgery. Johnny Hallyday (the ‘French Elvis’) surpasses himself in conveying the inner sensitivity of a hardened criminal whose edgy existence has left little room for comfort or trust. But it’s Hallyday’s unexpected chemistry with the rueful, charming Rochefort that binds this melancomic tale into a credible, intimate whole.


DECEMBER 2011

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Tomboy (U) DECEMBER

M

Wed 7 Thurs 8

Jack Goes Boating (15)

M

E

E

DECEMBER

E

DECEMBER

7.45pm

Tues 13

6pm

Tues 13

8.15pm

6pm

Wed 14

8.30pm

Wed 14

6pm

A

11am

Director: Celine Sciamma Starring: Zoe Heran, Malonn Levana, Jeanne Disson France, 2011, 1 hour 22 minutes, subtitles

Laure is a tomboy who has moved to a new town and passes herself off as a boy, Mickael. Through the long summer holidays she/ he keeps up the pretence while running with the local gang in the woods, swimming, playing football, and handling her friend Lisa’s growing attraction. The chance her true identity will be uncovered seems inevitable. “One of the great films made by adults for adults about children” Little White Lies

6

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Post Mortem (15)

A

Director: Philip Seymour Hoffman Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz USA, 2011, 1 hour 29 minutes

Jack, a solitary limo driver, is edging towards a relationship with the similarly hesitant Connie with the help of his best friend, Clyde. As Jack patiently learns the skills to convince Connie of his honest intentions he unintentionally sets in train a tale of love, betrayal, jealousy and, most importantly, friendship. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s funny, sometimes painfully honest directorial debut is a quietly optimistic little gem. “Philip Seymour Hoffman directs like he acts, with a sharp eye for the small details that cut to the soul of a character.” Rolling Stone

A

Director: Pablo Larrain Starring: Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Amparo Noguera Chile/Germany/Mexico, 2010, 1 hour 38 minutes, subtitles

Chile, 1973. Mario a kind, gentle, man works as an anonymous functionary in the Santiago city morgue. He falls in love with his neighbour, Nancy, a burlesque dancer who briefly responds to his advances. Pinochet’s coup brings down Allende and the bodies start to pile up at the morgue. In the chaos Nancy betrays Mario’s love, so he, like the military who feel the country they serve has betrayed them, exercises his new found power. This is a disquieting, forensic examination of the motives of a little man caught in the wheel of history that asks ‘What would you do?’

Crazy, Stupid, Love (12A) DECEMBER

M

E

A

Sat 17

6pm

Mon 19

8.15pm

Tues 20

6pm

Wed 21

6pm

Thurs 22

8.15pm

Directors: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra Starring: Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore USA, 2011, 1 hour 58 minutes

When Cal (Carell) learns that his wife, Emily wants a divorce, his ‘perfect’ life quickly unravels and he soon finds himself all at sea in today’s singles scene. In steps handsome pickup artist Jacob (Gosling) to lend a hand. Soon Cal is scoring sensationally with Kate, an energetic, recovering alcoholic and sexual virtuoso. There’s a dream cast that keeps springing playful surprises, but it’s Gosling who steals the show as the ladykiller with all the smooth moves who has to try and change his ways when he falls for a “game-changer”. Subtitles

Tues 20 6pm Subtitles


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DECEMBER 2011

Resistance (15 tbc) DECEMBER Sat 17

M

E

A

8.30pm

Mon 19

6pm

Tues 20 / Wed 21

8.30pm

Thurs 22

6pm

Director: Amit Gupta Starring: Michael Sheen, Andrea Riseborough, Iwan Rheon UK, 2011, 1 hour 32 minutes

Set in 1944 in German-occupied Britain, this is the story of the women of an isolated village who wake up to discover that their husbands have all mysteriously vanished to become part of the secret British resistance. With their sudden absence the women regroup as an isolated, all-female community and wait, hoping for news. When a German patrol arrives in the valley the severe winter forces the women to co-operate with them and a fragile mutual dependency develops.

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The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn (PG tbc) DECEMBER

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Another Earth (12A) DECEMBER

A

E

2.30pm

5.30pm

Fri 23 Mon 26-Thurs 29

6pm

Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg USA, 2011, 1 hour 49 minutes tbc

The intrepid young reporter Tintin, his loyal dog Snowy and foolish friend Captain Haddock discover a riddle left by Haddock’s ancestor, the 17th century Sir Francis Haddock, which might lead them to the hidden treasure of the notorious pirate Red Rackham. The first of Steven Spielberg’s animated versions of the legendary Tintin comic strip delivers his usual blend of high adventure and great excitement.

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A

E

Fri 23

8.30pm

Mon 26 Thurs 29

8pm

Director: Mike Cahill Starring: Brit Marling, William Mapother, Matthew Lee-Eribach USA, 2011, 1 hour 32 minutes

A genuinely intriguing treat that weaves sci-fi imaginings and theories of parallel universes into a provocative exploration of the prospect of rewriting your life history. The discovery of a mirror image Earth above our own sparks a chain of events that leads bright, young astrophysics student Rhonda into an unlikely love affair and then, reawakened to life’s possibilities, on a surreal, existential journey. “one of the most low-tech, low-budget, scaled-down and engrossing sci-fi movies ever” USA Today

Puss in Boots (U tbc) M

A

E

Fri 30

2.30pm

7.30pm

Sat 31

2.30pm

DECEMBER

Director: Chris Miller With the voices of: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galiflinakis USA, 2011, 1 hour 40 minutes

JANUARy Mon 2 Wed 4

2.30pm

7.30pm

In this animated adventure comedy Shrek’s mischievous feline friend, the notorious sword fighter, lover, Zorro-like outlaw and all-round hero, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) has his own adventures with characters both new and familiar - including Humpty Dumpty and love interest Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek).


Also Showing…

This season we have expanded our range of live broadcasts to include screenings from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow alongside our current links to The Met Opera in New York and The National Theatre in London. Now you can enjoy the best ballet, opera and theatre without leaving Hereford!

Monday 7 November at 6pm Met Opera

Siegfried

Date

Film Title

NOvEMBER

£17.50

31(Oct) 1,2

Sarah’s Key (12A)

Saturday 19 November 6pm Met Opera

2

Concrete Circus (12A)

Satyagraha

2

District 13 (15)

£17.50

6

Captain America: The First Avenger (12A)

Sunday 20 November 3pm Bolshoi Ballet

7, 8, 9,10

The Guard (15)

9

Anyone Can Play Guitar (tbc)

£15

10

Restrepo (15)

Saturday 3 December at 5.30pm Met Opera

11,12,14,15,16,17

Tinker Sailor Soldier Spy (15)

13

A Christmas Carol (PG)

£17.50

21, 22, 23, 24,

The Debt (15)

Monday 5 December 7pm NT Live

22, 23, 24

We Need To Talk About Kevin (15)

25, 29, 30

Mademoiselle Chambon (12A)

£12.50

25, 28, 29, 30

Wuthering Heights (15 tbc)

Monday 12 December 6pm Met Opera

DECEMBER

Faust

3, 4, 6

The Three Musketeers (12A)

6, 8

Senna (12A)

6

The Man on The Train (12A)

7, 8

Tomboy (U)

13, 14

Jack Goes Boating (15)

13, 14

Post Mortem (15)

17, 19, 20, 21, 22

Crazy, Stupid, Love (12A)

17, 19, 20, 21, 22

Resistance (tbc)

23, 26, 27, 28, 29

Adventures of Tin Tin: Secret of the Unicorn (PG tbc)

23,26, 27, 28,29

Another Earth (12A)

30, 31, 2, 3, 4

Puss in Boots (U tbc)

Sleeping Beauty

Rodelinda

Collaborators

£17.50

Sunday 18 December 3pm Bolshoi Ballet

The Nutcracker £15

For details of future screenings go to www.courtyard.org.uk

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The Courtyard Film Guide Nov/Dec 2011