Our regular movie events for you to enjoy as a family
Mon 23 – Sat 28 May
Cat-alogue is a festival of animated feline frivolity from Famous Fred, the soulful singer with a secret life, to Simon’s Cat, who knows who’s boss in his house. Howl’s Moving Castle
The Fox and the Child
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Le renard et l’enfant
“a healthy alternative (to big budget blockbusters). If this were a breakfast cereal, it would be a bowl of muesli with fresh fruit, topped with glistening honey” The Times
Services run regularly from Birmingham, Leicester and London to Coventry from where we are a short taxi or bus ride away.
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Director Jacquet was behind March of the Penguins and his love of nature is reflected in this film which has delightful narration from Kate Winslet.
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Howl’s Moving Castle U Hauru no ugoku shiro Date: Sat 30 Apr 1.30pm £4.50 (£2.50) Director: Hayao Miyazaki Japan 2004 119mins (dubbed) Cast: Christian Bale, Lauren Bacall, Emily Mortimer This film from the visionary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) is a visual delight. 18 year old milliner Sophie catches the heart of the wizard Howl which enrages the Wicked Witch of the Waste who, wanting Howl for herself, curses Sophie with age. Sophie leaves home in embarrassment and eventually comes across the titular castle, a stunning monstrosity, that walks on spindly legs and threatens to upstage the rest of the film with its fascinating features. In Howl’s castle Sophie must help the wizard defeat the witch and find a solution to a grand war between two ancient kingdoms, while trying to rediscover her youth.
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Miyazaki is a master of animation and it shows in this stunning film with its amazing story based on a novel by Diana Wynne Jones. 17
Mar – Apr 11
On the way we meet Pushkin, who has gone missing, The Dog Who Was A Cat Inside and who knows which other celebrated cartoon and animated cats.
This charming, beautiful film tells the story of a young girl (Noël-Bruneau) who meets a fox and befriends it, following it through stunning sylvan landscapes. It was filmed in some of the most beautiful regions of France and Italy and the magical scenery will enchant audiences young and old alike.
Celebrated comic actor Julian Barratt in a new production of the glorious Russian comedy.
Date: Sat 19 Mar 1.30pm £4.50 (£2.50)
Date: Sat 9 Apr 1.30pm £4.50 (£2.50) Director: Luc Jacquet France 2007 92mins (dubbed) Cast: Bertielle Noël-Bruneau, Kate Winslet, Thomas Labierté
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Date: Sun 27 Feb – Thu 3 Mar Director: Peter Mullan UK/France/Italy 2010 124mins Cast: Conor McCarron, Martin Bell, Linda Cuthbert
It will be a pleasure and an honour to welcome back Ken Loach when he comes to preview his latest movie, Route Irish in March and then to screen his son’s first feature, Oranges and Sunshine in April. Jim Loach has clearly learned a few things from his dad along the way and is gifted with a superb pair of performances from Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving.
From the award-winning writer-director Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters) comes a story set against the backdrop of 1970s Glasgow about a young man’s journey from prize-winning schoolboy to knife-carrying youth.
Other astonishing performances are those of Hailee Steinfeld in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit, Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole and Om Puri reprising his role of the strict father of a family of independently minded children in West is West.
Struggling against the low expectations of those around him, John McGill changes from victim to avenger, altar boy to glue sniffer, scholar to NED. When he attempts to change back again, his new reality and recent past make conformity near impossible and violent self determination near inevitable.
Blue Valentine 15
Most original film of the year so far is Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Howl, an account of Allen Ginsberg’s ground breaking poem of the Beat Generation. Mixing James Franco’s Ginsberg giving a performance of the poem in a 1955 New York Bohemian club with a courtroom drama of the ensuing obscenity case and additional animation, this is the most pleasant surprise I have had in the last 12 months.
1 OSCAR nomination and 2 Golden Globe Nominations Date: Sun 27 Feb – Thu 3 Mar Director: Derek Cianfrance US 2010 120mins Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman
Two modern classics have been adapted for the screen, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go with the radiant cast of Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan, and Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, ravishingly realised by Vietnamese director Anh Hung Tran.
One of the stand-out films of this year’s Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals, Blue Valentine is an intelligent, heartbreaking story of a couple nearing the end of their marriage.
Woody Allen has assembled a stellar British cast for his latest London comedy, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and some masterpieces have been resurrected in the shape of Nic Roeg’s haunting Walkabout, which imprinted Jenny Agutter on the minds of a generation of impressionable young men, and Simone Signoret smoulders at the heart of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brooding thriller, Les Diaboliques.
Dean (Gosling) and Cindy (Williams) are parents of a beloved young daughter, but their relationship seems set in a downward spiral. In flashback we see the pleasure and promise of their early relationship, and the film pulls us between past and present, giving us a subtly drawn, non-judgemental portrait of the ebb and flow of love.
John Gore. Film Programmer
Never Let Me Go
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Cover Image: The Tempest
Moving fluidly between these two time periods, Blue Valentine unfolds like a cinematic duet whose refrain asks, where did their love go? NEDS
Never Let Me Go 12A Date: Fri 4 – Thu 10 Mar and Fri 22 – Mon 25 Apr Director: Mark Romanek UK/US 2010 104mins Cast: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield Based on Kazuo Ishiguro’s best-selling novel of the same name, Never Let Me Go is a story about Kathy (Mulligan), Ruth (Knightley) and Tommy (Garfield). The three are brought up in a seemingly idyllic English boarding school, Halisham. As they grow up, a love triangle develops between the girls and Tommy. A beautifully acted drama, with a cast of rising stars tells a familiar story in a not-so-familiar world.
“An imaginative, heart-breaking work of art that blew me away.” HHHH The New York Observer
Biutiful 15 1 OSCAR nomination and 2 Golden Globe Nominations Date: Fri 4 – Mon 7 Mar Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Spain/Mexico 2010 147mins subtitled Cast: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel) goes into the darker side of Barcelona in this harrowing drama. Uxbal (Bardem) is a corrupt and ailing policeman trying to reconcile with a past love and secure a future for his two children as his own death draws near. Bardem dazzles as the doomed Uxbal, exquisitely balancing his devotion to his family with his harsh professional life. He is ably backed by a fine supporting cast and the technical team excel. This film is something of a departure for Iñárritu, moving from his more epic dramas spanning continents to focusing on a single family in a tiny apartment. The departure is a massive success with this heart-breaking story.
Route Irish 15
West is West 15
Date: Thu 10 Mar – Preview followed by Q&A with director and Fri 29 Apr – Tue 3 May Director: Ken Loach UK 2010 109mins Cast: Mark Womack, Andrea Lowe, John Bishop
Date: Fri 11 – Sun 20 Mar Director: Andy DeEmmony UK 2010 103mins Cast: Aqib Khan, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry
Date: Tue 8 & Wed 9 Mar Director: Tetsuya Nakashimi Japan 2010 106mins subtitled Cast: Takako Matsu, Masaki Okada, Yoshuno Kimura
The murderers are too young to be tried for their crimes and the teacher will not reveal their names, nor turn them in. Post-traumatic shock and detachment seem to have granted her an immense power and searing lucidity. Her revenge will be painfully pure. Exquisitely acted and brilliantly paced, this is a quintessentially Japanese thriller.
Liverpool, August 1976. 5-year old Fergus met Frankie on his first day at school. They’ve been in each others’ shadows ever since. In September 2004, Fergus persuaded Frankie (by now an ex-para) to join his security team in Baghdad. In September 2007 Frankie died on Route Irish, the most dangerous road in the world. Back in Liverpool, a grief-stricken Fergus rejects the official explanation and begins his own investigation into his soul mate’s death. As he approaches the truth behind Frankie’s death, Fergus struggles to find his old self and the happiness he shared with Frankie twenty years earlier on the Mersey. Ken Loach’s latest film is a return to what he is known for – hard hitting, angry dramas.
The sequel to East is East follows the now much-diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional Khan family. Sajid, the youngest Khan, is trapped between his father’s tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition and racist bullying in the playground. His father decides to send him off to Mrs. Khan No.1 in the Punjab, a return to the family he left behind 30 years earlier. But although resolved to teach Sajid a lesson, the tables are turned on George when he comes face to face with his own transgressions, and realises that it is he himself who has much to learn. A touchingly sentimental exploration of cultural identity, roots and family ties.
West is West
True Grit 15
Date: Fri 11 – Wed 16 Mar Director: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman UK 2010 84mins Cast: James Franco, Mary Louise Parker, Jon Hamm
10 OSCAR nominations
This visually stunning exploration of Allen Ginsberg’s most famous poem has been eight years in the making. It shows Ginsberg (Franco) giving the first reading of the poem, the obscenity trial which followed its publishing and a mercurial interview with the New York Times as well as a dreamy animation of the poem.
This remake of the 1969 classic western re-unites Jeff Bridges with the Coen Brothers for the first time since The Big Lebowski. A 14-yearold girl hires a man with ‘true grit’ to help her hunt down the killer of her father. She finds Reuben Cogburn (Bridges) a true reprobate and the toughest U.S. marshal around. His less than noble character makes her insist on following him and they are joined by Texas ranger, LaBoeuf (Damon) who is hunting the killer for his own reasons.
With rising star Franco (127 hours) as the poet and fantastic support from Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and Weeds’ Mary Louise Parker, Howl is a beautifully acted delight.
National Theatre Live:
Date: Fri 18 – Thu 24 Mar Director: Ethan and Joel Coen US 2010 110mins Cast: Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin
Months before its release the film was already being tipped for Oscars and with such a stellar cast under such fine writer-directors, it’s not hard to see why.
Lucia di Lammermoor
In this thriller, Takako Matsu is a teacher and single mother overwhelmed by the death of her daughter. She cannot work any longer because she knows her child was killed by two of her own students.
Met Opera Live:
Lucia di Lammermoor Date: Sat 19 Mar 5pm Cinema £25 (£20) New York’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast live in HD.
Date: Thu 17 Mar 6.45pm Cinema £15
Oscar winner Danny Boyle directs this new play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Broadcast live from the National Theatre.
1 OSCAR nomination and 1 Golden Globe nomination
Rabbit Hole 12A Date: Mon 21 – Thu 24 Mar Director: John Cameron Mitchell US 2010 91mins Cast: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest
Based on the play of the same name by David LindsayAbaire, Rabbit Hole tells the story of Becca and Howie Corbett, a married couple struggling to return to their everyday existence several months after the loss of their child. Becca and Howie embark on separate journeys, making increasingly unexpected choices that threaten to pull them apart. With their world tilted off its axis, the couple must decide whether to allow their increasingly fractured personal journeys to bring them back together.
Animal Kingdom 15 Date: Mon 28 – Thu 31 Mar Director: David Michôd US 2010 113mins Cast: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton
The King’s Speech 12A 1 Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actor – Colin Firth 12 OSCAR nominations and 6 Golden Globe nominations
Seventeen year-old Josh “J” Cody (Frecheville) lives with his single mother. She has tried to keep him away from her shady family but when she dies from a heroin overdose, the only person he can think to get in touch with is his grandmother, Janine. She welcomes him into the family with her three sons, who happen to be three quarters of an organised crime gang. J becomes trapped between an overzealous police officer (Pearce) and his family who would cheerfully sell him out to protect their own skins. The King’s Speech
Rabbit Hole is a vivid, honest and unexpectedly funny portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of situations.
Date: Fri 25 – Thu 31 Mar Director: Aaron Schneider US/Germany/Poland 2009 103mins Cast: Robert Duvall, Billy Murray, Sissy Spacek
Duvall’s central performance is being called one of the best in his long career and with such a strong supporting cast, there’s no reason not to see it!
Fair Game 12A
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest
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Date: Fri 1 – Thu 7 Apr Director: Doug Liman US/UAE 2011 108mins Cast: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn
Date: Fri 25 – Sun 27 Mar Director: Daniel Alfredson Sweden/Denmark/Germany 2009 148mins subtitled Cast: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace Another chance to see the final part in the Millennium Trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. Lisbeth is in hospital recovering from injuries sustained during The Girl Who Played With Fire and awaiting trial for murder upon her eventual release. With the help of Mikael and his researchers at Millennium, she must prove her innocence. But she faces powerful enemies and her own past. Don’t miss the final, exciting instalment of the Millennium Trilogy!
A fascinating glimpse into the dark corridors of political power. Fair Game is a riveting drama inspired by the experience of real-life undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame, whose career is destroyed and her marriage strained to its limits when her covert status is exposed by a White House press leak. Fair Game
The unlikely subject of this costume drama is George VI’s stutter. After his brother abdicates, George (Firth) reluctantly assumes the throne. In the age of radio, plagued by a speech impediment and considered unfit to be King, he consults an unorthodox Australian speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Rush). They strike up an unlikely friendship, and as a result George is able to find his voice and lead the country through war. A stellar cast including Timothy Spall and Derek Jacobi unite to tell this surprisingly unknown story about a man’s struggle to ascend the throne and leave his people.
Get Low PG
Robert Duvall gives a thunderous performance in this film about a semi-legendary 1930s hermit. Felix Bush (Duvall) is a mysterious recluse who wants to see what people really think of him. To accomplish this, he has a funeral when he is still alive, aided by unscrupulous undertaker Frank Quinn (Murray). As news of Bush’s funeral spreads it begins to drag the skeletons out of his closet, including a spurned lover (Spacek).
Date: Fri 1 – Thu 7 Apr Director: Tom Hooper UK/Australia 2010 118mins Cast: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush
As a covert officer in the CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division, Valerie leads an investigation into the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Valerie’s husband, diplomat Joe Wilson, is drawn into the investigation, but when the administration ignores his findings and uses the issue to support the call to war, Joe writes a New York Times editorial outlining his conclusions and ignites a firestorm of controversy. 7
The Social Network 12A
New York, I Love You 15
Date: Fri 8 – Mon 11 Apr Director: David Fincher US 2010 121mins Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara
Date: Tue 12 – Thu 14 Apr Director: Various (inc Natalie Portman, Fatih Akin) US 2009 103mins Cast: Shia Le Boeuf, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, James Caan, Orlando Bloom
On an autumn night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger tbc
A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Date: Fri 8 – Thu 14 Apr Director: Woody Allen US/Spain 2010 98mins Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts, Pauline Collins
From director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin comes The Social Network, a film that proves you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
The Social Network
Woody Allen makes a return to form in the fourth of his films centred on London. It follows two couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones) and their daughter Sally (Watts), married to failing writer, Roy (Brolin). All of the characters want more than they have and weave a witty web with Allen’s typical flair. With a starry supporting cast including Antonio Banderas, Slumdog Millionaire’s Freida Pinto and rising star Lucy Punch, Allen is back to his best as one of the finest writer-directors working today. Taking its title from the prediction fortune tellers use to beguile their marks, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, illustrates with wry humour how easy it is for our illusions to make fools of us all.
Met Opera Live:
Le Comte Ory
New York’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast live in HD.
Le Comte Ory
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New York, I Love You
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
4 Golden Globes including: Best Motion Picture and Best Director 8 OSCAR nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations
Since the birth of movies, New York has long been cinema’s dream city, immortalised on screen in hundreds of different ways in thousands of movies. But now comes a fresh, diverse and unabashedly romantic window into the city – seen entirely through the eyes of love. Directed by an eclectic group of some of today’s most imaginative filmmakers including Jiang Wen, Mira Nair, Yvan Attal, Natalie Portman and Joshua Marston, New York, I Love You invites the audience into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Following on the heels of the acclaimed Paris Je T’aime, this is the second episode of the Cities of Love series of collective feature films conceived by Emmanuel Benbihy.
Norwegian Wood 15 Noruwei no mor Date: Fri 15 – Tue 19 Apr Director: Anh Hung Tran Japan 2010 133mins subtitled Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Kenichi Matsuyama and Kiki Mizuhara This adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s sensational novel is elegantly staged and faithful to the text. In 1960s Tokyo, Toru Watanabe (Matsuyama) is a young student haunted by the death of his best friend Kizuki. He gradually falls in love with Naoko (Kikuchi) Kizuki’s long term girlfriend. She moves away to come to terms with Kizuki’s death and Toru promises to remain faithful in her absence. However, he then meets the beautiful and elegant Midori (Mizuhara) and they develop a relationship. Toru must choose between the two women, his past and his present in this poetic and beautiful adaptation.
Oranges and Sunshine 15 Date: Fri 15 – Thu 21 Apr Director: Jim Loach UK/Australia 2010 105mins Cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham The sublime Emily Watson stars in this true story as Margaret Humphreys, the social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the organised deportation of children in care from the United Kingdom to Australia. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. The directorial debut of Jim Loach (son of Ken) is incredibly moving with fantastic performances, particularly from Watson.
Oranges and Sunshine
Don’t miss your chance to see this splendid film classic.
Another chance to see the uplifting story of one of those chance encounters that can radically change the course of your life. Germain (Depardieu) is a large, unmarried and almost illiterate man in his fifties. Marguerite is a tiny elderly woman with a passion for the written word. When Germain happens to sit beside Marguerite on a park bench and she reads him extracts from her novels, an unlikely friendship develops. Under Marguerite’s tutelage, Germain discovers a love of literature and with it, a wisdom that confounds his friends at the bistro, who have always treated him like an idiot. As Marguerite begins to lose her eyesight, Germain sees an opportunity to use his love for this sweet and mischievous grandma to improve both his own life and hers.
My Afternoons with Marguerite
Richard Strauss Date: Sat 23 Apr 6pm Cinema £25 (£20) New York’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast live in HD.
Clouzot “The French Hitchcock” matches his English counterpart in this masterful thriller. Michel (Meurisse) is a wicked schoolmaster and his long suffering wife (Clouzot) and mistress (Signoret) hatch a plot to kill him. Unlike many film noirs it then spends as much time developing its characters as developing the plot.
Date: Fri 22 & Sun 24 Apr Director: Jean Becker France 2010 83mins subtitled Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Gisele Casadesus, Patrick Bouchitey
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France 1955 114mins subtitled Cast: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
Met Opera Live:
Of Gods and Men
Les Diaboliques 15 My Afternoons Date: Wed 20 & Thu 21 Apr with Marguerite Director: Henri George Clouzot
Of Gods and Men 15 Des hommes et des dieux Date: Mon 25 & Tue 26 Apr and Sat 7 May Director: Xavier Beauvois France 2010 122mins subtitled Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin Brotherhood. Faith. Martyrdom. Love. A monastery high in the mountains of the Maghreb, sometime in the 90s... Eight French Cistercian monks live in harmony with the Muslim population. Close to the villagers, they share in their labours and festivities, and take care of their daily medical needs. When a group of foreign workers are massacred, panic seizes the region and the monks must decide whether to continue their work or return to France. This humane and thoughtprovoking film raises deep questions about faith and courage in trying times and was the winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.
The Tempest PG
Date: Tue 26 - Thu 28 Apr Director: Richard Ayoade UK 2010 97mins Cast: Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Craig Roberts
Date: 27 & Thu 28 Apr Director: Nicolas Roeg UK 1971 100mins Cast: Jenny Agutter, David Gulpilil
Date: Fri 29 Apr – Thu 5 May Director: Julie Taymor US 2010 110mins Cast: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Honsou
Nicolas Roeg’s mystical masterpiece chronicles the physical, spiritual and emotional journey of a sister and brother abandoned in the harsh Australian outback.
In this adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play, Julie Taymor changes the gender of the main character, but leaves much of the rest unchanged. This allows Prospera to be played by Helen Mirren at the height of her powers. The phenomenal central performance from Mirren alone makes the film worth seeing but the supporting cast includes Alfred Molina, Tom Conti, Russell Brand and Ben Whishaw.
This dark indie comedy is the directorial debut from Richard Ayoade of The IT Crowd fame. In it, Oliver (Roberts) is a 15 year-old with two objectives; to lose his virginity before his next birthday and to stop his mother (Hawkins) from marrying her dance teacher (Considine). This film establishes the young Roberts as a actor to watch and Ayoade shows a real talent for directing.
“Richard Ayoade’s Submarine feels like the most refreshing, urgent and original debut the British film industry has seen in years.” HHHHH The Daily Telegraph
Joining an Aborigine boy on his walkabout – a tribal initiation into manhood – these modern children pass from innocence into experience as they are thrust from the comforts of civilisation into the savagery of the natural world.
Wed 4 May – Post-screening discussion with Jonathan Bate, script consultant on The Tempest.
Essential Killing tbc
Little White Lies 15
Date: Fri 6 – Mon 9 May Director: Emilio Estevez US 2010 128 mins Cast: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, James Nesbitt
Les Petit Mouchoirs
This deeply personal film has a majestic central performance from Sheen as well as the stunning landscape of Spain surrounding it. A touching and deeply moving piece of cinema. 12
Date: Fri 6 – Sun 8 May Director: Guillaume Canet France 2010 154mins subtitled Cast: François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel Marion Cotillard and François Cluzet head a terrific cast in this acerbic group portrait of the Parisian bourgeoisie on holiday, from Tell No One director Guillaume Canet. A group of long-term friends get together for a holiday and end up confronting their personal truths and traumas. While Ludo, the biggest bon vivant in the crowd, faces a crisis of his own, the friends head off for their annual holiday at the seaside house of Max, a successful but hyper-stressed restaurateur. Inevitably, the friends soon come to terms with their own secrets, anxieties and desires, with Max in particular heading for meltdown after being rattled by an intimate confession from his closest friend.
The Way tbc
Martin Sheen is directed by his son in this beautiful drama. He plays Tom, a father travelling the Camino pilgrimage in Spain to recover the body of his estranged son. Unlike many other pilgrimages, the Camino isn’t about personal healing, but about discovery and Tom uses the journey to learn about his son.
Inside Job 12A
Son of Babylon
Meek’s Cutoff tbc
Date: Mon 9 – Wed 11 May Director: Charles Ferguson US 2010 120mins Cast: Matt Damon (narrator)
Date: Tue 10 – Thu 12 May Director: Kelly Reichardt US 2010 104mins Cast: Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Shirley Henderson
An Inside Job
Little White Lies
Captured by the US military in Afghanistan, Mohammed (Gallo) is transported to a secret detention centre in Europe. When the vehicle he is riding in crashes, he finds himself suddenly free and on the run in a snow-blanketed forest, a world away from the desert home he knew. Relentlessly pursued by an army that does not officially exist, Mohammed must confront the necessity to kill in order to survive.
Son of Babylon
Date: Wed 4 & Thu 5 May Director: Jerzy Skolimowski Poland/Norway/Ireland/Hungary 2010 83mins subtitled Cast: Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, David L. Price
Charles Ferguson takes a bi-partisan, apolitical look into what actually caused the economic crash in 2008. This is a supremely rational look at the crisis and explores a broad range of highly informed economists, academics, psychologists, journalists and politicians to get to the bottom of who and what caused the crisis. Directed with a clear head and a clenched fist, this is a measured, sensible exploration of the issues giving a comprehensive and understandable picture of the crash. Rejecting Michael Moore style stunts for statistics a sober and mature examination. This is a truly must-see documentary.
Date: Wed 11 & Thu 12 May Director: Mohamed Al Daradji Iraq/UK/France/ Netherlands/ UAE/Egypt/Palestine 2009 100mins subtitled Cast: Shazda Hussein, Yasser Talib This Iraqi film, set in 2003 just after Saddam Hussein was deposed focuses not on the war, but on a young boy and his grandmother, searching for his missing father. Although the signs of the war abound in the film, war isn’t the focus. This is human, family drama and is all the more touching for it. A film about Iraq from Iraq, a fresh look on something you may think you already know.
An absorbing and beautifully composed western, set on the Oregon trail in the 1840s. A wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, he leads the group on an unmarked path over the high plain desert, only to become lost in the arid rock and sage. As food and water run low, tensions emerge, and the group’s faith in Meek and in their own ability to survive is sorely tested.
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The King's Speech Fair Game The King's Speech The King's Speech Fair Game The King's Speech Fair Game Fair Game The King's Speech The King's Speech Fair Game Fair Game PSD. The King's Speech The King's Speech Fair Game The Social Network You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Family Film: The Fox and Child Met Opera Live: Le Comte Ory The Social Network You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger PSD. The Social Network New York, I Love You You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger New York, I Love You New York, I Love You You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Norwegian Wood Oranges and Sunshine Oranges and Sunshine Oranges and Sunshine Norwegian Wood
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Animal Kingdom Biutiful Blue Valentine Confessions Essential Killing Fair Game Get Low Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (The) Howl Inside Job King's Speech (The) Les Diaboliques Little White Lies Meek's Cutoff My Afternoons With Marguerite NEDS: Non Educated Delinquents Never Let Me Go New York, I Love You Norwegian Wood Of Gods and Men Oranges and Sunshine Rabbit Hole Route Irish Social Network (The) Son of Babylon Submarine Tempest (The) True Grit Walkabout Way (The) West is West You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
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PSD. = Post-Show Discussion (see page 16)
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cl se up Saturday Film Talks A chance to spend the day exploring a particular theme of film guided by specialists in that field.
French Cinema: A Beautiful Friendship Sat 12 Mar 11am – 3.30pm £9.50 (£6) At the end of Casablanca, Rick and Captain Louis Renault walk off together into the fog. ‘Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship,’ says Rick in one of the cinema’s most famous last lines. In his talk, Charles Drazin, author of The Faber Book of French Cinema, explores the ‘beautiful friendship’ that existed between French cinema and Hollywood during the post-war years, considering all those intense, contradictory emotions that so often exist in close relationships, whether love, hate or contempt. To illustrate, there will be a complete screening of Jean Luc
in the frame Godard’s 1963 classic Le Mépris (Contempt), starring Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli and Jack Palance.
Contempt 15 Le Mepris Director: Jean-Luc Godard France 1963 103mins subtitled Cast: Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance Benoît Magimel Jean-Luc Godard’s subversive foray into commercial filmmaking is a star-studded Cinemascope epic. Contempt (Le Mépris) stars Michel Piccoli as a screenwriter torn between the demands of a proud European director (played by legendary director Fritz Lang), a crude and arrogant American producer (Jack Palance), and his disillusioned wife, Camille (Bardot), as he attempts to doctor the script for a new film version of The Odyssey.
West Midlands Film Hub Warwick Arts Centre and Screen WM have joined forces to create a Film Hub for the West Midlands. Come along to experience, understand, enjoy and even make movies.
Give your opinion or pose questions for further debate on the film you have just seen in this series of post-screening discussions led by Julia Condon Jones. Julia is a Film Studies teacher who has been leading the postscreening discussions (in the frame) at Warwick Arts Centre for two years and invites you to come and have a chat about the film you have just watched. Everyone is welcome to talk about whatever issues the film has raised.
NEDS: Non Educated Delinquents 18 Tue 1 Mar 6.15pm Never Let Me Go 12A Sat 5 Mar 6.15pm West is West 15 Wed 16 Mar 6.30pm True Grit 15 Wed 23 Mar 6.30pm Get Low PG Thu 31 Mar 6.30pm Fair Game 12A Wed 6 Apr 6.15pm You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger tbc Mon 11 Apr 6.30pm Norwegian Wood 15 Mon 18 Apr 6pm Oranges and Sunshine 15 Tue 19 Apr 6.30pm Walkabout 12 Thu 28 Apr 6.30pm 16