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She, a Chinese is a fascinating study of alienation in the New China, which results in its subject arriving in the UK. The Hurt Locker studies courage and bravado under fire from the point of view of those whose role is to prevent damage and killing, the bomb disposal teams. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a murder investigation that works on several different levels and reveals how film and television are converging in the age of High Definition. What is, perhaps, less surprising, is that Michael Moore has some trenchant observations on the credit crunch in Capitalism: A Love Story and after nearly sixty years, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell look as wonderful as ever in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Enjoy!
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1 Oscar nomination and 1 BAFTA nomination Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, A Single Man is the story of George Falconer, a 52 year-old British college professor (Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Goode). George is consoled by his closest friend Charley (Moore), a 48 year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own
questions about the future. A young student of George’s, Kenny (Hoult), who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels he is a kindred spirit. A Single Man is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.
Tim Burton’s revisiting of Alice in Wonderland is fresh and unsettling but you would expect that. What you might not expect is Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin redefining the moral compass in a romantic comedy, It’s Complicated. Jeff Bridges presents a portrait that takes country music way beyond its initial emotional black and white into a range of complex shading that allows him to deliver the performance of his life in Crazy Heart. Tilda Swinton is outstanding with another performance of power and subtlety, in Italian, in I Am Love. For all its profanity and testosterone, 44 Inch Chest is a deeply affecting study in forgiveness.
This season is full of surprises and astonishing performances.
Fri 26 Feb – Thu 4 Mar Dir: Tom Ford US 2009 99mins Cast: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Hoult, Matthew Goode
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The Lovely Bones 12A
Fri 26 Feb – Sun 7 Mar Dir: Peter Jackson US / UK / New Zealand 2009 139mins Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci 1 Oscar nomination, 2 BAFTA nominations and 1 Golden Globe nomination The story of a life and everything that came after. Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold, and directed by Oscar winner
Peter Jackson, The Lovely Bones centres on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family – and her killer – from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.
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The Last Station 15 Departures 12A Fri 5 – Thu 11 Mar & Fri 30 Apr – Mon 3 May Dir: Michael Hoffman Germany / Russia / UK 2009 112mins Cast: Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff, Christopher Plummer 2 Oscar nominations and 2 Golden Globe nominations After almost fifty years of marriage, the Countess Sofya, Leo Tolstoy’s devoted wife, passionate lover, muse and secretary, suddenly finds her entire world turned upside down. In the name of his newly created religion, the great Russian novelist has renounced his noble title, his property and his family in favour of poverty, vegetarianism and even celibacy. After she’s born him thirteen children. On discovering that Tolstoy has signed a new will, leaving the rights to his iconic novels to the Russian people rather than his own family, Sofya is consumed by righteous outrage. Using every bit of cunning, every trick of seduction in her considerable arsenal, she fights fiercely for what she believes is rightfully hers. A stellar cast star in this complex, funny, rich and emotional story about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it.
Okuribito Mon 8 & Tue 9 Mar Dir: Yojiro Takita Japan 2008 131mins Cast: Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki
The Hurt Locker 15 Wed 10 & Thu 11 Mar Dir: Kathryn Bigelow US 2008 131mins Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce
Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Language Film (2009)
9 Oscar nominations, 8 BAFTA nominations and 3 Golden Globe nominations
With the break-up of his Tokyo Orchestra, Daigo, a young cellist, decides to return with his adoring wife Mika to his hometown in Japan’s far north. Searching for work, he responds to a cryptic classified ad for work in ‘Departures’ only to find out that the position is not in travel, but in the field of ‘encoffining’, the ritual preparation of a corpse before it is placed in a casket for cremation.
The Hurt Locker is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military’s unrecognised heroes; the technicians of a bomb squad who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives doing one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.
Daigo gradually takes to the work and finds he has a real talent, but he is too ashamed to tell Mika, leaving him torn between his true calling and his marriage. A story of love, of discovery, of revelation and of the transcending human spirit, Departures will linger in your heart and mind for some time. “Full of wit and warmth this is cinema at its most affecting.” Empire
Three members of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and one another as they search for, and disarm, a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad. Their mission is clear – protect and save – but it’s anything but easy, as the margin of error when defusing a war-zone bomb is zero. This thrilling and heart-pounding look 03 at the psychology of bomb technicians and the effects of risk and danger on the human psyche is a fictional tale inspired by real events by journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq.
Capitalism: A Love Story 12A
Fri 12 – Thu 18 Mar Dir: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Fri 12 – Thu 18 Mar France 2009 104mins subtitled Cast: Dany Boon, Andre Dussollier, Omar Sy Dir: Michael Moore US 2009 128mins MICMACS is the latest dazzlingly Cast: Michael Moore
Bazil (Dany Boon) is the son of a bomb disposal expert who died on a job in Morocco. Years later, Bazil is struck by a stray bullet, which remains lodged in his head, leading to some strange side effects. After losing his job, Bazil assembles a rag-tag team of misfits and sets out on a quest to bring down those he holds responsible for his misfortunes. Breathtaking and inventive, with pacy, edge-of-the-seat storytelling and no end of visual gags and witty wordplay.
Moore takes us into the homes of ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down; and he goes looking for explanations in Washington DC and elsewhere. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal and 14,000 jobs being lost every day.
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Mon 15 Mar Dir: Leslie Iwerks US / Canada 2009 73mins Cast: narrated by Neve Campbell This much anticipated feature documentary from Academy Award nominated director Leslie Iwerks goes deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Northern Alberta, Canada.
With both humour and outrage, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story explores a taboo question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Years ago that love seemed so innocent. Today, however, the American dream is looking more like a nightmare as families pay the price with their jobs, their homes and their savings.
Dirty Oil dramatically explores the battle between industry, government, local communities and environmentalists over the development of the oil sands of Alberta, Canada. Through the eyes of scientists, ‘big oil’ officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists and aboriginal citizens directly impacted by ‘the largest industrial project on the planet today’, the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to see the emotional and irreversible toll this ‘black gold rush’, fuelled by America’s addiction to oil, is taking on our planet.
Fri 19 – Sun 21 Mar Dir: Raoul Ruiz UK 2010 90mins Cast: Daryl Hannah, Tom Conti, Miriam Margolyes
A brilliant author, blinded in a horrific car accident, takes on a beautiful female assistant to help him complete his latest book. But events quickly spiral out of control as the assistant begins to pursue a deadly agenda of her own. His familiar surroundings are altered, his housekeeper diverted away and strange things happen around the house making him increasingly dependent on his new assistant. Academy Award nominee Tom Conti and Daryl Hannah are at their thrilling best in this twisted tale of murderous revenge, dark secrets and psychological mind games.
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cinematic outing from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Delicatessen), a satire on the arms trade which ground this director’s cinema of fantasy firmly in reality.
Fri 19 – Thu 25 Mar Dir: Atom Egoyan US / Canada 2009 99mins Cast: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried
Capital ism: A Love
The Hea dless Woman
Julianne Moore is Catherine, a successful doctor who suspects her handsome husband David (Neeson) is cheating on her. To silence or answer her suspicions once and for all, Catherine hires an irresistible and alluring young woman, Chloe (Seyfried) to put David’s fidelity to the test. Meeting regularly, Catherine absorbs the explicit details Chloe shares of her encounters with David, igniting Catherine’s jealousy and awakening long-dormant sensations. Soon caught in a web of sexual desire, Catherine finds herself on a journey that places her family in great danger – is it too late to stop Chloe?
The Headless Woman 12A
La Mujer sin Cabeza Mon 22 & Tue 23 Mar Dir: Lucrecia Martel Argentina / Spain / France 2007 87mins subtitled Cast: Guillermo Arengo, Cesar Bordon, Claudia Cantero A woman is driving along the motorway when she becomes distracted and hits something. On the days following this incident, she fails to recognise the feelings that bond her to things and people. She just lets herself be taken by the events of her social life. One night she tells her husband that she killed someone on the motorway. They go back to the road only to find a dead dog. Friends close to the police confirm there were no accident reports. Things returns to normal until the news of a gruesome discovery again worries everyone.
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Wed 24 & Thu 25 Mar Dir: Xiaolu Guo UK / France / Germany 2009 98mins subtitled Cast: Lu Huang, Wei Yi Bo, Geoffrey Hutchings, Chris Ryman ‘She’ is Mei, an enigmatic young Chinese woman raised in a backwater but longing for a different life. To find herself, she needs to escape, and her journey takes her first to a city in her own country, where she finds love, and loses it. Still searching, on a whim she travels to England, drifting and rootless. All the time, she is learning more about herself, experimenting. Sometimes the experiments are misguided, false steps. But none of them are wasted. There is no end point to her journey, but it would appear that what she leaves behind is as important as what she is moving towards.
Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 Inch Chest explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love.
3 Golden Globe nominations (including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical) A story about love, divorce and everything in between. Jane (Streep) is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has – after a decade of divorce – an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake (Baldwin). But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son’s college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable – an affair. Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It’s... complicated.
Colin (Winstone) is in agony, shattered by his wife’s infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by – they kidnap the wife’s French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge. A kangaroo court takes place and as the situation escalates, Loverboy’s life hangs in the balance as Colin wrestles with revenge, remorse, grief and self pity, all the while egged on by his motley crew of friends who just want him to get on with it so they can get down the pub.
Fri 26 – Tue 30 Mar Dir: Nancy Meyers US 2009 120mins Cast: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin
New York’s Metropolitan Opera Live in HD
Ambroise Thomas Sat 27 Mar 5pm £25 (£20) 3hrs 45mins approximately (including 2 intervals) Warwick Arts Centre, amongst illustrious cinemas and theatres worldwide, continues to broadcast award-winning high definition transmissions of live opera direct from New York. The works of Shakespeare have inspired more operatic adaptations than any others. Simon Keenlyside and Natalie Dessay bring their extraordinary acting and singing skills to two of the Bard’s most unforgettable characters in this new production. For the role of Ophelia, the French composer Ambroise Thomas created a mad scene that is amongst the greatest in opera.
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Fri 26 – Mon 29 Mar Dir: Malcolm Venville UK 2009 95mins Cast: John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Tom Wilkinson, Ian McShane
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Tue 30 Mar – Thu 1 Apr Dir: Jim Sheridan US 2009 105mins Cast: Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan
2 Golden Globe nominations
Brothers tells the powerful story of two siblings who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam (Maguire) is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart Grace (Portman), with whom he has two young daughters. Tommy (Gyllenhaal), his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who’s always gotten on by wit and charm.
When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home – with consequences that will shake the foundation of the entire family.
Shipped out to Afghanistan, Sam is presumed dead when his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains. So when he unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate?
Gentlemen Prefer Nine 12A Fri 2 – Sun 4 Apr Blondes U Dir: Rob Marshall Wed 31 Mar & Thu 1 Apr Dir: Howard Hawks US 1953 91mins Cast: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan
Adapted from a stage play based on Anita Loos’ satirical novel, Howard Hawks’ comedy about two cabaret singers checking out prospective husbands while on a cruise to Europe is a wonderfully warm, funny, dazzlingly stylish Technicolour musical. Enhanced in this brand new digital print. Marilyn Monroe gives arguably her finest, certainly her most delectably relaxed, performance as gold-digger Lorelei Lee, fending off suitors rich, ancient and absurdly infantile as she crosses the Atlantic in the gloriously Amazonian company of Jane Russell’s Dorothy Shaw.
US 2009 119mins Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Stacy Ferguson, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard 4 Oscar nominations and 5 Golden Globe nominations Nine is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and 07 costume designer, an American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth and his mother. Rob Marshall (Chicago) directs this stellar cast. The original Broadway production of Nine, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, won five Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Fri 2 – Thu 8 Apr Dir: Tim Burton US 2010 tbcmins Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Stephen Fry, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska
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From visionary director Tim Burton comes this magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat and, of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen’s reign of terror. With an all-star cast including Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman and Timothy Spall, this stunning film captures the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass with incredible visuals and the most charismatic characters in literary history.
Mon 5 – Thu 8 Apr Dir: Clint Eastwood US 2009 134mins Cast: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng
Newly elected President Mandela knows his 08 nation remains radically and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match. “Genuinely inspiring.” Rolling Stone
Up in the Air
From director Clint Eastwood, Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Damon), to help unite their country.
2 Oscar nominations and 3 Golden Globe nominations
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Fri 9 – Mon 12 Apr Dir: Scott Cooper US 2009 112mins Cast: Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal 3 Oscar nominations and 2 Golden Globe Awards (Best Actor and Best Original Song) Jeff Bridges won a Golden Globe for his performance as the richly comic, semi-tragic romantic anti-hero Bad Blake in this debut feature from writer-director Scott Cooper. Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean (Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. As he struggles down the road of redemption, Bad learns the hard way just how tough life can be on one man’s crazy heart. “A small movie perfectly scaled to the big performance at its centre.” New York Times
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Fri 9 – Thu 15 Apr Dir: Roman Polanski France / Germany / UK 2010 128mins Cast: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall When a successful British ghost-writer, The Ghost, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Brosnan), his agent assures him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start – not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang’s long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident.
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Tue 13 – Thu 15 Apr Dir: Jason Reitman US 2009 104mins Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Jason Bateman 1 Golden Globe Award (6 nominations) and 3 BAFTA nominations George Clooney is at his smooth, sardonic best as Ryan Bingham, a management consultant specialising in the field of firing people for companies that are downsizing. His work takes him around the country, helping him pursue his private goal of accumulating ten million miles in his frequent flyer account and with it, entry to an elite club. Faced by a threat posed by Natalie, a new recruit with a plan to introduce video links which would effectively ground Bingham, he talks his way into one last round trip. This time he has an added incentive, having just met Alex, the beautiful and sassy frequenttraveller of his dreams.
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Fri 16 – Tue 20 Apr Dir: Neil Jordan Ireland / US 2009 111mins Cast: Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Stephen Rea, Dervla Kirwan One day a simple fisherman, trawling off the Irish coast, catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his nets. She appears to be dead but, miraculously, comes back to life before his eyes. So begins Neil Jordan’s deeply enchanting fairy tale of a movie which effortlessly mixes myth and fantasy with the life of a fishing community on the jagged seascapes of the wild southwest Irish coast. The fisherman, Syracuse, is a devilish, irresponsible loner, separated from his former wife and distanced from Annie, his wheelchair-bound daughter. But everyone’s drab and ordinary life is about to change with the arrival of the ethereal Ondine, the woman from the sea. 10
Ondine works as a beautifully wrought fable, a romantic re-imagining of the dreary lives of working people, lifted out of their daily routines by an exquisite, unfathomable stranger who suddenly appears in their midst. This is a wonderful Irish tale – the kind told on a rainy evening in a pub with a Guinness in hand.
I Love You Phillip Morris 15
Samson & Delilah 15
This is an improbable, but true, tale of a spectacularly charismatic and resourceful con-man’s journey from small-town cop to flamboyant whitecollar criminal. Centred round an eccentrically wonderful performance by Jim Carrey, the film relates a story that is truly stranger than fiction and showcases a love story that will not be denied.
Samson & Delilah was rapturously received when it premiered at Cannes last year, and won the Caméra d’Or, while Australian critics have called it ‘captured lightning in a bottle’ and ‘one of the most wonderful films this country has ever produced’.
Fri 16 – Wed 21 Apr Dir: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa US 2009 98mins Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor
When a local Texas policeman, Steve Russell (Carrey), turns to cons and fraud to allow him to change his lifestyle (in more ways than one), his subsequent stay in the state penitentiary results in his meeting the love of his life, a sensitive fellow inmate named Phillip Morris, perfectly portrayed by Ewan McGregor. What ensues can only be described as a relentless quest as Russell attempts escape after escape and executes con after con, all in the name of love. This is the world of the preposterous: it plays like a farce but is vastly entertaining because it turns all that we take for granted about life on its head.
Tue 20 & Wed 21 Apr Dir: Warwick Thornton Australia 2009 100mins Cast: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Scott Thornton
This love story begins at a remote outpost – home to a small Aboriginal community – in the Central Australian desert. Samson (McNamara) is woken each morning by the sound of his brother’s band jamming repetitively outside, and automatically starts sniffing petrol fumes. Delilah (Gibson) lives close by and tends to her ageing Nana. The couple communicate non-verbally, but deeply expressively, and it’s clear they rely on, and need, each other to get by in their mundane circumstances. Tragedy strikes leaving the pair to feel ostracised, and they run away to Alice Springs, where their love for each other becomes an even greater necessity, the reason for their very survival.
National Theatre productions broadcast live to cinema screens around the world.
The Habit of Art
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 18
Man Som Hatar Kvinnor Fri 23 – Thu 29 Apr Dir: Neils Arden Oplev Sweden / Denmark / Germany 2009 152mins subtitled Cast: Michael Niqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.
Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has been one of the publishing sensations of the past decade. The keenlyawaited screen version of the bestselling first novel is a violent, brooding whodunit that exposes the ugly truth about the corruption and misogyny at the heart of Swedish society.
Alan Bennett’s new play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.
An ageing industrialist invites journalist Mikael Blomkvist to investigate the long ago murder of his niece. Blomkvist calls upon the services of 24 year-old wild child Lisbeth Salander, one of the most brilliant hackers and damaged individuals in recent crime fiction. A satisfying knife edge thriller.
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a new play by Alan Bennett Thu 22 Apr 6.45pm Live screening: £10 (Repeat screening in Theatre on Sat 24 Apr 7.30pm)
Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor at The Tribunal in The Hague manages to convince a young Bosnian woman to testify against an alleged war criminal. Amidst the inconsistency of political interests and threats coming from Bosnian Serb nationalists, she realises that her opponents not only sit on the dock across from her, but are also found in her own ranks. Hannah faces the trial of her life, all of a sudden torn between her strong beliefs in the system and her loyalty towards the witness.
Sturm Fri 23 - Sun 25 Apr Dir: Hans-Christian Schmid Germany / Denmark / Netherlands 2009 105mins some subtitles Cast: Kerry Fox, Anamaria Marinca, Stephen Dillane 11
Father of My Children 12A
Le Père de mes Enfants Mon 26 & Tue 27 Apr Dir: Mia Hansen-Love Germany / France 2009 110mins subtitled Cast: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli With his bearing and exceptional charisma, Grégoire commands admiration. He seems invincible. Yet his prestigious production company, Moon Films, is on its last legs. Too many productions, too many risks, too many debts.
Grégoire Canvel has everything a man could want. A wife he loves, three delightful children and a stimulating job. He’s a film producer. Discovering talented filmmakers and developing films that fit his conception of the cinema – free and true to life – is precisely his reason for living. His vocation. It fulfils him and Grégoire devotes almost all his time and energy to his work. He’s hyperactive, he never stops. Except on weekends, which he spends in the country with his family – gentle interludes, as precious as they are fragile.
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Storm clouds are gathering. But Grégoire ploughs on at all costs. Where will his blind obstinacy lead him? One day, he is obliged to face the facts. In one word: failure. He is overwhelmed by fatigue. Which soon secretly turns into despair.
A high school French teacher gives her class a translation exercise based on a real news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of his pregnant girlfriend. The assignment has a profound effect on one student, Simon, who re-imagines that the news item is his own family’s story, with the terrorist standing in for his father. Years ago, Simon’s father crashed the family car, killing both himself and his wife and leaving Simon an orphan. Simon has always feared that the accident was intentional.
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“Superbly written, impressively directed and emotionally engaging drama… well worth seeking out.” View London
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Io Sono L'amore Fri 30 Apr - Mon 3 May Dir: Luca Guadagnino Italy 2009 120mins subtitled Cast: Tilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti
Swinton gives a stunning performance as the central muse of a tale about the irresistible draw of forbidden passion and the bittersweet victory of liberation from the constrictions of wealth and power.
Wed 28 & Thu 29 Apr Dir: Atom Egoyan Canada 2008 102mins Cast: Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Kenneth Welsh
Simon reads his version to the class then takes it to the internet. In essence he has created a false identity allowing him to probe his family secret and the public reaction is swift and strong. A chain of unexpected events ensues.
I Am Love 15
The polished rooms of a Milanese villa ignite with anxious activity as the wealthy industrial family, the Recchis, prepare to celebrate the birthday of their patriarch. It is an occasion designed to ensconce family traditions - the handsome grandson, Edoardo, introduces his new girlfriend; his sister presents another piece 12 of her artwork to her grandfather; and the grandfather, knowing this is his last birthday, names the successor to his empire. A feast for the senses, Luca Guadagnino's magnificent film luminously articulates its themes of passion and constraint.
Our regular weekend movie events for you to enjoy as a family Belleville Rendez-Vous 12A
Ballet Shoes PG
Sat 27 Feb 2pm Dir: Sylvain Chomet France 2003 80mins Cast: voices – Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin, Monica Viegas £4.50 (£2.50)
Sat 20 Mar 2pm Dir: Sandra Goldbacher International television co-production 2007 84mins £4.50 (£2.50)
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Sometimes a film can capture your imagination and steal your heart in a way you never thought possible. Warmly received at its Cannes premiere and since embraced across the world, this virtually wordless French animation is one such film – a brilliantly realised, jaw-dropping adventure that bursts with life and teems with subtle touches. Accompanied by Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
Based on the novel by Noel Streatfield and set in Thirties London, Ballet Shoes tells the exhilarating tale of orphans Pauline, Petrova and Posy Fossil, who are adopted by an eccentric explorer, Gum, and raised as sisters by his selfless niece. The timeless and uplifting story revolves around each girl's struggle to fulfil her dreams: Pauline longs to be an actress, Petrova yearns to be an aviator, and Posy seems born to be a ballerina. But when Gum disappears, the money runs out - and the girls have a fight on their hands. Capitalism: A Love Story 12A Fri 12 Mar 6.30pm
MICMACS 12A Wed 17 Mar 6.30pm
The Headless Woman 12A Give your opinion or pose questions for further debate on the film you have just seen in this series of postscreening discussions.
Tue 23 Mar 6.30pm
Brothers 15 Wed 31 Mar 6.30pm
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 18 Thu 29 Apr 6.16pm
Bladerunners, Deerhunters and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off 15
with Michael Deeley Sat 13 Mar 11am – 3.30pm £7.50 (£5.50) Michael Deeley is an Oscar Winning movie producer with the Midas touch – many of his pictures have gained cult status and become the stuff of legend. He has worked with the world’s toughest moviemakers and lived to tell the tale. Few would imagine that one man links The Deerhunter with Bladerunner, The Italian Job with Don’t
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.
Look Now or the original The Wicker Man. Deeley’s adventures in motion pictures span London in the Swinging Sixties, Hollywood in the seventies and the blockbusters of the 1980s. He will be talking about his career with co-author Matthew Field and there will be a complete screening of Bladerunner: The Final Cut.
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The Lovely Bones A Single Man A Single Man S. The Lovely Bones A Single Man S. The Lovely Bones S. A Single Man A Single Man The Lovely Bones The Last Station The Lovely Bones The Last Station The Lovely Bones The Last Station The Lovely Bones The Last Station Departures The Last Station The Last Station S. Departures The Last Station S. The Hurt Locker The Last Station The Last Station The Hurt Locker Capitalism: A Love Story PSD. Micmacs Film Talk: Michael Deeley Micmacs Capitalism: A Love Story Micmacs Capitalism: A Love Story Micmacs Dirty Oil Micmacs Capitalism: A Love Story Micmacs Capitalism: A Love Story Micmacs PSD. Capitalism: A Love Story Capitalism: A Love Story Micmacs Chloe A Closed Book Family Film: The Ballet Shoes Chloe A Closed Book Chloe A Closed Book Chloe
6.15pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 4pm 6.15pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 4pm 6.15pm 9pm 4pm 7.30pm 6.15pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 4pm 6.15pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 6.30pm 9pm 11am 4pm 6.30pm 9pm 4pm 7.30pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 6.30pm 9pm 4pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 6.30pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 2pm 4pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 4pm 7.30pm
Mon 22 Tue 23 Wed 24 Thu 25 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sun 28 Mon 29 Tue 30 Wed 31
Chloe The Headless Woman The Headless Woman PSD. Chloe Chloe She, a Chinese She, a Chinese Chloe It's Complicated 44 Inch Chest Met Opera Live: Hamlet It's Complicated 44 Inch Chest 44 Inch Chest It's Complicated It's Complicated Brothers Brothers PSD. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 9pm 5pm 4pm 7.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.45pm
April Thu 1 Fri 2 Sat 3 Sun 4 Mon 5 Tue 6 Wed 7 Thu 8 Fri 9 Sat 10 Sun 11 Mon 12 Tue 13 Wed 14 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tue 20
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Brothers Alice in Wonderland Nine Alice in Wonderland Nine Alice in Wonderland Nine Alice in Wonderland S. Invictus Alice in Wonderland Invictus Alice in Wonderland S. Invictus Alice in Wonderland Invictus The Ghost Crazy Heart Crazy Heart The Ghost Crazy Heart The Ghost The Ghost S. Crazy Heart Up In The Air The Ghost The Ghost S. Up in the Air Up In The Air The Ghost I Love You Philip Morris Ondine I Love You Philip Morris Ondine I Love You Philip Morris Ondine I Love You Philip Morris I Love You Philip Morris Ondine Samson & Delilah I Love You Philip Morris
6.30pm 8.30pm 4pm 7.30pm 4pm 7.30pm 4pm 7.30pm 4pm 7.30pm 6pm 8.30pm 6pm 8.30pm 6pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 4pm 7.30pm 6.30pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 6.30pm 9pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 4pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 4pm 7.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm 6.30pm 8.30pm
Wed 21 Thu 22 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tue 27 Wed 28 Thu 29 Fri 30
I Love You Philip Morris Samson & Delilah NT Live: The Habit of Art Storm The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Storm The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Storm The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Father Of My Children The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Father Of My Children The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Adoration The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo PSD. Adoration The Last Station I Am Love
6.30pm 8.30pm 6.45pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 3pm 6.30pm 8.45pm 4pm 7.30pm 6.15pm 8.30pm 6.15pm 9.15pm 3pm 6.15pm 8.30pm 6.15pm 9.15pm 6.30pm 8.45pm
May Sat 1 Sun 2 Mon 3
Met Opera Live The Last Station I Am Love I Am Love The Last Station
6pm 4pm 7.30pm 4pm 7.30pm
Subtitled Screenings (S.) We continue our series of films in the English language that are screened with English subtitles to assist our deaf and hard of hearing patrons and those for whom English is not their first language.
March Tue 2 Wed 3 Wed 3 Tue 9 Wed 10
A Single Man A Single Man The Lovely Bones The Last Station The Last Station
6.30pm 4pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 4pm
April Mon 5 Wed 7 Mon 12 Wed 14
Alice In Wonderland Alice In Wonderland The Ghost Writer The Ghost Writer
4pm 6pm 6.30pm 6.30pm
In The Frame Post Screening Discussions (PSD) Chaired by Julia Jones, these Post Screening Discussions will give the audience the opportunity to discuss the film they have just seen in more detail.
EAT OPENING TIMES Lunch: Tue - Fri 12noon - 2.30pm Dinner: Tue - Sat 5pm - 8pm
The big screen can now guarantee you a big discount. If dining between 5pm and 6pm, show a valid cinema ticket for that evening and get 15% off your food and drink bill at Eat Restaurant. For full details and terms and conditions visit www.warwick.ac.uk/go/foodanddrink
how to find us By Car On approaches to Coventry, simply follow the brown signs for Warwick Arts Centre. Once on the University of Warwick campus, head for car parks 6, 7 or 8. For the latest on the roads around Coventry visit: www.bbc.co.uk/coventry/travel
By Train Services run regularly from Birmingham, Leicester and London to Coventry from where we are a short taxi or bus ride away.
By Bus Regular bus services from Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth stop outside the Arts Centre. Centro Hotline: 024 7655 9559
booking information Telephone Bookings CP = Car Park
024 7652 4524
Online Bookings www.warwickartscentre.co.uk
Box Office Opening Times
Warwick Arts Centre is a resource provided by The University of Warwick. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following organisations:
Mon - Sat 9.30am - 9pm Sun - 2.00pm - 8pm
Ticket Prices (unless otherwise stated) Full Price:
Groups of 5+:
Full Time Students, Under 16s, Registered unemployed: £4.25 University of Warwick students: £3.00 Weekday Matinees:
English Touring Opera
Tue 11 – Sat 15 May Save 15% when booking for 2 or more operas in the same transaction.
* 60+ in full-time retirement, Passport to Leisure holders Booking fees apply
Brochure available in large print on 024 7652 4524 Warwick Arts Centre reserves the right to change the film programme without notice. Please check our website or contact the Box Office for updated information.
The Marriage of Figaro
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tue 11 & Fri 14 May
Wed 12 & Thu 13 May
Sat 15 May
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