Sun 1 Jul // 16:15 /
Responses to Climate Change
Cape Farewell presents Burning Ice, the brilliant 2010 film directed by award-winning Peter Gilbert and based on the Disko Bay Expedition. Chris Wainwright will give a short introduction to the film followed by a question and answer session at the end of the screening. Tickets: free admission but email to book your place firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun 1 Jul // 20:00 /
Nights Of Cabiria
PG / 113 mins / Federico Fellini / 1957 / Italy
Giulietta Masina’s second collaboration with husband Federico Fellini is easily their most accomplished and compelling, giving a bittersweet glimpse into the life and dreams of Cabiria, a resilient and unquenchably optimistic prostitute. However, even her outlook is threatened when she is first dumped by a glamorous film star, then by her supposedly respectable fiancé who also takes her life savings.
Wed 4 Jul // Thu 5 Jul // Fri 6 Jul // Sat 7 Jul // Sun 8 Jul // Sun 8 Jul // 20:00 /15:00 /20:00 /
PG / 100 mins / Michel Hazanavicius / 2011 / France/Belgium
Hollywood 1927. George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller it seems the sky’s the limit - major movie stardom awaits. This engaging story is told with humour, melodrama, romance, and--most importantly--silence. Visually, the film is stunning. Each frame is so wonderfully constructed that this unique film is transformed into a profound cinematic achievement winning Bafta and Oscar awards.
Wed 11 Jul // Thu 12 Jul // Fri 13 Jul // Sat 14 Jul // 20:00 /
15 / 117 mins / Alexander Payne / 2011 / USA
From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.
Sun 15 Jul // 20:00 /
Patience (After Sebald)
PG / 90 mins / Grant Gee / 2012 / UK
A haunting film essay, Grant Gee develops the layered approaches of his acclaimed music documentaries such as Joy Division in a filmic analogue of the unclassifiable prose of the late German writer WG Sebald. Gee’s film is a study of place and places in East Anglia that Sebald walked through in his book The Rings of Saturn, and places of dissolution and decay, beached émigré lives, curious coincidences, and man’s grievous inhumanity to man. In a final breath-catching moment, the shadow of Sebald himself rises from the place of his death to put his seal on a film that encourages new readings of an author whose genre-defying brilliance is still being discovered.
Wed 18 Jul // Thu 19 Jul // 20:00 /
15 / 123 mins / Ralph Fiennes / 2011 / UK
Gerard Butler and a steely-eyed Vanessa Redgrave join Fiennes in his version of Shakespeare's play, updated to modern-day Belgrade. It's a chillingly relevant adaptation. Coriolanus returns home from war to find himself at odds with his countrymen who see him as a tyrant. When his ambitious mother tries to orchestrate formal recognition for her son, both the authorities and the people turn against Coriolanus and exile him. Allying himself with his former enemy Aufidius, he sets out for revenge against those who have wronged him.
Fri 20 Jul // Sat 21 Jul // 20:00 /
A Dangerous Method
15 / 99 mins / David Cronenberg / 2011 / USA
Mortensen and Fassbender star in this adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play detailing the deteriorating relationship between Freud and Jung as they contend with a particularly troubled patient. Jung is using Freudian techniques to treat Russian-Jewish psychiatric patient Sabina Spielrein. But the deeper their relationship grows, the further the burgeoning psychiatrist and his respected mentor drift apart. As Jung struggles to help his patient overcome some pressing paternal issues, disturbed patient Otto Gross sets out to test the boundaries of the doctor's professional resolve. Meanwhile, Jung and Freud's continued sessions with Spielrein lead to a series of profound breakthroughs in the methods that doctors use to treat their patients.
Sun 22 Jul // 20:00 /
The Black Pirate
U / 88 mins / Albert Parker / 1926 / USA
This classic 1926 silent tale of great adventure on the high seas stars Douglas Fairbanks - 'The King of Hollywood' - in one of his signature swashbuckling roles. Fairbanks plays an aristocrat who joins a pirate crew in order to avenge the death of his father. Along the way, he rescues a beautiful princess discovered onboard the ship. This was the first major film to be made entirely in Technicolor and contains one of the silent screen's most spectacular stunts.
Wed 25 Jul // Thu 26 Jul // Thu 26 Jul // Fri 27 Jul // Sat 28 Jul // 20:00 /11:00 /20:00 /
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
12a / 123 mins / John Madden / 2011 / UK
This British comedy follows a group of retirees who relocate to an Indian hotel and what they think will be a life of opulent leisure, only to find reality doesn’t quite match the advertising. However, they soon fall for the hotel’s faded charms and discover newfound happiness through the people they are with, rather than the luxury they were expecting. Featuring a stellar British cast including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith.
Sun 29 Jul // 20:00 /
I am a Camera
12 / 98 mins / Henry Cornelius / 1955 / UK
Based on the novel Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood, I Am A Camera reminisces about life in Berlin during the 1930s.A young and naive author befriends a lively and totally amoral English girl, Sally Bowles. The two form a close friendship and he thoroughly enjoys her outrageous behaviour. Together they indulge in the freedom and decadence offered by Berlin at the time, but as support for Nazi fascism rises, the city as they know it begins to vanish.
Tue 31 Jul // 20:00 /
B-Movie Fanclub:Teenagers from Outer Space
OLD TOWN WEEK
PG / 88 mins / Tom Graeff / 1959 /
Director Tom Graeff proves that you don’t need huge budgets to make a bad film this is really low low budget even the giant lobster monster appears only as a shadow and all the financial backers appear as cameo roles in the film itself, not to mention the ray gun which is actually from a toy shop. A young alien falls for a pretty teenage Earth girl and they team up to try to stop the plans of his invading cohorts, who intend to use Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet. ‘I'm not going to keep a job where this sort of thing goes on’ All Tickets £5
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