From Fri 7 Oct: Tyrannosaur
Director Paddy Considine/Great Britain 2010/ 91 minutes (certificate 18) Cast includes: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan
Paddy Considine’s feature directorial debut is an affecting tour de force, recounting the story of two lonely and damaged people brought together by chance and tragic circumstances. Hannah works in a charity shop and holds her Christian values dear. Joseph is an irascible drunk, lashing out at those close to him. Joseph’s rage threatens to drive him to self- destruction so Hannah attempts to help him, but her own problems soon bubble to the surface and Joseph becomes the only person she can turn to.
Event: We are pleased to welcome award- winning director Paddy Considine for a post-screening Q&A.
Sat 29 Oct, 23:00: The Evil Dead
Dir Sam Raimi/US 1981/85 mins (certificate 18) Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Hal Delrich, Sarah York
Come and celebrate Halloween at Cornerhouse by joining us to watch “the number one Video Nasty” (as declared by Mary Whitehouse), and the film that was the subject of at least 40 obscenity trials in the UK during the height of the video nasty hysteria of the 1980’s. Now regarded as a masterpiece in modern horror and still the defining film of director Sam Raimi’s continuing career, few films have made such an impact on audiences, filmmakers and censorship law as The Evil Dead. Pressure groups tried to ban it, filmmakers have imitated it and horror fans continue to love it. This full and uncut version tells the story of a group of friends who go holidaying in a log cabin, deep within the woods, only to foolishly release the forces of darkness. Extreme gore, violence and a touch of comedy all come together as the friends try to survive a night besieged by the evil dead…
Director Nicolas Winding Refn/United States 2011/100 minutes (certificate 18) Cast includes: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston
An enthralling crime film from Nicolas Winding Refn, acclaimed director of 2008’s Bronson. Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine) gives a memorable performance as Driver, a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for the criminal underworld. Drive is a smart and occasionally violent film that plays stylistic homage to the US crime films of the 1970s and early 80s reminiscent of Tarantino’s movie junkie style.
Director Lars von Trier/Denmark France Germany 2011/136 minutes (certificate 15) Cast includes: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt
Lars von Trier follows his 2009 shocker Antichrist with this stunning apocalyptic film. Melancholia features an all star cast, with Kirsten Dunst giving an award-winning performance as beautiful bride-to-be Justine; a manic depressive struggling to balance her wedding celebrations whilst keeping a watchful eye on the fictitious planet Melancholia, which threatens doomsday for Earth.
From Fri 7 Oct: Midnight in Paris
Director Woody Allen/United States, Spain 2011/ 94 minutes/English, French with partial English subtitles (certificate to be announced) Cast includes: Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni
Hailed by critics as Woody Allen on true top form, Midnight in Paris is a witty romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson as Hollywood screenwriter Gil who is desperate for recognition as a writer of great literature. We follow Gil while he holidays in Paris with his surly girlfriend and, by chance, her parents and exboyfriend. When none of his companions share his passion for the French capital, Gil heads off into the night alone and encounters a range of mysterious characters. A must-see for fans of early Woody Allen.
From Fri 14 Oct: Sleeping Beauty
Director Julia Leigh/Australia 2011/102 minutes (certificate to be announced) Cast includes Emily Browning, Rachael Blake
The debut feature from novelist Julia Leigh is a 21st century take on myths and fairy tales, blending a potent mix of sex, drugs and the subconscious. Lucy is a university student who answers a newspaper advert for a lucrative job as a waitress in an opulent, isolated mansion. Lucy’s enigmatic beauty and sexual openness mean that she is soon promoted to the role of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, a position that requires her total submission.
From Fri 21 Oct: We need to talk about Kevin
Director Lynne Ramsay, Great Britain United States. 2010/112 minutes Cast includes: Tilda Swinton, John C Reilly, Ezra Miller, Siobhan Fallon
Lynne Ramsay’s adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s best-selling novel was the talk of Cannes Film Festival 2011 and her assured direction and tightly controlled pacing make for a thrilling and emotionally compelling film. Eva Katchadourian, played by the ever-talented and magnificent Tilda Swinton, is left picking up the pieces of her life after it changes beyond all recognition when her son Kevin’s teenage rebellion has tragic consequences. Featuring an exquisite score composed by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
From Fri 28 Oct: Miss Bala
Director Gerardo Naranjo/Mexico 2011/113 minutes/Spanish with English Subtitles (certificate 15) Cast includes Stephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, James Russo, Jose Yenque
23-year-old Laura’s dreams of competing in a beauty contest are shattered in this gripping thriller from the director of 2008’s I’m Gonna Explode. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Laura is an innocent witness to a crime and becomes caught up in the terrifying world of Mexican gang violence. Used by the gang leaders as a pawn in their battles, Laura struggles to break free.
From Fri 28 Oct: The Ides of March
Director George Clooney/United States 2011/98 minutes (certificate to be announced) Cast includes: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Giamatti, Philip Seymour Hoffman
George Clooney returns to the director’s chair and to the murky world of US politics for his highly anticipated feature The Ides of March. Set in the not-too-distant future, Ryan Gosling stars as an ambitious young press secretary whose work with a prominent Ohio governor in the run up to the presidential elections sees him unwittingly embroiled in governmental corruption.
Date tbc: Jack Goes Boating
Director Philip Seymour Hoffman/US 2010/91 minutes (certificate 15) Cast includes: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega
The highly anticipated directorial debut from Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Goes Boating is an offbeat comedy about romance, friendship and betrayal set against the backdrop of workingclass New York City. As well as proving his directing credentials, Hoffman also stars as the titular Jack, a chauffeur obsessed with reggae who is unlucky in love. With a bit of matchmaking assistance from his mate Clyde, Jack meets Connie and together they take small steps to love.
Date tbc: Black Power Mix Tape 1967 to 1975
Director Goran Hugo Olsson/Sweden. 2011/ 93 minutes (certificate to be announced)
This fascinating documentary tells the story of the US Black Power movement from the perspective of filmmakers and journalists working for Swedish television at the time. Their footage, shot over a nine year period and now gleaned from the archives, is expertly crafted together to provide an outsiders view of one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.
Date tbc: Kes
Director Ken Loach/Great Britain 1969/110 minutes (Parental Guidance) Cast includes: David Bradley, Colin Welland, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Brian Glover
Loach’s second feature film and big screen debut is still deserving of its seminal status in British cinema history and is revered as one of Loach’s best. Adapted from Barry Hines’ novel A Kestrel for a Knave, Barnsley schoolboy Billy attempts to escape the harshness of his life and the brutal inevitability of his future by caring for and training a kestrel that he finds. The moving performances and truthful authenticity for 1960s Yorkshire are enhanced by Chris Menges’ subtly evocative cinematography.
Sun 16 Oct, 16:20: The Lost World
Director Harry O. Hoyt/United States 1925/ 100 minutes (Parental Guidance) Cast includes: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes, Lewis Stone £7.50 full/£5.50 concessions.
Bristol Silents present John (JJ) Garden’s new semi-improvised score to accompany this special screening of 1925 pioneering film The Lost World. John is Scissor Sisters’ musical director and keyboard player and will be providing a live sound track to this innovative, stop-motion dinosaur film. Featuring ground- breaking animation techniques from Willis O’Brien, just prior to his work on King Kong, this silent classic is a dramatic and enchanting retelling of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story.