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Dove Street South, King Square, Bristol, Avon, BS2 8NQ
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20th Century Flicks: The King Of Comedy

20th Century Flicks presents:

THE KING OF COMEDY

Dir: Martin Scorsese, 1983, USA, 109mins, Cert: PG

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Thu 2 February // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (conc)

Travis Bickle, Jake LaMotta, Max Cady… none of them are quite as sinister as the protagonist of the fourth of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro’s collaborations: wannabe stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin, a fantasist convinced that he is destined for stardom. A serendipitous encounter with his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), is enough to convince him that his big break is just around the corner, and he sets about trying to worm his way onto national television. But when his advances are rebuffed he, along with fellow Langford devotee/stalker Masha (Sandra Bernhard), look to ever more extreme measures to get what they want.

A box office disaster on its release in 1983, the film’s reputation has grown ever since, and now arguably ranks alongside Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull as the finest work of this most celebrated of director-actor partnerships. But so too does it stand on its own as both a wicked satire and an eerily prescient vision of the celebrity culture of today: a disturbing glimpse at the convictions of those who crave instant fame and the desperate means which they will go to to achieve it.

On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.

Thu 2 Feb

£4–£5

The Big R Big Band & Silk Stockings

THE BIG R BIG BAND & SILK STOCKINGS

Dir: Rouben Mamoulian, 1957, USA, 117 mins, Cert: U - Sun 5 February 2017 // 16:00 Tickets: £6 / £5 As a part of our musicals season inspired by the release of Damian Chazelle's LA LA LAND, The Big R Big Band return to The Cube stage for the first time since their sold out performance for Chazelle's WHIPLASH in 2014. Now established as one of the best and most authentic swing bands across the west country, they'll be adding some old timey glamour to what was symbolically, but not completely, Fred Astaire's final musical performance. Starring the sensational Cyd Charisse, SILK STOCKINGS could be described as a kind of cold war musical comedy. Whatever you want to see it as, it features all the ingredients for a classic musical, great dancing, great songs, snappy dialogue and star quality. *It's a sheer delight!* Doors open at 3.30pm Band starts at 4pm Silk Stockings screens at 5pm

*On-line tickets are on sale until 4 hours before the advertised start time.*

Sun 5 Feb

£5–£6

Cabaret

CABARET

Dir: Bob Fosse, 1972, USA, 123 mins, Cert: 15, 35mm

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Tue 31 January // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)

Winner of eight Oscars, this musical wallows in the sleazy glamour of 1930s Berlin. A young English academic befriends a nightclub performer who introduces him to life in the Weimar Republic. Liza Minnelli puts in a star-making turn as diva Sally Bowles, but Joel Grey steals the show as the cabaret’s emcee.

“the context of Germany on the eve of the Nazi ascent to power makes the entire musical into an unforgettable cry of despair.” Roger Ebert

On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.

Tue 31 Jan

£4–£5

Cameraperson

Dir: Kirsten Johnson, 2016, USA, 102 mins, Cert:15 - Sun 5 February 2017 // 20:00 Tue 7 February 2017 // 18:15 Tickets: £5 (Full) / £4 (Conc) \*\*\*What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person - and what does it do to the one who films? \*\*\* A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.*

Sun 5 Feb

£4–£5

Tue 7 Feb

£4

Colossus Of Destiny - A Melvins Tale

Dir: Bob Hannam/Jay Sutherby ,USA ,2018 ,125 mins

This is the fascinating story of the ground breaking American rock group the Melvins.Through rarely seen footage and interviews with such alt rock luminaries as Mike Patton,Krist Novoselic & J Mascis as well as the band themselves it traces the arc of their 33 year career and their oft unheralded influence.Witness first hand the beliefs and attitudes, values and obscenities, slows and fasts, triumphs and toils, loves and hates, wits and giggles of a hugely talented and highly influential band.The Schwet DJs will be bringing the crucial musical vibes too in the bar afterwards so not to be missed !.

Sat 18 Feb

£6

The Fits

Dir: Anna Rose Holmer, 2015, USA, 72 mins, Cert: 12A - Sun 5 March // 19:30 Mon 6 March // 18:15 * Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night) THE FITS is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni—a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted. \*\*\*"The Fits is a dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale."\*\*\* - Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes \*\*\*"First-time writer-director Anna Rose Holmer crafts a meticulous mood of psychological isolation and beguiling mystery through her metaphorical tale."\*\*\* - Nick Schager, Variety

*On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.*

Sun 5 Mar

£4–£5

Mon 6 Mar

£4

Ghost In The Shell

GHOST IN THE SHELL

Director: Mamoru Oshii, Japan, 1995, 83 mins, Japanese with English subtitles, Cert: 15 - Wed 1 February 2017 // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (Full) / £4 (Conc) First there was AKIRA, then there was GHOST IN THE SHELL. See this groundbreaking anime masterpiece how it was intended – on the big screen! The year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement agents that are able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can travel freely through the information highways of the world. Hacking and manipulating whatever, whomever and whenever required. A movie that questions human existence in the fast-paced information age, this award-winning cyber thriller is one of the bestselling Japanese animation films of all time.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 4 hours before the advertised start time.*

Wed 1 Feb

£4–£5

Goodbye Pork Pie

GOODBYE PORK PIE

a Waitangi Day special

Geoff Murphy / 1980 / 105 mins / cert: 18

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Mon 6 February 2017 // 20:00

Tickets: £5 / £4 with proof of NZ-ness

We're takin' this bloody car to Invercargill!

In this classic Kiwi road movie full of car chases, capers and stunning scenery - described as sort of a cross between Smokey and the Bandit and The Italian Job, with a local sense of humour - Gerry, John and Shirl become accidental folk heroes as they attempt to travel the length of the country in a stolen yellow Mini, in pursuit of love, and pursued by cops to an explosive finale.

Every year on Waitangi Day we like to celebrate films from the other side of the world, and this year is no exception… join us as we screen another Kiwi classic from the archives, with some NZ tunes in the bar plus some treats from the dairy (aka corner shop).

On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.

Mon 6 Feb

£4–£5

Hellfire Video Club Presents Greeksploitation! With'island Of Death'

Nico Mastorakis/ 1975/ Greece/ 101 mins/ Cert: 18

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Fri 18 November // 20:00

Tickets: £5/4

Douse yourself in Ouzo and warm your cold winter hearts, as HFVC takes a trip to sunny Greece for a double dose of deliciously wonky sex and violence!

Following the exploits of a murderous young couple on the run in an off season Mykonos, infamous former video nasty ‘Island of Death’ is a stone-cold sleaze classic! Greek director Nico Mastorakis gleefully smashes up taboos left, right and centre, creating a deliriously depraved mess which ruthlessly hammers home its fudged take on the skewed morals of the permissive society in the daftest way imaginable. Right down to the bizarre ‘songs’ which pepper the soundtrack.

We follow with another dose of Hellenic hedonism gone awry!

Fri 27 Jan

£4–£5

Jackie

Jackie
  • 2016
  • USA
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pablo Larrain
  • Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt

Impressionistic, non-linear portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy, with an agonising, in-depth performance by Portman, who is gripping either while giving a shy television tour of the White House, or going to pieces in a bathroom. A mesmerising, technically virtuosic and remarkable reflection on celebrity, memory and the determined individual crafting history.

Sun 26 Feb

£4–£5

Mon 27 Feb

£4

La La Land

LA LA LAND

Dir: Damien Chazelle, USA, 2016, 126 minutes - Tue 7 February 2017 // 20:40 * Wed 8 February 2017 // 20:00 Thu 9 February 2017 // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (Full) / £4 (Conc/*cheap night*) An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from *Whiplash* director Damien Chazelle.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 4 hours before the advertised start time.*

Tue 7 Feb

£4

Wed 8 Feb

£4–£5

Thu 9 Feb

£4–£5

The Love Witch

THE LOVE WITCH

Dir: Anna Biller, 2015, USA, 120 mins, Cert: 18 TBA - Sun 19 March // 14:00 Mon 20 March // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession) Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However her spells work too well, and she ends up with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.*

Sun 19 Mar

£4–£5

Mon 20 Mar

£4–£5

Manchester By The Sea

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

Dir: Kenneth Lonergan, 2016, USA, 133 mins, Cert: 15

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Sun 12 February // 19:00

Mon 13 February // 20:00 *

Tue 14 February // 20:00

Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)

Widely acclaimed, Lonergan’s third feature is as psychologically astute, visually elegant and dramatically subtle as its predecessors. When reclusive, sometimes volatile Boston janitor Lee (Affleck) is told that his fisherman brother has had a heart attack, he returns to his small hometown on the Massachusetts coast. His return is just the start of a turbulent personal odyssey, since he’s forced not only to deal with a troubled teenage nephew (Lucas Hedges) and ex-wife (Michelle Williams), but to revisit painful moments from his time in Manchester.

Lonergan’s precise, elliptical script and cool, understated direction combine with expressive, nuanced performances to create a sometimes agonising, sometimes witty, always perceptive study of grief, guilt and bitter recrimination. Superior fare. - Geoff Andrew, BFI

On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.

Sun 12 Feb

£4–£5

Mon 13 Feb

£4

Tue 14 Feb

£4–£5

Moonlight

MOONLIGHT

Dir: Barry Jenkins, 2016, USA, 111 mins, Cert: 18 TBA - Sun 12 March // 19:00 Mon 13 March // 20:40 * Tue 14 March // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (Full) / £4 (Concession/ *Cheap Night) A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, *Moonlight* chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.*

Sun 12 Mar

£4–£5

Mon 13 Mar

£4

Tue 14 Mar

£4–£5

Play Me Something

Dir: Timothy Neat, 1989, UK, 72 mins, Cert 15

- Sun 19 February // 19:00 Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession) An enigmatic, story-telling Stranger enchants a group of bored passengers in a Hebridean airport in Timothy Neat’s PLAY ME SOMETHING. Played vibrantly by the late Booker Prize winner John Berger, from whose short story the material was developed, the Stranger conjures up a charming, melancholy tale of a political activist and a peasant trumpeter, who meet one another and spend the evening talking and dancing in socialist Venice. The handful of men and women awaiting the plane - amongst them a 20-something Tilda Swinton as you’ve never seen her before, with auburn hair down to the waist - are all too glad of the distraction; before long, all are captivated, some roused to pitch in their own contributions. Berger’s tale, and the images that frame and enliven it, folds outwards to explore ideas about narrators and audiences, and the relationships between shared culture and communities. Searching through collected textures of 16mm and 35mm film stock, black-and-white photographs, sound design, and the mesmerising narration, Berger and director Neat find that post-modern, fragmented form is no object to simple, evocative story-telling. A moving and lesser-seen study of the craft of narrative and its constituent elements, this movie represents a rare opportunity to see Berger’s radically material approach to art manifest in the cinema today.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.*

Sun 19 Feb

£4–£5

Prevenge

PREVENGE

Dir: Alice Lowe, 2016, UK, 88 mins, Cert: 18 TBA - Tue 28 February // 20:00 Wed 1 March // 20:00 Thu 2 March // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (Full) / £4 (Conc) A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe, Prevenge follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's actions, holding society responsible for the absence of a father. The child speaks to Ruth from the womb, coaching her to lure and ultimately kill her unsuspecting victims. Struggling with her conscience, loneliness, and a strange strain of prepartum madness, Ruth must ultimately choose between redemption and destruction at the moment of motherhood. Having shown at Venice, Toronto and most recently the London International Film Festival, Prevenge marks the directorial debut from Lowe, who is a true triple threat, writing, directing, and acting in the film during her own real-life pregnancy.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 4 hours before the advertised start time.*

Tue 28 Feb

£4–£5

Wed 1 Mar

£4–£5

Thu 2 Mar

£4–£5

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning show from the Fife-born performer. Ages 16+.

Thu 23 Mar

£8–£10

Sarah Bennetto & Bec Hill: The Wonderful Quizards Of Aus

Comedians Sarah Bennetto (BBC Radio 4, Storytellers' Club, Glastonbury Backstage Radio) and Bec Hill (Sky's DC Fancast, CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework) host a night filled with quizzes, quests and qu…omedy! Get your team of 4 together and compete against others in some ridiculous rounds ("Butts in Film!", "Most Evil photo ID!") for some luxury prizes* in an event designed for people who often think, "If I only had a brain!" Tickets £5 per person. Teams of 4 people max. Tickets: https://goo.gl/iLpO9y Fest Magazine "A sophisticated mix of standup and character comedy, Bennetto succeeds in harnessing the full power of an instinctive comedic mind." The Scotsman "Bec Hill: exuberant, daft and inventive." *luxury is a state of mind

Sun 29 Jan

£5

Sympathy For The Devil - The True Story Of The Process Church Of The Final Judgment

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL - THE TRUE STORY OF THE PROCESS CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGMENT

- Fri 3 February // 20:00 Tickets: £7 Google ‘The Process Church of the Final Judgment’ and you will discover a long list of lurid conspiracy theories. The cult has been accused of being the inspiration for Charles Manson's 'crimes of the century', influencing the assassination of Bobby Kennedy, and being the root of the notorious Son of Sam serial killings. Formed in 1960s England, many of its members were drawn from wealthy families and aristocracy. Newspapers branded them the 'Mindbenders in Mayfair' and 'The Devil's Disciples'. Ever since, members of The Process have adopted a secretive stance. Only now, have former members of the inner circle agreed to reveal the truth behind the conspiracy theories, and open up about their beliefs, rituals, and the closely guarded secret of the real power behind it all. The film gets behind the veils of the cult and tracks their journey from their formation in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, through wilderness experiences in Mexico, flirtations with pop royalty, and their spread state-side that resulted in them being ‘christened’ ‘One of the most dangerous satanic cults in America’. With contributions from leading former members of the cult, and insights from filmmaker John Waters (who encountered the cult whilst living in New Orleans) George Clinton (who included Process writings on his Funkadelic albums). Plus artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and renowned authors Gary Lachman, Robert Irwin, Gaia Servadio (who infiltrated the group in 1966), and Manson biographer Simon Wells. Woven together with music by Funkadelic and Nicholas Bullen After the screening, we're thrilled to host both director Neil Edwards, and John Harvey, formerly known as Brother Zachary, to talk about his experiences in the Process Church as an acolyte and occasional projectionist. Hellfire Video Club DJs will be in the bar spinning psych smashers before and after. http://www.theprocessmovie.com/

*On-line tickets are on sale until 4 hours before the advertised start time.*

Fri 3 Feb

£7

Toni Erdmann

TONI ERDMANN

Dir: Maren Ade, 2015, Germany/Austria/Romania, 162 mins, Cert: 15 - Sun 5 March // 16:00 Mon 6 March // 20:00 * Tue 7 March // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (Full) / £4 (Concession/ *Cheap Night) German filmmaker Maren Ade's astonishing *Toni Erdmann *is pure cinematic joy. A rare film that makes you think deeply about the world and has you laughing out loud whilst crying at the same time. It totally won us over and we are thrilled to be able to share it at last. Following the death of his pet dog, Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek) decides to visit his workaholic daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller) in Bucharest, bringing a little chaos into her well-ordered life by adopting a new, entrepreneurial persona: ‘Toni Erdmann’. A bizarre, brilliant parable of the gulf of understanding between a father and daughter, dense with moments of unrestrained hilarity as it is with nuanced observations on gender bias.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 3 hours before the advertised start time.*

Sun 5 Mar

£4–£5

Mon 6 Mar

£4

Tue 7 Mar

£4–£5

Virgin Mountain

VIRGIN MOUNTAIN

(Fúsi) Dir: Dagur Kári, 2015, Iceland/Denmark, 96 mins, Cert: 18 TBA - Mon 23 January 2017 // 20:00 * Tue 24 January 2017 // 20:00 Tickets: £5 (full), £4 (conc/*cheap night) Fúsi is a mammoth of a man who at 43 years of age is still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he hasn’t quite learned how to socialize with others, leaving him an untouchable virgin. That is until his family pushes him to join a dance class. There he meets the equally innocent but playful Sjöfn. Acclaimed Icelandic writer-director Dagur Kári’s fourth feature introduces us to the pains of first love between these two late-blooming loners. Dagur Kári brilliantly portrays Fúsi, wonderfully performed Gunnar Jónsson, as a hero, more than an outsider. Subtle and delicate, the wickedly funny *Virgin Mountain *never tries to force the audience into empathy. Instead, scene-by-scene, Dagur Kári constructs a simple and moving story. The result is a wonderfully shot character-driven drama with a haunting score co-composed by Kári himself.

*On-line tickets are on sale until 4 hours before the advertised start time.*

Mon 23 Jan

£4

Tue 24 Jan

£4–£5

West Side Story

West Side Story
  • 1961
  • US
  • 152 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
  • Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris

Romeo And Juliet revisited against a background of New York gangs. Great songs, classic film.

Sun 22 Jan

£4–£5

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