Friday 21 November – Thursday 27 November 2014
Showroom Cinema: Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX. 0114 275 7727.
www.showroomworkstation.org.uk Film screening times Friday 21 – Thursday 27 November 2014
Get on Up (12A): Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul,
the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt.1 (12A): Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Winter Sleep (15): Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. Winner Palm d’Or - Golden Palm at the Festival de Cannes 2014.
The Imitation Game (12a): The film spans the key periods of Alan Turing’s life, from his unhappy teenage years at boarding school and the triumph of his secret wartime work, to the tragedy of his post-war decline.
Mr Turner (12A): Mr Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).
Northern Soul (15): Northern Soul is the story of a youth culture in the 1970s, which changed a generation. No longer satisfied with the prospect of a small town life and a factory production line, two young boys dream of going to America to discover rare records which will help them become the best DJs on the scene.
MIDNIGHT MARAUDERES: Mad Max 2 (18): Friday 21 November, midnight. Max (Mel Gibson) is now a lone wanderer in a post-apocalyptic Australia, working against a group of motorcycle bandits in the hunt for the most priceless thing in the world - gasoline! George Miller’s finest Road Warrior film.
Fantastic Voyage (U): Saturday 22 November, 3.30pm. When a diplomat is nearly assassinated, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew.
FILM BITES: Unearthly Stranger (PG): Sunday 23 November, 2pm. Dr. Mark Davidson, government scientist, meets a mysterious woman and is married quickly. His government superiors want to know more about his new wife...
BOLSHOI BALLET: The Pharaoh’s Daughter: Sunday 23 November, 3.10pm. The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Théophile Gauthier’s novel Le Roman de la Momie .
OFF THE SHELF FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE: Magnificent Blackpool Winter Gardens. Monday 24 November, 7pm. This beautifully illustrated talk explores the history of Blackpool’s Winter Gardens from their opening in 1878 to the present day. Talk by professor Vanessa Toulmin.
HOCKNEY: Live via Satellite. Tuesday 25 November, 7pm. An exclusive gala screening of the highly anticipated new feature HOCKNEY, followed by an in-depth conversation with David Hockney from his Los Angeles studio, broadcast live into cinemas.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (PG). Tuesday 25 November, 8.30pm. Hysterical panic has engulfed the world after the United States and the Soviet Union simultaneously detonate nuclear devices, causing Earth to hurtle towards to the Sun.
FILM STUDIES: Solaris (PG). Wednesday 26 November, 6.30pm. Possibly the most well-known Soviet science fiction film, Tarkovsky’s adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s novel is too often lazily compared to 2001: A Space Odyssey The film (actually a rumination on memory, love and loss) is one of the best examples of how science fiction can tackle complex themes in a cinematically innovative manner.
PHILOSOPHY: A Clockwork Orange (18). Thursday 27 November, 6pm. A Clockwork Orange has been accused of glorifying violence. It shows, to our dismay, that we are all capable of taking pleasure in brutal attacks on innocent victims. It’s easy to wish we didn’t have this attraction to violence, but what would happen if we were ‘cured’ of it?
Saturday Club: Cinderella (U). Saturday 22 November, midday craft activity, 1pm film
In this classic Disney fairy-tale, Cinderella finds the help of some furry friends, and is transformed to be sent off to meet a handsome prince , but she must be home by midnight or her fairy-tale will turn into disaster…