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February 20 - February 26 2015

Handmade Cinema: Promising an exciting day of arts and crafts, music, entertainment, and of course, film. Become an honorary scout no matter what your age with crafts inspired by the films for everyone: from balloon modelling demonstrations, design and make your own scout badges, bird mask making and more! Scout Hut, Holtwood Road. Saturday 28th February, times: Up ( crafts from 2pm, film starts at 3pm). Moonrise Kingdom (crafts at 7pm, film starts at 7:30pm). Tickets: £2.50 per person (£4 for both films!). Tickets are available on the door, get there early to avoid disappointment! www.handmadecinema.co.uk

Showroom Cinema: Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX. 0114 275 7727.

www.showroomworkstation.org.uk Film screening times Friday 20 – Thursday 26 February 2015

NEW RELEASES

Au Revoir Les Enfants (12A): Louis Malle’s most personal film, Au Revoir Les Enfants is an account of life in a Catholic boarding school in 1944 where mystery surrounds the arrival of three new boys. Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning, after the revelation of its title the film remains with you long after the closing credits.

The Duke of Burgundy (18): Dark melodrama.In an unnamed European town, in an unspecified year, live Cynthia and Evelyn. Every day Evelyn cycles to Cynthia’s mansion to work as a lowly maid – and every day the cruel, vindictive Cynthia inflicts countless sadistic humiliations upon her. But as the days go by and the pair begin to reveal themselves, it soon becomes clear that the humiliation may not all be of Cynthia’s design…

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (12a): Kumiko lives in a cluttered, cramped apartment in Tokyo with her pet rabbit, Bunzo. In her spare time, she meticulously maps out where a briefcase of castaway loot is buried within a fictional film. Convinced that her destiny depends on finding the money, Kumiko heads to the United States and into the harsh Minnesota winter to search for it. Inspired by an urban legend.

CONTINUING

Love is Strange (15): A multi-generational story of love and marriage. After 39 years together, Ben and George tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, George gets fired and with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can’t afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment.

Selma (12a): The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans – a dangerous and terrifying 3 month campaign that culminated in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama that galvanized American public opinion and persuaded President Johnson to introduce the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Shaun the Sheep Movie (U): After a spot of mischief involving the farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill creates a little more action than they baa-rgained for, Shaun and Bitzer must brave the big city on an epic rescue mission.

The Theory of Everything (12a): A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Testament of Youth (12A): A searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain which became the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view.

Whiplash (15): A gifted young drummer finds himself challenged by a brilliant mentor intent on pushing his student to greatness. Whiplash won both the Grand Jury and the Audience awards at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

LGBT History Month: The Imitation Game (12A): The Imitation Game portrays the nail-biting race against time by Alan Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain’s top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The film spans the key periods of 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.

LGBT History Month: Pride (15): It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. But the activists are not deterred.

Blue Angel (PG): Sunday 22 February, 2pm. A heartbreaking story of love and downfall as a respectable professor (Emil Jannings) falls for cabaret performer Lola (Marlene Dietrich) and soon finds himself out of depth in her world, throwing his career and reputation away to follow her.

Part of FILM BITES: NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE - THE MAKING OF MARLENE

Don’t Look Now (15): Thursday 26 February, 6pm. One of the all-time greatest horror films. After an emotionally harrowing opening sequence, director Nicolas Roeg creates a growing sense of unease and dread. Like all films that depict horrifying and disturbing events, Don’t Look Now poses two questions: why do we watch and even enjoy these movies? And, how can we fear characters and events that we know to be unreal, and therefore we know don’t pose any threat to us?

Part of PHILOSOPHY AT THE SHOWROOM in association with Sheffield University

Globe On Screen: Duchess of Malfi (Cert tbc): Thursday 26 February, 8pm. The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

Goodbye to Language (15): Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 February, 6.45pm. The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. Showing in 2D.

Part of EYE OPENERS: Films for a fiver with the free Now Then discounts app

A Bolt From The Blue (18): Sunday 22 February, 4.30pm

Haruo Todoroki is a depressed magician in a dingy Tokyo club. When lightning strikes, Todoroki finds himself 40 years in the past, where he stumbles not only on a better career opportunity but also his future parents.

Part of EYE OPENERS: Films for a fiver with the free Now Then discounts app

YOUNG CINEMA

Saturday Club: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit (PG). Saturday 21 February, midday craft activity, 1pm film. With only days to go before the annual Giant Vegetable Competition (the coveted Golden Carrot), our two enterprising chums are cashing in with their humane pest-control outfit, ‘Anti-Pesto.’ Business is booming, but Wallace & Gromit realise ‘Anti-Pesto’ may have its drawbacks as their home begins to bulge with captive rabbits.

Curzon: 16 George Street, 0330 5001331, www.curzoncinemas.com. Friday 20 - Thursday 26 February 2015

BLACKHAT (15): Fri, Sat, Sun, Wed, Thu: 14.50, 20.30, Mon: 14.50, 17.40, Tue: 13.15, 16.10. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (18): Fri - Thu: 12.30, 15.15, 18.00, 20.45. SHAUN THE SHEEP (15): Fri, Sat, Sun: 10.00, 12.00. Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 16.30. THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (18): Fri - Sun: 16.25, 18.50, 21.15. Mon - Thu: 14.05, 18.35, 21.00. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (15): Fri - Sun: 14.05. ROH: RICHARD WAGNER’S DER FLIEGENDEHOLLÄNDER: Tue: 19.15. SELMA (12A). Fri - Sun, Wed, Thu: 12.00, 17.45. Kids Club: DESPICABLE ME 2 (U): Sat, Sun: 10:15. CURZON CURATES: THE GRANDMASTER (15) Mon: 20:30.

 

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