Fri 2 Dec, 18:20: Service Entrance (Les femmes du 6eme étage)
Director Philippe Le Guay/France 2010/106 minutes/French with English Subtitles
Cast includes: Fabrice Luchini, Sandrine Kiberlain, Natalia Verbeke, Carmen Maura
In this exuberant comedy, stockbroker Jean-Louis Joubert lives a peaceful yet boring bourgeois existence with his socialite wife in 1960s Paris. When a flock of exuberant Spanish maids moves into the sixth floor servants’ quarters, Jean-Louis’ world is turned upside down, particularly by beautiful Maria, whose irrepressible passion for life threatens to shake him from his staid foundation. A big-hearted delight not to be missed by any fan of world cinema.
Service Entrance will be accompanied by post-screening Q&A. Check website for updates.
Monthly Film Quiz
Tue 6 Dec, 20:00 (£14 per team of four, The Annexe)
So you think you’re a movie buff? Join us for our latest monthly film quiz; here your movie knowledge will be tested to the limit. Top scorers can win a host of fantastic prizes from DVDs, books, CDs and film memorabilia and more! Limited availability, early booking recommended. In association with Fopp.
Fri 9 Dec, 18:20: Steve McQueen: Shame (18) (£10.50 full/£8.50 concessions)
Shame is the highly-anticipated and stunning second feature from BAFTA-winning artist-turned-director Steve McQueen. McQueen’s critically-acclaimed début Hunger (2008) followed the last painful months of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands. In his latest feature McQueen once again produces a visceral and courageous portrait of a man on the edge, which examines the extremes of human behaviour. Filmed on location in New York, Michael Fassbender gives a strong, confident performance as Brandon – a 30-something man living comfortably in the city balancing a busy job and active social life which revolves around his impulsive sexual encounters. When his wayward sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan) turns up at his apartment unannounced, Brandon’s carefully managed but addictive lifestyle spirals out of control. Shame is a truly compelling and timely examination of the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us. A must-see for the forthcoming awards season. With thanks to Momentum Pictures. This event forms part of BAFTA’s UK-wide learning and events programme, giving audiences across the country access behind the screens of the film, TV and video games industries.
Event: We are pleased to welcome multi award-winning artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen for this special advance preview of Shame, followed by a post-screening Q&A.
Wed 14 Dec, 18:10: Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (£7.50 full/£5.50 concs)
Dirs Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill/GB 2011/90 mins (CTBA)
Directors Broomfield and Churchill travel to Alaska in pursuit of the elusive Sarah Palin, for a decidedly unauthorised perspective on this growing force in American politics. Through interviews with her friends, family, former aides and supporters – many of whom feel they were abandoned as Palin’s political career began to soar – Broomfield admits to being briefly charmed by her. However, what surfaces is an unsettling portrait of an opportunist whose political days were ultimately numbered. A witty, insightful and razor-sharp biographical exposé from one of the documentary genre’s most vital auteurs.
Event: We are pleased to welcome award-winning director Nick Broomfield for a special one-off screening of this film on Wed 15 December at 18:10, with post-screening Q&A chaired by Bren O’Callaghan, Cornerhouse Visual Arts Programme Manager.