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Screening at QUAD in July

11 July 2016

From Friday 15th July:

Ma Ma (12A) S
Penelope Cruz stars as Magda, an unemployed divorcee diagnosed with breast cancer. She tries to get on with her life, starting a new relationship, while continuing to raise her son. As the trio start to form a new family, the cancer rears its head once again. 

Back By Popular Demand 
Love & Friendship
(U)
Set in the 18th century, the seductive and manipulative Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) uses devious tactics to win the heart of the eligible Reginald De Courcy (Xavier Samuel) and find a match for daughter Alicia (Chloë Sevigny). Bsed on Jane Austen's novel Lady Susan. 

Elvis & Nixon (15)
This comedy-drama focuses on a strange meeting between the King of Rock & Roll and the President of the United States in December 1970. Based on a bizarre true story, the film is a humorous take on what could have happened behind the closed doors of the White House.


From Sunday 17th July
Where You’re Meant To Be (15)
In 2014, Scottish cult-pop raconteur Aidan Moffat and award winning filmmaker Paul Fegan decided to tour the length of Scotland to socialise with local characters and explore the country’s music traditions as part of a folkloric pop voyage. The film is a warm-hearted and open-armed journey through Scottish music, landscape and time.


From Tuesday 19th July
No Home Movie PG) S
Chantal Akerman turned to her mother, a Holocaust survivor lost in a maze of memories, for her final film subject. An intimate film of precision and beauty, both personal and universal, it focuses on conversations between herself and her mother. It is a film that leaves a lasting impression of loss and was completed shortly before Akerman’s suicide.

Thursday 20th July at 8:15pm
We Are Many (12A)
The story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th February 2003, against the impending war on Iraq which chronicles the struggle to shift power from the old establishment to the new superpower that is global public opinion. Screening in time with the publishing of the Iraq Inquiry report.

From Friday 22nd July
The Neon Demon (18)
A dissection of fame, celebrity and art from Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). Aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are seized upon by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will go to extreme lengths to get what she has. 


The BFG
(PG)
Steven Spielberg directs a classic tale from Roald Dahl. A girl named Sophie is kidnapped from her orphanage by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) and is taken into the world of a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast because he refuses to eat little boys and girls. Fun for kids of all ages!


The Wait (12A) S
Juliette Binoche plays Anna, a single mother living in a remote Sicilian villa who is mourning the death of her son, Giuseppe, when she is surprised by the arrival of Jeanne who claims to be his lover. Anna decides to use the girl to sustain the illusion that her son is still alive in this poignant drama.

Cemetery Of Splendour (12A) S
The Director of Palme d’Or Winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, returns with another poetic and meditative film masterpiece. A group of soldiers have fallen ill with a strange kind of sleeping sickness are nursed by volunteers, including one who believes the soldier’s condition to be because they have disturbed an ancient cemetery of kings.

Notes On Blindness (U)
A n intimate and acutely insightful account exploring the loss of sight, brilliantly framed within the personal story of theologian and writer John Hull, who made a series of audio recordings of his experience which are used in this provoking documentary.

From Friday 29 July
Men & Chicken (15) S
A riotous, bawdy and transgressive black comedy starring Mads Mikkelson as troubled loner Elias, brother to Gabriel, a depressed academic. Discovering their father isn’t really their father, they travel to the remote island of Ork to go in search of their biological parent.

Summertime (15) S  (La Belle Saison)
Set in 1971, the romance between a farmer’s daughter Delphine and a radical feminist Carole that she meets in Paris. The couple’s relationship hots up back in Delphine’s home town but they soon find that lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the 1970s French countryside.