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Tuesday 2nd May

12:15pm:

Lifeboat (PG) 

1944  UK  97m. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

During WWII a sea freighter sailing between New York and London is torpedoed by a U-boat and sunk, leaving a disparate group of survivors stranded in a lifeboat. None has much in the way of seafaring experience to help in their situation. Tensions then arise when they discover and rescue a German sailor who claims to have been a lowly crew member on the U-boat. He could be the key to their survival but can he be trusted? Hitchcock’s ocean bound thriller is one of his most gripping, featuring strong performances throughout from its small cast. 

“Tense and gripping viewing” - The Guardian

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12:30pm:

My Heart Is an Octopus or My Father on the Shore of The Black Sea (Adv 15) – PREVIEW

Bulgaria 93m. Dir: Neno Belchev.

A middle-aged man returns to a fictional country in the Balkans to make a documentary about his father, a well-known artist. The son’s own artistic endeavours have never received attention to the level he feels they deserve. Consequently he has struggled to find a meaningful place in society and his personal life is chaos. My Heart Is An Octopus… makes startling use of a variety of film techniques including documentary, fiction, animation, montage and found footage; skilfully combined into a unique whole. 

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2:30pm:

Mulholland Drive (15) 

USA 2001 147m. Dir: David Lynch.

Naomi Watts (Birdman) gives a career making performance as aspiring actress Betty, who after arriving in Hollywood, befriends an amnesiac woman (Laura Harring) and tries to help her recover her memory. Once established, the film proceeds to subvert any certainty about them, instead offering a swirling atmosphere of increasing surrealism. As twisting and turning as the Hollywood road it takes its name from, this is a story about Hollywood – what it is and how it operates, its powers of myth, illusion and delusion. A monumental classic by one of the masters of contemporary cinema. David Lynch’s quintessential neo-noir is back on the big screen in a new 4k digital transfer supervised by the director himself.

“Few will be able to resist its heady sense of intrigue and two riveting lead performances by Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring” - Hollywood Reporter

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2:30pm:

End Of Days, Inc. (Adv 15) - PREVIEW

Canada 2016 83m. Dir: Jennifer Liao.

Godfrey Global Inventory is on the verge of closing down. The staff are called in to work for a farewell party only to discover, upon arrival, that they are being asked to work one final shift. If that wasn’t bad enough, as the night draws on it appears that the work they are doing could be helping to bring about the apocalypse. An irreverent and witty black comedy, full of memorable characters, which could change how you look at your boss for good!

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6:00pm:

Jurassic Park (PG) 

USA 1993 127m. Dir: Steven Spielberg.

Palaeontologists Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neil) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) are invited for a preview tour of a new island full of genetically engineered dinosaurs that has been built as a tourist resort by the wealthy John Hammond. Also in the group are a mathematician (Jeff Goldblum) and Hammond’s grandchildren. When one of Hammond’s employees sabotages the park to aid his sale of secrets to a rival the dinosaurs, including deadly velociraptors and the monstrous T-Rex, are set loose and the group find themselves in a fight for survival. A chance to revisit a technologically ground-breaking classic on the big screen which remains just as thrilling nearly a quarter of a century on from its original release. 

“The effects have barely aged and the joy is timeless. Take a child who's never seen it and watch their imagination expand before your eyes” - Empire

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6:00pm: 

Soulsmith (Adv 15) - PREVIEW + Q+A

Ireland 2016 83m. Dir: Kevin Henry.

Young playwright Ed Smith has talent but finds much to be vexed by in modern life and his blunt, confrontational manner is damaging his professional and personal relationships. When his father dies Ed must return to his home in Mayo where he will take some time to reflect, catch up with old friends, and find a way to reconnect with what truly matters in life. A intelligent, emotional and moving drama that marks an extremely accomplished debut for Irish writer and director Kevin Henry.  

We are delighted to be joined by writer and director Kevin Henry and producer Séamus Waters for a Q+A following the screening.

“An intelligent film with a lot to offer” - Screen Ireland

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8:00pm:

The Derby Film Festival Quiz

If you fancy yourself as a film expert then come along to QUAD’s Cafe Bar and test your movie mettle against other teams of cinema lovers in our quiz. Top prizes are on offer and the competition is sure to be fierce with the winners being crowned Derby Film Festival Champions 2017.

£1.50 entry per person.

8:30pm:

Mulholland Drive (15) 

USA 2001 147m. Dir: David Lynch.

Naomi Watts (Birdman) gives a career making performance as aspiring actress Betty, who after arriving in Hollywood, befriends an amnesiac woman (Laura Harring) and tries to help her recover her memory. Once established, the film proceeds to subvert any certainty about them, instead offering a swirling atmosphere of increasing surrealism. As twisting and turning as the Hollywood road it takes its name from, this is a story about Hollywood – what it is and how it operates, its powers of myth, illusion and delusion. A monumental classic by one of the masters of contemporary cinema. David Lynch’s quintessential neo-noir is back on the big screen in a new 4k digital transfer supervised by the director himself.

“Few will be able to resist its heady sense of intrigue and two riveting lead performances by Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring” - Hollywood Reporter

BOOK TICKETS.

8:45pm:

Lifeboat (PG) 

1944  UK  97m. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.

During WWII a sea freighter sailing between New York and London is torpedoed by a U-boat and sunk, leaving a disparate group of survivors stranded in a lifeboat. None has much in the way of seafaring experience to help in their situation. Tensions then arise when they discover and rescue a German sailor who claims to have been a lowly crew member on the U-boat. He could be the key to their survival but can he be trusted? Hitchcock’s ocean bound thriller is one of his most gripping, featuring strong performances throughout from its small cast. 

“Tense and gripping viewing” - The Guardian

BOOK TICKETS.

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