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Saturday 6th May

10:30am:

The Three Worlds Of Gulliver (U)

USA/UK 1960 98m. Dir: Jack Sher

Jonathan Swift’s legendary novel gets the Ray Harryhausen treatment in this classic adaptation of the tale of Dr Lemuel Gulliver who is shipwrecked at sea and awakens to find himself on an island of tiny people.

Classic fantasy filmed in “SuperDynamation”. Enter the 3 Worlds of Gulliver.

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12:30pm:

Diani And Devine Meet The Apocalypse (Adv 12A) - PREVIEW

USA 2016 90m. Dir: Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine.

Comedy double act Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine are struggling to get a break in Hollywood when the apocalypse strikes. The two, accompanied by their dog Watson and cat Mrs. Peel, hit the road to search for a safe haven to wait out the end of the world. Along the way they will encounter no shortage of bizarre characters and get themselves into any number of scrapes. This comedy tweaks the clichés of apocalyptic cinema to great effect whilst providing a host of laughs, establishing directors/producers/stars Diani & Devine as real talents to watch. 

“Polished, thick-skinned, kind-hearted, and effortlessly funny” - Screen Anarchy

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1:00pm:

Ace In The Hole (PG)

USA 1951 111m. Dir: Billy Wilder.

Morally compromised journalist Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas) has spent a year working on the small-town newspaper The Albuquerque Sun-Bulletin after a series of firings from larger newspapers. Tatum is bored and on the hunt for a story that will return him to the big time. When a man is trapped in a mine locally he thinks he has found it. Tatum sets about to manipulate the rescue effort and the victim’s wife to create a media circus featuring himself at the centre. Kirk Douglas was never better than he is in Billy Wilder’s biting satirical tale, which seems more relevant than ever in the age of fake-news and alternative facts. 

“Douglas is chillingly superb” - Empire

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2:00pm:

The Three Worlds Of Gulliver (U)

USA/UK 1960 98m. Dir: Jack Sher

Jonathan Swift’s legendary novel gets the Ray Harryhausen treatment in this classic adaptation of the tale of Dr Lemuel Gulliver who is shipwrecked at sea and awakens to find himself on an island of tiny people.

Classic fantasy filmed in “SuperDynamation”. Enter the 3 Worlds of Gulliver.

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2:30pm:

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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3:30pm:

The Red Turtle (PG) - PREVIEW

2016 France/Belgium/Japan 80m

Dir: Michael Dudok de Wit

In this beautifully animated tale, told without dialogue, a man wakes up on a deserted island. His attempts to escape the island on rafts built of bamboo are repeatedly foiled by a red turtle. One evening he spies the turtle crawling on to the shore and takes revenge, an act which will have a profound effect on the course of his life. A co-production between Europe’s Wild Bunch and Japan’s legendary Studio Ghibli, working with a non-Japanese director for the very first time, The Red Turtle is a visually stunning fable which richly deserved its nomination for Best Animated Film at the 2017 Oscars. 

“A visually stunning poetic fable” - The Los Angeles Times

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4:20pm

The Truman Show (PG)

USA 1998 103m. Dir: Peter Weir. 

Insurance salesman Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) lives a happy life with his wife Meryl (Laura Linney) in the idyllic town of Seahaven. Unbeknown to Truman, Seahaven is actually an enormous film set, everyone he knows is an actor, and he is actually living out his life on the biggest television show in the world. When Truman begins to question his surroundings for the first time in his life the whole enterprise is put at risk. A brilliantly imaginative and affecting drama from director Weir. 

"The Truman Show finds a near-miraculous balance of humor and feeling in the keen intelligence of the script by Andrew Niccol and the prodigal inventiveness of Dead Poets Society director Peter Weir at his very best." - Rolling Stone

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4:30pm:

Eat My Shorts 1 (Adv 15)

Various. 97m.

This year’s short film of submissions of short films were of such a high quality we have had to create two short film programmes! This first programme features a charming animation, a Raymond Carver adaptation and a moving performance from QUAD patron John Hurt.

The Paignton Pudding Riot - UK 5m. Dir: Tom Edmondson. 

A Whole World For A Little World – France 15m. Dir: Fabrice Bracq.

Nimmer – Belgium 16m. Dir: Lieven Vanhove

Luz And Fer – Switzerland 8m. Dir: Alejandra Cardona

Whoever Was Using This Bed – Australia 20m. Dir: Andrew Kotatko

Marvelous Losers – Russia 15m. Dir: Anna Pisanenko

Break – UK 20m. Dir: Nick Moss

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6:05pm:

The Other Side Of Hope (Adv 15) - PREVIEW

Finland 2017 98 mins. Dir: Aki Kaurismaki

Six years since the award-winning Le Havre Finnish master Aki Kaurismaki returns with the comedy-drama – the second in a planned trilogy focusing on port cities – and this time informed by the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe. Kaurismaki regular Sakari Kuosmann stars as Wikstrom, restauranteur and former travelling salesman who crosses paths with a Syrian refugee (Sherwan Haji), part of a newly arrived group in Finland. Kaurismaki brings his dead pan humour to the very real topical matter with style, sensitivity and wit. 

“…the film is devilishly funny, economically constructed…and decked out in the director’s dismal palette of cobalt blue, moss green and burnt-marmalade orange. **** 4 stars” – The Guardian

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6:30pm:

Spaceship (15) - PREVIEW + Q+A

2016 UK 86m. Dir: Alex Taylor.

Alien Abduction, Unicorns, Teenage BDSM role play and Nordic Metal. Not your thing? Then jog on because there is nothing for you here. First time British director Alex Taylor unleashes his day-glow examination of teen ennui in the affluent Surrey commuter belt. Alexa Davies shines as the ethereal Lucidia, who spends her days with her misfit community of cyber goths. When she is seemingly abducted by aliens, her Metal loving Finnish father must search for her among the strange world she inhabited. For fans of Harmony Korine (Gummo) and Gregg Araki (Nowhere), this is a bold debut feature.

We are delighted to be joined by director Alex Taylor for a post-film Q+A.

"A day-glo fever-dream of a movie” - Screen International

Tickets to this screening are just £3.50 for 16-25 year olds!

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8:15pm:

The Truman Show / The Matrix Double Bill (15)

Join us for a double bill of two classic examples of late 20th century cinema taking place in habitats where nothing is what it seems and featuring protagonists who are woken up to face reality. 

The Truman Show (PG)

USA 1998 103m. Dir: Peter Weir. 

Insurance salesman Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) lives a happy life with his wife Meryl (Laura Linney) in the idyllic town of Seahaven. Unbeknown to Truman, Seahaven is actually an enormous film set, everyone he knows is an actor, and he is actually living out his life on the biggest television show in the world. When Truman begins to question his surroundings for the first time in his life the whole enterprise is put at risk. A brilliantly imaginative and affecting drama from director Weir.

"The Truman Show finds a near-miraculous balance of humor and feeling in the keen intelligence of the script by Andrew Niccol and the prodigal inventiveness of Dead Poets Society director Peter Weir at his very best." - Rolling Stone

The Matrix (15)

USA 1999 136m. Dir: The Wachowskis.

Keanu Reeves plays computer hacker Neo, who learns that the world he inhabits is a computer simulation employed by machines to keep the human race docile. Woken up to a nightmarish reality he must face up to his destiny to become “The One”. A hugely influential piece of science fiction cinema, which broke new ground in the realm of special effects.

"A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller" - Los Angeles Times.

Tickets £12 standard, £10 concessions and QUAD members, £7 16 - 25 year olds. 

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8:45pm:

Diani And Devine Meet The Apocalypse (Adv 12A) - PREVIEW

USA 2016 90m. Dir: Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine.

Comedy double act Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine are struggling to get a break in Hollywood when the apocalypse strikes. The two, accompanied by their dog Watson and cat Mrs. Peel, hit the road to search for a safe haven to wait out the end of the world. Along the way they will encounter no shortage of bizarre characters and get themselves into any number of scrapes. This comedy tweaks the clichés of apocalyptic cinema to great effect whilst providing a host of laughs, establishing directors/producers/stars Diani & Devine as real talents to watch. 

“Polished, thick-skinned, kind-hearted, and effortlessly funny” - Screen Anarchy

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