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Wednesday 9th May

12:00pm:

The Tempest (15)

UK 1979 91m. Dir: Derek Jarman. 

Jarman brings sumptuous visual style and a measure of the punk spirit that informed Jubilee to this cinematic version of the Shakespeare text. Festival guest Toyah Willcox plays Miranda, who has been banished to a desolate island with her father Prospero (Heathcote Williams) by Alonso, King of Naples (Peter Bull). Prospero’s plans for revenge are complicated when Miranda falls in love with the king’s son Ferdinand (David Meyer). If you discount the very loose sci-fi adaptation Forbidden Planet this was the big screen’s first version of the play.

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12:00pm:

Eat My Shorts 2 (Advised 15)

Various / Various / 103m

Our second selection of shorts features a farmhand doubting his sanity when confronted by a mysterious woman, a small boy who will go to extreme lengths to retrieve his lost balloon, a blind woman who moves between her sister’s homes on a monthly basis and a wooden man who makes a love connection on the internet.

Films included:
Parents Came To Me To Sri Lanka Russia / 30m / Dir: Vera Vodynski
WoodMan Canada / 15m / Dir: Mike Jackson
The Merciless Beauty UK / 14m / Dir: Michael Groom
Blown Away UK / 5m / Dir: Matt Livingston
A Month Kosovo / 26m / Dir: Zgjim Terzigi
Chippy Tea UK / 14m / Dir: Will Herbert

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2:00pm

Edie (12A) - MIDWEEK TREAT PREVIEW 

UK 2018 102m. Dir: Simon Hunter.

83 year old Edith Moore (Sheila Hancock) has recently become a widow and decides the time is ripe to fulfil her lifelong dream of climbing a mountain. Despite the protests of her daughter, she heads to Scotland where she meets Jonny (Kevin Guthrie) and employs him to help her prepare for the gruelling task ahead. An unusual friendship is formed in this tale of triumph over adversity set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. Sheila Hancock seizes the opportunity of a rare cinematic lead role with gusto and the result is a drama that both moves and inspires.  

The Midweek Treat is QUAD's weekly Wednesday afternoon matinee. Tickets are available for the discounted price of £7/ £6 and each screening features an introduction. Edie will be introduced by film lecturer Darrell Buxton.

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2:15pm:

Jubilee (15)

UK 1978 106m. Dir: Derek Jarman

When Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) asks her court alchemist John Dee (Richard O’Brien) to show her the future of England she is transported forward 400 years to 1978. She arrives to discover a post-apocalyptic society on the brink of collapse where girl gangs rove the streets indulging in casual murder, the police are openly fascistic, and public opinion is manipulated by all-powerful media moguls. Forty years on from its first release Derek Jarman’s Jubilee remains the quintessential punk film, a daring and unique vision, featuring many icons of the punk era including festival guest Toyah Willcox, Little Nell, Wayne Country, Jordan, Adam Ant and many more. 

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4:25pm:

Vismrit (Advised 15) 

Nepal 2017 63m. Dir: Animesh Sapkota.

Shankar and Prakash are two young depressed and frustrated men in their mid-twenties. They decide to end their lives in the belief that they will be transported to a better place. Before they carry out the act they stumble across a dead body and this throws their plan into turmoil. An unusual drama in which the marriage of a measured pace with beautiful cinematography creates memorable results. 

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6:00pm:

The Tempest (15)

UK 1979 91m. Dir: Derek Jarman. 

Jarman brings sumptuous visual style and a measure of the punk spirit that informed Jubilee to this cinematic version of the Shakespeare text. Festival guest Toyah Willcox plays Miranda, who has been banished to a desolate island with her father Prospero (Heathcote Williams) by Alonso, King of Naples (Peter Bull). Prospero’s plans for revenge are complicated when Miranda falls in love with the king’s son Ferdinand (David Meyer). If you discount the very loose sci-fi adaptation Forbidden Planet this was the big screen’s first version of the play.

This screening of The Tempest will feature an introduction by Ben Spiller, artistic director of 1623 Theatre Company, which specialises in adaptations of Shakespeare. 

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6:30pm:

That Good Night (12A) - PREVIEW SCREENING WITH ANWEN HURT INTRODUCTION

UK  2017 92m. Dir: Eric Styles.

Sir John Hurt, beloved QUAD patron and Derby Film Festival Guest Of Honour in 2014, played his final leading role in this drama as Ralph, a formerly successful screenwriter now resident in Portugal. Ralph is terminally ill and as he faces what he refers to as “the ultimate deadline” he has two goals, to not be a burden to his wife Anna and to repair his relationship with his son Michael. Hurt’s performance is excellent, as expected, and he is ably supported by a cast that includes Sofia Helin, Max Brown and Charles Dance as an enigmatic visitor who could be the grim reaper himself. 

We are delighted to welcome Sir John Hurt's widow Anwen to Derby Film Festival to introduce this preview screening.

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8:00pm

Music On The Run (Advised 15)

Netherlands 2016 56m. Dir: Frans Bromet.

In the refugee camp at Calais, a clear man's voice resounds. Full of melancholy, he sings: 'I'm here, but my soul is across the sea' offering a striking description of the mood the thousands of refugees are in, many of whom have been camping out here for months. In the makeshift encampment, the hope of a better life has been replaced by fear, sorrow and apathy. What remains is music. Out of protest, solidarity or melancholia. This documentary examines how music gives the occupants of the camp back their dignity.

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8:45pm:

Jubilee (15)

UK 1978 106m. Dir: Derek Jarman

When Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) asks her court alchemist John Dee (Richard O’Brien) to show her the future of England she is transported forward 400 years to 1978. She arrives to discover a post-apocalyptic society on the brink of collapse where girl gangs rove the streets indulging in casual murder, the police are openly fascistic, and public opinion is manipulated by all-powerful media moguls. Forty years on from its first release Derek Jarman’s Jubilee remains the quintessential punk film, a daring and unique vision, featuring many icons of the punk era including festival guest Toyah Willcox, Little Nell, Wayne Country, Jordan, Adam Ant and many more. 

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9:10pm:

Hunter's Crossing (Advised 15)

USA 2017 76m. Dir: Zach Zeman.

In this funny and offbeat mockumentary we are introduced to amateur hunter and bona fide idiot Hank Williams. Hank wants to win a hunting competition and will go to almost any lengths to do so. His lust for glory will lead him to team up with a bigfoot hunter and a slayer of bears to take down the competition.

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