A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

Saturday 4 June 2016, 15.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

Rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson), interrupting their holiday. Harry brings with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue…
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Italy, 2016, 124 minutes, Cert. 15

Presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute  


Alexander

Alexander

Saturday 24 September 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

Colin Farrell star as Alexander the Great in this biopic of the man who conquered the known world. A historical epic also starring Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie and Jared Leto, with music by Vangelis.
Introduced by Egyptologist John J Johnston.
Director: Oliver Stone
USA, 2004, 175 mins, Cert. 15  


Caesar and Cleopatra

Caesar and Cleopatra

Saturday 8 October 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

Vivien Leigh provides, perhaps, the screen’s most complex portrayal of Cleopatra in this sumptuously mounted Technicolor comedy-drama, scripted by George Bernard Shaw from his own play. A starry cast of British actors is led by Claude Rains as the avuncular Julius Caesar. Introduced by Egyptologist John J Johnston.
Director: Gabriel Pascal
UK, 1945, 123 mins, Cert. U  


Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Friday 27 May 2016, 18.15
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

A famous film director returns to his Sicilian village after 30 years and remembers his childhood at the Cinema Paradiso where Alfredo, the projectionist, first brought about his love of films. He is also reminded of his first love, Elena, who disappeared from his life before he left for Rome.
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
1988, 155 mins, Cert PG
Presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute  


Cleopatra's Palace: In Search Of A Legend

Cleopatra's Palace: In Search Of A Legend

Saturday 16 July 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre£3, Members/concessions £2

This documentary explores the life of Cleopatra using research by Franck Goddio, underwater explorer and archaeologist who has mapped the submerged Royal Quarter of ancient Alexandria, and who discovered the sunken cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. Director Jane Armstrong will introduce the film and talk about how it was made and working with Franck Goddio.
1999, 47 mins, Cert. E  


Nuovomondo

Nuovomondo

Thursday 28 July 2016, 14.30
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3.00, Members/concessions £2

At the beginning of the 20th century Sicilian widower Salvatore takes his whole family to America with dreams of a better life. On the boat he befriends a mysterious English lady and agrees to help her when they arrive at Ellis Island. However, the brutal and humiliating treatment the family receives makes him question his dream.
Director: Emanuele Crialese
2006, 118 mins, Cert PG

Presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute  


Swallowed By The Sea: Ancient Egypt's Greatest Lost City

Swallowed By The Sea: Ancient Egypt's Greatest Lost City

Thursday 2 June 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3,Members/concessions £2

This documentary follows underwater explorer and archaeologist Franck Goddio as he explores the submerged ancient Egyptian city of Thonis-Heracleion. The film shows the many treasures that have been discovered and what the city looks like now.
2014, 59 mins, Cert. E  


The Leopard

The Leopard

Saturday 21 May 2016, 14.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
£3, Members/concessions £2

A story of class and the struggle for independence, The Leopard is a masterpiece of cinema set in Sicily during Garibaldi's unification campaign. Prince Fabrizio (Burt Lancaster) faces the erosion of his status and power as the lower classes rise to power and Garibaldi's forces land on Sicily. Winner the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the film is based on Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's novel Il Gattopardo.
Director: Luchino Visconti
1963, 187 mins, Cert PG

Presented in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute