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ELECTRIC CINEMA LISTINGS

22-06-2009

Booking opportunities for the new Harry Potter movie and Johnny Depp's forthcoming release "Dillinger" - not to mention The Hangover, given a positive write up here recently. Here's the full line-up from Birmingham's top indie cinema.

Public Enemies

Public Enemies
12A
Opens July 3rd - check website for times
Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann returns with one of the most anticipated movies of 2009.

Adapted from a Bryan Burrough story, Public Enemies is the true story of the legendary bank robber John Dillinger (Depp). As charming and charismatic as he is dangerous, Dillinger survives the difficulties of the Great Depression with a string of lightning bank raids. This notoriety achieves him the attention of tenacious FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Bale).

Public Enemies is a crime drama that sees Johnny Depp and his mob of gangsters in the true life account of America's Greatest Crime Wave.

The Hangover

The Hangover
15
June 26th - July 3rd Everyday 6.30pm and 9.00pm
Doug (Bartha) is about to be married, so his friends — Phil (Cooper), a schoolteacher bored of the married life, Stu (Helms), a dentist planning on proposing to his strict and controlling girlfriend of three years and Doug's soon to be brother-in-law Alan (Galifianakis), a socially-inept mentally unstable savant — take him to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. Stu's girlfriend constantly checks in and calls him, thereby forcing Stu to lie to her about their destination.

"Rude, crude and downright distasteful - this film is brilliant." - Rotton Tomatoes

Sunshine Cleaning

Sunshine Cleaning
15
Opend June 6th (Most days at 6.00pm and 8.30pm - check website)
Former high school cheerleading captain Rose Lorkowski (Adams) is a thirty-something single mother who cleans houses for a living. Wanting to send her trouble-making eight-year-old son Oscar (Jason Spevack) to a private school, Rose decides to take her married lover's advice and get into the 'lucrative' business of crime scene cleanup. Rose convinces her disillusioned, underachieving sister Norah (Blunt) to join her in the enterprise, which she calls "Sunshine Cleaning." The sisters begin to find meaning in their function to 'help' with the aftermath of a loss, just as the job stirs up memories of their own mother's death. Their priorities and goals tested, Rose and Norah face hard challenges as they strive to improve their lives.

Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey
PG
Fri 19th - Thurs 25th at 6pm & 8.30pm (Weekend Matiness - check website)
Romantic Comedy staring Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson

The film follows in parallel two lonely people: Harvey (Hoffman) is an American commercial jingle writer, whose dream - long ago given up - was to be a jazz pianist, and whose unpalatable job is in jeopardy. Kate (Thompson) is a single Londoner, cautious about romance after past disappointments, who works at a boring job collecting statistics at Heathrow Airport.

Harvey travels from New York to London for his daughters wedding. After attending the service he leaves for a flight home which he misses. He meets Kate in a hotel bar and convinces her to attend the reception with him.

Looking for Eric

Looking For Eric
15
12th June - 25th June 6.30pm and 9.00pm (Weekend matiness - see website)
“He who is afraid to throw the dice, will never throw a six.” – Eric Contona

Eric is a postman, a football fanatic and his life is slipping through his fingers...

His house is chaotic, his wife has left, his stepsons are out of control and he is struggling to get his life back to a time when he was happy. How can he face up to the woman of his dreams that he walked out on many years ago?

Bond on Sundays

Bond on Sundays
Varied
Sun June 14th - From Russia with Love at 4pm Sun June 21st - Goldfinger at 4pm Sun June 28th - On Her Majesty's Secret Service at 4pm Sun July 5th - Dr No at 3.45pm
Celebrating the centenary anniversary the man behind the Bond movies, Albert R. Broccoli

On each Sunday of June we will be screening a different Bond Classic. Restored and re-mastered for the silver screen, we will be reminiscing on ‘Chubby’ Broccoli’s life work kicking off with ‘Dr. No’ on Sunday 7th. Followed by ‘From Russia with Love’, ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
PG
Opens July 15th 2.30pm, 5.40pm and 8.30pm (Extra matiness on the weekend - check website)
Wrestling with teenager complications such as relationships, love and bullies is only made harder when also wrestling with the complications of being a wizard!

It’s Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts and the penultimate instalment in the franchise that has successfully bewitched audiences thus far. The Half-Blood Prince will be no exception. With the arrival of the new Dark Arts teacher, Horace Slughorn the mysterious messages from an elusive ‘Half-Blood Prince’ and a suspicious conspiracy surrounding Malfoy’s loyalty to the dark lord Voldamort, this year is going to be an exciting one.

Director David Yates returns with another delightfully dark take on the bestselling Novel by J.K. Rowling that will be a huge hit for kids and adults alike.

35 Shots of Rum

35 Shots of Rum
12A
Opens July 24th (See website for film times)
“The warmth radiating from 35 Shots of Rum, smoother than the finest liquor” - Variety film review

From marvellously profound French director Claire Denis comes 35 shots of Rum.

An insightful glimpse into an easygoing love embodied in a functional family. Illuminating the love between a father and daughter but also highlighting the difficulty of relinquishing what most people spend a lifetime putting into place.
This relationship between the father and daughter is then complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man...

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