QFT Screening Room: Episode 2

Susan Picken from Queen's Film Theatre lets slip the upcoming attractions throughout October and September

Welcome to the new Queen's Film Theatre programme for September and October. It’s packed full of new screenings, movies and events.

First up is not one but two live satellite transmissions direct to the big screen. Starting with the wonderful Stephen Fry who will be previewing his new book. Then we have the next in our hugely successful NT live series. This time it’s the award-winning play A Disappearing Number, telling the story of two mathematical love affairs.

As part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's we have a great selection of films lined up including a special preview of Channel 4’s new programme on building the Titanic, Michael Palin’s own personal selection of comedy classics and, we had to really, the Monty Python films, all three of them - any excuse to show them.

As always there’s a wealth of new releases coming up over the next few months at the QFT. From September 10 we have the stunning animation The Illusionist by the director of Belleville Rendezvous, two of our favourite directors Wernor Herzog and David Lynch have finally got together and made a film. My Son, My Son What Have Ye Done is funny, dark and just what you’d expect from these two directors. It's a strange, creeping horror story.

Fresh from the Sundance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize we have the stunning drama Winter’s Bone. It’s a dark, gripping thriller set in the depths of American hillbilly country. For something lighter we have not one but two British comedies. First of all there is Stephen Frear’s adaptation of Posy Simmonds comic strip Tamara Drewe starring Gemma Atherton. It’s sun-kissed, typically English and very good fun. For something a little different we have Made in Dagenham. Hotly tipped to repeat the success of Calendar Girls and The Full Monty this is a funny British comedy with an all-star cast and, trust me, it’s great. It’s set in a car plant in Dagenham in the late sixties.

Finally we round off our programme with some absolute classics, including a restored version of Fritz Lang’s masterpiece Metropolis, Jack Nicholson’s American classic Five Easy Pieces and the eternally romantic From Here to Eternity. If this wasn’t enough, there’s always more on offer. So please visit our website for further details on what is showing.