It's with genuine excitement that I release my first season of film programming for the Theatre at the Mill in Newtownabbey. A lot of time was spent with the question of What direction should the programme take? Previous outings with the Movie Bar and the one off events that have taken place over the years have all had a very distinctive feel that was always an attempt at originality and the presentation of film in original and entertaining ways but had within it a clear sense that it's what I want to show.
The renovated Theatre at the Mill is a wonderful venue with an amazing future ahead of it and it was the idea of a multi-disciplined venture that ultimately held by enthusiasm for the longest period of time, long enough to deliver the programme.
Sunday 18th September - Saturday 24th September 2011
Sunday 18th September 2011
The People Versus George Lucas
The Northern Ireland premier of the animation that took the 2010 SXSW Festival by storm.
Using a Californian court house and a smidgen of CGI the works of George Lucas goes on trial for the proposed crimes committed against the fans of his films who have become used to never have a say about the continuous restoration and reworking of the films that have forged their generation.
Witness for the Defence - Raiders of the Lost Ark
As Executive Producer and Co-Creator of Indiana Jones (along with Steven Spielberg) George Lucas has been responsible for a character that has increased the wealth of the action adventure genre and stands the test of time in it’s original format as a work of art.
Witness for the Prosecution - Howard The Duck
A film so bad that, as Executive Producer, George Lucas has turned his back refusing to acknowledge the films existence but yet it does exist and is little more than visual popcorn. A hacked effort of a lovable “Ewok” character in the real world. Howard is the grandfather of Jar Jar Binks and should not go unpunished.
Stay until the end of the screenings in order to cast your vote in the case of the People Vs. George Lucas
Tuesday 20th September 2011
The Phantom of the Opera
A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer in this classic silent film, starring Lon Chaney. With a live performance of the films score on the night this is a one off Silent Cinematic Project that can not be missed.
Wednesday 21st September 2011
photographer believes that he has photographed a murder. Michelangelo Antonioni’s first English language film has all the remarkable trappings of classic Hitchcock in a world that nothing is what it seems and the camera can always lie. London
Thursday 22nd September 2011
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner in Baz Luhrmann’s first chapter of his red curtain trilogy. Join us at Ballyclare dance hall for a night of cinema and coaster steps with an introductory class post screening.
Friday 23rd September 2011
Don't Look Now!
Opening the aDaphtations season with one of her best starring Donald Sutherland & Julie Christie as a married couple grieving the recent death of their little daughter are in
when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond. The direction and visual style to perfect making it one of the greatest films ever made! Venice
Saturday 24th September 2011
Stig Larsson's Millennium trilogy
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.
The Girl who Played with Fire
As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.
Ticket prices and timings are yet to be confirmed, please contact the Box Office at the venue from the end of July in order to purchase and even if you have questions or just feel lonely and want to chat.