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EXHIBITION Friday 4 May Sunday 10 June

Sara Brennan Sara Brennan's mainly small scale woven images evoke the experience of the landscape in the subtlest shifts of tone. colour and texture. Free

CAFE CONCERT Friday 18 May 7.30pm

Gillian Frame

A lively evening of food. wine and traditional Scottish fiddle music as Gillian Frame, Young Scottish Traditional Musician of 2001. plays at Cafe Hub. (£15 per person). 0131 473 2067

CULINARY ARTS Thursday 24 May 7.30pm

North American Boun Join us for an evening of delicious and plentiful food and wine from North America. (£22 per person) 0131 473 2067


Anne Bogart

Behind the scenes in this stimulating talk from one of America‘s most exciting theatre directors. (£5.00 / £3.00 concessions) 0131 473 2000


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Hannlbll (18) 0000 (Ridley Scott. LS. 2001 l Anthony Hopkins. Julianne Moore. Gary Oldman. 131 mins. The

follow -up to 1991's The Silence 0f Tllt‘lxlmhs places Dr Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins gleefully reprising his Oscar- winning role) centre stage and makes the predator the prey as the 'retired‘ cannibal killer is hunted down in Florence by his only surviving but hideously disfigured victim. the millionaire Mason Verger (a superb.uncredited and unrecognisable ()ldman). Verger's manhunt alerts Clarice Starling (Moore replacing Jodie Foster). whose FBI career continues to be hampered by male prejudice. to Lecter‘s whereabouts. Though there are detours from the novel. most notably the extraordinary ending. here made more palatable for cinema audiences. the performances. pacing and cinematography are flawless. And though it‘s a conventional thriller rather than a chiller. it‘s still a hearty slice of modem Gothic. Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkcaldy.

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(Richard Lester. CK. 1964) John Lennon. Paul McCartney. George Harrison. Ringo Starr. 87 mins. This re-release of the Beatles‘ screen debut. complete with digitally restored soundtrack. sees the Fab Four supposedly preparing for a live TV performance. Actually. jigging with the exuberant energy of youth and the fearless arrogance of those who are adored. they dodge their manager. taunt their fans and make a playground of the streets. Lester's mock documentary received two Academy Award nominations. Today. the camera tricks may seem less than impressive. but the innocent upbeat humour comes as a timely relief. GFT. Glasgow.

Hlmalaya (PG) 0.. (Eric Valli. France/Switzerland/L'K/Nepal. 2000) Thilen Lhondup. Gurgon Kyap. Lhapka Tsamchoe. 104 mins. In the high mountains of the Himalayas. a village prepares for the annual yak caravan to market. However. the young chieftain has been killed and the old clan head. refuses to recognise the hot-headed Karma as his successor. A worthy insight into the lives of a hardy people. the landscape is breathtakingly shot. and the attention to local detail feels authentic. The plot has less going for it. being at bean a fairly hackneyed story of an heir to the throne having to prove he is worthy of the crown. FTH Cinema. Falkirk.

The Hole (15) 0... (Nick Hamm. CS. 2001 ) Thora Bitch. Embcth Davidtz. 102 mins. This psychological chillier unfolds through a series of flashbacks as traumatised teenager Liz (Birch) reveals to a psychologist (Davidtz) that she and three other friends were trapped for two weeks in an underground bunker. Using the tight structure of narrative flashbacks to reveal conflicting versions of the events. while craftin keeping the horrors of the hole a mystery for as long as possible. the film is packed with suspense. What might have happened to the contestants of Big Brother had they been deprived of food and water for two weeks. General release. L’Horlogor Do “Int-Paul (PG) 0... (Bertrand Tavemier. France. 1973) Philippe Noiret. Jean Rochefort. Jacques Denis. Yves Alfonso. 105 mins. Tavemier's feature debut is a suitably precise adaptation of Georges Simenon's subtle thriller. set in Lyon. where a reclusive watch-maker (Noiret) renews relations with his son and the son's girlfriend when the pair are on the run from a murder rap. Lumiere. Edinburgh. Human Rucurcu (Rouourou Humalnu) (15) 0000 (Laurent Cantet. France. 2000) Juli] Lespert. 103 mins. Lespert returns home from business studies in Paris to work in the same company as his father. But where dad‘s a blue collar ordinary Joe. Jalil‘s a suit; and while his father is proud of the familial upward mobility. what neither father nor son realise is that personal and social progress can lead to divided loyalties at home. What makes Cantet‘s film more than a preach movie - and thus more effective is the way it interweaves the personal and the political

to the point that they become nothing less than inextricable. Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkcaldy.

Th0 ldlotc (18) O... s‘ (Lars von Trier. Denmark/France/Italy/Netherlands/Germany /Sweden. 1999) Bodil Jargensen. Jens Albinus. 114 mins. In Lars von Trier‘s follow up to Breaking The Waves. a bunch of "idiots‘ run a little bit amok in their village. get thrown out of tea-rooms. make whoopee at the swimming baths and disrupt board meetings. But these misfits are as sane as you or I. with a simple aim to test society‘s attitudes to the disabled. Appreciation naturally conquers enjoyment but The Idiots is a challenge well worth taking up. Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

lndlann Jon“ And The Lut Crusade (PG) .0. ' (Steven Spielberg. US. 1989) Harrison Ford. Sean Connery. Alison Doody. Denholm Elliot. 127 mins. The third and supposedly final instalment of Spielberg‘s blockbuster series. in which the archaeological adventurer is joined by his father (Connery) for a romp through the Middle East in search of the Holy Grail. hotly pursued (as ever) by the Nazis. A rather dodgy quasi-Christian morality and a more-of—the-same-ish plot are offset by strong performances from Ford and Connery and technical bravura. GFT. Glasgow.

lndlnnn Jon“ Trilogy All three of Indiana Jones‘ archaelogical adventures Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Temple Of Doom and The Last Crusade - the cinematic thrill equivalent of eating a sack of sugar and washing it down with an urn of espresso. Andthere‘s a fourth adventure being planned in Hollywood as we speak. Grovesnor. Glasgow.

Jung (Wan In The Land Of The MullhOddln (15) (Fabrizio Lazzaretti/Alberto Vendammiati. Italy/Afghanistan. 2000) 114 mins. A look at Afghanistan today. A surgeon and a news correspondent join forces to set up a hospital in a country that has had to deal with various wars over the past twenty years. Part of the Human Right Watch International Film Festival. See Rough cuts. GFT. Glasgow.

0 The Klng lo Allvo (15) OOOOr (Kristian Levring. US/Denmark. 2001) Jennifer Jason Leigh. Janet McTeer. Romane Bohringer. 109 mins. The films released under the Danish manifesto (this is the fourth) have enormous power in terms of capturing raw. often physical emotion. In this category alone. Levring‘s film excels beyond all expectation establishing the direst of circumstances: a motley crew of tourists are stranded in the middle of the desolate Namibian desert. To lift the compa- ny‘s spirits while awaiting rescue. a retired actor suggests they stage a production of Shakespeare‘s most bitter tragedy. King Lear. What follows is an impressive and dramatic descent into madness as thee des- perate individuals frantically attempt to stay alive. See review. GFT. Glasgow; Filmhouse. Edinburgh.

Luvlng I.“ Vegas (18) 0000'?- (Mike Figgis. US. 1995) Nicolas Cage. Elisabeth Shue. Julian Sands. 110 mins. Sacked from his job. Ben (Cage) drives to Las Vegas with the sole intention of drinking himself to death. but during his descent comes across hooker Sera (Shue). another lost soul. Figgis’s neon-drenched movie captures the irresponsible euphoria and mental pain of alcoholism from a subjective viewpoint. while the astonishing performances by the leads help it transcend the surface tawdriness and delve deep into underlying emotions. Cameo. Edinburgh. Lllm (15) 0.0-» (Stephen Frears. UK. 2001) Ian Hart. Anthony Borrows. Claire Hackett. 88 mins. Made by Frears on a roll after High Fidelity and Fail Safe. Liam offers a child‘s eye perspective on growing up in poverty in Catholic Liverpool in the 19305. by telling events from the viewpoint of its seven-year-old title character (Borrows). Despite some fine performances. this BBC production never quite shakes off its television drama sensibility. Jimmy McGovem‘s screenplay certainly loads the dramatic dice. whilst the Catholic Church is rather predictably caricatured for comic