FILM / Best of the reps

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BIRMINGHAM Design of the Times A touring season highlighting British art direction: Kubrick's Dr Strangelove (31 Mar), Losey's The Servant (7 Apr) and Lean's epic Dr Zhivago (9/10 Apr). The Triangle, Aston University, Aston Triangle, B4 (021-359 3579)

BRISTOL Fascinating Fascism A short selection of films includes Bertolucci's The Conformist (25-31 Mar), Visconti's The Damned (4/5 Apr) and Pasolini's last film, the shocking Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (11/12 Apr). Watershed, 1 Canons Rd, BS1 (0272 276444)


Bad Girls Part 4 - 'Hell's Belles' (26 March) - features films by Kathy Acker, Sadie Benning and Beth B. Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Rd, EH3 (031-228 2688)


Branded to Thrill A season of the films of the Japanese director Suzuki Seijun offers what has been described as 'beyond cult cinema'. Until the end of March. Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, G3 (041-332 6535)

David Lynch 'Cult Cineaste' Screenings of Lynch's masterpieces, Eraserhead and Blue Velvet, are accompanied by two seminars led by the critic and lecturer Rick Instrell, in which he will provide analyses of both films. 26 Mar, Film Theatre, as above

HULL Artificial Eye Tour A brief selection of films released by this distributor includes Leos Carax's wild Les Amants du Pont-Neuf (28 Mar) and Jean Vigo's breathtaking L'Atalante (18 Apr). Hull Screen, Central Library, Albion St, HU1 (0482 883015)


Golden Nuggets of the Wild West An unmissable season collecting treasures of the pre-Eighties Western continues with Red River (24 Mar) and High Noon (31 Mar). NFT, South Bank, SE1 (071-928 3232)


Bad Girls Programme 4 of the touring season. See Edinburgh for details. Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford St, M1 (061-36 9299)

Yasujiro Ozu Season From the director of Tokyo Story, two lesser-known films: Early Spring (25 Mar) and An Autumn Afternoon (30/31 Mar). Cornerhouse, as above

Carlos Saura Season One of Spain's most famous directors is featured in a short season which includes Ay Carmela] (27/28 Mar) and La Caza (29 Mar). Cornerhouse, as above

Tom Waits Season The retrospective of the this prolific singer / songwriter's acting career nears its end with Jim Jarmusch's Down by Law (26 Mar). Short Cuts, also featuring Waits, runs to 31 Mar. Cornerhouse, as above


To Die For . . . A bizarre season of films dealing directly with death includes the double- bill of Dead Again with Woody Allen's Love and Death (26/27 Mar). Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim St, NE1 (091-232 1507)

SHEFFIELD International Documentary Festival Britain's first festival devoted to documentary includes UK premieres of international work, tributes to Humphrey Jennings, Robert Flaherty, William Wyler, John Huston and Drew Associates, plus daily masterclasses. Details from the Festival Office, The Work Station, 15 Paternoster Road, Sheffield S1 2BX (0742 796511).

STIRLING The Magic of Cinema A fortnight highlighting the finest moments in cinema includes Fellini's Juliet of the Spirits (27 Mar) and Les Enfants du Paradis (30 Mar). MacRobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling, FK9 (0786 461081)