FILM / Best of the Reps

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BIRMINGHAM

Good Company A month-long retrospective of Jeff Bridges. This week - Cutter's Way (17/18 May), Starman and Jagged Edge (both 19 May). The Triangle, Aston University, Aston Triangle, B4 (021-359 3979)

Hancock Day Two triple-bills of TV Hancock, mixing the rare and the much-loved. Cinemac, Cannon Hill Park, B12 (021-440 3838)

BRIGHTON 1994 Brighton Festival Screenings and events, including an exhaustive retrospective of Italian cinema, films from the eighth Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and 'Magic Nights', a programme of cinema's earliest works. Details from: Festival Box Office, 29 New Rd, BN1 (0273- 709709)

CAMBRIDGE Visions of light The ubiquitous season celebrating the art of cinematography rolls on, marked this week by Spike Lee's finest film, Do The Right Thing (tonight), Scorsese's Taxi Driver (tomorrow), Truffaut's Jules et Jim (17 May) and Lynch's Blue Velvet (19 May). Arts Cinema, Market Passage, CB2 (0223-352001)

CARDIFF International Animation Festival Includes a preview (16 May) of Tim Burton's US hit Nightmare Before Christmas. 16-22 May, St David's Hall, The Hayes CF1 (0222-371236) and Chapter Arts, Market Rd, Canton CF5 (0222- 399666)

EDINBURGH

Germany: After The Wall A series of films examining a new Germany from the inside. Ends with Lothar Lambert's witty All You Never Wanted to Know About Women (16 May) and Herwig Kippling's Behind the Rainbow (18 May). Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Rd, EH3 (031-228 2688)

Reel Women on the Verge A three-week course will refer to these screenings: Welles's The Lady From Shanghai (19 May), the lacklustre Alien 3 (26 May) and Desperately Seeking Susan (2 June). Screenings: Filmhouse, as above; course info: Shiona Wood (031-228 6382)

GLASGOW

Fellini Tribute And The Ship Sails On (18/19 May) and Ginger and Fred (25/26 May). Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, G3 (041-332 6535)

Takeshi Kitano: An Eastern Eastwood? An all- day Kitano-fest. 14 May, Film Theatre, as above

Screen Surrealism Highlights in the history of cinematic surrealism: Jean Vigo's L'Atalante and Zero de Conduite (17 May). Film Theatre, as above

HULL

Australian Film Festival Includes Lucas's Black River (tonight); Turner's Hammers Over the Anvil (16 May); Moffat's Bedevil (17 May). Hull Screen, Central Library, Albion St (0482-883015)

LANCASTER Wild Wild West Assault on Precinct 13 (tonight); Calamity Jane (tomorrow); Forty Guns (15 May). The Dukes Cinema, Moor Lane, LA1 (0524-66645)

LEICESTER Chinese Season Tian Zhuangzhuang's The Blue Kite (16/17 May). Phoenix Arts, 11 Newarke St, LE1 (0533-554854)

LONDON

Another Country Nineties German cinema including Achternbusch's I Know the Way to the Hofbrauhaus (16 May). Until 6 June. Goethe- Institut, 50 Princes Gate, SW7 (071-411 3400)

Brando: The Wild One One-Eyed Jacks (16 May). NFT, South Bank, SE1 (071-928 3232)

Derek Jarman: A Celebration ICA Cinematheque, The Mall SW1 (071-930 3647)

A Seperate Cinema Home of the Brave (15 May); Zou-Zou (17 May); The Scar of Shame (18 May). NFT, as above

MANCHESTER

Lost in Franz Brazil (tomorrow), the 1993 version of The Trial (19/20 May), and Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Metamorphosis (24 May). Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford St, M1 (061-228 2463)

Visions of Light Hitchcock's Rebecca (15 May), Brooks' In Cold Blood (17/18 May) and Kaufman's The Unbearable Lightness of Being (21 May). Cornerhouse, as above

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Branded to Thrill Admission to any Suzuki Seijun screening - including Tokyo Drifter (15 May), The Bastard and Gates of Flesh (both 18 May) - gains free entry to a Seijun lecture by Mark Little on 18 May. Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim St, NE1 (091-232 8289)Ryan Gilbey

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