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BELFAST Cinemagic The young people's film festival continues this week with evening screenings of classics like Tarka the Otter (Fri 10), ET (Sat 11), Bugsy Malone (Sun 12, Wed 15), and a Buster Keaton triple-bill including Sherlock Junior (Mon 13), and closes on Thursday 16 Dec with a special preview of Disney's whale adventure, Free Willy. Cinemagic, 7 Lower Crescent, BT7 (0232- 311331)

Star Trek - The Complete Opus In association with the Northern Ireland Trekkies, the Queen's Film Theatre is holding an all-day screening of all six Star Trek movies this Sunday. Dress up. Proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Support NI. Queen's Film Theatre, University Mews, BT7 (0232-244857)

EDINBURGH Carte Blanche to David Bruce Mon Oncle and Comfort and Joy will be screened this Saturday at 7.30pm, with cheese and wine. Institut Franais D'Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, EH3 (031-225 5366)

Film Trivia Quiz The Filmhouse's monthly quiz takes place this Sunday. Teams of up to eight people should be seated in the cafe/ bar by 9pm. Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Rd, EH3 (031-228 2688)

LONDON Hal Hartley/ Everything But The Girl This Sunday there's a special screening of the American independent director Hartley's video for pop duo Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt's single, 'The Only Living Boy in New York', plus Hartley's last feature, Simple Men, and a live concert by Everything But The Girl. Everyman Cinema, Holly Bush Vale, Hampstead, NW3 6TX (071-435 1525)

Yasujiro Ozu To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated Japanese director, the Renoir is running a season of his films, beginning today with Tokyo Story (see review above) and The Record of a Tenement Gentleman. The season also includes The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice, Early Spring, An Autumn Afternoon and Late Spring, and runs until 6 January. Apart from Tokyo Story, none of the films is certificated, so only over- 18s will be admitted. Renoir, Brunswick Square, WC1 (071-837 8402)

MANCHESTER Solidarity Between Generations A short season of films to celebrate the European Year of Older People includes Cynthia Scott's The Company of Strangers (Fri 10), a funny and moving study of a group of septuagenarians, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (Mon 13, Tue 14), and the French comedy Tatie Danielle (Wed 15, Thur 16). Manchester Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street (061-228 2463).


We have five pairs of free tickets for both ET (Sat 7pm) and the Buster Keaton triple-bill of The Playhouse, The Love Nest and Sherlock Junior (Mon 7pm) in Belfast's Cinemagic film festival. The first 10 readers to take this page to the Cinemagic box office today will receive a pair of tickets to the film of their choice, subject to availability. Cinemagic Box Office, 7 Lower Crescent, BT7 (0232-311331)