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Hverfisgata 54
101, Reykjavík

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Tonik Ensemble - Airwaves off-venue

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Tonik ensemble

Tonik Ensemble is the musical output of Icelander Anton Kaldal Ágústsson. Exploring the vast expanse of the electronic spectrum the soundscape is a mix of electronics and the more organic live instruments. It is a strong signature sound of contrasts: rich and stripped bare, minimalist but intricate, finely crafted and yet very instinctive. Together with an ever-evolving cast of talented collaborators, the output is a deep, atmospheric yet soulful pseudo-techno.

Svein Guðmundsson - Airwaves off-venue

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Svein gudmundsson

In the past Sveinn has been quite shy about his songwriting. Besides playing bass in various garage bands as a teenager and being a member in a very manly men’s choir for two years he has kept a low profile. That is until now with the release of his debut album “Fyrir herra Spock, MacGyver og mig”. His music can be described as lo-fi, folkie and melodic sounds with self-reflective lyrics about stomachaches, nephews, vulcans, cats and survival experts among other things. The songs are based up with an acoustic guitar and a voice mixed with occasional trombone, melodica, upright and electric bass, electric guitar and typewriter.

Antimony - Airwaves off-venue

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Antimony

Antimony is a coldwave band from Reykjavík, Iceland made up of RX Beckett (vocals), Birgir Sigurjón Birgisson (bass) and Sigurður Angantýsson (electronics and production). Together they combine elements of early 80s synthpop, gloomy Lynchian sexuality and sci-fi horror with androgynous DIY aesthetics.

Skelkur í bringu - Airwaves off-venue

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Skelkur i bringu

Skelkur í bringu play simple raw noise-rock/punk with catchy melodies and psychedelic freakouts. Rockabilly, punk and doom metal influences mixed with lively performance. The band uses custom stage decorations such as a homemade light show and trippy outfits. When the venue supports it they also use backdrop videos as a part of the act. The performances are dangerous but loose. The songs deal with dark fantasies, nonsense and altered states of consciousness.

Sykur - Airwaves off-venue

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Sykur

Shimmering string synths and scintillating arpeggios, rumbling bass that resonates within your chest, more vocal power than any one person should have a right to possess. Sykur have come to represent the forefront of the Reykjavík Electro Pop scene, and Iceland Airwaves has long been their venue for unleashing fresh, new content.

Agent Fresco - Airwaves off-venue

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Hailing from Iceland, Agent Fresco’s music is a reflection of this ever-changing landscape, with its overwhelming sense of freedom and vastness. This is a progressive art rock band that needs to be experienced from a few steps back to be grasped in its entirety, like a bold work of art. Even by the wide-open standards of Icelandic music Agent Fresco’s interpretation of the rock genre is unusually soulful and multi-layered, with a quicksilver rhythmic pulse and mother-of-pearl harmonies reflecting every mood colour imaginable. In the last couple of years, their iridescent, propulsive, arty and highly addictive music made the highly esteemed Reykjavik band become the favourite of a music-loving nation and an act sparking international interest.

Sumar Stelpur - Airwaves off-venue

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Sumar stelpur

SUMAR STELPUR is a lo-fi/rock/surf/punk band. The band was formed with the intention of making music that sounds like summer. We hope the music does. A guitardriven fullblast rock show is what you might expect from the band.

Bárujárn - Airwaves off-venue

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Bárujárn was founded in 2008 after members met at a industrial showcase for corrugated iron and related suplies in Hafnir city on the wind barren south coast of Iceland. The music was to represent the black sands and waves that is the heart and life of the booming Icelandic surfer culture. Determined to succeed in a world full of tears the band went on to wither in the ashes of their poorly rolled cigarettes through relentless unprofessionalism, constant poverty and petty crime. They released an EP in 2010 commonly mistaken for the crushed remnants of a grilled sandwich due to its luxurious aluminum foil wrapping. This packaging failure resulted in the frequent discarding of the EP to the trash bin at local radio stations and hence no airplay. Theraminist Hekla Magnúsdóttir quit the band in 2011 partly because of an artistic misunderstanding but mostly due to frequent sexist remarks and the general decadence of the remaining members. As of this writing their main accomplishments subsists of a failed make it or break it tour through the neighboring Farao islands, supporting local child star turned hot-shot Brandur Enni and getting to the semi finals in the unofficial battle of the bands. After years of procrastination their debut album was released in 2013. They are currently working on their second and third efforts.

Hamlet - National Theatre Live

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English below Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein) er áhorfendum ekki að öllu ókunnur, þar sem hann stígur á svið sem Hamlet í einum frægasta harmleik sögunnar eftir William Shakespeare. Sagan gerst þegar uppi eru miklar víðsjár. Þjóðir vígbúast. Herlið eru á hreyfingu. Við skyndilegt fráfall Danakonungs hefur Danmörk fengið nýjan konung. Sá er bróðir hins látna og hann hefur tekið sér ekkjuna Gertrude, móður Hamlets, fyrir eiginkonu. Þegar grunsemdir vakna hjá Hamlet Danaprins hefur hann rannsókn á láti föður síns og verður skyndilega ógn við öryggi ríkisins. Hamlet leitar sannleikans og átökin magnast þar sem fjölskyldan og ríkið skelfur. Hamlet er mest leikna leikverk allra tíma, ekki láta þig vanta á uppsetningu National Theatre Live í Bíó Paradís. Sýningar: 7. og 8. nóvember kl 20:00 14. og 15. nóvember kl 20:00 21. og 22. nóvember kl 20:00 _________________________________________________ Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

The Anatomy Of Frank - Airwaves off-venue

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The anatomy of frank

The Anatomy of Frank is a five-piece band from the mountains of Virginia. Their melodies and subject matter tend toward nostalgia, intricacy, and nuance, touching on every facet of the human heart. Focusing on fingerstyle guitar work, rich harmonies, and melodies that sound like they were forgotten from childhood, the mood journeys from quiet delicacy to roaring climaxes over the course of their songs.

Sturle Dagsland - Airwaves off-venue

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Sturle dagsland

Sturle Dagsland consists of the norwegian brothers Sturle & Sjur Dagsland. They alternate at playing on an array of instruments and electronics, harmonically creating an expressive-progressive ever-changing soundscape dominated by Sturle’s unrestrained innovative vocals ranging from ravening ferocious screams to virtous angelic chanting. His distinctive voice, large vocal range, multilingual lyrics and unique approach to songwriting and composition won him the “Emerging Artist” award in Copenhagen in 2012, and they have toured all across the world ever since.

FITZGARRALDO - Svartir Sunnudagar

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English below Ekki missa af Fitzcarraldo í leikstjórn Werner Herzog, súeralískri og sértakri ævintýra- drama mynd með Klaus Kinski í aðalhlutverki. Sýnd sunnudaginn 8. nóvember kl 20:00! Fitzcarraldo is a 1982 West German surreal and partly bizarre adventure-drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known in Peru as Fitzcarraldo, who is determined to transport a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory in the Amazon Basin. The film is derived from the historic events of Peruvian rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarrald. Screened November 8th at 20:00 – Svartir Sunnudagar / Black Sundays!

PERLUR ÚR KVIKMYNDASÖGU PÓLLANDS / TREASURES OF POLISH CINEMA

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English Below Boðið verður upp á perlur úr kvikmyndasögu Póllands, 15 kvikmyndir, en pólsk kvikmyndalist á sér langa og ríka sögu. Um er að ræða samstarfsverkefnið Ultima Thule: At the End of the World, sem Kvikmyndasafn Póllands, Bíó Paradís og Reykjavík Film Academy standa að. Verkefninu er ætlað að auðga skilning og vitund á milli pólskrar og íslenskrar kvikmyndamenningar. Á undan hverri sýningu, mun Michal Chacinksi reifa sögulegt samhengi hverrar myndar fyrir sig. Tveir viðburðir verða í boði fyrir börn og unglinga, annars vegar vinnusmiðja þar sem nokkrar sniðugar leiðir til að gera hreyfimyndir án myndavélar og sýningar á kult klassíkinni Mr. Blot´s Academy. Aðgangur að öllum viðburðum er opinn öllum og ókeypis. Viðburðurinn er samstarfsverkefni Kvikmyndasafns Póllands í Varsjá, Reykjavík Film Academy og Bíó Paradís. This series of 15 films, cinematic treasures from the long and celebrated history of Polish cinema, is part of a larger project called Ultima Thule: At the End of the World, which is a collaboration between the Polish National Film Archive and the Reykjavik Film Academy to promote greater awareness and understanding between the film cultures of Poland and Iceland. Before each screening, an expert on Polish cinema, Michał Chaciński, will provide historical context for the film. In addition to the five nights of film screenings, there will be two special events for children and teenagers: a workshop on cameraless animation and a screening of the children’s cult classic Mr. Blot’s Academy. The opening-night film, the silent classic Strong Man, will be accompanied by the legendary Icelandic band Apparat Organ Quartet, who will be performing their live original score. Admission to all events is open to the public and free of charge. This event is brought to you by the National Film Archive in Warsaw, the Reykjavik Film Academy and Bíó Paradís. Program: Sjáumst á morgun / Do widzenia, do jutra / See You Tomorrow /// November 13 @ 18.00 Janusz Morgenstern / Poland / 1960 / 80 min. The debut feature by Janusz Morgenstern is a small psychological drama, a love story reminiscent of the once-famous Bim-Bom Polish student theater. Dagur í lífi furðufugls / Dzień świra / Day of the Wacko /// November 13 @ 20.00 Marek Koterski / Poland / 2002 / 99 min. The hero is a typical intellectual from the turn of the 21st century – suffering from phobias, frustrated as a teacher, husband and father, living in constant stress. An accurate satire of the Polish intelligentsia of the time. Hús illskunnar / Dom zły / The Dark House /// November 13 @ 22.00 Wojciech Smarzowski / Poland / 2009 / 106 min. A perfectly structured thriller depicting the dark reality of Poland in the 1980s. Yfir móðuna miklu / Droga na drugą stronę / Crulic – drumul spre dincolo / Crulic: The Path to Beyond) /// November 14 @ 18.00 Anca Damian / Poland/Romania / 2011 / 73 min. This partly animated documentary feature is about a man who goes on a hunger strike to protest the unjust treatment he’s receiving. Stelpan í skápnum / Dziewczyna z szafy The Girl from the Wardrobe /// November 14 @ 20.00 Bodo Kox / Poland / 2012 / 90 min. The debut film of Bodo Kox, the film touches on the problem of loneliness in today’s world. A beautiful story of emotions, the power of imagination and the belief in real values. Torg Frelsarans / Plac Zbawiciela / Savior Square /// November 14 @ 22.00 Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze / Poland / 2006 / 105 min. A drama of mutual accusations and conflicts begins, leading to a tragic finale. Borrowing from socialist-realist aesthetics, the directors create insightful portraits and a universal message about the human condition of today, on the functioning of man in society. Skóli herra Kleks 1 - Ævintýri Mateusz prins Akademia pana Kleksa cz. 1. Przygody księcia Mateusza Mr. Blot’s Academy, part 1: The Adventure of Prince Mateusz /// November 15 @ 14.00 Krzysztof Gradowski / Poland/ZSRR / 1983 / 85 min. A cult movie for children and teenagers, adapted from Jan Brzechwa’s book,using elements of fantasy, science fiction and the musical. Skóli herra Kleks 2 - Ráðgáta Filips rakara Akademia pana Kleksa cz. 2 Mr. Blot’s Academy, part 2: The Mystery of Filip the Barber /// November 15 @ 16.00 Krzysztof Gradowski / Poland/ZSRR / 1982 / 85 min. In this cult children’s film, five-year-old Ada searches for the magic button that will help the starling Mateusz become human again. Leikmaður gegn vilja sínum / Sportowiec mimo woli The Accidental Sportsman /// November 15 @ 18.00 Mieczysław Krawicz / Poland / 1939 / 78 min. A splendid comedy of errors directed by one of the most successful filmmakers of the 1920s. Skuld / Dług / Debt /// November 15 @ 20.00 Krzysztof Krauze/ Poland / 1999 / 97 min. In 1990s Warsaw, the police fish out two headless corpses from the Vistula river. Initially, the Russian mafia is suspected of committing the crime. Imagine / Imagine /// November 15 @ 22.00 Andrzej Jakimowski / Poland/France/Portugal/UK / 2012 / 105 min. In this subtle story about emotions and trust, sound, the primary sensory tool of the blind, plays an important role. Stundum dreymir mig að ég fljúgi / Czasem śnię, że latam Sometimes I Dream I’m Flying /// November 16 @ 18.00 Aneta Popiel-Machnicka / Poland / 2013 / 70 min. Weronika, a young, talented ballet dancer, is a perfectionist at work, but neglects her private life. Pain, loneliness and exhaustion are always with her, but she ignores them until, two days before an important premiere in the Berlin Opera, she receives a serious injury. Rósa / Róża / Rose /// November 16 @ 20.00 Wojciech Smarzowski / Poland / 2011 / 98 min. A dark and ascetic narrative style opens a window onto a world in which the virtuous human being is left with only an unappealing moral victory. Winner of the Polish Eagle for best picture, best director and best lead female performance in 2012. Bangsi / Miś / Teddy Bear /// November 16 @ 22.00 Stanisław Bareja / Poland / 1981 / 117 min. A cult comedy depicting the absurdities of socialist Poland. Special events Harðjaxl / Mocny człowiek / Strong Man /// November 12 @ 20.00 - Opening event Henryk Szaro / Poland / 1929 / 78 min. In a unique, rare appearance, legendary Icelandic band Apparat Organ Quartet will open the series by performing a live original score to this silent Polish classic. Antonisz á hjara veraldar – Nokkrar sniðugar leiðir til að gera hreyfimyndir án myndavélar Antonisz na krańcu świata. Kilka praktycznych sposobów na zrobienie sobie non-camery Antonisz at the End of the World: A Few Practical Ways of Making Cameraless Animation /// November 14 @ 14.00-17.00 An animation workshop for children and teenagers, conducted by Monika Supruniuk.

Apparat Organ Quartet performs ”Strong Man” - Apparat Organ Quartet með lifandi undirleik við myndina Harðjaxl

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English below Hin goðsagnakennda hljómsveit Apparat Organ Quartet mun opna Perlur úr kvikmyndasögu Póllands með lifandi undirleik við pólsku myndina Harðjaxl. Takmarkað sætaframboð, svo fólk er beðið um að melda sig á midasala@bioparadis.is. Frítt inn og allir velkomnir. Viðburðurinn er samstarfsverkefni Kvikmyndasafns Póllands í Varsjá, Reykjavík Film Academy og Bíó Paradís. In a unique, rare appearance, legendary Icelandic band Apparat Organ Quartet will open the film series Treasures of Polish Cinema by performing a live original score to the classic Polish silent film ”Strong Man”. The evening is free and open to the public, but seats are limited so please RSVP at midasala@bioparadis.is. This event is brought to you by the National Film Archive in Warsaw, the Reykjavik Film Academy and Bíó Paradís.

Antonisz á hjara veraldar – Nokkrar sniðugar leiðir til að gera hreyfimyndir án myndavélar

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Antonisz á hjara veraldar – Nokkrar sniðugar leiðir til að gera hreyfimyndir án myndavélar (Antonisz na krańcu świata. Kilka praktycznych sposobów na zrobienie sobie non-camery / Antonisz at the End of the World: A Few Practical Ways of Making Cameraless Animation) This workshop for children and teenagers introduces the do-it-yourself method of making short cameraless animation. The workshop is inspired by Julian Antonisz, a Polish filmmaker and inventor best known for a unique animation technique he called cameraless animation. Cameraless animation is the process of creating moving images by working directly with your hands onto motion picture film stock. The workshop may include (but isn't limited to) painting, scratching, adhering thin semi-transparent materials to the film, or various other techniques. Over a four-hour period, participants will work with the 35mm motion picture film themselves, then edit the film and screen it in the cinema. Conducted by Monika Supruniuk. Note that the maximum number of participants is 12 people. Please RSVP to midasala@bioparadis.is as soon as possible. Opið fyrir öll börn og foreldra þeirra, engin aðgangseyrir. Viðburðurinn er samstarfsverkefni Kvikmyndasafns Póllands í Varsjá, Reykjavík Film Academy og Bíó Paradís. Vinsamlegast athugið að hámarsfjöldi þátttakenda er 12 manns. Skráning fer fram á midasala@bioparadis.is. Open for all children and their parents, free entrance.This event is brought to you by the National Film Archive in Warsaw, the Reykjavik Film Academy and Bíó Paradís.

Audition

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English below Myndin fjallar um ekkil sem tekur tilboði vinar síns um að fara í áheyrnarprufur til þess að finna nýja eiginkonu. Sú sem hann heillast af reynist ekki vera öll þar sem hún er séð. Ekki missa af þessari listrænu kult hryllingsmynd, sýnd sunnudaginn 15. nóvember kl 20:00 á Svörtum Sunnudegi! A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. Don´t miss out on a true art house cult horror film, Sunday November 15th at 20:00 – on Black Sundays!

PERLUR ÚR KVIKMYNDASÖGU PÓLLANDS / TREASURES OF POLISH CINEMA - Skuld (Dług / Debt) aukasýning

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Skuld (Dług / Debt) extra screening with english sub: In 1990s Warsaw, the police fish out two headless male corpses from the Vistula river. Initially, the Russian mafia is suspected of committing the crime. The screenplay is based on the true story of two men who, while trying to set up a business, find themselves in tremendous debt. With no hope of legal help, they try to free themselves from their persecutor.

Svartir Sunnudagar: The Swimmer

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English below Í úthverfi einu í Conneticut ákveður Ned Merril (Burt Lancaster) einn góðan veðurdag að taka sundsprett í sundlaugum vellauðugra vina sinna. Á leið sinni rekst hann á konur úr fortíð sinni: hinna tælandi unglingsstúlku (Janet Landgard), bitra fyrrverandi ástkonu sína (Janice Rule) og hina æsandi fyrrum eiginkonu vinar síns (Kim Hunter). Ferðalag Neds verður full af vandræðalegum senum, en í senn eldheitum og ástríðafullum atvikum. Hann rekur frá einum einum stað til annars þangað til að hann kemur að auðu húsi þar sem hann verður fyrir ónvæntri openinberun sjálfs síns. Ekki missa af The Swimmer á Svörtum Sunnudegi 22. nóvember kl 20:00! In an affluent Connecticut suburb, troubled suburbanite Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) confronts all of his dreams...and deceptions. One summer morning he decides to "swim" home via the pools of his wealthy friends. Along the way he encounters several women from his past: a tempestuous teenage girl (Janet Landgard), teetering at the edge of adolescence and womanhood; his embittered ex-mistress (Janice Rule); and the sensual wife of an old friend (Kim Hunter). Ned's journey is one of embarrassments, humiliation and steamy passion. He passes from one scenario to another until he arrives home to an empty house and to a startling self-revelation... Don´t miss out on The Swimmer, on a Black Sunday November 22nd at 20:00!

Svartir Sunnudagar: Mad Max

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Dramatísk klassík með framúrstefnulegum söguþræði þar sem hraðskreiðir bílar og mótorhjól koma við sögu í þessari þekktu hasarmynd MAD MAX frá árinu 1979 með Mel Gibson í aðalhlutverki. Ekki missa af Mad Max á Svörtum Sunnudegi 29. nóvember kl 20:00! Set in the not too distant future, Mad Max is a chilling drama that combines a futuristic plot with high speed car and motorcycle action. The stage is set for a strange apocalyptic death game between nomadic bikers and a handful of young cops. Mel Gibson stars as ‘Mad Max’, and later went on to play the title role in two successful sequels. Screened on Black Sunday November 29th at 20:00.

Jingle Bell Rocks!

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Í heimildamyndinni Jingle Bell Rocks er heimur "öðruvísi" jólalaga skoðaður. Talað er við plötusafnara sem safna þannig tónlist og hina ýmsu áhugamenn jólatónlistar, m.a. The Flaming Lips, Run DMC og John Waters. Ekki missa af þessari stórbrotnu heimildamynd í Bíó Paradís laugardaginn 5. desember klukkan 20:00. Myndin er sýnd í samstarfi við útvarpsþáttinn Straum og plötubúðina Reykjavík Records Shop sem mun selja alls kyns jólaplötur fyrir og eftir sýningu hennar. // An exclusive backstage pass into a fascinating underground world of alternative Christmas music. Starring an eclectic cast of characters - The Flaming Lips, Run DMC, John Waters - plus two dozen amazing & original songs, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! is a cinematic sleight ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music.

SVARTIR SUNNUDAGAR: ANGEL HEART

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English below Einkaspæjarinn Harry Angel er kominn með nýtt sakamál til að fást við, hann á að finna söngvarann Johnny Favourite. Rannsóknin tekur ófyrirséða stefnu þar sem skugglegir atburðir eiga sér stað. Angel Heart, sýnd næsta Svarta Sunnudag 6. desember kl 20:00! Angel Heart í leikstjórn Alan Parker með Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro og Lisu Bonet í aðalhlutverkum! Harry Angel is a private investigator. He is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer called Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn. Screened Sunday December 6th at 20:00!

Doctor Who Christmas Special : The Husbands of River Song!

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English below Ekki missa af Doctor Who í æsispennandi feluleik í sérstökum jólaþætti sem sýndur verður í Bíó Paradís jólin 2015. Þátturinn verður frumsýndur á annan í jólum 26. desember kl 18:00 og verður svo sýndur einu sinni á dag í viku. It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy. King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is? All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long time. This episode will be premiered theatrically December 26th on boxing day at 18:00 and will then be screened once per day for a week.

Winter´s Tale

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English below Þessi lifandi uppfærsla af hinu tímalausa meistaraverki Shakespeare er leikstýrt af Kenneth Brangah og Rob Ashford. Judi Dench fer með hlutverk Paulina og Kenneth Branagh leikur Leontes. Sýningartímar: Laugardaginn 26. desember kl 20:00 Sunnudaginn 27. desember kl 20:00 Laugardaginn 02. janúar 2016 kl 20:00 Sunnudagurinn 03. janúar 2016 kl 20:00 Laugardaginn 9. janúar 2016 kl 20:00 Sunnudaginn 10. janúar 2016 kl 20:00 Miðasala er hafin hér: https://tix.is/is/bioparadis/event/1510/the-winter's-tale/ Shakespeareʼs timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Judi Dench will play Paulina, Kenneth Branagh will play Leontes. Screening times: Saturday December 26th at 20:00 Sunday December 27th at 20:00 Saturday January 2nd 2016 kl 20:00 Sunday January 3rd 2016 at kl 20:00 Saturday January 9th 2016 kl 20:00 Sunday January 10th 2016 kl 20:00 Tickets are on sale here: https://tix.is/en/bioparadis/event/1510/the-winter's-tale/

Svartir Sunnudagar: TRON

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Ekki missa af TRON á jólasýningu Svartra Sunnudaga annan í jólum (laugardag) kl 20:00! Myndin fjallar um tölvuhakkara sem er brottnuminn inn í stafrænann heim þar sem hann er neyddur til þess að taka þátt í skylmingaþrælaleikjum, og eini möguleiki hans til að sleppa er að fá aðstoð frá hetjulegu öryggisprógrammi. A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. The first film to venture forth inside the previously unexplored three-dimensional realm of computer imagery, Tron dazzles with revolutionary visual effects and mind-bending action sequences. Flynn (Jeff Bridges), a computer whiz who invents video games, finds himself beamed inside its deadly computer game grid. There, an electronic civilisation thrives, and Light Cycles race at heart-stopping speeds. Flynn's only hope is to activate Tron, the courageous and trustworthy counter-program, in a heroic battle to save humankin Don´t miss out on TRON, Black Sundays - Christmas screening, on Saturday December 26th, (Boxing Day, Second Day of Christmas) at 20:00.

Sherlock - Christmas Special

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English below Sérstakur jólaþáttur um ævintýri Sherlock Holmes. Að þessu sinni eru félagarnir Sherlock og Dr. Watson staddir í London á nítjándu öld með þeim Benedict Cumberbatch og Martin Freeman í aðalhlutverkum. Þátturinn verður frumsýndur kl 20:00 þann 1. janúar á nýju ári, og sýndur einu sinni á kvöldi fram að 8. janúar. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the acclaimed modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic sto- ries. In this holiday special, they find themselves in 1890’s London. Don´t miss out on the Christmas Special that tackles friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER… Premiered January 1st at 20:00.

Svartir Sunnudagar: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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English Below Kvikmyndin fjallar um þróun mannsins, tækni, gervigreind og líf utan jarðar. Hún er eftirtektarverð vegna tæknibrellnanna, óraunverulegs myndmál og notkun tónlistar. 2001: A Space Odyssey er nýársmynd Svartra Sunnudaga og verður sýnd sunnudaginn 3. janúar kl 20:00. Fagnaðu nýju ári með Stanley Kubrick í bestu mögulegu hljóð- og myndgæðum! English Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. Celebrate the New Year with Black Sundays, January 3rd at 20:00 in Bíó Paradís!

Svartir Sunnudagar: Holy Mountain - styrktarsýning

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English below Svartir sunnudagar í Bíó Paradís kynna: Meistaraverkið The Holy Mountain sem sýnt er styrktar leikstjóranum Alejandro Jodorowsky Eitt af helstu stórvirkjum kvikmyndasögunnar, The Holy Mountain eftir chileanska leikstjórann Alejandro Jodorowsky verður sýnt í Bíó Paradís sunnudaginn 10. janúar kl.8. Myndin verður sýnd á vegum Svartra sunnudaga og ágóði af miðasölu rennur til styrktar á gerð nýjustu kvikmyndar Jodorowskys, Endless Poetry. Jodorowsky, fæddur 1929 er goðsagnakenndur leikstjóri og kvikmyndin The Holy Mountain frá 1973 er án efa hans frægasta. Hún er mjög súrrealísk könnun á dulspeki hins vestræna heims og flokkast meira sem listaverk heldur en bíómynd og er uppfull af dulrænum táknum. Jodorowsky, sem er úkraínskur gyðingur fæddur í Chile hefur gert fjölmargar myndir um ævina, meðal annars El Topo (1970) Santa Sangre (1989) og einnig er frægt að hann ætlaði að gera mynd úr vísindaskáldsögunni Dune sem síðar var leikstýrt af David Lynch. Fjallað er um gerð myndarinnar sem aldrei varð í frægri heimildarmynd sem nefnist Jodorowsky’s Dune. Nú er leikstjórinn að verða níræður og er að gera sína síðustu kvikmynd sem nefnist Endless Poetry. Til þess að fjármagna þessa mynd hefur hann sett upp fjáröflun á IndieGogo þar sem velunnarar listrænna kvikmynda geta stutt við gerð hennar. Hópur aðdáenda Jodoroskys hefur nú tekið sig saman með veglegum stuðningi frá Bíó Paradís til að sýna meistaraverkið The Holy Mountain á sunnudaginn sem hluta af kvikmyndaröðinni Svartir sunnudagar. Svartir sunnudagar eru bíókvöld með þemanu költ og klassískar myndir í Bíó Paradís undir listrænni stjórn Hugleiks Dagssonar, Sigurjóns Kjartanssonar og Sjóns. Ágóði af aðgangseyri að myndinni rennur í fjármögnun nýjustu myndar Jodorowskys. Leikstjórinn hefur sjálfur lagt blessun sína yfir sýninguna og er Íslendingum þakklátur fyrir framlag sitt til kvikmyndalistarinnar. The Holy Mountain verður sýnd í tveimur sölum samtímis nú á sunnudaginn kl. 20 en búast má við mikilli aðsókn kvikmyndaunnenda á þessum einstaka viðburði og mælt með að tryggja sér miða tímanlega. Plakatið við viðburðinn er teikning eftir myndlistarmanninn Pál Banine og Guðmund Odd Magnússon (Godd) sem gerði letrið. In a corrupt, greed-fueled world, a powerful alchemist leads a Christ-like character and seven materialistic figures to the Holy Mountain, where they hope to achieve enlightenment. ! Holy Mountain screened January 10th at 20:00! Cult movie The Holy Mountain, Alejandro Jodorowsky's 1973 masterpiece will be screened at Bíó Paradís on Sunday night. Proceeds from ticket sales go to support Jodorowsky's indiegogo funding campaign for his new film, Endless Poetry. Jodorowsky, born in 1929 is a legendary director with The Holy Mountain undoubtedly being his most famous film. It is a surreal and very symbolic fantasy film exloring the esoterisim of western culture. Among the chilean-born directors other films are El Topo and (1970), Santa Sangre (1989) and Jodorowsky famously attempted to film Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune, later filmed by David Lynch. The documentary Jodorowsky's Dune focuses on this attempt. Jodorowsky, who is now 86 years old is making his last film, Endless Poetry and has set up an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to fund the movie. Proceeds of the screening of The Holy Mountain, which will take place in Bíó Paradís at 8 pm on Sunday, January 10th will be donated to the campaign. The film forms part of the Svartir sunnudagar film nights at the cinema, which feature cult and classical movies on Sundays curated by author and illustrator Hugleikur Dagsson, author Sjón and writer and producer Sigurjón Kjartansson. Jodorowsky himself has sent his blessings and thanks for the screening on Sunday. The poster for the event was designed by artist Páll Banine with the typography by professor at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Goddur. Tiickets available at Bíó Paradís.

Nýsköpunarhádegi Gulleggsins #EngarHindranir

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Þriðjudaginn 12. janúar næstkomandi verður haldið Nýsköpunarhádegi sem að þessu sinni er í samstarfi við frumkvöðlakeppnina Gulleggið. Hugmyndin að þessum fundi kviknaði út frá tölfræði niðurstöðum fyrri keppna sem sýna verulega ójafnt kynjahlutfall. Markmið fundarins er að veita fólki innblástur og sýna fram á að það eru engar hindranir ef fólk veit hvað það vill og hvert það stefnir. Við viljum gefa þeim sem liggja á viðskiptahugmyndum auka spark rassinn til þess að koma sér af stað í þróun hugmyndarinnar. Einnig viljum við skoða það hvers vegna kynjahlutfall þátttakenda Gulleggsins hallar svo á annað kynið eins og fram hefur komið og hvetja fleiri stelpur af stað. Framtíðarsýnin er að jafna hlutfallið. #EngarHindranir Fundinum verður stýrt af Elínrósu Líndal, viðskiptastjóra hjá Samtökum Iðnaðarins og í panel munu sitja: Ragnheiður H. Magnúsdóttir, framkvæmdastjóri hjá Hugsmiðjunni Erla Björnsdóttir, framkvæmdastjóri hjá Betri Svefn en fyrirtækið tók þátt í Gullegginu á sínum tíma Sigurður Arnljótsson, fjárfestingastjóri hjá SA Framtak Bergur Finnbogason, listrænn framleiðandi hjá CCP Í upphafi fundar tekur til máls Helga Valfells framkvæmdarstjóri Nýsköpunarsjóðs Atvinnulífsins. Við hlökkum til að sjá ykkur! Nýsköpunarhádegi eru haldin reglulega á vegum Nýherja, Icelandic Startups og Stjórnvísi. Gulleggið er stærsta frumkvöðlakeppni landsins og er nú haldin í níunda sinn. Um 2000 hugmyndir hafa borist í keppnina frá upphafi og bakhjarlar keppninnar eru Landsbankinn, KPMG, Nova, Advel Lögmenn og Alcoa auk fjölda góðra samstarfsaðila. Umsóknarfrestur í Gulleggið er til og með 20. janúar. Kynnið ykkur keppnina á www.gulleggid.is

Jane Eyre - National Theatre Live

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English below Sagan af Jane Eyre er jafn mögnuð og fyrir 170 árum síðan. Um er að ræða hispurslausa og mikilfenglega uppfærslu á sögunni um baráttu einnar konu fyrir frelsi og lífsgæðum á eigin forsendum. Munaðarleysinginn Jane Eyre tekst á við hindranir í lífinu þar sem hún glímir við fátækt, óréttlæti og bitur svik, en hún ákveður einn daginn að taka endanlega ákvörðun um það að fylgja hjarta sínu. ★★★★★ ‘Enchanting. Magnificent. Theatre at its most imaginative ’ Daily Mail ★★★★★ ‘Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism’ Observer ★★★★★ ‘Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some’ Mail on Sunday Sýningartímar: Laugardaginn 16. janúar kl 20:00 Sunnudagurinn 17. janúar kl 20:00 Laugardagurinn 23. janúar kl 20:00 Sunnudagurinn 24. janúar kl 20:00 English Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart. This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance. ★★★★★ ‘Enchanting. Magnificent. Theatre at its most imaginative ’ Daily Mail ★★★★★ ‘Aflame with passion. A picture of exultant feminism’ Observer ★★★★★ ‘Captures the beating heart of the novel. And then some’ Mail on Sunday Screening times: Saturday January 16th at 20:00 Sunday January 17th at 20:00 Saturday January 23rd at 20:00 Sunday January 24th at 20:00

The Room í Bíó Paradís 22. janúar

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Bíó Paradís sýnir bandarísku cult-myndina The Room þann 22. janúar. The Room er þekkt fyrir að vera ein versta mynd sem gerð hefur verið. Hún kom út árið 2003 og var sýnd við einstaklega dræmar viðtökur í Los Angeles (flestir gestir vildu fá endurgreitt áður en hálftími var liðinn) þar sem ungir kvikmyndaáhugamenn rákust á hana og sáu húmorinn í hörmungunum. Orðspor hennar dreifðist og er hún í dag orðin að einni bestu miðnæturskemmtun sem kvikmyndahúsin hafa upp á að bjóða. Þar draga áhorfendur hana sundur og saman í háði á sama tíma og þeir undra sig á því hvernig hægt er að gera svona góða vonda mynd. Myndin sjálf fjallar um Johnny, leiknum af leikstjóra, handritshöfundi og framleiðanda myndarinnar, Tommy Wiseau, og brösugt samband hans við kærustu sína, Lisu, og besta vin sinn Mark (ó hæ! Mark), sem færir hann að lokum á ystu nöf andlega. Wiseau vann mikið með arfleifð James Dean og Tennesee Williams við gerð hennar, en allar kvikmyndalegar vísanir og úrvinnsla hefða fara, vægast sagt, fyrir ofan garð og neðan í höndum herra Wiseau. The Room – besta versta mynd sem gerð hefur verið! Björgvin Franz Gíslason, leikari, heillaðist af költ kvikmyndum þegar hann bjó í Minneapolis. Á einni miðnætursýningunni á The Room varð hann þess heiðurs aðnjótandi að berja augum tvo aðalleikara myndarinnar, Tommy Wiseau og Greg Sestero, þar sem þeir svöruðu spurningum úr sal og árituðu varning fyrir æsta aðdáendur. Gunnar Tómas Kristófersson er kvikmyndafræðingur og doktorsnemi og stundakennari í kvikmyndafræði við Háskóla Íslands. Hann hefur sérstakan áhuga á költmyndum og sér í lagi The Room og skrifaði MA ritgerð um költmyndir ásamt því að kenna námskeið um þær við HÍ haustið 2015. Björgvin og Gunnar Tómas hafa áður stjórnað þátttökusýningum á The Room, bæði í Háskóla Íslands og Háskólanum á Akureyri og munu meðal annars kenna áhorfendum hvað felst í “lifandi” þáttöku kvikmyndinarinnar ásamt því að útskýra í stuttu máli hvað það er sem gerir The Room að költi þar sem velt verður vöngum yfir því hvað í ósköpunum Tommy Wiseau sé. // Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny’s best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again.