- Arráncame la vida (Tear this heart out) is set in revolutionary Mexico and tells the tale of the passionate love story between teenager Catalina Guzmán and her older lover General Ascensio, a man rising through the ranks of politics. It was nominated this year for the Best Film in a Foreign Language Oscar.
- Asalto al tren Pelham 123 (The Taking of Pelham 123) has a cast that includes big guns like Denzel Washington, John Travolta, John Turturro, and James Gandolfini and is the 1974 film of the same name about a train hold-up in New York.
-Ex is an Italian comedy that has been highly successful and tells the stories of exes, some of them have turned into friends, some that you hate and some that became an ex thanks to the course of life.
- New York para Principiantes (How to lose friends and alienate people) is the tale of a British journalist, played by Simon Pegg, trying to make it in the tough world of a high profile New York magazine. Based on the book by journalist Toby Young who chronicles his disastrous career move to Vanity Fair.
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- Andy Butler. He may be on your radar for his work with the latest media darlings, Hercules and Love Affair, but tonight he flies solo with a DJ set at Razzmatazz.
- The Los Tiki Phantoms are one of the most talked about bands on the Catalan scene, hidden behind eerie masks they rock out to punk infused surf; joined on stage by The Lions Constellation. Sidecar, 10pm
- Shit Robot is neither shit nor a robot but in fact an Irish DJ who is signed to prestigious label DFA owned by the mighty, LCD Sound System's James Murphy. Sala BeCool, 1am
- Als marges de l’art.Creació i compromís polítíc (On the Margins of Art. Creation and Political Engagement) at the MACBA is an exhibition relating to artists who have used their creative energies to make political points or to publicise political movements. Diverse sources such as magazines, books, posters and pamphlets have been drawn together from the likes of Joseph Beuys and Barbara Kruger to show how art can be used to draw attention to political movements like the Black Panther Party and the Guerrilla Girls. MACBA until September 27th.
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- DJ Umek is one of the best hard techno DJs to emerge in the recent years. Hailing from Slovenia, he's known for his departure from the populist minimal sound but he's recently been making some more funky work on Carl Cox's Intec label. Nitsa night at Apolo2, 12.30am
- El Segle del Jazz (The Jazz Century) The CCCB have put together this multidisciplinary exhibition that looks at the importance of jazz in the 20th-century. It argues that alongside rock music and cinema, it was one of the most important artistic movements of that time. Using a timeline, the exhibition plots the chronological development of the movement and its far-reaching influences covering topics like swing, bebop, the American era and the Harlem renaissance. CCCB until October 18th.
- Last night of the English-language theatre production of The Man Who plays to audiences tonight. Peter Brook's adaptation of the best selling book The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks has been playing for a month with performances in Castilian and English. Café Llantiol, 9pm, €10
CONCERTS & CLUBS
- The V Festival, DJs contra la fam - the festival with a social conscience is back and this year sees performances from The Pinker Tones and a DJ set from Filastine amongst others. See website for full line-up, www.djscontralafam.org. Mercat Fira de Bellcaire, 12-11pm.