Latest News 02 September 2018

Two very different but equally engaging films at the David Lean Cinema this week.

Tuesday’s film at 19:30 is Pin Cushion. We’re delighted to announce a Q&A after the film with lead Joanna Scanlan, playing Lyn.  You may remember her from The Thick of It and The Invisible Woman.

The film is the directorial debut of Deborah Haywood. Speaking to the BFI, Haywood says the film is a deeply personal story.  She used her own experiences for Iona, Lyn’s teenage daughter, who struggles to fit into life as a teenage girl in a new high school.  It can, at times, make uncomfortable viewing but offers an insightful and thoughtful look into the effect of bullying.

Haywood believes that, “Iona is the protagonist but I think it’s Lyn’s story”.  As the viewer, we find Iona trying to make sense of this new world. However, it’s mother Lyn, that truly finds the hardest time, making a connection to anyone in their new town.  Read more………….