Happy New Year to you all from the David Lean Cinema. We start 2019 with a busy week of films, which are detailed below, as well as news of your generosity at our recent charity screenings, February’s programme, and a call for more volunteers.
We start the week with our regular Babes in Arms slot on Tuesday at 11am. This month we have the delightful comedy, Juliet, Naked, based on the book by Nick Hornby. While anyone can come to these screenings, they are designed for mothers with young babies. Details of how these screenings are organised are on our website here.
Tuesday evening has the ‘zom-com musical’ Anna and the Apocalypse. Set around Christmas in a small Scottish town, it follows sixth-former Anna as she comes to terms with the loss of her mother, her decision not to go to university – and the fact that one morning the town is swarming with zombies!
There is a sad story behind the conception of the film. The original story was the brain-child of Ryan McHenry. When he saw a trailer for High School Musical he thought it would only be worth seeing it the cast got eaten by zombies. He got to work on this idea, but having produced a short called Zombie Musical (which you can find on YouTube), and had his idea picked up by a feature film production company, he was diagnosed with cancer and died three years before the film was released. You can find out more about the film’s development here. The film has gone down well with audiences and critics, with Sight & Sound calling it “the low-budget Scottish zombie horror Christmas musical we didn’t know we needed.”
Tickets are still available for this, and if you are between 15 and 25 you can get a ticket for £5. See here.