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………….
The cinema is now closed until Saturday 18th, but tickets for our September programme go on sale on Thursday 9 August. If you wish to buy these in person, we are opening the Arts Bar box office specially on this date between 13:30 and 14:30. We have advertised previously that we would also be selling tickets between 18:30 and 19:30, but we have been advised that the Clocktower will be closed during these hours, and so we are unable to do this.
An apology – towards the end of our HOH screening of The Happy Prince on Thursday, the subtitling suddenly disappeared. We are extremely sorry about this, and have got in touch with the distributors of the film, as the fault appears to have been with the digital file that was supplied to us. Obviously, this would have spoiled the end of the film for many of you, and we are very sorry for this, but we hope this is a ‘one-off’, and won’t stop you attending HOH screenings in the future. September’s HOH show is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and you might also consider our silent film offering Shiraz.
‘LISTENING TO OUR AUDIENCE’
OUR AGM, CROYDON CLOCKTOWER,
WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER, 8.00pm