Last week’s films included a further screening of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. If you still haven’t seen this true-life love story there is another showing on Wednesday 31 January at 19:30. Menashe, the semi-fictional story of a widower trying to combat strict Hasidic Jewish law to be allowed to raise his son without a wife gets another screening on Saturday 27 January at 14:30 in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Ingrid Goes West (#socialmedia #moralitytale!) went down very well with those who saw it. One couple emailed to say “What a refreshing modern satire about aspirational lifestyle obsession and loneliness. We both think it’s a future cult film”. It’s pleasing to note that quite a few of the audience had taken advantage of the ‘rush’ ticket scheme. A reminder that this makes tickets available for £5 (cash only) to customers aged 25 or under an hour before the advertised start time of the film, subject to availability. Proof of age may be required. Read More……….
Our films last week could scarcely be more different from each other – the darkly unnerving The Killing of a Sacred Deer on Tuesday – described as being ‘like Marmite’ and the romantic, touching Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool which was thought to be ‘excellent’ with a ‘very fine performance’ from Annette Bening as Hollywood film-star Gloria Grahame. Tickets are available for an extra screening of this stranger-than-fiction love story on Wednesday 31 January at 19:30.
There’s more contrasting viewing this week: on Tuesday we present Menashe – a fascinating portrait of life in a Hasidic Jewish community. Set in Brooklyn, it features a widowed father Menashe (comedian Mensashe Lustig in his first serious role) who attempts to challenge his sect’s rule barring children from living in single-parent homes. An authentic, respectful, yet amusing view of an often unnoticed society combines with an engaging character study from Lustig. We’re showing the film again on Saturday 27 January at 14:30 in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. Read More………