Archive for December, 2017

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Theatre from London) Sun (Feb 25) 2pm

Filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London on 28 November 2017. 

Cast: Eve Best, Anne Reid, Eleanor Bron, Crystal Clarke, Emma Fielding, Dominic Rowan, Lister Smith, William Gaunt

Synopsis: Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be captured live for cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today. ‘One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.’ Oscar Wilde

Tickets are $15 ($10 for under 18yrs old). Available at the box office on the day of the showing.


LUCKY (SC Film Soc) Sat (Mar 3) 2pm

Genre: Drama/Comedy
USA 2017
Runtime: 88 min
Trailer: Lucky

Director: John Carroll Lynch

Synopsis: With some 200 performances to his credit, Harry Dean Stanton is a mainstay of American acting, and this film is his valediction: a funny, poignant portrait of a man approaching death with all the dignity he can muster.
Lucky is a man living life on his own terms: from yoga exercises to his daily pack of smokes, he does it his way, all the time. But now he’s approaching the end of the road, and it’s time to take stock. Stirring monologues, lovable characters, and, of course, superb acting …you can almost hear Harry saying goodbye.

 


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Theatre from London) Sun (Apr 8) 2pm

Cast: Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, Colm Meaney

Synopis: Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

Tickets are $15 ($10 for under 18yrs old). Available at the box office on the day of the showing.


CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (SC Film Soc) Sat (Apr 21) 2pm

Genre: Drama/Romance
Italy 2017, Italian with English subtitles
Runtime: 132 min.
Trailer: Call Me By Your Name

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Synopsis: Set in the sun-dappled Italian countryside in the mid-eighties, this much-awarded portrait of a brief romance between a young man and the graduate student who comes to stay with his family for the summer holiday is a stirring depiction of self-discovery and love’s ability to shake the foundations of our lives.
Stripped of the baggage that so often complicatesand corrupts gay romance, the story is allowed to flourish as an unfiltered evocation of the agony and ecstasy of first love.

 


YOUNG MARX (Theatre from London) Sun (Apr 29) 2pm

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris

Synopsis: Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for under 18yrs old). Available at the box office on the day of the showing.


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