This week, we are very excited to screen one of the most talked about British films of recent times, Rye Lane. In the tradition of the classic romcom but recontextualised in terms of both class and race, and with a pervasive sense of local atmosphere that is more natural than in Notting Hill, here is a film that can appeal to the full span of British audiences. This could end up as one of those must-watches every time it’s on TV, but to get the full feel-good experience it has to be seen first on the big screen, on Saturday 22nd April.
Bar opens at 6.15pm in time for the 7pm screening.
Thursday's matinee provides a second chance to see Allelujah, the humorous and poignant story of a geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital threatened by closure.
Featuring a cavalcade of talent from the pantheon of Great British Acting, led by Jennifer Saunders, and with a message of affirmation during these beleaguered times for the NHS, Richard Eyre’s film is extremely timely and well worth your time, for a first or second viewing.
On Thursday evening let No. 6 take you to Bhutan, specifically the remote Himalayan village of Lunana for the much-acclaimed Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom. The story of an aspiring singer who lives with his grandmother in the capital city of Bhutan and dreams of relocating to Australia but is instead assigned as a teacher in Lunana. This romantic comedy drama was a nominee for Best International Film at the Oscars and has a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
After the success of the Banshees of Inisherin, Ireland is definitely the place to be (and to set a movie). God's Creatures is a psychological drama set in a small windswept Irish fishing village (remote villages are our thing this week) where small actions have huge consequences for the tight-knit community. Described by Screen Rant as, "an unnerving rural gothic tale with two quietly fierce performances that make the film’s slow burn to its climax worth the wait." Showing on Friday.
Closer to home and decidedly less remote, Rye Lane resituates the romcom to contemporary Peckham. The plethora of real-life location shooting creates an authentic sense of place for this bright and breezy will they/won’t they tale. The directorial debut of Raine Allen-Miller, The Playlist draws favourable comparisons: ‘Not since Spike Lee…has a Black director so seamlessly embedded viewers into the verve and flavour of their neighbourhood.’ Perfect for a fun Saturday night out.
Up Next Week:
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?Airand Pulp Fiction
No.6 is always ready to take on all-comers when it comes to an unmissable night out – and that includes Eurovision and even the Coronation. During May we have a line-up of classic and new films to draw you away from the telly to the big screen, which are now all up the website. This includes a 45th anniversary showing of Superman starring Christopher Reeve on May 6th for when you’ve had enough of pomp and circumstance and want some popcorn-chewing action and adventure – and unlike events at Buckingham Palace, you WILL believe a man can fly! Plus: eight budget-draining minutes of Marlon Brando.