As the nights are getting lighter the temptation to a stroll around the dockyard and gaze at the beautiful ships before a screening at the cinema is maybe an idea in your head. But please don’t act upon it. Security is a sensitive topic at the dockyard at the best of times, which is understandable, and they don’t like the flaneur. If you are coming to the cinema please just come straight to the cinema, no wandering off to look at The Victory as the sun goes down.
We would also be very grateful if people who are buying tickets on the door could arrive in plenty of time so that our hard working volunteers can get in to see the beginning of the film. If you book online and are just collecting your tickets, then timing is less of an issue.
Lecture over….what lovely films do we have this week?
Thursday afternoon at 4.15pm we have our monthly matinee screening: Finding Your Feet. This film is comfort food for the heart and if you are looking for comfort food for the stomach don’t forget the free tea/coffee and biscuits before the film.
On Thursday evening we have the long anticipated Oscar winning Foreign Language film, A Fantastic Woman. Vega puts in a dignified and heartfelt performance. And as if that isn’t great enough we will be serving Chilean wine in the bar before the screening, tasting notes will be available.
When the screens of multiplexes are crammed with costumed vigilantes it is refreshing to see Joaquin Phoenix as a down and dirty, outside the law, law enforcer in You Were Never Really Here on Friday evening. Directed by Lynne Ramsey one of Britain’s top female directors, it is easy to see why women are starting to make significant inroads into the world of film production.
Oh the Art World, always full of controversy. Saturday night’s film The Square has embarrassing situations in spades, Ostland likes to make us squirm when we observe the frailties of human nature and the pretentiousness of the modern art gallery. All the actors put in great performances but Elizabeth Moss is beyond brilliant.