We pop-up regularly at The Studio, Queen Mother Theatre and other times at North Herts College Centre for the Arts. Just come along and pay on the door. Tickets are £5 and the film starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30 and there is a bar at the QMT. What could be easier!
September 10th - The Place Beyond The Pines, 2013, (15) USA.
Comes strongly recommended by everyone I know who has seen it. "It will create an interesting debate about the meaning of fate".
Ryan Gosling is compelling, the story spreads across 17 years and 2 families in 3 parts. It's a trilogy or triptych covering the relationship between two families, one blue collar, the other middle class, whose paths cross over two generations in Schenectady, an upstate New York town near the state capital of Albany. A must see.
October 8th - Big City, 1964, India
A woman's place is with her cooking pots that is the firmly articulated belief of Subrata Mazumdar a young bank clerk struggling to support his entire extended family on a meagre salary and he is duly horrified when his wife offers to help by going out to work as a "salesgirl".
This fully restored version, done in India, brings out the films epic scale and intimate detail from the portrayal of big city life to the exquisite play of facial emotions. A wonderful opportunity to see this classic from Satyajit Ray on the big screen and a rare foray into social satire for this great talent.
November 5th - Ginger and Rosa, 2012, (12a), UK
Sally Potters latest film about two british teenage girls growing up during the Cuban missile crisis. Potter makes a film that is both intelligent and delicate and not precious. Peter Bradshaw from the Guardian gives it 4 stars! and so does Rory Reynolds from the QMT.
December 10th - A Hijacking, (15) 2013, Denmark
Nerve-wrackingly tense, A Hijacking from the writer of The Hunt and Borgen, has been incredibly well-received on its cinema release, and is another exceptional addition to Denmark's burgeoning output. Inspired by true stories, A Hijacking follows the crew of cargo ship MV Rosen after it is hijacked by Somalian pirates. As the days turn to weeks negotiations falter between the pirates and the CEO of the Danish shipping company that owns the Rosen.
Every so often we like to show a good thriller.. you will be gripping your seat!