Thursday, January 31, 2013

Coriolanus Saturday 2nd February 2013


7.30pm Saturday 2nd February 2013

Dir. | 2011 | UK | 123 mins | Cert. 15

At once visceral and intelligent, this beautifully acted, vividly staged film brings a powerful, challenging honesty to bear on class, political life and the demands we make on our leaders. It reaches out in many different directions, and in ways that Shakespeare could never have foreseen.
  Review:  Philip French/The Guardian


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Monday, January 14, 2013

Love me till Monday

Private screening at the Reading Room
28th December 2012 at 3pm.

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Written and created by: Justin Hardy, Muireann Price and Jack Fishburn
    Directed by Justin Hardy
    Produced by Jack Fishburn and Muireann Price
    Director of Photography Matt Wicks
    Edited by Damian Knight
Starring: Georgia Maguire, Tim Plester, Royce Pierreson, Sara-Jayne Butler, Sarah Barratt and Christopher Leveaux.

Love me till Monday follows the story of an English girl trying to find love between the office and her home life. The film looks at how a generation of twenty-somethings go in search of love. They don't 'date', or 'grab a coffee', or walk romantically along the Seine in perfectly cut trench coats. They don't hold tight to a handsome man on the back of a Vespa. They dance ironically in circles, drink far too much and snog a friend. They eat cheesy chips or cold quiche at 3am. ‘Love me till Monday’ is a story about a 25 year old middle-middle class English girl and everything she wants and deserves.

The Team

The team are all in their twenties, from Producer to Director of Photography. They came out of university and found England in a recession. The only films being made were safe, genre-based films, full of gangsters and serial-killers. England is a middle-classed nation and there was nothing to reflect this, where are the real girls? Where are the real boys? Where are the real towns and jobs and failures? They wanted to make a film that lay somewhere between Downton and TOWIE, between The City and the countryside, between ASBO and PhD.

The aim was to create a film which had a sense of reality and spontaneity. They wrote a tight 45 scene structure to follow, while improvising dialogue that would keep their voices alive and fresh. They managed to beg, steal and borrow camera equipment and locations. They shot in houses and on the streets of their home towns. The film is set in Reading and shot both there and in London. The people of Reading were incredibly giving with their time and resources. The film was shot over two weeks at the end of July 2012 with everyone pulling together and playing many parts. The whole film cost less than a day's shoot on Downton.

The end result is a film full of realism, imbued with a sense of magic and charm: a film for the funny, ugly and slightly magical English - Love me till Monday.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

The kid with a bike – Saturday 5 January

The Kid with a bike (Le gamin au vélo)

7.30pm Saturday 5th January 2013

Dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne | 2011 | Belgium | 87 mins | Cert. 12a

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret). When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle - placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her - though she refuses to give up without a fight.
  Review: Rotten Tomatoes  


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