FILMS 24TH / 25TH AUGUST
23 August 2012 / Events / Film
We have two films showing again on our big 3.5m screen this weekend
Friday – The Beach (2000) – 15,
Another Danny Boyle offering – Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss – excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
Saturday – The Artist (2011) – PG,
Director: Michel Hazanavicius – A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Two very different films on offer this week:
Friday 24th August 9pm – The Beach (2000) – 15, 119 mins
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Tilda Swinton
Genres: Adventure | Drama | Romance | Thriller
Garland’s novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled.
More information here – The Beach (2000) IMDb
Saturday 18th August 9pm – The Artist (2011) – PG, 100 mins
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman
Genres: Romance | Comedy | Drama
Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: “Who’s That Girl?” and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin’s world upside-down.
More information here – The Artist (2011) IMDb