Gable End film Society @ Gable End Theatre
After four months hard work the Gable End Theatre reopened on May 5th - we have a fantastic range of films and shows coming up over the next few months, so hope to see many of you here.
Something else to celebrate...
...on Saturday Juy 14th we'll be arriving at our 200th film programme!
An additional film in the programme in response to a request from the Stromabank Pub Choir as a link to their workshop weekend.
Friday, 25th May 8pm
Fine musical enjoyment & Oscar winner from 1959
BLACK ORPHEUS Cert PG
In his celebrated film, Marcel Camus re-envisaged the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice against the exuberant, colourful background of the Carnival in Rio, where Orpheus is translated into a trolley-car driver and Eurydice into a girl from the country pursued by a possessive lover.
"The infectious soundtrack is credited with bringing the bossa nova sound to a world-wide audience and in this new transfer, featuring the extended version of the film, full justice is done to the glorious colour photography... Combining innocence with lushly metaphorical imagery, this is doomed love at its most entrancing" - MovieMail
"Black Orpheus has become a classic ... because of how it looks and sounds. Teaming with movement and bursting with life, it's a study in rhythm and colour. Accompanied by a mesmerizing, percussive score, [it] weaves an intoxicating spell borne of dance, music and sensuality" - Washington Post
Friday, 8th June 8pm
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPYCert 15
The John le Carré novel in its acclaimed new version, with Gary Oldman as spymaster George Smiley, brought out of retirement to track down the mole in the "Circus" who has been passing secrets to Moscow. It grippingly matches the TV classic series in its seedy, menacing evocation of the 1970s.
Our 200th film…
Saturday, 14th July 8pm
THE ARTIST Cert PG
Silence is golden, and seldom more so than in this enchanting retro movie that triumphantly came up trumps in the Bafta and Oscar awards. It tells the tale of a star of the silent era who fears for his future with the coming of sound, of a young dancer on the verge of her big break, and a dog. In fact it began a debate on whether a dog could be given an Oscar - apparently not, however well deserved.
Come dressed 1920s style and prepare to party!
"If you're thinking of skipping this film because it's silent and in black and white, you're going to be missing out on a very special experience" - Internet Movie Database
Saturday, 20th July 8pm
THE IRON LADY Cert12A
The film that stars Meryl Streep giving her now famous facsimile performance of Margaret Thatcher in decline and during the years of her political triumph.
Superb supporting cast!
Saturday, 4th August 8pm
WAR HORSE Cert 12A
Stephen Spielberg's film version of the children's novel by Michael Morpurgo and play at the National Theatre. A horse, Joey, is conscripted into the cavalry after the outbreak of the First World War; his former owner Albert, although under-age, enlists to follow him into the trenches and hopefully save him.
Friday, 17th August 8pm
HANSEL OF FILM 2012
Shetland to Southampton and Back
Shetland Arts Olympic film relay project. Free entrance and reception. Watch the press for further reports and updates.
Saturday, 1st September 8pm
THE WOMAN IN BLACK Cert 12A
A timeless ghost story from Susan Hill's best-selling novel. Daniel Radcliffe stars as a lawyer who goes to a remote country house to clear up the affairs of its recently deceased owner, and discovers a history of tragic secrets whose malign influence is apparently continuing into the present.