So, I've booked a venue, sorted three films and licensing, and chosen a name. I'm starting a film night. I've screened films before, and talk about them endlessly, but it's time to actually create a regular film night and share all the new, odd and interesting films that don't get a look in on Guernsey's … Continue reading I’m starting a film night!
This week I heard the sad news that our local cinema society CineGuernsey would be closing after 11 years. During that time it screened a wide variety of independent, foreign, and classic cinema to appreciative audiences. Unfortunately, new, easier ways of accessing film (VOD) and ever decreasing cinematic release windows have led to lower audience numbers and the society's … Continue reading Goodbye to CineGuernsey
Adapted from the play by Alan Ayckbourn, Life of Riley is a French comedy-drama directed by Alain Resnais in his final feature before his death. In Yorkshire, three couples are shattered by the news that their mutual friend George Riley is fatally ill and has only a few months left to live. Thinking how best … Continue reading CineGuernsey: Life of Riley (7.30pm, Fri 12 June 2015)
Beau Cinema's June screenings are up and the full list can be found at http://beausejour.gg/cinema but here are my picks; From 8 - 13 June they are holding a bit of a sci-fest (sorry about that) with 3D screenings of Edge of Tomorrow (2014), Gravity (2013), Pacific Rim (2013), Prometheus (2012), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Godzilla (2014). … Continue reading Beau Cinema: June 2015 Picks
The Possibilities Are Endless tells the incredible story of Edwyn Collins, the Scottish songwriter who suffered a stroke. After a career as an internationally acclaimed lyricist, he lost all language and was only able to say two phrases: "The Possibilities are Endless" and "Grace Maxwell". The film is narrated by Edwyn, trapped inside his devastated … Continue reading CineGuernsey: The Possibilities Are Endless (7.30pm, Tue 19 May 2015)