Based in November 2019, Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982) remains one of the most iconic sci-fi movies ever made. As a piece of visual design its impact is still being felt, whilst the story it tells is remains a point of debate amongst fans.
It’s also a film that splits opinion.
On it’s release in 1982 it wasn’t well received by critics and there are plenty of criticisms that are hard to shake; it’s a detective film without much detecting, its sexual politics were old hat when it was released, and one has to wonder where the film would sit if it hadn’t been revised and re-released in different forms (my set contains five versions!)…
…and yet the film endures and, thirty seven years after it was originally screened at The Gaumont Cinema, we are bringing the original theatrical cut (the ‘European Theatrical Cut’ to be precise) back to the big screen in Guernsey.
The screening takes place at Beau Cinema at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27 November.
Apollo 11 is a stunning cinematic event fifty years in the making so we thought this would be a great reason to return to Beau Cinema!
Featuring never-before-seen large-format film footage of one of humanity’s greatest accomplishments, this is a one night only chance to see one of this year’s most talked about documentaries on Guernsey’s largest screen.
The Observer calls Apollo 11 “a front row seat for the moon landing”.
This film is rated ‘U’.
Tickets for this event are available at flexible prices.
£7 – Standard: This is the standard Clameur Du Cinema ticket price. We believe that this is a fair price for a good movie and it allows us to cover the cost of our events
£5 – Low Budget/Large Groups: We recognise that the standard ticket price may not be suitable for everyone but would still love to see you at the screening. This would also be a great option for large groups.
£10 – Donation Ticket: You want to buy a ticket and also want to give a little extra support to your local, volunteer run, cinema night.
On 31 July we are screening Jonas Akerlund’s Lords of Chaos.
Based in Norway in the early 1990s, the film tells the story of Norwegian Black Metal band Mayhem. It weaves together rock n roll delinquency, death and betrayal and is, by turns, shocking, funny and tragic.
Our next screening is If Beale Street Could Talk and I’m really excited about this one because not only is it the latest film from Barry Jenkins, the director of Moonlight, but it’s an adaptation of a novel by James Baldwin, a man who’s elegance and razor sharp intellect burn absolutely dazzle.
The plot is focused on a black woman in Harlem who embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. It’s a film of it’s time and ours that is both righteous and romantic.
Here’s the trailer…
The film is rated 15. Tickets cost £7 and can be booked here.
A year after we started showing films with Beast, we’re once again screening a movie starring the brilliant Jesse Buckley.
Wild Rose focuses on a Scottish woman, fresh out of jail, as she juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville, on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice.
See this critically acclaimed film more than two months ahead of it’s home video release on 19 August!
All pre-bookers will be entered into a draw for a copy of a classic film.
The Frossard Theatre now has two dedicated wheelchair spaces. To book these spaces please get in touch via the ‘Contact’ form on the about page.
Clameur Du Cinema and Thinking On Your Feet present an evening dedicated to the author, and Guernsey resident, Samuel Youd who wrote apocalyptic tales, including A Wrinkle in the Skin, The Death of Grass and the classic young adult trilogy The Tripods, under the pen name John Christopher.
In conversation with local tour guide Keith Pengelley, we’ll discuss Youd’s life in Guernsey, his work and legacy before screening Cornel Wilde’s No Blade of Grass (1970), the cult apocalypse movie based on The Death of Grass.
If you pre-book tickets you will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a collection of Youd’s work including A Wrinkle In The Skin (new edition), The Death of Grass, The Winter Swan and Sarnia (writing as Hilary Ford).
A new edition of A Wrinkle In The Skin is being relaunched at the Guernsey Literary Festival by Nick and Rose Youd. Event information can be found here.
The screening takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at the newly restored The Frossard Theatre, Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery. Tickets cost £7 and you can Book Here.
Proceeds from this event will go towards the restoration of the final resting place of 2nd Lt. Desmond Mulholland MC within St Martin’s parochial cemetery.
Ahead of Lionel Shriver’s appearance at the Guernsey Literary Festival 2019, our next screening is Lynne Ramsey’s critically acclaimed adaptation of We Need To Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller.
The film will be introduced by Lizzie Loveridge, Film Studies teacher and co-founder of the Guernsey Geek On podcast and all pre-bookers will be entered into a draw for a stack of Lynne Ramsey movies.
The screening takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17 April 2019 at the Digital Greenhouse. Tickets cost £7 and you can Book Here (due to the venue seating is more limited than usual so booking is advised).
Lionel Shriver will be appearing at the Guernsey Literary Festival on Saturday 4 May 2019 and tickets can be purchased here. Tickets for all Guernsey Literary Festival events and further information can be found at guernseyliteraryfestival.com