Our Next Screening: The Apocalyptic Visions of John Christopher

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.

Our Next Screening: We Need To Talk About Kevin

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

Next Screening: The Guilty

Our next screening is Danish thriller The Guilty on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

Described by critic Wendy Ide (The Observer) as “…so taut, you almost forget to breathe”, the film focuses on alarm dispatcher Asger Holm who answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race against time to save the endangered woman.

The film is rated 15. Tickets cost £7 and can be booked here.

All pre-bookers will be entered into a draw to win some movies to take home.

January Screening: Khrustalyov, My Car!

Clameur Du Cinema’s January screening is Aleksey Germain’s Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998).

Originally released in 1998 and presented here in a newly restored 4k scan, Khrustalyov, My Car! focuses on military doctor General Klenski who is arrested in Stalin’s Russia in 1953 during an anti–Semitic political campaign and accused of being a participant in a so-called “doctors plot”. It is regarded as an inspiration behind Armando Ianucci’s The Death Of Stalin (2017), and remains one of Aleksey German’s most enduring and satirical films amongst his exclusive body of work with includes the unforgettable Hard to Be a God (2013).

“Khrustalyov, My Car! is relentless and overpowering, yet the film is often poetic in its blend of pathos, freneticism, surrealism and matter of factness” – Time Out

“In this snowbound fever dream, beauty and anarchic humour co-exist with horror” – The Wall Street Journal

All pre-bookers will be entered into a draw for a copy of The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the comic that inspired the movie.

Suitable for ages 18+

The screening takes place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Tickets can be booked here.

December Screening: American Animals (2018)

The next screening is American Animals (2018) on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Directed by Bart Layton this is the unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. Determined to live lives that are out of the ordinary, they formulate a daring plan for the perfect robbery, only to discover that the plan has taken on a life of its own.

“A documentary about the fictions we tell ourselves, a fiction about the reality we can never escape.” – Manuela Lazic, Little White Lies

7pm, Wednesday 19 December 2018.

Suitable for ages 15+

Tickets: £6 – Book Here

Pre-bookers will be entered into a draw for a classic heist movie to take home on the night.

Die Hard Watchalong on GNet Radio

From today onwards you are legally allowed to watch Xmas movies so why not watch Die Hard with ClameurDuCinema on GNetRadio?!

Dig out your Die Hard DVD and join Wynter Tyson and special guest Lizzie Loveridge for a special ‘watchalong’ episode of Clameur Du Cinema at 7pm on Monday 3rd December.

A ‘watchawhat’?

A ‘watchalong’! Everyone hits play at the same time and we all watch Die Hard together with a live commentary track from Wynter and Lizzie. You can also join in by posting your comments on a dedicated thread on the Clameur Du Cinéma facebook page.

Win films at The Rider screening!

There are too many films to screen so at every Clameur Du Cinéma screening we like to give away some movies that have a (maybe tenuous) connection to the film we are screening.

This month’s film is The Rider (2018), a drama in which the main cast are played by the people involved in the real life story that inspired it. One audience member will win a copy of I, Pierre Riviere, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister And My Brother (1975). I,Pierre… is the true story of a man who murdered his family in 1835 as re-enacted by non-professional actors from the area in which the events took place. It’s a fascinating drama-documentary and is accompanied by Back To Normandy (2007), a documentary that catches up with the cast over 30 years later.

You can book tickets for The Rider here.

November Screening: The Rider (2018)

7pm, Wednesday 28 November 2018.

Written and directed by Chloé Zhao, The Rider, based on the real experiences of it’s main cast, tells the story of a young cowboy’s search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America after a traumatic head injury.

“Movies that blend real life and fiction usually foreground the docu-style realism, using the poetry as grace notes or punctuation. Zhao privileges both, and in so doing creates a work of heartbreaking beauty.” – Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

 

Suitable for ages 15+

Tickets: £6 – Book Here

Halloween Screening: “No Strings Attached”.

Join us for a Halloween double-bill of two brand new movies that hark back to the era of VHS.

One is a horror inflected tech-thriller and the other is a (fairy)tale of evil cults starring one of the most prolific actors currently working. Both films are from solid film-makers who are responsible for some of the most memorable genre films of recent years and both would look entirely at home on the shelf of a video rental store.

You’ll have fun and, if you pre-book, you’ll be entered into a draw for a 7 film Blumhouse blu-ray boxset.

Suitable for ages 18+

The screening takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 31 October. Tickets cost £8 and can be booked here.