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.
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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.
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.
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
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 ‘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.
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.
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