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.

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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.

I’m Restarting A Film Night!

So, we had a serious case of the gremlins. On 4th July we were all set to screen Beast (2017) and a technical issue got in the way. Quite a decent one, but thankfully people who want to watch movies are also extremely generous and gracious.

Here are the emails that were sent to all attendees…

Email 1

“First of all I would like to say thank you so much for supporting this event. It was great to see a room full of people that wanted to see something a bit different.

I would also like to apologise that the event didn’t happen. I appreciate that you have put time aside to attend, made arrangements for childcare and so on. We have figured out what the technical issue is and are determined to find a solution, although that might require a change of venue. As mentioned, I will shortly process refunds.

The next step is to reorganise, because the film is excellent and deserves to be enjoyed by an audience. Once I have new details I will be in touch. Some of you will have booked for Funny Cow (1 Aug) and Phantom of the Paradise (5 Sep) and, at present these screenings will be taking place, albeit maybe at an alternate venue.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.”

Email 2

“Good Morning

Here is an update regarding the Clameur Du Cinema film screenings;

Following the cancellation of the 4 July screening of Beast (2017), I am pleased to announce that the film will be screened at 7pm on Wednesday 18th July 2018.

Despite identifying the technical problem that led to the event being cancelled we are unable to resolve it and so the location of all screenings will be changed to the Frossard Theatre at Guernsey Museum, Candie. It is a shame to leave the Digital Greenhouse, I have held events there in the past and found it to be a brilliant location. If you are looking to hold a business, creative, media or tech related event I would urge you to contact the Greenhouse and find out how they might be able to accommodate you. You can find more information at www.digitalgreenhouse.gg

The move to Guernsey Museum means that changes have had to be made to our other planned screenings due to prior bookings. Apart from Beast, future screenings will now take place on the last Wednesday of the month rather than the first. Funny Cow will screen on 29 August and Phantom of the Paradise will screen on 26 September. If you have already booked for either of these screenings and cannot make the new dates please contact me for a full refund otherwise your booking will remain in place.

On the plus side, the Frossard Theatre has a larger capacity so there will be 20 more seats available at each screening and having the last Wednesday of the month as our screening slot means that there will be a film on Halloween!

I will shortly send out direct invites regard all our screenings. Please let me know if you wish to be removed from the mailing list. You can always find information about Clameur Du Cinema events at www.cdcgsy.com/screenings

Thank you for your support.”

…so, Beast will be screened, onwards and upwards.

I’m starting a film night!

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 screens. The films are vital, but it’s the audiences that will make it a success and their engagement and enjoyment.

So here we go…

The night is called Clameur Du Cinéma and won’t be as pretentious as it sounds. It takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at Guernsey’s Digital Greenhouse (a great interactive venue) starting on 4 July 2018 with Beast (2017). I’ve also booked Funny Cow (2017) and Phantom of the Paradise (1974). Tickets can be booked here.

Here goes, wish me luck…

Wynter