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Movie Nights

Movie Nights

Our Movie Nights are always very popular, and typically are run every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Doors open at 7.00pm, as does the bar, and tickets are £5.00

Our next presentations are:

 

VICE

TUESDAY 14th MAY

This follow-up to The Big Short, from director Adam McKay, is another dark satirical comedy.

Vice is a biopic of Dick Cheney, spanning fifty years from his drink-driving conviction at the age of 21 to his heart transplant at 71.  After introducing its central figure as a callow, boozy drop-out, the film moves into the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks, with the middle-aged Cheney, played by Christian Bale, barking orders on the President’s behalf.

Vice pins the current disarray in Washington squarely on Cheney who, the film suggests, had an outsize influence in reshaping the right wing in America after Nixon’s resignation. He was Secretary for Defence under the late George H.W. Bush.  Then, during the Clinton presidency was CEO of energy giant Halliburton, before the naive young Dubya called him back as vice-president – a job he effectively reconfigured as power behind the throne, and in front of it. Cheney was in charge, and set about replacing coherent conservative ideology with the pursuit of power for power’s sake. T his film is angry, educational and clever in many ways.

 

 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

TUESDAY 11th JUNE

 

The story of Freddie Mercury and his band has finally reached the screen. It’s been a long time in the making, which started back in 2010 when Sacha Baron Cohen was to star as Mercury but finally played by Rami Malek, who went on to sweep up multiple awards for his role.

Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic tour from the formation of the band in 1970 to their moment of greatest global recognition, at Live Aid in 1985. There’s no shortage of drama with clashes with bandmates, Mercury’s hidden sexuality, his relationship with the love of his life, Mary Austin, and eventual diagnosis with AIDS. During the grand finale at Wembley where the band blows everyone away, we feel the infectious blast of the real Queen sorcery, and the final hurrah of Mercury’s genius.

A foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer. 

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