Screening: Zombie Flesh Eaters (28th March)

It’s time to cover your eyes. CineClub is horrific this week!

Popular culture is awash with zombie products currently, from novels like Seth-Graham Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, David Moody’s Autumn series, Max Brook’s World War Z and The Walking Dead, in Comic Books and TV. And we haven’t even mentioned the world of video games where it’s de rigeuer to include the undead: Resident Evil, Plants vs Zombies, AmyLeft 4 Dead, Dead Island, Dead Nation, Dead Rising, The Last of Us … I could go on.

We thought it high time to revisit a zombie classic from 1979, Lucio Fulci’s controversial and censored Zombie Flesh Eaters. Originally one of the 72 banned films that belonged to the so-called ‘Video Nasties’ moral panic of the 1980s, we present this film in uncut, unexpurgated glory. Horror aficionados simply cannot miss this seminal cinematic nightmare, so come along to CineClub if you like zombies, ghouls and things that go bump in the night…if you dare!

NOT TO BE MISSED!

SEE EYE GOUGING!

SEE A VICIOUS BATTLE BETWEEN ZOMBIE AND SHARK – WHO WILL WIN?

You decide! Oh, wait, that’s a totally different show featuring the brain-dead. You should see a trailer for the movie below:


As ever, screenings are FREE and everyone is welcome

When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, 28th March

Screening: There Will Be Blood (21st March)

Right now, yes, right now we are screening the epic There Will Be Blood in which very little blood is spilled but there is a lot of oil…

‘A sprawling epic of family, faith, power and oil, There Will Be Blood is set on the incendiary frontier of California’s turn-of-the-century petroleum boom. The story chronicles the life and times of on Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), who transforms himself from a down-and-out silver miner raising a son on his own, into a self-made oil tycoon’. (www.therewillbeblood.com)

Loosely based upon Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil! Paul Thomas Anderson’s film returns us to America’s frontier past to examine contemporaneous issues, while asking us to consider the legacy of America’s love affairs with capitalism and religion.  Noted for its outstanding performances, bold style and impressive cinematography, There Will Be Blood has been hailed as a modern masterpiece – a Citizen Kane for these turbulent, post-millennial times. Beware; there will indeed be blood … and milkshake.

 

As ever, screenings are FREE and everyone is welcome

When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, 21st March

Screening: Germinal (14th March, 2012)

Be warned, this week we’ve been kicked out of the cinema this week. We might be in room MC219 for one week only

In 1993 the French film industry, backed by the culture ministry, decided to put its own blockbuster head-to-head with Hollywood’s. Germinal  versus Jurassic Park  had a predictable winner and its relative financial failure brought an end to the longstanding ‘heritage’ genre that director Claude Berri had helped found with Jean de Florette.

But a film about a year-long miners’ strike and the birth of the working class movement deserves more than to be pigeonholed as a nostalgic, heritage product. It is an adaptation of Zola’s classic novel, a novel that inspired thousands of miners to march to his graveside chanting ‘Germinal!’ and which inspired miners to march again to the film’s premiere…

While Gérard Depardieu stretches credibility, as well as his trousers, in playing a starving miner, the casting of committed rocker Renaud, in his 1st film role  as the firebrand Lantier, is an interesting piece of casting and the enduring relevance of the narrative makes this a fascinating film. Check out the trailer below:

As ever, screenings are FREE and everyone is welcome

When and where: MC207 Cinema MC219, 5pm, 14th March