A new semester means a new schedule of films

Welcome back to CineClub after the winter break.

We don’t have a finalised list of films for you just yet as we are still awaiting suggestions from the CineClub community as to what they want to see. If you’d like to pick a film and you are prepared to introduce it to the audience, then drop us a comment here or via Facebook/Twitter.

However, some folk have been in touch already so we’ve got a list of potential films which include:

  • Almost Famous
  • Never Let Me Go
  • The Thing
  • Code Unknown
  • Carrie
  • Corman’s World

Almost_famous_poster1We’ve decided that we were so close to screening Almost Famous last time around (twice!) only to find the film fates were against us – but not this time! No, we will screen the film  next week. This is the blurb we wrote last time:

Once again we are visiting a cinematic vision of the 1970s, although this one focusses more on the music industry. Almost Famous is based upon the experiences of director Cameron Crowe when he worked as a journalist at Rolling Stone magazine during the 1970s. It charts the ‘coming of age’ of a William Miller, a 15-year-old aspirational journalist who sets out on the road with the (fictional) rock band, Stillwater, as they embark on a tour.

It’s a humorous, sincere and touching film – praised by critics upon its release, yet it struggled to recoup its investment at the box office. It features a number of recognisable stars  including Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, and Philip Seymour Hoffman (twice in two weeks!). This film sites either side of Cameron’s Tom Cruise vehicles (Jerry Maguire and Vanilla Sky) and is well worth your time. It’s also got a great soundtrack (if you’ve got Spotify you can stream extracts from it below).

Check out the trailer below:

As ever, screenings are FREE and everyone is welcome

When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, Wednesday 30th January 2013