HEROINE AND VILLAINESSES SEASON / SUN 19 MAR - MON 10 APR
Posted: Thu 2 Mar
Between Sunday 19th March and Monday 10th April, we’ll be celebrating some of the most iconic heroines and villainesses in film history. This season of classics features honest, hard-woking cops trying make the world a better place and criminal masterminds committing acts of dastardly turpitude!
Kicking off on Sunday 19th and Monday 20th March, we’ll be showing the Coen Brothers crime thriller Fargo. This snow-swept dark comedy - definitely not based on a true story - focusses on a tenacious and likeable cop (Oscar winner Frances McDormand) investigating a spate of murders in a typically sleepy Minnesota town.
On Sunday 26th and Monday 27th March we’re showing Amélie. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s film wonderfully quirky film became an international hit on its release earning five Oscar nominations and winning two BAFTA Film Awards (including Best Original Screenplay). The film also catapulted lead actress Audrey Tautou to international stardom.
On Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd April, we’ll be showing Quentin Tarantino’s tale of a foxy, double-crossing drug smuggler Jackie Brown. The film saw Pam Grier resurrect her career playing the title role and earning herself a Golden Globe nomination in the process.
The season ends on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April with screenings of 1945 Gainsborough melodrama The Wicked Lady. Margaret Lockwood stars as the bored wife of a nobleman who decides to spice up her life by becoming a famous and feared highway robber.