So there’s still got our Minicine at the Mills screening of Ricardo Íscar’s medicine-man documentary Dance to the Spirits and our Screen Easy showing of the classic It Happened One Night to look forward to but before that we’d like to let you know about the new batch of films coming your way from the end of April.
First up we have Adrienne Shelley’s baking and baby comedy, Waitress (2007). First screened at the Sundance Film Festival this whimsical tale sees an unhappily married woman, Jenna, played by Keri Russell (TV’s Felicity) attempt win a pie baking contest and use the prize money to flee her oppressive husband’s grasp only to become pregnant and embark on an awkward relationship with the new town doctor played by everyone’s favourite nice guy, Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Two Guys and a Girl). Here’s the trailer:
Okay, now at Minicine we’ve screened dramas, thrillers, documentaries, mockumentaries and 1930’s classics. We’ve eaten cake, cookies and brownies. But you know what we’ve been missing at Minicine?
Calm yourselves! This May we’ll be screening The Believer (2001), written and directed by Henry Bean, a film in which Gosling portrays an Orthodox Jew who, conflicted by teachings, rejects his heritage and reinvents himself as a Neo-Nazi skinhead. When confronted with his past he is forced to again question his beliefs:
June will see us return to The Maven with our Screen Easy strand. Fritz Lang’s first sound film, M (1931), has long been regarded as a classic. Lang himself declared it his finest work. When Berlin police are unable to capture a serial child-murderer, local criminals decide to join in the search:
Persepolis (2007) rounds out our programme for the second quarter of 2013. Based on Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel of the same name the film follows the author as a young girl growing up during the Iranian Revolution and moving to Austria at the behest of her family. This will be the first time we’ve screened a feature animation and we are very proud to be bringing you one as critically acclaimed as this Academy Award nominated animation:
For a summary of all our upcoming screenings and available tickets, check out our Coming Soon page and we hope to see you at a screening soon.