Audience choice, October 2013

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe… We’ve still got the final announcement of our 2013 programme to come but before that we wanted to let you know about our event in October which will be an Audience Choice screening. After perusing the BFFS booking scheme catalogue, we have picked four films for your consideration which the independent and foreign language, cult and classic cinema that we are committed to bringing to West Yorkshire. Here they are:


City Lights (1928) dir. Charlie Chaplin – This 1931 silent comedy drama from Charles Chaplin sees The Tramp fall in love with a beautiful, blind flower girl, whose family is in financial trouble. When he learns that an operation may restore the girl s sight, he sets off to earn the money she needs to have surgery. The Tramp’s friendship with a wealthy man allows him to be the girl’s benefactor and suitor, but will she love him even when she discovers that he is not a wealthy duke, but a tramp?


Fargo (1996) dir. Joel Coen – Offbeat, grisly black comedy from the Coen brothers. Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy), deeply in debt, arranges for the kidnapping of his wife in order to obtain a sizeable ransom from her father, to pay off the money owed. However, in typical Coen form, all does not go according to plan. Frances McDormand won the Best Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of the heavily pregnant Police Officer assigned to the case, while the film also won Best Original Screenplay.


The Punk Syndrome (2012) dir. Jukka Kärkkäinen and Jani-Petteri Passi – Documentary following Finnish punk rock band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät as they begin to gain popularity. The film captures the group, which comprises four mentally disabled members – Pertti Kurikka, Kari Aalto, Sami Helle and Toni Välitalo – as they work in the recording studio and go on tour. As they experience both ups and downs, they express their views on a number of topics through their music and discuss attitudes towards mentally handicapped people.


Molly’s Way (2005) dir. Emily Atef – Young Molly travels  from her Irish home to a shabby post communistic Polish town, determined to find Marcin, a one-night-stand and the unknowing father of her unborn child. All Molly knows about Marcin is his first name and that he works in one of the many illegally operating coal mines around that town. In the course of Molly’s search we observe a series of anecdotes and encounters, both sweet and rough, and we see how some unexpected friendships can develop.

So now you’ve seen which films are on offer you just have to let us know which one you’d like to see screened at The Palace Picturehouse in Armley Mills on Thursday 24th October.

Voting will be open until Wednesday 25th September. Results will be announced at our next Minicine at the Mills screening on Thursday 26th September.


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