The votes are in and the tallies have been counted.
All throughout September we asked for people to vote for the film they most wanted to see screened at The Palace Picturehouse in October.
The choices, selected from the BFFS booking scheme catalogue, were Charlie Chaplin starring silent classic City Lights, Coen Brother’s kidknapping-gone-wrong Fargo, Scandinavian rock-doc The Punk Syndrome and little seen indie tale Molly’s Way.
And the winner is…
Molly’s Way with 30% of the vote.
The vote was incredibly close and went right down to the wire where it looked like we would have not two but three films tied for first place. The overall reseults were as follows:
- Molly’s Way 30%
- Fargo 27%
- City Lights 27%
- The Punk Syndrome 17%
The film follows a pregnant Molly as she arrives in small town Poland, from her home in Northern Ireland, in search of Marcin – the coal miner she spent a night with and the father of her unborn child. On her journey, Molly becomes a cleaner at the hotel/brothel where she is staying and begins a series of friendships with the women working there and even some of their customers. Often whimsical, sometimes terrifying, it’s these encounters that lead Molly to think that in her quest to find Marcin maybe it’s herself that she has been looking for all along.
Going up against cinema heavyweights like The Coen Brothers and Charlie Chaplin, Molly’s Way winning would be seen by many as an upset but we’re happy to see that there is an appetite for an altenative to the standard of films being shown in mainstream and even most independent cinemas these days. And the film is not without pedigree as it’s director Emily Atef was victorious at this years Bradford International Film Festival when her latest film Kill Me took home the European Features prize.
We will be screening Molly’s Way on Thursday 24th October. Tickets go on general sale from Friday. Thank you to everyone who voted and whether your choice won or not we hope to see you at the Mills next month.