SBCC summer season 2014
Please note that we are still finalising the programme so there is a small chance that it may change.
25 April Tootsie 15 116 mins (Sydney Pollack, 1982)
Classic comedy from Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa) which stars Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate) as an unemployed actor who dresses as a woman to get a part. In an Academy award-winning performance, Jessica Lange (All that Jazz) also features.
9 May Day for Night (La Nuit Américaine) PG 116 mins (François Truffaut, 1973)
Celebrate all things French with a trip to the Côte d’Azur in the company of one of the greats of French cinema. Truffaut (The 400 Blows, Shoot the Pianist) gives us a highly enjoyable take on the sometimes farcical and chaotic business of making a film in Nice.
23 May Gold Diggers of 1933 PG 97 mins (Mervyn LeRoy, 1933)
A rare treat, delight in this big screen spectacular including classic number ‘We’re in the Money’ choreographed by the legendary Busby Berkeley (42nd Street). But this film isn’t all thirties candyfloss; the song ‘Forgotten Man’ offers a surprisingly radical take on the troubles of the depression era.
6 June The Class (Entre les murs) 15 128 mins (Laurent Cantet, 2008)
Winner of the Palme d’Or, The Class shows a different side to contemporary France from that often depicted in film. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw described this tale of a teacher tested by the tough realities of a deprived Parisian suburb as a ‘fresh piece of humanist, realist, optimist cinema.’
20 June Breaking Away 12 101 mins (Peter Yates, 1979)
Described by Roger Ebert as ‘a sunny, goofy, intelligent little film about coming of age in Bloomington, Indiana,’ Breaking Away follows a working-class teenager who is obsessed with the Italian cycling team and winning the heart of a college girl.
11 July The Straight Story U 112 mins (David Lynch, 1999)
This take on the road movie sees a man travelling across America by tractor to visit his ill brother. Visually beautiful, Lynch’s (Mulholland Dr., Blue Velvet) film explores family life and community by taking us on a journey at four miles an hour.
Films start at 8pm.
Doors and bar open at 7.30pm and there is an interval of approximately 15 minutes.
Admission: £3 for members, £4 for non-members. 2013 membership (Jan-Dec): £5.
Please note that licensing arrangements are constantly changing and so on occasion we are unable to show the planned film for reasons beyond our control.