Whiplash – our first screening!

11th July – 7.45pm

Doors open at 7.15pm 

After a very succesful canvassing of people’s opinions and a very positive meeting with the representatives of the British Federation of Films Societies we are organizing our first screening for Saturday 11th of July at the Village Hall at Long Ashton Community Centre. We have been receiving invaluable help and support from the British Federation of Films Societies, also known as Cinema for All.

Our first film will be “Whiplash” winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Festival in 2014, winner of three Baftas including Best Supporting Actor, Best Sound and Best Editing.

Mark Kermode’s review in the Guardian had this to say about the film:

“Three cheers, then, for one-time aspiring-drummer Damien Chazelle, writer/director of this whip-smart feature (adapted from his 2013 short) about a young wannabe jazz-legend earning his spurs at a fiercely competitive music school. With its scenes of our embattled hero plunging his bruised and bloodied hands into buckets of iced water while a tyrannical music instructor showers him with excoriating epithets and throws chairs at his head, this owes less to the reach-for-the-stars formulas of Fame than it does to the now-familiar beats of boot-camp and boxing movies.

In essence, it’s Rocky with snare drums, or perhaps Full Metal Hi-Hat, with JK Simmons’s conductor giving both Louis Gossett Jr and R Lee Ermey a run for their money in the scary drill-sergeant stakes.”

Here are some reviews to whet your appetite – we’ll be opening the online booking service soon and look forward to seeing you at the screening!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/11167645/Whiplash-review-genius.html

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jan/18/whiplash-review-drummer-miles-teller-mark-kermode

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/whiplash-film-review-damien-chazelle-achieves-a-ferocious-barbed-intensity-9977791.html

http://www.cine-vue.com/2014/05/cannes-2014-whiplash-review.html

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