YOU Suggest!

As we are a Community Cinema, we would like you to help us choose the films for forthcoming seasons. Please contact us with your suggestions for Films, Genres, Directors and actors that you would like to see.

While there is no guarantee that your suggestions will make it through the screening selection process, (after all we can only show fifteen films per year!), your input is important for us learn the kind of films that our membership audience would like to see.

Have a look at the following list – let us know which, if any, you are interested in and also add any other suggestions you might have.

Please submit suggestions by email to: info@colinsburghcommunitycinema.co.uk.

Try to restrict your recommendations to 100 words and we will print them on the web-site. Members will then be able to vote for recommendations.

Tip: Hover over the Titles for a “Snapshot” synopsis, or click on the title to view the IMDB entry

Julie and Julia

Starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child’s the film parallels the story of her start in the cooking profession with blogger Julie Powell’s (Amy Adams) 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child’s first book. The story of two women cooking their way through hundreds of French recipes; one while writing the cookbook and the other writing a blog about the cookbook 50 years later becomes a meditation on their marriages and how to make the most of what life handed them.

Bright Star

New Zealand director Jane Campion’s biopic on the love affair of Keats and Fanny Brawne. The film sees the passionate three year relationship from Fanny’s point of view. This more than a beautiful period piece, a quiet yet intense portrait of doomed love.

The Conformist

Arguably Italian director Bernado Bertolucci’s greatest film, ‘The Conformist’ traces the career of  Marcello Clerici a weak willed and self-obsesed, coward as he becomes embroiled in Mussollini’s fascist party. Although a man of no real convictions apart from his own self interest, his lack of ideals makes him an ideal tool as a party assassin. Clerici is the embodiment of the banality of evil and the dangers of life without a moral perspective. Recently reissued on DVD.

Revolutionary Road

1950s America and Frank and April Wheeler (DeCaprio and Winslet) move into their ideal house in Revolutionary Road. They view their suburban existence with a condescending detachment as family and commitments catch up with them. April suggests they should move to Paris to break free from their non-life, thus unleashing an unexpected train of events.

Synecdoche

Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as theatre director Caden Cotard who is mounting a new play. Fresh from a successful production of Death of a Salesman, he has traded in the suburban blue-hairs and regional theatre of Schenectady for the cultured audiences and bright footlights of Broadway. Armed with a MacArthur grant and determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, something into which he can put his whole self, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan’s theatre district. He directs them in a celebration of the mundane, instructing each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden’s own life veers wildly off the tracks. The film explores the complicated relationship between creativity and reality.

The White Ribbon

Austrian director Michael Haeneke’s Palme D’Or winner  is set in rural Germany in  the early 1900s. In a world oppressed by Church and Aristocracy strange and troubling events shake the unchanging tranquil world of the village. The events suggests a form of ritual punishment.  The drama concentrates on the children of the village, victims of its oppression but also Hitler’s generation.

Sunshine Cleaning

From the production team that made Little Miss Sunshine, another quirky movie. Rose Lorsorski, a single parent wants to send her son to private school. At the suggestion of her boyfriend Mac, a married cop, she starts an unusual business a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service, with Norah, her unreliable sister. They also have skeletons in the family closet that the strange job starts to rattle.

A Serious Man

A black comedy set in 1967 and centred on Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother won’t move out of the house. As Larry reviews his life he cannot avoid the conclusion that he is feckless and his domestic life a disaster. What can he do to become a serious man?

The latest from the Coen Brothers.

Classics

Having placed our first classic ‘Carousel’ on the programming list we would like to make this a regular thing. We need to know the sort of classic films that you like; musicals, film noir, westerns or comedy. Below are some suggestions.

The Golden Age of Hollywood

Casablanca

African Queen

Gilda

Bringing Up Baby

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

It’s a Good Life

Some Like It Hot

The Swimmer

The Sweet Smell of Success

Double Indemnity

High Noon

Late Sixties and Seventies

Atlantic City

Chinatown

The Conversation

Cabaret

M.A.S.H.

Apocalypse Now

Taxi Driver

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

The Last Detail

Bonnie and Clyde

Butch Cassady and the Sundance Kid

E.T.

To help us decide post us a list of your top five classic films (they don’t have to be from this list) scored from 1 – 5. (1 being the best.)




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