Director: Adrian Shergold • Starring: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine and Stephen Graham.
With a “funny bone for a back bone”, a survivor of domestic abuse finds strength through performing, and rises to stardom in the harsh environment of the Northern working men’s clubs. Peake delivers a wonderful synergy of tragedy and comedy, with strong support from Alun Armstrong and decent cameos from John Bishop, Corinne Bailey Rae and Vic Reeves together with a beautiful score by Richard Hawley. Despite its comedic billing, this is often a painful, angry film – but also an empowering British movie.
Plus a BRIT School Showcase film, screened in partnership with the School’s Film & Media Production department. During this month we are showing JAB (12A) (2’31”), directed by Theo Batterham. This was Theo’s first film, and his aim was to portray a sense of tension.
Please note that this is a Babes in Arms Screening- Bringing a baby is not essential but we cannot ensure total silence in the auditorium, the lights will not be fully dimmed, the sound will be at a lower level and people may need to move around the auditorium.
With one showing at 11am ONLY.