Showroom Cinema with Andy Moore
Fresh from this Monday’s sold-out preview screening in our biggest screen, Parasite opens on general release at the Showroom Cinema this Friday.
This South Korean thriller is a dark and twisting tragicomic social satire about a family of grifters who infiltrate the lives of a much wealthier family. Hotly tipped for awards success, it picked up Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTAs this weekend.
It also looks set to make a huge splash at the Oscars next week, where it’s nominated for six awards, including Best Picture.
It’s only the 12 th non-English language film in the ceremony’s 91-year history to be nominated for the top award, and none of the previous contenders have won.
It would be a huge result for fans of world cinema if it clinched it, and richly deserved. It’s a genuinely brilliant film that marries sharp social critique with thrilling, edge of your seat twists and turns.
If you haven’t caught it yet, we’re also still showing Sam Mendes’ extraordinary WWI drama 1917. Mendes’ film also swept up at the BAFTAs – bagging a total of 7 awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
Our other new release this Friday is Mr Jones.
It’s a powerful and stirring historical drama that tells the story of the real-life Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, who inspired George Orwell to write Animal Farm when he uncovered Stalin’s genocidal famine in Ukraine. The famine, known as the Holodomor, killed almost 10 million people in 1932 and 1933.
We meet Jones in 1933, looking for his next big story. He’s determined to land an interview with Stalin, who was then much admired for boosting Soviet productivity despite the world’s economic depression.
On arriving in Moscow, Jones soon hears murmurs that there’s a dark truth hidden behind the prosperity on display in the Soviet capital. Managing to elude his minders, Jones travels clandestinely to Ukraine, where he witnesses the horrors of man-made starvation first-hand…
Then, for fans of our Stage on Screen events, we’ve got two cracking titles coming up over the next few days. First up is Kinky Boots - The Musical, filmed live at the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London’s West End.
Then on Wednesday the 12th of February we’re screening The Doors: Break on Thru, a special tribute concert to the influential rockers that includes a set list of classic songs performed by special guests, and never-before seen footage & interviews of the Doors.
For more info, and to book tickets, please visit: www.showroomworkstation.org.uk