COME and join the BanterFlix team for some beer and pizza as we present a series of special film screenings at the Belfast Film Festival’s Beanbag Cinema. Over the next four months, on the last Friday of every month, we’ll be screening a series of films we’ve dubbed ‘Movies You Need to See’.
Friday 27th May: The Hudsucker Proxy (Leigh Forgie’s Choice)
A comedy of invention that evokes the spirit of Howard Hawks and Frank Capra, The Hudsucker Proxy combines stunning art deco visuals with the eccentricity and character that has now become the very definition of ‘Coenesque’. Initially the film was a flop upon its release in 1994, but this often overlooked Coens’ caper paved the way for The Big Lebowski, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? & Hail, Caesar! So isn’t it about time we took this hula hoop of a story out for another spin?
Friday 24th June: Drunken Master (Brian Mulholland’s choice)
Drunken Master is quintessential cult viewing; a film that helped forge a new sub-genre of action movie with its mix of comedy and action that’s still alive today. In his early career Chan had been typecast as a new Bruce Lee, but performances in films like Fearless Hyena and the Drunken Master showcased the actor’s own style and solidified him as a Kung Fu icon on his own right.
Friday 29th July: The Faculty (Bill Taylor’s choice)
Directed by Robert Rodriguez and written by Kevin Williamson, who also wrote teen flicks such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream. The Faculty is a sci-fi masterpiece that takes the Breakfast Club formula and blends it with Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Friday 26th July: Assault on Precinct 13 (Jim McClean’s choice)
Forget the remake, John Carpenter’s original is a one nail bitingly tense pseudo-western. Written, directed, scored and edited by Carpenter himself, the film stars Austin Stoker as a police officer who defends a defunct precinct (Actually prescient 9 not 13) against an attack by a relentless criminal gang. There are heavy nods to Howard Hawk’s Rio Bravo (Hawks was Carpenter’s favourite director) and George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead within this cult classic that’s left a lasting legacy upon cinema.
Following each screening we’ll be recording a live edition of our podcast as we discuss the movie we’ve just watched and asking members of the audience to share their own thoughts.
Admission is £5 and includes a bottle of beer (or soft drink if you’d prefer). Following the screening we’ll be serving up some pizza as we ask our audience to stick around for our podcast recording and share their thoughts on the movie they’ve just watched.
Tickets can be purchased online through our box-office at Ticketsource. Since this is a limited capacity venue, we’d recommend booking your ticket early to ensure admission and more importantly a bean-bag.
Doors open from 7.30pm with the screening starting at 8pm sharp.