According to the Mayans, it’s all over in December this year. So, what better way to prepare than watch monsters, mutants and the military try to make sense of it all.
Over the weekend they will screen some amazing films and have a few special events in the bar.
Fresh from its UK premiere at the London Film Festival, we are delighted to be screening this film. This biting satire on the contemporary obsession with celebrity culture, from Brandon (son of David) Cronenberg is also a warning about the powers, and inherent dangers, of the big pharmaceutical corporations. Competing private clinics specialise in infecting fans with genetically modified illnesses harvested directly from celebrities, so they can become closer to their idols. When salesman Syd March infects himself with the latest virus, things take a totally unexpected turn. Fans of the senior Cronenberg’s earlier work (such as eXisTenZ) will recognise the DNA, but this has its own fresh twist that will taunt you to look away while keeping you fixated with what is unfolding on screen.
The Human Race
Director, Paul Hough, who made the award-winning short THE ANGELmakes his feature-debut with this movie and we are delighted to host the UK Premiere. Eighty people from totally diverse backgrounds suddenly find themselves in an undisclosed location where they are expected to compete in a race with simple rules, “If you are lapped twice, you die. If you step off the path, you die. Race… or die.” Will it be survival of the fittest or a show of humanity? This movie will have your adrenaline levels up there with the on-screen competitors. Makes The Hunger Games and Running Man look like a Sunday perambulation in the park.