The screenplays for the first two films were written by one of my school contemporaries, Charlie Peters. For more on him, go to the section of the website dedicated to my school days. Lorenzo’s Oil was recommended by him.
Looking for Mr Goodbar is a steamy, violent film noir with Diane Keaton as a schoolteacher living an extraordinary double life, not unlike Kathleen Turner in the equally noir Crimes of Passion. This has been on my list of “must haves” for quite a while.
Liquid Sky, Themroc, Napoleon and Elvira Madigan are rare cult films normally shown only in obscure film clubs. Say no more. (Napoleon is five hours long by the way, so bring sandwiches & drinks).
The Joker is the recent multi-award winning Batman offshoot with Joaquín Phoenix in the title rôle.
The next French film night will be on Thursday the 27th February and will be a showing of “Dialogue Avec Mon Jardinier” (“Conversations with my Gardener”, English subtitles). Hope to see you then!
Schedule: Please try to arrive by 8.00pm in time for some pre-film banter and to sort out seating arrangements, drinks, snacks etc. Film starts at 8.30pm.
BYO: Please bring anything you would like to eat or drink with you.
Registration: if you would like to come, please use the comment facility in this post so everyone can see who is coming.
Parking: There is room for two cars in the car park if you park immediately in front of mine (first come first served). If you are unsure of my address, please contact me via my private gmail or, failing that, the address given in the INFO section of this website.
Big thanks to Paul Winter for recommendation and loan of this DVD.