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THIS WEEK IN FILM: Some Like It Hot, Others Like to Walk Home Alone at Night

This week’s picks are by Art in Liverpool‘s Features Editor, and film fanatic Sinéad Nunes who is also currently working on this year’s Scalarama festival!

 



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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

20/07/2015 – 06:00 pm
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) – 88 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ

Face it, we’ve all idolised this icon of high school cinema at one point in our lives, and Matthew Broderick really pulled out all the stops in this 80s truancy saga. One of the best of the original Brat Pack flicks, director John Hughes set the standard for teen movies with his tale of a boy who skips school for a chaotic day out in Chicago.



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Brazil

22/07/2015 – 08:00 pm
Arch1 – West Ham Arches, Cranberry Ln, London E16 4BJ

I’m always a sucker for a bit of 80s Science Fiction and Terry Gilliam’s Brazil is up there with the best of ’em. With an all star cast including Robert De Niro, Jonathan Pryce and Bob Hoskins, expect the unexpected in this absurd dystopian universe.



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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

24/07/2015 – 08:00 pm
The Plough Arts Centre – 9 – 11 Fore Street, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8HQ

If you missed this recently on its somewhat limited general release, I urge you to add it to your “must-see” list. However you try and describe the story, it sounds off-putting (teenagers falling in love with vampires in a black and white alternative hipster world) but in fact, AGWHAAN is a masterpiece of modern indie cinema. Featuring incredible performances, beautifully eerie cinematography and the best electro soundtrack since Drive, it’s well worth a watch. Oh, and there’s some brilliant feminist messaging in there too.



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Some Like it Hot

25/07/2015 – 08:45 pm
Castle Park – Chester Road, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6SB

The ultimate in Golden Hollywood era comedy; Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in drag, Marilyn Monroe playing the ukulele, dancing, romance and a mafia massacre. What more could you want in 132 minutes?



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Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin with Live Piano Accompaniment

26/07/2015 – 02:00 pm
Slung Low’s HUB – 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, Leeds, LS11 9UA

It’s not often you get a chance to see movies as early as this on on the big screen, and this round up of silent movie shorts includes One Week, Cops and Easy Street, played in the most traditional format imaginable – with a live pianist. Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton are the king clowns of the silent era, and this iconic brand of slapstick humour is just as relevant today as in 1917.


HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Also worth a mention this week are John Maclean’s incredibly subtle, dark and blackly comic Slow West at The Poly in Falmouth; Roman Holiday as part of Moonlight Flicks in Chester (or maybe that’s because I’m still wishing I was in Italy?); and Marilyn’s last movie The Misfits co-starring Clark Cable at Saffron Screen in Essex.


That’s it from me! When I’m not choosing movie highlights for the best film website around, you’ll find me editing Art in Liverpool as well as running FACT news and articles – check it out.


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