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All films screen on a Tuesday evening at 8pm
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  • £6 for guests
  • £4 concessionary
    (members only)

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Note that the society is taking its Easter break at the moment and so we will not be screening a film on either the 8th or the 15th of April. However, we will be returning on Tuesday 22nd April with...
 
Showing next: Tuesday 22nd April at 8pm
Inside Llewyn Davis

directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman
 

In the midst of a relentless New York winter, with no job, no money and nowhere to stay, down-on-his-luck musician Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) spends his days flicking through his address book trying to find a bed, or a floor, for the night. If things weren't bad enough, his musical partner has ended it all by jumping off of a bridge, and his lover Jean (Carey Mulligan), who just happens to be the wife of his best friend Jim (Justin Timberlake), has told him that she's pregnant and wants an abortion. In a last ditch bid to shed his hand-to-mouth existence, Davis, with his ever-present pet cat in tow, sets out on a road trip to Chicago in the hope of resurrecting his music career by impressing local promoter Bud Grossman (F. Murray Abraham).

The latest feature from sibling filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, Fargo), Inside Llewyn Davis has proved to be one of their most acclaimed works yet. The Guardian called it "a sweet, sad, funny picture about the lost world of folk music which effortlessly immerses us in the period," while The Independent opraised it as "one of the Coen brothers’ richest and most idiosyncratic films."

The film won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a slew of other awards at festivals worldwide, many of which it won, including prizes for the screenplay, Oscar Isaac 's performance and T Bone Burnett's music score.
 
 

Why our films have to start promptly at 8pm
Although our films are scheduled to start at 8pm, on busier nights we've always been able to hold up the start until everyone is in and seated. With the arrival of digital projection, however, this has all changed. Most of the films we screen now arrive as high definition digital files that are coded to play at a specific time, over which the projectionist has no control. This means that the film has to start playing at 8pm or not at all. Thus to avoid potentially missing the start of the film, it's worth arriving in good time for the screening.