A copy of the May/June programme is available here.
SHOWING THIS WEEK
DIRECTOR Danny Boyle
CAST James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Tuppence Middleton
During an ill-conceived heist, duplicitous art auctioneer Simon (McAvoy) receives a blow to the head. Under pressure from a gang of criminals to find the Goya painting he stashed away, he turns to a beautiful hypnotherapist to retrieve his memory before ruthless boss (Cassel) resorts to more violent means. Returning to the silver screen after his Olympic Opening Ceremony success, Boyle’s audacious psychothriller remains one step ahead of its audience at all times. (2013 UK 101 minutes) More Info
DIRECTOR Gail Downey
A ‘labour of love’, this documentary explores the iconic images painted on aircraft noses by the American servicemen who arrived in East Anglia in 1943. Frowned upon but tolerated as a morale booster by the top brass, these sometimes racy but personal images help us get closer to the world of these young men who faced death every day. One of the key interviewees, an artist and crewman, was based at Debden airfield. (2012 UK 95 minutes) More Info
Followed by a Q&A with the director, Gail Downey
DIRECTORS Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
VOICES Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Ryan Reynolds
Cave man Grug (voiced by Cage) has kept his family safe by eschewing all novelty and staying put in the rocky hole they call home. But with the earth’s tectonic plates shifting, and prodded into action by rebellious teenager Eep (Stone), he must choose between going the way of the dinosaurs, or learning to live life on the edge. A fun-filled animated adventure with a menagerie of fantastic creatures – watch out for the piranhakeets! (2013 USA 99 minutes) More Info
DIRECTOR Dustin Hoffman
CAST Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins
Another chance to see Hoffman’s directorial debut with this funny film in which four ageing opera singers are reunited, slightly fractiously, in a retirement home for the cream of the classical music world. The octogenarian divas raise funds for the home with an annual gala concert celebrating Verdi’s birthday. Excellent performances, glorious music and endearing humour. (2012 UK 98 minutes) More Info
DIRECTOR François Ozon
CAST Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Ernst Umhauer
Ozon’s sparkling and superbly acted black comedy is both a witty ode to the art of storytelling and a scathing class critique. Weary literature teacher Germain finds real flair in a story by teenager Claude and colludes with his pupil to enable the continuation of these tales, sharing each thrilling development with his art curator wife (Scott Thomas). Smart and delightfully playful.
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Saffron Screen is your not-for-profit independent community cinema. Our professional auditorium boasts a full size screen, 200 cinema seats, Dolby Digital surround sound and both 35mm and digital projection equipment. Ticket and refreshment prices are kept low to benefit all and parking is free.
Based within Saffron Walden County High School, we are open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with additional screenings in the school holidays, and show a range of mainstream, independent, art-house and children’s films as well as streaming special events from around the world.
Our mission statement: to be an independent community cinema screening a wide range of films and seeking through cinema to entertain, educate, create a shared experience and improve the quality of life for everyone in Saffron Walden and the surrounding area.
Welcome to Saffron Screen
- BAFTA nominee returns to Saffron Screen for Q&A06.05.13
- British cinema season to be launched by local actor 30.04.13
- It's A Scream!25.04.13
- May/June Programme Now on Sale!15.04.13