11 November 2012
Local Director and Screenwriter, Ol Parker, to revisit Saffron Screen for Now is Good
Following his enormously popular visit earlier this year, the director and screenwriter Ol Parker is to revisit Saffron Screen on 17 November to answer questions about his latest film, NOW IS GOOD.
Ol last visited Saffron Screen in March for a Q&A about THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL for which he wrote the script. A local boy, Ol grew up in Radwinter, attended Dame Bradbury’s School and later read English at Clare College, Cambridge. “Ol is such an entertaining speaker and we look forward to hearing his stories from the making of this sensitively-made film,” said Rebecca del Tufo, Chair of Saffron Screen.
NOW IS GOOD, which Ol directed, is a moving, but down-to earth portrayal of a teenager facing her mortality. Diagnosed with terminal leukaemia, 17 year-old Tessa is determined to live life to the full and writes a ‘bucket list’ of things she wants to do before she dies, not all of which are legal! Boasting a brilliantly prickly performance from Dakota Fanning, with top-notch support from Paddy Considine and Olivia Williams as her parents, this British film is both funny and touching. Despite its subject matter, it neatly sidesteps potential melodrama, presenting us instead with a totally believable teenage heroine.
The Q&A with Ol Parker will follow the screening on Saturday 17 November at 8pm. The film will be screened again on Sunday 18 November at 5pm. Tickets for both screenings are now available and may be purchased from the cinema box office, Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, or online at www.saffronscreen.com
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