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September 2017

The Bigger Picture – ‘Lust, Caution’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 21 September 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘Lust, Caution’ (2007) at 8pm on Thursday, 21 September 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. During the years before and during World War II, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee. Frustrated in his attempts to assassinate Yee, Old Wu recruits Kuang, Mai Tai Tai, and their troupe of drama students from Hong Kong University in an attempt to do away with Yee. Mai Tai Tai is chosen to befriend Yee, which she does by posing as the wife of Mai, befriending Yee’s wife and her female friends, and then eventually befriending Yee himself, in order to try and entrap Yee. Director: Ang Lee China 157 minutes Cert PG We say: With its intimate performances, powerful emotional currents and deep, rich colour palette, it captures a moment in Chinese history and is arguably one of Ang Lee’s most sophisticated films. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390766 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

October 2017

TBP - ‘Les Demoiselles De Rochefort’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 19 October 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘Les Demoiselles De Rochefort’ (1967) at 8pm on Thursday, 19 October 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. Delphine and Solange are two sisters living in Rochefort. In this musical, Delphine is a dancing teacher and Solange composes and teaches the piano. Maxence is a poet and a painter. He is doing his military service. Simon, who owns a music shop, left Paris one month ago to come back to the place where he fell in love 10 years ago. They are looking for love, looking for each other, without being aware that their ideal partner is very close. They sing and dance in the streets, a euphoria intended by the director. Director: Jacques Demy France 125 minutes Cert U We say: Cited as one of the inspirations for La La Land with its primary coloured costumes and dancing in the streets, this musical is unapologetically feelgood. A summer confection as light and brightly coloured as tissue paper with Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly and music by Michel Legrand. What’s not to love? Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390767 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

November 2017

The Bigger Picture – ‘Il Posto’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 16 November 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘Il Posto’ (1961) at 8pm on Thursday, 16 November 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. Domenico and Antonietta are two suburban Italians searching for “a job for life“ from a big city corporation. After a bizarre screening process made up of written exams, physical agility exercises, and interview questions such as “Do you drink to forget your troubles?”, they get menial jobs. The film ends as Domenico ponders his fate from behind his tiny desk at the back of the small windowless room, listening to the sound of the mimeograph machine as it runs off carbon copies next to the manager’s desk. “A long-standing favourite with those who have been lucky enough to see it. Its innocent young hero from the Milan suburbs gets a job as a junior clerk in a big company in the city, and Olmi’s wonderfully observant and sensitive record of his experiences – and his shy romance with a sweet co-worker – charts the pointlessness and boredom of the world of modern corporate work with a fine, sympathetic balance of the grotesquely sad and the ruefully comic. It’s a brilliant, lovable piece of work. “ Philip Horne, Telegraph Director: Ermanno Olmi Italy 93 minutes Cert U We say: Nominated by Paul, our film expert, who feels that this film by the great Italian social realist Ermanno Olmi deserves to be better known. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390768 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484

December 2017

The Bigger Picture – ‘The Bandwagon’ (Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern) - on 14 December 2017, 8pm: The Bigger Picture film club will be showing ‘The Bandwagon’ (1953) at 8pm on Thursday, 14 December 2017, Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern. Tony Hunter, a famous singer/dancer movie star, is feeling washed up and old hat (old top hat, tie and tails to be exact). The reporters are out for Ava Gardner, not him. But his old friends Lily and Les Martin have an idea for a funny little Broadway show and he agrees to do it. However, things begin to get out of hand, when bigshot “artistic“ director/producer/star Jeffrey Cordova joins the production, proclaims it’s a modernistic Faust and insists on hiring a prima ballerina, Gabrielle Gerard, to star opposite Tony, and it’s hate at first sight. And her jealous choreographer isn’t helping to ease the tension. But romance, a “let’s put on a show“ epiphany, and a triumphant opening are waiting in the wings. After all, this is a musical comedy! Director: Vincente Minnelli USA 112 minutes Cert U We say: Ever since we launched we have screened an upbeat, fast-talking, wise-cracking American classic for Christmas. This year we have opted for a classic ’50’s musical which should have you toe-tapping all the way down Lordship Lane. The perfect way to bring both the year and our season to a close. Bar opens from 7pm. Film at 8pm. Tickets £7 from WeGotTickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/390769 The Bigger Picture website: http://www.thebiggerpic.co.uk/ The Bigger Picture Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebiggerpic/ Location: Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern 1 Lordship Lane London SE22 8EW Rail: East Dulwich; Buses: P13, 37, 185, 176, 40, 484