Film Screening 1st June, 2019

Poster for Long Shot

Long Shot 

7:30 PM, 1st June, 2019

  • M
  • 125 mins
  • 2019
  • Jonathan Levine
  • Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, OShea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis

Having just lost his job, journalist Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) embarks on a self-destructive night out that ends with him causing a scene at a swanky Manhattan party. There, he catches the eye of U.S. Secretary of State Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) – who used to be his babysitter.

They’ve come a long way since then (or at least she has), with Charlotte about to make a run for the Presidency. Much to the dismay of her aides, she decides to take a chance on Fred and hires him as a speechwriter to improve her public image.

Much like the pairing of this film’s leads, you wouldn’t think that blending romance and political satire with Rogen’s lowbrow brand of humour would work, but it does. Not such a Long Shot after all.

Poster for The Chaperone

The Chaperone 

9:45 PM, 1st June, 2019

  • PG
  • 108 mins
  • 2018
  • Michael Engler
  • Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Miranda Otto, Blythe Danner

Louise Brooks was a sensation of the silver screen in the 1920s, epitomising the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. This film takes a look at Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson) as a 15-year-old student in Wichita, Kansas, far from the legendary silent-screen star she would become just a few years later.

When she gets the opportunity to spend her summer studying with a leading dance troupe in New York, Brooks senses destiny calling. Her mother agrees to the trip, but only if she is accompanied by a chaperone – who winds up being a strict local society matron (Elizabeth McGovern), who has a few secrets of her own.

What follows is a coming-of-age story as both women discover who they are – and who they will eventually become.