Film Screening 18th June, 2022

Poster for Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain 

5:00 PM, 18th June, 2022

  • G
  • 103 mins
  • 1952
  • Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
  • Gene Kelly, Donald OConnorConnor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Singin’ in the Rain takes us back even further, to the late 1920s when silent films started being replaced with “talkies”.

When two silent movie stars, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen), are cast in a musical, chorus girl Kathy Seiden (Debbie Reynolds) is brought in to dub Lina’s atrocious speaking and singing. Lina thinks she and Don are as much a couple off-screen as on film, when in reality he barely tolerates her. Then Don falls for Kathy, and as Hollywood knows, while two is company, three is hilarious.

Although the film was only a modest hit when it was first released, many critics have come to regard it as the greatest musical film ever made. In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked it as the fifth-greatest American motion picture of all time. Come along and decide for yourself!

Poster for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once 

7:30 PM, 18th June, 2022

  • MA
  • 139 mins
  • 2022
  • Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
  • Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis

Mild-mannered Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) is a Chinese immigrant who runs a struggling laundromat with her husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan). During a meeting with a tax auditor (Jamie Lee Curtis), Evelyn’s world suddenly fractures and an alternate-universe version of Waymond instructs her that, in order to save the universe, she must ‘verse-jump’ into the lives of her parallel universe counterparts. From there, she begins amassing the skills and memories of all sorts of other Evelyns that exist throughout multiverse ¬– from movie star to Peking opera singer and even a piñata ¬– to realise her full potential.

Leave it to the directors of Swiss Army Man to come up with a metaphysical martial arts epic as chaotic as this. If nothing else, it serves as an insanely imaginative showcase for the many talents of veteran actress Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies). And yes, that is Short Round from Indiana Jones playing Evelyn's husband.