Award-winning films telling two quite different crime stories will ensure that Monico Movies’ new season starts off with a bang following our summer break.
First, now that the nights are getting darker, why not join us as we get away with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis to sunny Florida ahead of gun-toting gangsters?
Saturday, 14th September.
The comedy classic Some Like It Hot (cert. 12) is set in 1929, when Chicago is roaring to the sounds of speakeasies and hoodlums. It is also home to struggling musicians Joe and Jerry (Curtis and Lemmon), who are forced to flee for their lives when they witness a shooting. Desperate to avoid detection, they take the only escape route they can find: dressing as women to join an all-female orchestra that stars lovelorn Sugar Kane (Monroe in one of her most famous roles).
As the group settles into a Florida hotel, our colourfully dressed heroes must tackle the killers hunting for them, the attentions of dance fan and would-be lover Osgood Fielding III (comic Joe E. Brown), and the seductive power of mixed-up Sugar.
Directed by Billy Wilder, the Oscar- and Bafta-winning film is considered one of the best comedies of all time, and is showing on Saturday, 14th September.
Saturday, 5th October
The real-life criminals in our October presentation do not use guns to make money – they use letters. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (cert. 15), starring Oscar nominees Richard E. Grant and Melissa McCarthy, tells the comic and dramatic story of author-turned-forger Lee Israel and the unique character who agrees to help her turn her life around.
Based on a bestselling book, the film won awards for its stars and the script, and was rated by many critics as one of the best of last year.
A lucky find is the start of a whole new career for failing writer Lee, who decides to put her creative skills to a different use: forging letters supposedly written by celebrities. Faced with a chaotic home life, and held back by her forthright personality, she seeks help from an unusual friend: drug dealer Jack Hock.
As the pressure mounts and the money piles up, their relationship, their ability to think quickly, and their creativity are really put to their test. Will the two companions be able to make their fortune while avoiding the authorities and suspicious customers? Find out with us on Saturday, 5th October.
Tickets for each film will be on sale at our usual suppliers—Serenade, Deri Stores, The Honeypot andthe Victoria Fearn Gallery. Doors at the Canolfan Beulah Church Community Centre, Beulah Road, Cardiff, CF14 6LX, open at 7pm and the films start at 7.30pm.
See you all soon at Monico Movies, your Rhiwbina Community Cinema.
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