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La La Land
BUY TICKETS 7pm Saturday 16 September
DIRECTOR Damien Chazelle
CAST Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Rosemarie DeWitt, J K Simmons
Join us as Pop-up Saffron Screen recreates Seb’s bar in the stunning setting of Saffron Walden’s newly restored medieval Town Hall. There will be music from jazz musician, Joanna Eden, at 7pm and the film will start at 8pm. The £12.50 ticket price includes a drink and nibbles served around cabaret style seating. Food and drink will also be on sale and there will be a licensed bar.
Damien Chazelle’s beguiling and heartfelt romantic musical has rightly won numerous awards. Set in contemporary Hollywood, the story follows struggling wannabe movie star Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz pianist Seb (Ryan Gosling) in a bittersweet love story of frustrated ambition and the personal cost of success. A glorious tour de force, full of smartly choreographed musical numbers, beautiful chemistry between the two leads and musical set pieces which will have you dancing out of the cinema.
(2016 USA 128 mins)
The young writer-director Damien Chazelle has followed his Oscar-winning drama Whiplash with another entirely novel film steeped in the world of music. His soaring, romantic, extremely stylish and endlessly inventive La La Land is that rare beast: a grown-up movie musical that’s not kitschy, a joke or a Bollywood film. Instead, it’s a swooning, beautifully crafted ode to the likes of Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Stanley Donen’s Singin’ in the Rain that plays out in the semi-dream world of Los Angeles and manages to condense the ups and downs of romantic love into a very Tinseltown toe-tapping fable. Dave Calhoun, Time Out
Winner of 6 Oscars, 7 Golden Globe awards and 4 BAFTAs.
Doors open: 6.30pm
BBFC advice: Contains infrequent strong language
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