Films At The Yard – London’s Finest Warehouse Cinema Returns!
Our favourite warehouse-theatre-bar-cafe in London, The Yard, is bringing back its popular film screenings – and they’ve got an amazing lineup to kick things off.
They Say: “There’s a drama queen in all of us, so to kick off the year we’re dusting off our tops hats, slipping into those heels and applying our make-up. We’re shining the spotlight on the people who love (and hate) to be in it, looking at how actors ‘playing’ other actors, or even themselves, in films can often be a means of self-critique, self-love and self-loathing. From the tragic to the downright hilarious, we’ll look at both the role of actor as ‘performer’, and the uncertain place they are left once a career or stardom has failed, faded or blossomed.”
They Say: “Living in Oblivion is the ultimate tribute to independent filmmakers. Steve Buscemi stars as Nick Reve, a low-budget film director who can’t seem to get his small-scale film finished without interruptions on set from his cast and crew. Whether it is the insecurities of his leading actress, the love lives between members of his crew or the sleazy Hollywood hot-shot Nick has cast in his film. If Nick could just get a simple shot in the can, just one good take, things might get better.”
They Say: “Boogie Nights gives a look behind the scenes of an extended family of filmmakers who set out to revolutionise the adult entertainment industry in the Seventies. Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, There Will Be Blood) enables the audience to identify and sympathise with all characters behind and in front of the camera. With an extensive cast, Boogie Nights boasts fantastic performances from Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds (who won the Best Supporting Oscar for his efforts), Phillip Seymour Hoffman and, then newcomer – now STAR, Mark Wahlberg.
After the screening, don’t go anywhere, pull on your hot pants, lace up those roller-skates, because The Yard Bar will be transformed into a 1970s soft core/hard-core haven, and we will be dancing until the early hours. If you were around to remember it the first time, this is your chance to relive it, if not, this is your chance to live it.”
All About My Mother | February 24th | 5:00pm
They Say: “Awarded the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000, Pedro Almodovar’s All About My Mother sees single Mother Manuela watch her only son die as he runs to seek an actress’s autograph. She decides to go to Barcelona to inform her son’s father who is a Transvestite named Lola. In Barcelona Manuela finds a new life and comfort with her new friends, a pregnant nun played by a young Penelope Cruz, a caring transvestite and the actress her son greatly admired. All About My Mother echoes films such as A Street Car Named Desire, All About Eve and Opening Night.”
Tootsie | March 1 | 7:30pm
They Say: “One of the classic comedies from the 80s, Tootsie tells the story of the brilliant but troublesome actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman). Having managed to alienate every producer in New York and Hollywood, Michael’s agent is convinced Dorsey will never work again. He thinks otherwise; when he hears of an opening on a popular soap opera, he applies for the job–even though the job is for a woman. Posing as “Miss Dorothy Michaels,” Michael wins the part and becomes a widely known actress. Complications, a twisted love-story, and hilarity ensue…
Tootsie also boasts a host of memorable supporting comic performances from Dabney Coleman, Teri Garr, George Gaynes, and Bill Murray. Future Oscar-winner Geena Davis makes her screen debut as a daytime drama queen, which she actually had been before Tootsie came along. This is art imitating life, with big hair and even bigger egos.
Post-screening we will be hosting an audacious and extremely frivolous cross-dressing party in The Yard Bar. Be brave enough to get dragged up and we might just give you drink on the house.”
The Artist | March 3 | 5:00pm
They Say: “The film that swept the board at the 2012 Oscars, The Artist pays homage to the silent film era. A time of fantastic moustaches and big smiles. A talented and successful silent movie star, played by the charming Jean Dujardin, has a chance encounter with a beautiful aspiring actress, the vivacious Peppy Miller, played by the director’s real-life leading lady Bérénice Bejo.
However, the arrival of talking pictures catapults their careers in opposite directions, and fame proves to be a cruel mistress. Beautifully shot, The Artist echoes classic films such as Singin’ in the Rain and A Star is Born.
It also stars a really cute dog.”
Ed Wood | March 3 | 7:30pm
They Say: “Hollywood visionary Tim Burton directs this homage to the notoriously bad director of Plan 9 from Outer Space and Glen and Glenda.
The film focuses on the period of Wood’s Life when he made his best-known turkeys as well as his relationship with actor Bela Lugosi. The ever enigmatic Johnny Depp stars as Ed wood alongside Bill Murray and Martin Landau who form part of his oddball collection of friends and actors.”
For more info visit http://theyardtheatre.co.uk/