It’s another beautifully jumbled week of films here at Union Films with something guaranteed to tickle anyone’s film taste buds. We kick off with Flight on Tuesday, a moving drama centred on drug and alcohol abuse, followed by the French film Amour, a moving family focused drama, at our weekly Phoenix screening. Then our 5pm Sunday film This is 40 lightens things up with a dose of comedy as we see how Pete and Debbie from Knocked Up are coping with life aged 40. Finally we end the week with the critically acclaimed film Lincoln, a dramatic biography of the great Abraham Lincoln as he struggles with the hardest decision of his career.
Airline captain and recreational drug user Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) commuting to Atlanta has to take drastic action when the pilot loses control of the plane, crash landing in a field and saving the lives of all on board. Yet when it is discovered that he had cocaine and alcohol in his bloodstream at the time Whip faces serious consequences…
Wednesday 1st May at 7:30pm: Amour:
Rescheduled from earlier in the Phoenix line-up this film follows Georges (Jean-Lois Trintignant) and Anne, cultivated retired music teachers, both in their eighties. Their daughter, Eva (Isabelle Huppert), who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day Anne has a stroke and the couple’s bond of eternal love is severely tested. This is an emotionally charged film, in French (with subtitles).
This is 40 is a follow on film from Knocked Up which takes a look at the lives of Pete and Debbie. Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) are turning 40, but instead of celebrating, they’re mired in a mid-life crisis with unruly kids, debt and unhappiness mounting up. Pete’s record label is failing and Debbie is unable to come to terms with her aging body. This film takes a comical look at the ups and downs of coming to terms with life at the age of 40.
It is 1865 and the American Civil Ward is building inexorably to its final conclusion. U.S. President Abraham Lincoln endeavours to pass a constitutional amendment to ban slavery forever from the United States of America. Yet his task is a race against time: the bill must be passed before the end of the war or the Southern states would never let it come to pass. Lincoln faces a crisis of conscious as he has to make the call to end slavery or end the war. For a full analysis of the critically acclaimed Lincoln click here!
So there you have it – a great line up of films, with (hopefully) something for everyone! Don’t forget the new summer season passes are on sale now, giving you free access to all this season’s great films (including our new 3D line-up) for the bargain price of just £12! Get yours now at the SUSU box office, either online or in person.