Union Films: What’s Coming Up This Week (25/11/13)

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WARNING: VERY BUSY WEEK AHEAD!

We’ve just about pulled ourselves together after Saturday’s awesome Doctor Who screening and it’s time for us to prepare for the busiest fortnight we’ve ever had (maybe). This week we’re showing indie comedy, The Kings of Summer on Tuesday, followed by French drama You Will Be My Son on Wednesday. Our special Cornetto Trilogy event gets its debut on Saturday, then Sunday is dedicated to Katniss Everdeen – we’re bringing you both the Hunger Games films (kicking off the start of a 6-showing run for Catching Fire!).

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If you’re after an indie comedy film to start off your week, then The Kings of Summer won’t disappoint. It tells the tale of Joe Toy, who along with his friends is on the verge of adolescence… but he’s the only one with a meddling father. Deciding to live his own life, he declares his independence and runs off to the woods with his friends where they become the masters of their own destiny and fortune. With a mostly unknown cast (although it does feature real-life comedy couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally in star parts), the film will make you revel in your more teenage days and the things you wish you were able to achieve with some (more) guts.

Wednesday 27th November at 7:30pm: You Will Be My Son:

You Will Be My Son focuses on the tumultuous relationship between Paul Marseul, owner of a prestigious vineyard in Saint Emilion and his son, Martin, who works with him on the family estate. As a sad turn of events occur, Paul starts to rethink the obvious decision to leave the family business to his son and looks to his ailing manager’s son, Philip. But will Paul really abandon his own flesh and blood for the sake of a legacy?

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Saturday 30th November at 6.00pm: The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy:

The epic triple-bill of British comedy features from the hit team of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright. Meaning we’re showing the red strawberry (Shaun of the Dead), the blue original (Hot Fuzz) and the green mint-chocolate chip (fantastic new release, The World’s End) all in one evening. Get your tickets for just £7.50 (or £6 if you have a year pass) and don’t miss out. Normal marathon rules apply: SUSU Café will be serving food in the intervals, SUSU bar will be serving themed drinks and you’ll get a free t-shirt included in your ticket price.

Sunday 1st December at 5:00pm: The Hunger Games:

We’re reshowing The Hunger Games completely FREE on Sunday at 5pm to refresh your memories on the events of the first film before we kick off Catching Fire-mayhem-week at 8pm with a total of 6 showings in the week. This dystopian future sees the nation of Panem force each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games – where only one will survive and be crowned the winner; following the story of Katniss Everdeen, a girl representing her district in this fierce competition to the death.

Sunday 1st December at 8:00pm: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire:

Just over a week after national release, we’re bringing you the Hunger Games: Catching Fire too; all the delight of watching a film in the cinema, with your friends and some popcorn, for just £4; this film has already reached huge levels of expectation and fan-frenzy is in overload. Global sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen, but this time she is fast becoming an enemy of the Capitol after sparking a rebellion from the fall out of The Hunger Games and her victory.

Times are as follows: Sunday 1st – 8pm; Monday 2nd – 7pm; Tuesday 3rd – 7pm; Wednesday 4th – 9:30pm; Thursday 5th – 8:30pm; Friday 6th – 7pm; Saturday showtime to be confirmed.

The first few showings of this are due to be EXTREMELY busy so plan to arrive early.

Now, if you fancy catching a French drama or a brand-new blockbuster release, this week we’re going to see our seats full to the brim with students!

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Union Films is your student cinema right at the heart of Highfield Campus. We show a wide range of films for only £3 as well as the best in 3D for only £4. Our 300 seat cinema is located on Level 3 of Building 42, right in the centre of SUSU. Ever wanted to get involved? All of us are volunteers, from the projectionists to the refreshments staff, design team to the people writing our articles! Get involved now at our website: unionfilms.org.

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