Wow, how quick did that break go? Still haven’t finished all those assignments you probably could have, but you were way to busy enjoying the holidays? Worrying about all those upcoming exams? Never fear! As usual we are here to provide you with all the stress-relieving time you need between exam revision and assignment deadlines!
So having consumed enough chocolate to last us all a lifetime and having finally realized what a hectic month lies ahead… here is this week’s line-up (plus a few awesome extras) to allow you time to work that busy schedule around some amazing upcoming films and events.
Tuesday 29th April at 7pm: The Wolf of Wall Street
Starring heart-throb Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. This Oscar nominated, stunning film is definitely not one to miss, and what is even better is that it is being screened before the deadline chaos fully commences!
Wednesday 30th April at 7.30pm: Rebellion
This weeks Phoenix film is a 2011 French historical drama film set in New Caledonia. Rebellion tells the story of the Ouvéa cave hostage taking in 1988. In a French colony 30 policemen are taken hostage by local separatists. Captain Philippe Legorjus is sent out to negotiate with rebel leader Alphonse Dianou. With him come 300 French soldiers who stand ready in case his attempts to restore peace fail. Having received nominations for the 2012 Best Writing (Adaptation) César Award, this film sounds truly gripping, but not for the faint-hearted.
Sunday 4th May at 5pm: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Finally the long wait is over! A date that you have all penciled in, scribbled out and definitely written back in is here! This remarkable, Oscar nominated film is based on the personal accounts of Mandela, taken straight from his autobiography. The film follows the ups and downs of this truly inspirational man, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Eep! Definitely one not to be missed.
Sunday 4th May at 8pm: Her
This film not only won an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Spike Jonze), but also a dozen others internationally! Having just recently finalised his divorce, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need. Sounds intriguing eh? Come along on Sunday to find out what it’s all about!
As always, but just a little reminder, tickets for all of these films and events are available at the Box Office, or on the night from SUSU reception, although it might be slightly risky leaving it last minute, as tickets are often gone before you know it! Don’t forget to keep yourselves updated on all things ‘Union Films’ through our website, or on Facebook and Twitter.