Date
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 4:00pm to Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 7:00pm
Location
Chennai

This month's theme will focus on Musical classics of all time. Join us for the screening at the British Council every Saturday of the month. 

Saturday 8 April 2017 

A British independent musical film about the trials of an idealistic drama teacher as she tries to put on the end-of-year show. It was written by Laurence Coriat and directed by Welsh director Marc Evans and stars Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Kimberley Nixon and Robert Pugh. It premièred at the 55th BFI London Film Festival on 25 October 2011, and was officially released on 2 March 2012 in the UK.

Set in a Welsh comprehensive school during the long hot summer of 1976, keen drama teacher Vivienne (Minnie Driver) fights sweltering heat and general teenage apathy to put on a glam rock musical version of Shakespeare's The Tempest of which David Bowie would be proud. 

Time: 4.00 p.m. onwards. Open to all.

Saturday 15 April 2017 

A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.

Time: 2.00 p.m. onwards. Open to all. 

Saturday 22 April 2017 

A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.

Time: 4.00 p.m. onwards. Open to all.

Saturday 29 April 2017 

Jane Eyre, orphaned, is left to live under the charity of her Aunt Reed. After living ten years of mistreatment and segregation in her Aunt's home, she is then sent to Lowood- a boarding school for young girls. Jane grows up both physically and mentally at Lowood and becomes a teacher at age eighteen. She then advertises for the position of a governess and is called upon by Mrs Fairfax at Thornfield. At Thornfield, Jane falls in love with the master, Mr Rochester, and he with her. However, he yields a terrible and dark secret that threatens to tear them apart for good.

Time: 4.00 p.m. onwards. Open to all.

The movie screenings will help you to

  • Watch and learn interesting aspects of British culture and entertainment industry
  • Change your perspective of watching a film – i.e. it will also help you learn the language and work  on your listening, reading and speaking skills
  • Meet and interact with other participants with similar interests. This is a great communication opportunity

For registrations please write to Susan at susan.chettri@britishcouncil.org. Entry free for all movies. 

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