Saturday
Features

Dirty Dancing

8:30pm


HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE.

Dirty Dancing [1] is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and directed by Emile Ardolino, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in the lead roles, as well as Cynthia Rhodes and Jerry Orbach.

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances "Baby" Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer -- and unexpectedly falling in love. The object of her affection? The resort's free-spirited dance instructor.


Certificate 15



Screened along with local shorts Around Again and She Dances In Her Dreams

Night Of The Living Dead

11:00pm


Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent zombie horror film directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea and Karl Hardman. It premiered on October 1, 1968, and was completed on a US$114,000 budget. The film became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It has been a cult classic ever since.

Night of the Living Dead was heavily criticized at its release for its explicit gore, but eventually garnered critical acclaim and has been selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as a film deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant."

The story follows characters Ben (
Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea), and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by unnamed "living dead" monsters, drawing on earlier depictions in popular culture of zombies.

Night of the Living Dead was the basis of five subsequent Living Dead films (1978–2010) also directed by Romero, and has inspired remakes.


Certificate 15



Screened along with local shorts Taste and Six Feet Under
Local Shorts
Screened with Dirty Dancing

Around Again

A film set in Normandy in the latter part of World War II. We see the war through the eyes of a young girl. Her parents are members of the French Resistance. We join the family as they attempt to escape the destruction of Caen with war raging all around them. Through a dramatic mix of soundscape and the thoughts and fears of the young girl, the harsh reality of war is brought to life. Will they make it out alive?
 
Writer/ Director: Stewart Addison
Producer: Annie Langcrick

She Dances In Her Dreams

A night porter at a hotel in space delivers emotional baggage to a sleep dancing guest in this fantasy short film by Birmingham filmmaker Lauren Hatchard

Director & Producer: Lauren Hatchard
Screened with Night Of The Living Dead

Taste

'Taste' is a film about envy and arrogance, digital and analogue. Or simply the journey of a fly through his encounter with a spider.

Writer/Animator: John Butler

Six Feet Under

Two filmmakers making a short zombie film step on the wrong grave and get more than they bargained for when a real corpse rises from the dead.

Director & Producer: Lee Patrick Robinson