The end of October is near: The time has come for Halloween Brexit, the name given by the British newspapers to the United Kingdom’s chaotic departure from the European Union. But before we wave goodbye to our British friends, four typically British films & TV productions will be screened in the Doelen Studio every Sunday afternoon in October, under the appropriate title Anarchy in the UK.
The screening always starts around 15.00 hours, but you are welcome to come from 14.00 hours to enjoy a nice cup of tea (with or without milk), some biscuits, or a beer if you prefer DJs have been invited to come play their best British sounds. Cheers! Let’s raise our glasses to the United Kingdom and its beautiful pop music, literature, art, humour, TV and of course, films.
Sunday 6 October
The Red Shoes
Michael Powell/ Emeric Pressburger, 1948, United Kingdom, 134'
A young talented ballerina (Moira Shearer) has to choose between love and her passion for ballet. A fabulous work and the favourite film of Hollywood greats like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Spielberg.
Sunday 13 October
My Beautiful Laundrette
Stephen Frears, 1985, United Kingdom, 97'
A classic from the Thatcher years and the breakthrough of Frears and Daniel Day-Lewis. The love between the Pakistani Omar and the English Johnny flourishes in a launderette.
Sunday 20 October
All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry
Channel 4 TV series from 2012
Artist and 'national treasure' Grayson Perry investigates the taste of the British in the working, middle and upper class.
Sunday 27 October
Twenty Four Hour Party People
Michael Winterbottom, 2002, United Kingdom, 117'
Steve Coogan plays Factory Record boss Tony Wilson, in the setting of Manchester’s wild music scene, between ‘72 and ‘92, and the opening of the legendary Hacienda Club. With a soundtrack by The Sex Pistols, Joy Division and New Order.
Door open at 14:00 hours
de Doelen Studio, Schouwburgplein 50, 3012 CL Rotterdam
Tickets: €5 via deDoelen / 010 217 17 17 / at the box office at De Doelen.
Photo in header: Still: My Beautiful Laundrette