Tuesday 10th December
7.00pm for 7.30pm screening
Mike Leigh was so frustrated with the continued relegation of his movies to art house cinemas instead of wide release that he joked that he would have cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as Gilbert and Sullivan if his budget had permitted it.
Our pre Christmas film is Mike Leigh’s musical drama ‘Topsy Turvy’  a notable departure from his ‘kitchen sink’ realism and a nominee for BAFTA’s award for Best British film of its year, 2000.
Gilbert and Sullivan musicals divide taste, but this is the story of lyricist W.S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan at a rocky time in their relationship, following the commercial flop that was Princess Ida.
Seeped in meticulous Victorian detail, and with Leigh’s familiar cast, Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent and Timothy Spall among them, this is an engrossing portrait of the creative partnership that stepped back from breaking up and went on to produce The Mikado.
Leigh struggled to get distribution for this film but it became known as ‘one of the best movies you might have missed!’ Come along and see what you think.
Tickets are £6, to include refreshments. Our preferred method of booking is to book ahead online. Easy to do this by email, stating name and number of tickets required: firstname.lastname@example.org This way you will get a confirmation of your ticket. We will keep ordered tickets until 15 minutes before screening, after which they will be sold if uncollected.
You can also buy at Iffley Community Shop (Church Way) or on the door if we have remaining tickets