Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sightseers (Ben Wheatley, 2012) on 29 September

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One of the most original new voices in British cinema, Ben (Kill List) Wheatley, returns with a dose of dark humour in his latest film Sightseers (2012), which will be screened at Splendid Cinema on the 29th of September.

Sightseers focuses on Chris (Steve Oram) and his new girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe). Chris is an aspiring writer currently experiencing writer‘s block. Tina is a thirty something year old woman, still living with her mother, who cannot forgive Tina for accidentally killing her dog. The couples‘ shared sense of desperation and need for escape sends them out on ‘an erotic odyssey’ across Britain‘s Northern cultural hotspots.

Director Wheatley proudly projects pictorial, yet naturalistic vision of Northern England in all its beauty. And when this pastoral turns dark and violent, the film still maintains an emotional realisms that remains quintessentially British.

Critically acclaimed all over the wold, Sightseers was nominated for several awards at the British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. Co-scripted and largely improvised by its lead actors, Steve Oram and Horrible Histories‘ Alice Lowe, the film won the award for the Best Screenplay.

Disturbingly sincere and thrillingly hilarious film about those who struggle to get it right, this is a film not to be missed!

Here’s the trailer!

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office  open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.


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Sightseers (UK, 2012, Ben Wheatley) 90 min. 15 Cert.

29 September, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH


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Filed under Ben Wheatley, British Cinema, General film, Splendid Cinema

2013/14 Season announced…

Here is the schedule for the first part of the 2013/14 Season.
29/9: Sightseers (UK, Ben Wheatley, 2012) – Ben Wheatley follows up on his breathtaking first film with this blacker than black comedy about two hapless tourists who turn to serial killing anyone who pisses them off.
13/10: Sound City (US, Dave Grohl, 2013): Foo Fighter’s frontman, Dave Grohl directs this documentary about the legendary Sound City studio in LA, where some of the greatest albums of the 1970s and 1980s were recorded. A fascinating story behind the music we love!
27/10: The ABCs of Death (multiple countries, 26 Directors, 2012): Audacious film project where 26 directors from around the world were each given a letter of the alphabet and expected to choose a word which pertains to death in some way and to make a short film about that word. Possibly the most bizarre film made all year!
10/11: No (Chile, Pablo Larrin, 2012): Chilean satire which tells the true story of the advertising campaign from 1988 which successfully ousted the bloody dictator of Augusto Pinochet. Gael Garcia Bernal stars in this Oscar nominated film.
24/11: The Hunt (DN, Thomas Vinterberg, 2012): Thomas Vinterberg returns with this devastating morality tale about a much-loved kindergarten teacher in a small town who is accused of molesting one of the children. Mads Mikkelsen gives an amazing performance. Not to be missed!
8/12: In the House (FR, Francois Ozon, 2012): Potiche director Ozon returns to Splendid Cinema screens with his latest comedy-of-manners about a high school teacher who encourages one of his students to further ingratiate himself within the family of another boy and seduce the boy’s mother. Possibly my favourite film of the year.
A reminder that all films are screened at the Worcester Arts Workshop (21 Sansome St.).
Tickets are £5 on the door.
Box office opens at 6, for a 6:30 start.


Filed under General film, Splendid Cinema, Upcoming films

Splendid Cinema kicks off the 2013/14 season with a bit of transvestism!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Splendid Cinema kicks off the 2013/14 season with a bit of transvestism!

We’re screening The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the film which defined CULT Movies!

Please feel free to dress up, get ready to shout, throw things and do the Time Warp, again!


14 September, 2013 at the Worcester Arts Workshop.

Tickets are £5 on the door.

Box Office opens at 6:00, screening 6:30



Filed under General film, Splendid Cinema