Cinemas are reopening after a long period of uncertainty and big changes for the sector. In the middle of this transformation, we are launching a new weekly offer at Trowbridge Town Hall. This is moved by passion and the conviction that nothing compares to the collective experience of watching a film on the big screen and more after being for more than a year living through three lockdowns.
We are all looking for some ways to connect, going out with friends, family or just by ourselves and we are working to offer an attractive and different film programme based on independent, British and world cinema!
Tickets are on sale at an introductory price of only £5 and the Town Hall is just finishing the installation of new sound and projection equipment providing a more enjoyable experience!
The invitation is to join us from June 4th, every Friday at 7.30pm where there will be something for everyone!
Friday 4th is our launching day with the award-winning drama Sound of Metal, a film directed by Darius Marder (USA, 2019) starring Riz Ahmed who gives life to Ruben, a musician looking for stability when his life has been upended after a sudden hearing loss. This is a story about passion for music, romance, addiction, rehabilitation, recovery and loss which will be presented fully captioned appealing to a wider audience and working towards a more inclusive cinema offer.
Friday 11th we present the British horror/drama Saint Maud (2019) by first time feature director Rose Glass which is a deeply unnerving must-see for film lovers and adventurous horror fans alike. The performances by Morfydd Clark as a live-in nurse Maud and Jennifer Ehle as a retired dancer now fragile Amanda are spectacular! This is a story about loneliness, trauma, and isolation nominated at the Bafta Awards 2021 as Outstanding British Film of the Year!
Friday 18th The Mole Agent is a moving documentary by Maite Alberdi, which has been around uncountable film festivals since last year. It was the first Chilean film to be nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature film. It follows Sergio, a man in his eighties who accepts the work as a spy in a care home contracted by an agency trying to discover if one of the old residents is being neglected. This is a much-needed story about loneliness and its rediscovering and honouring elderly people. A highly recommended story especially after the recent months, when our elders have been the most fragile group attacked by the pandemic!
Friday 25th Minari. It is the story of a Korean family setting up a farm in Arkansas in the eighties facing the challenges of financial constraints, migration, and adaptation. This is a semi-autobiographical drama of writer/director Lee Isaac Chung who grew up on a farm as a child being the son of South Korean immigrants. Some parts of the film are created from his own experiences and memories. The film is told through the eyes of a young child. South Korean actor Youn Yuh-Jung has won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role as the grandmother in this film.
The new film offer is possible with support from the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) awarding funds from The National Lottery. We’d also like to thank Kevin, Pete, Chris and Alastair who offered their technical expertise and time to make it all happen.
Please, book your tickets and help us to spread the word about this new community initiative! See you very soon at the Town Hall, remember the cafe will be open, the space will be Covid safe with reduced capacity during this first stage and you all are very welcome to a chat about films at the Town Hall!