La La Land
Missed LA LA LAND? Don’t worry, Light House will be bringing it back on the afternoon of Saturday 25th February and dates through March. Why not join us for lunch for the matinee or a bottle of something in Lock Works before the screening? We are hoping to have some live music before some of the screenings, keep posted to social media for details.

About the film: A jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) falls for an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) in a must-see, multi-nominated musical set in present day Los Angeles.

CINEMA PRICES
Tickets: £8.15 Concs: £6.65 (OAP/Disabled/Unemployed)
Under 25s and students: £4.50 all screenings
Friends of Light House: £1 off standard screenings

To book online, click on your preferred time in blue, shown on the right of this screen to be taken to our booking system.
Alternatively, for telephone bookings call the Box Office on 01902 716 055.

Review: Mark Brennand – Light House Film Club

Described as the musical that will light up your year and lauded by the press and at the Golden Globes (where it received more awards than any movie in history) La La Land has much to live up to. And it does, although it helps if you like jazz, be-bop era sounds providing the verve by which the film shimmers.

From the wonderful opening set, where a traffic jam in modern day LA provides the stage for a dazzling song and dance sequence, you are hooked. Here in the “jam” are the idealistic jazz pianist Seb (Ryan Gosling) and budding actress Mia (Emma Stone) both struggling to realise their dreams. They meet, hate each other. Meet again, hate each other even more before eventually falling in love. Gosling and Stone have been criticised for their weak voices but that doesn’t really detract from a film that is more drama than stand out tune filled musical. Moreover it helps that they both have great chemistry for in amongst all the fizz is a dollop of sadness. When Seb and Mia finally get a break, they must choose between romance and ambition. The argument marking the beginning of the end is unerringly accurate.

Somewhat appropriately, in a film about La La Land, director Damien Chazelle has chosen to avoid a classic Hollywood denouement. But its combination of regret mixed with acceptance is pitch perfect and a delightful end to a thoroughly enjoyable movie.

Rating: 4/5 ©Mark Brennand 19th January 2017

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