POP UP CINEMA BRIGHTON
White Wall Cinema & The Brighton Film Party Society presents
SUNDAY AUGUST 28TH (BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND)
LICORICE PIZZA + PARTY
DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson
STARRING: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Bradley Cooper & Benny Safdie.
THE EVENT: Alongside a film screening White Wall Cinema welcomes the long awaited return of The Brighton Film Party Society (take a look at some of their previous work HERE). After an enforced hiatus the collective return for their first post-pandemic event as they provide set dressing and a soundtrack to bring to life the 1973 southern Californian setting from one of the best films of the year, Paul Thomas Anderson's Licorice Pizza.
Enjoy not only the film, but a pre-screening outdoor garden party with DJs spinning tunes from the era covering the likes of The Doors, Paul McCartney & Wings, David Bowie, Ohio Players, Blood Sweat and Tears, The O Jays, Steely Dan and more. Not only will there be a themed soundtrack but also a Licorice Pizza themed set (for photo ops), drinks bar, and an after film party with danceable early 70s tracks curated by our DJs. Come sip on a Piña Colada whilst taking in the So Cal styled cinema and sonic selections.
The wearing of 1973 style apparel is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. Some style inspiration can be found here and in the trailer below.
THE FILM: Director of Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, Inherent Vice, The Master, and Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson could easily be the best director of his generation. His latest work is a fascinating and funny coming of age story that does a deep dive into workings of the young minds of two young San Fernando Valley residents Alana Kane (played by Alana Haim of the band Haim) and Gary Valentine (played by Cooper Hoffman, son of the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman) who offer two astonishing debut performances.
Feelings of desire, ambition, impulsiveness, bewilderment, excitement, intimacy, jealousy, certainty and uncertainty play out in a beautifully recognisable, yet unexpected way, set against the heady backdrop of early 1970's California. Featuring a sea of complimentary characters and scenarios expertly placed to create the films freewheeling feel. One of the year's best films, Licorice Pizza is an instant classic worth revisiting over and over again, casting a spell of nostalgia that delights, and confounds in the most brilliantly satisfying yet nuanced way.
DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
Please do not attend this event if you are unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19. If you have bought tickets and can no longer attend as a result of Coronavirus we will happily swap your tickets for a future event of your choice, once you have finished self isolating.