Kes Star and Patron Dai Bradley to Return to Hoylake Community Cinema “Privilege to be asked back”, says Dai
Screening of Rashomon (12A) (In Japanese with English subtitles)
Friday 27 March
Doors open at 6:30 pm, the film starts at 7:30 pm
At The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake
Licensed bar and homemade snacks available
Tickets cost £5, available online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk
From Urbane, Market Street, Hoylake; Staacks, Banks Road, West Kirby; The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road; or on the door on the night
Hoylake Community Cinema are honoured to welcome back Kes star and Patron, Dai Bradley, for the screening of the next film, Rashomon. He will hold a Q&A session after the film in the main hall.
The audience will have an opportunity to discuss the film, as well as the actor’s own experiences working on films such as Kes, Asylum, Zulu Dawn, All Quiet on the Western Front and Redemption.
Speaking earlier this month, Dai said:
“Hoylake Community Cinema (of which it’s a real privilege to be a Patron – alongside Alex Cox and Daniel Craig), have invited me to the screening of Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon. Kurosawa is possibly my favourite director, and I couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospect of being the guest for a Q&A event after the film. This will be my second visit to Hoylake. The first, just over two years ago, was packed to the point of standing room only, despite the awful weather conditions (heavy snow, blasted by a north-easterly gale). It was a full house, which is great credit to the cinemagoers, who clearly love the power of film and how it influences society and our lives, as well as a medium of entertainment. I am so looking forward to being re-acquainted with anyone who turned up at the first event, and also meeting those who would have liked to have attended had seats been available. Local cinemas like the one at Hoylake (showing mostly past classics and intriguing art house movies) are an essential part of every community’s world-related creative diversity.”
Hoylake Community Cinema spokesman, Julian Priest, said: “Ever since Dai agreed to be a Patron of the cinema he has shown an interest in everything we do and has been very supportive. It was during a conversation with him in 2013 that he revealed he was a great admirer of the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, and so it seemed logical to invite him to the screening of Rashomon. He was very impressed with our set-up, even more so when he realised that it is run entirely by volunteers.”
Rashomon is a riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice. It is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionised film language and introduced Japanese cinema ‒ and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune ‒ to the Western world. The film also gave rise to the term “the Rashomon effect”, i.e. contradictory interpretations of the same event by different people.
Tickets for Rashomon cost £5 and are available from gift shop Urbane, Market Street, Hoylake; Staacks, Banks Road, West Kirby; The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre; on the door on the night; and online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk. Doors open at 6.30 pm; the film starts at 7.30 pm. There is a licensed bar selling homemade snacks. The Parade Community Centre has full disabled access and is induction loop enabled for the hard of hearing. Early booking is essential for this film to avoid disappointment.