Screening of Al’s Lads (15)
Friday 14 September
Doors open at 6:30 pm, the film starts at 7:30 pm
At The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake
Licensed bar; Q&A session with screenwriter Marc Gee after the film
Tickets cost £5, available online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk
or on the door on the night
A project to encourage local filmmakers will launch on Friday 14 September with the screening by Hoylake Community Cinema of Al’s Lads at The Parade, Hoylake Community Centre.
The film, scripted by local writer Marc Gee (pictured), is set in 1927 and stars celebrated Liverpool actor Ricky Tomlinson (Brookside, Cracker, Royle Family), along with Marc Warren (Hustle, The Vice), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) and Stephen Lord (East Enders, Casualty, Shameless). Al’s Lads tells the story of three Liverpool lads who work as lowly waiters on a luxury cruise ship. The men hope to get enough money together to jump ship in New York and start a new life in America. However, things go wrong when they move to Chicago and get involved with Al Capone and his gang and they end up working as lackeys. They finally get back to Liverpool but only after stealing all Capone’s money from his vault!
Mark Howard, spokesperson for Hoylake Community Cinema, said “Hoylake Community Cinema is now a proven success, and so we would like to widen our remit and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds from across the northwest: film makers, screenwriters, actors, and animators, to show their own work. Screenings will be introduced by Producers, Directors and other involved in the process. I would urge anyone who aspires to work in the film industry to come along to this screening, meet screenwriter Marc Gee, ask questions, and get involved. We hope the Premiere Talent series will be the start of something big.”
Tickets for Al’s Lads cost £5 and are available online at www.hoylakecommunitycinema.co.uk or on the door on the night. Doors open at 6.30 pm; the film starts at 7.30 pm. There is a licensed bar. Hoylake Community Centre has full disabled access and is induction loop enabled for the hard of hearing.