La La Land ~ 28th May 2017
Sunday 28th May at 7.00 p.m.
Admission: £3.50 ~ all seats unreserved. Doors open 30 min before screening.
Certificate PG ~ 128 minutes.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Stuck in traffic on a Los Angeles highway (“Another Day of Sun”), Mia, an aspiring actress, has a moment of road rage with Sebastian, a struggling jazz pianist. Her subsequent audition goes poorly. That night, Mia’s roommates take her to a lavish party in the Holhttp://www.parboldpicturehouse.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=1728&action=editlywood Hills (“Someone in the Crowd”). She walks home after her car is towed.
During a gig at a restaurant, Sebastian slips into a passionate jazz improvisation despite warnings from the owner to stick to the setlist. Mia overhears the music as she passes by (“Mia and Sebastian’s Theme”). Moved, she enters the restaurant, but Sebastian is fired. As he storms out, Mia attempts to compliment him, but he brushes her off.
Months later, Mia runs into Sebastian at a party where he plays in a 1980s pop cover band; she teases him by requesting “I Ran (So Far Away)”, a song he considers an insult for “a serious musician”. After the gig, the two walk to their cars, lamenting each other’s company despite the chemistry between them (“A Lovely Night”).
Doors open 30 min. before screenings for Front Row and Sunday cinema.
Ricks Café is open for tea, coffee and refreshments on Sundays for 30 min. prior to screenings.