BLUE JASMINE (12A)
“Woody has snapped to wakefulness, his comic and dramatic synapses firing off with an old ease that’s deeply gratifying. [H]is best in about two decades.”
The Daily Telegraph
“It is pure movie-going pleasure.”
“Want to see great acting, from comic to tragic and every electrifying stop in between? See Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine.”
Rolling Stone Magazine
It’s generally agreed that in the last twenty years Woody Allen has rarely hit the artistic and commercial heights of his better known works from the 1970s and 80s. But critics are calling Blue Jasmine the director’s best work in years. Cate Blanchett, as the eponymous heroine, was hotly tipped for Oscar glory and sure enough she lifted the famous statuette at this year’s ceremony.
As we noted when announcing our Spring programme, this story of a deluded socialite brought low by her husband’s misdemeanours wrings every ounce of comedy and tragedy from Jasmine’s plight. It is a well-regarded example of grown-up filmmaking and a welcome return to form from one of cinema’s greatest comic talents.
Tickets are now available. Call 01446 781 144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a couple of local events for the diary:
TOP DRAWER JUMBLE SALE
Saturday 5 April 2014, 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Llancarfan Ladies Tuesday Club is hosting this jumble sale in aid of local charities including the Air Ambulance.
If you’d like to donate items (good quality clothes, books, toys, plants, household, bric-a-brac, jewellery and items for the raffle) please take them to the Village Hall on 4 April between 6.30pm and 8.00pm or the morning of 5 April between 9.30am and 11.00am.
LLANCARFAN SOCIETY GUEST SPEAKER & AGM:
WORLD RECORD POLAR ADVENTURER MARIA LEIJERSTAM
Tuesday 6 May 2014, 7.30pm
“On the 27th December 2013, Maria Leijerstam became the first person in the world to cycle from the edge of the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. She also set the new World Record for the fastest human powered coast to pole traverse, completing her journey in 10 days, 14hrs and 56 minutes.” Whiteicecycle.com
We have the extraordinary good fortune to welcome Maria to the village and learn about her epic world record journey. The event is free and open to all. At Maria’s request, money collected on the night will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for yesterday’s performance of Philomena. It was a popular event starring two much loved actors, and a wonderful example of intelligent, and affecting, British filmmaking.
We also got to enjoy a short film about talented local author and illustrator Emma Levey, which you can catch here on the BBC web site. Our thanks to Ben and Ian Fell for making the screening possible.
And finally, this event provided the first opportunity to test the Village Hall’s newly installed hearing aid induction loop. All future screenings will use the system, kindly supplied by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, making our performances fully accessible to users of suitable hearing aids (those with a ‘T’ telecoil setting).
Tickets are no longer available for next week’s performance of ‘Philomena’. Please contact us if you’d like to be added to the waiting list. Tickets that become available through cancellation will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.