11 May: The Greasy Strangler (US, GB, Jim Hosking, 2016) 18 cert. 93 min
Rescheduled screening! An audacious feature film debut by British filmmaker Jim Hosking. Similar in tone (and disgust level) to John Waters’ celebrated Pink Flamingos, Ronnie and his son Brayden compete for the love of the voluptuous Janet; meanwhile a grease-covered serial killer is stalking the bizarre residents. Laugh-out-loud funny, this film is an honest-to-goodness “instant cult classic”!
Seriously NSFW trailer!
25 May: Paterson (US, FR, DE, Jim Jarmusch, 2016) 15 cert. 118 min.
Beautifully realised American independent film about a New Jersey bus driver who notices the little details of daily life and tries to capture them in his poetry. It is a little early in his career to call Paterson a “career best” for actor Adam Driver, but his performance in this film is extraordinary in its subtly and nuance.
8 June: The Salesman/Forushande (IR, FR, Asghar Farhadi, 2016) 12 cert. 125 min.
Winner of 2016 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film! New film from the acclaimed director of A Separation (2011). During final rehearsals for a stage production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, one of the actresses is attacked (possibly raped) whilst showering in what should be the safety of her own apartment. Her husband takes it on himself to try and find the culprit while also wrestling with his guilt about not being home when the attack took place.
22 June: The Wailing/Goksung (KR, Hong-jin Na, 2016) 15 cert. 156 min
K-horror from acclaimed director Na (The Yellow Sea) about a mysterious illness in a small village which may be a supernatural curse spread by a Japanese recluse who lives in the mountains nearby. But in the 21st century, where do you find a shaman powerful enough to defeat this enemy?
Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH
Doors open at 19:15 for a 19:30 start
Tickets £5 on the door