Our fortnightly online cinema club 'No Ticket Required' has
been running since April 2020. It seeks out the interesting nuggets, forgotten
gems (and maybe a few more recent box office smashes too) and gives you the
chance to go deeper into film with our resident cinephile Jon Davies, often
joined by an expert guest speaker.
Jon will introduce the film and director, and lead an
informal discussion via Zoom: feel free to join in, or just listen in. All are
FILM CHOICE FOR
MONDAY 8 MARCH
Lovers Rock tells a fictional story of young love at a blues
party in 1980. The film is an ode to the romantic reggae genre called lovers
rock, and to the black youth who found freedom and love in its sound at London
house parties, at a time when they were unwelcome in white nightclubs.
WATCH Lovers Rock on BBC iPlayer for free here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000prjp/small-axe-series-1-lovers-rock
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL
NOT BE SHOWING THE FILM AT THE DISCUSSION, SO YOU NEED TO WATCH IT BEFOREHAND.
About Jon Davies
Jon Davies has been presenting Watermans' popular French
cinema club French Impressions for over 20 years, he's Tutor in Current Film
and Cinema at Morley College and an Associate of the British Film Institute,
appointed in 1993. In No Ticket Required he lends his expert insight and
relaxed conversational style to cinema from across the spectrum and invites you
to take part.
How No Ticket
Discussions take place on fortnightly Mondays at 8pm. By the
Thursday prior, Watermans will release a short video from Jon Davies
introducing the film. It can be watched on Watermans' website or YouTube. Jon
will give a bit of background to the week's film and ask some questions to get
you thinking. Watch Jon's video by clicking 'Play Trailer' above.
You'll then have until Monday to watch the film at home on
an easily-accessible streaming platform such as Curzon Home Cinema or BBC
iPlayer and to book your space on the video call.
On Monday at 8pm, we'll get together on via video calling
platform Zoom for a short presentation from Jon and a chance to discuss the
film... as well as vote on what the next week's film should be.
Don't worry if you're no Zoom expert: it's very simple. We
will send you a link by 5pm on the day of the event, and our friendly box
office team will be available from 7.30pm to help you get online if you have
any problem at all. Please note you only need to book one ticket per screen,
even if more of you are joining on that screen.