The Bright Young Things Film Club is launching a summer screening series at Embassy Gardens.
We will be holding our signature film screenings every Thursday evening in July. Tickets are complimentary and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. There are only 25 tickets per event so be sure to secure your place quickly. And we will be maintaining a wait list, so if you are not able to secure a ticket via Eventbrite please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on that list.
The Maureen O'Hara Cinema
Embassy Gardens Ambassador Building (off Ponton Road)
London, SW8 5DN
Thursday July 7th: Adult Life Skills (Q&A with writer/director Rachel Tunnard and producer Michael Berliner)
Thursday July 14th: Mahout The Great Elephant Walk (Q&A with directors Jack Wylson and James Dartnall)
Thursday July 21st: Disorder (Q&A with writer/director Oscar-nominated Alice Winocour)
Thursday July 28th: Cartel Land (Q&A with Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated director Matt Heineman)
SECURE YOUR ATTENDANCE HERE
THE MAUREEN O'HARA CINEMA, EMBASSY GARDENS AMBASSADOR BUILDING
THURSDAY JULY 7th
FILM: ADULT LIFE SKILLS
The debut film by writer/director Rachel Tunnard, Adult Life Skills stars Jodie Whittaker as Anna, a woman approaching 30 who specialises in lo-fi films featuring talking fingers, and lives in a shed at the end of her mother’s garden. When her school friend comes to visit, Anna's self-imposed isolation becomes impossible to maintain. Soon she is entangled with a troubled eight-year-old boy obsessed with Westerns, and the local estate agent whose awkward interpersonal skills continually undermine his attempts to seduce her. Based on a Bafta-nominated short, Adult Life Skills won the Nora Ephron prize for comedy at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
POST-SCREENING Q&A: Writer/director Rachel Tunnard and producer Michael Berliner
THURSDAY JULY 14th
FILM: MAHOUT: THE GREAT ELEPHANT WALK
On this epic journey, we get a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of the mahouts, experiencing first-hand the extraordinary relationship between man and elephant. Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk follows the story of ex-London city worker, now eco-lodge owner Tim Edwards, who needs to relocate four elephants and their mahouts between two national parks in southern Nepal. But walking some of the largest land animals in existence across one of the most densely populated regions on Earth is no simple task. The expedition must overcome teeming cities, searing heat, monsoon rains and untamed jungle. This documentary film is narrated by Stephen Fry.
POST-SCREENING Q&A: Directors Jack Wylson and James Dartnall
THURSDAY JULY 21st
Vincent (Matthias Schoenaert), a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan, is suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. He is hired to ensure the security of Jessie (Diane Kruger), the wife of a rich Lebanese businessman at their luxurious villa. As he starts experiencing a strange fascination for the woman he has to protect, Vincent increasingly seems to fall into paranoia. But what if he is right, and the danger is very real indeed.
POST-SCREENING Q&A: Oscar-nominated writer/director Alice Winocour
THURSDAY JULY 28th
FILM: CARTEL LAND
With unprecedented access, Cartel Land is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy—the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as "El Doctor," leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent Knights Templar drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Altar Valley—a narrow, 52-mile-long desert corridor.
POST-SCREENING Q&A: BAFTA- and Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman
BYT Film events are for guests 18 years of age and older. The dress code for each event is business casual.
Please also note, we will be taking photographs of guests at the event and sharing them on our website and with our sponsors and the press.