On Thursday April 21, 2016 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka presented an advanced screening of Louder Than Bombs, an emotionally delicate and complex drama surrounding love and loss starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn, and Amy Ryan. The film's director Joachim Trier flew over from Oslo to join us for the post-screening Q&A.

Photographs by Mark Cocksedge

On Friday March 11, 2016 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka presented an advanced screening of Speed Sisters, an award-winning documentary directed by Amber Fares. The post-screening Q&A was hosted by British television presented are race-car driver Rebecca Jackson, who was joined by the film's director Amber Fares and "speed sister" manager Maysoon Jayyusi.

Photographs by Giulia Barcaro 

 

On Thursday November 26th, 2015 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka hosted the UK Premiere of The Age of Love, an award-winning documentary directed by Steven Loring. New York-based Steven Loring joined the Bright Young Things Film Club in person for the evening and post-screening Q&A, alongside Amani Zardoe and Hatty Jones, who wrote, directed and starred in the short film The Silent Gangsters.

Photographs by Mark Cocksedge 

On Wednesday September 30th, 2015 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka presented a screening of Mat Kirkby's 2015 Oscar-winning short film The Phone Call and the award-winning documentary Art and Craft directed by Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker and Sam Cullman.

Photographs by Mark Cocksedge 

On Tuesday June 9th, 2015 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka hosted the UK Premiere of Guidance—written, starring and directed by Pat Mills.

David Gold, 36, a pathologically immature former child actor, has never been able to get over high school. Today, he was just diagnosed with skin cancer and got fired from the last acting gig he could get. 

Desperate for money and with nothing else to lose, he fakes his resume, and gets a job as a high school guidance counsellor. The students of Grusin High love him - it might be because he drinks and smokes with them. But this is just the beginning of his downward spiral. When he meets Jabrielle, a teenaged outcast who's just as screwed up as he is, he might learn that in the company of teenagers, sometimes you can go too far, especially when it comes to committing a ridiculous crime.

"Writer-director Pat Mills plays a self-destructive former child star
in this modest comedy delight." —Variety.com

Photographs by Mark Cocksedge 

On Thursday April 23rd, 2014 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka screened the 2013 SXSW Audience Award-winning documentary Maidentrip.

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone in Jillian Schlesinger's debut film.

"But this is no fight-to-the-finish quest to break a sports record or perilous struggle for survival against the elements. Instead, it is a high-seas chanty of a coming-of-age tale: a portrait of a once-giddy youngster who develops into a poised and determined woman over the course of 17 months as she charts her course not just on the water, but in life." —rogerebert.com

Photographs by Mark Cocksedge

On Wednesday October 8th, 2014 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka presented their fourth event of 2014 with the award-winning and New York Times critics choice film The Dog, directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren.

The film's subject, the late John Wojtowicz, was immoralised by Al Pacino in the Academy-Award-winning film Dog Day Afternoon (1975).

"Berg and Keraudren's film is driven by Wojtowicz himself, making for one of the most remarkable retellings of someone's life caught on camera in recent years" —Daniel Pratt, Exclaim

Photographs by Mark Cocksedge

 

On Wednesday June 11th, 2014 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka presented their third event of 2014 with the award-winning film uwantme2killhim? directed by Andrew Douglas.

"One-to-watch Jamie Blackley is the teen led to vandalism, then violence, by the relationships he makes online; Toby Regbo, his real-world co-conspirator."- Total Film 

Photographs by Gary Morrisroe

On Wednesday April 30th, 2014 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka presented their second event of 2014 with the award-winning film Sweet Dreams, directed by Rob and Lisa Fruchtman.

Photographs by Mark Cocksedge

On Thursday March 6, 2014 at The May Fair Hotel the Bright Young Things Film Club presented by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka held their debut event with the award-winning film Afternoon Delight, directed by Jill Soloway, who won best director for the film at Sundance 2013.

Photographs by Mark Cocksedge

On Wednesday June 26, 2013 The Bright Young Things Film Club hosted the sold-out UK Premiere of Andrew Napier's debut documentary Mary and Bill at The May Fair Hotel.

The event was covered by glamour.co.uk, theupcoming.co.uk and London Lecool

Pictures by Richard Wallwork