Love and Death Plus Ruby Anniversary Party

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1979: The birth, the start of it all! 40 years ago!

The film that I selected which began it all , shown on 20 September 1979 as the Film Society at the Chichester College of Technology, unwieldy named as the Chichester College Adult Education Film Society was Woody Allen’s ‘Love and Death’, and we are revisiting this film again 40 years on the same date, and celebrating this special occasion with a party after the screening. - Roger Gibson.

The film stars frequent co-star Diane Keaton opposite Woody Allen and it's my personal favourite among their collaborations. Allen himself is particular fun as the pacifist who becomes an accidental hero in the Russian army. The plot is a wonderful spoof of pretty much every work of classical Russian literature paired (including Dostoevsky and Tolstoy's ‘War and Peace’) with all the insecurities and angst of Allen's world.

There are a good few belly laughs about the obvious jokes and a lot more smiles about the more subtle references to history and literature, and an appropriate soundtrack with music by Prokofiev. Hugely entertaining and stands up very well today.

The film will be followed by a party in the Jubilee Hall - with drinks, nibbles and live music - to celebrate the beginning of 40 more years of Fabulous Film!

Thank you for your support.

Fri 20 Sep 18:45
Film at 18:45 - Party at 20:20

Tickets £15 (Friends £13.50)

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