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Doynton Big Screen

After saying we'd have 2019 off Doynton Big Screen is making a surprise return this month. On Saturday 16th Feb there will be a showing of the brilliant American Animals.

This is a heart-pounding heist movie and a bantering conversation between real life and fiction.

The setting is Lexington, Kentucky, 2004. Two disillusioned students at Transylvania University, Spencer Reinhard and his childhood friend Warren Lipka hatch a plan to steal rare books from the college library. In addition to the actors playing Spencer and Warren, and their two co-conspirators Eric and Chas, the film also deftly juggles interviews with the real members of what must surely be one of the most clueless criminal gangs in history. Here we have a group of movie nerds who prepare by watching Tarantino films and come to believe that the heist is the inciting incident needed to kickstart their own unexceptional lives.

Supremely watchable and surprisingly poignant, American Animals takes its bumbling, hapless frat-rejects and places them in a tightly plotted high-stakes thriller.

Click here to see the trailer and here to see the 5 star Guardian review.

As always there will be a pay bar and we'll be serving a delicious three course meal, entry is £7 a head. To book a table and to ensure a ticket please call me on 0117 9372084 / 07870543730  or email on nfryer6@googlemail.com .

Doors open at 7.15pm on Saturday 16th Feb and the film starts at 8pm.

This screening has been arranged to help support the Norbulingka Institute, founded in 1995 at Sidhpur, near Dharamshala, India. It is dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan culture in its literary and artistic forms.

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Below are posters from some of the great films shown in Doynton over the last few years.

 


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