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The French Dispatch (15) Open Air Cinema at Tinside Lido
IMPORTANT - CHANGE TO FILM START TIME
Evenings are very sunny and cloudless this week so it is much lighter much later than expected. We ran a screen test on Thursday and light levels were still too high at 8.45pm to see the picture on the screen. To ensure optimal viewing experience, the film will now start at around 9.15pm. Doors will still open at 7.15pm.
Dir. Wes Anderson, US, 2021, 104 mins.
Cast. Frances McDormand, Timothy Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray.
Wes Anderson’s delightful, star-studded homage to journalism and literary magazines is a feast for the eyes and a whip-smart comic delight. The French Dispatch, a high-brow magazine based in the imagined Gallic town of Blasé-sur-Ennui, has reached its end. Its founder (Murray) has died, and his staff reflect nostalgically on the publication’s halcyon days, when the writers were as celebrated as the subjects they covered. Anderson is at the top of his game with this dazzling, breathlessly inventive and irrepressibly witty tribute to the New Yorker magazine and its writers. Along with his trademark shooting style – exquisitely-conceived symmetrical compositions – there’s deft use of aspect ratio and seamless monochrome-to-colour shifts. All in all, it’s an absolute treat.
Venue: Tinside Lido, Hoe Rd, Plymouth PL1 3DE
- Advance booking: £14 Full Price | £12 Concession (Under 25, Students, Unwaged, Over 60) | £10 Child (under 12). PAC Friends 10% off Full Price (£12.60) or Concession (£10.80) (discounts only available for advanced booking; membership complimentary tickets not eligible)
- On the door: £15 Full Price | £10 Child Under 12 (no concessions or discounts)