Tarantino flick will be film club’s first topic

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Campbeltown Picture House (CPH) is set to host the first meeting of its newly established film club next week.

The movie to be discussed at the inaugural meeting is Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, rated 18.

The movie visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his long-time stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognise anymore.

The ninth film from writer-director Tarantino features a large ensemble cast and multiple story-lines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

Talking about the film club, Ellen Mainwood, CPH’s manager, said: ‘It will basically work like a book club…but for films.

‘We will pick a film, everyone will watch it whenever’s convenient for them then we will meet together to talk about it.

‘The discussion sessions will take place in the conference room at the cinema. We will have a few points to start us off and then just see where the conversation takes us.

‘It doesn’t matter if you loved or hated the film – differences of opinion will make for a richer discussion and don’t worry if you don’t think you have anything to say, come along and see how you get on. There’ll be free tea/coffee and biscuits and a friendly non-judgmental atmosphere.’

Helen Pickering, who came up with the idea for a film club in ‘a complete burst of inspiration’, said: ‘We want to get a good cross section of the community involved, but it will be mainly be aimed at adults because of the ratings of the movies.

‘My original idea was that we could all sit down and watch each film together and then discuss it afterwards, but it’s difficult for everybody to get to the cinema at the same time, so people can go whenever they want – then we will meet, sit down together and have a blether and discuss it.

‘It’s another way of getting people to go to the cinema – it is such a rich and fantastic place, it’s just great.’

The first meeting will be held in the cinema’s conference room on Wednesday, September 4, at 7pm. It is free and all are welcome.