The Bigger Picture

Our monthly programme strand in which a key film is presented with an introduction from a guest in the context of a notional film canon.

FEBRUARY 2017’s Bigger Picture choice is Douglas Sirk’s Magnificent Obsession – you can find more information and book tickets here.

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PREVIOUS BIGGER PICTURE SELECTIONS:

April 2015 – Stalker (1979), dir: Andrei Tarkovsky, chosen by Donald Clarke

May 2015 – Persona (1966), dir: Ingmar Bergman, chosen by Lenny Abrahamson

June 2015 – Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), dir: Béla Tarr, chosen by Mark O’Halloran

July 2015 – The Tin Drum (1979), dir: Volker Schlöndorff, chosen by Neasa Hardiman

August 2015 – The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), dir: Carl Dreyer, chosen by Tony Tracy

September 2015 – The Cranes are Flying (1957), dir: Mikhail Kalatozov, chosen by Douglas Smith

October 2015 – Throne of Blood (1957), dir: Akira Kurosawa, chosen by Derek O’Connor

November 2015 – The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), dir: Luis Buñuel, chosen by David O’Mahony

January 2016 – Alien (1979), dir: Ridley Scott, chosen by Harvey O’Brien

February 2016 – The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), dir: Victor Erice, chosen by Michael Doherty

March 2016 – Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), dir: Robert Hamer, chosen by Kevin Coyne

April 2016 – Metropolis (1926), dir: Fritz Lang, chosen by Lynn Scarff

May 2016 – Roger and Me (1989), dir: Michael Moore, chosen by Donald Taylor Black

June 2016 – Desert Hearts (1985), dir: Donna Deitch, chosen by Una Mullally

July 2016 – Tokyo Story (1953), dir: Yasujirô Ozu, chosen by Paul Lynch

August 2016 – Blazing Saddles (1974), dir: Mel Brooks, chosen by Tara Flynn

September 2016 – Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), dir: James Foley, chosen by Annmarie Gray

October 2016 – Network (1976), dir: Sidney Lumet, chosen by Bryan Dobson

November 2016 – Sullivan’s Travels (1941), dir: Preston Sturges, chosen by Anna Taylor

January 2017 – Shadows (1959), dir: John Cassavetes, chosen by Zélie Asava

February 2017 – Magnificent Obsession (1954), dir: Douglas Sirk, chosen by Steven Benedict

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    Although only a modest success when first released, Singin’ in the Rain has become one of the most enduring and beloved of musicals. The film is set in the late 1920s, when stars Don (Gene Kelly) and leading lady Lina... Read More

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