University of the Third Age in Brent

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Films at the Lexi group of Brent U3A

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Lexi Cinema logo.
A monthly film screening followed by discussion

The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road London NW10 3JU.

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Buses 6, 52, 187, 302; Kensal Rise Overground station.

On the last Wednesday of each month at 1.30 pm.

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Cold War

Hi all,
I know Cold War is on release now, but I hope you will hang fire and see it at the Lexi on the 26th. It's in Polish so there will be subtitles.
Its director Pawel Pawlikowski (not easy to say even when sober) has crafted an epic romance and pinned it, like a gossamer spider web, across the realities and politics of Cold War-Europe. Spanning decades and nations, it meshes the personal with the political, the individual with the universal.
All with a strong soundtrack of music from the 50s onwards.
Said to be inspired by his parents' passionate but doomed love affair, the film roams from the Polish countryside to the jazz clubs of Paris and back again. And it is shot in black and white, which we all know is shorthand for art house. (If anyone missed his Ida, that won the Oscar for best foreign film 2015, I recommend it). Mr Pawlikowski won this year's Best Director at Cannes as well.
Pawel is a bit obsessed with his star, Joanna Kulig, who also sang in Ida. Is she as talented a singer as Pawel thinks she is? I'm not sure, but she sure can mesmerise on screen and easily acts the entire spectrum between ingenue to smoky seductress.
In short, it is very very tempting, especially as the music, such a big part of the film, will appeal to a lot of us.
Let's see what the fuss is about!

More at the the Lexi website.
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Wednesday 24 October 2018

While I'm here, I want to let you know that October's pick has been settled as part of the Lexi's 10th anniversary celebrations. It will be the sublime, the most excellent, and time-proof gem that is A Matter of Life and Death. You will recognise every face in it. There will be tea and cake and a bit of a party atmosphere. ... and yes, it will be subtitled!
More at the the Lexi website.
Hope to see you all soon.

Frances Lass

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