Film

La La Land + live orchestra

By carly heath, Wednesday Feb 1, 2017

Director
Damien Chazelle
Certificate
12A
Running Time
128 mins

If you yearn for the golden age of the musical romcom, you’ll need no encouragement to hoof a path to Damien Chazelle‘s follow-up to Whiplash, which bagged six Oscars, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Placing the accent firmly on the music, the Colston Hall’s screening will be accompanied by a 55-piece orchestra.

The story is pure showbiz cheese. Emma Stone plays an LA waitress and aspiring actress. Ryan Gosling is cast as a dedicated jazz musician who scratches a living in seedy dives. Cue: the star-crossed lovers’ meet-cute, romance, success and subsequent relationship trauma. The film’s many champions point to its imaginative set-pieces, toe-tapping songs and complete lack of cynicism. Chazelle certainly knows his stuff: while many a classic Hollywood musical is referenced, the chief influence seems to be French director Jacques Demy’s homages to those films: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort. Go here for our full review. Tickets for this screening are available here.

Screenings

  • Colston Hall

    September 22, 2017

    • 7:30 pm

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