Who can imagine more natural bedfellows than a comfy sofa, a classic cult film and a glass of something boozy? Well we can’t and that’s why we are drawing your attention to this great new series at the Roxy Bar & Screen. Filmbar70 will be taking over the speakeasy style back room at The Roxy to win you over to their way of thinking: that the 70’s was the golden era of British filmmaking. You may well scoff (as most critics do) at this genre-laden period but these guys know their stuff and with the screening of the original And Soon the Darkness alongside a top ten countdown of their favourite Brit Thrills of the 70s to look forward too, they will be sure to prove just that.
The film follows two nurses who embark on a holiday around southern France. Unprepared for the monotony of the trip, tensions run high until they take the fateful decision to separate (cue screams of “no!” at the screen). But yes, there is much more than meets the eye in this eerie, isolated landscape – a series of unexplained abductions of young women (naturally!). It’s a film full of the kind of suspense Hitchcock would be proud of.
The Filmbar70 people plan to make a night of it so DJ Eldiabolik– a specialist in psychotronic soundtracks- will be on hand to create the party atmosphere later in the evening. So get ready to dust down the flares and feel a little bit patriotic about a much forgotten period of British filmmaking. (Words: Laura Thornley)
Filmbar70 presents And Soon the Darkness on May 17th. For more info, visit www.roxybarandscreen.com