Shakespeare on a Table

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 October 2018 > What's On

Shakespeare may be known for his soliloquies, but it’s quite a challenge to present each of the Bard’s plays with one single actor plus a selection of household objects. Table Top Shakespeare is being performed as part of Paris’s Festival d’automne. We’ve all done it. You’re telling a story at the dinner table and feel … Continue reading “Shakespeare on a Table”

Basquiat by Vuitton

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 12 October 2018 > What's On

Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the most remarkable American painters of his generation is the subject of an exhibition at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, from October 3, 2018 to January 14, 2019. From 1980 to 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat managed to impose his underground style in the streets of New York, a city where hip-hop, graffiti and … Continue reading “Basquiat by Vuitton”

Filming “First Man”

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 16 October 2018 > What's On

How do you make a biopic about one of the most famous men of the twentieth century but who was famously private and discreet? There can be few people on the planet who don’t know who Neil Armstrong was, or rather what he did. But do many of us even know what the astronaut looked … Continue reading “Filming “First Man””

Brothers Out-laws…

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 08 October 2018 > What's On

Well known for slow-burn, humanistic character study films, who would have thought that for his English-language debut, Jacques Audiard would have chosen one of the most characteristically American of genres, the Western? Adapted by Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain from Patrick deWitt’s 2011 novel, The Sisters Brothers reinvents the Western in a sensitive story about … Continue reading “Brothers Out-laws…”

Science-Fiction in Nantes

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 October 2018 > What's On

The Utopiales festival in Nantes is dedicated to science-fiction in all its forms. You can sign up your classes for the special schools day. The 19th edition of Utopiales will be taking place from 31 October to 5 November (or Halloween to Guy Fawkes!) Since that is mostly in the school holidays, Monday 5 November … Continue reading “Science-Fiction in Nantes”

Born Again

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A Star is Born stars Bradley Cooper and music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major film. Cooper makes his directorial debut with this third remake of a classic Tinseltown story. In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper (“Very Bad Trip “, “Happiness Therapy”, “American Sniper”, “American … Continue reading “Born Again”

Haunted House for Halloween

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 September 2018 > What's On

The House with a Clock in its Walls is the new film adaptation of a well-loved American children’s book. With witches, warlocks, ghosts and a haunted house, it’s perfectly themed for Halloween. In classic children’s-fiction style, the hero of The House with a Clock in its Walls and the 11 books that followed is an … Continue reading “Haunted House for Halloween”

Dinard Celebrates British Films

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 21 September 2018 > What's On

The Dinard Festival will once again be presenting the cream of British film production from 26 to 30 September, both films in competition and a plethora of first-look screenings at films that won’t been on general release till later in the year. This year’s jury, presided by actor Monica Belluci, will be judging six films … Continue reading “Dinard Celebrates British Films”