Shirley Chisholm the Woman Who Ran for President

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 30 April 2024 > What's On

A new TV film shines the spotlight on a trailblazer in U.S. politics: Shirley Chisholm, the first African American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first, and only, woman to run for the Presidential nomination. Regina King plays “Fighting Shirley”, who faced, and faced up to, obstacles all through … Continue reading “Shirley Chisholm the Woman Who Ran for President”

Monkey Man: Indian Mythology Meets Action Movie

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 17 April 2024 > What's On

Monkey Man is a new departure for Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel: he co-wrote, directed and stars in the film inspired by Indian mythology and reality, which plays homage to the action movies he adores. The title and the film are inspired by the Hindu monkey-faced demigod Hanuman. The film does share themes with both … Continue reading “Monkey Man: Indian Mythology Meets Action Movie”

Your Money or Your Life!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 April 2024 > Shine Bright Collège Shine Bright Lycée What's On

Dick Turpin was a highway robber in early 18th-century England. Unlike Robin Hood, he didn’t rob the rich to give to the poor. But he became a legend thanks to early “tabloid media”: broadsheets and penny dreadfuls. A new TV series takes a humorous look at the historic criminal. Dick Turpin could be considered as … Continue reading “Your Money or Your Life!”

Quais du Polar Lyon is 20

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 April 2024 > What's On

Lyon’s Quais du Polar festival is celebrating its 20th edition from 5 to 7 April. It has grown and grown and this year will welcome 135 authors from 15 countries. As far as the Anglophone contingent is concerned, you will no doubt recognise some stars like John Grisham and his legal mysteries; Donna Leon, specialised … Continue reading “Quais du Polar Lyon is 20”

Romeo and Juliet Without Words

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 19 March 2024 > Shine Bright Lycée What's On

British choreographer Matthew Bourne and his company New Adventures pride themselves in finding new ways of “telling stories without words”. In Romeo and Juliet, Bourne has taken one of the best-known words in the English language and transformed the familiar story in a reinvention which plays on the dystopian elements of the original script. Bourne … Continue reading “Romeo and Juliet Without Words”

Rumours, Rumours

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 12 March 2024 > What's On

Definitely not one to show your pupils! Wicked Little Letters is a delicious comedy with Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley,  set in a 1920s English seaside town, where the population starts receiving defamatory letters full of profanities. An Irish migrant with a good stock of swear words in her vocabulary, Rose Gooding is accused of … Continue reading “Rumours, Rumours”

And the Oscar Goes to

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 11 March 2024 > What's On

2023 was the year “Barbenheimer” revived cinema attendance around the world. But despite leading the box office, Barbie received only one Oscar, for best song, while Oppenheimer dominated this years Awards, taking home seven statuettes. Oppenheimer took best picture, best director for Christopher Nolan, and best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr. (amazingly his first … Continue reading “And the Oscar Goes to”