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15 May: Cannes Not – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
26 May: Modern Times



May: Cannes Not

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy 1964)

Thursday 15 May, Doors 7pm
The Montgomery Studio, Surrey Street, S1 2LG (please note: disabled access is not available)

£6* Advance (*inc admin fee)
£7 on the door

The feature will be preceded by the awarding of the prestigious Golden Tea Leaf award for the best short film we’ve found.
Feature running time 91 minutes.
Cert U.

If you can’t go to Cannes, you can come to Cannes Not!

Please note the change from the originally advertised film Day For Night.

A bittersweet tale of lost love, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg portrays ordinary lives dramatised through music. Catherine Deneuve is enchanting as an umbrella shopkeeper’s teenage daughter left pregnant by her mechanic boyfriend (who’s gone to do his military service in the Algerian war) and forced by her mother to marry a rich jeweller. It’s a sung-through musical with no conventionally spoken dialogue, and won the top award at Cannes the year it was released.

There’ll be a cocktail bar. Wear your best red carpet outfit and watch out for paparazzi.

PLUS we want your shorts!

Who needs the Palme D’Or when you could win the Golden Tea Leaf award for best film? We are looking for films of up to 12 minutes on any subject, preferably made within the last 18 months. Please send links or email us for more info to:

Deadline for submissions Wednesday 30th April. All entries will appear on our Vimeo channel and sponsors Yorkshire Tea will feature the winning film on their website.



May: Charlie Chaplin Festival

Modern Times (Chaplin 1936)

Bank holiday Monday 26 May, Doors 1.30pm, film starts at 2pm
Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Alma Street, S3 8RY

advance (plus £1 booking fee)
or on the door

The feature will be preceded by a Chaplin short film projected on 16mm. The event will finish no later than 4pm.

“Smile though your heart is aching. Smile even though it’s breaking. When there are clouds in the sky you’ll get by.”

Within the remnants of Sheffield’s industrial heritage follow Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Tramp’ as a factory worker trying to adjust to life in an industrial society.

The magnificent movie classic ‘Modern Times’ is a biting but darkly funny portrait of depression era America and the dehumanising effects of industrialisation. Watch the Tramp as he is repeatedly fired, arrested, branded as a communist agitator and pursued as a fugitive, all in an attempt to hold a steady job and win the heart of a beautiful young girl.

Featuring the debut of the popular song ‘Smile’ (for which Chaplin composed the melody, ‘Modern Times’ marks Chaplin’s farewell to the silent cinema and the final screen appearance of the character that made him famous.