Corrie Film Club
Please note that, due to a clash with the McLellan Festival, the date of this film has changed to Sunday September 17th.
The film on
10th 17th September is American Honey (2016, UK, directed by Andrea Arnold, 150 mins, Cert 15).
Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a travelling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she crisscrosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. Stunningly filmed by this award winning British director, the film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize.
Andrea Arnold “street cast” by searching beaches, streets, and approaching drunk teenagers. Arnold discovered Sasha Lane while she was on spring break with her friends; Lane decided to audition for the film and was cast in the lead role. The remainder of the cast were found in parking lots, construction sites, streets, and state fairs.
One movie critic described American Honey as “A road movie without a map that nonetheless arrives at a worthwhile destination,” and continued “The film works best as a poignant character study, observing Star as she settles into her independence and figures out who she wants to be, framed by a vast physical landscape that stretches socioeconomically from privileged wealth to squalid poverty. There’s a wonderful intimacy in the way Arnold examines young women in her films.”
Corrie and Sannox Village Hall, 8pm on Sunday
10th 17th September, everyone welcome.