Union Films: What’s Coming Up This Week (03/03/2014)


It just keeps getting better and better. Last week played with a range of our emotions. We learnt the truth behind the arrival of the much loved Mary Poppins, the secret obsession of heart throb Joseph Gordon Levitt, the brutal truth behind an arranged marriage to someone old enough to be your grandfather, oh and not forgetting the wonderful round up to the week with Frozen in 2D and 3D that was sure to bring out your inner child.

This week it’s set to happen all over again as we bring to you a variety of genres ranging from Thriller The Family to yet another marvelous Audience Choice; a cartoon animation chosen by none other than yourselves.

the family

Tuesday 4th March at 7pm: The Family

Winners; RobeFrom Director Luc Besson and Academy Award Winners; Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfieffer and Tommy Lee Jones, this is set to be a good’un. The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

Wednesday 5th March at 7:30pm: The Big City

Our film in partnership with Phoenix this week is The Big City. After getting a job as a salesperson, life at home changes forever for a housewife from a middle-class, conservative family in Calcutta. Although this nontraditional move favors unpopular for in-laws who start a “cold war” of silence and disapproval. However when her husband loses his job, her employment is crucial when it comes to supporting her family.

Thursday 6th March at 7pm: The Simpsons Movie, Audience Choice (FREE)

I am sure you’ve all been dying to find out the result of our next Audience Choice, I know I have! This time round we had three cartoon classics battling it out to win your vote; Chicken Run, Mary and Max, The Simpsons Movie.

The winner with 160 votes was The Simpsons Movie. This is going to be a FREE screening on the 6th March at 7pm.

the hobbit

Saturday 8th March at 7pm (3D) and Sunday 9th March at 8pm (2D) : The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

After what seems like forever, the second part of The Hobbit is finally here! After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Bilbo Baggins with the aid of Thorin and company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest. Of course, this isn’t the only dangerous task that they will have to face. But, where has Gandalf gone off to? And what is his secret business with the south?

Sunday 9th March at 5pm: Nebraska

Nebraska is the tale of an aging, booze-addled father, who makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. A father and son road trip gets waylaid at a small town in central Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it’s ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn’t understand.

Coming soon:

We are excited to announce that on the 21st March there will be yet another awesome movie marathon for you all to sink your teeth into. Following the success of The Cornetto Trilogy and our more recent Day of Disney, we are excited to announce that we will be screening an Indiana Jones Trilogy! Keep your eyes peeled as tickets go on sale real soon!

And remember, as always, make sure you keep up to date with all things Union Films right here, on our website, or on Facebook and Twitter.


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Union Films is your student cinema right at the heart of Highfield Campus. We show a wide range of films for only £3 as well as the best in 3D for only £4. Our 300 seat cinema is located on Level 3 of Building 42, right in the centre of SUSU. Ever wanted to get involved? All of us are volunteers, from the projectionists to the refreshments staff, design team to the people writing our articles! Get involved now at our website: unionfilms.org.

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