Union Films: What’s Coming Up This Week (24/11/14 – 30/11/14)


Welcome back to the weekly film and cinema update from Union Films! Last week we joined Dracula on his new adventure to save his lands in Dracula Untold and explored the purpose of love and war in The Phoenix’s showing of A Farewell to Arms. Of course, besides these two films, we also had the long anticipated première of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I with a total of SIX screenings! It was great seeing so many of you and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

What is even better news is that it is not over yet! Read on to find out more…

Also, don’t forget that every Monday at 7 on Surge Radio you can learn more about our line-up and enjoy great music, fabulous hosts and awesome competitions to win FREE tickets.

  begin_againBegin Again, Tuesday 25th November at 7.00pm

We start off the week at Union Films with Begin Again – a romantic tale, written and directed by John Carney.

Gretta (Keira Knightley) is a young singer and songwriter who manages to secure a deal with a major label. When her college sweetheart bails and things go down for her, she finds herself alone in New York City. Soon her talent is discovered by a disgraced music executive, Dan (Mark Ruffalo) and their professional connection blooms… and maybe develops into something more.

nullThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I, Tuesday 25th November at 9.00pm

The worldwide success trilogy showing at Union Films – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I – continues this week with SEVEN screenings, the first one being on Tuesday and the last one for the week on Sunday. To see all screenings we have or buy tickets, visit this page.

Katniss has destroyed the Hunger Games from the inside, becoming a symbol of resistance – the Mockingjay. However, the Capitol is desperate to crush this rebellion completely and to end those inciting it. Can Katniss and the survivors of District 12 succeed where so many have failed?

 the-selfish-giantThe Selfish Giant, Wednesday 26th November at 7.30pm

The week continues with The Selfish Giant, a film by Clio Bernard, inspired from the same name short story by Oscar Wilde.

Two 13-year olds, Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas), outsiders in their school, meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrap dealer. Armed with a horse and a cart, the boys add colour to their lives by collecting scrap for Kitten. Soon however, tensions start to build up that lead to a tragic event that changes everybody for good. The film is set in the UK.

The Riot Club, Sunday 30th November at 5.00pmthe-riot-club

The Riot Club is a film, depicting a community of students in the University of Oxford, aristocratic by family connections only, the activities of which are filthy, rotten and demonstrate the belief that money does buy anything.

Alistair and Miles are two freshers in Oxford, complete opposites of each other, where the only connection between them is that they both join the Riot Club – a student body, condemned by most University establishments. As the Club meets up, its corruption reveals itself more and more to the more down-to-Earth boy, Miles. Will he be able to hold his life together despite his affiliation?

Don’t forget you can buy tickets for all of our films at www.unionfilms.org/boxoffice right now! Catch up with latest from your student cinema at our website www.unionfilms.org, or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Want to get involved with the action? Union Films is entirely volunteer run and it’s really easy to get involved today. Simply visit our website for the details.


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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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