It was the last film of the season, and while the film, Love is Strange, didn’t set the audience alight, the majority said they thought the film, and their experience of it, ‘good’. A couple of people said it wasn’t what they expected, and yes, the trailer had managed to pack in all the few jokey light-hearted bits of the film plus a number of snazzy New York views. I hate trailers, because they either give the entire plot away or they put in every little funny bit (or, with some films, all the violent bits) into the one minute – so very deceptive.
But I had said it’s about homelessness, and how people cope when you say light-heartedly ‘oh do stay with us’ and then the reality of sharing your living space kicks in. For me it was a well-observed beautifully acted depiction of an elderly gay couple (played brilliantly by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow) who lose their home, because the one wage-earner loses his job, and how they cope with this. It wasn’t an in-your-face film but personally I thought the film subtle and delightful. Still, it got 71% rating, so that’s ‘good’!
And for those of you who think I only wear black here’s what I wore on the night.
These are hot nights for the UK, as in it’s a bit warm (!) so I allowed myself to wear bare feet but I still wore leggings. The top was bought in a charity shop years ago and the skirt is a recent acquisition at £3.99 in my local charity shop. I love the short frothy feel to it.
We start the next season in October so Mr Frugalfashionshopper and me are having a well-earned rest from the film society, but, guess what, we’ve (as in not just us, but a large group including some from our audience) already chosen next season’s films – so watch this space. And if you live nearby (in East Sussex) we have people travelling quite a way to come to our films – why not give it a go one month? You may well have a good time – hope to see you there in October!
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper