Directed by: Lloyd Bacon, USA, 1933, 1h 29mins, certificate U
Made in the twilight of the Pre-Code years, the film opens in the mire of the Great Depression: famous director Julien Marsh (Warner Baxter) has been left destitute by the crash, and he plainly yearns for one final hit not to go out on top, but to go out eating something other than cat food. The grueling audition and rehearsal process he sets up speaks less to his perfectionism than the simple fact that in this climate, nothing less than a massive success will land a director future funding.
Doors will be open from 10am, the film will start at 11am.
Memory Matinees screenings are designed to be inclusive to those living with dementia as well as family members and carers. The project is rooted in the idea that a trip to the cinema is a powerful way for people to reconnect with memories.
Everyone is welcome to attend these events and tickets are free. Lights will be left on low throughout the film and the sound level will be slightly lower than normal. Staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout but please note pastoral care is not provided and a friend, family member or carer must also attend.