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LA LA LAND (2017) - A History of the American Musical + Short Film

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"Open-hearted gushy romanticism in CinemaScope. What's not to love?”- Little White Lies

Our final film in our American movie musical celebration - the multiple Oscar-winning La La Land- is perhaps the most vivid example of how the genre continues to show its strength in the 21st Century. In this modern take on the Hollywood musical from Damien Chazelle, the Academy Award-nominated writer and director of 'Whiplash', two Los Angeles dreamers; the floundering jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone,) are drawn together - and risk being torn apart- by their common desire to do what they love!

This exuberant and bittersweet ode to an LA and a genre of yesteryear received a record-tying fourteen nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture; and it won in six categories, including Best Director and Best Actress for Emma Stone.

Starting October 2019, Deptford Cinema joins in the BFI's nationwide three-month celebration of the musical film genre with our own special and spectacular season! From the 'Golden Era' of fabulous foot-tapping ruled by the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers double act, right through to more provocative takes like Bob Fosse's Cabaret, lesser-seen milestones such as the all-black cast of Cabin in the Sky, and on to the 21st Century smashes like La La Land, we will pick you and sweep you right through nine decades of Hollywood's musical history in eight screenings! Expect short films and programme notes at all screenings, and even some special guest speakers!

  • dir. Damien Chazelle

  • 2017

  • 128 min

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 6.30PM

Film 7.00PM

This screening is part of BFI Musicals! nationwide season.

This screening is part of BFI Musicals! nationwide season.

Earlier Event: December 8