Screening Room: Episode 6
'Loneliness has followed me my whole life - so I'm away to Queen's Film Theatre for the craic'
The folks at Queen's Film Theatre know a thing or two about pulling in an audience - and screenings of two of the greatest films ever made are sure to capture the discerning film-lover's attention this spring in the cinema's May/June programme.
Martin Scorsese's classic Taxi Driver - an existential film about loneliness, urban decay and the individual's will to leave a mark - will screen from May 27 to June 2 to celebrate the film's 35th anniversary. Digitally remastered, it is a must see for all fans of the Scorsese/De Niro partnership, an enduring masterpiece.
The second classic screening at QFT is Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam War epic, Apocalypse Now, which has also been digitally remastered and re-released. Watch Martin Sheen lose the plot, Robert Duvall get his napalm on and Marlon Brando deliver one of the most sinister and compelling cameo performances ever captured on film.
As well as the classics, there are also a range of new releases - most noteworthy of which are Joe Cornish's inner city sci-fi flick Attack the Block and Irish dancing documentary Jig - as well as a series of live broadcasts from the Glyndebourne Festival Opera.