Sorry you missed our First Take Screening.
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Last night’s screening can only be described as a hoot. And the conversation about this very, um, unusual, movie following the screening was wild. This is one of those Rorschach test movies, and it was fascinating to hear what people took away from it: Seventh Seal, 2001, William Locke, Spaghetti Western, it went on and on. A lot of people who said they didn’t get it had tons to say; in the course of one sentence people went form lovers to haters and back again. Some folks thought the film was about death, some people thought life, some people said friendship. One thing is for sure: while it isn’t for everyone, you have to love a film that generates such animated discussion. And you just can’t deny the mastery of its craft – acting, photography, sound, costume, writing, music…and it’s funny. This is not a film that takes itself too seriously. I hope you’ll go see it when it comes out in February!
“A Field in England” is a war period piece, a horror film, a comedy of errors and an avante-garde experiment all rolled into one big question; think “Barry Lyndon” meets David Lynch.
UK auteur director Ben Wheatley already has a reputation for the weird and the wonderful with “Down Terrace,” “Kill List” and “Sightseers.” He calls this one “a psychedelic trip into magic and madness.” It’s sure to be one of the most talked about movies of 2014. You can start the conversation when First Take screens this mind-blowing movie for KCRW’s monthly members on Tuesday, January 7th at the Writer’s Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.
Doors open for fabulous complimentary Lola Kay wine and no-host food trucks and music at 6:00, the film starts at 7:30.
WARNING: There are scenes with strobing lights and loud music,
a little violence and strong language and whole lotta weird.