The week may be a short one, but there’s nothing short about the selection on offer at the Film Group this week. If you like true crime stories, you won't want to miss the shocking true tale of Argentina’s notorious Puccio family in THE CLAN on Thursday. For a far more entertaining look at American politics than reality, look no further than our Friday night double of MISS SLOANE and SOUTHSIDE BY YOU. And on Saturday, choose life and catch up with Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie 20 years on in the TRAINSPOTTING sequel, and then explore extra-terrestrial life forms in space with Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds in LIFE.
• Thu 27 Apr @ 7:30 PM: THE CLAN
The Puccio family lives in a typical family home in a quiet neighbourhood of Argentina in the 1980s. But under their seemingly ordinary façade lurks a dark secret: behind closed doors, they make their living off kidnapping and murder. Based on a true story.
** Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Argentine Republic **
• Fri 28 Apr @ 7:30 PM: MISS SLOANE + SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU
In the high-stakes world of political powerbrokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in Washington. But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she discovers that winning may come at too high a price.
Then, in SOUTHSIDE BY YOU (at approx. 9:45 PM), during an eventful summer afternoon in Chicago in 1989, young law student Barack Obama tries to win the heart of Michelle Robinson, in what ends up being their first date between the eventual President and First Lady of the United States.
• Sat 29 Apr @ **7 PM**: T2: TRAINSPOTTING + LIFE
Director Danny Boyle returns for the highly-anticipated sequel to TRAINSPOTTING, in which Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to Scotland to make amends with his friends – Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie – as the now-middle-aged men grapple with their past demons and present failures.
Then, in LIFE (at approx. 9 PM), a team of astronauts aboard a space station study a sample collected from Mars and discover the first evidence of extra-terrestrial life. But the lifeform quickly proves more intelligent than expected and soon proves a threat to the crew and all life on Earth.
** ‘NO GUESTS’ FILMS THIS WEEK: T2: TRAINSPOTTNG **