April 8, 2012 · 6:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
Starring: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch
IT/FR/IE 2011, 118mins
Sorrentino (IL DIVO) has chosen an unusual sort of road movie for his first foray into English language filmmaking. Penn plays oddball retired rock star, Cheyenne who lives a reclusive existence just outside Dublin. The quiet of his lifestyle is disturbed when his father falls ill and he is drawn back to America. The stunning vistas of America’s heartland are the perfect backdrop to Cheyenne’s offbeat odyssey throwing up one droll and surreal encounter after another, matched perfectly by a marvellous score from the unlikely combination of Talking Head’s David Byrne and Will Oldham.
Going for the earlier showing at 6pm (leaves time for drink/discussion after), but can change it to the later one at 8.30pm if that would suit people better. Just leave a comment below.