See "Rush" at the Phoenix-Meet in the Phoenix Bar from 5.45pm for 6.10pm showing

  • September 17, 2013 · 5:45 PM
  • Phoenix Picturehouse

Formula 1 racing drama featuring the 1976 intense rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda is coming to the Phoenix. Not an F1 fan?: according to a recent review (The Telegraph): "Rush breaks the mould; its racing scenes are thrilling, and the personal dynamics in the pits and away from the track genuinely intriguing. Here’s a Formula One story that’s not just for petrolheads. Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) takes the apparent star role as the blond, glamorous English playboy Hunt, driving for McLaren, widely regarded as a casual risk-taker on the track: a man routinely pictured with a glass of champagne and two or three biddable young women clinging to his limbs...The dour Austrian Lauda, driving for the Ferrari team, is played with remarkable conviction by German actor Daniel Brűhl (Inglourious Basterds). Lauda was methodical, industrious, a cerebral assessor of risk, and generally not much fun. “You’re just a party boy,” he sneers at Hunt. What perfect rivals.
Both actors acquit themselves well: Hemsworth, with his lustrous blond locks, is even better-looking than Hunt, if slightly lacking the animal aspects of his sexual magnetism; but he carries off an essentially British brand of insouciance to good effect. Brűhl’s Lauda grows in stature as Rush progresses, and from the film’s turning point – his appalling accident in a Grand Prix at Nűrburgring, where he sustained terrible burns to his head and face and damage to his lungs – he becomes the emotional centre of the story."
I think it sounds interesting! I've put up the earlier showing at the Phoenix which is 6.10pm which I know will be too early for some people. But the later showing is 9pm (in fact likely about 9.20 with trailers, ad) and the film is just over 2 hours long, and that's a bit late for me on a "school night". The 6.10pm showing will also allow us to have a drink and chat after.
MEET IN THE PHOENIX CAFE BAR (UPSTAIRS IN THE CINEMA) FROM 5.45PM FOR A 6.10PM SHOWING. I WILL HAVE A MEETUP SIGN WITH ME.

http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Phoenix_Picturehouse/film/Rush/

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  • Richard

    Very interesting and made me look up more about the protagonists in the film and their rivalry. Motor racing seems to work well as a subject for cinema (remember 'Senna' from a few years back) - more interesting that the real thing!

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • Katrina M.

      Yes I enjoyed 'Senna' too.

      September 19, 2013

  • Mark B

    Really enjoyed that. Less testerone than expected but right balance and I think, whilst some dramatic licence taken, a good interpretation of the rivalry between two such different individuals. Meet up afterwards entertaining and Katrina, Powell/Pressburger film with David Niven we couldn't name was ' A Matter of Life and Death ' . I'd recommend it to anyone who has never seen it.

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Julie

    Very enjoyable, well-made and well-researched film, and the driving scenes were excellent! Nice to meet everyone before and after for a chat too.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Katrina M.

    What a great film! And good chat later. Thanks for suggesting.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Julie

    Great Katrina! If you are really keen (you don't have to!), if you go to "More" tab above (under the word "Movie" in our group's name), and then select "Promote", you can print off a sign to put on the table to signal its a MeetUp in case others are early. Or you can just write a big MeetUp in a marker pen on a bit of paper and fold it!! No worries either way!

    September 17, 2013

  • Katrina M.

    I'll probably get there a bit early...if I hang around at work too they might find something else for me to do...

    September 17, 2013

    • Julie

      Great Katrina! If you are really keen (you don't have to!), if you go to "More" tab above (under the word "Movie" in our group's name), and then select "Promote", you can print off a sign to put on the table to signal its a MeetUp in case others are early. Or you can just write a big MeetUp in a marker pen on a bit of paper and fold it!! No worries either way!

      September 17, 2013

  • Julie

    Hope to see you all this evening from 5.45 in Phoenix Cafe Bar upstairs in cinema. We will probably head down to get seats for the film at around 6pm.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Michael

    Is anyone in terested in joining the Oxford International Cinema Club. I have joined and will be attending each Thursday. It is only £30 for the year. Perhaps a group could join and maybe have a drink after the films. The website is http://www.internationalcinemaclub.org.uk/index.html

    Best wishes

    Michael

    September 16, 2013

    • Katrina M.

      Hi Michael, yes! I have been going for a number of years and it's a really good thing. There are refreshments after each screening, and people do tend to hange around afterwards, so it's easy to discuss the film and anything else that springs to mind.

      September 16, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Like to see the film but it's too early for me to get there.

    September 8, 2013

  • André

    I want to join but I'm away that week. Next time better!

    September 6, 2013

    • Julie

      That's a shame, hope you can make it along to something else soon!

      September 6, 2013

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