Love is in the air for QUAD’s film season

Derby arts centre Quad.'Photo by Graham Lucas Commons

Derby arts centre Quad.'Photo by Graham Lucas Commons

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QUAD in Derby is in the mood for love with a selection of films curated from the British Film Institute’s blockbuster ‘LOVE’ season.

A classic romance from 1945, David Lean’s Brief Encounter is set in a small café on a railway station, where housewife Laura Jesson meets up with doctor Alec Harvey.

Although they are both already married, they gradually fall in love with each other. They continue to meet every Thursday at the same café, even although they know that their love is impossible. Brief Encounter (certificate U) screens in QUAD on Friday, November 20 at 1.15pm and 6.15pm, also Sunday, November 22 at 4pm and 6.15pm.

David Lynch’s cult classic of ‘80’s cinema, Blue Velvet delves into the polished veneer and the white picket fences of USA suburbia to find the black heart that beats beneath.

After finding a severed ear in a field, a young teenager (Kyle MacLachlan) discovers a sinister underworld hiding in his seemingly idyllic home town.

It also stars Isabella Rossellini as a mysterious nightclub singer plus a truly terrifying performance by Dennis Hopper as Frank.

Blue Velvet (certificate 18) screens on Monday, November 23, at 6pm, Wednesday, November 25 at 3pm and 8.45pm, and Thursday, November 26 at 3pm and 8.45pm.

Audrey Hepburn, the ‘It girl’ of the 1960’s, is the delectable Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, a classic movie that proves that fashion may be fleeting but style is eternal.

Breakfast At Tiffany’s (certificate PG) screens in QUAD on Sunday, December 6, at 4.30pm and 6.35pm.

Set in a lovingly evoked Budapest in the run-up to Christmas, Ernst Lubitsch’s delicate comedy The Shop Around The Corner, from 1940, focuses on the various obstacles blocking the path of potential lovers, James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan.

The Shop Around The Corner (certificate U) screens on Friday, December 4, at 12.30pm and 8.45pm, Saturday, December 5, at 3.15pm and 8.55pm and Sunday, December 6, at 4pm.

Tickets are £7.80, £6.50 concessions and can be booked in advance through the box office on 01332 290606.

Photo by Graham Lucas Commons