CINEVANGELIST

Great Films You (Probably) Don't Know

Alternate Sundays at the Park Tavern
Park Lane, Macclesfield

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A handpicked selection of underappreciated films...
...But we don't tell you what you're coming to see!

Free entry! (First come, first serve)

Box office opens at 7pm, film starts at 8pm

CINEVANGELIST

Ever take a chance on a film you’re not familiar with, only to discover you love it? One you told friends, family and colleagues seek out? That, my friends, is cinevangelism.

It’s natural to love the familiar. So we’re not going to tell you what you’re coming to watch. We’ll give you a synopsis and a genre, maybe more, but we’re basically asking you to go in blind and trust us.

What films are in the lineup?

Independent flicks which couldn’t afford wide release. Mainstream movies buried by bigger releases. Movies the studios didn’t know how to market.
Some are exceptional. Some are imperfect yet ambitious. Others are just great examples of their respective genres. The thing they all have in common is that they deserve a wider audience.

Every other Sunday, come along, take a chance and be pleasantly surprised. And if you like our choices, spread the word – Cinevangelise to others!

Tickets are available free from the bar from 7pm – First come, first serve. Films begin at 8pm.

Please note: In order to preserve surprises, some synopses or given genres may deliberately mask the full scope of the film. If in doubt, don't take the risk...!

CINEVANGELIST

Ever take a chance on a film you’re not familiar with, only to discover you love it? One you told friends, family and colleagues seek out? That, my friends, is cinevangelism.

It’s natural to love the familiar. So we’re not going to tell you what you’re coming to watch. We’ll give you a synopsis and a genre, maybe more, but we’re basically asking you to go in blind and trust us.

What films are in the lineup?

Independent flicks which couldn’t afford wide release. Mainstream movies buried by bigger releases. Movies the studios didn’t know how to market.
Some are exceptional. Some are imperfect yet ambitious. Others are just great examples of their respective genres. The thing they all have in common is that they deserve a wider audience.

Every other Sunday, come along, take a chance and be pleasantly surprised. And if you like our choices, spread the word – Cinevangelise to others!

Tickets are available free from the bar from 7pm – First come, first serve. Films begin at 8pm.

Please note: In order to preserve surprises, some synopses or given genres may not encompass the full scope of the film. If in doubt, don't take the risk...!

LISTINGS - JANUARY-APRIL 2018


  7 JANUARY - Beginners


A man whose inability to commit to relationships stems from his parents' stale marriage is shocked when, shortly after his mothers death, his father comes out as gay

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Little Miss Sunshine


  21 JANUARY - Sleepwalk With Me


A true story about an aspiring stand-up comedian who discovers that his anxiety about committing to his long-term girlfriend is manifesting in bizarre ways

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... High Fidelity


  4 FEBRUARY - Adult Life Skills


A woman reeling from tragedy still lives like a teenager in her mum's garden shed, but her rapidly approaching 30th birthday leads to her being issued an ultimatum

Comedy drama  |  You may like it if you liked... The Lady in the Van


  18 FEBRUARY - Indignation


In the 50s, a working-class Jewish boy escapes the Korean War draft by winning a scholarship but struggles to fit in at the conservative college in this powerful drama

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... An Education


  4 MARCH - Night Owls


The employee of a renowned football coach is delighted when a gorgeous girl takes him home after a party...until he realises it's not her home in this edgy and unusual rom-com

Romantic comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... When Harry Met Sally


  18 MARCH - April and the Extraordinary World


A monumental discovery by early French scientists leads to a steampunk 1940's where one of their young descendents secretly continues their research

Animated adventure  |  You may like it if you liked... Tintin & the Secret of the Unicorn


  1 APRIL - Tumbledown


The widow of an acclaimed musician is struggling to write his biography when she encounters a brash writer attempting to build his own picture of her husband

Romantic Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Truly, Madly, Deeply


  15 APRIL - Love and Friendship


This authentic yet hilarious literary adaptation follows a manipulative widow in 18th Century England, deftly dancing between scandals while finding a match for her daughter

Comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... To Die For


  29 APRIL - The Invitation


Taking his new girlfriend to a dinner party thrown by his ex-wife and her new husband, a man still dealing with a personal tragedy becomes convinced the already uncomfortable night has a hidden agenda

Psychological thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... Shutter Island


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LISTINGS - MAY-AUGUST 2018


  13 MAY - The Edge of Seventeen


A socially awkward teenager starts a downward spiral after her one lifelong friend inadvertently poisons their relationship by finding a way into the mainstream cliques

Comedy Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Pitch Perfect


  27 MAY - Postponed to 2019 due to technical issues


A former chess prodigy hobbled by mental illness is entrusted to the care of his biker brother, but seeks purpose and stability in a chess club for underpriveleged children

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Shine


  10 JUNE - Fort Tilden


A pair of shallow and narcissistic young self-styled bohemians invite themselves to a day out at a secluded New York beach in this scathing, blackly comic look at self-obsessed millennials

Comedy  |  You may like it if you liked... Girls (the TV show)


  24 JUNE - The Levelling


When a tragedy forces her to return to the family farm she deserted, a young veterinarian is forced to confront unresolved issues with her father in this slow, simmering drama

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... August: Osage County


  8 JULY - The Two Faces of January


An American tour guide in 60's Greece is entranced by a wealthy sophisticated couple he encounters, only to find there is more to them than meets the eye

Thriller  |  You may like it if you liked... The Talented Mr Ripley


  22 JULY - Take This Waltz


A happily married woman has a chance encounter with a stranger on holiday, but their overwhelming attraction makes her question her apparent contentment

Romantic drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Closer


  5 AUGUST


A single father struggling to find building work can no longer make payments on his mortgage, but the threat of eviction pushes him to take on ethically murky work

Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps


  19 AUGUST


With their marriage having devolved into frequent bitter arguments, a couple discover a novel approach to therapy when they begin dealing with their issues by writing songs

Romantic Comedy Drama  |  You may like it if you liked... Chasing Amy