Wednesday 21st January, 7pm – Topsy-Turvy on 35mm + Q&A with Mike Leigh, £10/£9
Following the success of Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, film club Badlands Collective feel that now is the ideal time to revisit his 1999 film Topsy-Turvy, the director’s first period biopic. They will be screening the film on 21 January at the Genesis Cinema in the East End, and they've even bagged the director himself for a Q&A after.
From Badlands Collective:
Following the success of Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, now is the ideal time to revisit his 1999 film Topsy-Turvy, the director’s first period biopic and one of his grandest achievements. Both an exploration and celebration of the collaborative spirit in which his films are made, this richly entertaining and moving take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s production of The Mikado shares with Mr. Turner a vivid sense of period detail, a deft avoidance of biopic clichés and tremendous performances from Leigh’s regular ensemble. Topsy-Turvy is a thrillingly adventurous and satisfying picture, and The Badlands Collective is proud to present this screening on 35mm and pleased to host a Q&A with the director Mike Leigh after the film.