Sightseers

United Kingdom / 2012 / 88 mins / English
Black Comedy

SightseersOne Screening Only
Date: Saturday September 28th, 2013
Time: 3:00pm
The Broadway Theatre
$10 (Admittance restricted to persons over 18)
Film contains sequences of Violence and Sexuality
Certifications:  Canada:14A (Ontario)

Director: Ben Wheatley
Screenplay: Alice Low & Steve Oram
Cast: Alice Lowe, Kenneth Hadley, Steve Oram
Producer(s): Claire Jones, Andrew Starke
Company: Mongrel Media

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Screens with short film THE VOORMAN PROBLEM

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Synopsis

Chris (Steve Oram THE MIGHTY BOOSH) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe GARTH MARENGHI’S DARK PLACE) his world and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life and there are things that Chris needs her to see – the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that accompanies these wonders in his life.

But it doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’s dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge…

Awards

  • Best Screenplay at the British Independed Film Awards
  • Best British Film at Empire Awards
  • Breakthrough British Film Maker at London Critics Circle Film Awards
  • Best Screenplay at Sitges Film Festival
  • Best of Puchon at Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival

Buzz

“Sightseers is a brilliantly grim and reasonably amusing comedy that is also wonderfully unpredictable and constantly pushing unforeseen circumstances.” – Examiner.com

“An undeniable treat for lovers of morbid comedy.” – TV Guide’s Movie Guide

“With a wink and a shrug, Sightseers shows us evil in all its banality.” – Toronto Star

Programmer’s Opinion

Last year we screened the very bleak unsettling horror film KILL LIST. This year we return with Ben Wheatley’s follow up movie, which also has its fair share of killing. This time though, Wheatley is out to make us laugh. Tina and Chris are two sad sack type characters who take a road trip through the UK and everything is going fine until a local bothers them about littering and Chris ends up killing him. Their journey through the countryside turns into a very dark comedy of romance and murder. SIGHTSEERS is a terrific example dry black humour from the UK which will have you cringing and laughing at the same time. – John Allison

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