Sat January 21st – Movie Night
On Saturday night 21st January we had a great movie night. A group of us met up at the Gate cinema where some of us went to see La La Land & others decided to go to see the film, Jackie.
Afterwards, we met up in the Oliver Plunkett Bar for drinks, including some backpackers who decided to join us at the bar and some whom we met on the street along the way!
There was great music & a few of us ended up dancing the night away at the Oliver Plunkett.
Another great night was had by all.
More information here: Gate Cinema, Cork
La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film’s title refers both to the city of Los Angeles and to the idiom for being out of touch with reality.
Chazelle wrote the screenplay in 2010 but did not find a studio willing to finance the production without changes to his design. Following the success of his 2014 film Whiplash, the project was picked up by Summit Entertainment. La La Land premiered at the Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2016, and was released in the United States on December 9, 2016. It has grossed $369 million worldwide on a production budget of $30 million.
La La Land received acclaim and was regarded as one of the best films of 2016. Critics praised Chazelle’s screenplay and direction, Gosling and Stone’s performances, Justin Hurwitz’s score and the film’s musical numbers. It won in every category it was nominated for at the 74th Golden Globe Awards, with a record-breaking seven wins, and received 11 nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning six. It received 14 nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, tying the record for most nominations with Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950), and won the awards for Best Director, Best Actress (Stone), Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song (“City of Stars”) and Best Production Design.