Date: Thursday, 28th November 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Directed by Bill Buckhurst, written by Richard Cameron, produced by Dominic Dromgoole UK 2018 100 mins Cert 15 Drama
At first this is an idyllic, slice-of-life drama about the joys of a long, hot, pre-social media mining village summer spent chasing a fishy legend which winds through stories of broken families, loss, growing pains and love in a beautiful and genuine way that isn’t often seen in much script writing. The initial naivety seems upbeat and light-hearted, only to turn into something more significant as secrets are gently revealed. Pond Life shows that amid the mundanity of everyday life there are shining moments, and a good deal of humour. A wonderful performance by Esme Creed-Miles as the emotionally unusual and fragile Pogo is at the heart of the film – we’ll be seeing more of her.
Occasional Cinema is a film society run by volunteers. Films are shown at Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor on the fourth Thursday of the month and unless stated otherwise start sometime after 7.30pm. We do not generally show films during the summer.
Membership is available on the door for a cost of £5; the first film is free; after this entrance for the film is £3.00.
At Blue Sky food is available from 6.30pm and a sophisticated clientele enjoy the wholesome food, reasonable price (£11 for two courses) and excellent atmosphere. Please make reservations for any meals at least 24 hours in advance Blue Sky 01248 355444. You can’t book a seat for the film only, which is on a first come first served basis. If you want to guarantee a seat you must book a meal.