Monday, 23 June 2014

Frame Story

In a change to the published programme, June 30th brings us Frame Story by Joanne Bhouri.

"East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet…

It is 2010. Carl du Bois, once wunderkind auteur of 80’s epics – Dogs of War; Speedy Driver; Alien–ated; etc – is down on his luck. Fired from the studio following a run of turkeys, he hits on the idea of making one last film – a remake of El Cid.

"In search of funding, he and reluctant wife Sandra head out to the tiny North African state of Dharia to gain the friendship, trust, and, most importantly, the money of dictator President Azid Ben Amed.

"Against a backdrop of the Arab Spring and with washed-­‐up, ex-­‐alcoholic onetime film star Brandan Kennedy and pregnant girlfriend McCayla in tow, Carl sets out on his quest to create a truly special movie and realize his dream…"

7.30 at the Three Stags.

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