Young Programmers Festival 2024: Attack the Block 15

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This film was last shown on 16 February 2024

“Inner city vs Outer space”

We’re kicking off the night with a Sci-Fi comedy that would struggle to have as much charm if it was made today, Attack The Block was chosen thanks to its unmistakable London aesthetic.

This B-movie from the early 2010s may be one of the better and overlooked ones from the previous decade, which shocks you with its display of gore and thrilling deaths contrast with it’s night-time action- taking a slight new perspective of the ‘anything-goes’ nature of films set in one night.

Starring a young John Boyega, who takes his first role in a feature with such a lead man energy that you see try be replicated in films following this. Along with this we have an unlikely team up with a pre-Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker, with the inclusion of the hilarious drug dealer, Nick Frost.

The fantastic and fun chemistry between the ensemble cast alongside the film’s witty writing further compliments the movie's existing qualities and achieves a feel of distinction that ensures one film will not blur into the next. Start the evening with a display of 2010s nostalgia and fun to ease you into the ultimate feel of The Warriors

Part of our Young Programmer film season - A Night To Remember

A Night To Remember at the Showroom Cinema embellishes in the nocturnal atmosphere of the infamous ‘In One Night’ trope- where films span over the course of one crazy night. This creates an “anything-goes” motto, which makes the films all the more entertaining, uplifting the crowd and encouraging a fun evening to await.

Our film season is important to audiences as the two films chosen “Attack the Block” and “The Warriors” are uniquely interesting and entertaining movies in regards to the theme and will aid in eliciting our intended viewing experience , replicating a vibrant feel of night-time activities.

A Night to Remember ultimately aims to immerse attendees in a vibrant and fun atmosphere akin to a classic nostalgic movie night.

Please note - there will be no trailers before this film! Instead there will be an introduction by our Young Programmers, so do please arrive on time.

Before this film, our young people will be screening two short films:

  • Sticks of Fury by Yuan Hu
  • Inside by the BFI Film Academy Northern Ireland
Joe Cornish
1 hour 24 minutes
Jodie Whittaker, John Boyega, Nick Frost


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