Tag Archives: The Ritzy

Shorts at the Ritzy

Everybody loves shorts, it’s a simple fact of life.

They keep you cool in the summer by allowing a gentle breeze to caress your shins and knees and there’s even a song about them.

But I’m not here to discuss the garment, I’m talking about the return of the Ritzy Shorts!

The evening, held on September 28th, follows on from last year’s Pop Ritzy Local Shorts and will once again showcase the best short films from the local area from filmmakers new and old alike.

The evening promises to be a wonderful event featuring an eclectic selection, such as;

Madeleine (Dir. Ollie Verschoyle) In a small American town a mundane event offers a glimpse a normally unseen world of mysterious connections.

Meat on Bones (Dir. Joe Ollman) An exploration of the relationship between two opposites in a political system and how social and emotional isolation has affected them.

Nasty (Dir. Prano Bailey Bond) It’s 1982. Twelve-year old Doug is drawn into the lurid world of VHS video nasties as he explores the mysterious disappearance of his father.

Duke’s Pursuit (Dir. Charlie Edwards-Moss and Joe Williams) A revenge-obsessed industrialist hunts a former colleague and forms a partnership with an unlikely ally in this Icelandic set dark comedy thriller.

There’s plenty more on offer, so be sure to check out the website to see what else you could be missing out on.

Ritzy Shorts is on September 28th, make sure to book your tickets in advance!

Monterey Pop at The Ritzy + Post-Screening Discussion with Us!

As a child of the 90s, the majority of my knowledge from the 1960s is firmly ensconced in the music scene and films made at the time, as well as a few apocryphal stories from my parents when they were wee bairns. As such, I have forced myself to take all renditions of the era with a pinch of salt.

One iconic event that regularly receives high praise is the Monterey International Pop Festival, which featured the cream of the crop when it came to the genre, which is now described as Classic Rock.

D.A. Pennebaker captured the entirety of this fantabulous festival in his film called Monterey Pop. Many of the defining moments of the era were spawned during the weekend, from Jimi Hendrix setting fire to his guitar, to The Who’s utter destruction of the set. Every second of this amazing film is full to the brim with the spirit of freedom and rebellion that surged throughout the decade.

Monterey Pop is showing at The Ritzy for Discover Tuesdays, with a post-screening discussion with Cookie from We Make Movies on Weekends!

Free Fire – Screening and Q&A at The Ritzy!

We here at We Make Movies on Weekends are deeply, deeply enamoured with Free Fire, Ben Wheatley’s latest masterpiece.

If you want to know the reasons why, just check out our review!

Free Fire isn’t officially out in the UK until Friday 31st March, but The Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton will be showing the film on Thursday 30th and following it up with a Q&A session with none other than Ben Wheatley himself!

Tickets are available now, so go and snap them up before you miss out on a chance to see this absolutely incredible film that’s packed with a stellar cast and full to the brim with pithy one-liners.

Do you really think you can afford to miss out on this amazing opportunity?

Nah. I didn’t think so.

Free Fire is out March 31st