Bafta nom­i­nated mu­si­cian at screen­ing of film clas­sic

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On - By Vicky Cas­tle

Ash­ford’s in­creas­ingly-pop­u­lar film club will be show­ing a Nineties clas­sic Bri­tish dark com­edy for their next screen­ing.

The Cre­ative Col­lec­tive will screen the 1994 crime film Shal­low Grave, the di­rec­tional de­but of Danny Boyle, on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 12.

Film lovers and crit­ics are in­vited to their Park Mall head­quar­ters from 6.30pm to watch the cin­e­matic clas­sic, star­ring Ewan McGre­gor, Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston and Kerry Fox.

Si­mon Boswell, a mu­si­cian and artist who wrote the theme tune to the film, will be at­tend­ing a Q&A ses­sion af­ter the show­ing.

The BAFTA-nom­i­nated Bri­tish film score com­poser, con­duc­tor, pro­ducer and mu­si­cian has more than 90 cred­its to his name and is known for com­bin­ing mainly elec­tronic el­e­ments with or­ches­tral.

Si­mon, whose fans in­clude Hol­ly­wood big shot Quentin Tarantino, will be in Ash­ford to present ex­cerpts from his video art pro­ject BLINK.

Shal­low Grave was funded by Chan­nel 4 and was the most com­mer­cially suc­cess­ful Bri­tish film of 1995.

Con­sid­ered a clas­sic by many crit­ics, the film earned Boyle the Best New­comer Award from the 1996 Lon­don Film Crit­ics Cir­cle.

The screen­play, by John Hodge, fol­lows McGre­gor, Ec­cle­ston and Fox as an ac­coun­tant, jour­nal­ist and doc­tor search­ing for a fourth room-mate for their Ed­in­burgh flat.

They set­tle on aloof and mys­te­ri­ous Hugo, played by Keith Allen, who quickly dies of a drug over­dose, leav­ing be­hind a large bun­dle of cash.

The film then plays out the group’s de­ci­sion to find a way to keep Hugo’s death a se­cret and each keep the money.

Tick­ets are £5 in­clud­ing pop­corn, feel free to bring your own drinks.

Ewan McGre­gor and Christo­pher Ec­cle­ston in a scene from the film Shal­low Grave. Right, Mu­si­cian and artist Si­mon Boswell

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