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The French Dispatch (15)

Relaxed Screening

Still image of actors from The French Dispatch

When the editor of The French Dispatch, an American newspaper based in the fictional French city of Ennui-Sur Blasé, passes away, the staff remember him in classic Wes Anderson fashion.

The latest offering from the visionary director is being described as a love letter to writers, with the elaborately chic film divided like the sections of a newspaper; An obituary, the stories – The Cyclist, The Concrete Masterpiece, Revisions to a Manifesto and The Private Dining Room of the Police Commissioner – and an end note.

Through these highly stylised vignettes Anderson is able to flex the full muscle of his all-star cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, Benicio Del Toro, Jeffrey Wright, Léa Seydoux, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Christoph Waltz and Saoirse Ronan to name a few.

Tagged with: Cinema Relaxed Screenings

US 2021 Dir Wes Anderson 103 min

Booking is essential, so please book your tickets before attending.

How is this screening Relaxed?

A relaxed event takes place in an environment that is specially tailored for a neurodiverse audience, as well as those who find a more informal setting beneficial. 

The cinema environment is tailored to the needs of the audience.

For this screening:

- The lights are dimmed, though not off.

- The volume levels a little lower than usual.

- At the moment, you have to stay in assigned seats, because of Covid-19 safety measures, but you're free to enter and exit the cinema at any time, with easy access for any wheelchair users.

- You're free to make noise in these screenings. 

- Staff are trained and ready to assist with any help you or other audience members may need while you're at the cinema at Barbican.

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