Best of Black Comedy, Academy Cinemas
Best of Black Comedy
From 14th April to 4th May 2021, Academy Cinemas are shining a light on the very BEST of the black comedy genre!
Check out the full run down!
Opening Night - $5 Trainspotting
Danny Boyle's explosive film tracks the misadventures of young men in Edinburgh trying to find their way out of joblessness, aimless relationships and drug addiction.
Fargo - 25th Anniversary Screening
In this Coen Brothers classic, things go terribly wrong when a desperate man hires thugs to kidnap his wife. Heavily pregnant cop Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) is on the case!
Charlie Chaplin stars as a dapper Parisian who starts bumping off wealthy widows in an attempt to support his family... until one victim proves very hard to kill!
Withnail and I
One of Britain's best ever cult films, follow two unemployed actors who take a holiday in the countryside only to find the locals, the weather and the surroundings much less recuperative than they expected!
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star in this adaptation of the famous play about a volatile couple who reveal the horrors of marriage to a pair of newcomers.
Who is preventing absolute nuclear annihilation? This Stanley Kubrick classic imagines a nuclear catastrophe caused by inept, but hilarious leaders and generals.
To Be Or Not To Be
This screwball masterpiece from Ernst Lubitsch follows a hilarious spy plot set deep behind enemy lines during World War Two - starring Carole Lombard in her last screen appearance.
Robert Altman's Korean War drama follows a mobile hospital unit who use humour and pranks to survive the horrors of war - this film sparked the wildly popular TV Show of the same name!
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Pedro Almodóvar’s international breakthrough follows a woman immediately post-breakup, whose journey of self-discovery is repeatedly interrupted by a deliciously chaotic series of events.