A new month brings a new secret film at a new secret location with a new secret audience, from the team at Secret Cinema. It will be a gathering of keen movie enthusiasts who not only love film but want to be part of an experience Secret Cinema are famous for delivering. This month ReaderIReadIt has been invited to be part of this ever growing underground movement. It’s popularity is evident as the organisation boasted 16,000 attendees in March and has an extended run of events this April. As my excitement gathers in anticipation for the event and the clues start rolling out across Facebook and Twitter, the discussion about what film it could be begins.
Firstly, attendees must complete a census form with questions like, ‘Which is more important: Personal Liberty, Ideology or Humanity?’ and ‘Which activity would you most likely be engaged in of an evening: Go dancing, play chess, watch documentaries?’ So what shall I be, a liberal dancer or a humane chess player? I decide on a humane dancer. This is part of the Identification Document we all must carry with us and produce when asked. Perhaps we’ll be grouped…in that case I will certainly be glad I didn’t choose chess player. We have also been treated to a video of Bob Dylan’s classic ‘Guess, I’m doing Fine’. Any idea what the film is yet?
If you can’t then the dress code might help, a mixture of late 1950’s early 1960’s. I plan to don a brown laced 50’s style dress with a white scarf which is a requirement from the state of Secret Cinema. I might even push the boat out and apply siren red lipstick, any excuse huh? Dressing up is all part of the fun but it still doesn’t help me guess the film. It must have themes of oppressed state on the brink of revolution, so the obvious guess would be 1984 but everything I have heard about Secret Cinema is that words like ‘obvious’ and ‘predictable’ need not apply. So like all the other eager film goes I will indulge in the experience of suspense until next Saturday.
This month’s secret film will be screened to the masses from 15th April – 8th May.
To find out more and book your ticket, visit http://www.secretcinema.org/