In association with The Jazz Festival at The Gonville Hotel we bring the three-time Oscar-winning film, The Pianist.
Directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody, The Pianist is an adaptation of the autobiography “The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945”.
The film follows the story of Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody), a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, struggling to survive as Warsaw starts to change during the beginning of World War II. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
“It’s Roman Polanski’s strongest and most personally felt movie.” – Peter Rainer
All set in the beautiful gardens of The Gonville Hotel, we will be joined by Cambridge’s amazing local musicians who will be getting you into the mood before the screening starts. In addition, the incredible Pull Me Cheri will be serving up a delicious selection of pulled meats with a French twist in his fantastic Renault Estafette. We also have our brand new bar where BrewBoard will be serving their stunning craft beer, so keep your picnics at home!
Featuring music from London Pianist Dennis Francis (subject to change)
Enchanted Cinema is back for its 5th-year of inner-city cinematic magic. They return this year to one of their favourite venues, The Gonville Hotel’s magical gardens, in the centre of our beautiful city.
These guys are all about creating an original and vibrant cinema scene that offers an exciting way to watch a great film. Expect to be wowed by a short film before each screening, magical light installations and live music from local artists. These events are set to be the most magical of the summer.
Team EC has brought together some of the best street food vendors in Cambridge who will be serving up delicious food for Enchanted Cinema ticket holders and there will be an out-door bar and popcorn kiosk along with live music from local musicians until the screening which will begin at sunset for each film.
Seating is not allocated so be sure to arrive in advance to choose your deckchair. We are a rain or shine event so if the Great British weather surprises us and the skies open, we will have waterproof ponchos available and the show will go on!
Sit back in a deckchair, fresh popcorn and a drink in hand, and experience cinema as you never have before this summer…
Repmusic prides itself on providing the highest level of live music performance in London and across East Anglia. Offering music from a number of genres, but specialising in jazz, swing, and pop, we’re delighted to have worked together to create this exciting festival of Music & Movies, where Repmusic has specifically chosen acts or performances that represent the music featured in our festival programme. At each event a Repmusic ensemble will perform an extended programme to get our audiences in the perfect mood and mindset for the movie to follow.
Running time: 2h 30m
Film starts: 19:45
Event ends: 22:15
Running times are approximate and subject to change.