The ALLNIGHTER [Autumn 2004]
Can You Go AllNight?
As the name suggests, the AllNighter is where we stay up overnight to watch six great films. This term's AllNighter will be on the Friday of Week 6 (5th November). Tickets will be available from our stall in Cholo on Wednesday & Thursday (3rd & 4th November) 11am-3pm and on the door before the event (subject to availability).
We kick off the night with The Bourne Supremacy - one of the rare sequels to better its predecessor. Matt Damon returns as the confused spy, to not only discover who he really is but also why he's now being framed for a crime he didn't commit. With a host of characters both new and returning (including Julia Stiles' Nikki), this nail-biting thriller contains some incredibly tense scenes, double-crosses, the ultimate car chase/destruction derby and an imaginative plot set across the world.
Following this, the second film of the night lightens the tone with Ben Stiller (Starsky and Hutch, Meet the Parents) in the laugh-out-loud comedy Dodgeball. As witty as it is satirical; be welcomed to the world of smacking your opponents with your balls. Featuring a whole host of weird and wonderful characters, special mention goes to the wheelchair-bound manager for his logic in how to dodge balls; if you can dodge traffic, you can dodge anything!
The third film, Dogma, is a cult classic by Kevin Smith, the director who brought you Clerks and Chasing Amy. Affleck and Damon star as two angels cast out of heaven for misdeeds and set out to destroy the world. In a revelation, the heroine (Fiorentino) is declared the potential saviour of humanity. Along her journey, she will meet up with many religious creatures, including two unlikely Prophets known as Jay and Silent Bob. Amidst the controversy surrounding the film - pressure from the Catholic League to prevent its production - Smith managed to create a world where anything can happen. And it really does - the choice of who stars as God is simply fantastic.
The fourth film will be our anticipated Mystery Film. Over the years the WSC AllNighter has had a wide variety of different and exciting mystery films, including Plunkett & Macleane, Kiss of the Dragon, Thirteen Days and not forgetting the remarkable E.T. 20th Anniversary! Over the years the Films and Admin Officers have used every possible technique to secure a fantastic AllNighter film for you, and this time is no exception! Click here to see what was shown as the mystery-preview!
For those who have made it this far, sit back and enjoy the penultimate film of the night: Pixar's animated treat, Monsters, Inc. Let Top Scarer Sully and his overly-enthusiastic Scare Assistant Mike take you on a rollercoaster ride of a journey throughout Monstropolis. From the people who brought you Toy Story, expect monster laughs and monster fun.
For the final film of the night - and give yourselves a pat on the back for making it - WSC present the 1997 action-comedy which will have your adrenaline pumping from the thrills and hilarity of it all. 250 years into the future, Earth is threatened by the arrival of Evil (as helped along by Gary Oldman). It is up to a taxi-driver (Bruce Willis) to find The Fifth Element (Milla Jovovich - currently kicking zombie butt in Resident Evil: Apocalypse) and save the planet…
The seats in L3 can get a little uncomfortable after 12 hours, so you might want to bring a pillow and/or sleeping bag!
In between films there will be 20 minute intervals so members of the audience can stretch their legs and there will be giveaways and other great entertainment.
This is also the only time in our season that the University allows us to have food and drink in L3 - so whatever energy drinks or snacks that are needed to keep the audience going until the last film finishes can be consumed, but we aren't allowed hot food or alcohol in the auditorium.
The atmosphere in L3 is something special - you have to be there to experience it!
Prices for the Autumn 2004 AllNighter:
Schedule for Autumn 2004 AllNighter:
|The Bourne Supremacy||108mins|
|The Mystery Film:
House of Flying Daggers
|The Fifth Element||126mins|
Screenings of this film:
|2004/2005 Autumn Term – (35mm)|