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11 May 2020

MetFilm Sofa Cinema: Watch three MetFilm Production films with us!

By Danny Kelly | Categorised in News, Student Stories, Events at Met Film School, Cinema news, Film News

We’ve all been there. Scrolling through Netflix for the fourth night in a row, unable to make a decision. To help ease the pressure this month, we’d like to invite you along to our new MetFilm Sofa Cinema!

Using Netflix Party, we’ll be hosting synchronised screenings of films from our in-house production company, MetFilm Production. All of which feature credits from various MetFilm School students.

With the lockdown still in full effect, we also want this to bring us together. Not only will we be watching at the same time, but there will also be live chat functionality for viewers to socialise.

How to watch

1. Install Netflix Party – Head over to netflixparty.com where you’ll be guided on how to add this free extension to your Chrome browser. After installing, you’ll see the ‘NP’ button on your toolbar.

2. Join a Screening – Shortly before each screening, we’ll post a link on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages which will direct you to the film. Simply click the Netflix Party button on your toolbar to join the party and we’ll watch along together.

3. Watch & Chat – The film will be played for everyone at the same time and you will also have the option to socialise via the group chat. Feel free to let others know what you thought of the film on social media using the #MetFilmSofaCinema.

Please note: Netflix Party is only available via a Chrome browser on desktop or laptop computers. You will need a Netflix subscription to tune-in. 

Schedule

Thurs 14 May, 6pm – Swimming with Men (2018)

Inspired by the Storyville documentary Men Who Swim (also produced by MetFilm Production), Swimming with Men is a heart-warming comedy about a man in the throes of a mid-life crisis who finds solace as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team. It stars an ensemble cast of British talent, including Rob Brydon, Jane Horrocks, Daniel Mays, Thomas Turgoose and Charlotte Riley. 12 MetFilm School graduates were credited on the comedy feature.

Thurs 21 May, 7:30pm – Last Breath (2019)

A commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen, but no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to an amazing archive, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival. The film was distributed by Dogwoof and premiered at last year’s Glasgow Film Festival. Six MetFilm School graduates were credited on this gripping documentary.

Thurs 28 May, 6pm – Sour Grapes (2016) 

When unassuming & charismatic wine connoisseur, Rudy Kurniawan, arrives on the scene, high society’s most fervent wine connoisseurs are charmed. But is the mystery newcomer quite what he seems? Pour yourself a glass and settle in for one of the most ingenious cons of our time. Seven MetFilm School graduates were credited on the acclaimed documentary.


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