Globe Theatrette - a boutique theatre in the heart of Ahuriri Village, Napier
Hampstead

Session times - This Week

Thu 27 Jul 8.15pm NEW
Fri 28 Jul 6.00pm
Sat 29 Jul 1.30pm, 8.15pm
Sun 30 Jul 5.15pm
Tue 1 Aug 3.45pm
Wed 2 Aug 1.45pm
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Hampstead

Coarse language, sexual references

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey, Jump Tomorrow)
Cast: Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Simon Callow (Four Weddings & A Funeral), Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies)

HAMPSTEAD is set in Hampstead Village, London, home to the beautiful Heath, a quiet piece of countryside in the middle of the metropolis. Living on the edge of the Heath is American widow Emily Walters (Diane Keaton), who can’t quite focus on the things that need attention in her life, like her lovely old apartment, her finances or even her son.

Everything changes when she meets the eccentric, unkempt Donald (Brendan Gleeson), who has lived harmoniously on the Heath for 17 years in a ramshackle hut. Now his lifestyle is under threat as property developers use heavy-handed tactics in an attempt to evict him. As Emily steps up to defend Donald in the escalating battle, she soon finds that, despite his gruff exterior, there is something gentle and alluring about Donald.

Runtime: 103 mins

 

In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as a fussbudget of a postman who is thrown for a loop when a traveling fair comes to his village. Even in this early work, Tati was brilliantly toying with the devices (silent visual gags, minimal yet deftly deployed sound effects) and exploring the theme (the absurdity of our increasing reliance on technology) that would define his cinema.
Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom. (criterion.com)
SUBTITLED
Dates: 24th and 26th May (time tbc)
Other dates
31st May: MON ONCLE
7th June: PLAYTIME

14th June: TRAFIC and PARADE (double featur