The Bigger Picture Film Club – Thursday 19 November
Meet fictional and real men who have dedicated their lives to drumming. FILM and Q&A at the East Dulwich Tavern.
FILM – WHIPLASH (2014) cert 15
Andrew (Miles Teller) is a talented, dedicated 19-year-old drummer at the fictional Schaffer Conservatory of Music in New York City. Fletcher, his ruthless teacher, uses any means possible to push students to achieve more than is expected of them.
Andrew is desperate to win the approval of Fletcher. He yearns to be one of the “greats” but regards his teacher as the only arbiter whose opinion he can trust. Fletcher is endlessly cruel and sarcastic – and has a tremendous knack for vicious, expletive-filled put-downs.
Andrew takes on Fletcher’s affectations the more time he spends with him. He even prepared to ditch his long-suffering girlfriend (Melissa Benoist), because she will get in the way of his career.
As in all such Oedipal tales, the only way the student can emerge as a musician in his own right is by destroying the father figure.
Whiplash is dynamic, provocative and moving – and in which the emotional tempo never stops rising – Independent.
A film with impact – The Guardian
Multi award winning including 3 Oscars
Watch the trailer here.
7pm– bar/themed snacks
Come and eat, drink and socialise before the film – and after.
The EDT chef creates specially themed snacks!