CineCov are proud to host a special screening of Coventry set feature film ‘Rudy’ as one of the programme’s finale events for the UK City of Culture year.
Rudy is an award winning coming of age drama set in rural Warwickshire and Coventry, from BAFTA nominated director, Shona Auerbach. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast members including Darren Day and Esther McCormick.
It follows the emotional journey of a teenage girl (Esther McCormick), who’s relationship with her father (Darren Day) is tested by grief and extra responsibility for her younger siblings. She feels increasingly pushed out when her home gets opened up to a paying guest. Through a newfound friendship with a boy from Coventry, she discovers fun, freedom and autonomy.
The film’s gorgeous cinematography captures the city and the surrounding countryside with sun-dappled tenderness while Auerbach brings her trademark eye for intricate family dynamics and nuanced performances to make for a sweet, memorable and universal story. Not to be missed.
The protagonist in Rudy is a budding skateboarder. To compliment the screening, Fargo Village will be hosting a skate day from 4pm - 6pm. More details to be announced.
To read more about Rudy and to see some images from the film, check out our blog, Rudy Comes Home: A Film 8 Years in the Making.
Age Recommendation: 12+ Film Running Time: 108 mins Q&A: 30 mins approx.