Our Pulp is getting some red carpet treatment next weekend as the cider of choice for all film-festival goers!
And if you fancy getting in on the red carpet action, rubbing shoulders with celebs and watching the best films from the festival, then all of your Christmases have come at once, my friend!
We have two tickets up for grabs for the Gala Night (Thursday the 16th of September) of the Southend Film Festival.
That's right - you and a guest are cordially invited to the red carpet opening gala screening of BRIGHTON starring Phil Davis, Larry Lamb, Lesley Sharp and Marion Bailey.
"Brighton brings together the crème of British character actors to portray Derek, Dinah, Dave and Doreen, two retired working-class couples who return to the titular seaside resort after an absence of 40 years in an uproarious attempt to relive their youth. Flashbacks to the 1950s reveal teenage Derek and Dave as a couple of lively cockney chancers out to pull as many girls as they could, and Dinah and Doreen down from London enjoying independence for the first time. However, strolling along the promenade in the new millennium, the aged couples present a grotesque reflection of their heady rock-and-roll years as they struggle to come to terms with the changes in society and themselves. And then their day takes a turn for the very worst.
Director Stephen Cookson has done a fine job of adapting Steven Berkoff’s controversial play, with its racism and homophobia tackled head on by a stellar cast, led by Larry Lamb, Phil Davis, Lesley Sharp and Marion Bailey as the hapless couples.
And, although the film is set at a ‘rival’ seaside resort, there is one line that will have us cheering to the rafters!
We are delighted that director Stephen Cookson and star Phil Davis will be joining us. Please check the festival website for further guest updates."
You can watch the trailer for the film here.
Here's how your night will unfurl....
7.00pm VIP Drinks reception – Victoria Shopping Centre (next to Odeon Cinema)
Victoria Shopping Centre Victoria Circus, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ
8.00pm Film Screening – Odeon Cinema
Odeon Cinema Victoria Circus, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ
10.30pm Gala Night Party – Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel Church Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
Heads up, folks - a new outfit may well be in order - the dress code is Black Tie!
Just for the record - this is applicable to over 18s only. This invitation is not transferable.
To be in with a chance of winning these hot potato tickets, head over to our Facebook Page.
Ts&Cs apply, and due to the nature of the prize, this competition is open to UK residents only.