Nightspot Cinema – Whiplash Screening
Times: 7pm - 11pm
Explore the world of jazz music through film, with a screening of the critically acclaimed Whiplash, then let loose to the History of Blue Note DJs in a boppin’ railway arch venue.
Relive the history of modern music at Nightspot Cinema. Indulge in nostalgia for music through film and relive those moments and movements by dancing the night away in themed parties based around the sounds and style represented by the film.
We are the pop-up cinema that lives for the world of music and nightlife. If that’s your thing, come and spend the night with us and we’ll show you a different kind of party.
Whiplash is an exhilarating feature-length drama from American director Damien Chaselle which explores the myth of struggle and indignity undertaken by the best jazz musicians to become great artists on the scene. As is written in the Telegraph “it isn’t so much a story about the roles played by misery and humiliation in forging a great artist. It’s a story about what happens when people believe that’s how great artists must be forged: Both the mentors raining down pressure and the pupils whose souls are on the anvil”. Any serious drummers watching Whiplash will undoubtedly look on with scepticism, nevertheless the film highlights the critical relationship between practice and play for any serious musician while at the same time delivering a highly entertaining dose of cinematic jazz driven adrenaline for the rest of us.
In 2015 Whiplash received three Oscars for best film editing, best sound editing and best actor in a supporting role, and to date has an 8.5 rating on IMDB and 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. If you’re into music films, this is a must-see movie.