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Our goal is to use film to bring people together, create a community and give us all a sense of togetherness in a time when most of us will be feeling very far apart from our loved ones.

We’ll be having regular (hopefully more than weekly) live watch-alongs, followed by a podcast with experts, thought leaders and interesting people to discuss not just the subject of the film, but the themes it covers and the ideas it brings forward.

Importantly, all our movie selections will be available to watch on either Netflix or Amazon Prime in the UK. We know not everyone has these services, but it’s the best we can do to make sure the films are available to as many people as possible.

We’re hoping to bring a bit of relief to people who will be going through their own personal trials while we all ride this thing out.

Travelling Symphony Movie Club Travelling Symphony Movie Club

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Our goal is to use film to bring people together, create a community and give us all a sense of togetherness in a time when most of us will be feeling very far apart from our loved ones.

We’ll be having regular (hopefully more than weekly) live watch-alongs, followed by a podcast with experts, thought leaders and interesting people to discuss not just the subject of the film, but the themes it covers and the ideas it brings forward.

Importantly, all our movie selections will be available to watch on either Netflix or Amazon Prime in the UK. We know not everyone has these services, but it’s the best we can do to make sure the films are available to as many people as possible.

We’re hoping to bring a bit of relief to people who will be going through their own personal trials while we all ride this thing out.

    Okja: Helen Pilcher on genetic modification, what we've already done to animals and how humans might be next

    Okja: Helen Pilcher on genetic modification, what we've already done to animals and how humans might be next

    Author and scientist Helen Pilcher opens our minds about how we're already genetically modifying animals and have been doing so for thousands of years, as well as what the future holds for using advanced techniques on humans

    • 49 min
    The Preview Show: Okja

    The Preview Show: Okja

    We look forward to Friday's live watch-along of Okja, and explain what makes Bong Joon-ho's movie so special.

    • 10 min
    The Preview Show: Bend It Like Beckham / The Nice Guys double header

    The Preview Show: Bend It Like Beckham / The Nice Guys double header

    It's a mega double header for Travelling Symphony Movie Club this week!
    On Saturday evening, we’ll be watching Bend It Like Beckham - the Gurinder Chadha-directed classic from 2002. Starring Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley, the film follows Jess as she chases her dream of playing organised football against the backdrop of a disapproving family. The movie has such lasting appeal and is as popular as ever almost 20 years after its release. It’s funny, warm-hearted and uplifting - all the hallmarks of a Gurinder Chadha movie!⠀Bend It Like Beckham is part of @LionsgateUK’s #LionsgateLIVE series - we’ll be on Instagram Live at 5:45pm before joining them as they show the film for free on their YouTube channel from 6:00pm on Saturday.
    But wait, there’s more!⠀
    On Friday evening, we’ll be going back to the 70s with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling in The Nice Guys - a criminally under-rated buddy comedy. Written and directed by Shane Black, the guy behind Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, it’s surprising, hilarious and downright chaotic. Gosling and Crowe are superb in the lead roles and it’s such a shame this film didn’t do better in the cinema, because we’ll always be dreaming of a sequel.⠀⠀The Nice Guys will be on in our usual slot Friday evening - we’ll be on Instagram Live at 7:45pm before we all press play (via @primevideouk) at 8:00pm. Then back on IG Live for the post-film conversation and Quizzy Rascal at 10:00pm.

    • 8 min
    Jurassic Park: Palaeontologist Dr. David Button on the fascinating truth of the movie's dinosaurs, plus Tom Fishenden on why the film remains a classic

    Jurassic Park: Palaeontologist Dr. David Button on the fascinating truth of the movie's dinosaurs, plus Tom Fishenden on why the film remains a classic

    Dr. David Button gives us the full lowdown on Jurassic Park's dinosaurs, plus Tom Fishenden of The Jurassic Park Podcast on what makes the movie so special

    • 58 min
    The Preview Show: Jurassic Park

    The Preview Show: Jurassic Park

    We look forward to Friday's JP live watch-along and talk to Tom Fishenden from The Jurassic Park Podcast to share our love for Spielberg's 1993 classic, and discuss how it's as relevant as ever almost three decades after its release

    • 11 min
    Searching For Sugar Man: Producer Simon Chinn on the incredible journey making the hit movie, and Tecla Ciolfi on Rodriguez's ongoing cultural influence in South Africa

    Searching For Sugar Man: Producer Simon Chinn on the incredible journey making the hit movie, and Tecla Ciolfi on Rodriguez's ongoing cultural influence in South Africa

    We had the privilege of speaking to Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn, one of the key figures in helping take the movie from director Malik Bendjelloul’s kitchen table all the way to Oscars success.
    Simon gave us fantastic insights - from how a last-minute conference call decided the movie’s name, to how a special appearance from Rodriguez helped create the buzz around the film at Sundance Film Festival.
    He also spoke with great eloquence about Malik Bendjelloul himself, who tragically took his own life the year after his Oscars win. Simon explained how Malik’s infectious personality and amazing creative spirit made Searching For Sugar Man special, as well as his memories from working with such a dedicated and unique mind.
    We have another great interview as well this week as we chatted to South African music expert Tecla Ciolfi. Tecla is the editor and curator of TexxAndTheCity.com and has also recently launched the podcast TexxTalks - she told us about Rodriguez’s ongoing cultural influence in South Africa, as well as the difficulties in being a politically-motivated artist today.
    We’d love to hear your thoughts on this week’s episode, so please send us any feedback to hi@travellingsymphony.com, or drop us a DM on our Twitter (@TSMovieClub) or Instagram (also @TSMovieClub).

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

B.I.G Chrostopher Wallace ,

Absolutely Fabulous!

What an absolutely great idea! I have loved staying tuned in and learning lots about these fabulous movies, so interesting! It’s such a fun way to stay in touch and have discussions with the community!

Madebypin ,

Keeping Us Connected

An excellent way to enjoy movies together even when we’re apart with great introductions, online chat during and a post film analysis. No better way to spend Friday evenings during isolation.

Joetidy ,

Great idea and great listen

Really enjoying this new pod. Presenters have obvious chemistry (!) and the film discussion is intelligent and original. Keep it up!

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