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Cinema specialists Rooftop Film Club have created this new pop-up to celebrate the Night Tube, which will begin in September. Charing Cross Tube station has been closed to the public since 1999, but has appeared on screen a few times – you all remember that epic subterranean scene in Skyfall don't you? Speaking about the Underground Film Club, co-founder Gerry Cottle Jnr said, "Our aim has been to build a unique experience for the movie-going public - and there's no more unique a setting than a genuine Tube station. London Underground rarely allows this sort of access, so these screenings really are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Screenings at the Underground Film Club include Strangers On A Train, Paddington, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Psycho, Cinema Paradiso, Birdman and Casablanca, and there'll be popcorn stands, street food and a licensed bar on site. Definitely better than your average Cineworld. 14 Issue 75 / 2015 FILM UndergroUnd Film ClUb Comes to Charing Cross The pop-up film festival takes place in the disused Charing Cross Tube station from 29th May – 2nd June Far From the madding Crowd Thomas Vinterberg gives us his take on the Hardy classic Far From The Madding Crowd is certainly a period piece and Vinterberg's version retains the story's old-fashioned charm whilst also feeling incredibly modern. The fiercely independent Bathsheba Everdene inherits money and a farm, giving her a great deal of power and freedom at a time when it was rare for women to have either. She then finds herself tangled in a love quadrangle with shepherd Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), soldier Sgt Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge) and wealthy landowner Mr Boldwood (Michael Sheen). Bathsheba is a fantastic female character – she doesn't want to be married and be someone else's property, she wants to run her farm her way, basically, she doesn't take any shit. But she also makes mistakes, like getting seduced by the scarlet uniform and sharp cheekbones of Sgt Troy, which makes her feel real. Carey Mulligan does an excellent job of bringing her to life, filling her with energy and steel as well as grace. The male leads are also strong; Michael Sheen infuses Mr Boldwood with unease and vulnerability, Schoenaerts' turn as Gabriel Oak is understated but solid, and though Sgt Troy is the least developed of the main men, Sturridge works well with what he has, bringing a sadness to an otherwise rotten character. The cinematography deserves a mention too - shot on film by Charlotte Bruus Christensen, the Dorset countryside has rarely looked more beautiful. The film, especially as it centres on farm life, may look too polished for some, but it's an engaging story that's full of vitality.

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