April 2012

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Issue 38 / APRIL 2012 www.guestlist.netFILM 23 THIS MUST BE THE PLACE A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S. A hit at last years Cannes Festival, this touching dramedy sees Sean Penn don ghastly hair and anemic make-up to become retired rock star Cheyenne. Be- ing the acting powerhouse that he is, Penn avoids the tempta- tion create a shrewd, gimmicky character, instead bringing a sweet, soft-spoken rogue to the fore. The film strikes a chord quite early on, as Cheyenne must cope with his estranged fathers death – prompting him to leave his plush Irish mansion and venture to New York where his father spent his final days. Upon learning about this late fathers quest to find his former Auschwitz persecutor, Cheyenne makes it his mission to take The Great American Road Trip in order to find him. A panoply of American eccentrics soon pep- per the film. Some are more well meaning that others but each has a valuable lesson to teach our ethereal hero. A slew of third act twists break-up the typical 'road trip' structure the film could have fallen prey to, while director Paolo Sorrentino works hard to bring his quirky premise to a satisfying conclusion. IRVINE WELSH'S ECSTASY A Tale of Chemical Romance. What more could a film possibly need? And this April, Director Rob Heyden delivers all that and more in the screen adaptation of Irvine Welsh's controversial book, 'Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chem- ical Romance.' The film follows the intertwined lives of three strangers along a drug-fueled path of highs and lows paired with a massive soundtrack featuring tunes from some of the biggest names in the industry (Tiesto, Coldplay, Orbital, Primal Scream and Paul Oakenfold to name a few). The film debuts on 17 April at London's own Ministry of Sound with an after party to follow. For tickets, head to

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