5th February 2011: Street Angel Mu-jih Yuan China 1937 91 mins
The film deals with two sisters, Xiao Hong (Zhou Xuan) and Xiao Yun (Zhao Huishen) who have fled from the war in Northeast China to Shanghai, where they are living under the brutal thumb of their adoptive parents. Xiao Yun has already been forced into prostitution while her sister serves as a teahouse singer. Soon the sisters realise that the adoptive parents have decided to sell Xiao Hong to a wealthy patron, whereupon they seek the aid of their neighbours, a street musician, Xiao Chen (Zhao Dan), and his misfit friends.
Street Angel is often praised for its mix of melodrama and comedy.
doors open 7.30pm. £5 to include a snack. Licensed bar available.