Film Preview: Away We Go & Sam Mendes Q&A, 14 September, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

28 Aug

Released on 18 September in the UK, Edinburgh’s Cameo Cinema will be hosting a preview of Sam Mendes’ new film Away We Go on Monday 14 September, complete with live satellite Q&A with Mendes following the screening.

Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) are a thirty-something unmarried couple who are about to have their first child, the plan being to allow the baby’s grandparents to help raise her in the first few years.

When granny and grandpa announce they’re going to be moving abroad a month before the baby’s birth, Burt and Verona decide to take a road trip around America to meet friends and relations who could make up a new family unit for the new arrival.

I thoroughly enjoyed the film when I saw it at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, saying in my review:

“Although the final scenes may not quite offer the strong payoff that the majority of the film points to, Away We Go is still a more than satisfying trip for both Burt and Verona and the audience, laugh out loud funny and sentimental in equal measures.”

Find out for yourself at this screening or a few days later when it arrives in cinemas around Scotland.

Tickets cost £6.80/ Members £4.90 / Concessions £6.50 and are on sale from now – visit the Cameo website for more information.

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