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Rare chance to watch a brilliant thriller - and hear from the man behind the movie.

JOHN GORE, founder of StokeScreen Film Club, on an exciting special screening.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed (18), Thursday, Jan 27, 7.30pm.

Coventry & North Warwickshire Sports Club, Binley Road, Coventry.

The special screening includes a question and answer session with the film's producer Marc Samuelson, who besides Alice, has produced many impressive independent titles including THe Libertine, with Johnny Depp; Me and Orson Welles, with Zac Ephron and Claire Danes; and Wilde, starring Stephen Fry.

Alice was written and directed by J. Blakeson shortly after he graduated from the University of Warwick. It was destined to be a homespun production until Marc stepped in and cast Gemma Arterton (Their Finest, Tamara Drew) as Alice, and Eddie Marsan (Their Finest, THe World's End) and Martin Compston (Line of Duty), as her less-than-proficient kidnappers.

The film was given a four-star review by The Guardian, which described it as a "professionally honed thriller...socked over with cracking energy". It was, said the reviewer, "taut, claustrophobic and very well put together, with nice performances all round".

Sounds like one not to miss.

Entry for non-members of StokeScreen is just £5.

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