Review: Pop-up Cinema in Manchester – Maxine Peake in Keeping Rosy

A new, pop-up Cinema on Portland Street is set to transport its audience into the threatening world of Keeping Rosy.

Imagine being trapped in a film. Richard Ayoade’s The Double, say, or Shaun of the Dead. A few years ago, illusionist Derren Brown put someone through a living nightmare: lulled into a trance state while playing a zombie shoot ‘em up game, they were transported to a life-sized re-enactment, complete with the staggering undead, and woken. Instead of safely pointing a plastic gun at the screen of an arcade game, the clunky, animated figures were suddenly very close, and very real. It made for gripping TV – but, honestly, you probably wouldn’t choose for it to happen to you. With the rise of immersive theatre, film and food, it’s easier now than ever to visit fictional worlds – but it’s also worth picking your imaginary surrounds carefully.

For the world première of psychological thriller Keeping Rosy, the audience will walk through a reflection of the film’s setting: screened in a 14 storey office block on Portland Street, with some incredible views over Manchester, the location will echo the working environment of Charlotte (played by Maxine Peake), an ambitious professional plagued by a psychopathic security guard (Blake Harrison). The context has been cleverly chosen – it’s likely to more deeply involve viewers, bringing Charlotte’s experiences to life in their minds. Isabella Georgeaux, one of the film’s two producers, explains that the Keeping Rosy team has “added some special touches to heighten the cinema experience” – these include individual headphones to channel the sound direct into your ears, and a glass of fizz to calm the nerves afterwards. After all, as the teaser trailer demonstrates, this is a story that the audience will be glad they can escape from, after the film’s finish.

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Review: Keeping Rosy (2014) starring Maxine Peake, Blake Harrison & Christine Bottomley

A first, incredible great review of Maxine’s new film ‘Keeping Rosy’ has just been released. Read it below:

Upon returning home to her trendy London skyscraper flat, Charlotte finds her Eastern-European cleaner Mykala smoking whilst doing the hoovering, something which Charlotte forbids anyone doing inside her apartment A heated, physical argument breaks out between the two women, which leaves Mykala gravely injured, her health declining by the second. After slipping away, Charlotte panics and must decide which course of action to do to keep this terrible accident a secret.

KEEPING ROSY is an incredibly tense thriller from director and co-writer Steve Reeves and co-writer Mike Oughton. The majority of the story plays out within the confines of Charlotte’s highrise apartment building, with the action moving outside when the story dictates it to do so. This makes the viewer very accustomed to Charlotte’s way of life. The plot feels rather real and shows how one particular moment fueled by stress can have dreadful consequences.

The role of Charlotte is played by one of Britain’s finest actresses, Maxine Peake, who’s television credentials range from Shameless to See No Evil, in which Maxine played Moors murderer, Myra Hindley. In Keeping Rosy, Maxine expertly plays a Northern lass who’s made a name for herself down south as a shrewd business woman. More focused on her career than anything else, her whole world falls apart when she finds out about being shafted at work. For someones who’s career is everything, coupled with the luxuries it brings such as the posh car and flat, this destroys Charlotte. Charlotte is a very hard person to like when the viewer first meets her, her steely career-driven persona masking her humanity. Over the course of the film, Charlotte is broken down and this is when we see a glimmer of emotion through the cracks of the former businesswoman. The film also features gripping performances from The Inbetweeners‘ Blake Harrison and The Street‘s Christine Bottomley.

Keeping Rosy keeps viewers on their toes at all times, with shocking twists and turns around each and every corner. This sets a fast, unrelenting pace to the film that doesn’t stop to come up for air. This approach works especially well for this style of movie, the plot hard-hitting and engaging even the most casual of film fans. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film this dramatic using such few locations, those of which emphasise the isolation and panic through the events that have taken place, as the world around Charlotte, which she knew, crumbles.

Screenings of Keeping Rosy are being held at 55 Portland Street in Manchester, as part of their immersive pop-up cinema experience. I had the great fortune of attending the premiere, complete with red carpet. We were led to the top floor via elevator, where the pop-up cinema experience was being held. A screen and projector sat at one end of the office room, with around 50 seats upon partially staggered platforms in front. Each viewer was given a pair of headphones to listen to the movie through as well as an iPad to launch the Keeping Rosy app before the film started, so that the viewer could adjust the volume of the movie to their liking. This sort of viewing experience was a first for me, but I found it quite an enjoyable one, especially as each person prefers a different audio volume to the next person.

The location of the pop-up cinema was perfect. 55 Portland Street is an 11 stories high office block, and with the movie showing on the top floor, we had the great experience of viewing the Manchester skyline. I couldn’t resist taking a few snaps and it seemed to equally captivate the rest of the guests at the screening.

As I mentioned, the Keeping Rosy pop-up cinema is an immersive experience. Those behind the experience have cleverly interwoven the experience with the film, that you won’t even realise what you’ve experienced until you watch the movie. That’s all I’m prepared to say, as I don’t want to ruin the amazing experience for anyone else. What I can say though, is that you should definitely attend the Manchester screening of Keeping Rosy if you are able to, as the London run will be in cinemas, and the pop-up cinema in Manchester is definitely one to experience, especially for fans of film. As a Greater Manchester resident, I feel so fortunate that we’ve been graced by the screening, as so often these types of events are only held in the South.

The Keeping Rosy pop-up cinema experience runs from 6th June until the 6th July 2014 at 55 Portland Street. Visit the Keeping Rosy website for more info and to purchase tickets.

A tense, heart-pumping thriller, Keeping Rosy keeps on shocking even after the credits roll. If this is the first feature creation of writer/director Steve Reeves and co-writer Mike Oughton, I cannot wait to see what else is up their sleeves.

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Sounds impressive, don’t you think!? 😀 Tickets can be bought via KeepingRosy.com.

BBC Radio Manchester: Maxine Peake talks about Run & Jump, Keeping Rosy and Hamlet – 4 June

To promote her latest films Maxine also appeared on Radio Manchester and if you missed her interview we’ve got it uploaded for you:

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BBC Radio 6 Music: Maxine Peake on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show – 4 June

BBC Radio 6 Music: Maxine Peake on the Radcliffe and Maconie Show – 4 June

Maxine was on the Radcliffe and Maconie show this afternoon, you can listen to her interview down below. For the full show visit their website 🙂 Enjoy:

Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by actress Maxine Peake.

She’ll be chatting about not one but two of her new films – one of which, Keeping Rosy, also stars Inbetweeners’ star Blake Harrison – and the other, Run and Jump, which is the feature film debut of Oscar-nominated director Steph Green.

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Your June Must-See Movie Guide: Keeping Rosy

Psychological drama:

Keeping Rosy

Continuing her quest for big screen domination, Maxine Peake stars in this dark thriller about twisted ambition. When Charlotte is passed over for a promotion at the media agency she has devoted her career to building, she returns home and takes her anger out on her cleaner with devastating consequences. A heart-racing journey of self-discovery ensues.

Out 27 June

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Manchester’s first immersive pop-up cinema launches with Keeping Rosy

Happy weekend everyone! The first official teaser trailer of ‘Keeping Rosy‘ is out now. Watch it below…

Manchester will play host to the first exclusive previews of new British independent film Keeping Rosy in a brand new immersive pop-up cinema. Starring Maxine Peake and Blake Harrison, this tense psychological thriller, will have a unique screening on the top floor of one of the city’s high-rise office blocks, which will truly immerse the audience in the films setting.

The film follows Charlotte (Maxine Peake), a London-based career woman whose life begins to unravel at work and at home. The plot takes as more sinister turn when the psychopathic security guard Roger (Blake Harrison) infiltrates Charlotte and her sister Sarah’s (Christine Bottomley) lives.

Keeping Rosy is the first feature from director Steve Reeves and marks the third collaboration from producers Richard Holmes and Isabelle Georgeaux, following on from British comedy Jadoo and war thriller Resistance.

“When we first started thinking about the film’s preview we knew we wanted to do it differently, Charlotte – Maxine’s character – is a very strong woman, whose roots – like Maxine’s – are in the North, which got us thinking that Manchester would be the perfect city for the film’s debut,” says Holmes. Georgeaux adds “We know that the people of Manchester like to do things differently, so we chose to use a tower block on Portland Street as the venue for cinema and have added some special touches to heighten the cinema experience for the audience. Most of the action in the film takes place in a high rise apartment block, so mirroring the film’s surroundings mean that the audience cannot help but feel involved in the action. We’re all really looking forward to seeing the audience’s reaction.”

Keeping Rosy will be previewed in Manchester on June 6th and will run for 4 weeks in the office block pop-up cinema at 55 Portland Street. The film will be released in cinemas nationwide from June 27th. You can purchase tickets for the Manchester screenings here.

Watch the exclusive teaser trailer for the film below:



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Tickets to Maxine Peake’s new film ‘Keeping Rosy’ on sale now!

Tickets to Maxine Peake’s new film ‘Keeping Rosy’ on sale now!

EDIT: Tickets are on sale now, for more information continue reading below…

MANCHESTER’S FIRST IMMERSIVE POP-UP CINEMA LAUNCHES WITH MAXINE PEAKE WORLD FIRST SCREENING

Manchester will play host to the exclusive first screening of independent film, ‘Keeping Rosy’ starring Maxine Peake and Inbetweeners’ star Blake Harrison next month, in a brand new immersive pop-up cinema.
In true Manchester style, the tense psychological thriller will not be debuted at a glitzy screening in a nameless bar, but rather on the top floor of a multi-storey office block in the city centre, so the audience can fully immerse themselves in the surroundings of the film.

Oozing with tension, the film takes the audience on a heart-racing journey of the disintegration of London-based career woman Charlotte’s (Maxine Peake) ‘perfect world’. As her life unravels, the plot becomes darker with the introduction of Blake’s character ‘Roger’ – a violent, psychopathic security guard. Rochdale-born actress Christine Bottomley plays Charlotte’s sister.

Keeping Rosy is the third collaboration from producers Richard Holmes and Isabelle Georgeaux following foodie-comedy Jadoo which was in official selection at this year’s Berlin Film Festival; and Resistance which saw Sharon Morgan win Best Actress at the 2012 BAFTA Cymru Awards. Award-winning Richard also co-wrote and produced other British films such as Shooting Fish, Eden Lake and Waking Ned.

Richard said: “When we first started thinking about the film’s première we knew we wanted to do it differently, Charlotte – Maxine’s character – is a very strong woman, whose roots – like Maxine’s – are in the North, which got us thinking that Manchester would be the perfect city for the film’s debut.

Isabelle added: “We know that the people of Manchester like to do things differently, so we chose to use a tower block on Portland Street as the venue for cinema and have added some special touches to heighten the cinema experience for the audience. Most of the action in the film takes place in a high rise apartment block, so mirroring the film’s surroundings means that the audience cannot help but feel involved in the action. We’re all really looking forward to seeing the audience’s reaction.”

Maxine Peake said: “Manchester is a city close to my heart and one that is brimming with culture and creativity; I’m delighted that Keeping Rosy is being showcased first in Manchester before anywhere else, especially in such a unique and inspiring way.”

The film will be exclusively screened in Manchester on 6th June and will run for four weeks at the office block pop-up immersive cinema at 55 Portland Street, before heading to London on 27th June where it will be screened at Picturehouse venues in the capital and on to other Picturehouse venues across the country from 15th July.

Tickets can be purchased from the film’s website: KeepingRosy.com
More information on the film can be found on the Keeping Rosy Facebook page: Keeping-Rosy and Twitter @KeepingRosy.

Tickets will also go on sale via Ticketline.
Get booking everyone! I’m sure you don’t want to miss another exciting film with Maxine 😀

Keeping Rosy – exclusive sneak peek photo

Maxine Peake is a woman pushed to breaking point in new psychological thriller ‘Keeping Rosy’. Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison is the psychopathic security guard blackmailing her. What happens when you push someone too far? Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at a scene from new thriller Keeping Rosy:


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