White Men Can't Jump (Shelton, 1992): Rooftop Film Club, Queen of Hoxton pub, 9pm
went to a screening of Stand By Me last summer and Life is Sweet earlier this year at this venue and was
very impressed. Seating in directors' chairs; lovely food and drink and
blankets to keep warm in cool weather. Here is a list of their upcoming attractions.
Time Out review:
'America's homeboy comedy of the year is about basketball only in the sense that writer-director Shelton's Bull Durham
was about baseball. It's a truly terrific piece of entertainment
propelled by the magic and dynamism of its stars. Sidney Deane (Snipes)
meets Billy Hoyle (Harrelson) on a public court where the game is played
as a mix of macho combat, stand-up comedy and con-artistry. The jokes
and banter are wonderful. But this is also a most unlikely buddy movie,
where the black/white pair team up as hustlers floating around the
rougher areas of Los Angeles, turn on each other, and finally bury the
hatchet to get Billy out of hock to some surprisingly obliging hoods.
Sadly, in doing so, the duo alienate Billy's long-suffering Hispanic
girlfriend (Perez), who dreams of the straight life and spends her time
memorising trivia in hopes of a TV game show break. Snipes and Harrelson
bounce off the screen like Michael Jordan, while Shelton and
cinematographer Russell Boyd perfectly capture the agile thrills of the game itself. A double-whammy slam-dunker of a movie.'
Here is the trailer.