The Casserole Club
The Casserole Club

Film Title

Screening:

  • Thursday 29 September 21:00
  • Friday 30 September 14:45
  • All Tickets £10.00/£5.00 before 17:00

Runtime:

95 mins

Director: Steve Balderson Country: USA
Writer: Frankie Krainz Original Format: HD
Dir. of Photography: Steve Balderson Print Source: Steve Balderson
Producer: Steve Balderson
Cast: Kevin Richardson, Susan Traylor, Daniela Sea

Film Details

International Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

Former Backstreet Boys crooner Kevin Richardson makes his film acting debut in this melodrama set in 1969 about irresponsibility, selfishness and damaged people.

Review:

Casserole Club1960’s American Suburbia. A set of neighboring housewives, close-knit but competitive, organize a casserole cooking club where their dishes are to be judged by their husbands. The dinner party starts well, but after the casserole drink turns the competition to each other’s spouses. As the alcohol takes hold the evening slips somehow into an orgy. This snowballs into a routine event, revealing secrets of sexuality, infidelity, and characters’ conflict between their impulses and morality. This change in tone comes subtly as, one by one, tensions between the characters and insecurities in their home lives are uncovered, foreboding the fall of intimate barriers up held by their marital vows.

The Casserole Club really benefits from the authentic costume and set design to keep the look faithful to the time period, and a documentary, Camp Casserole, will also be shown at Raindance, giving a being-the-scenes insight into the work that went on to achieve its very stylized visuals.

Especially strong performances from Kevin Scott Richardson and Susan Taylor make real the deep themes of piece, as each character tries to fill their desolate lives with self-interested desires. But their irresponsibility and inconsideration end up leaving their lives with less than they had before.

Dom Elsey

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Practical Information

Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
19 Lower Regent Street
SW1Y 4LR
London
www.appollocinemas.com

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