Fifteen years after House RCA first started running at its current space on Royal City Avenue, the indie art house will soon be moving into a new, bigger home in Samyan area (and thus renaming itself to House Samyan). And, it’s about to keep Bangkok cinephiles very busy with a big screening event taking place throughout the entire first month at its new home.
The House Samyan Film Buffet 2019 program will feature a total of 150 movies, with an aim to bring back quality, award-winning films to the big screen again. The long list of films include Oscar-winning coming-of-age story Moonlight, the heart-seizing romance/drama musical La La Land and Spike Jonze’s indie tech-centric romance Her. If you missed the riveting true story about how Boston Globe journalists uncovered the widespread child abuse (and subsequent cover-ups) by Catholic clergy, then you’ll want to catch the “Best Picture” Oscar winner Spotlight. Or, see a documentary depicting the rise of British rock group Oasis: Supersonic.
The program goes on with some of the best feature films from Asia in recent years, from the Japanese Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters and the dystopian Hong Kong smash hit Ten Years to Thailand’s The Island Funeral, which covers the story of the country’s southern conflict zone.
Check out the full film schedule, available online here.
Note, however, that the all-you-can-watch event is only available for House Samyan members. A lifetime membership at the cinema house is priced at a promotional THB399 until Aug. 31 — after that, it goes back up to THB500. Registration can be done at the ticket counter at House RCA from noon until 7pm every day, or via direct message to House RCA’s Facebook page.
The “film buffet” will run from October 7 through October 31 at the soon-to-open House Samyan, which is slated to open in late September, on the fifth floor of the Samyan Mitrtown building. It will contain three cinema rooms, compared to the two at the former location. House RCA first opened in July 2014 with two screens. It’s best known among cinephiles for screening independent and noncommercial films that aren’t shown at major chains like Major Cineplex or SF Cinema.
House Samyan’s Film Buffet Program
October 7 – October 31
44/1 Phayathai Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok
MRT: Sam Yan