Running time: 1hr 39mins
ARC’s policy is to set ticket prices based on demand, like budget airlines, which means we set a price when the event goes on sale and then sometimes put the price up or down depending on how the show is selling. Usually, the price will increase as we get closer to the event, so it is advantageous to book in advance, although sometimes we will put special offers on and reduce the price. Our website will always show the current ticket price.
ARC’s theatre and dance performances are priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!
We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at ARC, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.
Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.
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France, 1963, Anne (Anamaria Vartolomei) is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her pregnancy progressing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so. Winner of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival and now BAFTA nominated, Happening is the acclaimed new film from Audrey Diwan.
In French, with English subtitles.
Audio Description is available with screenings of Happening.
BBFC Ratings Info (may contain spoilers)
The is a brief explicit image depicting unsimulated penetrative sex. A woman simulates sex with a pillow. There is also a brief scene of sex between a man and a woman.
Abortion is a theme of the film. There are a couple of scenes of abortion, including a scene of self-administered abortion, and a scene in which a woman undergoes an abortion procedure. The scenes are impactful and tonally strong, although there is limited detail with the exception of some occasional bloody detail.
There is strong nudity, including brief sight of an erect penis. There is nudity in a sexual context, as well frequent natural nudity.
There is infrequent strong language (‘f**k’), as well as other terms such as ‘slut’, ‘bitch’, ‘prick’ and ‘Jesus’. In one scene, a man makes an unwanted pass at a woman.