Bond Binge 2015
Bond Binge with the British Council
Friday 30 October 2015 19:30 to Wednesday 04 November 2015 19:30
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Liberty Plaza

In celebration of the upcoming new James Bond movie, ‘Spectre’, the British Council Film Club is partnering with Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf to bring you a selection of Bond Films covering the last three decades. 

The movies will be screened at Coffee Bean’s brand new café at Liberty Plaza, and they will be having a selection of Bond themed snacks and drinks for you to enjoy whilst watching the movies.

We also hope to have a small trivia question each night for die-hard Bond fans which will give you the chance to win exclusive Bond memorabilia

We are also adding an “educational element” to our Bond Binge by bringing over the former Head of EON Productions, which is the production company that makes the Bond movies.  Alby James will be conducting a Master Class at this year’s Colombo International Film Festival for local filmmakers who want to learn how to pitch their movies to international studio houses.  For more information and to register for the class click here.

Alby will also be holding an intimate evening session for Bond fans to talk about the ‘Enduring Franchise of Bond’ and why the movies hold the record of the longest continually running film series in the history of motion pictures

To ensure that we get out money’s worth from Alby, we have also persuaded him to do a workshop for our theatre community on directing and interpreting Shakespeare for stage.   Before joining EON, Alby spent fifteen years working for some of London’s most famous play houses, and has directed plays at the Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Company.  He will speak to theatre professionals ( actors and directors) about his experiences and talk them through his and other London directors’ processes for interpreting Shakespeare and getting actors to engage in their roles.

Bond Screenings at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Liberty Plaza)

Date Time Movie Description
Friday 30 October 07.30p.m. Goldfinger Special agent 007 (Sean Connery) comes face to face with one of the most notorious villains of all time, and now he must outwit and outgun the powerful tycoon to prevent him from cashing in on a devious scheme to raid Fort Knox -- and obliterate the world's economy.
Saturday 31 October 07.30p.m. Diamonds are forever While investigating mysterious activities in the world diamond market, 007 (Sean Connery) discovers that his evil nemesis Blofeld (Charles Gray) is stockpiling the gems to use in his deadly laser satellite. With the help of beautiful smuggler Tiffany Case (Jill St. John), Bond sets out to stop the madman -- as the fate of the world hangs in the balance!
Sunday 01 November 07.30p.m. Live and let die When Bond (Roger Moore) investigates the murders of three fellow agents, he finds himself a target, evading vicious assassins as he closes in on powerful Kananga (Yaphet Kotto). Known on the streets as Mr. Big, Kananga is coordinating a global threat, using tons of self-produced heroin. As Bond tries to unravel the mastermind's plan, he meets Solitaire (Jane Seymour), a beautiful tarot-card reader, whose magic is crucial to the crime lord.
Monday 02 November 07.30p.m. GoldenEye When a powerful satellite system falls into the hands of Alec Trevelyan, AKA Agent 006 (Sean Bean), a former ally-turned-enemy, only James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) can save the world from an awesome space weapon that -- in one short pulse -- could destroy the earth! As Bond squares off against his former compatriot, he also battles Trevelyan's stunning ally, Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen), an assassin who uses pleasure as her ultimate weapon.
Tuesday 03 November 07.30p.m. Casino Royale After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist organizations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest "00" operative will topple the man's organization.
Wednesday 04 November 07.30p.m. Skyfall When James Bond's (Daniel Craig) latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a calamitous turn of events: Undercover agents around the world are exposed, and MI6 is attacked, forcing M (Judi Dench) to relocate the agency. With MI6 now compromised inside and out, M turns to the one man she can trust: Bond. Aided only by a field agent (Naomie Harris), Bond takes to the shadows and follows a trail to Silva (Javier Bardem), a man from M's past who wants to settle an old score.

Alby James Master Class at the Colombo International Film Festival

Date Time Venue Agenda
Monday 09 November 2015 19.00-20.00 British Council Library An evening with Alby James – the enduring franchise of James Bond
Tuesday 10 November 2015 10.00-13.00 Sri Lanka foundation Master Class for 80 people
  07.00-08.00 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (To be Confirmed) An evening With Alby James – what makes a franchise last? ( Corporate)
Wednesday 11 November 2015 10.30-13.00 Nelung Arts Centre Shakespeare Workshop
  18.30 onwards Sri Lanka Foundation Closing Ceremony Dinner
Thursday 12 November 2015 19.00-20.00 Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (To be Confirmed) An evening with Alby James
Alby James

Alby James

Independant Producer, Alby James Productions

Alby James is currently an independent producer working in partnership with other companies to develop and produce compelling and ground-breaking character-based and genre feature films and TV drama series.
Until May this year he was Head of Development for two years with EON Screenwriters’ Workshop in London, a wholly-owned subsidiary of James Bond production company, Eon Productions, developing a slate of new film projects for EON to produce in partnership with Columbia Pictures.