Film Programme, Autumn 2017

On the first Thursday of the month, usually from September until May inclusive, the Hall turns into a community cinema fondly known as 'Flix in the Stix'.

Films start at 7.30pm and the entrance price is £4.50p. Everyone is welcome, subject of course to the usual licensing laws!




Thursday 7th September  
  
Viceroy's House (12A)

106 mins       


Seventy years after the
Partition of India, director
Gurinder Chadha
delivers this poignant
tribute to the millions of
Hindus, Sikhs and
Muslims – including members
of her own family – who were
uprooted or killed in what remains the largest mass migration of people in history.
The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing
the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict
as different sides clash in the face of monumental change.

Starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson.

'This is easily Chadha's most ambitious film to date, and her best in a long time.'
Tim Robey in the Daily Telegraph





Thursday 5th October                          
  
Their Finest (12A)

117 mins     


The year is 1940, London. With the
nation bowed down by war, the
British ministry turns to propaganda
films to boost morale at home.
Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.
The film was mainly shot in Wales and had its premiere in Cardiff

Starring Gemma Arterton
and Bill Nighy
and directed by Lone Scherfig 


 
 

Thursday 2nd November           
  
Churchill (PG)

105 mins      



Tensions mount for beleaguered
British Prime Minister Winston
Churchill as D-Day nears in June
1944. Fearful of repeating past
mistakes, Churchill is reluctant to
embark on the large-scale campaign
that the entire war effort hinges upon.
Clashing with his political opponents,
the troubled leader receives
unwavering support from his devoted
wife, Clementine. With strength and shrewdness, she tries to prevent his
physical, mental and spiritual collapse while inspiring him to achieve greatness.
Starring Brian Cox, with Miranda Richardson as his wife Clemmie.

"Bolstered by clear-cut direction from Teplitzky,
and with excitingly staged disputes over the controversial operation at hand, Churchill hits all the right notes, bringing a slice of history to life
in its most palatable and entertaining form."  Radio Times
  


Thursday 7th December               
  
Interlude in Prague (15)

103 mins      


The tale of Mozart's visit to Prague in
1787. He falls in love with singer Zuzanna
Lubtak, but her father wants her to marry
the powerful Baron Saloka

The events that unfold are not a
biographical retelling but a captivating
fictitious story that many could compare to John Madden’s 1998’s Shakespeare in Love, a turbulent tragedy that inspires one of Mozart’s most famous of pieces and masterpiece Don Giovanni through his heartbreak.


"Shot entirely in Prague, the movie captures the splendour of 18th-century Baroque theatre both through the visuals and sound." theupcoming.co.uk