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Sep 24

Flicks in the Sticks

Yes, we know its early to be thinking about the last three months of the year, but given how fast this year has gone already October will soon be upon us!
Clare and I thought you would like to know what we have planned for our next season, so here goes :

Tuesday 10th October – Viceroy’s House

New nations are rarely born in peace… India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. With sumptuous period detail, director Gurinder Chadha brings to life a pivotal historical moment that re-shaped the world. Directed and Produced by Gurinder Chadha. Writ-ten by Paul Mayeda Berges and Moira Buffini (Screenplay). Starring Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Simon Callow

Tuesday 14th November – Lion

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometres across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Directed by Garth Davis, written by Luke Davies. Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Sunny Pawar and Abhishek Bharate

Tuesday 12th December – Their Finest

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 colourful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Directed by Lone Scherfig, written by Gaby Chiappe. Starring Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Sam Claflin, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy and Richard E Grant
We’re sorry not to have included some peoples’ suggestions for films – a great deal depends on what films are available to us and when, and there are so many to choose from!
All films commence at 7.30pm, no booking necessary. The bar will be open.
Liz and Clare