The 2018-19 film season at the Village Hall opens on September 12th with Edie, starring Sheila Hancock. 83-year-old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag and climbing a mountain in Scotland. Hancock delivers the performance of a lifetime reminding us that age is but a number. She said “I thought to begin with, ‘Well I won’t actually have to climb a mountain’ then I met the director and producer, and they kind of looked at one another and they said, ‘Well it would be good if you did’.” So she did.
The rest of the season features a number of films with strong female leads:
Book Club in October stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen, as friends whose lives are turned upside down when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. This is followed in November with the Oscar winning Frances McDormand in a darkly comic drama, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police. In December, Cher makes her much heralded appearance in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Againfor which no further introduction is needed!
The new year gets off to a show-bizzy start on January 9th with a film about America’s PT Barnum: The Greatest Showman. In a search for respectability, Barnum moves from wax museum to circuses and freak shows, gambling everything on promoting the opera singer Jenny Lind. In February a totally different world of entertainment is represented in Funny Cow. Maxine Peake gives a blistering performance as a comedian playing Northern England's working men's clubs in the 1970s and 1980s.
Two more films set in Britain end the season. In March, The Bromley Boys, a comedy about the worst football team in Britain stars Martine McCutcheon and Alan Davies, and in April from the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and with an all-star British cast, the Hall is screening The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.
All films begin at 7.30pm Admission is £3.50, including refreshments after the show.All the work for the film nights is undertaken by volunteers and new volunteers are always welcome to join the team. The team would also welcome suggestions for what they might show in future seasons.
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