Warkworth Community CinemaContact - Mike Kilkenny. Tel: 01665 710180. Email: woodend.kilkenny @ gmail.com
The Community Cinema normally meets on the first Saturday of each month at 19:30. It started in 2010 with "A Passage to India" and continues to provide a mix of Mainstream and World Cinema. An entrance donation of £4 is encouraged and goes to support the maintenance/development of the Hall. Refreshments are available in the Supper Room, with profits being donated to charity.
Saturday 5th January 2019: The Greatest Showman (2017) - Michael Gracey. PG. 1Hr 45Min. Biography/Drama/Musical. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Elton. A surprise box office success, this cheesy, charming musical is loosely based on the life and times of impresario and entertainer, BT Barnum. The film offers a sympathetic narrative of financial success, individual self-assertion and togetherness. An old time musical built on classical lines but paying homage to current trends. The soundtrack topped the charts in the United States.
Saturday 2nd February 2019: The Children’s Act (2017) - Richard Eyre. R. 1Hr 45Min. Drama. Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Ben Chaplin. As her marriage flounders, an eminent High Court judge Fions Maye faces a life changing decision at work – should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have a life saving blood transfusion against his religious principles. Her unorthodox visit to his bedside has a profound impact on them both. Strong emotions are raised in the boy and long buried feelings in herself. We all make choices but some make history.
Saturday 2nd March 2019: Children of Heaven (1997) - Majd Majidi. PG. 1Hr 29 Min. Drama/Family. Starring Mohammed Amir Haji, Amir Farrockh Hashemanian and Bahara Saddiqui. This is a charming and vivid children’s tale yet its humour and emotional clarity speak equally to adults. This was the first Iranian film to be nominated for Best Foreign film at Cannes. Ali is tasked with taking his sister Zahra’s shoes for repair but accidentally they are lost. Too embarrassed to own up to his poor parents, the pair hatch a plan to share one pair of shoes for school and all their other activities. Some hectic adventures follow.
Saturday 6th April 2019: Driving Miss Daisy (1989) - Bruce Beresford. PG. 1Hr 39Min. Drama. Starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Akroyd. An elderly Jewish lady, Jessica Tandy, living in Atlanta, can no longer drive and her son insists on hiring a driver. In 1950’s Georgia this inevitably meant a coloured man. At first she refuses to be driven anywhere but slowly she is won over by the good graces of her new chauffeur Morgan Freeman. It covers 20 years of the pair’s life together as they slowly build a relationship which transcends their differences.
FRIDAY 10th May 2019: Alone in Berlin (2016) - Vincent Perez.R. 1Hr 43 Min.Drama/Thriller. Starring Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleason and Daniel Bruhl. After a German couple lose their son in WW2, they decide to retaliate at what they increasingly regards as a futile war.They begin leafleting handwritten cards in Berlin denouncing the abuses and lies of the Nazi Government. A tense, gripping tale ensues as they are threatened by the informer network, a dogged police detective and his SS superiors who are desperate for an arrest.
N.B. This showing is on a Friday rather than the usual 1st Saturday.
Saturday 1st June 2019: Finding your feet (2017) - Richard Loncraine. PG-13. 1Hr 51 Min.Comedy/Drama/Music. Starring Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall. On the eve of retirement, a middle class sob discovers her husband’s affair and is forced into exile with her bohemian, impoverished sister. Another bus pass generation comedy with a great cast.