Warkworth Community CinemaContact - Mike Kilkenny. Tel: 01665 710180. Email: woodend.kilkenny @ gmail.com
The Community Cinema has been running for seven years with performances in the Main Hall on the first Saturday of each month at 19:30. The programme is 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.
The Steering Committee would welcome 2 or 3 additional ‘helpers’ from those who have a genuine interest in film and would be prepared, just occasionally, to handle the introduction and projection duties involved and make a contribution to programme planning. If you are interested, please contact Mike Kilkenny - details above.
7th April 2018: Bread and Tulips (2000) - Silvio Soldini. PG-13. 1Hr 54Min. Italian. English Sub-titles. Comedy/Romance. Starring Licia Maglietta, Bruno Ganz and Giuseppe Battiston. After being forgotten by her family in a highway cafe during a bus trip, a country housewife, feeling slighted, decides not to wait for them to come back for her but to hitchhike to Venice and find a new life for herself. There she meets a range of strange but fascinating people. Will duty and maternal instinct prevail or will Rosalba stay with her colourful new life.
5th May 2018: Eye in the Sky (2015) - Gavin Hood. R. 1Hr 42Min. English. Drama/Thriller/War. Starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul. Col. Katherine Powell is a military officer in command of a operation against terrorists in Kenya. She sees her mission escalate when an innocent girl enters the target zone. An international dispute is triggered over the ethics of drone strikes in modern warfare. A provocatively tense film with an A-level cast.
2nd June 2018: Hidden Figures (2016) - Theodore Malfi. PG. 2Hr 7Min. American. Biography/Drama/History. Starring Taraji Hanson. Octavia Spenser and Janelle Monae
The story of a team of three female African/American mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space programme. The film follows them working furiously on the calculations for the launch and re-entry of John Glenn‘s 1962 mission as the first American to orbit the Earth. By this time, the Russians had launched the first satellite and put the first person into an Earth orbit. The US was desperate to claw back this advantage and win the space race and by extension the Cold War.