Warkworth Community Cinema

Contact - 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.

6th Jan 2018: Golden Years (2016) - John Miller. 1hr 36 Min. English. Comedy/Crime. Starring Bernard Hill, Ina Stubbs, Virginia McKenna, Alun Armstrong and Simon Callow. Fate, the pensions crisis and the injustices of old age result in a group of law-abiding pensioners stumbling into a life of crime. A light-hearted and entertaining comedy which makes robbing banks look easy and the authorities numbingly incompetent. Many of the favourite faces of British Film and TV feature in this banks, bowls and bingo romp. Not quite a Carry On remake but close.

3rd Feb 2018: A United Kingdom (2017) - Amma Asante. PG-13. 1Hr 57 Min. English. Biography/Drama/Romance. Starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike. Set in the late 1940‘s, the story of the romance of Prince Seretze Kharma of Bechuanaland and a white British clerk, Ruth Williams. The film charts the diplomatic firestorm and domestic political tumult their defiant love would precipitate in both Southern Africa and the U.K. At this time South Africa were introducing their apartheid legislation of separate development, banning inter-racial marriage among other things. Bechuanaland would later become the Republic of Botswana.

3rd March 2018: Dunkirk (2017) - Christopher Nolan. PG-13. 1Hr 46Min. Action/Drama/History. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles. Utterly immersive account of how 300,000 Allied soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France surrounded in Dunkirk by the German Army were rescued by the Royal Navy and an armada of small civilian vessels. This iconic episode in our nation’s history has been addressed many times before on the screen, not least in Mrs Miniver (1942) and Dunkirk (1958) starring John Mills and Richard Attenbrough but this film will doubtless become the definitive cinematic depiction.

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.