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2016 Film Programme

Several  of the films in our programme are subsidised by the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema project.

We are very grateful for their support and, as they ask us to survey our audiences, we will be issuing a very simple questionnaire after certain films to assess your responses.

We were successful in our bid for a new, more-powerful, projector from the BFI Equipment Fund in 2015 and obtained assistance from the BFI in upgrading our sound system in 2016.

 

N.B. No film in January because Loddon Players will be using the hall for their pantomime

 

Thursday 2nd February

Bridget Jones’s Baby (15) 123 mins      TRAILER     REVIEW

Now 43, and still single, Bridget finds out she’s pregnant but unfortunately for her, she’s only 50% sure who the father is. Is it on-and-off again beau Mark Darcy (played by the inimitable Colin Firth) or hot new billionaire Jack Qwant (played by newcomer Patrick Dempsey)?  Even the cast weren’t sure who the father was for most of the filming!

 

Thursday 2nd March

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) 103 mins     TRAILER     REVIEW

James Bowen (Luke Treadaway) is in a bad place. Addicted to drugs from an early age, the Covent Garden busker lives a chaotic life and has endured periods of homelessness. But his life changes when a stray ginger tom cat turns up in his supported housing complex. He names his new feline pal Bob and the duo soon become inseparable, giving James the motivation to turn his life around. Based on the inspirational bestseller of the same title, which was credited with changing public perceptions about the homeless, this is a moving, uplifting and often humorous story of hope.

Director Roger Spottiswoode, whose credits include 'Tomorrow Never Dies', filmed in the actual London locations and when it came to casting the adorable feline lead, no other cat would do: it had to be the real Bob!

 

Thursday 6th April

A United Kingdom (12A) 111 mins     TRAILER     REVIEW

Based on a true story, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo, who we last saw as Martin Luther King in Selma) is the Prince of Bechuanaland. In 1948 he meets and falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike).  But their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families, nor by the British and South African governments.

Seretse and Ruth must defy family, apartheid and the British empire to return from an imposed exile to their African kingdom. A shocking account of how the British Government conspired with apartheid South Africa to prevent the mixed-race royal couple returning home. But it is also an inspiring, triumphant tale of hope, courage and true love as with tenacity and great dignity Seretse and Ruth and the Bangwato people overcome prejudice in their fight for justice.

 

 

 

 

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