WADHURST COMMUNITY CINEMA SEASON 8
SEPTEMBER 2021 – MAY 2022
WEDNESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
SWIMMING WITH MEN Rating: 12A
2018 Comedy Drama. Running time: 1hr 43mins
Eric Scott works as an accountant. His job is numbingly boring. He strolls through life like an automaton. He is estranged from his ambitious wife Heather who has recently run for local office and won. She’s busy. Eric is jealous. He barely deals with his kids. The man is in a slump. Until one day, while swimming laps at a local pool, he sees—underwater—a line of men sitting on the bottom. They appear to be gesturing at him. It is a men’s synchronised swimming team, and after giving them suggestions on how to make one of their moves work they invite him to join their team. The men go out for beers and hang out, but very little personal information is shared. This is perfect for Eric, who has been feeling unhappy, and is now living in a hotel, away from his powerful wife who’s only interested in politics.
“Swimming With Men” is inspired by a true-life story of a group of Swedish men who formed a men’s synchronized swimming team called Stockholm Art Swim Gents. .
The British ensemble cast includes Rob Brydon, Jane Horrocks, Rupert Graves, Jim Carson and Daniel Mays.
Wednesday 27th October
LITTLE WOMEN Rating: PG
2019 Romance Drama. Running time: 2hrs 15mins
In this, the seventh film adaptation of the famous novel by Louisa May Alcott, Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms. Set during the American Civil War the four sisters and ‘Mommy’ survive and thrive in the absence of Mr March, away at war, with the help of rich Mr Laurence and his nephew Laurie who live next door. Earth mother Meg, wilful Jo, aspirational Amy and gentle Beth are brought to life again in this production.
This version of Little Women garnered six Academy Award nominations, five British Academy Film Award nominations and two Golden Globe Award nominations. It scored three wins for its costume design.
Little Women stars an ensemble cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Meryl Street, James Norton and Chris Cooper.
Thursday 25th November
THE POST Rating: PG 13A
2017 Historical Political Thriller. Running time: 1hr 57min
A cover-up spanning four US Presidents pushes the country’s first female newspaper publisher and her editor to join an unprecedented battle between press and government.
A tense political thriller set in 1971, The Post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the infamous Pentagon Papers, a set of classified documents regarding the 20-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War and earlier in French Indochina back to the 1940s.
Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress at the 90th Academy Awards and received six nominations at the 7th Golden Globe Awards.
WednesdaY 15th December
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Rating: 12A
2018 Musical Drama. Running time: 2hr 13min
A brilliant pre-Christmas opportunity to sing along with Queen! Bohemian Rhapsody is the story of the life of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the British rock band Queen, from the formation of the band up to their 1985 Live Aid performance at the Wembley Stadium. The film stars Rami Malek as Mercury and features a string of Queen’s well-known hits including, of course, Bohemian Rhapsody which shook the popular music world in the mid-1970s with its innovation.
Although the film contains a number of historical inaccuracies and received mixed reviews (particularly over its portrayal of Mercury’s sexuality and the lives of the other band members) it nonetheless became a major box office success, becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of 2018 and setting the all-time box office records for the biopic and drama genres. It received numerous accolades including four Academy Awards, Best Motion Picture at the 76th Golden Globes and a BAFTA for Best British Film. Rami Malek won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.
Other stars include Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers and Gwilym Lee.
FILM PROGRAMME DATES JANUARY – MAY 2022
Titles to be Advised
Thursday 20th January
Wednesday 23 February
Thursday 24 March
Wednesday 20 April
Thursday 26 May
Keep an eye on the website and on future issues of Focus magazine for updates.
Thank you for your support, thank you for your patience, keep well and we hope to welcome you back to the Commemoration Hall in September.
David, Denise, Lynda, Mike, Paddy, Pauline & Sue
Your film club committee