W C C Film Programme

WCC

WADHURST COMMUNITY CINEMA  SEASON 9

FILM PROGRAMME SEASON  9         

SEPTEMBER – MAY 2023

THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2022
DOWNTON ABBEY : A NEW ERA
Rating: PG : 2022 Drama Romance. Running time: 2hrs 4mins

The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess’s newly-inherited villa.
Followers of the TV and film series will not be disappointed with this latest offering. Downton Abbey continues to offer perfection in music composition, writing, acting, wardrobe,directing, producing, cinematography, set design, location and casting, and in the finest attention to the minutest detail and period accuracy. If you are already a Downton fan there is no way that you can miss this film!

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER
BELFAST
Rating: PG-13 : 2021 Biography Drama. Running time: 1hr 38 mins.

Belfast 1969. Surrounded by sporadic violence and growing danger nine-year-old Buddy finds himself confronted with the ugly reality of sectarian conflict. And, as the suffocating
stranglehold of increasing turmoil tightens around his once-peaceful working-class
neighbourhood, Buddy tries his best to understand The Troubles. After all, someone must be responsible for forcing people to flee their homes. Now, Buddy’s family must come face-to-face with a nearly impossible, life-altering decision: stay or start packing? Directed by
Kenneth Brannagh and starring Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan and Ciaran Hinds. Multi award-winning film including Academy Award & Golden Globe for screenplay, BAFTA and various Critics’ awards.

THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER
MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
Rating: PG. 2022 Comedy Drama. Running time: 1hr 55mins.

In 1950s London, a widowed cleaning lady falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, deciding she must have one of her own.  After working to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris that will change not only her own outlook but the very future of the House of Dior.  Described as a rare cinematic treat, ‘Mrs Harris’ is a breezy and clever tale of personal triumph against the odds and this retro-style film fits perfect with the subject matter.  Based on the book by Paul Gallico, the film stars award-winning actress Lesley Manville.

THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER
TOP GUN : MAVERICK
Rating PG-13 : 2022 Drama. Running time: 2hrs 10min

After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ;Maverick; Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. Training a detachment of graduates for a special assignment, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to fly it.
This sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun stars Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly and John Hamm.

THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2023
SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
Rating PG-13. 2020 British War Drama. Running time 1hr39mins

Bexhill, East Sussex, August 15 1939. Just days before World War II and the commencement of the hostilities, English teacher Thomas Miller arrives at a prestigious finishing school for the daughters of Germany’s most influential, upper-class families. As Miller teaches these girls against the backdrop of the unaccountable disappearance of his predecessor, the new tutor finds himself playing with fire,trying to shed light on the mystery. However, with both countries on the brink of war, before long
British agents and undercover German spies enter the picture. Can Miller – who sees what is coming – keep the girls safe?                                                                         Loosely based on a true story, the film stars Eddie Izzard (who co-wrote) Judi Dench, Carla Juri, James D’Arcy and Jim Broadbent.

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY
FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS : ONE AND ALL
Rating 12A. 2022 Romantic Comedy. Running time 1hr 51mins.

The film is the follow-up to the 2019 hit film Fisherman’s Friends about the famous sea shanty singing group from Port Isaac, Cornwall. The sequel is based on the second part of the Fisherman’s Friends true story about their struggles with fame, success, love, loss and navigating the bumpy road to the pyramid stage at Glastonbury Music Festive which they famously played in 2011.                                                                                    Starring James Purefoy, Chris Evans, Maggie Steed and Imelda May.

THURSDAY 16 MARCH
THE HAPPY PRINCE
Rating 15. 2018 Drama, History. Running time 1hr 45mins

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed. The past floods back, taking him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long-suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself. It is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love.                                                                          Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan and Emily Watson.

THURSDAY 20 APRIL
OPERATION MINCEMENT
Rating 12A. 2021 War Drama. Running time 2hrs 8 mins.

It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge — how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war — centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter
the course of the war — defying logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.                                                                                Strong British cast includes Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Penelope Wilton, Mark Bonnar and many other household name actors.

THURSDAY 18 MAY
THE DUKE
Rating 12. 2020 Drama Comedy. Running time 1hr 36mins

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly — he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge — Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage; how and why he used The Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.                                                                                                                    Starring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Matthew Goode and Anna Maxwell Martin.

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