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Winter Screenings 2013
Saturday 23rd February - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall, with the AGM at 6:30
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas Running time: 112 minutes Certificate: PG 13
A romantic comedy/drama from Lasse Hallström,the director of Chocolat, and Simon Beaufoy, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire and The Full Monty
A Yemeni sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing could enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the desert. Sparing no expense, he instructs his representative (Emily Blunt) to turn the dream into reality, a feat that needs the involvement of leading expert Dr Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor), who thinks that the project is absurd and unachievable. However, attitudes change when the Prime Minister's over-zealous press secretary (Kristin Scott Thomas) realises this could be a story which Number 10 can use for political spin.
“Entertaining … a genuine heart-warmer… Blunt and McGregor act beautifully and their tale is charming” Daily Mail. “Boasting gorgeous photography, appealing performances and a witty script, (it's) a real treat”. “A fantastic feel-good charmer” Sunday Mirror.
Based on the prize-winning novel by Paul Torday, the film received three nominations for the Golden Globe Awards 2013 in the comedy/musical categories.
Starring Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman
Directed by Clint Eastwood Biography – drama – history 2010 UK release. Cert 12 134 minutes
After 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) is released in 1990, and subsequently elected President of South Africa. His immediate challenge is “balancing black aspirations with white fears”, as racial tensions from the apartheid era have not completely disappeared. While Mandela attempts to tackle the country's major problems – crime, unemployment and others – he attends a game of the Springboks, the republic's Rugby Union team. He realises that the blacks in the stadium are cheering for the opposing team, against their home squad. In their minds the Springboks represent prejudice and apartheid. Mandela initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land. He enlists the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Matt Damon plays the captain, Francois Pienaar.
Clint Eastwood is not just an iconic movie star, as The Man With No Name or Harry Callahan. Since Play Misty For Me in 1971, he has also been a prolific and accomplished director. His award-winning films – such as Unforgiven , Million Dollar Baby, In The Line of Fire and Gran Torino – often feature outsiders and marginal figures. They explore what it means to fit in – or more frequently, not to fit in.
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Tuesday 23rd April - Tea With Mussolini
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