Film Events

Thursday 5 September

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (12A) is showing at Clapton & Wayford Village Hall doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. (2018, UK, 121 mins, Director: Mike Newell) True story of the book club formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WW II. Pre-booked guest tickets are £4 per film. For more information, to join or to pre-book, please email mickpwilson53@btinternet.com or ring Mick Wilson on 01460 74849 or Di Crawley on 01460 30508.

 

Friday 6 September

‘Green Book’. Milborne Movies Doors and Bar open at 7.00; film starts 7.30. It’s 1960’s America and Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. However, Shirley is black, and even though he is cultured, and an acclaimed musician who has played for royalty all over the world, that all counts for nothing in segregated America, where he will not be allowed to stay in most hotels or eat in most restaurants. They have to rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism and danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. This film, based on true events, won the Best Picture Oscar, and both men were nominated for

Oscars, with Shirley winning one. One, Allison Skornick-Rose, wrote ‘It was entertaining and emotional…above all, though, it is a story about breaking down barriers to build a friendship, and

Mortensen and Ali did that beautifully’.

 

Monday 9 September

Fisherman’s Friends 7.30  in the Public Hall in Beaminster. Based on a true story – this is about a group of Cornish Fishermen who are signed up by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties. Tickets are £5 if booked or £5.50 on the door. Ring Elaine on 01308 861746

The White Crow (12A), doors 7pm, film 7.30pm, presented by Hawkchurch Film Nights, Hawkchurch Village Hall, EX13 5XW. Tickets £5 in advance from Hawkchurch Community Shop or £6 on the night.

 

Wednesday 11 September

‘Some Like it Hot’ Evergreens Cinema kicks off  the new season at Age UK Dorchester

 

Friday 13 September

Fisherman’s Friends, CineChard, Chard Guildhall, 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets in advance from Barron’s, Eleos and the PO, or online from ticketsource/cinechard for £5 and £2.50, or on the door for £6 and £3

All is True (12A).  8pm. A look at the final days in the life of William Shakespeare. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan. Tickets: £5.  The David Hall, South Petherton, TA13 5AA. www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

 

Saturday 14 September

Fisherman’s Friends Hinton St. George ‘Flix in the Stix’ in the Hinton Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Tickets £5 in advance from the Village Shop and Dorothy’s Tea Room, or £5.50p on the door.  Doors 7.00 pm. To reserve Tickets please contact Bob Kefford on 01460 72563.

 

Thursday 26 September

All is True (2019)  Wooton Film Club, Doors open 7pm, short film begins at 7.30pm, and tickets are £5, available on the door. All proceeds to the Hall. The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age.  But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationship with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as a husband and father.

 

Friday 27 September

Red Joan starring Judi Dench, will start the new season of films to be shown by T & F Movies in Tatworth Memorial Hall. The entry charge remains £4.50, but please note the new film starting time of 7.30pm. The doors will open at 7.00pm.

The White Crow (12A).  8pm. Starring Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hoffman. The story of Rudolph Nureyev’s defection to the West. Tickets: £5. South Petherton, TA13 5AA. www.thedavidhall.org.uk 01460 240 340.

 

Saturday 28 September

Fishermen’s Friends (12A) 7.30pm (Doors 7pm) An unlikely group of fishermen from Port Isaac in Cornwall achieve a Top 10 hit after they are signed to Universal Records by a London music executive. Comedy drama based on a true story. Venue: Halstock Village Hall Tickets: Halstock Shop or on the door Contact: 01935 892485

 

Monday 30 September

Maudie  A moving biographical drama about Maud Lewis a Canadian folk artist who continued to produce paintings in spite of a debilitating physical condition. Set in Nova Scotia, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. Tickets £5 More info or to book: 01404 831207 Doors open 1:30 for 2pm The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Axminster Heritage Centre, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH