Brushing up your maths on St Patrick’s Day

17 marchOur film in March was The Man who knew infinity (Cert: 12/104 mins).

A powerful biographical drama based on the inspirational, real-life story of mathematical genius, Srinivasa Ramanujan, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.

Ramanujan, a self-taught prodigy from a poor family in India, leaves his family, community and young bride behind when he manages to gain entry to Cambridge University during World War I.

Taken under the wing of Professor G.H. Hardy who recognises the originality and brilliance of his raw talent, Ramanujan’s work soon evolves in ways that will revolutionise mathematics and transform how scientists explain the world.

Written and directed by Matt Brown, the film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones.

“This may appear the typical buttoned up British costume drama but, in its own understated way, it is both acutely observed and very moving.” Geoffrey Macnab (The Independent)

“… a handsome period drama lifted by some notable performances, especially Jeremy Irons as a tweedy, emotionally reserved English academic who becomes Ramanujan’s champion and friend.”  Allan Hunter (Sunday Express)

Join us on Friday 17th March at the War Memorial Hall on Common Road.  Doors and the bar open at 7.30, the programme begins at 8 p.m and finishes around 10 p.m.

Tickets: £6 in advance from Chorleywood Bookshop or on the door – if available.

The film (Cert: 12/104 mins) contains some mild swearing.

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