ALL THE DATES FOR THIS SEASON:
March 7-10th: 3rd Annual Chorleywood Film Festival
FRIDAY 15TH february 2019
THE CHILDREN ACT (dir:Richard Eyre)
Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at breaking-point.
In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of a brilliant boy (Adam) who is refusing the blood transfusion which will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live?
Fiona visits Adam in hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and longâ€buried feelings in her.
Adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel of the same name and directed by Richard Eyre, the film stars Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fionn Whitehead and Ben Chaplin.
FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019
The Breadwinner (DIR: Nora Twomey)
The film tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family. With dauntless perseverance, Parvana draws strength from the stories her father told her, and ultimately risks her life to discover if he is still alive. Equal parts thrilling and spellbinding, The Breadwinner is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.
Friday 9th NOVEMBER 2018
(Part of the Chorleywood Armistice Centenary Remembrance Weekend)
JOURNEY’S END (Dir: SAUL DIBB)
The latest screen version of R.C. Sherriff’s powerful WW1 drama ‘Journey’s End’ . Directed by Saul Dibb and starring Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield and Toby Jones. Set in the trenches in Northern France in March 1918, it gives a glimpse into the experiences of the officers of a British Army infantry company. The story plays out in the officers’ dugout over four days as they await the German Army’s Spring Offensive. (Cert. 12)
Friday 12th October
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Dir: Martin McDonagh)
Mildred Hayes, is seeking justice for her daughter’s murder. Frustrated at the local police force’s ineptitude, Mildred takes matters into her own hands to ensure that the media, local citizens and the police take her plight seriously and find her daughter’s killer.
One of the best films of the last year – winning 2 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globes and 5 BAFTAs – this dark comedy drama stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.
Cert: 15 / 115 mins / contains some violence and very strong language.
Friday 21st September 2018:
“The Post” (Steven Spielberg)
his thrilling drama is based on true events and stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk and Sarah Paulson.
In the summer of 1971, the Washington Post faces a historic dilemma: whether or not to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret document that reveals the U.S. government knew for decades the Vietnam War was unwinnable. Executive editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and publisher Kay Graham (Streep) debate the best course of action. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.
The film is a timely reminder about the importance of the freedom of the press…