Two important things are happening Film Club-wise this Friday.
First, it marks the closing date for the Young Film-makers Competition we’ve been running since the summer. All entries need to be handed into Chorleywood Bookshop by 5.30 pm. The judging panel will be watching them in the coming weeks and the winning films announced – and shown – at the Film Festival in February. More information about that in the coming days…
And second, our first screening of 2018 takes place later on Friday evening. A Street Cat Named Bob is just the thing to give you a warm glow on a cold winter’s night and the good news is that tickets are still available.
The film tells the true story of young homeless busker, James Bowen, living hand-to-mouth on the streets of London, who finds an injured ginger cat. James can’t resist helping the cat, who he names Bob, and slowly nurses him back to health. When Bob is sent on his way, James imagines he will never see him again – but Bob has other ideas. Soon the two become inseparable and their diverse and comic adventures transform both their lives.
The film – which contains some mild bad language – stars Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat (himself), Joanne Froggatt and Ruta Gedmintas. It was directed by veteran Canadian-British film-maker, Roger Spottiswoode.
“I defy anyone to leave in a bad mood. James and Bob seem like good people. Or good cats.”
Charlotte O’Sullivan, London Evening Standard
A Street Cat Named Bob (Cert:12 / 103 mins) is being screened at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road this Friday (19th January). Doors and the bar open at 7.30pm and the programme starts at 8.00 pm.
Tickets: £6 in advance from Chorleywood Bookshop, online or on the door – if still available.