First of all, many thanks to everyone who attended the Film Festival. Audience feedback on all the sessions was extremely positive and hopefully everyone thought the whole event worthwhile.
But back to our 2017/18 season…
If a ripping adventure based on an incredible true story sounds right up your street, then our screening of The Lost City of Z (15) should be high on your ‘To Do list for March.
The film tells how in the early years of the 20th Century, the British cartographer, explorer and archaeologist Percy Fawcett journeyed into the Amazon and discovered evidence of a previously unknown civilisation that may once have existed in the region.
Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which viewed indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returned to his beloved jungle time and again in an attempt to prove his case.
Directed by James Gray and starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland, The Lost City of Z is a heroic tale of passion, courage and obsession – an epically-scaled tribute to the exploratory spirit.
“Has everything you could possibly want in an adventure tale.”
Joshua Rothkopf , Time Out
“..as transporting, profound and staggering in its emotional power as anything I’ve seen in the cinema in years”
Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
The screening takes place at the War Memorial Hall on Friday 16th March. Please note that the doors and Bar will open at 7.15 and the programme begins at 7.45 p.m. As the film is 140 mins long, we will also be having a short intermission during the screening.
Tickets: £6 in advance from Chorleywood Bookshop, online or on the door – if still available.
N.B. The film has a ‘15’ certificate and contains some violence, gory images, brief strong language and nudity.