Very few performers can boast a large catalogue of timeless ‘hits’ or reach the status of national treasures but Freddie Mercury and Queen are certainly amongst them. Come and see how it all happened when we screen Bohemian Rhapsody at the War Memorial Hall this month.
Tickets: £6. Buy tickets online, in person at Chorleywood Bookshop or on the door if available.
This Oscar winning drama, celebrating Queen and their charismatic lead singer and performer, recently became the most successful musical biopic of all time in box office terms.
The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success but in an unexpected turn Freddie, decides to leave to pursue a solo career.
Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of his former band-mates, Freddie manages to reunite the band just in time to give one of the greatest performances in rock history at Live Aid in 1985. The performance cements Queen’s legacy and continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Directed by Bryan Singer, the film stars Rami Malek, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers, Aidan Gillen, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Ben Hardy and Gwilym Lee.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/mP0VHJYFOAU
“Dazzlingly captures an era, a man and the universal quest for identity.”
Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
“Isn’t quite a killer queen…but there’s no denying it DOES have a kind of magic.”
Matthew Bond, The Mail on Sunday
“The film has a secret weapon: Rami Malek. As Mercury he is spectacular.”
Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
Bohemian Rhapsody (Cert.12 : 134 mins : moderate sex & drug references, infrequent strong language) is being screened at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road on Friday 17th May. The doors and bar open at 7.30p.m and the programme begins at 8.00p.m.