Something Special….This Way Comes!

Chorleywood Film Festival takes place in just two weeks (13-15th March) and you can buy tickets online or in person at Chorleywood Bookshop.

This special weekend celebrating film and film-making is brought to you in conjunction with Chorleywood Bookshop and Ultimate Destinations are sponsoring the Festival once again.

It gets off to a cracking start on Friday evening (13th) with Renée Zellweger’s spellbinding and multi-award winning performance as Judy Garland in Judy (Cert 12. 118 mins).

Starting at midday on Saturday (14th March), we have the special session devoted to the 2020 Mini Movie Maker and Young Filmmakers Competitions. We’ll be screening all the entries, announcing the results, presenting the awards – plus, two of Britain’s leading film directors will be joining us. Come see and celebrate the talents of all these local young filmmakers!  Entry is free but subject to the Hall’s capacity limitations, so be sure to come early.

Saturday evening’s film, The Keeper (Cert.15, 120 mins) is a compelling romantic drama.  It tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German PoW and Margaret Friar, the Englishwoman he fell in love with and married. Against a backdrop of public hostility and prejudice, Trautmann became Manchester City’s goalkeeper – playing for them in the 1955 and 56 FA Cup Finals. His courageous performances elevated him to a sporting icon but fate soon twisted the knife for Bert and Margaret and their love and loyalty to each other was put to the ultimate test.

The Festival closes on Sunday afternoon (15th) with a fantastic family finale!  Parents and children are invited to ‘Rock Up, Dressed Up‘ at 1.30 pm. as any film or cartoon character they like for a fancy dress parade and a prize for the best child’s costume.

Then at approx 2.00 pm. we’ll be screening the delightful sci-fi comedy, Farmageddon (Cert. U / 86 mins).  This latest Shaun the Sheep movie from Aardman Animations is suitable for children and adults alike.

All Festival events take place at the War Memorial Hall, Common Road.  For the Friday and Saturday evening screenings, the doors and bar open at 7.30pm. and the programmes begin at 8.30pm.

Tickets for each screening: £6 : (Under 15s: £3 – subject to each film’s certification) available from the Bookshop, online or on the door, if still available.

Please note: The Black Horse pub will be offering special meal promotions (including Early Bird Suppers) to Film Festival go-ers throughout the weekend – see for full details.

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