Friday 20th September 2019
GREEN BOOK (Dir. Peter Farrelly)
2018: Cert. 12. Drama Comedy: 127 mins: infrequent strong language, moderate violence
Winner of the 2019 ‘Best Picture’ Oscar, GREEN BOOK tells the heart-warming true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for a highly-educated African-American classical pianist for a concert tour through the Deep South in 1962.
Directed by Peter Farrelly, starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cadellini.
“…a handsomely made and watchable picture, there is a real warmth in Ali and Mortensen’s performances.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
Friday 18th October 2019
THE EAGLE HUNTRESS (Dir. Otto Bell)
2016: Cert. U. Documentary: 89 mins
This inspirational award-winning documentary is suitable for all the family. A 13-year-old girl trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Featuring some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest has the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.
Directed by Otto Bell, narrated by Daisy Ridley.
“…overwhelmingly worth seeing.” Edward Porter, The Sunday Times
Friday 15th November 2019
ROCKETMAN (Dir. Dexter Fletcher)
2019: Cert. 15. Musical Drama: 116 mins: drug misuse, sex, very strong language
This hit fantasy musical drama is based on the life and career of singer, songwriter and musician Elton John. It tells the story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, starring Taron Egerton, Richard Madden and Jamie Bell.
“…a heart-racing, toe-tapping, all-glitter-cannons-blazing triumph.” Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph
friday 17th january 2020
yesterday (dir. danny boyle, written by richard curtis)
2019: Cert. 12: Romantic Musical Fantasy: 112 mins: infrequent strong language, drug references, moderate sex references
Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter whose dreams of fame were rapidly fading…but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Before the door to his old life closes forever, Jack must decide if all he needs is love, after all.
Directed by Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis this romantic rock ‘n’ roll comedy stars Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Ed Sheeran.
“A glowing tribute to The Beatles and their music, this is both a toe-tapping pleasure to watch and a smart, occasionally scathing look at how we get things wrong.”
Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine
“A film to make you cry, laugh and leave with a song in your heart…”
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro (UK)
“Yesterday may be built on the hits of old, but it finds its own genially infectious groove”.
Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
friday 21st february 2020
LEAVE NO trace (dir. debra granik)
2018: Cert. 12: Drama: 109 mins: mild injury detail, drug references
Chorleywood War Memorial Hall, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
In this heart-rending father and daughter drama, Will (an Iraq war veteran) and his 13 year old daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services and forced to integrate back into society. Whilst his daughter begins to connect with others and thrive, Will struggles and after clashing with their new surroundings, they set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.
Directed by Debra Granik, starring Ben Foster, Thomasin McKenzie, Jeff Kober and Dale Dickey. Tickets: £6 for adults; £3 for under 15s.
“It’s both thought-provoking and life-affirming.”
Matthew Bond, The Mail On Sunday
movie quiz on saturday 22nd February 2020
Do you like and watch films? Why not join us for our annual Movie Quiz?
Our resident quizmaster will be at the podium once again to test your knowledge of film trivia.
Book a whole table for a maximum team of 8, come by yourself or as a couple and join with others on the night! A cheese platter supper and nibbles are included in the ticket price and a bar will be available throughout the evening serving both alcoholic and soft drinks.
Come for the glory or come for the fun; it’s a really great night out!
Tickets (advance sales only): £10 per person
Online and in person at Chorleywood Bookshop.
Please note: the maximum team size for the Movie Quiz night is eight. If you’re purchasing your tickets online rather than at Chorleywood Bookshop and are going to be part of a team, please contact us and let us know who the other team members will be so that we can ensure you’re seated together on the same table on the night. Alternatively you might consider purchasing all the tickets for your team and sorting out reimbursement with your friends.