Looking back at our THIRD successful Chorleywood Film Festival here are a few highlights and the programME.
Thursday 7 March
Movie Quiz Night
Following its successful introduction last year, our Movie Quiz was back by popular demand! With questions set by the Film Club’s resident Quizmaster, the event provided a fun-filled opportunity to test the team’s film knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere.
Friday 8 March
The Happy Prince
Biographical Drama: Cert 15: 2018: 105 mins
Rupert Everett gives an outstanding performance as Oscar Wilde, depicting the fallen star in the final years of his life following his release from prison. We see a markedly different screen Wilde; frailer and more diminished yet whose wit and creativity endures. Directed & written by Rupert Everett. Also starring: Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas. (Very strong language, strong nudity and drug misuse).
Saturday 9 March, morning
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Fantasy Adventure: Cert 12: 2018: 133 mins
This second film in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel sees Magi-zoologist, Newt Scamander being recruited by Albus Dumbledore to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested in an increasingly divided wizarding world. Directed by David Yates; Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler. (Moderate fantasy threat).
N.B. This film is classified ’12’. No one younger than 12 may attend this screening unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to bring a child under 12 should consider whether the film is suitable for that child.
Saturday 9 March, afternoon
Mini Movie Makers & Young Film-makers Results & Awards (Doors open 2.00pm)
The hall was packed with young film makers and their families who joined us for the session where entries in both Competitions were shown. On hand to announce the winners and to present the Chorleywood Film Festival Awards were the Judging Panel of award-winning film directors – David Yates, Graham Ralph & Ed Foster. David, the Festival’s patron was also interviewed by Martin Clarkson, our MC for the afternoon.
Tickets (adults & children): £2
Competition participants: free entry
Saturday 9 March, Evening
Crime Drama: Cert 15: 2018: 135mins
Set in the early 1970s, this multiple award-nominated film tells the incredible true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. Ron resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community by bravely setting out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Directed by Spike Lee; Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Ashlie Atkinson, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace; (Racist violence and language, and very strong language).
Sunday 10 March, Afternoon
The Odyssey (L’odyssée) (Doors open at 2.00pm)
Biographical Adventure: Cert PG: 2017: 122 mins: Subtitled
We joined forces with the Twinning Association to screen this French biopic of Jacques Cousteau, the French David Attenborough. During the 1960s this highly influential and fearlessly ambitious aquatic pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist – introduced worldwide audiences to the unseen wonders of the deep. However, his expeditions and infidelities took their toll on his wife and their sons. Directed by Jérôme Salle. Starring: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou. (Mild bad language, threat and brief mild violence).
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