Warkworth Community Cinema: July/Dec 2011
Screenings start at 7.30pm at Memorial Hall, Warkworth
2 July 11
Kings Speech (2010) Tom Harper. 12A. 118 min. English
Biography/Drama/History starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
The story of King George VI, his impromptu accession to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the uncertain monarch to become worthy of it at a critical time in the nation’s history.
6 August 11
Kolya (1996) Jan Sverak. 12. 105 min. Czech. English sub-titles. Drama/History starring Zdenek Sverak and Silvia Suvaduva.
A charming tale of a growing friendship between a disgraced Czech concert cellist, reduced to playing at funerals and painting grave stones and a young Russian boy he inherits from a marriage of convenience during the collapse of the Soviet Union.
3 September 11
Doubt (2008) John Patrick Shanley. 15. 104 min. American
Drama/Mystery starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams
In a Bronx Catholic School, a popular parish priest’s ambiguous relationship with a troubled young black student is questioned by the school’s Principal. A rare Hollywood excursion into religious/social controversy.
1 October 11
Il Postino (1994) Michael Radford. U. 108 min. Italian. English sub-titles.
Biography/Comedy/Drama starring Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret and Maria Grazia Cucinotte
On a remote Mediterranean island, a simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet (the exiled Chilean Pablo Neruda) and uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.
5 November 11
Made in Dagenham (2010) Nigel Cole. 15. 113 min. English
Comedy/ Drama/History featuring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Geraldine James
A dramatisation of the 1968 strike of female machinists at the Ford car plant on the issue of equal pay. Calendar girls with a union card. Stereotypes to meet all prejudices but heart warming all the same.
3 December 11
Of Gods and Men (2010) Xavier Beauvois. 15. 122 min. French/Arabic. English sub-titles.
Drama/History starring Lambert Wlson, Michael Lonsdale and Olivier Rabourdin.
In an impoverished Algerian community threatened by fundamentalists, a group of Cistercian monks must decide to go or stay. An austere yet moving tale of our times based on an actual occurrence. I f you like Monteverdi vespers in French this is for you.