Film Night – “Judy” – Wed. 4 March 2020

Judy poster

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through.

Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”

Starring Oscar and BAFTAwinning Renée Zellweger, BAFTAnominated Jessie BuckleyRufus Sewell and Michael Gambon.

 

Doors open at 7.00pm      Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00              Cash Bar, Interval Ice Creams

 

Next on…Wed 1st April – ‘The Good Liar’

And in the pipeline…‘Sometimes, Always, Never’; ‘Little Women’;

‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’

Film Night – “Two Men went to War” – Wed. 5 February 2020

Two Men went to War (2002)This heart-warming comedy drama tells the true WWII story of two members of England’s Army Dental Corps, Sgt. Peter King (Kenneth Cranham), a World War I veteran who wishes to die fighting, and Private Leslie Cuthbertson (Leo Bill), a wet-behind-the-ears trainee.

Inspired to leave their posts and sneak into occupied territory in France, the two dentists go on a personal mission to fight the Germans.   On the way they find friendship and ultimately learn that, to be a true hero, all intentions must come from the heart.

 

Doors open at 7.00pm      Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00              Cash Bar, Interval Ice Creams

 

Next up…

Wed 4th March – ‘Judy’

Film Night – “Green Book” – Wed. 8 January 2020

Green Book posterDr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx.  Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

This is the true story of a remarkable friendship.

The film won three Oscars in 2018 – for Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, and Best Film.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC-_Gon2p9M

 

Doors open at 7.00pm      Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00              Cash Bar, Interval Ice Creams

 

Next up…

Wed. 5th February – ‘Two Men Went to War’

Wed 4th March – ‘Judy’

Film Night – “The Lion King” – Wed. 4 December 2019

The Lion King

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

A stunning Disney animated re-make of this heart-wrenching and heart-warming story…

At Lurgashall Village Hall

Doors open at 7.00pm              Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00                       Cash Bar, Interval Ices 

 

Looking forward to Film Nights for the start of 2020…

Wed. 8th January – ‘Green Book’

Wed. 5th February – ‘Two Men Went to War’

Wed 4th March – ‘Judy’

Film Night – “Stan and Ollie” – Wed. 6 November 2019

Stan and Ollie poster

Laurel and Hardy – the world’s greatest comedy team – face an uncertain future as the golden era of their Hollywood films is long behind them.  Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953.  The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past, and long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.

Steve Coogan as Stan Laurel and John C. Reilly as Oliver Hardy give superb performances in this touching and  funny film.

At Lurgashall Village Hall

Doors open at 7.00pm              Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00                       Cash Bar, Interval Ices 

 

 Looking ahead…. put the date in your diaries:The Lion King

Wednesday 4 December – ‘The Lion King’ 

Film Night – “Fisherman’s Friends” – Wed. 2 October 2019

Fisherman's Friends poster

Lurgashall Film Nights are back with this feel-good comedy based on a true story and set in the Cornish village of Post Isaac.

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty-singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy).  He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ as he tries to gain the respect of the unlikely band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune.

At Lurgashall Village Hall

Doors open at 7.00pm              Film starts at 7.30pm

Admission: £5.00                       Cash Bar, Interval Ices 

 

 Looking ahead…. films for November and December:

 6 November – ‘Stan & Ollie’ – about legendary comic duo Laurel & Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly

 4 December – ‘The Lion King’ – terrific Disney re-make