Kennet Valley Hall Cinema – Movies for Winter 2018
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Tickets are £6-00 and doors open 7-00pm
Films start at 7-30pm
|Sunday 14th October – “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”
A writer (Lily James) forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
“If the film’s intriguing title gives you an appetite, take the leap and have a bite. Having the courage to reach for what you want is the essence of this engaging film that captures not only the imagination but also the heart. Adapted from the novel by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, Four Weddings and a Funeral director Mike Newell uses his considerable skills to weave together a richly layered film that is both uplifting and moving. It encompasses a war story, a mystery tale and a love triangle, while instilling an enticing sense of place for its stunning Guernsey setting. Lily James shines as the protagonist, a writer searching for her milieu and direction in life. It’s delightful.”
|Sunday 18th November – “Phantom Thread”
Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
|Sunday 9th December – “The Mercy”
The incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The struggles he confronted on the journey while his family awaited his return is one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times. Starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz.
“The Mercy is a powerful and compelling story told with care and compassion by a brilliant cast. Whether Crowhurst deserves that compassion might divide audiences. But Marsh’s film invites us not to judge Crowhurst but to judge ourselves. What would we do in those same circumstances?”
“For those unfamiliar with this mysterious voyage, The Mercy delivers a must-see feature, as the story is a truly captivating one, and for those acquainted with it, Marsh et al bring a fresh approach to the abiding tale of the seven months and two days the Teignmouth Electron spent at sea.”