- 1h 41min
- Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
- Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jack Colgrave Hirst
William Shakespeare (Branagh) comes back to Stratford to find his family estranged from him. Branagh and screenwriter Elton search for the man behind the myth, but lose sight of the genius; there’s no sense of the writer’s intelligence or empathy and only McKellen as the Earl of Southampton brings any life to the proceedings.
Sat 25 Jan
The year is 1613, and Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Directed by Kenneth Brannagh who also plays the troubled bard. Written by Ben Elton and co-starring Judi Dench and Ian McKellan (UK 2018)
Sat 25 Jan
Is it really 25 years since this comedy first delighted the world? Deftly written by Richard Curtis and directed by the versatile Mike Newell, Four Weddings is as good as its word, breezily following a small circle of friends through every one of the events the title promises. The pitch-perfect profanity, bumbling romanticism and Hugh Grants floppy-fringed charm remain enduringly, endearingly funny. (UK 1994)
Sat 28 Mar
Two great players, Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall, spark off each other in Mrs Lowry Son. The film takes us into the world of one of the UKs greatest artists at the time when he was working as a rent collector - and struggling with his elderly and dominating mothers disapproval. An entertaining showcase for two first-class performers. (UK 2019)
Fri 7 Feb
Laurel Hardy, a great comedy team, set out on a tour of Britain in 1953. Ageing and with their golden era in Hollywood over, they face an uncertain future. A film made with an enormous amount of care and affection - and Steve Coogan and John C Reilly don't just perform. They resurrect. (UK 2019)
Sat 25 Apr
Robert Redford plays a New York-based CIA employee. Returning from lunch, he discovers that everyone in his office has been murdered. When an attempt is made on his life, he finds himself on the run from both the CIA and the police. Faye Dunaway is the woman who get caught up in the intrigue. A tense, intelligent thriller from Sydney Pollack that hasnt been seen recently - now fully restored to high definition crispness. (USA 1975)
Sat 29 Feb
A rural picture palace in the pretty village of Feckenham. Classics and brand new films shown in the old fashioned way – red plush, usherettes, full supporting programmes – but using the latest HD Digital technology. Also Fecken Odeon 2 – a smaller cinema showing arthouse and foreign films.
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