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HARMANS CROSS MOVIE NIGHTS
Our July movie was the emotionally charged Lion, which proved to be popular with an above average audience of 78 people.
We continue on Tuesday 8 August with the award-winning Hidden Figures (cert. PG). Nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture, it was described as ‘funny, heart-warming and inspirational’ by Metro. The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) & Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations
The Telegraph headlined its 4-star review as ‘a space-race segregation drama full of star power’ and went on ‘not since Sister Act has a film fronted by black women had quite the commercial impact of Hidden Figures.
Underrate the star power of Henson, Spencer and Monáe at your peril; by the end of their film, you’ll certainly be doffing your hat to the women they’re playing too. Hidden in the sense of historically obscured – their contributions to the space race neglected and marginalised – this trio NASA employees had key roles to play in getting John Glenn into orbit in the early 1960s, and safely back.’ The Guardian critic said it was ‘rocket science with plenty of uplift...it is done with such verve that it’s hard to dislike... this splashy, feelgood period piece is every bit as enjoyable as a best picture Oscar-nominated blockbuster could hope to be’.
Movie Nights are held at Harmans Cross Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday every month. Tickets are £5 each and are only available at the door on the night. The hall and licensed bar will open at 7pm with the next feature’s trailer preceding the film at 7.30 and, with a 15 minute interval, August’s Movie Night will end around 9.50pm. Looking ahead to 12 September we have Denial, a drama based on the true story of the unsuccessful libel action brought by David Irving against Deborah Lipstadt, which hinged on the issue of 'Holocaust denial', and then Viceroy’s House on 10 October.
Our next Movie presentation - Tuesday 8 August
Bar opens 7.00 Films starts 7.30
Tickets £5 on the door
“ Hidden Figures”