Our Movie Nights are always very popular, and typically are run every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Doors open at 7.00pm, as does the bar, and tickets are £5.00
Our next presentations are:
TUESDAY MARCH 12th
The last Mike Leigh film we showed was Mr Turner and he, yet again, shows his skill in directing historical dramas in this his latest film.
It is a dramatisation of the circumstances leading to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, in which a crowd of 60,000 protesting for better political representation at St Peter’s Field in Manchester were attacked by the cavalry, leaving 15 dead and 700 injured.
Peterloo was eventually the seed of reform inspiring a new wave of national journalism, and latterly The Guardian newspaper. (No doubt you will have your own view whether that was a good or bad thing). The American Revolution had shown that defeating the British government was possible so having seen this and the Revolution across the Channel, suppression by those in power was driven by fear. These were people suffering hunger, because corn law tariffs had barred imports of cheap grain from the continent (sound familiar?).
Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, and Tim McInnerny, Leigh has created a film that is complex, rousing and rewarding.
STAN AND OLLIE
TUESDAY APRIL 9th
This movie retells the true story of Laurel and Hardy’s 1953 tour of Britain and Ireland, post-prime, age-worn, with their partnership of 32 years fraying at the seams. They have two things still going for them: history and genius. But their closest allies and confidants are now their wives Ida and Lucille.
Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, this heart-warming film relates what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. Despite half-empty houses and low-rent lodgings, the pair gradually find their feet. But it’s the arrival of the wives that really shifts things up a gear. This is a polished, revealing, accessible biopic, laden with nods and nudges to their glory days.
Tickets £5 on the door, which will open, along with the bar, at 7pm.