Village Cinema

Weston Longville Village Cinema

FILMS FOR  Summer 2018

All films start at 7.30pm. tickets on the door £5 including luxury ice cream

To book tickets: wlvcinema@gmail.com

 

19 MAY 2018

FINDING YOUR FEET

 

2017   Comedy/Drama/Romance  115 mins   12A

 On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob (Imelda Staunton) discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend.  “Stunned, and needing somewhere to figure things out, she finds refuge with her estranged, bohemian older sister Bif (Celia Imrie), a woman who couldn’t be more different from Sandra if she tried. But could the change in scenery and dynamic be just what Sandra needs? Especially when she joins a community dance class and potential new romance with Charlie (Timothy Spall)?

Also starring Joanna Lumley.

“In this heart-warming modern comedy, a colourful group of defiant and energetic ‘baby boomers’ show Sandra that retirement is only the beginning, and that divorce might just give her a whole new lease of life – and love.” 

“Bitter sweet, with a pedigree English cast, Finding Your Feet may be predictable fare, but it has a heart of solid gold.”

16 JUNE 2018

DARKEST HOUR

2017   Drama/History  125 mins   PG

 Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.  Focus Features

 “If history is of any interest to you, this is one of three current films dealing with one of the most momentous events of WWII: Churchill’s handling of the crisis that led to the historic evacuation of the entire British army from Dunkirk in May 1940 . . .  In this the last of the three films (Andrew Dominik’s Churchill [2017] and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk [2017] being the others), Joe Wright wrangles yet another Churchill. The menu offered by these films is variations on a theme, but like a complex recipe, each results in something very different.” 

2 OSCARS: BEST ACTOR FOR GARY OLDMAN, BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRDRESSING

 21 JULY 2018

THE POST

 

2017   Drama/History  116 mins   12A

 Oscar winners Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks team up for the first time in this thrilling film based on a true story. Determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties, Katharine Graham (Streep), publisher of The Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. But the two must risk their careers – and their freedom – to bring truth to light in this powerful film with a celebrated cast. 

 “Stories that explore moral choices in this more complex way are still rare in Hollywood and certainly in Spielberg’s oeuvre. The Post is superbly handled throughout, intelligent and involving. It’s a timely reminder of why good, independent journalism matters.” 

“Depicting a world when newsprint still mattered, despite the dominance of TV, this period piece is predicated on a collective nostalgia for the good old days. But that’s not to say it doesn’t have a contemporary resonance. Distinctly Trumpian in its themes, The Post addresses our concerns about the current administration by framing it around an equally controversial previous incumbent.”