Village Cinema

Weston Longville Village Cinema

FILMS FOR SUMMER 2019

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

To book tickets: wlvcinema@gmail. 

SATURDAY 18 MAY 2019

GREEN BOOK

2018   Biography/Comedy/Drama, 130 mins   12A

When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Winner of 3 Oscars – Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Ali) and Best Screenplay

“Mortensen turns in a charming, nuanced and comedically gifted performance that feels like his most accomplished yet.  Ali is even finer, playing an isolated, angry and often inebriated character unable to fully identity with, nor find acceptance within, either white or black communities. A man of few words and well-concealed emotions, the discreet way that he conveys Don’s heartache is, at points, terrifically moving.”  Radio Times

“A fabulous periodic soundtrack featuring jazz, crooners and artists of the time is combined with the classical compositions played so elegantly by Dr Shirley, creating a wonderful auditory experience throughout and ultimately making Green Book a lovely story of companionship in a period of eye-opening, immense hardship.”  The Upcoming

SATURDAY 15 JUNE 2019

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

2018   Real Life Drama, 106 mins   15

Very strong language, drug misuse

Based on the memoir of the curmudgeonly, cat-loving New York writer Lee Israel.  When demand for her trademark biographies of famous women dries up, she finds a lucrative alternative in turning out literary forgeries.  Her partner in crime is Jack Hock, one of the few friends she has not alienated by her cantankerous behaviour.  But her newfound wealth arouses the suspicion of the FBI.  Starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant, both Oscar-nominated for Best Actress/Actor.

“Can You Ever Forgive Me? is at once a low-stakes crime drama, a buddy comedy, a period piece and a loving tribute to a woman who at this point in her life and career did not feel loved. . . It comes from a place of understanding and love that few other biopics do, and it makes this difficult character a joy to meet.rogerebert.com

 “An inspired McCarthy uses her gift for sardonic humor to make Israel’s misanthropy acidly entertaining, while retaining just enough vulnerability to keep the character’s predicament sympathetic.”  Austin Chronicle

 “McCarthy’s performance here is a true tour de force.”  The Upcoming

 SATURDAY, 20TH JULY

THE FAVOURITE

2018   Historical Drama, 119 mins   15

Very strong language, strong sex

Olivia Colman won the Oscar for her performance as Queen Anne in this scabrous comedy about intrigue and ambition in the royal household. Sarah Lady Churchill (Rachel Weisz) sees herself supplanted in the Queen’s favour, and bed, by the upstart Abigail Masham (Emma Stone), a young woman who will stop at nothing to regain the social status which her father’s gambling habit has compromised.  Reverent, tasteful, restrained – The Favourite is none of these things. It’s hugely enjoyable but be warned: it is sexually explicit and there are constant instances of both f and c words.  Choose something else if you have a timid audience!

“Rich, ribald, often lethally vicious period farce.”  Sight and Sound

“Brilliantly bizarre.” The Upcoming

 “Salacious, savage and hypnotic.”  Urban Cinefile