The next film to be shown in Morpeth Town Hall
Friday 2 March 2018 @ 7pm
Hidden Figures (2016) cert PG
Running time 2 hours 7 mins
Director: Theodore Melfi
Starring: Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
Screenplay: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Genres: Biography, drama, history
Three African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the 1962 launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that turned around the space race and galvanized the world. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. Nominated for three Oscars in 2017, including Best Picture.
“A moving, important and furiously upbeat tale for our times.” (Empire)
“A satisfying tale of triumph, full of warmth and crowd-pleasing scenes.” (Daily Mail)
Films coming soon
All showing at 7pm in Morpeth Town Hall
Director: Kenneth Lonergan
Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan
Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), lives a life of limited human interaction and emotion. After the death of his older brother, Lee is shocked that he has been made sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.
A family drama which won the BAFTAs and Oscars for both best actor and original screenplay, it has “tremendous heart and soul. No wonder it left me wanting more.” (Observer)
Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Sam Claflin, Gemma Arterton, Nicholas Murchie, Bill Nighy
Writers: Gaby Chiappe
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from France. Like Hidden Figures it shows a female character stepping purposefully into a man’s world, and gives a different perspective to the evacuation shown in our recent screening of Dunkirk.
“A big-hearted and witty drama.... (with a) swell of warmth and unstuffy empathy. The humour is fortified by sterling work from Bill Nighy, deliciously vain as ageing star Ambrose Hilliard and gloriously hammy in character... “ (Guardian)
Director: Garth Davies
Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham
Screenplay: Luke Davies
Genres: Biography, Drama
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. He has to learn to survive alone, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Based on a true story, it features an all star cast Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman.
Nominated for numerous awards and winning two BAFTAs, it is “an emotional odyssey..... epic, capturing an amazing life divided between two very different worlds; but it maintains an intimacy that is so engaging.” (Empire)