The next film to be shown in Morpeth Town Hall
Friday 7 September 2018
Victoria & Abdul (2017)
Running Time 1 hour 51 mins
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith
Screenplay: Lee Hall
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.
Victoria & Abdul is easy, too, in the way that a well-constructed film should be. It’s a combination of Oscar-worthy acting, crisp writing, beautiful cinematography and gorgeous costume designs.
Fri 5 October
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Screenplay: Anthony McCarten
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War ll as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee 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.
Fri 2 November
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks,
Screenplay: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government's deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband's business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive exposé on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However the Post's plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America's democratic ideals in the balance. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Fri 7 December
Director: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Screenplay: Martin McDonagh
Genre(s): Crime, Drama,
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award nominee Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures
2nd MORPETH MOVIE WEEKEND
Fri 8 and Sat 9 February 2019
We have started planning the next Movie Weekend and are considering which films
people might like to see.
If you have a suggestion please let us know using the email link below.