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Cinema

Beare Green Community Association (BGCA) is proud to present our Community Cinema for the benefit of all. The films have to be licensed, so we charge a minimal entry fee of £5 per person. Doors open 6.45pm on the night - Short film and trailers precede the movie. There is a licensed bar, ice cream, snacks and refreshments all available to you. To pre-book tickets contact bookings@bgca.org.uk or phone 07826 340143

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MEREBANK MOVIES are proud to present, for your entertainment, the following films on the Beare Green Big Screen. It's your very own community cinema. Truly Pix By The Pond!

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Saturday 13th October - 7.30pm

ON CHESIL BEACH

Based on the novella by Ian McEwan, it is the story of Florence and Edward (Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle), young university graduates getting married in 1962. She is a talented and ambitious classical musician from a well-to-do family and he is a clever young man from humbler origins. Both have first-class degrees and, in consequence, no small opinion of themselves.  The wedding night is a painful, intimately humiliating fiasco with devastating consequences.

“The soundtrack perfectly mimics the stories of our leads, with rebellious rock‘n’roll battling against plaintive chamber music. A strong directorial debut from Cooke and consummate performances from Ronan and Howle deliver a restrained yet touching adaptation of McEwan’s work, which picks apart the dizzying highs, lonely lows and the cruel what-ifs of an unfulfilled love.”  The Upcoming

“Overall, this is a solid drama made from a stellar book, but if you see it even just for the two performances, you won’t be disappointed.”  rogerebert.com

 

Saturday 10th November - 7.30pm

THE HAPPY PRINCE

Starring Rupert Everett, who also wrote and directed it, this is the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde.  Released from Reading Gaol, he leaves England never to return and wanders around Europe penniless and ill.

“In The Happy Prince Everett not only steps into the shoes of the Victorian writer and raconteur but makes his writing and directing debut. The result is a mixed bag, as while Everett the actor masterfully evokes the mournful mix of decadence and decay of the last years of Wilde, Everett the filmmaker is, like so many before him, too much in love with the brilliant old rogue for his own good.”  Eye for Film

“This poignant dramatisation of Wilde’s final years in exile is a powerful parable of passion and redemption.”  The Guardian

“Who knew that Rupert Everett had it in him? The 58-year-old actor and writer, who made a big splash in the 1980s with Another Country and Dance with a Stranger, and has seemingly teetered on the brink of oblivion ever since (ill-advised pop career, gossipy memoirs, public meltdown on Celebrity Apprentice), has produced an 11th-hour masterpiece in The Happy Prince.”  The Times

 

Saturday 8th December - 7.30pm

THE LEISURE SEEKER

John and Ella Robina (Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren) have shared a wonderful life for more than fifty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and has chosen to stop treatment. John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, they escape from the grown-up children and doctors who seem to run their lives, and leave their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery.

“This first English-language film from the Italian director Paolo Virzì is an impeccably acted, teary-funny comedy about an ageing couple coming to terms with the fact that their days of living independently are numbered.”  The Telegraph

“The so-called “Marigold Effect” is still with us. After The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel became a hit in 2012, the term was coined to describe studios’ sudden willingness to finance twinkly comedy dramas for and about pensioners. . . The Leisure Seeker is so rich, sparky, surprising and poignant that it justifies the trend singlehandedly.”  The Economist

“There may not be a great deal of innovation at work here, but there are many moments of real poignance in this circuitous journey. There is a sense of destination for the narrative throughout, but The Leisure Seeker ultimately doesn’t gather the speed it perhaps should, and takes a few too many narrative detours – though still plays on the heartstrings. It promises tears, laughs and gasps but, most of all, a stark and empathic look at dignity and love late in life.”  The Upcoming

 

 

 

 

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