Welcome to our Cinema Paradiso
“Frankly, my dear , I don’t give a damn.”
“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”
“A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fave beans and a nice Chianti”
“Show me the money!”
“Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape”
Based Seaham Town Hall the group will meet on the 4th Thursday of every month between 2pm and 5pm with a prompt 2.30pm start for the film.
Cost will be £3 including refreshment (Tea/Coffee)
Thursday 25th March
Belle is an excellent film with Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the starring role as the mixed race child raised in the home
of the Lord Chief Justice, played by Tom Wilkinson, who struggles with the need for 18th century propriety and
his promise to the deceased father of Belle Lindsay to love and protect the child. This was the age when the
evils of chattel slavery were still thought of as legitimate trade, and so Belle is not allowed to sit at dinner when
guests are invited, nor be allowed to attend a debutante coming out party.
Sadly Belle, a beautiful young woman of dusky skin has to be almost hidden away.
The film also incorporates the story of the Zong massacre in which over 100 slaves were thrown overboard from
a slave ship so that the owners might claim insurance.
Belle and her suitor John Davinier, brilliantly portrayed by Sam Reid help lighten the story from one of racism and
slavery to the changes that had to come forth with the Abolition of Slavery Act. Excellent performances from all.
It is a film of sadness, hope, romance and ultimately deliverance.
Running time 99mins
Film for May
A Mystery film
It is a 1992 comedy and some of the actors are Ewan McGregor Pete Postlethwaithe and Tara Fitzgerald.
Running time 103mins
Film for June
Calendar Girls details are :-
Hilariously quirky comedy starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. When twelve extraordinary members of the Women’s Institute, a proper local charity, decide they need a new way to raise money for a very worthy cause, they turn to their annual calendar. Not wanting to divorce themselves from the traditional photographs, they give the calendar a very traditional twist. Behind the baked goods, the apple pressing and the flower arrangements are the women completely nude! This heartfelt story will have you laughing and crying at the same time.
Running time 104 mins
Film for July
Swimming With Men:-
Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, discovering that making patterns in a pool can for a couple of hours at least smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage.
Initially keeping their personal lives in the locker, the ramshackle squad and coach Susan slowly learn to reveal their inner lives, as well as their paunches. But can they get their lives and routines in sync as they embark on an unlikely journey to Milan to compete in the World Championship?
Running time 96mins