Warkworth Community CinemaContact - Mike Kilkenny. Tel: 01665 710180. Email: woodend.kilkenny @ gmail.com
The Community Cinema has been running for seven years with performances in the Main Hall on the first Saturday of each month at 19:30. The programme is a mix of Mainstream and World Cinema. An entrance donation of £4 is encouraged and goes to support the maintenance/development of the Hall. Refreshments are available in the Supper Room, with profits being donated to charity.
2nd June 2018: Hidden Figures (2016) - Theodore Malfi. PG. 2Hr 7Min. American. Biography/Drama/History. Starring Taraji Hanson. Octavia Spenser and Janelle Monae The story of a team of three female African/American mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the early years of the US space programme. The film follows them working furiously on the calculations for the launch and re-entry of John Glenn‘s 1962 mission as the first American to orbit the Earth. By this time, the Russians had launched the first satellite and put the first person into an Earth orbit. The US was desperate to claw back this advantage and win the space race and by extension the Cold War.
7th July 2018: Waking Ned (1998) - Kirk Jones. PG-13. 1Hr 31 Min. English. Comedy. Starring Ian Bannen, David Kelly and Fionnula Flanagan. The lucky winner of the Irish National Lottery sadly dies from the shock of it. His fellow villagers conspire to keep his death a secret while hoping to keep the prize money close to home. Things get serious when the lottery officials arrive to authenticate the win. A humorous plot with many twists and turns against the backdrop of scenic rural Ireland.
4th August 2018: The Post (2017) - Steven Spielberg. PG-13. 1Hr 56 Min. American. Biography/Drama/History. Starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Sarah Paulson. A cover-up over the American involvement in Viet-Nam that spanned four US Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard –driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the Press and the Government. Committed performances by Streep and Hanks illuminate this political thriller which was shot and edited in less than 6 months substantially in New York. Cross-references and allusions to the present day are everywhere.
1st September 2018: A gastronomic double Bill
- The Party (2017) - Sally Potter. R. 1hr 11Min. English. Comedy/Drama. Starring Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas and Patricia Clarkson. A celebratory dinner party is thrown by a rising politician for a select group of friends. The upbeat ambience is soon shattered as secrets surface and the scene descends into a domestic war zone. A comedy of tragic proportions.
- Le Diner de Cons (1998) - Francis Veber. PG-13. 1hr 20 Min. French. English sub-titles.Comedy/Drama. Starring Thierry Lhermitte, Jacques Villeret and Francis Huster. To amuse themselves, a group of well off people invite a dimwit for dinner to talk of his hobbies. Whoever, brings the biggest fool wins. The original mean intentions are overturned as roles are reversed in this very French black comedy.
6th October 2018: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Martin McDonagh. R. 1Hr 55 Min. American. Crime/Drama. Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. A determined mother, John Wayne in a boiler suit, is seeking justice for her murdered daughter. She puts up road signs to goad the police into more action but the law do not take kindly to the provocation and the townsfolk are on their side. The film is fast moving and breathlessly entertaining with a masterful script that spins effortlessly from the funny to the tragic and back again. Once more, this director explores the good that is in the worst of us and the bad which is in the best of us.
3rd November 2018: Graduation (2016) - Christian Mungiu. R. 2 Hr 8 Min. French/Rumanian. English sub-titles. Crime/Drama. Starring Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragas and Lia Bugnar. A film about compromises and parental roles. Set in Eastern Europe, a physician father struggles with his ambition to help his bright daughter win a scholarship to study abroad in England and escape the endemic corruption which pervades their small town. As favours and obligations stack up, he has to compromise with his long-held ideals. Does the end justify the means.
1st December 2018: Paddington 2 (2017) - Paul King. PG. 1Hr 43 Min. English. Animation/Adventure/Comedy. Starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant and Hugh Bonneville. Paddington 2 picks up with the jovial bear happily ensconced in the Brown family in Windsor Gardens where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade everywhere he goes. A sweet natured, thoroughly enjoyable sequel which is heart-warming fare for all the family.