Warkworth Community CinemaContact - Mike Kilkenny. Tel: 01665 710180. Email: woodend.kilkenny @ gmail.com
The Community Cinema normally meets on the first Friday of each month at 19:30. It started in 2010 with "A Passage to India" and continues to provide 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.
Friday 5 July 2019: The Green Book (2018). Peter Farrelly. PG-13, 2Hr 10Min. Biography/Comedy/Drama. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Maherslala Ali and Linda Cardinelli Set in the 1960‘s, a tough nightclub bouncer is looking for work and the most promising offer is that of driver to an African American classical pianist on a tour of the Deep South. As the tour progresses an unlikely friendship and respect develops between the disparate couple as they face the injustices of racial segregation. An interesting comparison may be made with the plot line of our recent showing of Driving Miss Daisy.
Friday 6 September 2019: The Wife (2017). Bjorn Bunge.R. 1Hr 30 Min, Drama. Starring Glen Close Jonathan Pryce and Max Irons A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talents, dreams and ambitions to boost the career of her charismatic but flawed husband. A fateful pact built upon a marriage of unequal compromises. The film culminates as she reaches breaking point on the eve of the Nobel presentation. Superb acting from Glenn Close in an award winning performance
Friday 4 October 2019: Yuli (2018 ). Paul Laverty. 1Hr 55Min. Biography/Drama/Music. Starring Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso abd Kayvin Martinez. An unflinching biopic of a Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a legend in the dance world and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles. A dancer who did not want to dance and as a young man preferred football. This energetic, emotionally reflective film traces his life from scrappy juvenile tearaway to ballet superstar. Think of a Caribbean Billy Elliot.
Friday 1 Nov 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018). Bryan Stringer. PG-13. 2Hr 14 Min. Biography/Drama/Music. Starring Rami Malak, Lucy Buynton and Gwlym Lee. A foot stamping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered conventions to become one of the most loved entertainers in the land. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. Mercury‘s idiosyncratic tastes in all things leads to the inevitable break-up of the band but the story ends on a high as they re-unite in a renowned Live Aid performance.
Friday 6 December 2019: Stan and Ollie (2018). Jon S Baird. PG. 1Hr 30Min. Biography/Drama/Comedy. Starring Steve Coogan, John C Reilly and Shirley Henderson. A love letter to cinema‘s odd couple. Steve Coogan and John C Reilly excel in this bittersweet film about the twilight years of the great double act. This affectionate drama balances humour and pathos, laughter and tears. Joined at the hip but sometimes separated at their heart, the film begins with them at the top of their game in 1937 Hollywood, popular but underpaid. Sixteen years later they visit Newcastle during their long decline. Throughout there is an intriguing interplay between the performers real and fictional personas that lends emotional weight to the "stuff and nonsense" of their act. A lovely, generous, tonic for the Christmas season.