This film event is free – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda
Drama, History, Thriller
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.
In the cold war, a lawyer, James B. Donovan is recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers. The pilot was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission and stays in the company of a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel, who was arrested for espionage in the US.
Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance red hot in Steven Spielberg’s magnificent cold war thriller. The tense negotiations over the recovery of U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1960s Berlin are the real-life backdrop to this wonderfully uncynical thriller scripted by the Coen brothers
Critics Consensus: Bridge of Spies finds new life in Hollywood’s classic Cold War espionage thriller formula, thanks to reliably outstanding work from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Film starts 8.45pm – free admission – recommended donation to Mountain Rescue £2 Joining us for food – we have our main weekend evening menu options available from £10.95 or £14.95 for 2 courses– please book ahead.
Note: This is the last of our weekend film slots until after the summer! Our special Summer programme of Japanses films screened in conjunction with the Wordsworth Trust will be announced shortly.
Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
97% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes ‘It’s far from comfortable viewing, but 12 Years a Slave’s unflinchingly brutal look at American slavery is also brilliant — and quite possibly essential — cinema.’
Mark Kermode – The Observer, Sunday 12 January 2014
‘Steve McQueen deserves every gong going for his unflinching portrayal of slavery.’
Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
Joining us for food – we have BBQ’d Cumberland Sauasages from 6.30pm £3.95 plus other main evening menu options available from £10.50 – please book ahead.
Film Screening Saturday 21st December
The Impossible (2012) – 114 min PG-13
Director: J.A. Bayona
Stars: Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
Genres – Drama | History | Thriller
The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
A regular family – Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three kids – travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them?
81% Tomatometer – Review on Rotten Tomatoes
‘The screenplay isn’t quite as powerful as the direction or the acting, but with such an astonishing real-life story at its center, The Impossible is never less than compelling.’
Review by Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian, Thursday 27 December 2012
‘Ewan McGregor produces a sledgehammer performance as a father floundering in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in an intelligent drama by the makers of The Orphanage’
Film starts 8.30pm – free admission Joining us for food – please book ahead