Crowcombe Community Cinema
Tickets for all films from Crowcombe Post Office (in the two weeks before each show) or from David Freemantle firstname.lastname@example.org
Not exactly multi-screen – more like your intimate Rialto or Gaiety of bygone days except the films are bang up to date and no breaks to change the reels. One or two films every month usually Sunday and Friday nights. In conjunction with Moviola (www.moviola.org) who provide a wide range of up to date films together with trailers and supporting shorts. Hearing loop.
Crowcombe Cinema at Crowcombe Hall
September to December 2019
Sunday 8th September
Red Joan (2018)
Joan Stanley is an elderly widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information – including details on the building of the atomic bomb – to the Soviet government. As the interrogation gets underway, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and her beliefs. Directed by Trevor Nunn, Judi Dench plays the old Joan with Sophie Cookson as the young Joan in 1940s Cambridge.
12; 1 hr 41 mins; BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, ESPIONAGE.
Friday 20th September
Keira Knightley delivers a playfully sly, subtly nuanced performance in this biographical drama about the titular French writer and performer. Focusing on Colette’s early power struggles with her egotistical husband (Dominic West) and her challenging of traditional gender boundaries, it’s an empowering and entertaining tale of a woman finding her own voice in a society in flux.
15; 1 hr 51 mins; BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA, HISTORY.
Sunday 13th October
Fisherman’s Friends (2019)
Corny it may be, but this gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability, helped by big-hearted performances from the cast. It’s inspired by the true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, an all-male a capella folk singing group from Port Isaac in Cornwall. 2019’s feel good film.
12A; 1 hr 52 mins; COMEDY, DRAMA, MUSIC.
Friday 25th October
Woman at War (2019)
Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminium industry in
Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she is finally
granted permission to adopt a baby girl from the Ukraine. A brilliant jet-black comedy about a woman fighting to save the planet and adopt a child at the same time.
12; 1 hr 40 mins; COMEDY, DRAMA. In Icelandic with sub-titles.
Sunday 10th November
A struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town wakes up after a freak accident to find that The Beatles have never existed. Directed by Danny Boyle and penned by Richard Curtis this is a wacky, winning comedy. Pure fantasy of joyous proportions.
12; 1 hr 56 mins; COMEDY, FANTASY, MUSIC.
Friday 22nd November
A thriller which tells the true story of one of the most spectacular escapes from communist East Germany in a homemade hot air balloon in the summer of 1979. An amazing true story told with grace and honesty by Herbig, shedding light on recent German history and the repercussions of splitting a country with a border wall…
12 2 hr 5 mins; DRAMA, HISTORY, THRILLER. In German with sub-titles
Sunday 8th December
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
An Ealing Comedy classic, rereleased for its 70th Birthday! Its history’s greatest serial killer movie, directed by Robert Hammer, and generally considered to be his masterpiece. Louis Mazzini is a poor suburban drapers assistant who finds that he is a distant relative of the Duke of d’Ascoyne. He plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs ahead of him in the line of succession. Alec Guinness plays all eight members of the noble clan.
12; 1 hr 52 mins; COMEDY.