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HARMANS CROSS MOVIE NIGHTS
This month we’re showing two films. On Tuesday 9 October, Lean on Pete and on Tuesday 23 October, in conjunction with The Purbeck Film Festival, The Post, both at 7.30 in Harman’s Cross Village Hall.
“Lean on Pete” follows fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, Oregon where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.
“The Post”, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is a must see. This thriller recalls the 1971 revelations of the Pentagon Papers, a devastating internal report that detailed how the White House had been lying about the Vietnam war. While Nixon seethes, newspaper editors head to the Supreme Court, asserting their constitutional right to speak truth to power. Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is adjusting to taking over the business of her late husband when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on the papers. Determined to compete, The Post manages to get a complete copy of the report. However, their plan to publish their findings is put in jeopardy with a federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the freedom of the press. A particularly apposite film given the current rantings from The White House.
Tickets £5 on the door, which will open, along with the bar, at 7pm.
Our next Movie presentations - Tuesday 9 & 23 October
Bar opens 7.00 Films starts 7.30
Tickets £5 on the door
“Lean on Pete”