Harmans Cross Village Hall

Harmans Cross

 Village Hall  

Bookings Hotline 07769 826994 ( Weekdays 9.30 am to 7.00 pm please )  

826 994

Tel: 07769

826 994


Our June movie was the heart-warming A Street Cat Named Bob, which was well received by the audience of 55 people despite it being a hot sunny evening.

We continue on Tuesday 11 July with the ‘stirring true-life drama’ (Daily Telegraph): Lion (cert PG) starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman. The true story of a lost and found Lion was described as ‘a relentless tearjerker’ by The Week magazine. Winner of the  International Film of the Year in the Evening Standard British Film Awards and two BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Luke Davies).

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. He must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home embarking on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.

‘Saroo scrutinising swathes of India on Google Earth could easily have been boring’ said the Times critic ‘and it’s a testament to Patel’s engaging performance that we are riveted by every click of his mouse’. There’s also strong support from Nicole Kidman as his kindly but conflicted adoptive mother– ‘the most impressive she’s been for years’ said Empire. Awarding the film 4 out of 5 stars, the Guardian critic said ‘we are emotionally snared by this story....which has a swelling, tear-jerking crescendo of an ending’ while the Telegraph’s 4-star review headline read: ‘Nicole Kidman's Oscar contender will rip you to pieces’.

Movie Nights are held at Harmans Cross Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday every month.’ Tickets are £5 each and are only available at the door on the night. The hall and licensed bar will open at 7pm with the next feature’s trailer preceding the film at 7.30 and, with a 15 minute interval, July’s Movie Night will end around 9.40pm. Looking ahead we move on to the award-winning Hidden Figures on 8 August, followed by Denial and Viceroy’s House in September and October.

Nigel Edmonds

Our next Movie presentation - Tuesday 11  July

Bar opens 7.00  Films starts 7.30

Tickets £5 on the door

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