The Spring Centre at The Hospice of St Francis
Doors Open 6:45pm - Film Starts 7:00pm
Our Film Forums are held at the Spring Centre at The Hospice of St Francis on the first Wednesday of the Month.
A suggested donation of £5 for refreshments.
Stan & Ollie
Wednesday 2nd October
As the title of the film suggests, using their first names rather than Laurel and Hardy by which they were better known in show business, this film looks at the relationship of one of the most enduring and loved partnerships in cinema history. That relationship was certainly not always smooth as the film shows but it always seemed caring over all those years they were together. Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly do a great job of bringing this to life and the result is a poignant and touching story whether you ever enjoyed their humour or not. Definitely worth watching.
Wednesday 6th November
With World AIDS Day held in December, it is a good time to screen Bohemian Rhapsody, a film about one of the most famous people ever to die of the disease. Lovers of Queen will enjoy the music and the story of the band but those not so keen on the music will be moved by the story of Freddie Mercury’s life. The film culminates at the band’s celebrated performance at Live Aid in 1985 when Freddie and the rest of the band knew he had AIDS and was going to die of it. Rami Malek won the best actor Oscar for an utterly convincing portrayal of Freddie. Don’t miss it if you’ve never seen it and come and see it again if you have.
Wednesday 4th December
This multi-award winning film picked up the Oscar for the best picture. It is based on a true story set during the Civil Rights Movement. It is about the collision of two very different lives. The characters are thrown together when Frank, a bouncer at a nightclub, is hired as the driver for Don, a black classical pianist, on a concert tour in the Deep South. The film is not without its critics notably for what has been termed its ‘white saviour narrative’ Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali however are tremendous as the lead characters with a strong script and great supporting performances. Come and decide for yourselves.