The Spring Centre at The Hospice of St Francis
*Please note, due to refurbishment work at the Hospice, there will not be a screening in August.
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.
Kramer vs. Kramer (Special 40th Birthday Screening!)
Wednesday 3rd July
To celebrate the 40th birthday of The Hospice of St Francis we are screening one of the major films of 1979, the Oscar winning Kramer vs. Kramer. Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep star as the divorcing parents but it is always the heartbreaking scenes with their six-year-old son Billy (a remarkable performance by Justin Henry) that stay in the mind. They are just as powerful now as they were then.
If you saw it first time round or have never seen it, why not come along to the Film Forum and take a trip back to 1979?
August *Please note, due to refurbishment work at the Hospice, there will not be a screening in August.*
Wednesday 4th September
The first moon landing was unquestionably a momentous event in history, ‘One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.’
The film captures the drama of that event but it also does more. The story is told largely from the perspective of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, and we learn early on in the film his personal circumstances and later on what the landing meant for him. We come to see those famous first steps in a very different light.
Ryan Gosling is outstanding as Armstrong, a quiet man, aware of his place in history but also aware that other things in life matter. Claire Foy is also outstanding as Neil’s wife Janet and the film is just as much about their relationship and their family as it is about a global event.