THE MASSIVE eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD is the dramatic subject of the Library’s next Film Club on Thursday August 30. Pompeii tells the story of freed slave turned gladiator Milo as he races against time to save his true love while the Roman town is being destroying around him. Click on ‘Read more’ to see the film trailer…
THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED account of Winston Churchill’s early days as Prime Minister, as the Nazi armies swept all before them in their march across Western Europe, is the subject of our next Film Club showing on Thursday, June 28.
Darkest Hour tells how the mounting threat of invasion and imminent defeat for Britain in the early months of World War Two led to friction at the highest levels of government between those who wanted peace with Hitler at any cost and Churchill, who flatly refused to even consider such an approach.
Gary Oldman’s brilliant portrayal of the wartime leader deservedly earned him a 2018 Best Actor Academy Award, a performance that truly makes Darkest Hour a must-see film.
As always, Film Club screenings are strictly for members only and there is no charge for admission. There is, however, a small charge for refreshments, which will be available during the interval.
View the trailer below to get a flavour of this excellent movie:
THE FEVERISHLY-DEBATED DECISION behind The Washington Post’s 1971 publication of top-secret information in the Pentagon Papers is dramatically brought to life in the multi award-winning movie The Post, in which Meryl Streep plays legendary publisher Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks takes on the role of the gruff but brilliant executive editor Ben Bradlee.
As Graham, Streep plays a leader who decides to publish the incendiary information about the Vietnam War amid great pressure, in both directions, from government officials, her lawyers and many of her own fellow board members.
This is every bit as compelling a story as All The Presidents Men, which exposed the Watergate scandal and caused Richard Nixon’s resignation, only this time The Post is exposing 30 years of Government lies and cover-ups spanning six US presidents.
The Post is our next Film Club screening, on Thursday, May 31st, starting at 2pm. Film Club screenings are strictly for members only and there is no charge for admission. There is, however, a small charge for refreshments, which will be available during the interval.
FOLLOWING the successful screenings of the blockbusters Dunkirk and Victoria and Abdul, our next Film Club offering is the Agatha Christie classic, Murder on the Orient Express, which will be shown on Thursday, March 22 at 2pm.
It has a cast full of big-name stars, with Kenneth Branagh, as Hercule Poirot, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Willem Dafoe and Michelle Pfeiffer.
As always, Film Club screenings are strictly for members only.
THE FILM CLUB is strictly for Library members only and there is no charge for admission. Films shown include a mix of new releases as well as occasional older classic suggested by Library members.
Light refreshments, coffee, tea, ice-creams, etc are available during the intermission, for which a small charge is made.
Film shows are held on on a regular basis. We are also planning to stage the occasional theme-associated film afternoons with an accompanying light buffet afternoon tea. One idea is to show the classic Brief Encounter with station buffet-style refreshments during or after the show. There will be a charge for these events, but the price will include the refreshments.
We are keen to hear from members the type of films, or even specific titles, they would like to see presented.
Please have a word with Chris Hair (Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings), or leave a note on the clipboard provided in the DVD room.