Our audience seemed to be generally underwelmed by last month’s presentation ‘Nomadland’ – whether it was the journey-based rather than plot-driven structure or the languid, atmospheric pace, or else the picture quality, which did seem rather murky, particularly as much of the cinematography took place either at dusk or in the winter or both, wasn’t clear. Our apologies if your enjoyment of the film was compromised by the latter – we will do our best to avoid a reoccurrence. If you didn’t like the film, that’s rather harder to remedy!
Our presentation this month at the village hall is ‘Supernova’ (95 minutes, Cert.15 – some strong language and emotionally intense scenes) on Monday 4th October at 6.30pm (doors open at 6.10pm).
Colin Firth (Sam) and Stanley Tucci (Tusker) skilfully utilise their long-standing off-screen friendship to craft a masterful portrayal of a decades-long partnership, whose harmony is threatened by Tusker’s diagnosis of early-onset dementia. They take a trip to the Lakes to visit Sam’s sister (Pippa Heywood) and her family and to take time to consider their future.
‘Supernova’ is undeniably poignant, but is as much a celebration of life and love as a study in mortality. Firth and Tucci have seldom been better.
Tickets are £5 – you can obtain them either in advance from email@example.com or leave a message on 01297 678176, or buy them on the door. Advance tickets will have allocated seating. As usual, the performance will have subtitles for the hearing-impaired and a range of refreshments will be available.
Penny, Jacky, Paul and I hope to see you there.