A recent visitor, Jim Callanan, has asked for help:
“I lost a baseball cap in the Slaley/Slaley Forest area sometime during mid July. I normally would not fuss too much over this type of thing, but it used to be my father’s cap so its sentimental value to me is much more than its material worth.”
I’d be very grateful if anyone who finds it would contact me, either by phone or email – regardless of what condition it’s in. Telephone 0191 4823560, or email: email@example.com”
Here is the programme for our twelfth season, starting in September 2015, and finishing in May 2016. The rating for each film is shown in brackets after the title.
Shows in the Commemoration Hall are always on a Friday evening, starting at 7.30 pm (doors open at 7 pm), and the admission charge of £5 (£3 for under 16s) includes your supper, but not a drink (you’re welcome to bring your own)
September 18th, 2015 “What we did on our Holiday” (12A)
From the creators of the BBC series Outnumbered, this is a modest, winning comedy that overtly sneaks in its wisdom about life, worries and what really matters. The film’s heart and soul is Billy Connolly, grandfather to the children of recently separated Doug and Abi. The very old and the very young both have the stolid middle-aged telling them what to do, which makes them natural allies.
October 16th, 2015 “We Have a Pope” (PG?)
Cardinal Melville has been chosen as the next Pope – but he simply can’t do it! Even after Italy’s best psychiatrist has tried, he runs away and wanders anonymously through the streets of Rome, meeting all sorts of people, enjoying simple everyday pleasures he hasn’t experienced for years. Finally he returns to the Vatican, and makes an announcement . . .
November 20th, 2015 “Gone Girl” (18)
This could be subtitled “A matter of wife and death”! Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, this film unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne’s beautiful wife Amy has gone missing. His portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble, and his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick kill his wife?
December 18th, 2015 “Woman in Gold” (12A)
Starring Helen Mirren, this is the true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’.
January 15th, 2016 “A Most Wanted Man” (15)
Based on John le Carré’s novel, this is a tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart- stopping scene. When a brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – victim or extremist?
February 19th, 2016 “Pride” (15)
It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners, and set off in a minibus to a mining village in deepest Wales. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
March 18th, 2016 “X+Y” (12A)
This bittersweet, sentimental tale of interlocking awkwardness follows troubled teenage genius Nathan to Taiwan in pursuit of International Mathematical Olympiad qualification, leaving his bereaved mum and physically failing mentor to lock affectionate horns back home. The result is rather charming, often funny, occasionally surprising and consistently heartwarming.
April 15th, 2016 “Suite Francaise” (15)
Set in 1940s France, this film follows beautiful Lucile Angellier who awaits news from her husband, a prisoner of war, whilst leading a stifled existence with her domineering mother-in-law. When Parisian refugees pour into their small town, followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers’ homes, Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno, the handsome and refined German officer who has been posted to live with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and traps them in the tragedy of war.
May 20th, 2016 “The Hundred-Foot Journey” (PG)
The family of talented cook Hassan Kadam, fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, arrive in France. Once there, a chance accident in a village and the kindness of a young woman inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory’s acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where the young woman also works as a sous-chef.
Come and hear Will Nicholls speak about his recent trip to the Amazon! In the Commemoration Hall, on Friday September 4th from 7.30 to 10pm, with a licensed bar & refreshments.
Will Nicholls is a local photographer and author, famous for his red squirrel photographs. See some of his work here!
Admission £5, tickets available from Margaret Weatherley (673495), Pat Goodwin (673408) or Pat Wilson (673388).
All proceeds go towards the running costs of Slaley Commemoration Hall.