Bishop Burton Village Hall will be presenting the following films in conjunction with Cine North in the first half of 2015. Entry is £5 on the door and refreshments available. Shows start at 7:30

24/1/2015 Philomena (UK 2013)

Cert 12A 98 min Genre: Biography | Drama | History

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts.

 

7/3/15 Gravity (USA 2013)

Cert: 12A 91 min genre: Sci-Fi | Thriller

Director: Alfonso Cuarón cast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris.

Gravity is a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone and adrift in orbit.

 

18/4/15 Mandela Long Walk to Freedom (UK 2013)

Cert: 12A 141 min genre: Biography | Drama | History

Director: Justin Chadwick cast: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world - the lover of fancy cars, a lady's man, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skilful lawyer and a freedom fighter. The film is an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.

 

16/5/2015 The Book Thief. (UK 2013)

Cert: 12A 131 min Genre: Drama | War

Director: Brian Percival Cast: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. The Book Thief is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.

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