Flicks in the Sticks

Having been under the umbrella of Leisure Five-0 for some years Fownhope Flicks in the Sticks has now grown up and works quite independently. It is, however, very much part of Arts Alive.

On the first Friday of every month, excepting July and August, we show a film as current as possible, or sometimes a classic gentle or comedic British film.  It is nearly always on the first Friday of the month, the exceptions being New Year’s Day and Easter, the entrance fee is only £3.50 for adults and £2.50 for minors under 16. We provide Magnum ice creams at £1.00, or free tea, coffee or hot chocolate in the interval.  We have now become a fixture on the social calendar of Fownhope and we need your support to keep this wonderful opportunity alive for everyone to enjoy.  If you would like any further information then please contact Pam Pettitt  on 01432 860065 or pamelajean1011@aol.com

Autumn 2017 Programme - 

Fownhope New Memorial Hall
Doors open 7pm for 7.30m start   Entry £3.50

1st Sept. Sully – The Miracle on the Hudson (2016-PG-13) 96 mins.    Directed by Clint Eastwood
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On Thursday 15th January 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully" and portrayed by Tom Hanks, glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney


6th Oct. The Eagle Huntress (2016-U) 87 mins
This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity. Starring: Aisholpan Nurgaiv, Daisy Ridley, Rys Nurgaiv. An Award winning film.



3rd Nov. Captain Fantastic (2016 – 15) 118 mins
     
Ben is a man who truly loves his life and his family. In the secluded part of the Pacific Northwest where they live, he trains his six children with pride, teaching them the importance of a strong education and striving for athletic excellence. However, one day circumstances shatter his world, and he is forced to leave his domestic slice of heaven. Out in the real world, he begins to realize that way of parenting is quite different from how others view the art of raising kids. Starring: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler  
     

1st Dec. Lion (2016-PG-13) 118 mins.
BAFTA 2017 winner of: Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay
In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds. 


 (Flicks in the Sticks reserve the right to change the programme if changes by film distributors make this necessary)

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