Flicks in the Sticks

Autumn/Winter Programme 2019-20
Fownhope New Memorial Hall
Doors open 7pm for 7.30m start   Entry £3.50

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

6th Dec  Red Joan (2018-12A) 101 mins
Starring Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Morre and Tom Hughes, English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930. This enables them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons and she remains undetected as a spy for over a half a century.                                         

2nd January All is True
(2019-12A) 101 mins

All Is True’ explores the human story behind a dark and little known period in the life of William Shakespeare (Kenneth Branagh). The year is 1613, Shakespeare is the greatest writer of the age. When his beloved Globe Theatre is burned to the ground, he decides to return to his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. There he faces his neglected family. Still haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he struggles to mend broken relationships with his wife, Anne (Judi Dench) and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as an absent husband and father. In the search for peace, he must also finally confront the dark heart of his family's secrets and lies. A lovely, subtle and moving film with excellent acting and a beautiful setting which seemed perfect for its time. The pace was slow but that seemed right too.Thoroughly enjoyable and a well made film. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench.

7th Feb Downton Abbey  (2019 – PG) 122 mins

Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. Starring Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and Tuppence Middleton

6th Mar The Lion King (2019-PG) 109 Mins.

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Starring Voices of: John Kani, Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyonce                    

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