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

Summer 2017 Programme - 

Fownhope New Memorial Hall
Doors open 7pm for 7.30m start   Entry £3.50
7th April A Street Cat named Bob (2016 12A)103 mins) 
Starring Luke Treadaway,  Bob the Cat,  Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt and Anthony Head.

Incredibly touching and heart warming story based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. This film allows a better understanding of how just because someone is homeless, it doesn't mean they are hopeless; sometimes all they need is help, guidance, and a friend along the way, human or animal.  Highly recommended.
5th May Precious Bane (1989 TV Moive) 120 mins..
Starring John Bowe,  Janet McTeer,  Clive Owen and Jim Carter

In the early 19th century, a young woman with a harelip falls foul of her family's ambition and the superstitions of the local community, but meets a man who may see her differently. As if living in the early 1800's in England isn't hard enough, Prue is born with a "hare lip" and is outcast from birth. The people in her village accept her somewhat but always fear that she is "from the Devil's smithy" and are quick to turn on her. Especially when a lot of bad luck befalls her family. The movie stays true to the original story by Mary Webb and is riveting from beginning to end

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2nd June A United Kingdom (2016 12A) 121 mins
Starring David Oyelowo,  Rosamund Pike,  Jack Davenport 

This remarkable film works both as a genuinely moving love story but, more significantly, as a powerful political tract that draws attention to a very shameful period in recent British history with neither the Tory nor Labour governments coming out of it smelling of roses. It is the story of Seretse Khama, heir to the throne of Bechuanaland, now Botswana, who, while a student in London, fell in love with and married Ruth Williams, English and, more crucially, white,  bringing her back to his homeland as his queen, much to the chagrin and disapproval of both the British and South African governments and his own people. However, like all good love stories, if not quite all fairy tales, Ruth's tenacity soon wins over the people of Bechuanaland while the jaundiced, racist government of the UK proves a somewhat greater obstacle. Highly recommended.

Hopefully coming later in the year - 

7th April A Street Cat Named Bob
5th May Precious Bane
2nd June A United Kingdom

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