Hawkley & Empshott : What's on

What's On?- Film club info below


Hall opens at 7pm and films start at 7.40pm
£5 in advance on email to nick@hawkleycc.co.uk or £6 on the night
Come early for a drink and a hotdog.

Thursday 17 January THE CHILDREN ACT (12A) Drama

Emma Thompson gives a wonderful, nuanced and emotional performance in this film version of Ian McEwan’s novel about a judge who must rule on the fate of a 17 year-old boy with leukaemia who has refused a potentially life-saving blood transfusion because of his religious beliefs. 

Thursday 31 January MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (PG) Musical romance

An evening of pure escapism:  beautiful people, sunshine, scenery and a gleefully cheesy plot played out to a soundtrack of catchy, upbeat ABBA songs.  Lily James looks good and sounds good as young Donna, and there’s a scene-stealing appearance from Cher. “My, my, how can you resist it?”

Thursday 14 February A STAR IS BORN (15) Drama

A story so compelling that it’s been filmed four times!  And this version proudly bears comparison with all the others. Bradley Cooper plays the fading star who must make way for the rising one - a “sensationally good” Lady Gaga.

Thursday 28 February THE WIFE (15) Drama

A brilliant performance by Glenn Close as the apparently perfect wife of an ageing literary lion on his way to collect the Nobel Prize for Literature.  Flashbacks and conversations with a manipulative journalist slowly uncover the simmering resentment concealed beneath the wife’s coolly composed, enigmatic façade.

Thursday 14 March BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (12A) Biopic

A foot-stomping celebration of the band Queen and its mesmeric, flamboyant star Freddie Mercury – played here with uncanny accuracy by Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek.

Thursday 28 March FIRST MAN (12A) Biopic

Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong as a reserved, stoic but troubled hero in this docudrama about the first moon landing.  The film dwells on the personal as much as the heroic aspects of space flight, and we are reminded just how precarious those adventures were.  Claire Foy plays the wife holding everything together at home.

Thursday 11 April WIDOWS (15) Crime Thriller

Lynda La Plante’s popular TV miniseries is transposed to Chicago in this fast-paced film.   A group of widows, desperate for money, carry out the robbery their husbands had planned before they died in a heist that went fatally wrong.  A stylish, slick and brutally entertaining crime thriller.

Thursday 25 April STAN AND OLLIE (U) Biopic

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, brilliantly impersonated by Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, embark on a farewell tour of Britain.  Attendances are disappointingly low to begin with, and long-buried resentments start to surface, but they return to triumphant comic form and rediscover their love and respect for each other.  A sweet, elegiac film.

© nick davis 2009