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December Family Film

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December Family Film Show FINDING DORY

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.
Certificate PG

FRIDAY 16TH December 7 pm

Free Entrance. Refreshments. Raffle

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December Film Night

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Trailer To watch Dad’s Army trailer click here

December Parwich Film Show

DADS ARMY

Dad’s Army is a 2016 British war comedy film, based on the BBC television sitcom Dad’s Army. Directed by Oliver Parker, set in 1944, after the events depicted in the television series. The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion. Filmed on location in Yorkshire (Flamborough Head, Beverley, Bridlington).

Certificate PG

Starring Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones

5 star review in the Independent “ Mainwaring’s men are back. And better than ever. It takes courage for me to say it, but this celebration surpasses the original” http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/dad-s-army-review-mainwaring-s-men-are-back-and-better-than-ever-a6835911.html

FRIDAY 9th December 7.45PM

Free Entrance. Refreshments. Raffle

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November Film Night

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Florence Foster Jenkins was a wealthy grande dame and patron of the arts who notoriously deluded herself she was a talented opera singer, warbling off-key at excruciating private concerts and soirees. Meryl Streep plays her with great gusto, the empress proud of her new clothes. This Florence is a scary amazon to go with Streep’s impersonations of Margaret Thatcher and Emmeline Pankhurst. Hugh Grant plays her indulgent partner and chief courtier, a failed Shakespearian actor – and his performance is genuinely touching. Simon Helberg (from The Big Bang Theory) is her cowed accompanist, a man who finds himself along for an increasingly bumpy ride.

“Stephen Frears’s new film is based on a true story, but one of the biggest compliments it can be paid is that you wouldn’t know it. Florence Foster Jenkins feels less like a biopic than a classic postwar studio comedy – a pillowy paean to silliness, and the perfect antidote for sobering times.

That’s particularly appropriate given its subject: an American amateur opera singer whose voice brought joy to millions in the depths of wartime, largely because she could turn even the most graceful coloratura soprano line into what could only be described as a contaminated aria.

Foster Jenkins wasn’t famous because her singing sounded like a cat fighting a duck in a wheelie bin, but because she committed to it with the panache and depth of feeling of a peak-form Callas. Her records became instant collectors’ items, and her concerts sold out immediately. Florence Foster Jenkins put musique brut on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City and gave two bucks from every ticket sale to charity.”- Daily Telegraph 4 star review

Certificate PG

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Date Change for Film Night

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Friday Film Showing

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg5zSVxx9JM

 October Parwich Film Show 

SPOTLIGHT

 The true story of how, in 2001, reporters at the Boston Globe investigated accusations of Catholic priests in Boston molesting children. Following on from leads, interviews with victims, existing court cases and extensive research they reveal decades of abuse. Moreover, they discover that the issue was far wider spread than they at first believed, that senior members of the diocese were aware of the issue and that the church systemically covered up the crimes.

WINNER BEST PICTURE IN THE RECENT OSCARS

Spotlight has been critically acclaimed, and has been included in many critics’ Top Ten Films of 2015 lists. The film has received over 100 industry and critics’ awards and nominations.

FRIDAY 7TH October 7.45PM    

Free Entrance.   Refreshments.     Raffle

 Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotlight_(film)

Review  https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/28/spotlight-review-catholic-church-called-to-account-over-child-abuse

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Updated 9/7/16

As always the Carnival & Recreation Committee do us proud, as can be seen in the proliferation of posts and photos here on the Blog. Indeed they come in fast and furious, so it can be hard to find what you are looking for. Here is a list of the posts and links to them, which will hopefully make reading the Blog easier:

Wakes Programme

Wakes Saturday

Fun & Games with the Campers

Children’s Sports

Hill Race

Children’s Film

Race Night

Odd Fellows Family Fun

  • Family Fun day postponed due to weather, new date to be announced
  • Mrs Miggins’ Pie Shoppe” (preview clip of the band)

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What’s on Where Wakes Thursday
Day Time Event Location
Thu 7th 6.30pm Children’s Film Night
Snoopy and Charlie Brown – the Peanuts Movie
refreshments, free admission
Memorial Hall

Click here to see the Wakes Programme; also look out for event photos and reports here on the Blog.

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