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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ April 23rd 7.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical film about Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the British rock band Queen. It follows the singer’s life from just before he joins the band in 1970 to their 1985 Live Aid performance at the original Wembley Stadium in London. It was directed by Bryan Singer from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, and produced by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach. It stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as consultants. A British-American venture, the film was produced by 20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, GK Films, and Queen Films, with Fox serving as distributor.
Bohemian Rhapsody was announced in 2010, with Sacha Baron Cohen set to play Mercury. After he left the project in 2013 following creative differences with producers, the project languished for several years before Malek was cast in November 2016. Bryan Singer was the director through most of principal photography, which began in London in September 2017, but was fired in December 2017, for absence and clashing with the cast and crew. Dexter Fletcher, who was originally set to direct the film early in development, was hired to complete the film, although Singer retained sole director credit as per Directors Guild of America guidelines. Fletcher received an executive producer credit and filming concluded in January 2018.
The film was released in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2018 and in the United States on 2 November 2018. It received mixed reviews from critics; its portrayals of Mercury’s life and sexuality and of the other band members were criticised, but Malek’s performance and the music sequences received praise. The film contains a number of historical inaccuracies. It became a major box office success, grossing over $900 million worldwide on a production budget of about $50 million, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2018 worldwide and setting the all-time box office records for the biopic and drama genres.
Bohemian Rhapsody received numerous accolades, including a leading four awards at the 91st Academy Awards for Best Actor (Malek), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing; it was also nominated for Best Picture. The film also won Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 76th Golden Globe Awards, and was nominated for the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture and BAFTA Award for Best British Film, while Malek won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA for Best Actor.

This will be screened at 7.30pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, and will be £5 or £4 for members of Films4Tenby. Doors will open at 7pm, cash on the door only, no reservations are possible.
The De Valence bar will be open and popcorn is available.
Previous films are available for loan or, if they have been in the box a while, for purchase, for a donation to Films4Tenby funds.
A pre-screening meal can be booked at the Fuchsia Caffe (phone 219224). This is £10 for a 2 course meal, and reports are excellent…

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‘Book Club’ on Feb 5th at 7.30pm at the De Valence.

Book Club is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Bill Holderman, in his directorial debut, and written by Holderman and Erin Simms. It stars Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen as four friends who read Fifty Shades of Grey as part of their monthly book club, and subsequently begin to change how they view their personal relationships. The film was released on May 18, 2018, by Paramount Pictures, received mixed reviews from critics and was a box office success grossing over $89 million worldwide against its $10 million budget.

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Everyone is welcome – entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby.

A meal at the Fuchsia Caffe can be booked in advance – £10 for a 2 course pre-screening meal.

The De Valence bar will be open and popcorn available.

‘Swimming with Men’ December 11th 7.30pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby.

Rob Brydon plays Eric, a Reggie Perrin-like middle-aged accountant having an existential crisis about the metaphysical meaninglessness of existence. He’s sick of his job, sick of his commute, and convinced that his wife (Jane Horrocks), a budding local councillor, is having an affair with her very smarmy boss.

Eric moves out, drinks himself silly and, in somewhat random circumstances, is recruited by a synchronised swimming team he meets in his local pool. The other seven members are just as lost as he is – men of different ages and social backgrounds coping with bereavement, divorce or the unwelcome attentions of the police by escaping into the pool.

Joining them he starts to find a new lease of life, culminating in a trip to the World Championships in Italy. Will they take home the trophy?

There is a review and trailer here:  Guardian review

The De Valence bar will be open and popcorn will be available.

You can book a 2 course pre-screening meal at the Fuschia Caffe for £10.

Everyone is welcome!

 

‘Lady MacBeth’ on July 17th 7.30pm at the De Valence.

Lady Macbeth is a 2016 British drama film directed by William Oldroyd and written by Alice Birch, based on the short story Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov. It stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 2016, and was released in the UK on 28 April 2017 by Altitude Film Distribution and in the US on 14 July 2017 by Roadside Attractions. It received positive reviews and has grossed nearly $4 million worldwide.

Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

There is a review and trailer here:  guardian review.

Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member (annual membership is £10 starting in May each year). No booking required, please come along. The bar will be open beforehand and popcorn is available…

A 2course Pre-screening meal is available from the Fuchsia Caffe for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them…Fuchsia Caffe 

 

‘The Sense of an Ending’ is on Tuesday 3rd July at 7.30pm in the De Valence.

The Sense of an Ending is a 2017 British-American mystery drama film directed by Ritesh Batra and written by Nick Payne, based on the novel of the same name by Julian Barnes. The film stars Jim BroadbentCharlotte RamplingHarriet WalterEmily Mortimer and Michelle Dockery.

The film had its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on 2 January 2017. It was released in the United States on 10 March 2017, by CBS Films and Lionsgate, and in the United Kingdom on 14 April 2017, by StudioCanal.

Broadbent’s Tony lives alone, and though he’s mostly retired, he owns a little Leica shop, where he sells and fixes vintage cameras. He’s still friends with his ex-wife Margaret (Harriet Walter), and the two of them are preparing to welcome their first grandchild; their daughter Susie (Michelle Dockery) is about to become a single mother. Tony is amiable enough, but awkward around people — brusque to the postman and helpless around Susie.

Then one day Tony gets a letter from an old acquaintance, Sarah (Emily Mortimer) — a letter that turns out to be posthumous. Sarah has died, and left an item to Tony in her will: a mysterious diary that’s currently in the possession of Sarah’s daughter Veronica (Charlotte Rampling), and which she refuses to send to him….

A review can be found here: guardian review and here: telegraph review. 

Everyone is welcome to come to this film screening at the De Valence Pavilion. Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby. Membership is £10 annually starting in May each year. There is no need to book, just pay on the door.

The bar will be open and popcorn is available.

The Fuchsia Caffe offers a 2 course pre-screening meal for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them – and reports on the meals have been excellent!

 

The next film is ‘Final Portrait’ at 7.30pm Tuesday May 22nd at the De Valence.

Final Portrait is a 2017 British-American drama film written and directed by Stanley Tucci. The film stars Geoffrey RushArmie HammerClémence PoésyTony ShalhoubJames Faulkner and Sylvie Testud.

The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2017. It was released in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2017, by Vertigo Releasing. On March 23, 2018, Sony Pictures Classics released the film in the United States.

Paris 1964, famed painter Alberto Giacometti bumps into his old friend James Lord, an American critic, and asks him to be a model for his latest portrait in his studio for a couple of days. Flattered by the request, Lord complies and as the days turn into weeks, he realizes his entire life has been wasted by this erratic genius. Jumping between joy and frustration, Lord finally sees logic in Giacometti’s artistic but chaotic vision and witnesses the genius complete one of his last masterpieces.

There is a review here: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/11/final-portrait-review-geoffrey-rush-shines-in-stanley-tuccis-witty-giacometti-sketch.

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Next feature – Goodbye Christopher Robin – 8pm, Monday 19th March

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son  Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

This 2017 biographical drama film was directed by Simon Curtis and written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Simon Vaughan.

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