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‘First Man’ on March 19th 7.30pm

First Man is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Josh Singer. Based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen, the film stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, alongside Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas, and follows the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969. Steven Spielberg serves as an executive producer.[6]
The project was originally announced in 2003, with Clint Eastwood slated to direct. After that rendition fell though, Chazelle, Gosling and Singer all signed on by 2015, and principal photography began in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2017.
First Man had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 12, 2018, by Universal Pictures. The film received critical praise, particularly regarding the direction, Gosling and Foy’s performances, musical score, and the Moon landing sequence, although its choice to not depict the planting of the American flag on the lunar surface led critics and politicians from both political parties to debate the film’s stance on patriotism. It grossed $104 million worldwide against its $59 million production budget, and received numerous award nominations, including two nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Foy) and Best Original Score (winning the latter) at the 76th Golden Globe Awards and seven nominations at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards. The film also received Oscar nominations for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects at the 91st Academy Awards.

This will be screened at 7.30pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, and will be £5 or £4 for members of Films4Tenby.
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 , This is £10 for a 2 course meal, and reports are excellent…

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The Little Stranger on Tuesday 19th Feb at 7.30pm

The Little Stranger is a 2018 gothic drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel of same name by Sarah Waters. The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, and Charlotte Rampling. Set in 1948, the plot follows a doctor who visits an old house where his mother used to work, only to discover it may hold a dark secret. The film was released in the United States on 31 August 2018, by Focus Features, and received positive reviews from critics.

THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants – mother, son and daughter – are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.

This will be screened at 7.30pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, and will be £5 or £4 for members of Films4Tenby.

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 , This is £10 for a 2 course meal, and reports are excellent…

 

‘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!

 

‘The Happy Prince’ is at the De Valence 7.30pm on Tuesday Nov 20th.

In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed. The past floods back, taking him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself. Travelling through Wilde’s final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, the transience of lust is laid bare and the true riches of love are revealed. It is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love.

The Happy Prince is a 2018 biographical drama film about Oscar Wilde, written and directed by Rupert Everett, in his directorial debut. The film stars Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Tom Wilkinson. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and was shown at the 2018 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.
The film’s title alludes to the children’s story by Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Tales. It was released in Italy on 12 April 2018, in the United Kingdom on 15 June 2018 and in the United States on 10 October 2018.

There is a review here: Guardian  and here: Spectator

Entrance is £5 or £4 for Films4Tenby members.

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

The DVD lending library will be out.

A pre-screening 2-course meal for £10 will be available from the Fuchsia Caffe, which needs to be booked directly with them.

Otherwise, everyone is welcome, there is no pre-booking, please just come along.

‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society’ is on October 16th 7.30pm at the De Valence.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a 2018 historical romantic-drama film directed by Mike Newell and written by Don Roos and Tom Bezucha. The screenplay is based on the 2008 novel of the same name, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The film stars Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.

London, 1946. Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet’s growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society premiered in London on 9 April 2018 and was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 20 April 2018 and in France on 13 June 2018. The film grossed $15.7 million worldwide and received positive reviews from critics. It was distributed in other international areas by Netflix on 10 August 2018 as an original film.

There is a review and trailer  here.

This will be £5  or £4 for members of Films4Tenby. Membership is £10 annually, due in May.

The bar will be open before the screening, and popcorn available.

The Fuchsia Caffe offers a pre-screening 2 course meal for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them.

Everyone is welcome to come to along to the film, no booking is required or possible!

Hope to see you there…

 

 

‘Finding your Feet’ is on at the De Valence at 7:30 on Tuesday October 2nd.

Finding Your Feet is a 2017 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Nick Moorcroft and Meg Leonard. The film stars Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, and David Hayman, and was released on 23 February 2018 in the United Kingdom.

When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of thirty five years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence), she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie). Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free spirited sibling who lives on an inner-city council estate.[3] But difference is just what Sandra needs and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class where she meets her sister’s friends, Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman). This colourful group of defiant and energetic third-agers start to show Sandra that retirement is a beginning, and that divorce could be her new lease of life and love.

A review and trailer can be found here  and here.

Entrance is £5 of £4 for members of Films4Tenby (membership is £10 annually starting in May). The bar will be open before the screening, and popcorn available.

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

Otherwise, just come along to the screening, and bring a friend – everyone is welcome!

‘The Post’ is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st August at the De Valence.

The Post is a 2017 American historical political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg and written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. It stars Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, the executive editor of The Washington Post, with Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, and Matthew Rhys in supporting roles. Set in 1971, The Post depicts the true story of attempts by journalists at The Washington Post to publish the Pentagon Papers, classified documents regarding the 30-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War.
Principal photography began in New York City in May 2017. The film premiered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on December 14, 2017, and began a limited release in the United States on December 22, 2017. It had a wide release on January 12, 2018, and grossed $177 million worldwide.
The film received largely positive reviews, with critics praising the performances (particularly those of Streep, Hanks, and Odenkirk) and noting the references and allusions to the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. The Post was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017 and was named as one of the top 10 films of the year by Time and the American Film Institute. The film was nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress (for Streep) at the 90th Academy Awards, and also received six nominations at the 75th Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Actress – Drama (for Streep), Best Actor – Drama (for Hanks), Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.

A review can be found here: observer film review

This screening is open to everyone. No booking is required, just pay on the night…Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby.

Membership is £10 annually due in May each year.

The bar at the De Valence will be open and snacks from the café can be ordered from the bar. Popcorn is also available.

A 2 course pre-screening meal is available from the Fuchsia Caffe for £10 which must be booked directly with them.

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