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Films4Tenby: Death on the Nile on 7th February

If the winter blues are getting you down, why not join Films4Tenby on a trip to 1937 Egypt for our showing of Death on the Nile (2022, 127 mins, cert 12) on the 7th February at the De Valence with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

Kenneth Branagh stars as famed Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot in this Agatha Christie murder whodunit and also directs following his success with Murder on the Orient Express.

This time, the attention shifts to a Nile river cruise that turns deadly for one of the passengers.

The cast of suspects includes Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.

The next film in the series, A Haunting in Venice, is due for cinema release in late 2023.

COMING SOON………..21st February: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, March (dates to be advised): Don’t Worry Darling and Emily, Easter: Avatar: The Way of Water

Films4Tenby: Downton Abbey: A New Era on 8th November

Following our showing of the first film in May, Films4Tenby will be returning to Britain’s best-loved abbey for the 20th film of our 2022/23 season, Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022, 125 mins, cert PG) on 8th November with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

The story picks up in 1928 with Violet (Maggie Smith) inheriting a villa in the South of France while a film production company decides to shoot a silent film called ‘The Gambler’ at Downton, with the funds paying for much-needed roof repairs.

The original cast all return and are joined this time out by Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Dominic West. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…22nd November: Top Gun: Maverick, 6th December: Where The Crawdads Sing, 20th December: Last Christmas, 27th December: Fighting With My Family, 3rd January: Double Bill – Details to follow

Films4Tenby: Knives Out on 18th October

Films4Tenby will be showing Knives Out (2019, 130 mins, cert 12A) on 18th October with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

This is an Agatha Christie-style whodunnit murder mystery set in modern-day Boston directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Last Jedi). Daniel Craig takes a more cerebral approach here than action hero James Bond as Detective Benoit Blanc with supporting roles of the cast of ‘usual suspects’ played by Chris Evans, Ana DeArmas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson and Christopher Plummer in his final film role as the murder victim, Harlowe Thrombey.

The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. A sequel will be released on Netflix in December. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

COMING SOON…8th November Downton Abbey: A New Era, 22nd November: Top Gun: Maverick,

Films4Tenby: Spencer on 4th October

As this year marks the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s untimely death, Films4Tenby will be showing the Biopic Spencer (2021, 117 mins, cert 12) on 4th October with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm.

The story is set during Christmas 1991, as Diana Spencer contemplates divorce from Prince Charles and her life with the royal family. Kristen Stewart was Oscar nominated (and also won an incredible 13 Critics Choice awards) for her turn as Diana. The rest of the cast includes Stella Gonet as the late Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Sammel as Prince Philip, Jack Farthing as Prince Charles, Emma Darwall-Smith as Camilla Parker-Bowles, Jack Nielen as Prince William and Freddie Spry as Prince Harry.

Ken Wharfe, Diana’s former bodyguard, commented on the film ‘Out of all the people who have played Diana over the past 10 years, Stewart is the closest to her’.

Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

Book a 2-course pre-screening meal at the Fuchsia Caffe for £13, get in touch with them directly.

COMING SOON…18th October Knives Out, 8th November Downton Abbey: A New Era, 15th November: Top Gun: Maverick, 26th November Last Christmas

Films4Tenby double bill: Clifford the Big Red Dog and Elvis on 23rd August

Films4Tenby will be having another double bill on 23rd August at the De Valence. The first film with the doors opening at 3:30pm and the film starting at the earlier time of 4:00 will be Clifford the Big Red Dog (2021, 96 mins, cert PG) based on the children’s books by Norman Bridwell and starring Jack Whitehall, Sienna Guillory and John Cleese. Admission is £3 on the afternoon, £10 for a Family of Four.

We will be following this with the doors opening at 6:30 and the film starting at 7pm with our most-requested film of the year so far, Elvis (2022,159 mins, cert 12). The story of the life of the King comes from visionary director Baz Luhrmann (Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Australia, The Great Gatsby) brought to the screen with his trademark dazzling energy and style and stars Austin Butler as Elvis Presley (who won Best Actor at the Hollywood Critics Midseason Awards for his efforts) with the ever-brilliant Tom Hanks as Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker, Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley and Richard Roxburgh as Vernon Presley. Other familiar characters in the cast include Little Richard, producer Sam Phillips, and singers Mahalia Jackson and Big Mama Thornton. The film went on to become the second highest grossing music biopic of all-time after Bohemian Rhapsody and Elvis’ daughter Lisa-Marie Presley has called it ‘nothing short of spectacular’. Come and join us if you can for a rocking evening of fun and be prepared to end up All Shook Up!. Admission is £5 on the evening, £4 for Members, £10 for a Family of Four.

Mrs Lowry and Son will be screened at the De Valence at 7pm on Tuesday March 17th.

Mrs Lowry & Son is a biographical drama film set in Pendlebury Greater Manchester, chronicling the life of the renowned artist L. S. Lowry. It was directed by Adrian Noble from a screenplay written by Martyn Hesford who also wrote the original play, and considers the relationship between Lowry and his mother Elizabeth. It stars Timothy Spall in the title role with Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Lord, David Schaal and Wendy Morgan in supporting roles. The film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 30 June 2019. It was released in the UK on 30 August 2019.

Beloved British artist L.S. Lowry (Timothy Spall) lived all his life with his over-bearing mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave). Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.

This will be screened at 7.00pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, and will be £4 or £3 for members of Films4Tenby.

Popcorn is available on request.

A small assortment of drinks can be available on request from the dvd / popcorn table.

Previous films are available for loan or, if they have been in the box a while, for purchase, for a donation to Films4Tenby funds.

Top Joes are offering a pre-screening meal of a pizza and a glass of wine for £10. Contact them to book.

The Lion King will be screened at the De Valence at 7pm on Tuesday 18th February.

The Lion King is a 2019 American animated musical film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film of the same name. The film stars the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones reprising his role from the original film.

The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother -and former heir to the throne- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

This will be screened at 7.00pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, and will be £4 or £3 for members of Films4Tenby.

Popcorn is available on request.

A small assortment of drinks can be available on request from the dvd / popcorn table.

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…

‘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!

 

‘Darkest Hour’ on June 19th 7.30pm at the De Valence, Tenby.

Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama film directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. It stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister, as Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht swept across Western Europe, threatening to defeat the United Kingdom during World War II. The German advance leads to friction at the highest levels of government between those who would make a peace treaty with Adolf Hitler, and Churchill, who refused. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup.
The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on 1 September 2017, and also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. It began a limited release in the United States on 22 November 2017, followed by general release on 22 December, and was released on 12 January 2018 in the United Kingdom. The film grossed $149 million worldwide and received positive reviews.
Many critics noted Oldman’s performance as one of the best of his career; he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his work. At the 90th Academy Awards the film earned six nominations, including Best Picture, and won for Best Actor and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards it received nine nominations including Best Film and Outstanding British Film.

A review can be found here: Guardian review

Everyone is welcome to the screening at 7.30pm on Tuesday June 19th at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby. Entrance is £5 or £4 if you are a member of Films4Tenby. Membership is £10 per year from May.

The Fuschia Caffe in Tenby also offers a pre-screening (6pm) 2 course meal for £10 which needs to be booked directly with them on 01834 219224.

The bar will be open at the De Valence before the screening, and popcorn will be available.  Hope to see you there!

 

Next feature – The Death of Stalin – 8pm, Monday 16th April

The Death of Stalin is a 2017 political satire comedy film directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci. It stars Steve BuscemiSimon Russell BealePaddy ConsidineRupert FriendJason IsaacsMichael PalinAndrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor. Based on the French graphic novel La mort de Staline, the film depicts the Soviet power struggles following the death of dictator Joseph Stalin (Adrian McLoughlin) in 1953. It was released by eOne Films in the United Kingdom on 20 October 2017 and was released in the United States by IFC Films on 9 March 2018.

The Death of Stalin was screened in the Platform section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and received critical acclaim. It caused controversy in Russia and many other former members of the Soviet Union, and was banned in Russia, KyrgyzstanAzerbaijan, and Kazakhstan.

ARMANDO IANNUCCI