The Film Club shows films mainly on the third Friday of the month at 2pm at the Rothley Centre. Come and join us for a friendly atmosphere and free refreshments. Over 60s £5.00, others £5.50. Tickets available at the library, or on the door.
Films for Spring 2018
SULLY (2016) January 19th
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart
A UNITED KINGDOM (2016) February 16th
The film is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of S.Africa invading Botswana. Stars Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (2017) March 16th
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned - and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance - and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and her family at great risk. Stars Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenberg, Daniel Bruhl