Cinema on your Doorstep
Cinema on your Doorstep
Cinema on your Doorstep is community cinema in action at Carshalton
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Reel Life - Let's talk about the Movies says Rev Julie Underwood
Films contain messages and film directors deal with issues, just like the writers of good books and sermons. Rev Julie Underwood, a keen movie fan herself, discusses films shown at our afternoon matinees and we share thought-provoking film notes with our audiences. Come and explore the world of the movies with us.
Coming to our Community Cinema screen soon
Thirteen Days - Superb Movie Drama
Saturday 15th March at 3.00pm and 7.30pm - our doors open half an hour before show times. Film rated 12. Admission free - donations appreciated. Sub titles for people with hearing difficulties
In 1962 the world stood on the brink of World War Three for thirteen days – a period we now know as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Our dramatised version of the events begins when a US surveillance plane shows the Soviets installing missiles in Cuba. The tension and excitement mounts as the administration of President John F Kennedy debates how to respond to the news and subsequent turning of events. We see the reaction in the United States – congregations piling into churches, and shoppers clearing the grocery shelves of everything and stocking fallout shelters. It was a terrifying time for people.
Let us introduce you to a really great movie thriller. Though most of us know the historical outcome – the world sidesteps the crisis – we may not know just how complex the negotiations, moves and countermoves were. In universities and colleges this film is used to show students what really happened as much of the dialogue is taken from actual Presidential transcripts. The pace of the film will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Pictures of the blockade ships armed to the teeth on the sea lanes into Cuba are powerful and frightening.
Kevin Costner brings star quality to this 2000 made movie as a top White House adviser but, really, it is the cracking storyline and excellent actors playing the Kennedy brothers, John and Robert, and other roles that really make this a superb film.
Community Cinema at Carshalton Methodist Church is a member of Damaris Film Clubs. These bring together friends, families, clubs and communities to share, explore, reflect and discuss movies, their themes and the ideas they raise. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Sutton Community Fund
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