With the proviso that the lockdown easing roadmap continues to go as planned, the Film Club will reopen on Friday 21st May when we will be showing The Green Book (2018). In 1962, Tony “Tony Lip” Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work when his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America’s racial segregation. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America’s appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other’s talents and start to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.
Stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6966692
Film Club Membership. After an extended period of not being able to show films in the hall the Village Hall Management Committee have discussed the subject of membership fees for the film club. It has been decided that from the reopening night onwards film club member ship will be offered as a free service to any resident of the village. Those who wish to make a contribution to Village Hall funds will be invited to do so on an entirely voluntary basis.
The bar at the hall will also reopen on this night serving beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.