Film screenings at The Roses Theatre this December 2014
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As the end of the year draws near, The Roses Theatre will be screening films bound to play a big part in the awards season
Sunday November 30, 7.30pm
Emma Thompson shares the screen with her husband Greg Wise and a talented British cast in ‘Effie Gray’, a biopic of 19th century artist John Ruskin and his striking teenage bride Euphemia “Effie” Gray. Thompson also wrote the script, which tells of Effie’s affair with Pre-Raphaelite Painter Sir John Everett Millais and the scandalous trial that followed.
Saturday December 6, 7.30pm
Brad Pitt stars as Wardaddy in Fury, which tells of a battle hardened WW2 tank commander who is taking his five man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Director David Ayer combines thrilling action scenes with powerful human drama as a young crew face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
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Tuesday December 16, 7.30pm
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper star in the 1930’s set melodrama, Serena. Beautiful and ruthlessly ambitious, Serena moves with her husband to North Carolina to build a timber empire, but their passionate marriage starts to unravel when Serena discovers that she cannot bear a child, pushing her to more drastic actions.
The Imitation Game
Friday December 26, 8.30pm
Benedict Cumberbatch looks set for a busy awards season for his engrossing portrayal of WWII code breaker Alan Turing. With a talented British supporting cast, The Imitation Game chronicles the development of the Enigma machine by a group of misfit geniuses at Bletchley Park, while the maverick mathematician Turing grapples with his own personal demons.
Saturday December 27, 8.30pm
Timothy Spall also turns in an award-worthy performance in Mike Leigh’s latest work Mr Turner, a biopic of celebrated landscape artist J. M. W. Turner. Focusing on the relationships in his life, his quarrels with contemporaries and an unexpected autumn year’s love affair, it reveals an eccentric, deeply driven man who was unstoppable in the pursuit of his art.
For more information or to book ring The Roses Theatre box office on 01684 295074 or visit the website at www.rosestheatre.org