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Florence Foster Jenkins (UK/Fr, 2016), 110 mins, cert. PG

Thursday 23 June 2016

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Screenings at 11.00am and 7.30pm

Croydon Comedy Festival screenings

Director: Stephen Frears              

Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg


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Florence Foster Jenkins has many strings to her bow: socialite; opera buff; and great wealth to name a few.

The ability to sing, however, is not one of them. Despite this, she has developed a cult following through her exclusive private recitals.



Jenkins finally dares to publicise her supposed talents through a self-promoted show, with the help of her dubious husband, St. Clair Bayfield (Grant) and accompanist Cosmé McMoon (Helberg). The acknowledgement she receives however is not of the nature she expects. 

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The real Florence Foster Jenkins

Streep gives a vibrant, and typically masterful performance as the self-deceiving Jenkins in this tragicomedy, with Grant also on top form.




Review (Guardian), including a link to Review + ‘alternative’ trailer

and (via YouTube) a fuller-length Trailer: here


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 23rd June 2016

Shows start at 11.00AM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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Thursday 23 June 2016
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David Lean Cinema
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St
Croydon, CR9 1ET
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