WHAT THEY HAD (15) – 2018 USA 101 mins

The 2.30pm screening is subtitled for people with hearing loss

Director: Elizabeth Chomko
Stars: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Blythe Danner

Ruth, a beloved matriarch, is in the later stages of dementia and beginning to slip away. When her daughter, Bridget, receives a call to say that her mother has wandered off in the middle of the night, she must return to her childhood home to help her brother persuade their intransigent father to seek help for his ailing wife. It is time to move forward and make peace with the past – but none of them are ready. What They Had features an outstanding cast with performances to move cinemagoers to both laughter and tears.

Something of a quiet triumph thanks to those two non-negotiables: cast and script – ★★★★ Ed Potton, The Sunday Times


The 7:30pm programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film Something That I Never Thought I’d Do (PG), a music video directed by Richard Russell. There will also be a short Q&A with the film makers.

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 2 May 2019

Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £7.50, £6.00 (concessions), £5.00 aged 25 and under.

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Latest News 28 April 2019

On Tuesday we are screening BORDER, the Swedish film that won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes. The two main actors, Eva Melander and Eero Milonoff, underwent extensive make-up sessions and the film was nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Oscars.
A fine ensemble cast – Robert Forster, Blythe Danner, Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon – portray the father, mother, daughter and son respectively of the family in Elizabeth Chomko’s WHAT THEY HAD, which we are screening on Thursday. Chomko, who wrote the screenplay as well as directed, based the parents portrayed in the film on her own grandparents and her experiences that she had in her relationship with them.
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