Fences (2016, USA) 139 mins, Cert. 12A

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30

Director: Denzel Washington  
Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
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Once a promising baseball player, Troy (Washington) is haunted by resentment at the racist treatment that has left him earning a living as a garbage collector. Although he’s often charming, Troy’s tight grip over his family has deepening consequences.

While Washington is excellent in this adaptation of August Wilson’s play, Viola Davis’s stunning performance as wife Rose has earned the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

 

Here is a link to a typical enthusiastic but critical Review in The Telegraph 

 

That review includes a link to a Trailer, which can also be seen below –

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 13th April 2017

Shows start at 2.30PM and 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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News Update – 09 April 2017

Following a week featuring five different films at the David Lean, we have six in the week ahead! We start with a repeat of the Academy Award nominated black comedy Toni Erdmann tomorrow evening – seats are available. Please note the early start time of 19:00.

Tuesday evening brings Certain Women; a film “as elegant and graceful as the vast Montana landscape” (Detroit News). Seats are available for the Thursday afternoon screening of Fences starring Denzel Washington, but very few are left for the evening one. This adaptation of August Wilson’s play features a stunning performance from Viola Davis which earned her the Best Supporting Actress Award at this year’s Oscars. Read More…..

News Update 28 February 2017

Moonlight has won Best Motion Picture at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. But amid much embarrassment and consternation as La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner! But ‘all publicity is good publicity’ as they say and the general tone of the Oscars was one of hope and optimism for the film industry. In case any one has missed the extensive media coverage and results, here’s a brief summary of some of those who took home that coveted golden statuette: Read More……..