The Hippopotamus (2017 UK) 89 mins, Cert. 15

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30

Director: John Jencks
Stars: Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Tim McInnerny, Fiona Shaw 

When lapsed poet, failed drama critic, and unapologetic drunk Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) is fired from his newspaper job, he jumps at an invitation to forget his blunders by investigating an unusual case.

 

 

Ted is tasked with solving the mystery behind a series of spiritual healings at his friend’s country estate. The miracle worker? His teenage godson, David.

 

He must prove the miracles are a hoax and at the same time save the young man from embarrassment, before it’s too late.

 

 

This lively adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel boasts a wonderfully entertaining cast.

 

Here are links to: a Review from modern media review site Flickering Myth and (curioser and curiouser) an interview in The Radio Times with Roger Allam on the making of the film.

The review does not include a link to a Trailer, but the Radio Times article does.  It can also be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 3rd August 2017

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

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Twelfth Night (2013, UK) 176 mins, Cert. U

Director: Tim Carroll
Stars: Samuel Barnett, Liam Brennan, Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance
Special presentation of a stage performance at the Globe Theatre,
so tickets are £15 (no concessions)

Screenings at 11.00AM & 7.00PM*

  • Note early start for the evening screening, owing to the length of the performance

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Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote.

This performance, recorded at The Globe in 2013, revisits their award-winning Twelfth Night of 2002.  An all-male Original Practices production explores the clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of around 1601.

Twelfth Night –  Other Credits: written by: William Shakespeare

The superb performances include Rylance’s Olivia and Fry’s hilarious Malvolio.

 

link to Review may follow and a trailer is below

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 25th May 2017

Show starts at 11.00AM, & 7.00PMTicket prices: £15.00

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