We are showing a double bill of two highly rated films and a buffet as a fitting end to our anniversary week. The first being ‘Phantom of the Open, which tells the heart-warming true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship despite never playing a round of golf before. If you like sporting bloopers, you’ll love this.
Micmacs, a French nonsense word that roughly translates as “shenanigans,” is the apt title of this movie. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the writer and director who gave us the quirky romantic masterpiece Amelie, has made another riotously inventive and hilarious movie that is a constant delight from start to finish.
The Chorus tells the story of a kindly teacher who slowly but very surely wins over his urchin pupils through the joy of music despite innumerable obstacles put in his path. Centred on the soaring sound of a boy’s choir, this film will charm your ears and give you an emotional tale of how humble dreams can change lives.
Maiden tells the story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Maiden is enthralling viewing even for audiences with little to no knowledge of, or interest, in sailing and pays powerful tribute to a true pioneer.