The Welborne film night archive, for the 2016/7 season, can be found below. Please check our Main Programme page regularly for the latest on upcoming film screenings.
Friday 10th March: The Girl on the Train (15)
The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson’s life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down — Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.
Friday 17th February: Bridget Jones’s Baby (15)
Bridget Jones, now a fortysomething news producer, however, her single life and her career is interrupted when she discovers that she’s pregnant. There is one hitch though in that she isn’t sure if the baby’s father is Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), her on-and-off boyfriend, or Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), her new American love interest.
Sharon Maguire, who directed 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary, returns to helm this sequel. Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, and Emma Thompson co-star..
Friday 27th January: Absolutely Fabulous (15)
Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party’ they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make permanent their escape and live the high life forever more!
In true Ab Fab style, the cast are joined by a host of A-list stars from the acting, music and fashion worlds.
The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.
Friday 14th October 2016: Eddie the Eagle (PG)
Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. .
Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Eddie the Eagle is a feelgood film about that classic British stereotype – the plucky loser.
In addition to the main film, a short pre-feature film presentation A Farmer’s Life was also shown as a part of the British Flim industry’s: Britain on Film project.