Second Morpeth Movie Weekend
Second Morpeth Movie Weekend
8 Feb - 9 Feb 2019
The second annual Morpeth Movie Weekend organised by GMDT: Nine films in two venues over two days....
Morpeth Town Hall
Friday 7pm (doors open 6:15pm)
"Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again" (2018 Cert PG)
It’s the long awaited sequel to the 2008 film with flashbacks showing Donna (Meryl Streep/Lily James) meeting the three potential fathers of her daughter in a joyous musical of Abba songs. Even if you are not the biggest Abba fan you will come out exhilarated by the sense of escape and enjoyment. Featuring an all star cast including Cher, Julie Walters,
Come in your 1970's outfit! Prize for the best costume
Saturday (doors open all day from 11:30am)
Saturday 12noon "They Shall Not Grow Old" (2018 Cert 15)
This is the recently released World War I documentary in which Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) has painstakingly transformed original wartime footage, adding colour, sound effects, speech and commentary from soldiers recorded in the 1960s. It follows the story of the Western Front from recruitment at the start of the war to the soldiers’ homecoming in 1918.
Saturday 2pm "Suffragette" (2015 Cert PG) + Q&A Session
Another chance to see this film following the installation of Emily Davison’s statue in Carlisle Park and renewed interest in the suffragette movement. Emily Davison’s famous protest at the Derby in 2013 is depicted in the film, which also offers a realistic portrayal of the suffragettes’ protests focussed on Maud (Carey Mulligan), a working class mother who gets drawn into the movement. The film was widely praised on release, and the screening will be accompanied by a local expert Penni Blythe who will say a few words before the film and host a Q&A session afterwards.
Saturday 4:45pm "Leave No Trace" (2018 Cert PG)
A film about an ex military father with PTSD and his 13 year old daughter who live off-grid in a National Park in Oregon. Their life is hard, but the intimacy between them is so palpable it comes with great anxiety about what might happen.
Saturday 7:15pm "The Greatest Showman" (2017 Cert PG)
Inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrated the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacular circus that became a worldwide sensation.
Centenary Room, Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Rd
Friday 7pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
"The Shape of Water" (2018, Cert 15)
1960s cold war America, British actor Sally Hawkins plays Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaner at a Government research centre when an amphibious creature arrives for study. Gradually, in furtive and stolen moments, Elisa develops a bond with the creature, communicating with sign language.
Saturday - doors open all day from 11:15am
Saturday 2pm "Nae Pasaran" (2018 Cert 12A)
This is a recently released documentary about the little known story of Rolls-Royce factory workers in Scotland who, in 1974, refused to repair jet engines in protest against Pinochet’s brutal military coup and ensuing dictatorship in Chile.
Saturday 4pm "Payroll" (1961 Cert 12A)
A classic black and white movie from 1961, only the third feature film to be shot in Newcastle upon Tyne, a decade before “Get Carter”. It features fascinating views of Grey St and other familiar locations in a grimy city centre and Tyneside before redevelopment in the 1960s and 1970s.The story concerns a violent payroll robbery which goes wrong and the victim’s wife, a young Billie Whitelaw, seeks revenge on the criminals, in one of two (unusual for the time) strong female roles. A rare chance to see a remarkably powerful and gripping thriller.
Saturday 6:30pm "Jeune Femme" (2018 Cert 15)
This is a highly acclaimed French film that won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes for Best First Feature Film for Director Léonor Serraille. It’s about Paula, a 30 year old woman who, following the break-up of a long term relationship, is homeless, jobless and broke, but she is determined to reinvent herself through a series of new encounters. “Stability is boring” is her mantra and no setback keeps Paula down for long