Venue Barn Cinema
Running time 105 minutes
Next date 27th June 1:30 pm
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About this event
Bill Nighy stars alongside Sam Riley and Alice Lowe in this witty, beguiling, very English comedy-drama.
Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Nighy is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship. Working from veteran screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s excellent script, director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate. With Jenny Agutter, Tim McInnerny and Alexei Sayle.
2018 | UK
“The veteran actor shines as an ageing word wizard searching for his estranged son in Carl Hunter’s kind-hearted debut”
★★★★ The Guardian
About the Barn
The Barn Cinema offers a truly unique experience: a wide-ranging film programme, including independent arthouse, world and mainstream cinema, all within a truly beautiful, renovated 15th century barn.
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Thursday 27th June
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Visiting Dartington Hall
Dartington is an old place with a new story.
The Dartington Experiment began in 1925 and was based on the idea that humans are many-sided – and how we need environments that encourage our whole being to flourish, in connection with nature and each other.
This idea is as true today is it ever was.