|Sunday, 5th April||Official Secrets|
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Movies will normally be shown in the evening, although some matinee performances with films suitable for children and families will be scheduled during the season, perhaps during school holidays. Unless otherwise noted, doors (and the bar/kitchen) will normally open at 7pm, with the screening starting with trailers at 7.30pm.
109 mins Crime, Drama, Mystery
Cinema release 8th November 2019
Directed by Bill Condon and starring Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen.
Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
112 mins Biography, Crime, Drama
Cinema release 18th October 2019
A morality tale for the 21st century, Official Secrets tells the true story of British Intelligence whistle-blower Katharine Gun who, during the immediate run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, leaked a top secret NSA memo exposing a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against members of the UN Security Council. The memo proposed blackmailing smaller, undecided member states into voting for war. At great personal and professional risk, journalist Martin Bright published the leaked document in The Observer newspaper in London, and the story made headlines around the world. Members of the Security Council were outraged and any chance of a UN resolution in favour of war collapsed. But within days, Bush declared he no longer needed UN backing and invaded anyway. As Iraq descended into chaos, Katharine was arrested and charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act. Martin faced potential charges too. Their legal battles exposed the highest levels of government in both London and Washington …