Glenfarg Community Cinema

September and October 2018

Friday
September 14th

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG

The Greatest Showman Poster

The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American musical film directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon and starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya.

The film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions.

Phineas Taylor Barnum started his career by opening a wax museum but he soon shifted focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum's wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

Friday
October 12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

PG

Darkest Hour Poster

It is 3pm on Monday 13th May 1940. Winston Churchill has just made his first speech as prime minister.He has announced that he has 'nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat' pledging himself to a policy of waging war with the single aim of victory at all costs.

Our view of that moment is coloured by hindsight and by our knowledge of how the victory was achieved. No such luxury was granted to Churchill at the time - things could only get worse - much worse.

Darkest Hour is a one man show for Gary Oldman (Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role) and what a show it is. Churchill, by way of Darkest Hour, hands the actor some of the best speeches of his career, and Oldman brings them vividly to life.