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Nostalgic Cinema: Born Free (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Born Free

Director: James Hill

Starring:  Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers

Born Free is a 1966 British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood, and released her into the wilderness of Kenya.  The screenplay, written by blacklisted Hollywood writer Lester Cole, was based upon Joy Adamson's 1960 non-fiction book Born Free. Born Free, and its musical score by John Barry, won numerous awards.

Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.

Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.

TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529

Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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The White Crow (12A)

The White Crow

Directors: Ralph Fiennes

Writers: David Hare

Stars: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann

Ralph Fiennes returns to the director’s chair for the third time after 2011’s Coriolanus and 2013’s The Invisible Woman for this riveting account of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West, written for the screen by David Hare and inspired by the biography by Julie Kavanagh.

Beginning with his birth on a Siberian train in 1938, the film revisits Nureyev’s early impetuous days and his tutelage under ballet master Alexander Pushkin (Fiennes), all building towards the fateful day of his defection in Paris 1961.

Newcomer Oleg Ivenko (himself a prominent Russian dancer) captures the intensity, skill, and single-mindedness of the charismatic Nureyev; reflecting how a lifetime of rebellion and ambition influenced his radical decision.

Fiennes gives a hypnotic performance as Nureyev's favourite teacher, Alexander Pushkin. London Evening Standard

Roses and raptures, please, for Ivenko, who is not only as beautiful as Nureyev, and dances sublimely, he can act, besides. The Scottish Herald

There are moments of greatness here - in the climax of the final act, the defection itself - where the direction is as lean and agile as any of the dancers. Observer

Certificate rating 12A

Tickets: Adult £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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