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Benediction

Dir: Terence Davies
Cast: Jack Lowden, Peter Capaldi, Kate Phillips, Jeremy Irvine, Simon Russell Beale
137mins   2021   UK | US   12A   English   

Thursday 26 May - 11:00 - Join us after the screening for a friendly Book to Film Club discussion on the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon

An exploration of the turbulent life of First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon - a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery, but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front and he became one of the leading war poets of the era.

Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion.

'An elegant piece of filmmaking' - Wendy Ide, Screen International



Showtimes


Tue 24 May

20:00

Wed 25 May

15:00
20:00

Thu 26 May

11:00
16:15
20:00

Fri 27 May

17:00

Sat 28 May

16:35

Sun 29 May

12:00

Mon 30 May

17:00

Tue 31 May

13:00

Wed 1 June

15:35

Thu 2 June

15:30