Film Club, Friday 12th May The Lost King
In 2012, after having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard Ill were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester.
The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins), whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism by experts and academics.
There was some mild controversy prior to the film's UK release when several people involved in the archaeological dig disputed the role played by Langley.
This prompted the film's producer, co- writer and co-star, Steve Coogan, to give an interview to the BBC defending the storyline of the film and accusing the University of Leicester of trying to discredit Langley's role. (Information care of IMDB)
7pm for 7:30 Entrance fee: £5
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