Herewith a reminder that our first film of 2024 will be shown on Friday 12th January.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is based on a novel by Rachel Joyce.
In it, the unlikely Harold leaves the house he shares with his wife Maureen, having learned that his old colleague Queenie is very ill. He writes her a short letter and walks to his local mailbox to post it, but just keeps on going, having decided to walk the 627 miles to Queenie, in Berwick, to deliver his letter by hand. He manages to get a message to her - that she is not allowed to die until he arrives.
Harold Fry is an unlikely tale that walks a thin edge beside saccharine sentimentality. But, thanks to some disciplined writing, the director emphasises the gruel and the mechanics of the story — and lets the actors take care of the emotions.
Films start at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) and the admission charge is (still) £5