Three New British Movies Join Line-Up at SJT
Three new British films take the Stephen Joseph Theatre’s movie programme into the summer.Florence Foster Jenkins, Our Kind of Traitor and Golden Years can all be seen at the venue in June.
Directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena), Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep in the title role in the real-life story of a New York heiress who became an opera singer despite an outstanding lack of talent. Hugh Grant plays Florence’s partner and manager in a movie filmed in and around Liverpool.
Our Kind of Traitor is based on a 2010 novel by John le Carré, author of the recent BBC hit The Night Manager. Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damian Lewis star in this fast-paced spy thriller in which a couple find themselves trapped between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, and unable to trust either. Reviewers called the book le Carré’s ‘most thrilling thriller for in years’.
Comedy drama Golden Years follows the fortunes of Arthur and Martha, a retired couple forced into a life of crime by fate, the pensions crisis and a refusal to accept old age. Instead, they decided to take back what was theirs in the first place – by robbing banks. A stellar British cast includes Bernard Hill, Simon Callow, Philip Davis, Alun Armstrong, Una Stubbs, Sue Johnston and Virginia McKenna.
Screening times are:
Florence Foster Jenkins: Mon 6 June: 7.45pm. Tues 7 June: 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Thurs 9 June: 1.45pm. Fri 10 June: 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Saturday 11 June: 2pm, 5pm (open captions), 8pm. Mon 13 June: 7.45pm. Tues 14 June: 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Wed 15 June: 7.45pm.Thurs 16 June: 1.45pm, 7.45pm.
Our Kind of Traitor: Friday 17 June: 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Saturday 18 June: 2pm (open captions), 8pm. Mon 20 June: 7.45pm. Wed 22 June: 7.45pm. Thurs 23 June: 1.45pm, 7.45pm.
Golden Years: Friday 24 June: 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Sat 25 June: 2pm, 5pm, 8pm. Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 June: 7.45pm.
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