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Cinema Paradiso

Fourth Thursday of the month throughout 2018

Cinema Paradiso takes place each month, on the forth Thursday of the month, throughout the year.

We invite everyone to join us for viewings and discussions at our monthly film night.

22 February 2018 – When The Wind Blows

When The Wind Blows is a 1986 British animated disaster film directed by Jimmy Murakamai and based on Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel of the same name.

James and Hilda Bloggs are a retired couple living in a tidy isolated cottage in rural Sussex in southeast England. James frequently travels to London to read the newspapers and keep abreast of the deteriorating international situation regarding the Soviet-Afghan War; while frequently misunderstanding some specifics of the conflict, he is fully aware of the growing risk of an all-out nuclear war with the Soviet Union.  James is horrified at a radio news report stating that a war may be only three days away, and sets about preparing for the worst as instructed by his government-issued Protect and Survive pamphlets. As Hilda continues her daily routine, and their son Ron, who is implied to have fallen into fatalistic despair, dismisses such preparations as pointless, James builds a shelter out of several doors inside their home and prepares a stock of supplies. He also follows through seemingly strange instructions such as painting his windows with white paint and readying sacks to lie down in when a nuclear strike hits. Despite James’ concerns, he and Hilda are confident they can survive the war, as they did World War II in their childhoods, and that a Soviet defeat will ensue.

22 March 2018 

Our screening in March marks International Women’s Day earlier in the month and 100 years of partial recognition of some women gaining the right to vote in England. Our selected film details will be published shortly.

26 April 2018

We will confirm April’s screening shortly.

24 May 2018

Our screening in May will link in with local history month theme and we will be updating details shortly.

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