EXCITING START TO NEW SEASON OF FILMS AT THORNBURY PICTURE HOUSE
By Trucks79 | Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 20:03
Love Ballet? Then don't miss Mao's Last Dancer. A great way to start our new season of world
cinema with a rare screening of this highly acclaimed drama based on the
autobiography of Li Cunxin, who at the age of 11 was plucked from his village
by Madame Mao's cultural delegates to study ballet in Beijing and then went on
to a life on the international ballet scene.
An amazing story with wonderful dance sequences, great music, politics,
domestic trauma and strong family bonds.
The season throws light on some personal dilemmas of individuals from
other countries including Iran in the 2012 Oscar Winner A Separation to be screened on 28th September and
Morocco in The Source to be screened
on 7th December which describes the life and lively struggle of the village
Muslim women to overcome the constraints of their daily life.
Son of the
Bride on 12th October is a heart warming tale of family
commitment from Argentina, followed by Bombay
Beach on 9th November which illustrates one of the poorest
communities in the United States affected so badly by environmental pollution
and highlights portraits of men at various stages of their life, all to a great
After the Christmas break, the season will continue with a series of
acclaimed films including Incendies on 11th
January, a fascinating film which
describes the mission to the Middle East by a pair of twins who try and uncover
their family's troubled past.
Look out for all these great films always advertised nearer the time in
the local Parish Magazines. Membership
for all 10 films plus a free 'Members' Choice' film in June still costs just
£30. Non members on the door are welcome
at £5 per film. See: www.thornburypicturehouse.org for details.
September. Film. Mao's Last Dancer. 7.30pm. Cossham Hall. £5 on door.
September. Film. A Separation. 7.30pm. Cossham Hall. £5 on door.