Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD
Autumn 2019 Programme
The Film Group have been beavering away to complete the new autumn programme and it’s looking to be as good as ever.
Highlights include Rocketman, an extravagant musical about the dramatic career of Elton John; Judi Dench playing Red Joan, a retired physicist revealed in later life to have been a Soviet agent working for the KGB, and The White Crow, a biopic from Ralph Fiennes about Rudolf Nureyev, whose defection to the West from the USSR in the early sixties stunned the world. This film also comes with a Meal Deal. Judi Dench appears again, playing Anne Hathaway opposite Kenneth Branagh as Will Shakespeare in All is True and there are many other excellent films, some by well-known actors and directors and some less so, but all contributing to the exciting and eclectic mix for which Foxlowe Films has acquired a well-deserved reputation.
For a change this season, the Children’s Matinee will be a well-loved classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Although such classics may be widely available on electronic media, our aim is to introduce small children to the magical experience of seeing outstanding films on a big screen in the company of other children.
The Documentary programme will be launched by The Sequel: What will Follow our Troubled Civilisation?, a film that explores new ways of thinking about how to live well, despite and perhaps because of the widely-accepted Climate Emergency, along with initiatives already developing apace around the world that look to reduce our carbon footprint while also improving quality of life. As the film is only an hour long, we hope to arrange a Q&A session afterwards with members of the Staffs Moorlands Climate Action Community, who were recently instrumental in persuading the District Council to unanimously declare a Climate Emergency and commit to working for change.