UK 2021, 97 mins. Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Catriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Jude Hill, Ciaran Hinds, and Judi Dench.
This film shows the life of a working-class Protestant family in Belfast during the Troubles, from the point of view of Buddy (Jude Hill) a, nine-year-old boy. Buddy’s father works in England while his mother, older brother and grandparents live in Belfast. In August 1969 a group of Protestants attack the houses and businesses of Catholics in Buddy’s street. The residents set up a barrier to prevent further conflict, but the film shows how the need to take sides permeates all relationships, even among the children. His parents are divided about whether to move to England but when they decide to leave, Buddy breaks down at the thought of leaving. A confrontation with a local criminal and sectarian rabble persuades the family of the necessity of seeking safety in England. The film won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and won Outstanding British Film at the BAFTA Awards.
Please book a seat by 1pm on the day of the film
Tickets: £9 Members / £12 Non-Members
Doors open at 7.00pm for pre-film drinks (included in the price of the ticket)
Film starts at 7.30pm
Film Talk at 9.30pm