The Witham Community Arts Centre, Barnard Castle, announces the return of film screenings to the venue with a collection of movies for autumn and winter 2020. From November, there will be matinees as well as evening screenings.
Due to social-distancing rules, the number of tickets available will be limited – booking is strongly recommended. Visit the website (thewitham.org.uk/eventtype/film/)
Thur 8 Oct 7pm (Cert: U)
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, James Norton and Meryl Streep Directed by Greta Gerwig.
The March sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy might not have much money, but they do have a roof over their heads, food in their bellies, two loving parents and – most importantly – each other. But they also have their share of woes: Meg laments how dreadful it is to be poor; Amy longs to be loved and respected; gentle Beth just hopes that their father can return home for Christmas. And Jo? Well, Jo simply cannot get over the disappointment of being a girl.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Thur 22 Oct 7pm (Cert: 12)
Marking Black History Month
Starring: Idris Elba and Naomie Harris Directed by Justin Chadwick.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom celebrates Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa. It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world – the lover of fancy cars, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skilful lawyer and a freedom fighter. The film is an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.
Thur 5 Nov 3.30pm and 7pm (Cert: PG)
Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Taika Waititi and Scarlett Johnasson Directed by Taika Waititi.
Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend – Adolf Hitler – Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.
Thur 19 Nov 3.30pm and 7pm (Cert: 12A)
Starring: Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Plumber Directed by Rian Johnson.
The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure – everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Thur 3 Dec 3.30pm and 7pm (Cert: PG)
Starring: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi and Tilda Swinton Directed by Armando Iannucci.
A modern and fantastical take on Charles Dickens’s classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over numerous obstacles.
“It really is a wonderfully entertaining film, managing to both respect and reinvent the novel.” The Guardian
Miracle on 34th Street
Thur 17 Dec 3.30pm and 7pm I (Cert: U)
Starring: Richard Attenborough Directed by Les Mayfield
For all those who question the existence of Father Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street will turn sceptics into believers. A classic Christmas movie for all the family to enjoy – so long as you keep to your social bubble.