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LFE Film Evenings

LFE Film Evenings will start their new season on Thursday 5 September 2013, by showing "Song for Marion". Category: Drama/comedy [3*], UK 2012, (PG). Run time 93 min.

Terence Stamp is the solitary elderly curmudgeon Arthur, devoted to the care of his ailing wife Marion (Vanessa Redgrave). He resents the way his cancer-stricken wife seems to prefer singing with a choir of OAPs, under the baton of a bubbly music teacher (Gemma Arterton), than spending her last months with him.
Simultaneously, Arthur is having a troubled relationship with his divorced son James (Christopher Eccleston), who feels his less than effusive father has always found him a disappointment. Will they be reunited by the death of Marion?
Arthur honours his recently deceased wife's passion for performing when he's talked into joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son.
This film has some elements of Brassed Off, Calendar Girls, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet and TV's The Choir. Shot around Tyneside and Durham, but with no particular regional feeling, it focuses on the long-married lower-middle-class couple, Marion and Arthur, both well played by Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. This film unashamedly tugs at the heartstrings - not least when Marion sings 'True Colours' by Cyndi Lauper.
Venue: the Parish Hall, Kings Drive, LFE. Cost: £5.
Doors open at 7.00pm when a complimentary hot drink with biscuit will be provided. The showing starts at 7.30pm.

ADVANCE NOTICE. The October showing will be 'Les Miserables', a 2hr 40min. long film requiring an interval, so the show will start at 7.00pm (doors open 6.30pm).

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