Sunday Cinema : Gone with the Wind (1939)

One of Hollywood's greatest films, no doubt. The biggest stars, hugest sets and most beautiful costumes all spun together by a sparkling script.


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SUNDAY 28th April 2019

Doors open at 4.30 for a 5.00 pm start

£7 on the door includes tea & biscuits. Wine on sale.

It was a time of historic change, of surging rumour and passionate intensity in the private and public worlds of everybody alive...

No, not drab old Brexitland but what better way to escape it than this eternally gorgeous Technicolour rendering of the American Civil War as seen from its plantation-owning losing side?

One of Hollywood's greatest films, no doubt. The biggest stars, hugest sets and most beautiful costumes all spun together by a sparkling script.

The sumptuous world that preceded the war is recreated with its mansions & debutantes and the slavery that supported it, then laid waste and replaced with the world that came after...

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It all provides a phenomenal stage to bring out the best and the worst in the two lovers whose story is at the centre of it all: the spoiled, spirited, unconquerable Scarlett O'Hara and the buccaneering Rhett Butler.

Of course, very many of us have seen it but why not come and see it with us, bigger and louder than at home and in more welcoming company than at a big cinema? And leave the throes and convulsions of dear old Brexitland behind for while.

Believe the hype! It's a humdinger. And it's nearly four hours long so please be aware. There will be an intermission which is included in the (nearly) four hours. We might get it down to three hours forty but then we will really have to go back to Brexitland. Yet fear not, dear Ebenezers, one day these turbulent times and all they meant or failed to mean will be gone with the wind.

2019Martin Keeley