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Compton Film Club – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

By September 26, 2023No Comments

Wednesday 4th October at Compton and Up Marden School Hall, School Lane, Compton, PO18 9EZ   There is plenty of parking in the school grounds, the hall and pay-bar open at 7.30pm and the film showing starts at 8pm. Tickets £6

We’ve heard from a number of you that you’ve missed film club over the summer (yes, really!) and we are delighted to be back for another season.Our films are chosen from the independent Community Cinema company, ‘Moviola’ and we are pleased to have been offered The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, starring film club favourites Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton in October and the highly-acclaimed Aftersun November .The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (which some of you will be familiar with through the bestselling novel) is a road movie with adifference. This uplifting tale of self-discovery, redemption and learning to seize the moment, tells the story of a man who leaves hisseaside town in South Devon to post a letter to an old friend, who he learns is dying of cancer, but he doesn’t post the letter – instead he decides to walk to her hospice, some 500 miles away in Berwick-upon-Tweed.As long as he walks, Queenie must live – he walks with hope, with love, at times with despair and his encounters on the way are heartfelt anddeeply moving. ‘It is immediately one of the great movies about ageing and regret’, says The Times. ‘Wonderfully tender and full of feeling … an incredibly beautiful film to look at. Woods and streams and fields …  are gorgeously photographed.  It makes you long to visit England even though you live here.’  The Spectator‘A story about the power of hope and faith.  A movie that celebrates everyday joys and human connection. The perfect pick-me-up tonic for tough times.’ MetroWe hope you can join us,Emily, Jude, Julia, Steph and David

Author: Rachel

The Octagon Parish administrator