for Three Academy Awards
January film is Brooklyn (Cert 12A), a 2016 British-Irish-Canadian
romantic drama directed by John Crowley and written by Nick Hornby,
based on Colm Tóibín's best selling novel of the
same name. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall
Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters.
is being shown in The Corn Exchange on Friday 27th January 2017
at 7.30pm and Saturday 28th January 2017 at 7.30pm.
in 1951 and 1952, the film tells the story of a young Irish woman's
immigration to Brooklyn. Eilis Lacey is a young woman from Enniscorthy,
a small town in southeast Ireland. Her older sister, Rose, has
arranged for her to go to the United States to find a better future.
Although part of the Irish community in New York, Eilis is still
homesick. She meets Tony, from an Italian family, who is quickly
interested in her and becomes her boyfriend. With these developments,
Eilis begins to feel more comfortable in New York. When her past
catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries
and the lives that exist within them for her.
premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. The
film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best
Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
click on the poster on the right to read more about the film.
is £6, with tickets available from Hamiltons Newsagents
and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.