February film is Eye in the Sky (Cert 15), a 2016 British
thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul
and Barkhad Abdi. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and based
on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert.
in the Sky is
being shown in The Corn Exchange on Friday 24th February 2017
at 7.30pm and Saturday 25th February 2017 at 7.30pm.
film stars Helen Mirren as a UK army Colonel and Alan Rickman
as her commanding General, in command of a top secret drone operation
to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and
on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning
a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from 'capture' to
'kill.' But actions on the ground trigger an international dispute,
reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over
the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.
As taut as it is timely, Eye in the Sky offers a powerfully
acted, and unusually thought provoking, variation on the modern
wartime political thriller.
in the Sky premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival,
and was distributed in the United States with a limited release
on 11th March 2016. The film was released in the United Kingdom
on 8th April 2016. It was the actor Alan Rickman's last film,
and is one of two national posthumous releases starring Rickman,
who died of pancreatic cancer in January 2016.
film has received very positive reviews. Alan
Rickman's performance as Lieutenant General Frank Benson has been
particularly well received by critics, with Richard Roeper of
the Chicago Sun-Times saying "Mr. Rickman was never nominated
for an Academy Award and it's probably a long shot for a posthumous
supporting actor for this film - but his work here is a reminder
of what a special talent he possessed."
click on the poster on the right to read more about the film.
are available from Hamiltons Newsagents and at the door on the
evening, subject to availabilty.