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On Chesil Beach – Kanopy Film Club
April 20 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday April 20, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
Welcome to the Kanopy Film Club. Each month we will screen a film (documentary or movie) in Port Macquarie Library’s meeting room. BOOKING is ESSENTIAL – numbers are strictly limited.
April’s selection is On Chesil Beach, based on the novel by Ian McEwan. (Please note: Rating: M, Mature themes, sex and nudity)
Running Time: 110 mins / Year 2018 / Filmmakers: Dominic Cooke. Features: Adrian Scarborough, Anne Marie-Duff, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Samuel West, Saoirse Ronan.
It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. We first encounter Florence and Edward, a young couple in their early twenties, on their wedding day. Now on their honeymoon, they are dining in their room at a stuffy, sedate hotel near Chesil Beach in Dorset. Their conversation becomes more tense and awkward, as the prospect of consummating their marriage approaches. Finally, an argument breaks out between them. Florence storms from the room and out of the hotel, Edward pursues her, and their row continues on Chesil Beach. From a series of flashbacks, we learn about the differences between them – their attitudes, temperaments and their drastically different backgrounds. Out on the beach on their fateful wedding day, one of them makes a major decision that will utterly change both of their lives forever.
ON CHESIL BEACH is a powerful, insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing, bound by the social mores of another era.
Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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