Flicks in the sticks launch February screening calendar
11th February 2016
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This February, Flicks in the Sticks, the touring cinema branch of Arts Alive, is taking big screen films to rural communities throughout Shropshire including Claverely, Leintwardine and Longden, showcasing films from Wild Tales to A Walk In The Woods and Ex Machina.

Touring to over 20 different remote areas in just over three weeks, the new February calendar features handpicked British and cultural films as well as big screen blockbusters.

Flicks In The Sticks launched in just eight venues to 1,500 visitors in 1999. The project has since screened 8,810 films in village halls, community centres and churches and grown an audience of 40,200 across the region, with support from Film Hub North West Central.

Ian Kerry, Arts Alive, comments, “We’re incredibly proud to have reached this amount of audiences in the life of Flicks In The Sticks. Our aim in 1999 was to reach as many remote areas around Shropshire and Herefordshire as possible, making film accessible to communities and we’re extremely happy to now be working with over 100 venues to offer this.” 

Events throughout February in Shropshire: 


Tuesday 9th February

A Little Chaos (12a)

Ashford Carbonell Village Hall

7.30pm

Alan Rickman directs this period drama alongside Kate Winslet. Sabine (Winslet) is selected to design a garden in King Louis XIV's new Palace. She develops a romance that gradually blossoms with the king's gardener.


Wednesday 10th February

My House in Umbria (12a)

Hope Bowdler Village Hall

7.30pm

An unlikely group of people get to know one another after a terrorist attack on a train. Emily Delahunty invites several of the survivors back to her Italian villa to recover. Some troubling secrets are revealed, friendships develop and life goes on.

 

Friday 12th February

Suite Française (15)

All Stretton Village Hall

7.30pm

A novel by Irene Nemirovsky, in the first days of occupation beautiful Lucille Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband, a prisoner of war.

 

Saturday 13th February

Ex Machina (15)

Chapel Lawn Village Hall

7.30pm

Caleb, a coder, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat. When he arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange experiment in which he must interact with an artificial intelligence.

 

Saturday 13th February

The Importance of Being Earnest (U)

Withington Parish Rooms

7.30pm

Celebrated actor and Poirot star David Suchet plays the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, which was broadcast live to cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre on 8 October 2015.

 

Monday 15th February 

Slow West (15)

The Edge Arts Centre

7.30pm

At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveller, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way.

 

Tuesday 16th February

The Walk (PG)

Acton Scott Village Hall

7.30pm

In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

 

Wednesday 17th February

Jersey Boys

Myddle Village Hall

7.30pm

Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation.

 

Thursday 18th February

Woman in Gold (12a)

Claverley Village Hall

7.30pm

Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren star in this drama based on the real-life story of Maria Altmann and her legal campaign against the Austrian government.

 

Friday 19th February

The Book Thief (12a)

Shifnal Village Hall

7.30pm

Based on the bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her while subjected to the horrors of World War II.

 

Saturday 20th February

The Theory of Everything (12a)

Everest Hall, Llanfair Waterdine

7.30pm

The Theory of Everything tells the story of Stephen Hawking. Studying at Cambridge, Hawking was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, and given 2 years to live. The film centres heavily on the issues that affect Hawking and his wife.

 

Saturday 20th February

Woman in Gold (12a)

Ryton Village Hall

7.30pm

Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren star in this drama based on the real-life story of Maria Altmann and her legal campaign against the Austrian government.

 

Saturday 20th February

Suite Française (15)

Cleobury Mortimer Parish Hall

7.30pm

In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucille Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband, a prisoner of war.

 

Saturday 20th February

Suffragette (12a)

Bicton Village Hall

7.45pm

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

 

Sunday 21st February

Wild Tales (15)

Leintwardine Community Centre

7pm

Wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged, Wild Tales is a subversive satire that doubles as a uniformly entertaining anthology film. It deals with six different short stories, with the theme of revenge at the heart of each one.

 

Tuesday 23rd February

Suffragette  (12a)

Chetton Village Hall

7.30pm

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

 

Tuesday 23rd February

Far From the Madding Crowd (12a)

Loppington Village Hall

7.30pm

This timeless story of choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

 

Tuesday 23rd February

Spectre (12a)

The Talbot Theatre

7.30pm

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome. As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

 

Tuesday 25th February

A Royal Night (12a)

Bagley Sports and Social Club

7.30pm

A story following the future Queen of England and her sister as they go out on the town to celebrate the end of the Second World War but their night takes some unexpected turns…

 

Tuesday 25th February

Saving Mr Banks (PG)

Chelmarsh Parish Hall

7.45pm

The film depicts the author's fortnight-long visit to 1961 Los Angeles as Disney pursues her, in his attempts to obtain the screen rights to her novels. Together they set Mary Poppins free.

 

Wednesday 26th February

Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance (PG)

Longden Village Hall

7.30pm

A true story about a group of friends from a workingmen's club in the Valleys who decide to breed themselves a racehorse. Amazingly the horse they raised takes them on a roller coaster journey to the top of the racing world

 

Wednesday 26th February

A Walk in the Woods (15)

Clungunford Parish Hall

8pm

Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson star in Ken Kwapis' delightfully funny adaptation of Bill Bryson's international bestseller. Deciding to hike the notoriously tough Appalachian trail, Bryson (Redford) invites old pal Katz (Nolte for a trip involving high altitudes, hardy terrain and bears.

 

Wednesday 26th February

Suffragette (12a)

Marton Village Hall

7.30pm

A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

 

Wednesday 26th February

Tangerines (15)

Bedstone and Hopton Castle Village Hall

7.30pm

Set in 1992, during the growing conflict between Georgia and Abkhazian, this compassionate story focuses on two Estonian immigrant farmers who decide to remain in Georgia long enough to harvest their tangerine crop.

For more information please visit:

http://www.artsalive.co.uk

 

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