Porlock Weir, Somerset
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Porlock Weir, Near Minehead, Somerset TA24 8PB
From £15.00 per person
Movie and a Meal
Sunday 24th and Weds 27th August
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Weds 3rd and Sunday 7th September
Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) stars as Ivan Locke, in the second film from writer/director Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Hummingbird). LOCKE is the story of one manâ€™s life unravelling in a tension-fuelled 90-minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line.
Sept 7th and Sept 14th
A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.
Weds 17th and Sun 21st September
Allegorical drama from director Lindsay Anderson in which a group of non-conformist students lead a revolt against their oppressive masters at an English private school. Parallels are drawn in the film between the bullying, inflexible and snobbish approach of the schoolmasters to their pupils, led by the rebellious Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell), and the dysfunction and injustice of the British class system at large. As Mick and his gang of cohorts indulge in acts of petty disobedience, such as heading into town to try and seduce a local waitress, the school's acts of retribution, led by Rowntree (Robert Swann), become increasingly cruel and malicious. Finally, the students are provoked into open rebellion, the bloody nature of which shocked a number of commentators at the time and led to claims that the film aimed to provoke a violent uprising in society as a whole.
Weds 24th and Sun 28th September
The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding
Weds 1st and Sunday 5th October
Weds 8th and Sun 12th October
After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
Weds 15th and Sun 19th October
A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.
Weds 22nd and Sun 26th October
This adaptation of Laurie Lee's novel features the voice of the late author himself as narrator. In 1918 Gloucestershire, young Laurie (Dashiell Reece) grows up in the heart of the countryside, surrounded by his warm and earthy family: Uncle Sid (David Troughton), Uncle Ray (Con O'Neill) and Annie (Juliet Stevenson). The film chronicles not only Laurie's passage through adolescence and into manhood, but also the fragile evolution of rural Britain.
Weds 29th October and Sunday 2nd November
Thriller starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Rupert Angier (Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Bale) are London-based magicians of the highest order, both blessed with spectacular powers of deception and both cursed with unrelenting envy for one another's skills. When Alfred performs an awe-inspiring trick for which there seems no logical explanation, the friendly competition shared between the pair turns to deadly rivalry as the enraged Rupert determines to uncover his rival's deepest secrets. In the world of illusion, however, nothing is ever quite as it seems, and the rules of the physical world simply don't apply. Now, as bitter competition quickly begins to consume the souls of both performers, the firestorm birthed by their anger threatens to consume all who surround them.