Porlock Weir, Somerset
+44 (0) 1643 862 753
Porlock Weir, Near Minehead, Somerset TA24 8PB
From £15.00 per person
Movie and a Meal
24th and 27th July
Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
31st July & 3rd August
The successful career of Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, come to an end when he's blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist.
7th and 10th August
In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
14th and 17th August
A look at how American football players suffer from major head injuries and life-long debilitating problems as a result of repeated concussions and efforts by the National Football League to deny it.
Aug 21st and 24th
A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool.
Aug 28th and 31st
Existential drama from film-maker Terrence Malick. Christan Bale plays Rick, a screenwriter who is in the midst of a life crisis and is the modern day embodiment of the tarot card 'knight of cups', a man on a quest who enters into a deep sleep after becoming distracted and drinking a strange potion. After becoming increasingly detached from reality in the hedonistic world of the LA film elite and ending his marriage to Nancy (Cate Blanchett), Rick flits from one hollow romantic encounter to the next, struggling to uncover his purpose of being. The cast includes Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy and Antonio Banderas.
Sept 4th and 7th
Based on Ronald Blythe's acclaimed oral-history book Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village, Peter Hall's long un-seen, extraordinary film offers a lyrical yet authentic depiction of British pastoral life. Akenfield tells the story of a farming family who have lived for generations in the bucolic Suffolk village of the film's title. Real-life local farmer Garrow Shand gives a compelling naturalistic central performance, in three roles, as farmhand Tom Rouse, his father and grandfather; a lineage which has experienced hardship, happiness and love, and struggled with the pressures of mechanisation, world war and shifting social mores. A profoundly romantic work of sublime poetic realism, Akenfield boasts compelling performances from its cast of non-professional actors (drawn from the living communities of several Suffolk villages) and a sweeping, rhapsodic orchestral score composed by Michael Tippett (Fantasia Concertante on a theme by Corelli).
Sept 11th and 14th
Nolan Mack, a soft-spoken bank employee, undoubtedly loves his wife Joy, though their cavernous empty house only underscores how disconnected they've always been from each other. Nolan finds himself drifting from his familiar present-day life in pursuit of lost time after meeting a troubled young man named Leo on his drive home. What begins as an aimless drive down an unfamiliar street turns into a life-altering series of events.