Tuesday 10 September 7.30 pm
SONG FOR MARION (PG)
Dir Paul Andrew Williams, UK 2012, 93 mins, Cert PG
“The film works mostly because of the artistry of its stellar cast and heartfelt script by writer-director Paul Andrew Williams.”
“Paul Andrew Williams’ Song for Marion pulls together some elements of Brassed Off, Calendar Girls, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel… Shot around Tyneside and Durham it focuses on the long-married lower-middle-class couple, Marion and Arthur, both well played by Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. She’s ebullient, outgoing and terminally ill. He’s gruff, laconic, alienated from their son and incapable of showing his feelings. Moreover, he refuses to join the choir of chirpy, eccentric old folk called the “OAPz”, being organised by a patronising young music teacher (Gemma Arterton). (Phillip French in the Guardian)
‘ Stamp touchingly allows us to share the vulnerable feelings behind those chiselled cheekbones and still-azure eyes, drawing on his own humble roots to deliver a career-highlight performance. Time Out
‘Song for Marion’ will be our first screening after the summer break (and what an eventful ‘break’ that has been!) and will be at the new time/day/place in the William Loveless Hall at 7:30pm on Tuesday 10th September. Whilst the future of the Phillip Road Centre is still to be resolved we are very fortunate to be able to show movies in the excellent Loveless Hall which has many added benefits for us, not least the extra seating space… so please bring your friends as well for this fantastic first feature to kick off our September Season at Moving Image. Wine will be available, plus ice-creams of course.
Song for Marion replaces our original first feature ‘Behind The Candelabra’ as we have to wait for its delayed DVD release. ‘Behind The Candelabra’ will be screened instead on Tuesday 15th October. Apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused by this change of scheduling.