Corrie Film Club’s Day in the Dark

Calling all film buffs! After nearly 2 years of abstinence, Corrie Film Club’s mini – film festival Day in the Dark returns to Corrie and Sannox Village Hall on Saturday 5th February.

This year’s theme is Strong Women and, during the day, four films will be shown with breaks for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and supper (all included).

First to roll after coffee at 11.00am will be Carl Theodor Dreyer’s remarkable 1928 film, The Passion of Joan of Arc, a miracle of the cinema charting the final days of Saint Joan with an outstanding portrayal of the heroine by Renee Maria Falconetti.

This will be followed by lunch at 1.00pm (soup and bread and cheese) and then the next screening at 1.30 will be Julie Taymor’s award winning film Frida the true story of Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera, the larger-than-life painters who became the most acclaimed artists in Mexican history, and whose tempestuous love affair, landmark journeys to America, and outrageous personalities made them legendary.

At 3.30 there will be a break for tea and cake followed by a high – energy, high octane joyride with Thelma and Louise, Ridley Scott’s exhilarating adventure with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Brad Pitt, considered by some to be the best road movie of all time.

The finale begins with supper at 6.15 (baked potatoes with a variety of fillings) followed at 7.30 with the funny, heart – warming and inspirational Hidden Figures, which depicts the story of the brilliant African – American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut, John Glen. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.

Entry to Day in the Dark is free and open to everyone but we would respectfully suggest that those attending do a lateral flow test. Please feel free to dip in and out during the day as you like.

Featured image shows a still from Frida, which stars Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo.