|Fri 20th July||7.45pm|
|Sat 21st July||7.45pm|
|Sun 22nd July||4.30pm|
|Tues 24th July||7.45pm|
|Weds 25th July||7.45pm S/T|
|Thurs 26th July||10.30am|
Dir: Rupert Everett | UK | 2018| 105 mins
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Tom Wilkinson
Rupert Everett wrote, directs and stars in this superb biopic about the last days of Oscar Wilde. Once England’s most celebrated author, Wilde is now exiled to Naples and Paris following his release from prison for “gross indecency”. In decline, he recalls both his glory days and the start of his downfall – cast out by his humiliated ex-wife Constance (Emily Watson), though still supported by allies including Reggie Turner (Colin Firth). Following the 50-year anniversary of decriminalisation, The Happy Prince is a timely reminder of the hypocrisy with which society then treated homosexuality, with a magnificent performance by Everett as Wilde.
“Rupert Everett is magnificent in dream role as dying Oscar Wilde… a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage” The Guardian ****
The screening on Weds 25th July will be shown with subtitles projected onto the screen for the hearing impaired, and these are signified by the symbol S/T on the website and in our monthly brochure. Please note all other screenings of these films are without subtitles.
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.