Thursday 23 November
20th Century Women (15)
Set in Santa Barbara, 1979, 20th Century Women focuses on a game matriarch and her efforts to raise her boy into a man. She rents out rooms 9in her house and enlists the help of two women, her photographer lodger and one of her son's teenage peers to “help raise him” - ignoring the more obvious male role model of the amiable mechanic who rents a room. Thus the 15-year-old in question adds feminist philosophy to his reading list and finds himself on the frontline of some peculiarly female dramas. Annette Bening is a hoot as the capricious protagonist and there's room for her co-stars to shine. The highlight, however, is the sparkling screenplay, blending wry observation, provocative conversation and frequent hilarity. It also affectionately pokes fun at liberal parenting and other intergenerational clashes as the players try to better understand each other, and ultimately themselves.
Your Village Cinema
Hurst Village Cinema is an award winning, volunteer run, not for profit community cinema initiative which was established in 2011.
The aim of the Village Cinema is to provide the residents of Hurstpierpoint and the surrounding area with access to a diverse range of the best films available from around the world, as well as independent US and British films classics and forgotten or overlooked gems. We also offer fantastic Live Broadcasts from the National Theatre.
We are a member of Cinema for All, the umbrella organisation which has been representing the film society movement since 1946. We are also members of the British Film Institute Neighbourhood Cinema and Film Hub South East. All of these organisations share the aim to support and improve cinema provision to all communities.
How to Buy Tickets
Tickets can be bought at Mishon Mackay on Hurstpierpoint High Street, or online through the Buy Tickets page on this website.
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It is not necessary to be a member of the Village Cinema to come and see our films, we are open to all. But membership does have strong benefits for you and it helps to support us, so do consider joining.
It is only £10 to become a member and for that you get £2 off ticket prices for films and £4 off ticket Prices for Live Broadcasts. Membership is valid for 12 months from the date you join, so you can join at any time to enjoy a full year of cinematic and theatrical adventures.
Where Films are Screened
147 High Street
Players Theatre Hurstpierpoint
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