Films at the Lexi group of Brent U3A
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A monthly film screening followed by discussion
The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road London NW10 3JU.
Logo right © Lexi Cinema.
Buses 6, 52, 187, 302; Kensal Rise Overground station.
On a Wednesday each month at 1.30 pm.
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Stan & Ollie
What a treat! A biopic featuring those Titans of the heyday of Hollywood, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
This gentle, elegiac homage to film’s greatest comic duo is making a lot of noise in this year’s gong season for the portrayal of its leads: Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly (who actually looks exactly like Ollie).
Director Jon S Baird and screenwriter Jeff Pope concentrate on the pair in the 1950s well after their glory days (of which we see a bit to show how famous and loved they were). The duo have come to Britain for a tour of the music halls and to try and revive their fortunes and, indeed, their relationship.
It’s sad, sweet and nostalgic and only 90 mins long. It is subtitled.
So that’s another fine film afternoon I’ve gotten us into.
More about Stan & Ollie at the the Lexi website.
In the meantime, there’s a documentary I want to recommend that is on later this month - RBG, about the remarkable octogenarian Ruth Bader Ginsburg who has been a US Supreme Court associate justice since 1993 and who has fought on many women’s issues and is a major liberal voice on the bench. She is a pop cultural icon for many Americans. Recently in the news for voting against Trump from her hospital bed. She’s a pocket rocket of a woman who has kicked cancer’s butt a few times, just recently undergoing a removal of a tumour on her lung. Go see it.
More about RBG at the the Lexi website.
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