University of the Third Age in Brent

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Films at the Lexi group of Brent U3A

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Lexi Cinema logo.
A monthly film screening followed by discussion

The Lexi Cinema, 194b Chamberlayne Road London NW10 3JU.

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Buses 6, 52, 187, 302; Kensal Rise Overground station.


On a Wednesday each month at 1.30 pm.


Wednesday 21 November 2018

Widows

Hi all,
An unusual date for our Lexi film called for an unusual choice. Whereas Mike Leigh's Peterloo would have been the obvious pick, I decided it was time to challenge myself and, perhaps, you too. You see, I'm not a lover of crime/heist/murder etc movies. Thrillers, I think is the umbrella term, but if I'm going to see one, I want to see a good one. Widows looks to fit the bill admirably. Those with long memories will recall the popularity of Lynda La Plante's tv miniseries in the 80s and its fresh take on the heist genre from the female perspective. Hollywood has used the bare bones of the story in which four disparate widows take on the task of pulling off the robbery that killed their husbands ... and added so much more. Directed by the much lauded Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave, Shame, etc) the action has been transported from London to Chicago and pulls in strands of race, religion, class and, of course, women doing it for themselves! The cast is breathtaking... Viola Davis is magnificent ... it has had marvellous reviews. I've been assured that it's subtitled!
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Hope to see you all soon.
Frances Lass

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