Camberley Theatre’s exciting new cinema season continues. ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ screens on 12 July. A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Director Cary Fukunaga brings flair, muscular storytelling, directness and a persuasively epic sweep to this brutal, heart-rending movie. Idris Elba OBE, Golden Globe winners gives an outstanding performance as the charismatic and sinister warlord.
The theatre’s celebration of Hollywood’s greatest on and off-screen romance continues with the Bogart Bacall season throughout July and August. On 5 July there is a showing of 1947 film ‘Dark Passage’. Vincent Parry (Bogart) is an innocent man. Framed for the murder of his wife, a daring escape leads to him joining forces with Irene (Bacall) and a frantic race against time to clear his name.
Next is ‘The Big Sleep’ on 19 July. Inarguably the best big screen transition for Raymond Chandler’s immortal creation, Phillip Marlowe, Howard Hawks’ noir classic sees the hard-boiled PI take on his most fiendishly complex case in the company of the beautiful and wealthy Vivian (Bacall) in a dark world of murder, corruption, blackmail and, just possibly, love…
The final Bogart and Bacall film is ‘Key Largo’ on 2 August. In their final big screen appearance together, John Huston’s noir fable sees Frank McCloud (Bogart) finds himself trapped in the hurricane-swept Florida Keys with his best friend’s widow Nora (Bacall) at the mercy of gangster Johnny Rocco – Edward G. Robinson’s most villainous screen creation.
All films start at 7:30pm and tickets are £6 full price and £5 for Theatre Club Members. They can be purchased in person, online at www.camberleytheatre.biz or by calling the Box Office on 01276 707600.