THE CHILDREN ACT (12A)
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Steeple Ashton Village Hall
7.30pm (doors open at 7pm for refreshments)
Based on the novel by Ian McEwan (you may remember Atonement) and directed by Richard Eyre, The Children Act is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye.
Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) is an eminent High Court Judge presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of Family Law. She has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam Henry (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is suffering from leukemia. Adam’s doctors want him to have a blood transfusion so that they can continue to treat him. As a Jehovah’s Witness, he is refusing the transfusion on religious grounds. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child and the case has been referred to the High Court. Fiona Maye makes the unorthodox decision to visit Adam in hospital before making her judgement.
‘Emma Thompson at her best. An amazing and very touching story of just how difficult life can be and the choices some High Court Judges have to make every day. Stanley Tucci puts in an amazing performance in the film as her husband. A must see film.’ (An Audience Review)
Tickets 6.00 from Steeple Ashton Village Shop. Reservations can be made, please ring Alison Wilson on 01380 871345
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Tickets £6 available at the Steeple Ashton Village Shop or can be reserved by ringing Alison Wilson on 01380 871345