Saturday 17th November 2018: The Mercy (12A)

SA Films]Steeple Ashton Village Hall
7.30pm (doors open at 7pm for refreshments)

On October 31st, 1968, Donald Crowhurst, a businessman and amateur sailor, set off in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a competition to be the first person to sail nonstop and single-handedly around the world. His 35ft boat, built from his own design, was unsuitable and unfinished, and as he fell farther and farther behind, he was faced with an impossible choice: return home to humiliation and financial ruin, or die at sea. In July 1969 his boat, Teignmouth Electron, was found in the Sargasso Sea with faked log books, increasingly unhinged diary entries, and no captain.

Directed by James Marsh and featuring Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz and David Thewlis among others, this is an incredible story of one of the most enduring mysteries of recent times.

We have been asked to remind our audience that we are required to ensure that the film we are showing is suitable for all members of our audience. We, therefore, ask that our audience check the film’s certification before bringing any younger members to our showings. Thank you.

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Tickets £6 available at the Steeple Ashton Village Shop or can be reserved by ringing Alison Wilson on 01380 871345