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WHAT’S ON AND WHAT’S HAPPENING AT WELLINGTON ORBIT.

Introducing

HANNAH DAVISON & her Royal connection

NOVEMBER

2019

DOWNTON THE PERIOD DRAMA THAT MADE IT FROM TV TO THE BIG SCREEN.


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AT A GLANCE

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FILMS

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FOOD

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Judy

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Abominable and Paper TIgers

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FILMS

They Shall Not Grow Old

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AT A GLANCE

Your film guide from 15th November to 28th of November

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Maleficient and Official Secrets

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John Abbot takes a look at this months films.

Your film guide from 30th October to 14th of November

Downton Abbey and The Art of Racing in the Rain

Meet Hannah Davison and see what’s cooking at Wellington Orbit

Honeyland.


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Sorry We Missed You

Farmageddon

It’s a Wonderful Life and The Polar Express

The Aeronauts - Special Event

Le Mans 66

The Good Liar and Sneak Preview for December

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O ABBOTS ANGLE.

A LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN FIND

AT WELLINGTON ORBIT THIS MONTH...

“This is not a story of the First World War, it is not a historical story, it

may not even be entirely accurate but it’s the memories of the men who

fought - they’re just giving their impressions of what it was like to be a soldier.”

Peter Jackson – 2018

As documentaries go there is certainly no shortage of both film and television productions that cover the history of human conflict. Who can forget the legendary 26 episode “World at War” series that ran between 1973 and 1976, narrated by Laurence Olivier.

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“We will remember them”

To some extent Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” follows in very much the same style. Combining archive footage to tell the story of everyday participants in the First

and BBC vaults to aid in sharing

The Wellington Orbit will be

World War covering the final days

memories now over a century old.

working closely with The Royal

of the conflict.

Through modern techniques that

British Legion to collect for the Poppy Appeal and there will also

However, Jackson and his

truly trailblaze a new method

production team team did not have

of keeping our history alive and

the luxury of interviewing surviving

engaging the footage was not

veterans, participants or politicians

only colourised but the addition

or most importantly having the

of both sound effects and voice

luxury of recorded diegetic sound.

acting brings not only the grainy

The remembrance weekend is

What they did have though was

condition of the film to life but also

a w o n d e r fu l o p p o r tu n ity f o r

100hrs of archive footage and

humanises in a very emotional way

Wellington Orbit to truly continue

over 600hrs of interviews from

how the everyday men and women

in its purpose by offering the local

the Imperial War Museum (IWM)

conducted their lives on the front.

community a chance to see this

be a unique opportunity to view an Exhibition by Nick Redshaw from The Royal Marines Art Society on Sunday 10th November.

remarkable film either for the first time or indeed again. John Abbott.

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THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN

HONEYLAND

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DOWNTON ABBEY Photo by Jaap Buitendijk - © 2019 Focus Features

Excitement is high at Downton

Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl

Abbey when the Crawley family

and Countess of Grantham, that

learns that King George V and

King George V and Queen Mary

Queen Mary are coming to visit.

will visit Downton Abbey as part of

FROM TV TO

But trouble soon arises when Mrs.

a royal tour through the country.

Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess

CINEMA, IT LOOKS

servants learn that the king and

of Grantham, is perturbed that

queen travel with their own chefs

Maud, Lady Bagshaw, Queen Mary’s

HAVE BEEN HERE

and attendants -- setting the stage

lady-in-waiting, is included in the

for an impromptu scheme and

tour. Robert is Maud’s cousin and

FROM THE START.”

other shenanigans.

her closest relative. The two families

The film begins in 1927, about a year and a half after the TV series ended. Buckingham Palace informs

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have fallen out over who should inherit Maud’s estate.

“A STUNNING TRANSFORMATION

LIKE IT SHOULD


The Art of Racing in the Rain A 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Mark Bomback, based on the 2008 novel of the same name by author Garth Stein. The film stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo.

“As the Royal staff descend on Downton, an assassin has also arrived and attempts to kill the monarch �

In Seattle, Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner), an old Golden Retriever, is dying. He is waiting for Denny (Milo Ventimiglia), his master and best friend to return home. Denny arrives but finds Enzo unable to move, as Enzo begins to narrate his life.

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Having cooked for Prince Charles and Camilla, and run a successful gastro pub, Wellington Orbit introduces new chef Hannah Davison.

INTRODUCING

HANNAH

DAVISON

“there isn’t much I don’t like, but I do just love cooking”

We are delighted to announce that Hannah Davison has joined the team at Wellington Orbit as a chef. Hannah comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience and has even cooked for Prince Charles and Camilla! Hannah told us “yes, I was requested to cook a Sunday lunch for them and it went down really well”. Experienced in a lot of very different cuisines, Hannah’s favourite is Moroccan inspired foods, but she also

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likes patés and “there isn’t much I don’t like, but I do just love cooking!” Hannah said. With husband John, a trained chef who worked at the internationally acclaimed Savoy Hotel in London for 15 years with 300 chefs beneath him. The couple bought an Inn and Hotel in Much Wenlock Called the Fox – which they ran together for 7 years as a fine dining and boutique hotel.

Hannah is what you would call ‘a real foodie’, no novels and biographies for her when it comes to reading, its cookery books all the way. “Cook books, books about foods and ingredients – that’s what I love”. “Wellington Orbit is a really exciting place to work” said Hannah “we are always talking about new menu items, suggestions and ideas for weekly specials and cakes so I really do feel I’m in my element!”


OUR MENU Carrot Cake Cappuccino Cake

CAKES – ALL PRCIED AT £2.25

Victoria Sponge Toasted Tea Cake served with butter and Jam

FOOD

Our Salads Orzo, Tomato and Olive dressed with Olive Oil Coleslaw Mixed Leaf and Red Onion Breads – chose from white, brown or gluten free white or brown bread. Turkey, Home Made Stuffing and Cranberry Sandwich served with our House Salads (all three) and Hand Cut Crisps £5.50 Home Made Coronation Chicken served with our House Salads (all three) and Hand Cut Crisps £5.50 Welsh Rarebit served with our House Salads (all three) and Hand Cut Crisps £5.50 Welsh Rarebit topped off with Bacon Lardons served with our House Salads (all three) and Hand Cut Crisps £5.50 Home Made French Onion Soup served with Warm bread £4.95 Sweet Potato, Red Pepper and Lentil Soup served with Warm bread £4.95 Children’s Sandwiches (For Under 12’s) Cheese and Tomato served with Hand Cut Crisps £3.50 Egg Mayonnaise and Cress served with Hand Cut Crisps £3.50

OUR DRINKS SELECTION

Latte Cappuccino Americano Flat White Espresso Double Espresso *Any of our coffee can be made with decaffeinated coffee and we can also offer alternatives to cow’s milk. Hot Chocolate* *Add Cream, Marshmallows & Chocolate Flakes Pot of House Tea Pot of Earl Grey Tea Pot of Green Tea/Fruit Tea/Peppermint Tea Pot of Decaffeinated Tea Tea for Two – any of our tea

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Honeyland uses life in a remote village to offer an eye-opening perspective on experiences that should resonate even for audiences halfway around the world. The last female beehunter in Europe

an observational Indigenous visual

must save the bees and return the

narrative that deeply impacts our

natural balance in Honeyland, when

behavior towards natural resources

DOCUMENTARY, IS

a family of nomadic beekeepers

and the human condition.

ONE OF THE YEAR’S

invade her land and threaten her

‘HONEYLAND,’ A BEEKEEPER

livelihood. This film which is filmed

BEST MOVIES” in Macedonia is an exploration of

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THIRT Y YEARS AFTER

BELOVED ACTRESS A

LONDON TO PERFOR

THE TOWN NIGHTCLU

FRIENDS AND FANS AN

MUSICIAN MICKEY DE

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Renée Zellweg

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R STARRING IN “THE WIZARD OF OZ,”

AND SINGER JUDY GARLAND ARRIVES IN

Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot

RM SOLD-OUT SHOWS AT THE TALK OF

to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice

UB. WHILE THERE, SHE REMINISCES WITH

has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As

ND BEGINS A WHIRLWIND ROMANCE WITH

EANS, HER SOON-TO-BE FIFTH HUSBAND.

she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and

UDY

ger as

the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer.”

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ABOMINABLE IS A 2019 ANIMATED ADVENTURE FILM “If you like E.T. and Bumblebee, chance are you’ll have a good time with this slightly homogenous but sweet-natured kids’ adventure.” Nick de Semlyen - Empire

A Yeti escapes from a compound Meanwhile, teenager Yi (Chloe

and her friends, football fan Peng

in Shanghai owned by wealthy Bennet) lives with her mother Yi

(Albert Tsai) and the tech-savvy

businessman Mr Burnish Eddie (Michelle Wong) and Nai Nai (Tsai

and popular Jin (Tenzing Norgay

Izzard), who intends to use him to Chin) in an apartment building.

Trainor). Yi is also a violinist who

prove the existence of yetis to the She lives a busy life and neglects

misses her late father, who was also

world.

a violinist.

to spend time with her family

or call: 01952 743 377

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PAPER TIGERS One high school’s unlikely success story.

“Absolutely riveting, profoundly important.”

-New York Times journalist and author, David Bornstein

A KPJR Films Production “PAPER TIGERS” Produced by JAMES REDFORD & KAREN PRITZKER Edited by JEN BRADWELL Music by TODD BOEKELHEIDE Co-Producer DANA SCHWARTZ Line Producer SHANNON STIRONE-NORWOOD Cinematography by TYLOR NORWOOD Directed by JAMES REDFORD Executive Producer KAREN PRITZKER Copyright © 2014 KPRJ Films LLC all rights reserved

www.papertigersmovie.com

PAPER TIGERS FOLLOWS SIX TROUBLED TEENS OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR AT LINCOLN ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL IN RURAL WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON. Considered a last chance before dropping out, many students come to Lincoln with a history of behavioral problems, truancy, and substance abuse. Then, in 2010, Principal Jim Sporleder learned about the science of what a rough childhood does to a developing brain. “Stressed brains can’t learn” was what he took away from an educational conference. He returned to his school convinced that traditional punishments like suspension were only exacerbating the problems of the students there. Sporleder says: “I was hunting everywhere for the curriculum. It’s not a curriculum. So it was trying to figure out, how do you take this theory and put it into practice?” Sporleder invited the staff, as well as the

students, to learn about the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, which shows that stressful events during childhood—like divorce,domestic violence, or living with someone with a mental illness—massively increases the risk of problems in adulthood. Problems like addiction, suicide and even heart disease have their roots in childhood experience. Suspension became a last resort as the school formed an in-school suspension program, keeping the kids in contact with the staff and caught up with their homework. They also established a health center on campus so the students would have ready access to pediatricians and mental health counselors. The biggest challenge for the teachers was to consider the source of the kids’ behavior. Science teacher Erik Gordon realizes: “The behavior isn’t the kid. The behavior is a symptom of what’s going on in their life.”

‘THE BEHAVIOR ISN’T THE KID. THE BEHAVIOR IS A SYMPTOM OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN THEIR LIFE.””

person’s life. We follow students like Aron, a senior who avoids eye contact and barely speaks in class; freshman Kelsey, who struggles with meth addiction and abusive relationships; and Steven, a senior who has been in and out of juvenile hall since junior high for fights and threatening teachers. As the teachers slowly gain their students’ trust, they hear harrowing tales of physically abusive and negligent parents, homelessness, sexual abuse… The list goes on. Despite the upheaval in their home lives, the students find the support they need at Lincoln to make academic progress, and find less destructive ways of coping. They also find hope for becoming healthy and productive adults as they go out into the world.

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Peter Jackson, best known

Lord of the Rings trilogy, h

film using original footag

War Museums’ extensive a

previously unseen, alongs

interviews with serviceme the conflict. Footage has

converted to 3D and tra

modern production techn never before seen detail.

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n for directing The

They Shall Not Grow Old was given its Royal

has created a new

World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

ge from Imperial

on 16 October, attended by Peter Jackson and

archive, much of it

the Duke of Cambridge. The simulcast included

side BBC and IWM

a special post screening Q&A with Jackson,

en who fought in

hosted by film critic Mark Kermode. The film

been colourised,

was simultaneously screened in 2D and 3D to

ansformed with

cinemas, schools and special venues across the

niques to present

UK, as well as its TV broadcast premier on BBC Two on 11 November.

The First World War proved to be a landmark in cinema history – the first time that the horrors of war could be caught on camera. Many hours of dramatic footage were filmed on the battlefields, capturing the realities of the conflict in remarkable and unprecedented detail. This footage provided the public at home with astonishing access to the frontline: The Battle of the Somme, a documentary film produced with the cooperation of the War Office, was seen by an estimated 20 million Britons in its first six weeks of release.

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SORRY WE MISSED YOU

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PAPER TIGERS

“Absolutely riveting, profoundly important.”

-New York Times journalist and author, David Bornstein

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A KPJR Films Production “PAPER TIGERS” Produced by JAMES REDFORD & KAREN PRITZKER Edited by JEN BRADWELL Music by TODD BOEKELHEIDE Co-Producer DANA SCHWARTZ Line Producer SHANNON STIRONE-NORWOOD Cinematography by TYLOR NORWOOD Directed by JAMES REDFORD Executive Producer KAREN PRITZKER Copyright © 2014 KPRJ Films LLC all rights reserved

www.papertigersmovie.com

A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON

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THE AERONAUTS

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THE POLAR EXPRESS

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MALEFICIENT Mistress of Evil Maleficent and her goddaughter

In the five years since King Stefan’s

Aurora begin to question the

death, Aurora has reigned as Queen

complex family ties that bind them

of the Moors and Maleficent as

as they are pulled in different

its protector. Despite her service,

directions by impending nuptials,

t h e n e i g h b o r i n g k i n g d o m of

unexpected allies, and dark new

Ulstead, home to Prince Phillip,

Aurora. When he relays this to

forces at play.

deems Maleficent a villain. Diaval,

Maleficent, she advises Aurora

Maleficent’s raven and confidant,

against the union, though Aurora

overhears Phillip proposing to

insists she will be proven wrong.

“ANGELA JOLIE RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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“THE TRUE STORY OF GCHQ EMPLOYEE KATHARINE GUN, WHO LEAKED A SECRET MEMO EXPOSING AN ILLEGAL SPYING OPERATION BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, “

A force of British acting talent take on this intriguing true story. Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Ralph

United States is enlisting Britain’s

Feinnes, Matthew Goode, Rhys

help in collecting compromising

Ifans, Indira Varma and Tamsin

information on United Nations

Greig appear in Official Secrets.

Security Council members in order

She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the

to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. So begins an explosive chain of events that will ignite an international firestorm, expose a vast political conspiracy, and put Gun and her family directly

...a well-crafted script and a director who knows how to compose tension. In the wrong hands this could have been stale and dull, instead, under the watchful eye of Gavin Hood, it’s a brilliantly aggravating film that ignites a revolt within you, but keeps you calm and focused.

in harm’s way. L R Baldock - The Hollywood News

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SORRY WE

MISSED YOU Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It’s hard work, and his wife’s job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

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Director Ken Loach is no stranger to delivering contraversial and high impact films examining our social bellybutton. He’s no stranger to Wellington Orbit either, having been a member & shareholder of the project from the early days. “As the multiplexes increase and even take over the art-house cinemas, the need for independent cinemas, owned and programmed by people who care about films, has never been more urgent. I hope the community ownership scheme at Clifton Cinema is a great success” Thanks Ken, we think it is.


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Strange lights over the quiet town of Mossingham herald the arrival of a mystery visitor from far across the galaxy… When the intergalactic visitor – an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA – crashlands near Mossy Bottom Fa r m , S h a u n s o o n s e es an opportunity for alienpowered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home. Her magical alien powers, irrepressible mischief and galactic sized burps soon have the flock enchanted. Shaun takes his new extraterrestrial friend on the road to Mossingham Forest to find her lost spaceship, unaware that a sinister alien-hunting agency is on their trail. Can Shaun and the flock ave r t Fa r m a g e d d o n o n Mossy Bottom Farm before it’s too late?

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN HIRE THE ORBIT FOR

PRIVATE SCREENINGS? Did you know you can book the whole cinema for a private screening? We can source a film of your choice or you can see one of the films we’ll have on at the time in complete privacy, for your guests. The ideal treat for a Christmas Party, Birthday Party or a thank you to your colleagues. We can also offer catering, from a bag of popcorn, through to buffet, or a sit down meal.

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It’s a Wonderful Life It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story and booklet The Greatest Gift, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1943. The film is one of the most beloved in American cinema, and has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season. The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born. Despite performing poorly at the box office due to stiff competition at the time of its release, the film has become a classic and is a staple of Christmas television around the world. Theatrically, the film’s break-even point was $6.3 million, about twice

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the production cost, a figure it did not come close to achieving on its initial release. An appraisal in 2006 reported: “Although it was not the complete boxoffice failure that today everyone believes ... it was initially a major disappointment and confirmed, at least to the studios, that Capra was no longer capable of turning out the populist features that made his films the must-see, moneymaking events they once were.” It’s a Wonderful Life is now considered one of the greatest films of all time. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made, as number 11 on its initial 1998 greatest movie list, as number 20 on its revised 2007 greatest movie list, and as number one on its list of the most inspirational American films of all time. Capra revealed that it was his personal favorite among the films he directed and that he screened it for his family every Christmas season.


Polar Express A young boy boards a train and

he desires. The boy asks only for a

embarks on an extraordinary

bell from the harness of Santa’s

journey to the North Pole to meet

reindeer. But on the way home,

Santa Claus. His life takes a turn

the bell is lost. Christmas morning,

after he encounters special people

the boy finds the bell under the

that make his journey memorable.

Christmas tree, and when he shakes

Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards the mysterious train that waits for him--The Polar Express. When the boy arrives at the North Pole, Santa Claus offers him any gift

“TOM HANKS. HAS HE EVER MADE A BAD MOVIE?”

it, the bell makes the most beautiful sound he’s ever heard. His mother admires the bell, but she laments that it is broken ... for, you see, only a true believer can hear the sound of the bell.

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AERONAUTS Aeronauts Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and

than anyone in history. While

scientist James Glaisher (Eddie

their voyage to the very edge

Redmayne) find themselves in

of existence helps the unlikely

an epic fight for survival while

pair find their place in the world,

attempting to make discoveries in

they face physical and emotional

a gas balloon.

challenges in the thin air, as the

In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher

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ascent becomes a fight for survival.


Special Event 7pm on Friday 22nd November We l l i n g t o n

Orbit’s

first

night’s screening will include a presentation by Oswestry based Per Lindstand, the aeronautical engineer responsible for the design of the film’s balloon. Per told us “we have been making balloons on the same spot in Oswestry for over 41 years, and we have been involved with many films before ‘The Aeronauts’, including ‘Green Ice, ‘The Muppet Caper’ and ‘Superman 3’.” B o r n i n S w e d e n , Pe r i s a n aeronautical engineer, pilot, pioneer and adventurer with world-wide recognition for his achievements in breaking through the boundaries of air technology. He has held every world record for hot air balloon flight in terms of distance, duration and altitude,

and is particularly known for his series of record-breaking transoceanic hot air balloon flights with Sir Richard Branson. Sophie Eades, Chief Officer of Wellington Orbit said “we are so excited about Per’s visit, to meet with and listen to such a ballooning and aeronautical legend is going to be fascinating, and to listen to him talking about his involvement with the film is going to be very interesting”.

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Le Mans 66

Academy AwardÂŽ-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

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SOMETHING MISSING? We ll i n g t o n O r b i t r e l i e s o n volunteers to keep your local independant cinema running. If you would like to help out, even just a couple of hours at a time, we would like to talk to you. From Social Media, to clipping tickets, selling ice cream to serving coffee, there is always something we need help with. In return, we can offer a sense of belonging, training, and our eternal thanks. Old or young, we’ll value your contribution. Email sophie@wellingtonorbit.co.uk for more info.

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“The Good Liar” was filmed on location in London and Berlin. The New Line Cinema drama “The Good Liar” pairs Oscar winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”) and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen (“Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “Gods and Monsters”) on the big screen for the first time. Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Gods and Monsters,” directed and produced the film from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (“Mr. Holmes”), based on the widely acclaimed novel by Nicholas Searle. Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-anddry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

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“The Good Liar” also stars Russell Tovey (TV’s “Quantico”) and Jim Carter (TV’s “Downton Abbey”). Greg Yolen also served as producer, alongside Condon. The executive producers were Richard Brener, Andrea Johnston, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Anjay Nagpal, Jack Morrissey, and Nick O’Hagan. The creative filmmaking team included director of photography Tobias Schliessler (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Mr. Holmes”), production designer John Stevenson (BAFTA nominee, “Burton and Taylor”), editor Virginia Katz (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Mr. Holmes”), and costume designer Keith Madden (miniseries “Patrick Melrose,” “Mr. Holmes”). The music is composed by two-time Oscar nominee Carter Burwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Carol”).


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