What a selection of great films we have for May, June and July. The volunteers at Film at the Folk Hall are certainly raising the bar higher and higher. So, subject to Craig obtaining the licenses, here they are.
STILL ALICE (12) 26 MAY 2017 @ 7 p.m.
When words begin to escape Alice she must come to terms with a devastating diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As she struggles to hang on to her sense of self Alice’s three grown children watch helplessly as their mother disappears more with each passing day. Starring, Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart.
AWARDS: Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner for Julianne Moore.
Event – Following Dementia Awareness week we will have special guests from Inspired Youth, Minds in Motion and the City of York Council to talk about fantastic local work going on in your area relating to dementia.
CAROL (15) 30 JUNE 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Apapted from Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, Carol follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. Starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Kyle Chandler.
AWARDS: Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress Award for Rooney Mara and Queer Palm for Todd Haynes.
Event – Special guest Christine Appleton from JRF LGBT Allies network.
LIFE, ANIMATED (PG) – 28 JULY 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Life, Animated is a documentary about Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child due to autism. One day, his family found a way to communicate with him by immersing them- selves in the world of Disney animated films.
By interweaving classic Disney sequences with scenes from Suskins own life the film explores how empathy with characters like Simba and Ariel allowed Suskind to understand his feelings and interpret the world around him; a moving and inspiring coming-of-age tale.
AWARDS: Sundance Film Festival, Director of a Documentary.
Event (Special guests to Be Confirmed)
Further information on upcoming films, and how to buy tickets, can be found using this link.
Here are the links to the York based digital media group Inspired Youth and the Dementia Action Alliance