This true-life drama of race and races tells the story of Jesse Owens, the athlete who exposed Adolf Hitler’s misguided belief in Aryan supremacy at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Owens, who was not only American but black as well, won four gold medals, much to Hitler’s annoyance. Stephan James (Selma) stars as Owens, Jason Sudeikis plays his coach and Carice van Houten (from Game of Thrones) plays Leni Riefenstahl, the German documentary- maker whose official film of the Games, ‘Triumph of the Will’, would immortalise both Owens’s triumph and Hitler’s humiliation.
Walsingham Parish Hall, 14 High Street, Little Walsingham NR22 6AA
Tickets £4 /£3.50 members /£3 under 16 on the door, doors open 7pm for ticket sales and refreshments. Membership sign up for 2017 at the 17th January show.
Programme begins at 7.30pm with a short film screened before the main feature.