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On Tuesday 22nd August we screened THEIR FINEST (12A) + short BESIDE THE SEASIDE from the East Anglian Film Archive + vintage ads
1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s spirits – and inspire America to join the war. A witty, romantic, moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies!
Gemma Arterton plays the clever and industrious Catrin Cole, inspired by the real-life Ealing screenwriter Diana Morgan, who has been seconded to war work in the film unit on the condescending grounds that she can turn out “slop”: plausible women’s dialogue for the female characters. She’s on a lower pay grade than the men, despite being more talented than the lot of them.
Director: Lone Scherfig; Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant, Helen McCrory, Jack Huston, Eddie Marsan. 117 mins
Walsingham Picture Palace, Walsingham Parish Hall, 14 High Street, Walsingham NR22 6AA
Tickets on the door: £4, members £3.50, under 16 £3
Programmes begin at 7.30pm.
Doors open 7pm for ticket sales and refreshments.