Stradbroke Cinema - at The Community Centre
On Thursday, 26th April, 7.00 for 7.30 pm. we are showing “The Iron Lady” The Bar will be open - and ice creams in the interval. Entrance £5.50.
It is is a 2011 British biographical film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher, the longest- serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the 20th century. The film was directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Thatcher is portrayed primarily by Meryl Streep, but also, in her formative and early political years, by Alexandra Roach. Thatcher's husband, Denis, is portrayed by Jim Broadbent, and Thatcher's longest-serving cabinet member and eventual deputy, Geoffrey Howe, by Anthony Head.
Meryl Streep lives up to expectations with her strikingly accurate recreation of Margaret Thatcher, at least as she has appeared in the media. It is interesting to be reminded of the violence of the 1980s - the Poll Tax riots, the IRA hunger strikers and the bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton, the bitter Miners' Strike, the tensions and mishaps of the Falklands War offset by the exaggerated euphoria over the eventual victory.
The tone is jaunty and affectionate, a blend of Yes Minister and The King's Speech, fuelled by flashbacks that bob us back through authorised history. It is a film that gives us Thatcher without Thatcherism.
For your diary - On Saturday, 12th May, we are showing “The Artist”, and on Friday, 25th. May “War Horse”. These are the last films for this season. The Autumn Season starts in September and Stradbroke Cinema will be on the 4th Thursday of each month.
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