National Trust for Jersey - Country Cinema

National Trust for Jersey - Country Cinema

01 June 2017 19:00

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The National Trust for Jersey

Country Cinema Season

Kindly supported by Mourant Ozannes

Building on the success of last years Coastal Cinema series in aid of the Coastline Campaign, the National Trust for Jersey is staging another cinema season this time with a more bucolic theme!

The films, kindly funded by leading law firm Mourant, Ozannes, will be screened in some of the Trusts historic farm houses and outbuildings including Le Quetivel Mill in St Peter’s Valley. Films will be aimed at different audiences, for example, the award winning film Babe about a piglet who narrowly escapes his fate as Christmas dinner, is aimed at children and will be held in a working farm where piglets will be in residence!

The cinema season will start with the latest Jane Austen Love and Friendship starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny the film is based on Austen’s comic gem novella Lady Susan and will be shown in the Pressoir at The Elms.

The films will start at 7.00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month from May to November.

Donna Le Marrec, Marketing and Events Manager for the National Trust said The Country Cinema and other events that we are delivering this year seek to engage with our supporters in a fun way we want cinema goers to enjoy and discover our wonderful old buildings and by supporting the Trust, protect them for the future.

Mourant Ozannes Managing Partner in Jersey, Jonathan Speck, said Bringing cinema to everyone in Jersey in this way is a fantastic way to showcase our heritage, giving films a fun and relevant context. We are really proud to be supporting the Country Cinema series and the National Trusts initiatives, it is part of our commitment to the communities in which we live and work.

The Films

Thursday 4 May Love and Friendship
Love & Friendship is a 2016 period comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman. Based on Jane Austen's epistolary novel, Lady Susan, written in 1794, the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, and Stephen Fry. The film follows the exploits of the wry and calculating Lady Susan as she pursues the wealthy and hapless Sir James for marriage originally intended for her daughter, though she eventually marries him herself.
The Elms Pressoir

Thursday 1 June Jean de Florettes
Is a 1986 French period drama film directed by Claude Berri, based on a novel by Marcel Pagnol. The film takes place in rural Provence, where two local farmers scheme to trick a newcomer out of his newly inherited property. The film starred three of Frances most prominent actors Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil, who won a BAFTA award for his performance, and Yves Montand in one of the last roles before his death.
Secret location in Mourier Valley!

Thursday 6 July Tamarah Drewe
Journalist Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) returns to the small town she grew up in and causes a stir. Once an unattractive teenager, Tamarah transforms herself into a beautiful girl. She is the object of attention for three different men: Andy (Luke Evans) a local handyman and her former boyfriend; Ben (Dominic Cooper), a drummer in a rock band; and Nicholas (Roger Allam), the man who runs the local writers colony and also happens to be married!
Le Moulin de Quetivel

Thursday 3 August Babe
Gentle farmer Arthur Hoggett (James Cromwell) wins a piglet named Babe (Christine Cavanaugh) at a county fair. Narrowly escaping his fate as Christmas dinner when Farmer Hoggett decides to show him at the next fair, Babe bonds with motherly Border Collie Fly (Miriam Margolyes) and discovers that he too can herd sheep. But will the other farm animals, including Fly's jealous husband Rex, accept a pig that doesn't conform to the farm's social hierarchy?
La Sergente Farm

Thursday 7 September Miss Potter
Beatrix Potter (Renee Zellweger) overcomes many obstacles in her quest to become a writer, including a domineering mother and the chauvinism prevalent in Victorian England. She falls in love with her publisher, Norman Warne (Ewan McGregor), and his marriage proposal and a subsequent tragedy change her life forever.
The Elms Pressoir

Thursday 5 October Pride and Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British American romantic drama directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane Austen's 1813 novel of the same name. The film depicts five sisters from an English family of landed gentry as they deal with issues of marriage, morality and misconceptions. Keira Knightley stars in the lead role of Elizabeth Bennet, while Matthew Macfadyen plays her romantic interest Mr Darcy.
Le Moulin de Quetivel

Thursday 2 November Sense and Sensibility
When Elinor Dashwood's (Emma Thompson) father dies, her familys finances are crippled. After the Dashwoods move to a cottage in Devonshire, Elinor's sister Marianne (Kate Winslet) is torn between the handsome John Willoughby (Greg Wise) and the older Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman). Meanwhile, Elinor's romantic hopes with Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant) are hindered due to his prior engagement. Both Elinor and Marianne strive for love while the circumstances in their lives constantly change.
Chapelles des Freres

To book tickets go to 10 pounds to include a glass of wine.
Children (under 16) 5 pounds (Babe).