Double Bill & Meal: The Remains Of The Day & The Tall Guy
Please note that we will now be showing this Double Bill on Sunday 22nd April.
Our spring Double Bill features films starring Emma Thompson.
First is ‘The Remains of the Day’, in which Anthony Hopkins plays the straight-laced James Stevens, butler to Lord Darlington, a slave to decorum and manners, and Emma Thompson the housekeeper, Miss Kenton. Their developing relationship in this pre-War world where, within such a household, fraternisation between staff is frowned upon, provides the focus of this wonderful film, and the performances of both lead actors won them Oscars.
As a contrast, after our meal we will watch ‘The Tall Guy’, a romantic comedy starring Jeff Goldblum and Rowan Atkinson alongside Emma. American actor Dexter King plays the straight guy to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson – until he is fired. A hay fever sufferer, he meets nurse Kate when receiving an injection, and falls in love. But the path of true love never runs smoothly . . . !