Helen Mirren and stolen art treasures link our two films and both are based on true stories.
First on the menu is the 2015 Woman in Gold. 60 years after fleeing Vienna, Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish woman, attempts to reclaim family possessions that were seized by the Nazis. Among them is a famous portrait of her beloved aunt, Gustave Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer”, which Austria now regards as a national treasure.
After our meal we are showing The Duke (2020), starring Jim Broadbent as Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver who steals Goya’s ‘The Duke of Wellington’ from the National Gallery. He sends a ransom note saying he will return the painting if the Government invests money in care for the elderly. An uplifting story of a man determined to live a meaningful life.
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.
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