The Children Act

2017| 12A| 105  mins|

Screening Dates:
Fri 24 August 6:15pm
Fri 24 August 8:30pm
Sat 25 August 6:15pm
Sat 25 August 8:45pm
Sun 26 August 2:15pm
Sun 26 August 4:30pm
Mon 27 August 2:30pm
Mon 27 August 5:00pm
Tue 28 August 6:30pm
Tue 28 August 9:00pm
Wed 29 August 2:30pm
Wed 29 August 6:30pm
Wed 29 August 9:00pm
Thu 30 August 8:45pm
Fri 31 August 9:00pm
Sat 1 September 8:30pm
Sun 2 September 4:00pm
Mon 3 September 6:15pm
Tue 4 September 8:45pm
Wed 5 September 8:45pm
Thu 6 September 8:45pm

Director: Richard Eyre
Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Fiona Whitehead

The screening on Wed 29 August at 2.30pm is Silver Screen – our weekly matinees aimed at ages 60 and over with tickets at £7. Under-60s are welcome at these screenings, standard ticket prices apply.

Fiona Maye (Thompson) is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law. But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Tucci) is at breaking-point.

In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Whitehead), a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion which will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live?

Fiona visits Adam in hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long‐buried feelings in her.

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