Life on the levels at Strode

STREET is surrounded by the harsh and beautiful landscape of the Somerset Levels, so there is no more appropriate venue for the south west premiere of The Levelling than Strode Theatre where this powerful new film will be shown on 21st April at 7pm.

Following the death of her brother Harry, trainee vet Clover (Ellie Kendrick, Game of Thrones) returns to the farm on the Somerset Levels where she grew up. Finding the family home in ruins after the recent floods, Clover is forced to confront her father Aubrey (David Troughton, The Hollow Crown) and face the dark cloud that hangs over the farm. As time passes, Clover’s discoveries send her on a journey of reckoning – with the land, her family and herself.

The director, Hope Dickson Leach and the principal actors will be at the theatre for the screening and to answer questions from the audience afterwards.

Academy Award Beat Picture 2017, Moonlight, with Oscar Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome, is on screen at Strode Theatre on 7th, 8th, 10th and 13th April.

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, the film chronicles the life of a young black man as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and intensely personal and poetic, Moonlight reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.

Other April films include Hidden Figures, on 31st March and 3rd April, the hitherto untold story of three African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the early US space missions during the Cold War: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962; The Founder on 12th and 13th April, Lion starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman on 8th and 24th April, and Fences 2nd and 4th May.

Pictured: The Levelling, and Hidden Figures.