THE music we loved features prominently in the November programme for Moviola partners across our region – the two most in-demand films are the Beatles-inspired Yesterday and the acclaimed Elton John biopic Rocketman.
In Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent. Written by Richard Curtis, this charming film stars Himesh Patel and Lily James. It is on screen with Moviola in November at Nether Wallop, Whitchurch, Cerne Abbas, Watchet, Crowcombe, Beaminster, Cheddon and West Monkton, Colyton, Edington, Frogham, Mere, Steeple Ashton, Leigh, Bournemouth (Shelley Theatre), Collingbourne Ducis, Winterslow, Marnhull, Wootton Fitzpaine, Norton St Philip, Tisbury, West Camel, Westbury-sub-Mendip, and Martock.
Taron Egerton has won huge critical acclaim in the title role, with Jamie Bell as Bernie Taupin in Rocketman. Young Reginald Dwight changes his name and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become an iconic figure in pop history. Set to his best loved songs, it’s the story of his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. It is on at Highcliffe, Stogumber, Bradford-on-Avon (St Margaret’s Hall), Churchinford, Chard (Guildhall), Shrewton, Bourton, Bransgore, Hythe, Warminster (Civic Centre), Charmouth, Ditcheat, Bishopstone (near Salisbury), Fordingbridge and Stogursey.
Late Night, starring Emma Thompson as the star of a late night chat show, is on at Hardington Mandeville, Hawkchurch, Kilmington (Devon), Hinton St George, Bournemouth (Shelley Theatre), Pewsey, Whitchurch and Teffont.
The story of Nureyev, the greatest male ballet dancer of them all, The White Crow is at Codford (Woolstore Theatre), Colerne, Sherborne (Digby Hall), Motcombe and Great Bedwyn.
Red Joan, with Judi Dench as a woman employed by the secret service during the Cold War, passing secrets to the Russians, is at Ringwood (Greyfriars), Somerton (Parish Rooms), Winsford, Calne (Town Hall), Castle Cary, East Knoyle and Bishopstone (near Swindon).
Other November films are:
Balloon at Teffont, Dunster, Wookey Hole, Downton and Crowcombe.
Tolkein at Yetminster, Bournemouth (Shelley Theatre), Kingsbury Episcopi, Bothenhampton, Milborne Port and Dunster.
All Is True at Nunney, Fontmell Magna, Halstock and Bournemouth (Shelley Theatre).
Fisherman’s Friends at South Petherton (David Hall).
Woman At War at Beer, Shrewton and Watchet.
Fighting With My Family at Hanging Langford, Rode and Nether Stowey.
Colette at Brockenhurst, Membury and East Stour.
Vita and Virginia at South Petherton (David Hall).
The Front Runner at Tatworth.
Last Summer at Cerne Abbas.
Pictured: Yesterday and Rocketman