Moviola is back

MOVIOLA, the region’s rural cinema scheme, is back after the prolonged Covid-19 shut-down, but predictably the programme is reduced as fewer village hall partners are ready to commit themselves to putting on film evenings.

The most-requested film for September is Military Wives, which is being shown at Hanging Langford, East Stour, Halstock (on both 25th and 26th September), Norton St Philip and Watchet. It’s a feel-good story, starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan as two of a group of women whose husbands and partners are away serving in Afghanistan.They form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media storm. The film was inspired by the true story of the Military Wives Choirs, a network of 75 choirs in British military bases across the UK and overseas.

Full details of the Moviola programme, films and venues are on the website,

The other September films are Emma at Crowcombe, Motcombe and West Camel; 1917 at Stalbridge and South Petherton (David Hall), and Armando Iannucci’s marvellous retelling of Dickens’ The Personal History of David Copperfield at Dunster, Kingston St Mary and Hanging Langford.

* Military Wives is also at Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre on 18th and 22nd September (12.45pm and 3.30 respectively), and Shaftesbury Arts Centre on Saturday 26th September at 2.30pm and 7.30 and Sunday 27th at 2.30. 

Pictured: Military Wives and The Personal History of David Copperfield.