Cressbrook Film club – May issue VV

April 20, 2018 | Filed under: 2018, May 2018

Friday 4th May
THE DEATH OF STALIN (cert 15, 107mins)
This film is a wonderful, hilarious black comedy from writer/director Armando Ianucci (The Thick of It,  Veep,  W1A) with a great cast including Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin and Simon Russell Beale playing some of the most notorious figures of the day. On March 2nd 1953 the dictator of the Soviet Union for 30 years Joseph Stalin, suffered a stroke and died plunging his team of ministers into a few days of madness, insane paranoia, farcical plotting and ruthless backstabbing – all of them tussling for control. Dont expect good taste, it’s black humour taken to a mad level.  This film is banned from viewing in Russia – Stalin has always been Putin’s great hero! Doors open 7.30 for 8pm and the bar will be open for refreshments before and after the film. Guest tickets available at £5-00 per film for adults and £3 for kids. Contact Carole on 01298 871 451 to book guest tickets in advance and as ever, there’s a warm welcome for old and new members and guests.