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Film Friday 28 April, 2023 2:00pm

A Raisin In The Sun (PG)

TICKETS: £5 (under 24’s £4)


This groundbreaking and triumphant picture bravely faced the hottest topics of the 1960s with its story of a poor black family, and the unexpected inheritance that may lift them out of poverty. Reprising his role from the stage play, Sidney Poitier’s exuberant energy, deftness for humour, and deeply affecting pathos is a reminder why this star is an enduring talent.

I’m a volcano. I’m a giant, and I’m surrounded by ants. Ants who don’t even know what I’m talking about.


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“Adapting for the screen, whether it be a novel, a stage play, a biography, a historical event or a newspaper article, presents its own particular problems, perhaps more technical, but in no way less intricate than writing an original screenplay. I’ve spent decades ruminating on these issues, without necessarily having reached any firm conclusions, though I do by now, I suppose, have a few tentative suggestions. I’m delighted at the opportunity to visit Bridport to be able to kick some of these suggestions around.”

- Christopher Hampton

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