Thames Radical Cinema is bringing three box office hits to its members in Walton-on-Thames as part of its inaugural season. The venue is the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 2PF.
Screenings and discussions will take place between 7 and 10:30pm at each event.
There is ample parking and the theatre is fully equipped to accommodate disabled access.
Standard tickets: £10
Full time students (under 23): £5
*Concessions include senior citizens, unwaged individuals and benefits receivers. No proof will be asked for.
Please note that concessions are only available for performances, not for membership.
Below you can find details of our upcoming events and official summaries.
Thursday 5th October 2017: I, Daniel Blake
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain. Directed by Ken Loach.
Online bookings at https://thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse/event/view/69955
Thursday 9th November 2017: Suffragette
The story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.
Thursday 7th December 2017: Grow Your Own
Political refugees are given allotments as part of a scheme to help them fit into the local community. Reaction is mixed amongst the allotment holders. Mobile phone company employees Carla, a go-getting bitch, and her dim young assistant, Mike, arrive at the allotments, offering five grand for one of the plots to make way for a phone mast. Attention turns to the plot given to Kung Sang, a traumatised oriental whose young children tend to communicate on his behalf. A subtle comedy carrying a real message.