The Bookshop is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 14 December, presented by Somerset Moviola and the Nunney Village Hall Committee.
The Bookshop is a 2017 drama film written and directed by Isabel Coixet, based on the novel of the same name by Penelope Fitzgerald. The film stars Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, and Bill Nighy.
It’s 1959, and widowed Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open up a bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, and struggles to establish herself in the face of damp, cold and considerable local apathy.
When she exposes the narrow minded townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalizing Lolita and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, she finds a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy) who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere.
But this mini social revolution also brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson), the self-appointed doyenne of the local arts scene.
When Florence refuses to bend to Gamart’s will, they begin a struggle not just for the bookshop but for the very heart and soul of the town.
The Bookshop has a PG rating. Films classified PG are for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children.
A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.
The Bookshop is shown at Nunney Village Hall on Friday 14 December at 7.30pm. Door open at 7pm. Seats cannot be reserved, so please come early.
Tickets cost £5 in advance at the SPAR shop in Nunney or £6 on the door. Advance booking is highly recommended (the film nights frequently sell out in advance!).
A licensed bar and ice creams will be available. The bar opens at 7pm. The film programme begins at 7.30pm.