We are thrilled to be hosting the next Seniors Movie on Thursday 19th October, 2023, to celebrate the over 50’s and their contribution to our community. Complete the form below to have your say about the movie that is to be shown. We have also provided a summary of the movie below.
Outlined below is a brief summary of the movies:
Doctor Zhivago (1965):
Directed by David Lean, “Doctor Zhivago” is an epic romance set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution. It follows the life of Dr. Yuri Zhivago, a physician and poet, as he navigates the tumultuous events of his time while being torn between his love for two women, Lara and his wife, Tonya.
Bridges of Madison County (1995):
Directed by Clint Eastwood, this film tells the poignant story of a brief but passionate love affair between a National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, and a lonely housewife, Francesca Johnson, beautifully portrayed by Meryl Streep. It explores themes of love, choices, and the complexities of human emotions.
The Notebook (2004):
Based on Nicholas Sparks’ novel, this romantic drama, directed by Nick Cassavetes, recounts the enduring love story of Noah and Allie. Spanning several decades, their love is tested by social class differences and family opposition but endures through a deep emotional connection.
The Godfather (1972):
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, “The Godfather” is a classic crime drama that explores the Corleone family’s involvement in organized crime. It centers on Michael Corleone’s transformation from a reluctant outsider to a ruthless mafia leader, juxtaposed with family loyalty and moral dilemmas.
West Side Story (1961):
Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, “West Side Story” is a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” set in New York City. It portrays the love affair between Tony and Maria, members of rival street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, and the tragic consequences of their love amidst cultural and social tensions.
Directed by Michael Curtiz, “Casablanca” is a classic romantic drama set during World War II. It stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, the owner of a popular nightclub in Casablanca, and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund, a woman from his past. The film weaves a story of love, sacrifice, and intrigue against the backdrop of a wartime escape to freedom.