Film Night: The Bookshop
Hosted by Friends of Dereham Memorial Hall
27 Nov at 19:30 to 27 Nov 21:45
Event Location
Dereham Memorial Hall, 62A Norwich St, Dereham NR19 1AD

It is 1959, and widowed Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open up a bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough. 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 gains a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy), who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere, but has to reckon with the hostility of the other shopkeepers and of self-appointed doyenne Mrs Gamart (Patricia Clarkson).

“Courage is the central theme of this delightful film about books, passion and dreams. . . Lovers of books and admirers of determination will embrace this enchanting film. I hope you will enjoy it, too.” Urban Cinefile

Admission £6 or £5 for Friends of Dereham Memorial Hall

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