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Mostly British Film Festival Talk



    For all of you at Fromm who have become fans of the Mostly British Film Festival, the 2020 festival promises to be the best ever. The 26 feature films from the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and India will have you experiencing emotions from joy to heartache and every feeling in between.

    Starting with our opening night film “Military Wives,” the story of wives of deployed service men who take up choral singing to distract them from the grim realities of the Afghanistan War, the festival tells stories that take risks, inspire awe and evoke big emotions.  “Military Wives” is directed by Peter Cattaneo, who made you laugh and cry with “The Full Monty.”

    Kristin Scott Thomas stars in this engrossing film and other films feature Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson (“Hampstead”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Babyteeth,” who is expected to be at the screening), Cillian  Murphy and “Fleabag’s” Andrew Scott (“The Delinquent Season”), Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville (“Ordinary Love) and Naomi Watts and Clive Owen (“Ophelia”).   

    The festival closes on February 21 with “Greed,” starring Steve Coogan as a disgustingly rich London fashion mogul who throws himself an ostentatious Romanesque 60th birthday party on the island of Mykonos.

    Come to a Brown Bag lunch on Tuesday, January 21 at noon to 12:45 in the Maraschi Room to hear festival co-director Ruthe Stein and senior programmers Maxine Einhorn (creator of the Matinee program at Fromm) and Kathleen O’Hara discuss the festival and answer your questions.

    Fromm Members qualify for discounted prices of $12.50 per ticket or $200 for a series pass allowing you early admission and reserved seating.