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Certificate 12A.  Running time: 1hr 25 mins.  Biography, Comedy, Drama. Doors open at 7.00 pm

Tickets: £7.00 (plus booking fee)

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In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history.

Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly – he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television.

What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge – Kempton had spun a web of lies. The only truth was that he was a good man, determined to change the world and save his marriage – how and why he used the Duke to achieve that is a wonderfully uplifting tale.

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirran, James Wilby, Anna Maxwell Martin

“Brilliant, I laughed and cried in equal measure. Brilliant acting – great use of news and film clips from the time, great music too. Probably one of the best films I’ve ever seen. I watched it twice.”

 

“What a great piece of filming. There is a genuine feel of the 1960s in the way it’s been shot. There are humorous and sad moments all the way through the film. Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren are superb. Highly recommended.

 

“Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent are part of an excellent cast that make this film as good as it is. A must-see for British film fanatics.”

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A 12A certificate means… Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the Ratings Info for that film in advance. ” British Board of Film Classification

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