Bridge of Spies FilmnightBridge of Spies

2015 2hr 18 min

Directed by: Steven Spielberg Written by Mat Charman and the Cohen Brothers

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda





Doors open 7:00pm, Film 7:30 £6, Supper 9:30 £6, wine £11/bottle

Pay at the door but last bookings 1200 Sunday 13th March

Bookings: or phone Lucy Matthews 01725 518695

Steven Spielberg proves once again that he is a masterful story-teller, with this ‘nail-biter’ of a movie set at the height of the cold war. Tom Hanks is a decent middle of the road lawyer, Donovan, brought in by the CIA to defend a recently arrested Soviet Spy because ‘somebody has to’. British Shakespearian Mark Rylance has just won the Oscar for his extraordinary performance as the spy Abel. “What’s the next move when you don’t even know what the game is?” Abel asks Donovan. But in this film working out the next move is the game, and one that Spielberg plays like a grand master; without recourse to violence, explosions or sex. Local writer Mat Charman interweaves true events – the shooting down and capture of US spy Gary Powers in the U-2 aeroplane – with brilliantly contrived Hitchcock-like tension. This is grown-up, extremely well crafted, superior entertainment. Don’t miss it.                                                                                         John Crome