Peter Pan Live! - A live studio production, made for television, based on the old story about Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
Military Wives - a 2019 British comedy-drama film starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Jason Flemyng
A Good Woman - the romantic comedy/drama (2004), based on Noel Coward’s play ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’
Last Chance Harvey - a romance about Harvey, a divorced man whose job is to write advertising jingles.
Mao’s Last Dancer - This film tells the story of Li Cunxin, an 11-year-old Chinese boy from a rural area of China and his extraordinary rise to fame in the United States as a ballet star.
Toast - a British biographical comedy drama. It is the story of Nigel Slater, the British chef and TV presenter
Self Made - inspired by the life of Madam C.J Walker an African American washerwoman who rises from poverty to build a beauty empire and become a self-made millionaire.
Captain Fantastic - The story of Ben Cash, (Viggo Mortensen), his wife, Leslie and their six children who live deep in the off the grid wilderness of Washington State.
Django - Django was born Jean Reinhardt, a Romani/French jazz guitarist and composer, also a talented violinist and pianist.
Some of the films were based on true life stories, but is as often the case, the films stray from the real story. In some cases, the class member indicated that they were pleased they had seen the film before reading about the life of the main character.
The class members continue to enjoy the process and we will continue with this approach until we are able to resume our usual class sessions. I expect that over recent weeks many others have watched various films and we would be happy to receive your thoughts on a film you have watched. You can send me a message on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will share your thoughts with the class. Also let me know if you agree to share your email address with the members of the class.