San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Age UK London are delighted to be partnering with UNIVERSAL PICTURES to bring you the opportunity to view a Private Screening of Ethel & Ernest, a new film based on the award-winning book by acclaimed British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs.
The screening will start at 12.00pm, but guests are asked not to arrive before 11.45am.
This screening is for older Londoners only.
You can view the trailer of the film here.
Ethel & Ernest
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Pam Feris, June Brown, Virginia McKenna, Roger Allam, Peter Wright
Forty years, one love, countless cups of tea…
Based on the award-winning book by acclaimed British author and illustrator Raymond Briggs, this beautifully hand-drawn, animated feature film tells the true story of Raymond’s own parents – Ethel and Ernest - two ordinary Londoners living through a period of extraordinary events and immense social change.
Heart-warming, humorous and bittersweet, the film follows the lives of lady’s maid Ethel and milkman Ernest from their first chance meeting in 1928, through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971.
From the socially stratified 1920s to the moon landing of 1969, the film depicts, through Ethel and Ernest’s eyes, the most defining moments of the 20th Century: the darkness of the Great Depression, the build up to World War II, the trials of the war years, the euphoria of VE Day and the emergence of a generation from post war austerity to the cultural enlightenment of the 1960s.
A multi-generational team of top British talent breathes life into the characters headed up by Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent and Golden Globe winner Brenda Blethyn in the title roles and Olivier Award winner Luke Treadaway as Raymond. They are joined by leading actors Virginia McKenna, June Brown, Pam Ferris, Simon Day and Roger Allam, with young actor Harry Collett as young Raymond. Ethel & Ernest is directed by Roger Mainwood.
Echoing the lives and concerns of the London working classes through momentous social and political change, Ethel & Ernest is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to an ordinary couple and an extraordinary generation.
The heart-warming and bittersweet feature film ETHEL & ERNEST will be available on DVD and digital download 2nd January 2017.
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Age UK London
Age UK London is a regional charity working closely with local Age UKs and Age Concerns in each of the London boroughs and with the national organisation Age UK. We act as the regional voice of independent Age UKs and Age Concerns in London and work hard to support and enhance local work and champion the voices of older people on a regional level. Registered Charity No: 1092198.