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Prestwich Community Cinema - The Straight Story (U)

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The Carlton Club

279 Bury Old Road

Prestwich

Manchester

M25 1JA

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Our November screening is a David Lynch classic, but not as you know it. Based on a true story, prepare to have your faith in humanity restored with this Hemingway-esque roadtrip, universally acclaimed for its straightforward dialogue and heartwarming exploration of family love.

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns one day that his distant brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

"The movie isn't just about the old Alvin Straight's odyssey through the sleepy towns and rural districts of the Midwest, but about the people he finds to listen and care for him. You'd think it was a fantasy, this kindness of strangers, if the movie weren't based on a true story".

- Roger Ebert ★★★★

Doors open at 7.00pm, with the film starting at 7:30pm.

The Carlton Club has a very reasonably priced bar, which also serves tea/coffee.

Usual cinema snacks on sale, including popcorn.

Ticket prices £5.00 for adults and £3.00 concessionary.

Advanced tickets only.

U – Suitable for all.

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