Silver Screening: The Children Act (2017)
This is a Silver Screening for film fans aged 55yrs plus. Tickets are only £5 and include a free hot drink.
In the midst of a marital crisis, High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons.
Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.
“The Children Act is concerned with love, intimacy and moral responsibility and it is refreshing to see a movie which sets itself standards of this sort” – The Guardian
“This topical melodrama offers a reminder that Emma Thompson is profoundly talented” – Evening Standard
“Emma Thompson is sternly brilliant” – The Times