News of the World
 


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News of the World
Friday - Sunday, May 14 - 16
Starring Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel & Tom Astor

A Civil War veteran (Hanks) agrees to deliver a girl (Zengel), taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

This was the first western feature for British director Paul Greengrass, a dream-come-true project he'd often yearned to make. It was also a first western for producer Gregory Goodman who'd collaborated with Greengrass on many of his earlier features. The production proved to be a major challenge for both men in that they'd wanted to make a western that would stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best.

Greengrass said in an interview how this movie "is the first film I made with a child actor at the heart of it" and he thought that it would be very difficult to cast the role of Johanna but when he saw Helena Zengel's audition, he said she "was the only person I really had to look at" and that it "was the easiest decision in the film".

Even after landing the role of Johanna in this film, German actress Helena Zengel still didn't know who Tom Hanks was until after the actual film shoot began and she was in the makeup trailer when Tom walked in and introduced himself. Thereafter the pair got on incredibly well and became such good friends over the course of the production, they continued to correspond after the film wrapped.

Wapping, East London is home to both the former office of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper 'News of the World' and a pub called 'Captain Kidd', named after the Scottish pirate who was executed there in 1701.

2020 Rated PG-13  |  Runtime 1 Hour 58 minutes

Friday, May 14 & 15  7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, May 16  2:00pm