The Great Escaper

2024wed26jun7:30 pmThe Great EscaperWe will also screen a new short film by Tim Wilson called 'One Man's Lear'7:30 pm BUY TICKETSMORE INFOEvent TypeFilm,Indie

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(Wednesday) 7:30 pm

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In the summer of 2014 — the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings — octogenarian Bernie Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He’d staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world — Bernie seemed to embody the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story. It was the story we all tell ourselves to make war and old age bearable.

The bitter-sweet script explores the reality with wit and a very big heart. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Irene (Glenda Jackson) — the story celebrates their love without sentimentality and with an eye to the lessons we can all learn from the Greatest Generation.

Cast: Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Danielle Vitalis
Director: Oliver Parker
Writer: William Ivory

  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Runtime: 1h 36m
  • Rating:  PG

SPECIAL OPENING FILM: ONE MAN’S LEAR BY TIM WILSON

A short personal essay on how deeply affected local filmmaker Tim Wilson was by the experience of playing King Lear in our community last June.  And it’s about much more than just forgetting lines.

 

TICKETS:
$10.95 Adult
$6.95 Youth
(HST additional)

  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. Please arrive early.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a guardian when attending a King’s Theatre event
  • No outside food or drink permitted

 

 

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