NAYLAND CINEMA: ‘Rocketman’
Friday 11 October 2019
Nayland Village Hall
The film skates through the glory days, the astronomic record-sales, the coke and booze, the misjudged straight marriage all set to Elton John's most beloved songs performed by Taron Egerton. The movie is excellent at conveying the meaning of the songs: the rocket pilot who is afraid and lonely and after turbulent years..... ‘I'm Still Standing’.
Starts 7.30pm, doors open 7pm at Nayland Village Hall CO6 4JH. Entry is £5 with 16 years and under £2. Every fifth film will be free. Tea/coffee and biscuits are by donation with a charge for other refreshments and bar.
‘Rocketman’ (2019) an epic musical drama follows the fantastical journey from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar. Dressed in a flamboyant devil's outfit Elton John enters addiction rehabilitation and recounts his life in flashback. He grew up in 1950s England, raised by his unaffectionate mother Sheila (Bryce Dallas Howard) and more loving grandmother Ivy (Gemma Jones). His father Stanley (Steven Mackintosh) served in the RAF and was mostly absent from home and his son’s life. Reginald developed an interest in rock music and began performing in local pubs. When performing with his fist band, Bluesology, he was told he should write some songs, change his name and put his old life behind him... Elton John was born. He was introduced to lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) with whom he quickly formed a songwriting partnership and John Reid (Richard Madden) his devastatingly handsome lover and manager with whom he falls out horribly.