Nayland Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody
Friday 08 March 2019
Nayland Village Hall
In 1975, Queen record their fourth album, ‘A Night at the Opera’; the album's lead single, the six-minute song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, becomes a smash hit. The band's success continues through to the early 1980s, but tensions arise over the direction of their music and changes in Freddie's attitude. After a lavish party at his home, Freddie falls for Jim Hutton, a waiter at the party. Freddie's relationship with his band-mates sours when he announces he has signed a $4 million solo deal.
After a spell living and working in Munich, Freddie is urged by Mary to return to the band. Their set at the 1985 Live Aid dual-venue benefit concert is a massive success. Freddie Mercury died in 1991 from AIDS-related pneumonia aged 45.
Starts 7.30pm Doors open at 7pm. Entry is £5 on the door. Every fifth film will be free. Tea/coffee and biscuits are by donation with a charge for other refreshments.
In 1970, Farrokh Bulsara, an Indian-British college student and baggage handler joins guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon to form the band Queen. They played gigs across Britain until they sold their van to produce their debut album. Farrokh changes his name to Freddie Mercury and becomes engaged to Biba shop assistant Mary Austin. The album hits the charts in America, and, during the band's U.S. tour, Freddie begins questioning his sexuality.