Classic Movie Night’s at the Mill – Kind Hearts and Coronets 25th November
Regarded as one of Ealing Studio’s finest movies, released in 1949, Kind Hearts and Coronets will be November’s film of choice for John’s Classic Movie Night at the Mill. The first British film to be shown in this series of movies @ the mill. Find a brief outline of the film below.
The next classic movie night at the Mill will take place on Friday 25th November and booking is essential! Please ring the Old Saw Mill on 01260 277658 if you’d like to come. Doors will open at 5.30 pm. The excellent pie supper (veggie option available) – now with mashed potatoes! – is served at 6.00 pm followed by my brief introduction to the film and then the showing of the movie. Cost is £10 for non-members of the OSM and £8 for members.
Kind Hearts and Coronets is chiefly remembered for Alec Guinness’ playing of all 8 members of the D’Ascoyne family, including Lady Agatha! It’s a superlative series of character portrayals, for sure, but equally outstanding is Dennis Price as the embittered and smoothly calculating Louis Mazzini. Were that not enough, we have Valerie Hobson as the imperious, virtuous (but ultimately rather dull) Edith, and Joan Greenwood as the coquettish Sibella, delivering her lines in a honeyed purr that you feel could be spread on warm toast and eaten with your fingers!
Seen it before? So what? There’s no limit to the number of times that this film can be seen and savoured. And has a serial murderer’s story ever been so sympathetically told? An example of Black Comedy at its best, certainly, but Kind Hearts and Coronets doesn’t need defining by genre. It’s simply one of the finest British films ever made.
Sourdough Christmas Decorations Workshop
On Wednesday 23rd November 2022 The Old Saw Mill will be hosting a yuletide workshop led by craft demonstrator Joanne Chesterton. Have fun moulding and painting your own festive decorations out of sourdough.
Enjoy a delicious Old Saw Mill buffet lunch included in the price. All you need to bring is a mixing bowl, a flat baking tray and your imagination. All other materials will be provided. The workshop runs from 11.00 am until 4 pm and costs £15 per person (£12 loyalty card holders)
Book early as spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 12 to 100.
Watch this space for a what’s on in November and December guide because there are lots of things in the works…