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The Great Escaper

Rating : M   offensive language & sexual references

Starring : Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson & John Standing

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a great escape from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D Day Landings 70th anniversary.

It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, can-do spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasnt the whole story. It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one mans need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war.

Bernies adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson). THE GREAT ESCAPER celebrates their enduring love but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.

Duration : 96 minutes

Screening Dates & Times

Tuesday 9th : 10.00am

Wednesday 10th : 10.00am

Thursday 11th : 10.00am

Friday 12th : 2.50pm

Monday 15th : 2.50pm

Tuesday 16th : 2.50pm

Wednesday 17th : 2.50pm

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