The tickets are now on the way. We hope you enjoy the film!
Thanks to our generous friends at Transmission Films, we're giving our members the chance to WIN an in-season double pass to THE BOOKSHOP, starring Bill Nighy, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson.
We have 10 double passes for Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra up for grabs - that's 60 double passes in total!
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's novel of the same name; THE BOOKSHOP, is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free-spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better.
By exposing the narrow-minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov's scandalising Lolita and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.
Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr. Brundish (Bill Nighy) who is himself sick of the town's stale atmosphere. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson), Hardborough's vengeful, embittered alpha female who is herself a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.
When Florence refuses to bend to Gamart's will, they begin a struggle not just for the bookshop but for the very heart and soul of the town.
To celebrate the release of THE BOOKSHOP - In Cinemas May 24, WeekendNotes subscribers have the chance to win an in-season double pass.
To go into the draw, all you have to do is send an email titled 'THE BOOKSHOP' to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know in 25 words or less why you want to see this acclaimed drama. Please make sure to include your full name and mailing address so we can send you your prize!
60 lucky winners will be drawn on 21 May 2018. For more information on THE BOOKSHOP check out the official website. THE BOOKSHOP - Only In Cinemas May 24.
For more information on THE BOOKSHOP check out the official website.
THE BOOKSHOP - Only In Cinemas May 24.