The quietly explosive British drama 45 Years, and a joyous documentary about legendary singer Mavis Staples, will screen at our next Weekend Film Series on Sunday February 21.
Charlotte Rampling is nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in 45 Years,a richly intimate and intelligent film by acclaimed director Andrew Haigh. Married for 45 years, without children, Kate (Rampling) and Geoff Mercer (Tom Courtenay) are poised to celebrate their wedding anniversary with a party, when Geoff receives a letter that shakes both of them.
Mavis! is the first feature-length documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, the Staple Singers. From the delta-inflected gospel sound she helped pioneer in the 1950s, to the “message songs” of the civil rights era marching beside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to massive hits such as I’ll Take You There in the soul-filled Stax era, and her recent Grammy-winning work with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples is one of the most influential and enduring vocalists of our time.
Both films will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
You can purchase Weekend Film Series tickets ($15) by calling 294-0204, or by visiting the Oceans Gift Shop at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.