Le Cinema Francais-'Le Havre' (Cert PG)
'Le Havre' a French film with English subtitles, is a feel-good story of how those of modest means can help those in desperate straits.
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.
A dock worker in Le Havre hears a human sound inside one of the containers in port, that container which left Gabon three weeks ago and which was supposed to arrive in London five days after its departure from Gabon, which didn't happen. The Le Havre police and French border guards find a still alive group of illegal African immigrants inside. On the sign from one of his elders, a young teen boy among the illegal immigrants manages to escape, news of which hits the local media. The first friendly face that boy, Idrissa, encounters is that of former artist now aged shoeshine Marcel Marx. Marcel decides to help Idrissa by hiding him in his house, news which slowly trickles through his community of friends - most of whom he associates with at his local bar - and neighbors, most who assist Marcel in this task. Marcel goes to great lengths to find out Idrissa's story, which leads to Marcel's further task of trying to get Idrissa to London, his original end destination.
A trailer can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhAe0gx5c4&feature=youtu.be
Cafe seating with a cash bar, in The Jubilee Hall.
Feel free to bring your own snacks.
Film starts at 8pm.