Date(s) - January 22, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cedars Movie Group meets monthly for social evenings and discussion of a selected movie that participants have viewed previously.
In January the group will discuss the 1960’s satirical anti-war classic, King of Hearts.
Just before the end of the first world war, German forces retreat from a French town booby-trapped with a bomb timed to go off at midnight. The town’s inhabitants flee in panic, leaving the patients of a local mental hospital to escape and re-occupy the town. Then bewildered Scottish soldier Charles Plumpick (Alan Bates) is ordered in to defuse the bomb, chiefly because of his ability to speak French, and he is acclaimed by the escaped patients as their King of Hearts. It is a carnival of craziness – that being of course the only sane way to respond to the insanity of war.
Available for streaming on Prime Video, YouTube and elsewhere. Get the Zoom link by contacting Jane Martin.