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Liskerrett Community Cinema – Belle
November 7, 2014 @ 7:30 pm| £4 (under 16s £3)
Director Amma Asante. Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Tom Wilkinson, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton
From the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
” …a complex tale of race, gender, and love that has very clear present-day resonance.”