Enjoy saving Mr Banks
After a straw poll of Old Buckenhamites it has been decided to show Saving Mr Banks, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, at the next film night on Saturday 29 March at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall.
This film tells the story behind the making of the Mary Poppins film. When Walt Disney's daughters begged him to make a movie of their favourite book, P L Travers' "Mary Poppins," he made them a promise that he didn't realise would take him 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Disney came up against an uncompromising writer who had absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as her books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agreed to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. For two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulled out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launched an all-out onslaught on P L Travers. But the prickly author didn't budge. It was only when he reached back into his own childhood that Walt discovered the truth about the ghosts that haunted her. Together they eventually manage to set Mary Poppins free and the story makes a most endearing film.
Seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Call 01953 860866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seats. Advance tickets are £4, bought at the door they will be £6.