Community Cinema: Noble

Tuesday 22 November 2016

The Ware Arts Centre have announced the next film to be screened as part of the community cinema season. The film, Noble, will be shown on Friday 25 November 2016.

Noble is an award-winner on the independent film festival circuit and is an inspiring story of real-life heroism.

It's strictly ticket only so early booking is necessary to secure a seat.

Friday 25 November 2016 - Main Studio
Doors open: 7:30pm
Film starts: 8:00pm
Booking: e-mail

A selection of Wine & Beer is available by the glass or by the bottle.

Ware Arts Centre Review - Noble

Hardship leads to heroism in the inspiring true story of Christina Noble, an Irish woman whose harrowing childhood in Dublin later prompted her to follow her dream to Vietnam, where she was to transform thousands of young lives.

With Deidre O'Kane as the adult Christina, Gloria Kramer Curtis playing her youngest self and the excellent Sarah Greene in the middle, three splendid performances combine to capture the unquenchable spirit of one remarkable woman.

With a warm leading performance from Moone Boy's Deidre O'Kane and spirited, charismatic work by Sarah Greene, it's a film that puts the viewer through the wringer and truly earns its heartrending climax.

Born in mid-40s Dublin, Christina Noble OBE has the kind of life story that, if pitched to a publisher as a misery memoir, might be rebuffed as unrealistically grim. Yet the facts remain.

As Stephen Bradley's film details, Noble's life story takes in parental alcoholism and death, forced adoption, institutional deceit, gang-rape and domestic abuse. Greene, an Olivier and Tony nominee for The Cripple of Inishman, is tremendous here as the young Christina, combining elegance and vulnerability.

Through this almost-unrelenting misery, a remarkable woman emerges, her faith somehow intact.In another of Noble's initially incredible twists, a dream about Vietnam leads Christina to Saigon where she discovers appalling child poverty - and vows to do something about it.

Often desperately sad but ultimately triumphant, Noble is a sincere and well-executed portrayal of good triumphing over evil.

For more detail about this film see the IMDB website.

About the Arts Centre
Ware Arts Centre launched its Community Cinema in November 2012. For some time the centre has been looking to increase its arts base, and offer Ware a variety of dimensions, with exhibitions, performance and now film.

It was an ambitious project as the Arts Centre is not large, and therefore the audiences would never be more than 35 to 40 people. The funding needed to buy the equipment alone was £10,000, and a bid was made to The Big Lottery fund.

The B.L.F. obviously believed enough in the centre to give the full £10,000, which was the maximum allowable. The Real Ale Festival, held in the Arts Centre each year also gave £1500, a generous sum, which allowed the project to progress. The equipment and installation cost was £10,500.

With such a small venue the running costs of Performing Rights and Temporary Events licenses means that the charge at the door of £5 would never cover these, so the Ale festival funding was really appreciated. Ware had not shown cinema in the town since the Astoria was closed in the '70's.

The crew behind the cinema at The Arts Centre agreed that it was not going to show three month old Block Busters but would concentrate on independent British and foreign films of limited release which would give people a chance to see well made films they would not normally have seen, but definitely enjoy.

The films are shown on a monthly basis throughout the year, so look for the latest film on Ware Online, the Library and notice boards in the town, not to mention the Ware Arts Film Club website.

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