Brian Cox and “Churchill” come to the Crandell on August 6

CHATHAM – The Chatham Film Club will screen “Churchill” on Sunday, August 6 at noon at the Crandell Theatre. The film’s star Brian Cox (“Bourne Identity”) will present the film and answer questions afterwards. All seats are $6.50 for this matinee.
“Churchill” is set at the end of World War II as the Allies prepare for Operation Overlord, the invasion of France meant to roll back the German armies across Europe. Dogged by a speech impediment and haunted by the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli that occurred on his watch in 1915, Prime Minister Churchill fears that the Normandy invasion will fail, and does everything in his power to derail it. The film tells the untold story of the role played by his wife Clementine, played by Miranda Richardson, in rescuing him from the trough of despond and preparing him for the heroic role in which history had cast him. The cast also includes John Slattery as Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Brian Cox is a prolific actor who has worked in hundreds of films and televisions shows. He credits include “Braveheart,” “Troy,” “Coriolanus,” “Rushmore,” and “Match Point.” He was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie “Nuremberg” and was nominated for an Emmy for his work on “Frasier.” Peter Biskind, Vice President of the Chatham Film Club and film historian, writes, “Cox, one of England’s greatest actors, virtually disappears into the part.” Mr. Cox will be at the Crandell to introduce the film and stay after for Q&A.
The Chatham Film Club, a 501(c)(3) member-supported nonprofit organization, owns and operates the historic Crandell Theatre 48 Main Street, Chatham. For more information about this screening, and other events at theater, go to www.crandelltheatre.org or call 518 392-3331.