The Children Act - Matinee
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The Children Act - Matinee

Sat
20
Sat Apr 20 2:30 PM

Maleny Community Centre
Assisted Listening
General Admission
April
Sat Apr 20

Doors Open 2 pm - Tea Coffee and Slices Available, Cash Bar
Movie Starts at 2:30 pm

A talented teenager with leukaemia needs a blood transfusion to save his life.  He and his Jehovah’s Witness family refuse this but under the ‘Children Act’ in the UK, they can be overruled by the state.  Emma Thompson plays the sensitive but dispassionate and scrupulous judge who must decide.  One complication is that in a few months the boy will turn eighteen and be free to choose.  Another is that the judge’s own family life is at breaking point due to her devotion to her work.  Based on a novel by Ian McEwan, the film is ‘urbane, understated . . . and impeccably interpreted by a superb cast’ making it ‘an unmitigated pleasure to watch’ (Washington Post).  Thompson’s performance, especially, has been hailed by all reviewers of this powerful film.

April
Sat Apr 20

Maleny Community Centre

23 Maple Street Maleny, Queensland, 4552