Grove Film Club: Deliverance (18) & Toast (PG)
To launch the new Grove Film Club, we’re screening the Oscar nominated film Deliverance. This ultra-violent powerful adventure, starring Burt Reynolds and John Voight, deals with serious, metaphysical issues of survival and civilization vs. wilderness and boasts eerie images and awesome sounds. This gripping drama was a controversial release back in the early 70s, and its distressing intensity hasn't really diminished in the decades since. Just remember, once you go with its powerful flow, there’s no turning back.
Cert 18. Runtime 1h 50min
Starring Burt Reynolds, John Voight, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox
Directed by John Boorman
As part of our launch, we’re screening ‘Toast’, a short from Sussex-based filmmakers Benedict Webb & Harry Walters followed by an in person Q&A with the Writer & Director. This heart-warming short, starring Nuts in May and EastEnders star Roger Sloman, follows a young man befriending a reclusive and grumpy elderly neighbour by doing their weekly grocery shopping throughout lockdown, forming an unlikely friendship that changes them both.
Cert PG. Runtime 13 mins.
<Starring Roger Sloman, Harry Walters.
Directed by Benedict Webb.
Toast will be screened at 7pm. This will then be followed by ‘Deliverance’ at 8pm.