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Film Club – February 2016

Friday evening, 12th February 7:30pm

‘We Bought a Zoo’ (2012)

Matt Damon stars in this feelgood family feature based on the memoir by British journalist Benjamin Mee. Newly widowed Benjamin (Damon) is finding life difficult trying to raise his two young children. Urged on by his father, Duncan (Thomas Haden Church), to make a change, Benjamin decides to purchase a run-down manor in the countryside in the hope that it will bring his family together again.   However, the house comes with a strange stipulation: the tenant must manage the zoo that accompanies the property. Having to care for 47 species, and with his friends thinking he’s mad, Benjamin sets out to restore the zoo to its former glory. Fortunately he inherits some experienced and very loyal staff members, led by Kelly Foster (Scarlett Johansson).   As an aside, the real-life park acquired by Mee continues to lead by example as a humane habitat for endangered species.

Doors open 7pm, film start 7.30pm

Free admission, tea & coffee; bring your own popcorn!

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