Churchill chronicles the days before the D-Day landing. Haunted by memories of Gallipoli and World War I, Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) finds himself the sole opponent of the Allied invasion. Facing resistance from General Dwight Eisenhower (John Slatterly) and the commander of the Allied troops, Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery (Julian Wadham), Churchill tries to impress upon King George VI (James Purefoy) the risk of sending thousands of men onto a beach with inadequate preparation.
As he finds himself stymied by men who favour action over contemplation, Churchill leans on his wife, Clementine (Miranda Richardson). Realizing that her husband is in danger of unravelling Clementine cuts through his bluster to tell him what he needs to hear.
Rather than portraying its titular character as an infallible legend of honour Churchill takes a more nuanced look at how the burden falls upon those who are responsible for making decisions off the battlefield. A moving depiction of the ways in which war takes its toll on every citizen, the film provides a human illustration of a legendary man.
Tickets available online or at the door $12 adults, Kids 13 & under $5
$11 for CV Arts Members, only available at the door
Doors open at 6:30pm, film at 7:00pm