National Civil War Centre

Season of You and Me

A classical love story set against the backdrop of the Cold War, a coming-of-age story in Thatcher’s Britain, and classic musical about a Puerto Rican community in 1957 New York feature in the season of ‘You and Me’, exploring the human experiences we all share, as well as the ones that make us unique.

Thanks to the local community who helped us to curate the following programme.

Cold War (15) In Polish with English subtitles
Friday 24th February, 6pm

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris.

West Side Story (12A) 
Saturday 25th February, 6pm

Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, "West Side Story" tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City.

Katyn (15) In Polish with English subtitles
Friday 3rd March, 6pm

Katyn is the story of Polish army officers murdered by the Russia secret police in the Katyn forest during the Second World War and the families who, unaware of the crime, were still waiting for their husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers to return.

Blinded by the light (12A)
Saturday 4th March, 6pm

Set in 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, 'Blinded By The Light' is a joyous, coming-of-age story about a teenager who learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the words and music of Bruce Springsteen.

Ida (12) In Polish with English subtitles
Friday 10th March, 6pm

In the 1960s, a Polish woman orphaned during the German occupation of Poland during World War Two discovers she is Jewish just before taking her vows to become a catholic nun. She sets out to discover what happened to her parents.

20th Century Women (15)
Saturday 11th March, 6pm

The story of a young teen growing up in Southern California during the late 1970s. With his mother struggling to cope with his temperamental behaviour, she enlists the help of other women in his life to help guide him through the turbulence of adolescence.

A Short Film About Love (18) In Polish with English subtitles
Friday 17th March, 6pm

A young man falls in love with an older woman who lives across the courtyard in the same Warsaw apartment block. He watches her and her succession of lovers until she becomes aware of his spying and confronts him with an invitation.

Belfast (12A)
Saturday 18th March, 6pm

Belfast is the humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one Protestant boy's childhood during the turmoil of late 1960s Norther Ireland.

Access: Please note all films shown as part of the programme will have English subtitles. The Tudor Hall is wheelchair accessible.

This programme has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery.