Long Street Methodist Film Club – “The Lady in the Van”

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Date(s) - 17/04/2016
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Long Street Methodist, the Arts & Crafts Church, Middleton M24 5UE


A big screen adaptation of writer Alan Bennett’s iconic and celebrated memoir, directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner.

This is a free event and takes place in the Church at 6.30pm.  Just turn up at the main entrance on Long Street. You are welcome to a shared tea at 5.30pm, just bring a contribution. The film follows shortly afterwards.

The film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Their unique story is funny, poignant and life-affirming.

Maggie Smith has been nominated for a BAFTA for Leading Actress, and a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Maggie Smith winner of Best Actress at London’s Evening Standard Film Awards.