Hope And Glory

113 mins • PG-13

Showings

Lark Theater Mon, Jan 27 12:00 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Feb 24 2:00 PM
Lark Theater Tue, Feb 25 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, Feb 26 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:1987
Rating:PG-13
Genre:Comedy | Drama | Romance
Cast/Crew Info
Director:John Boorman
Cast:Sarah Miles | David Hayman | Sebastian Rice-Edwards

Description

HOPE AND GLORY

 

Director John Boorman pulled a few stylistic pages from Chabrol and Fellini for the intensely autobiographical Hope and Glory. The film is set in London during World War II; we see all through the eyes of Boorman's alter ego, 9-year-old Billy (Sebastian Rice-Edwards). Though surrounded by the horror and tragedy of the war, Billy adopts a child's objectivity, viewing the passing parade in wonder rather than terror. After his family's home is destroyed, Billy is given a different perspective on life when he is evacuated to his grandfather's idyllic country home. Sarah Miles co-stars in Hope and Glory as Billy's mother, while director Boorman's son Charlie portrays a German paratrooper in the now-famous scene where dozens of London women converge to cut precious chunks of silk from the German boy's parachute.