Dedham Film festival

for people who love film

2 - 17 October 2015


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A Song for Marion (2012)

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Date: Sunday 1st September

Time: 10.30 am

Location: The Assembly Rooms

Event Duration: 125 min inc interval

Certificate PG

Price: £4.00

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honours his recently deceased wife's passion for singing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

"Song for Marion", a London-set comedic drama, is about shy, grumpy pensioner Arthur, who is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife, Marion, to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James, it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life.  Arthur must confront the undercurrents of his own grumbling persona as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self-discovery.

"This is a sweet-natured, charming, if modestly conceived picture", Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 21.ii.13

Directed by Paul Andrew Williams.