Matinee Film: The Duke
The true story of the first and only theft in the National Gallery’s history
1961 London. An outspoken Newcastle taxi driver, Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent on top form), disgusted by the money spent on Goya’s painting of the Duke of Wellington for the National Gallery, mounts his own protest. He steals and hides the painting, sending ransom notes saying The Duke would be returned if the government invested more money in care for the elderly (including free television for pensioners). He is arrested and put on trial much to the consternation of his long-suffering wife, Dorothy (Helen Mirren).
Cert. 12A/96 mins
Tuesday 23rd August 2022 - Starts 2PM