Wednesday 5th October 7:30pm
Short Cinema presents Florence Foster Jenkins
Director: Stephen Frears 2016
Florence Foster Jenkins is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence (Meryl Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.
“Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant are on top form as the ‘diva of din’ and her dutiful manager in an enjoyable biopic from Stephen Frears.” The Guardian 4 STARS
Running time: 110 minutes
Tickets £3.50 / £3.00 concessions / £2.00 Edge Hill University students