Friday 22nd March 2019
in Polstead Village Hall
Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical film about Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the British rock band Queen. It follows the singer’s life from when he joined the band in 1970 to their 1985 Live Aid performance at the original Wembley Stadium in London. Directed by Brian Singer, it was written by Graham King and Queen manager Jim Beach. It stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander Allen Leach and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as consultants.
Against a background of mounting success with Queen’s incredible record of smash hits, and Freddie’s own emergence as iconic lead singer, the film follows his personal life story through his affair with Mary Austin, and their break up, to his stormy affairs with Paul Prenter and Jim Hutton; but stopping short of Freddie’s death from AIDs-related pneumonia in 1991. The film provides a superb opportunity to revisit Queen’s great rock music and pays fitting tribute to the magnificent Freddie Mercury in Rami Malek’s universally admired performance. The film has proved immensely popular and has been a huge international box office success. Rami Malek won the Best Actor award at this year’s Oscars at which the film also won the best film editing, best sound editing and best sound mixing awards; having earlier won BAFTAs and Golden Globes for leading actor and best film.
Doors open at 7-00pm and films begin at 7-30pm.
The Hall is fully licensed so there is a bar as well as tea, coffee and Suffolk ice-cream to add to the enjoyment of the evening.
Tickets, £3-50, can be booked in advance at the Community Shop, or by ringing Sue Wigglesworth on 01787 210029