• Life is Beautiful – Inspirational Film Circle

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    Wednesday 19th October 2011

    Welcome to the Naked Dragon Inspirational Film Circle hosted by Movies by Mills

    Each month, Naked Dragon offers a different Inspirational Film for your enjoyment.

    Our choice of award winning films is based upon each film’s inspirational message and its ability to connect with our hearts – as well as our minds.

    We are proud to present the first film in our new series…

    Life is Beautiful – starring Roberto Benigni

    Winner of 3 Academy Awards: Best Actor, Best Foreign Film and Best Original Film.

    The hilarious and uplifting first half of Life is Beautiful centres around Guido (Roberto Benigni), a Jewish waiter, as he woos Dora (Nicoltette Bruschi – real-life wife of Benigni), an upper-class girl engaged to a man she does not love.

    The second half of the film is sad and  joyous in equal measure as the story revolves around Guido’s, Dora’s, and their son Joshua’s internment at a death camp during WWII, during which Joshua is told by his father that ‘it is all a game’ in order to emotionally shield him from the holocaust.

    This powerful film has the ability to make you laugh, smile, and cry.

    Make sure you see it because, as the movie will tell you, Life Truly is Beautiful.


    Cinema Coach

    During these Inspirational Film Evenings, Movie Therapist Brian Mills will become our ‘Cinema Coach’ as he asks us to examine the films we watch in terms of imagery and narratives…to be aware how we react to the films we are watching…and to understand why some films can leave an indelible image on the screen of our mind.

    The evening will begin with an introduction of the featured film, plus a short explanation of how films can have the power to affect us on a deep emotional level.

    Brian says, “The watching of films offers us an opportunity to embark on an emotional journey. By viewing the storyline  with a new awareness, we are able to recognise and release any emotional blockages that we may have been holding onto from our past”.

    The evening will conclude with a question and answer session during which any general questions about film will be invited.


    Free Popcorn!

    ***No Film Evening would be complete without a bowl of Popcorn***


    Over the coming months, Naked Dragon and Movies by Mills will be screening a wealth of Inspirational Films for you to enjoy.Please sign up for our newsletter or blog up-dates to be kept informed of our latest releases!

    Two 4 One

    To celebrate the launch of our new film season – we are offering 2 x tickets for the price of one!

    Don’t miss out on this great offer – book your tickets NOW!


    The Crown Hotel (Windsor Suite)
    7 London Street,
    Chertsey, Surrey
    KT16 8AP
    United Kingdom

    A special £10.00 supper menu is available at the venue for all Naked Dragon guests
    Please call the hotel direct to reserve your table: 01932 564657

    Free parking is available – after 6pm – at Sainsburys (almost opposite the venue.)
    Chertsey train station is about 10 minutes walk from the venue.

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