Louth Film Club fundraiser for British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal

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A MASTERPIECE of modern cinema is being shown at Louth Playhouse to help raise money for the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.

Louth Film Club and Louth Playhouse Cinema are presenting Still Walking, by director Hirokazu Kore-eda, on Tuesday May 17 at 7.30pm.

Still Walking is a social comedy of manners and errors in the style of Mike Leigh, showing families are as awkward and as funny, as uncomfortable, accepting and demanding the world over.

Verve Pictures, in association with Film Quest, have kindly donated the film for the evening ensuring all proceeds will go to the tsunami appeal.

The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 caused widespread destruction and suffering.

Almost 28,000 people have been reported dead or missing and tens of thousands are still living in evacuation centres.

The Japanese Red Cross is helping to fit out 70,000 temporary homes which include key domestic items such as rice cookers, microwaves and kettles.

Mark Merrifield, Membership Secretary of Louth Film Club, said: “Countless thousands of people in Japan have suffered greatly in recent weeks and we thought this would be a suitable, thought provoking way in which local cinema-goers could directly help them.”

Tickets are £6 and are available in advance from Off The Beaten Tracks, Aswell Street, Louth, or on the night at the cinema from 7pm.

l Details: Call Mark at the shop on 01507 607677.