The Melanesian Martyrs' Memorial Church of St Andrews

Lenten Study Movie Series 2018

Lenten Study Movie Series 2018



This year we are showing five movies on the Tuesday’s of the 20th, 27th of February & 6th, 13th & 20th of March followed by a discussion on the 27th March.  This year’s moves focus on women.

Please add your name to the list at the back of the church if you would like to join in these sessions

or email the Parish Office

All movies will be shown in the Parish Lounge.


Movie 1:              7.00pm, Tuesday 20th February                  Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures:   A truly inspiring and remarkable story, Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race.  The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.


Movie 2:              7.00pm, Tuesday 27th February                  Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins:  This is a hilarious and heart-warming true story of an heiress and socialite who dared to follow her dreams.  In 1040’s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins aspires to become a great opera singer, blissfully unaware that she can barely hold a tune.  Her devoted husband, St. Clair Bayfield has protected her from ridicule for years.  But when Florence decides to give a performance at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knows he’ll face his greatest challenge yet!


Movie 3:              7.00pm, Tuesday 6th March                         Suffragette

Suffragette:  The powerful story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.


Movie 4:              7.00pm, Tuesday 13th March                       The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker:   In this comedy-drama set in 1950’s Australia, Tilly Dunnage, who after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, retunes home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past.


Movie 5:              7.00pm, Tuesday 20th March                       The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl:   This is remarkable love story inspired by true events.  When Gerda askes her husband Einer to fill in as a portrait model, Einar’s long-repressed feelings surface and she begins living her life as a woman.  Embarking on a journey only made possible by the love of her wife, Einar fights to become the person she’s meant to be, transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.


Session 6:            7.00pm, Tuesday 27th March                       Discussion on Movies

We will be discussing the movies as they relate to the Lent and Easter message.