Society screens early Depp film

Darley Dale Film Society will be screening Lasse Halltrom’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? at the Whitworth Centre on Thursday on January, 12.

In a touching tale reminiscent of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Managerie, Johnny Depp plays sad-eyed Gilbert Grape who has to choose between his own dream of leaving home and his duty to his family.

Depp inherits the role of man-of-the-house from his father and now his bedridden mother, brattish and selfish sister, a younger brother (Leonardo Di Caprio), as well as the grocery store where he works and the attention-starved married woman he is having a fling with, all depend on him. When a young girl, Becky, passes through town because of camper van trouble however, Gilbert has a means of escape from his life. Will he be able to take it?

The film is screened in the Terrace Room, The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale. Tea and coffee are served from 7pm. Films are screened at 7.45pm. Annual membership costs £25, which gives you free entrance to all films screened throughout the season. Guest tickets cost £4.

For further information the society, contact chairman Ed Runham on 01629 732898 or Chris Strawford (vice-chairman) on 01629 735883.