Poundisford Lodge – Film starts 7pm – Doors open 6pm – All tickets £5 Licensed Bar.
Set within the historic outbuildings of Poundisford Lodge, this should be a glorious evening with the screening of Terence Malick’s stunning evocation of “The New World”
Story: Captain Smith is spared his mutinous hanging sentence after captain Newport’s ship arrives in 1607 to found Jamestown, an English colony in Virginia. The initially friendly natives, who have no personal property concept, turn hostile after a ‘theft’ is ‘punished’ violently on the spot. During an armed exploration, Smith is captured, but spared when the chief’s favorite daughter Pocahontas pleads for the stranger who soon becomes her lover and learns to love their naive ‘savage’ way of harmonious life. Ultimately he returns to the grim fort, which would starve hadn’t she arranged for Indian generosity. Alas, each side soon brands their own lover a traitor, so she is banished and he flogged as introduction to slavish toiling. Smith accepts a mission and leaves, leaving word that he has drowned so as to release himself from obligation to Pocahontas. She in time believing him dead, becomes a mother to a son and wife of settler John Rolfe. A trip to England to meet the King brings the loose ends of her life together…….
Poundisford Lodge, Fosgrove Lane, Pitminster, Taunton, TA3 7AE
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