CHARLES Dickens private life is the focus for the next screening at a weekly film night.
The Invisible Woman will be shown at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek on Tuesday (June 17).
Ralph Fiennes' restrained and intimate period romance The Invisible Woman (12A) centres on the affair between Charles Dickens and the young actress Ellen Ternan.
The affair develops into a stormy relationship, in which Ellen is equally revolted by Charles' emotional cruelty and his determination to keep her a secret. In that conflict, Ellen must judge if the price she pays is bearable. Based on the biography by Claire Tomalin, the film features a first class cast. Fiennes' nuanced direction illuminates the exquisite pain of the affair and the gender politics of the era.
For each Foxlowe Film night, the licensed bar at the Foxlowe Arts Centre is open from 7pm with hot drinks available and films start promptly at 7.45pm. Admission is £5 on the door. Advanced tickets can be bought from the Foxlowe Gallery, Over the Rainbow or online at www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk.