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Tues 3rd /Weds 4th Dec 2019 7.30pm.
1979, East Germany. This is the true adventure of two families, desperate to leave the DDR for the West, who hatch a crazy plan to flee in a home made hot air balloon, risking imprisonment or death.
After weeks of stitching, on their first attempt, just metres from the West German border, their balloon crashes and the wreckage is found, triggering a desperate manhunt.
The tension rises as the families determine to try again, and a thrilling race against time ensues.
Cert 12A. 125 mins. Subtitled.
Ventnor Film Society meets in Ventnor Arts Club, 13 High Street, Ventnor. To be sure of a place, please book a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, but local viewers can always take a chance and turn up on the night.
Screenings take place on either Mondays or Tuesdays and all Wednesdays at 7.30pm.
Entrance is £6, payable at the door, (cash only) with under 25s enjoying a discount of £3, and the bar is open from 6.30pm.