Jackie is a movie varnished with good taste. It moves at an expertly controlled cortege tempo and is almost swooningly overwhelmed by its own historical importance. This is a portrait of Jackie Kennedy, well and conscientiously played by Natalie Portman; it imagines her stunned, stricken existence in the days between President Kennedy’s brutal assassination and his state funeral: a period that the film sets out to evoke almost moment by moment, with wordless lonely scenes in corridors, looming closeups on faces, amplified conspiratorial whispers, poignant memories of banal happier times. Mica Levi’s orchestral score, with a creamy dissonance of strings, does a lot of work in suggesting both elegiac sadness and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Themed refreshment will be available with everyone welcome to this community event. Tickets on sale at the village shop £4.50 or on the night at the Parish hall £5.00