The Hippopotamus

Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Bow Tie Squire Cinemas (115 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck)

Dir. John Jencks | 2017 | UK | 94 minutes

Based on the seminal novel by Stephen Fry and directed by John Jencks (The Fold), THE HIPPOPOTAMUS tells the story of disgraced poet Ted Wallace (Roger Allam), who is summoned to Swafford Hall, the country manor of his friends Lord and Lady Logan (Matthew Modine and Fiona Shaw), to investigate a series of unexplained miracle healings.

Ted tracks down the perpetrator of the phenomena, fifteen-year-old David Logan (Tommy Knight), whose parents believe he has healing hands.

Unaware that David is using some unorthodox methods, the Logans are set on sharing their son’s gift with the world. With a poet’s passion for the truth, Ted hurries to debunk the miracles and save a young man from a lifetime of embarrassment.

Cast: Roger Allam (Lady in the Van, Endeavour) leads an all-star cast including Matthew Modine (Stranger Things, Full Metal Jacket), Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter), Emily Berrington (The White Queen, The Inbetweeners 2), Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Game of Thrones), Geraldine Sommerville (Harry Potter, My Week with Marilyn) and Tommy Knight (Victoria).

*After the Film: We will be showing an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Stephen Fry, Roger Allam, John Jencks and the screenwriter, which was shot at the end of May in Wales at the Hay Festival. The pre-recorded Q&A runs approximately 35 minutes.

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