Upcoming: Michael Palin in conversation & American Friends Screening

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Michael Palin a Patron of The Phoenix Cinema, will be appearing at a Phoenix Restoration Fundraising event. He'll be screening his 1991 film, American Friends, and then host a Q&A session.

This will be a rare chance to hear the extraordinary and witty Michael Palin talk about his travels, work and career.

American Friends
Francis Ashby (Michael Palin) a middle-aged Oxford tutor on a hiking trip in Switzerland in 1861. There he meets the American Caroline Hartley (Connie Booth) and her 18-year old ward Elinor (Trini Alvarado). Ashby is drawn to them both, particularly Elinor, but is rather surprised when they arrive in Oxford and rent a house. Women are not allowed in the College, nor are Fellows allowed to marry, which puts him in an embarrassing situation. Ashby's rival for the post of College President, Oliver Syme, takes full advantage of this to try and discredit Ashby. However the situation is finally resolved and Ashby and Elinor are finally married.

The plot was based on a real-life incident involving Palin's great-grandfather, Edward Palin

Tickets are £25 (£23 concs) with a £2 discount for Friends. Tickets are sure to sell fast, so book online now to ensure a good seat. All ticket sales benefit the Phoenix Centenary Restoration Project.

Michael Palin in conversation + American Friends Screening

Phoenix Cinema
52 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9PJ

6:45pm, Thurs 8 April, 2010

For more info & to book tickets head over to the Phoenix Cinema