The National Trust For Jersey have organised “Blockhouse Blockbusters,” a series of WW2 film screenings inside the bunker at the Wetland Centre. Each feature will be preceded with a short film made in the Channel Islands during the Occupation/Liberation period, courtesy of Jersey Archive. Price is £10 including a glass of wine and times for each screening are 6-8pm. Telephone 483193 to book and pay in advance.
Thursday 16th April
Short: ‘The Channel Islands 1940-1945’ (Crown Film Unit, 1945) 15 minutes.
Feature: ‘The Imitation Game’ (Morten Tyldum, 2014) 114 minutes.
During World War II, Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Thursday 23rd April
Short: ‘Englishe Kanalinseln’ (PK-Filmberich, German propaganda film) 11 minutes.
Feature: ‘Downfall’ (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004) 156 minutes, certificate 15.
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator’s final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.
Thursday 30th April
Short: Scenes from the German Occupation & Liberation of Jersey, some shot secretly, by Mr Bertram Senior, 25 minutes.
Feature: ‘Valkyrie’ (Bryan Singer, 2008) 121 minutes, certificate 12.
A dramatisation of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.
Thursday 7th May
Short: Scenes from the German Occupation & Liberation of Jersey, some shot secretly, by Olive Thompson, 22 minutes.
Feature: ‘Fury’ (David Ayer, 2014) 134 minutes, certificate 15.
As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.