Studiocanal and VisitGuernsey have announced a special VE Day charity screening of Mike Newell’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
The Islands of Guernsey are marking the 75th anniversary of their Liberation from WWII German occupying forces with a series of virtual, online and ‘at-home’ events in the run up to and around the Liberation Day on 9 May, 2020.
A pinnacle of the event is the partnership with Studiocanal on a charity screening initiative of the 2018 film, which stars Lily Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.
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The film will be available for 24 hours from 6pm on Saturday 9 May here: https://www.visitguernsey.com/heritage75
A donation of £4.99 will be requested with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together which supports frontline heroes – the fund supported by the inspirational Colonel Tom Moore who has captured the nation’s heart in recent weeks.
Set in 1946, the story follows a free-spirited journalist, Juliet Ashton, played by Lily James, who travels to Guernsey to find out more about the curiously named book club that was formed during the German Occupation. The book uncovers the fascinating history of Guernsey under German rule, its subsequent Liberation and the resilience of the islanders over that time whilst following the protagonists’ own love story.
The virtual Heritage75 festival takes place 8 – 10 May 2020 and the full programme of events can be found here.
For more information on The Islands of Guernsey please visit www.visitguernsey.com.