CINEMA fans will be spoilt for choice at Pershore’s Number 8 next week.

Rugby epic Invictus (12A) will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7.30pm. Clint Eastwood continues his career behind the camera as director of this film which tells the true story of South Africa’s rugby team captain joining forces with Nelson Mandela to help unite their country.

It features performances by Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon and explores the influence rugby had on forging the new identity of post-apartheid South Africa.

At the other end of the film scale, the low-budget but enchanting Morris: A Life With Bells On (12A) will be shown from Monday at 10.30am and 7.30pm and on Tuesday, May 4, at 7.30pm. The mockumentary, directed by Lucy Akhurst, follows Morris dancer Derecq Twist who has two burning ambitions – he dreams of performing the legendary Threeple Hammer Damson, attempted only by the truly brave Morris men, and has invented his own ‘Extreme Morris’. The film joins Derecq on his battle against the Morris establishment to fulfil his dreams, while providing a fascinating and highly comical look into the mysterious world of the Morris Men.

On April 30 at 7.30pm, Number 8 will show Tom Vaughan’s film Extraordinary Measures (PG), which is inspired by the true story of John Crowley. Starring Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford, it tells the story of Crowley’s uncompromising mission to find a cure for his children’s life-threatening disease.

He abandons his career to work with an unorthodox but brilliant scientist and sets up a bio-tech company, fighting against the medical establishment and time to develop an answer to his prayers.

But the relationship between the men is tested to breaking point when it seems a cure is finally found.

For details or to book tickets, call 01386 555488 or visit