Kicking off Enchanted Cinemas Summer Season at The Gonville Hotel in collaboration with The Cambridge Jazz Festival, we are bringing you the two time Oscar winner Ray in the beautiful gardens of The Gonville Hotel.
Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother (Sharon Warren) urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife (Kerry Washington), Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation.
“Foxx’s performance is nothing short of amazing, and Hackford’s film overall does fine justice to Charles’ musical legend and legacy” – William Thomas, Empire.
We will be joined by Cambridge’s amazing local musicians, who will be getting you into the mood before the screening starts. In addition, the delicious food vendor, Azahar will be serving you a taste of Spanish street food such as bocatas, chorizo burgers and authentic paella. We also have our brand new bar where BrewBoard will be serving their stunning craft beer, so keep your picnics at home.
Sit back in a deckchair, fresh popcorn and a drink in hand, and experience cinema as you never have before this summer…
Running time: 2hrs 32m
Film starts: 21:00
Event ends: 23:15
Running times are approximate and subject to change