- Posted by Claire Thomas
- On 26th April 2017
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Flix in the Stix brings you a heartwarming, true story for the next film night on Sunday 14th May at 7.30pm.
James Bowen, 37, wrote the story about his time as a homeless busker who adopted a stray ginger cat on the streets of London. His book, A Street Cat Named Bob, spent more than 76 weeks at the top of the Sunday Times’ bestseller chart and sold more than one million copies in the UK – before being turned into a Hollywood film.
Homeless and a recovering drug addict, James (played by Luke Treadaway) is running low on his luck. He’s given a last chance to turn his life around by his support worker, Val (Joanne Froggatt), who helps him to finally be given his own flat to live in.
As James attempts to build a life and future for himself by busking in Covent Garden, he struggles to gain any traction as the London crowd passes him by. Whilst in the bath one day, he hears a break-in and finds a ginger cat in his kitchen eating the corn flakes. Thinking it belongs to a neighbour, he sets out to find the owner but with no luck concluding that it must be a stray. Over the next few days, their two lives become entwined. James, in learning to care for something other than himself, starts becoming a responsible person and Bob helps him make money busking, in their touching symbiotic relationship.
Tickets £5 from the centre office or Robert Leech Estate Agents in the High Street. Refreshments served from 7pm, film starts at 7.30pm
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