A new documentary film claiming to tell the “shocking” truth about what happened to Jeremy Corbyn’s is to be screened in Broadstairs on Friday 31 March.
“Oh Jeremy Corbyn — The Big Lie” tells the story of the rise and fall of the former Labour leader.
The film’s producer, Broadstairs’ resident Norman Thomas, said: “While he was leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn was subject to all kinds of sensational media coverage. He faced a storm of accusations — including even of being an enemy spy! The aim of this film is to at last try to get the truth out there.”
Narrated by veteran comedian Alexei Sayle, “Oh Jeremy Corbyn” includes contributions from people who were at the heart of events surrounding Mr Corbyn’s leadership, including film-maker Ken Loach and Jeremy Corbyn’s former political adviser Andrew Murray.
The film is produced by award-winning Platform Films who have made programmes for Channel 4 and the BBC.
Mr Thomas said: “The film tells an absolutely shocking story of treachery and deception. People of all political colours and none will be amazed by the tale it has to tell.”
But finding cinemas prepared to screen the film has been a mountain to climb, according to Mr Thomas
“It’s been a huge problem just getting the film shown,” Mr Thomas said, “This is because it’s such a controversial topic and provokes such strong reactions. At one point we thought we’d never find anywhere to put it on.”
In the end, the 80-minute documentary received its world premiere earlier this year in Berlin’s historic Babylon Cinema, in front of a sell-out audience of 500 people.
Now Mr Thomas says cinemas across Britain are planning to screen the film and there will be a showing at The Palace in Broadstairs this month.
He said: “It’s great to see our local cinema in Broadstairs showing the film. But it’s only one of a growing number of independent venues across the country now taking it up. The film has an important story to tell — and I think a lot of people want to hear it.”
He added: “We want feedback. Go and see the film and please tell us what you think. We’re working on a follow-up film now and we’re really looking for input.”
Oh Jeremy Corbyn — The Big Lie” is on Friday 31 March, 7pm, at the Palace Cinema, Broadstairs. Tickets: £5 (cash on door only – no bookings).
To see a trailer of the film, go to https://youtu.be/9TACIA7oSIk