Poland 2019 | 114 mins | Cert: 15 | Director: Agnieszska Holland
Starring James Norton, Vanessa Kirby and Peter Sarsgaard, ‘Mr Jones’ chronicles a journalist’s journey as he travels deep into the Soviet Union in the 1930s to uncover an international conspiracy. Based on real-life events.
Gareth Jones’ great great niece and nephews (Eleanor Colley, Gareth Colley and Trystan Colley) all live in Jersey and are pleased to work together with Jersey Arts Centre to screen the film in support of Ukraine, saying:
“Our great great uncle Gareth Jones, was a remarkable man. Having grown up listening to our grandmother’s stories about him around the dinner table, it was surreal to witness his life being portrayed in “Mr. Jones”.
Through Gareth’s exposure of the Holodomor (a famine orchestrated by Stalin where between 4 – 6 million Ukrainians were starved to death), the relevance of what Gareth uncovered against all the odds has never been more apparent.
“Mr Jones” is incredibly important in not only raising awareness of the tragic events in Ukraine historically, but also enabling people to have a better understanding of why their incredibly brave population are fighting today to defend their freedom, sovereignty, national identity and ultimately their democracy.”
The film will be accompanied by some short introductory remarks from Gareth Jones’ family and Advocate Christopher Scholefield.
Mr Jones is being screened with the kind permission of Signature Entertainment in aid of the Bailiff’s Ukraine Appeal.
Before visiting Jersey Arts Centre, please read our COVID-19 guidelines here.