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Rotary premieres murder mystery

Image Caption: Detective Hercule Poirot, as played by Kenneth Branagh. Image: Contributed.

Geoff Helisma

Yamba Rotary is screening the latest adaption of Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel, Murder on the Orient Express, at the Yamba Cinema on Wednesday November 8 – the day before its official national release.

Money raised at the event will be used to support Rotary International’s End Polio campaign.

According to the website: “Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979”, polio is endemic in only three countries – Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan.

“Until poliovirus transmission is interrupted in these countries, all countries remain at risk of importation of polio, especially vulnerable countries with weak public health and immunization services and travel or trade links to endemic countries,” the website states.

Meanwhile, the Kevin Branagh directed movie features an ensemble cast, with Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr and Johnny Depp making appearances.

The film follows “a lavish train ride through Europe [that] quickly unfolds into the thrilling mystery of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect.

“One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.”

The film screens at 6pm, cheese and bikkies will be served prior. Tickets, which are being booked by seat number, can be purchased at the cinema; phone 6646 3430.