Programme - 2011/2012 Film Season

Programme - 2011/2012 Season
Date Title Description
Mon 26 Sept
Tue 27 Sept
Another Year Mike Leigh’s award-winning comedy drama following four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with family and friends, starring Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville and Imelda Staunton.
Dir: Mike Leigh, 2010 /UK/Cert 12 - 129min
Mon 10 Oct
Tue 11 Oct
White Material Caught up in the middle of a civil war in Africa, a French coffee plantation owner fights to keep her business and family together. Isabelle Huppert gives a remarkable performance as Maria, in this tense and complex story of betrayal, survival and the brutal politics of war. Subtitles.
Dir:Claire Denis,2009/Fr/Cameroon/Cert 15 - 100min
Mon 24 Oct
Tue 25 Oct
127 Hours Danny Boyle’s dramatic account based on the true story of a young man trapped underground while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and who resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Dir: Danny Boyle, 2011/USA /UK/ Cert 15 - 94min
Mon 31 Oct
Tue 1 Nov
Made in Dagenham Underpaid and dissatisfied, Ford Dagenham ladies strike a blow for equal rights in 1968 and make history. Starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins and Andrea Riseborough.
Dir: Nigel Cole, 2011/UK/Cert 15 - 113min
Mon 7 Nov
Wed 9 Nov
Glorious 39 Intrigue, betrayal and conspiracy threaten a staunchly traditional family at the onset of WWII. Starring Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, David Tennant, Juno Temple and Christopher Lee.
Dir: Stephen Poliakoff, 2009/UK/Cert 12A - 129min
Mon 21 Nov
Wed 23 Nov
I’ve Loved You So Long Kristin Scott-Thomas stars as a woman struggling to adjust to life after 15 years in prison. Subtitles.
Dir:Philippe Claude; 2008/Fr/Ger/Cert 12A - 117min
Mon 5 Dec
Tue 6 Dec
The Ghost When a ghost-writer is hired to complete the memoirs of a former prime minister, he uncovers secrets that put his life in danger. Stars Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Williams.
Dir: Roman Polanski, 2010 Fr/Ger/UK/Cert 15 - 128min
Mon 12 Dec
The Illusionist (L’illusionniste) This film will be preceded by a short AGM and seasonal mulled wine with mince pies. This charming animation is adapted from Jacques Tati’s original screenplay by director Sylvain Chomet. When a French illusionist meets a young woman in Scotland, their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. Subtitles.
Dir: Sylvain Chomet, 2010/UK/Fr/Cert PG - 80mins
Mon 9 Jan
Tue 10 Jan
The King’s Speech Colin Firth delivers a brilliant performance in this compelling story of King George VI and his speech therapist. The film scooped a multitude of awards at the 2011 Oscars.
Dir:Tom Hooper, 2010/UK/Cert 12A - 118min
Mon 30 Jan
Tue 31 Jan
The Great White Silence One hundred years ago Captain Scott’s expedition began the final stage of their attempt to reach the South Pole. The fascinating film of that ill-fated quest, made by Scott’s companion Herbert Ponting in 1924, is now expertly restored by the BFI.
Dir: Herbert Ponting, 1924/UK/Cert U - 110min
Mon 13 Feb
Tue 14 Feb
Burn After Reading Complications arise with amusing consequences when two gym workers find a disk containing classified material and the CIA hot on their trail.
Dir: Ethan & Joel Coen, 2008/USA/UK/Fr/Cert 15 - 96min
Mon 27 Feb
Tue 28 Feb
In a Better World This film won Best Foreign Film award at the 2011 Oscars for its portrayal of an extraordinary friendship between two Danish families. Subtitles.
Dir: Susanne Bier, 2010/Den/Sweden/Cert 15 - 119min
Mon 5 Mar
Tue 6 Mar
Man on a Wire The documentary account of tightrope-walker Philippe Petit's daring but illegal walk between the New York twin towers in 1974.
Dir: James Marsh, 2008 UK/USA/Cert 12 - 94min
Mon 19 Mar
Tue 20 Mar
Departures An out of work cellist answers an advert for "Departures" thinking it's a travel agent, only to find himself working for a funeral director. Subtitles.
Dir: Yokiro Takita, 2009/Japan/Cert 12A - 130min
Mon 2 Apr
Tue 3 Apr
Of Gods and Men Under threat by terrorists, a group of Trappist monks in Algeria is forced to make a critical decision. Subtitles
Dir: Xavier Beauvois. 2011/Fr/Cert 15. - 122min
Mon 16 Apr
Wed 18 Apr
True Grit A young girl enlists the help of an ageing sheriff and a Texas ranger to track down her father’s murderer. The Coen brothers new version of the Western classic features award-winning performances from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld.
Dir: Ethan & Joel Coen, 2011/US/Cert 15 - 110min
27 April 2012
Supper Evening Friday Put this date in your diaries!
Our Supper Evening film choice will be announced at the AGM on Mon 12th December 2011.
This is extra to the main programme and admission is by supper ticket only. Tickets may only be purchased by Members for themselves and their Guests and will be available about six weeks before the event.