Programme - 2014/2015 Film Season

Programme - 2014/2015 Season
Date Title Description
Mon 15 Sept
Tues 16 Sept
Blue Jasmine In Woody Allen’s drama-laced-with-humour, Cate Blanchett excels as a New York socialite who, losing her wealth and almost her mind when her husband is revealed as a swindler, has to move in with her hard-up sister. Dir: Woody Allen /2013/US/Cert 12A - 98min
Mon 29 Sept
Tues 30 Sept
Wadjda Wadjda, a sarcastic, funny and streetwise10-year-old determined to fight for her dreams, challenges deep-rooted Saudi traditions in a quest to buy a bicycle. The first film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first by a female Saudi filmmaker. Subtitles. Dir: Haifaa Al-Mansour /2013/Germ/Saudi A./Cert PG - 98min
Mon 6 Oct
Tues 7 Oct
Barbara In 1980s East Germany a Berlin doctor is banished to a country medical clinic for applying for an exit visa. In her new environment her perspective changes, and eventually she finds herself facing a painful moral dilemma. Subtitles. Dir: Christian Petzold /2012/Germany/Cert 12A - 105min
Mon 20 Oct
Tues 21 Oct
A Hijacking A Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates. When the head of the shipping company takes over negotiations a psychological drama unfolds and the crew become pawns in a cynical game of life-or-death. Subtitles. Dir: Tobias Lindholm/2013/Denmark/Cert 15 - 103min
Mon 3 Nov
Tues 4 Nov
Philomena Judi Dench and Steve Coogan play unlikely friends in the moving, funny and at times shocking true story of a woman's search for the son who, when only a toddler, was taken from her by nuns for adoption in America. Dir: Stephen Frears /2013/UK/US/Fr/Cert 12A - 98min
Mon 17 Nov
Tues 18 Nov
Populaire A delightful romantic comedy, set in 1958, in which our plucky heroine flees her life of drudgery in the village shop for the ruthless, no-holds-barred world of competitive speed typing. Subtitles. Dir: Regis Roinsard /2013/France/Cert 12A - 111min
Mon 1 Dec
Tues 2 Dec
No 1988. Chile’s dictator Pinochet calls for a referendum to decide his permanence in power. With limited resources and under constant surveillance a young advertising executive and his team mobilize the ‘No’ vote. Subtitles. Dir: Pablo Larrain /2013/Chile/Fr/US/Cert 15 - 118min
Mon 15 Dec
Quartet A high-drama comedy about temperamental divas and old grudges, passion and pride, romance and Rigoletto, starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins as four retired opera singers. Dir: Dustin Hoffman/2012/UK/Cert 12A - 98min. This film will be preceded by a short AGM and seasonal mulled wine with mince pies.
Mon 5 Jan
Tues 6 Jan
Cinema Paradiso A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies and formed a deep friendship with the projectionist at his village's theatre. A celebration of youth, friendship and the everlasting magic of the movies.Subtitles. Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore/1988/Italy/Fr/Cert PG - 124min
Mon 19 Jan
Tues 20 Jan
Incendies Canadian twins travel to Lebanon to find a father and brother they’ve never known. They trace the twists and turns of their late mother’s mysterious past, deeply rooted in the country’s tumultuous history.Subtitles. Dir: Denis Villeneuve /2011/Canada/Fr/Cert 15 - 131min
Mon 2 Feb
Tues 3 Feb
Tracks The incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 1700 miles of stunning Australian outback with only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company. Dir: John Curran /2014/Australia/ Cert 12A - 113min
Mon 16 Feb
Tues 17 Feb
Rush Set in the glamorous golden age of Formula 1, the exhilarating story, on and off the track, of the rivalry between playboy James Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent Niki Lauda. Dir: Ron Howard /2013/UK/Germ/US/Cert 15 - 122min
Mon 2 Mar
Tues 3 Mar
The Great Beauty Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. A dazzling, dizzying and entrancing cinematic tour-de-force, at once 'a sumptuous love-letter' to Roman decadence and a biting satire on Berlusconi’s Italy. Subtitles. Dir: Paolo Sorrentino /2013/Italy/Fr/Cert 15- 141min
Mon 16 Mar
Tues 17 Mar
Charade Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in their only film together, a sparkling thriller with overtones of screwball romantic comedy – or is it the other way round?. Nothing is certain in Charade until the final scene.Dir: Stanley Donen /1963/US/Cert PG - 113min
Mon 30 Mar
Tues 31 Mar
Locke A man's life unravelling in a tension-fuelled race against time. He has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career, but one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line. Dir: Steven Knight /2014/UK/Cert 15 - 85min
Mon 20 Apr
Tues 21 Apr
I Wish A modern fairy tale about two young boys trying to reunite their divided family, from one of Japan’s finest living directors, known for his ability to depict children and family with honesty and insight. Subtitles. Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda/2011/Japan/ Cert PG - 128min
Fri 1 May
Supper Evening Put this date in your diaries!
Our Supper Evening film choice will be announced at the AGM on Mon 15th December 2014.
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.