Programme - 2019/2020 Film Season

Titles booked for the 2019-2020 Film Season are shown below. Please note that the programme may be subject to alteration.

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Programme - 2019/2020 Season
Date Title Description
Mon 16 Sept
Tues 17 Sept
Green Book Oscar winner, Best Picture: a true story from 1962. Tony, a working-class New Yorker, becomes chauffeur to Dr Don Shirley, a world-class black pianist. The mismatched pair bond in the course of a two-month tour of concert venues in the Deep South.
Dir: Peter Farrelly/2018/USA/Cert 12A 130min
Mon 30 Sept
Tues 1 Oct
C’est la Vie! From the team who gave us Untouchable comes this deliciously deadpan comedy. As disaster follows disaster, a luxury wedding at a palace threatens to erupt into nightmare for its cantankerous planner.
Subtitles Dirs: O.Nakache,E.Toledano /2017/Fr/Cert 15 117min
Mon 7 Oct
Tues 8 Oct
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society After World War 2 a free-spirited writer forms an unexpected bond with a group of eccentric Guernsey residents when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the island’s occupation.
Dir: Mike Newell /2018/UK/Cert 12A 124min
Mon 21 Oct
Tues 22 Oct
Il Postino An old favourite from Italy. A shy postman doesn't stand a chance with the island's most beautiful woman until a poet gives him the courage to follow his dreams...and the words to win her heart.
Subtitles Dir: Michael Radford /1994/Italy/Cert U 108min
Mon 4 Nov
Tues 5 Nov
The Wife Glenn Close gives a terrific performance as a wife who’s spent years playing second fiddle to her Nobel prizewinning author husband (Jonathan Pryce) although she’s been instrumental in his success.
Dir: Bjorn Runge /2017/UK,Sweden/Cert 15 100min
Mon 18 Nov
Tues 19 Nov
Woman at War Halla’s quiet routine hides her secret double life as an environmental activist, the Mountain Woman. When her application to adopt a child is successful, she plans one final attack. Funny, moving, and utterly unique.
Subtitles Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson /2018/Iceland/Cert 12A 101min
Mon 2 Dec
Tues 3 Dec
Shoplifters Another gem from Kore-eda: a compassionate portrait of a ragtag Japanese family who rely on petty crime to make ends meet. Even so, when they find a little girl in the freezing cold they agree to take her in.
Subtitles Dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda /2018/Japan/Cert 15 120min
Mon 16 Dec
Wild Rose This film will be preceded by a short AGM and seasonal mulled wine with mince pies.
Jessie Buckley delivers a star-making performance as a rebellious country singer who dreams of escaping Glasgow for Nashville. Fresh out of prison, she juggles her menial job, two children and resolute mother as she pursues her ambition.
Dir: Tom Harper /2018/UK/Cert 15 100min
Mon 13 Jan
Tues 14 Jan
The Children Act Emma Thomson excels as a High Court judge who, even as her marriage founders, has a life-changing decision to make at work: Should she force a teenage boy to have the blood transfusion that will save his life?
Dir: Richard Eyre /2017/UK/Cert 12A 105min
Mon 27 Jan
Tues 28 Jan
Rams A touching tragicomedy. When ovine disease strikes their remote valley two brothers, at loggerheads for 40 years, are forced to come together to save their unique breed of sheep from extinction.
Subtitles Dir: Grimur Hakonarson /2015/Iceland/Cert 15 93min
Mon 10 Feb
Tues 11 Feb
The Breadwinner A vibrant animated tour-de-force. In Taliban-ruled Afghanistan a young girl disguises herself as a boy so that she can venture outside her home to support her family and seek her imprisoned father.
Dir: Nora Twomey /2017/Ireland/Cert 12A 93min
Mon 24 Feb
Tues 25 Feb
In the Fade A gripping, edge-of-the-seat contemporary thriller which explores the lengths that a woman seeking retribution will go to after her husband and son are killed in a brutal terrorist attack.
Subtitles Dir: Fatih Akin /2017/Germany/Cert 18 106min
Mon 9 Mar
Tues 10 Mar
The Old Man & The Gun Robert Redford’s swansong: a beautifully understated crime comedy based on fact. Forrest Tucker, 70 and on the run from San Quentin, undertakes a string of bank robberies that confound authorities and enchant the public.
Dir: David Lowery /2018/USA/Cert 12A 93min
Mon 23 Mar
Tues 24 Mar
5 Broken Cameras A powerful and moving documentary compiled from a Palestinian farmer's video chronicle of his community’s non-violent resistance over six years to the erection of a wall through their land.
Subtitles Dirs: G.Davidi,E.Burnat /2011/Is,Pal/Cert 15 94min
Mon 6 Apr
Tues 7 Apr
The Little Stranger An atmospheric mystery drama set in 1948. A country doctor is called to treat a patient at a crumbling estate whose inhabitants are haunted by a dying way of life – and perhaps something more ominous.
Dir: Lenny Abrahamson /2018/UK/Cert 12A 111min
Mon 20 Apr
Tues 21 Apr
Back to Burgundy Three siblings reunite to save the vineyard they’ve inherited. Over four seasons and two harvests they rediscover their trust in each other, maturing and blossoming along with their wine.
Subtitles Dir: Cedric Klapisch /2017/France/Cert 15 113min
Mon 27 Apr
Tues 28 Apr
All is True Shakespeare (Branagh) returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his son Hamnet, he struggles to mend broken relationships with his wife (Judi Dench) and daughters.
Dir: Kenneth Branagh /2018/UK/Cert 12A 101min
Fri 1 May
Supper Evening Put this date in your diaries!
Our Supper Evening film choice will be announced at the AGM on Mon 16 December 2019.
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.

Previous years'programmes can be found on the previous years' programme page

Although we hand out to members and guests on the evening a short critique of the films we screen, we are often asked for more details about the films we show. Useful sources of further information on the films in this years' programme may be found on the Links page