Programme - 2023/2024 Film Season

Titles booked for this season's Films are shown below. Please note that the programme may be subject to alteration.

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Programme 2023/2024 Season
Mon 18 Sep
Tue 19 Sep
Empire of Light Come early for a a welcoming glass of wine before our opening film!
A poignant love story set in and around an old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s. Starring Olivia Colman as the workaholic manager struggling with her mental health. The film explores the power of human connection to lift spirits in the darkest times.
Dir: Sam Mendes 2022/ UK/ Cert 15 115mins
Mon 2 Oct
Tue 3 Oct
Broker Two brokers sell orphaned infants to well-off couples, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption. After an infant’s mother returns to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own. Subtitles
Dir: Kore-eda Hirokazu 2022/ S. Korea/ Cert 12A 129mins
Mon 16 Oct
Tue 17 Oct
The Drover’s Wife In the Australian Outback of 1893, the terrain is tough, the people hard-nosed, and law is somewhat secondary. Molly Johnson, heavily pregnant, struggles to raise her children and run the family farm while her husband is away.
Dir: Leah Purcell 2021 / Australia/ Cert 15 109mis
Mon 30 Oct
Tue 31 Oct
Hit the Road Panahi’s debut film is the story of a family on a road trip through north-western Iran in a borrowed SUV. The family bonds as they keep the illness of their sick dog and their true destination a secret from their youngest son. Subtitles
Dir: Panah Panahi 2021/ Iran/ Cert 12A 93mins
Mon 13 Nov
Tue 14 Nov
Living Bill Nighy stars as a 1950’s lonely, humourless civil servant in London, who decides to take time off from his job as a bureaucratic cog, to experience a more fulfilling way of life, after a grim diagnosis
Dir: Oliver Hermanus 2022/ UK/ Cert 12A 102min
Mon 27 Nov
Tues 28 Nov
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom Our first ever showing of a film made in Bhutan! A young teacher travels to the most remote school on earth. Here he begins to find the importance of the nation’s philosophy of ‘gross national happiness’. Subtitles
Dir: Pawo Choyning Dorji 2022/ Bhutan/ Cert PG 109mins
Mon 11 Dec
A Bunch of Amateurs This film will be preceded by a short AGM and seasonal mulled wine with mince pies.
In Bradford, Britain’s oldest (and ageing) film-making club struggles to survive. With nothing left to lose, they decide to tackle one of Hollywood’s most famous musicals. A warm and funny documentary which highlights what keeps us running a Film Society
Dir: Kim Hopkins 2022/ UK/ Cert 12A 94mins
Mon 15 Jan
The Quiet Girl Note – one night showing only.
Set in 1981 rural Ireland, with mainly Gaelic dialogue, this film follows the story of a quiet, neglected nine year old girl, who is sent away from her dysfunctional parents to stay with distant relatives for the summer. Subtitles
Dir: Colm Bairéad 2022/ Ireland /Cert 12A 95mins
Tue 30 Jan
What’s Love Got to Do With It? Note – one night showing only.
A Rom-com that looks at how arranged marriages and modern dating habits fit in a multi-cultural Britain today. “While adhering to the classical template, this film emerges as delivering something delightful on both sides of the hyphen”
Dir: Shekhar Kapur 2023/UK/Cert 12A 109mins
Mon 12 Feb
Tue 13 Feb
Les Choristes A re-showing of one of our favourites. A new teacher at a school for disruptive boys, brings hope and inspiration in post-war France. Subtitles
Dir Christophe Barratier 2004/ France/ Cert 12A 97mins
Mon 26 Feb
Tue 27 Feb
First Cow A skilled cook has travelled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon. He only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a precarious business.
Dir: Kelly Reichardt 2019/ USA/ Cert 12A 122mins
Mon 11 Mar
Tues 12 Mar
Cairo Conspiracy The son of a fisherman is given the chance to study at a prestigious university in Cairo. Soon after his arrival, the institution’s Grand Imam dies, and he becomes a pawn in the conflict between Egypt's religious and political elites. Subtitles
Dir: Tarik Saleh 2022/ Egypt/ Cert 12A 126mins
Mon 25 Mar
Tue 26 Mar
Queen of Glory Ghanaian-American Sarah is all set to abandon her Ivy League doctoral program to follow her married lover across the country. When her mother dies suddenly, she bequeaths her daughter a Christian bookstore in the Bronx. Laughter and empathy as the heroine is reborn through her inheritance.
Dir: Nana Mensah 2020/ USA/ Cert 15 78mins
Mon 8 Apr
Tue 9 Apr
EO This drama follows a donkey who encounters good and bad people on his journeys. He experiences joy and pain, exploring a vision of modern Europe through his eyes. Subtitles
Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski 2022/ Poland/ Cert 15 88mins
Mon 22 Apr
Tue 23 Apr
Where the Crawdads Sing A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the Deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man with whom she was once involved. Adapted from the hugely successful novel.
Dir: Olivia Newman 2022/ USA/ Cert 15 125mins
Fri 26 Apr
Supper Evening - Bringing up Baby
This is extra to the main programme and admission is by supper ticket only (£10 per attendee). Tickets may only be purchased by Members for themselves and their Guests.
Harried paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) has to make a good impression on society matron Mrs. Random (May Robson), who is considering donating one million dollars to his museum. On the day before his wedding, Huxley meets Mrs. Random's high-spirited young niece, Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn), a madcap adventuress who immediately falls for the straitlaced scientist.
Dir: Howard Hawks 1938 104mins

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