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Wednesday 8th September 2021

The 2021-22 Season

We are planning to run a full and normal season for 2021-22 beginning on Wednesday 8th September. We do not know what conditions may apply at that date .. social distancing, face masks, etc, but at this stage we plan to return to normal. The eight films that were cancelled in 2020-21 will be shown during the upcoming season. Members who paid their annual subscription in 2020-21 will receive complimentary membership for the 2021-22 season.
The provisional dates for the upcoming season are : Sept 8th and 22nd, Oct 6th and 20th (Short Films), Nov 3rd and 17th, Dec 1st, Jan 5th and 19th, Feb 2nd and 16th, March 2nd and 16th (inc AGM).
Hope to see you on 8th Sept.

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Sometimes Always Never

Made in 2018. Director: Carl Hunter; UK; 91 minutes.
Bill Nighy stars in this witty and touching story of a Merseyside family living in the shadow of a sudden disappearance. Nighy plays Alan, a semi-retired tailor whose favourite son has vanished after a Scrabble disagreement. But Alan’s quest to track him down leads to some unexpected revelations in this heart-warming tale. (N.B. One showing only at 7.00pm followed by AGM and drinks in the Whitaker Room).

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Capernaum

Made in 2018. Director: Nadine Labaki; Lebanon; 120 mins; subtitles.
Zain is a 12 year old boy trying to survive on the streets of Beirut. This well-observed story follows his difficult, sometimes desperate, existence, and the different attitudes of the people that he meets. Some humour despite the turmoil. The young Syrian actor, himself a refugee, steals the show.

Wednesday 17th February 2021

Transit

Made in 2018. Director: Christian Petzold; Germany; 101 mins; subtitles.
In Marseilles a refugee tries desperately to escape the oncoming Nazi army in this mesmerising tale of stolen identity, love, paranoia and alienation. The story comes from a WW2 novel but the setting is present-day which only adds to the sense of dislocation in this unusual but gripping thriller.

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

The Farewell

Made in 2019. Director: Lulu Wang; US/China; 100 mins; subtitles.
Is it kinder to tell your much loved terminally ill grandmother that she has only months to live or try to protect her from the truth? East meets West in this delightful bitter-sweet family drama when traditional Chinese values are challenged by a younger generation raised in the US.

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Newton

Made in 2017. Director: Amit Masukar; India; 106 mins; subtitles.
Newton, a new government clerk, is sent to a remote area to conduct an election. Faced with opposition and difficulties from all sides he is determined to do his job whatever happens. This combines a serious look at Indian elections and bureaucracy, with a nice sense of humour.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Woman At War

Made in 2018. Director: Benedikt Erlingson; Iceland; 96 mins; subtitles.
Halla is a loner, a committed environmentalist who employs extreme methods. She is energetic, ruthless and passionate. Her side story is an ambition to adopt a young Ukrainian girl, a plan which almost (but not quite) threatens to derail her final and most ambitious act of sabotage. Truly inspirational!

Wednesday 9th December 2020

Parasite

Made in 2019. Director: Bong Joon Ho; Korea; 132 mins; subtitles.
A black comedy about a poor family who con their way into a rich family’s life and start living the life of Riley But things don’t last and prejudices and a long kept secret comes to the surface. A brilliantly crafted ground breaking award winning film.


Members can register to attend the 5:30 performance of ‘Parasite’ here
Members can register to attend the 8:00 performance of ‘Parasite’ here

Wednesday 25th November 2020

In Fabric

Made in 2018. Director: Peter Strickland; UK; 118 mins.
Everyone loves to find a killer outfit but that’s literally what happens in this darkly funny and surreal tale of a murderous red dress. With lots of references to 70s horror movies this chiller will leave you wondering when it’s safe to go back into the wardrobe…

Unfortunately, due to lockdown restrictions, this film has been cancelled.

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Sink Or Swim

Made in 2018. Director: Gilles Lellouche; France; 122 mins; subtitles.
Several 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool’s first synchronised swimming team – for men. Training with Delphine, former synchronised swimming star, will the tough challenge of competing in the World Championships allow them to find meaning in their lives?

Unfortunately, due to lockdown restrictions, this film has been cancelled.