Films Programme

Saturday night films:   Doors open at 6.30 pm.  At 7.00 pm we share a meal (everyone brings a dish of food to share) and there is a bar providing wine and soft drinks.  We aim to start the film at 8.00 pm.  Those who want to see the film only without the meal should arrive by 7.45 pm.    Entrance fee is £5 for members and £6 for non-members.

Friday night films are selected from the very best of world cinema, often foreign language films which don’t always appear at the multiplexes.  There is no meal, just wine, soft drinks and snacks.  Doors open at 7.00 pm, film start at 7.30 pm.


Autumn and Winter Programme  2023/24


3rd February 2024           The Great Escaper (2023)      1 hr 36 mins       UK Drama    Cert 12A

Cast includes: Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson            Directed by Oliver Parker

This is the true story of octogenarian Bernie Jordan, who, in 2014, escaped from his care home to join fellow war veterans in Normandy.  A big hearted film featuring Glenda Jackson in her last ever fil role as Bernie’s wife, Irene.


16th February 2024           The Eight Mountains (2022)               2 hrs 27 mins      Italy Biographical Drama      Cert 12

Cast includes: Alessandro Borghi, Luca Marinelli                                        Directed by  Felix von Groningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch

Two year-old boys become friends when Pietro’s family spends the summer in the Italian Alpine valley where Bruno is being raised by his farmer uncle and aunt.  The film charts the course of their friendship over the next 20 or more years, as the innocence of youth gives way to the disappointments of adulthood and each has to struggle to find his own place in the world, but the mountains remain a place of refuge and healing.

In Italian with English subtitles.

2nd March 2024        Past Lives   (2023)                                     1hr 45 mins     USA Drama        Cert 12A

Cast includes:  Teo Yoo, John Magaro,                                            Directed by Celine Song

Nora and Hae Sung, who had been inseparable childhood friends in South Korea, re-unite in New York two decades later.  A touching  bittersweet and  very contemporary romance.

This film is partly in English, partly in Korean with English subtitles.


15th March 2024             Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (2019)          1hr 49 mins          Bhutan Drama    Cert PG

Cast includes:   Sherman Dorji, Ughen Norbu Lhenup

Ughen, a young teacher, plans to leave Bhutan to become a singer in Australia, but first he must complete his teaching service.  As reprimand for neglecting his duties, he is sent to the Himalayan village of Lunana to be the teacher at the most remote school in the world.

In Bhutan with English subtitles.


6th  April 2024        One Life (2023)                  1hr 50 mins         UK Biographical Drama         Cert PG

Cast includes: Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Jonathan Pryce Dano             Directed by James Hawes

The true story of Nicholas Winton, who, on a visit to Czechoslovakia in the 1930’s, formed a plan to rescue Jewish children before the onset of war in an operation that became known as the Kindertransport.


19th April 2024               Full Time (2021)                               1 hr 28 mins        France Drama           Cert 12

Cast includes:   Laure Calamy                                          Directed by Eric Gravel

Julie is a single mother struggling to cope with the pressure of raising two small children and holding down a demanding job – while looking for a better-paid one to get her out of debt.  Will a paralysing transport strike in Paris turn out to be the last straw  Laure Calamy projects great warmth as well as strength as a woman just keeping her head above water.

In French with English subtitles


4th  May 2024                    The Miracle Club (2023)                             1 hr 30 mins           UK Comedy Drama           Cert 12A

Cast Includes: Maggie Smith, Laura Linney,, Kathy Bates , Stephen Rea                  Directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan

Set in 1960’s  Ireland,  The Miracle Club features four women each hoping for a miracle as they set off on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.  A gentle film with a great cast and a good heart.