Films Programme

We now have details of the films that make up the rest of  our 2018-19 season.  The information about the shows from February onwards is a bit brief at the moment – it will be extended soon.

The next show is a Buffs’ Night on 14 December.  We look forward to greeting lots of you and don’t forget that wine and nibbles are served from 7 o’clock onwards.  You might be amused to learn that the last Buffs’ Night hosted a record-breaking audience and the wine nearly ran out.

Friday 14 December LEAN ON PETE (cert 15) 2 hours 1 min. Charley, a teenager living with his single father, finds work as a stablehand, caring for an ageing racehorse named Pete. When he learns that Pete is bound for slaughter the two embark on a journey to another state in search of a place to call home. A performance of remarkable depth, candour and vulnerability by a rising star Charlie Plummer lies at the heart of this moving film, which shows the flipside of the American dream.

Saturday 5 January THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (cert 12) 2 hours 14 mins. London,1946. Juliet, a free-spirited writer, receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started in Nazi-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued and, looking for material for a new book, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Juliet is immediately enthralled by the charm of the place and its residents. But she learns of the disturbing realities of life under Nazi occupation and the islanders’ courage and resourcefulness in the face of these hardships, coming to appreciate that there is much more t these people that eccentric charm.

Friday 18 January GOD’S OWN COUNTRY (cert 15) 1 hour 44 mins. Johnny works long hours on his family’s remote sheep farm in the north of England. He numbs the frustration of his lonely existence with binge drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian worker arrives to help with lambing, Johnny begins to experience emotions that are new to him. As an intense relationship develops between the two men, Johnny must confront his whole lifestyle, including his attitude to his family and the farm.

Saturday 2 February I GOT LIFE (cert 15) 1 hour 29 mins.  A divorced woman hits menopause, quits her job and feel everything is going downhill. But then she meets an old love from her past. Is this a new beginning?

Friday 15 February TRUMAN (cert 15) 1 hour 48 mins.  Julian receives an unexpected visit from his friend Tomas. The two men, accompanied by Julian’s dog, Truman, share emotional and surprising moments prompted by Julian’s complicated situation.

Saturday 2 March THE CHILDREN ACT (cert 12A) 1 hour 45 mins.  A high court judge must decide whether to force a teenage boy, against his religious beliefs and his parents’ wishes, to have a blood transfusion that will save his life.

Friday 15 March COLD WAR (cert 15) 1 hour 28.  A passionate love story set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. An impossible love story in impossible times.

Saturday 6 April THE LITTLE STRANGER (cert 12A) 1 hour 51 mins.  In 1948, when a country doctor is called to the crumbling manor where his mother once worked as housemaid, he finds that the inhabitants are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life.

Friday 19 April LEAVE NO TRACE (cert PG) 1 hour 49 mins.  A father and his teenager daughter live off-grid for years in the vast forests of Oregon, until a small mistake derails their idyllic life forever.

Saturday 4 May SWIMMING WITH MEN (cert 12A) 1 hour 36 mins.  A man suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life when he joins an all-male amateur synchronised swimming team.

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