March 2018 to August 2018 Programme

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Friday 9th March, The Lunchbox (S) - Comedy

India 2013 - Director: Ritesh Batra 

When Ila tries to rekindle her husband’s interest in her by preparing a special lunchbox for him, a mistaken delivery begins an unlikely friendship with another man! This, the director's first feature film, is a charmingly comic portrayal of home and office life in Mumbai, with a poignant love story.  BAFTA nominated.  Running time 105 mins. Hindi with English subtitles.  Plus short film.

Note:  This film was screened by the society in 2014.  It is excellent but we do apologise for this oversight.  By the time this was realised it was too late to find a replacement.

 

Saturday 24th March, The Eagle Huntress (S)  - Documentary
This film will follow the AGM which starts at 7.15pm. Film 8pm.

UK, USA, Mongolia 2016 - Director: Otto Bell  

This spellbinding documentary follows a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family.  Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, the film features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary.    BAFTA award for best documentary.  Running time 87 mins. Kazakh with English subtitles. 

Note: All members are welcome to the AGM.  Members and guests need to book for the film in the normal way.

 

The Lodger 1927 poster
 Friday 6th April, The Lodger with live musical accompaniment
UK 1926 - Director: Alfred Hitchcock with music by Marisa and Daniel Cornford

An Alfred Hitchcock silent film with live musical accompaniment provided by an original musical score written by Marisa Cornford (piano) and performed with Daniel Cornford (Viola). The film features the hunt for a serial killer and is based loosely on the story of Jack the Ripper.  Running time 95 mins. Plus introductory talk by Marisa and Daniel Cornford.   
 

Saturday 21st April, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Drama

USA 2017 - Director: Martin McDonagh

Frustrated by the lack of progress in tracking down her daughter’s murderer, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) makes her feelings shockingly public. From the resultant clash between her and the sheriff (Woody Harrelson), repercussions escalate, revealing the complexities of small-town life. Violent, moving, and darkly comic, this is quite a wild ride!   Huge critical acclaim and great Oscar expectations.  Running time 115 mins.

 

Friday 4th May, The Age of Shadows (S) - Thriller

South Korea 2016 - Director:  Jee-woon Kim 

Set in late 1920s Japanese occupied Korea, this dramatic thriller follows the activities of resistance fighters bringing explosives from Shanghai and the Japanese agents trying to stop them.  A talented, Korean born, Japanese police officer, himself previously in the independence movement, faces a dilemma - official duty and supporting independence.  Rare 100% critical acclaim on rotten tomatoes.  Running time  140 mins.   Korean, Japanese, Mandarin with English subtitles.

 

Saturday 19th May, Sully - Biography

USA  2016 – Director: Clint Eastwood

On January 15th 2009, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) ditched his US airways jet in New York's icy Hudson River after striking a flock of geese causing both engines to fail.  Miraculously, all 155 passengers and crew survived the ordeal.  Sully became a national hero. However an investigation is launched that threatens to destroy his reputation and career.   Running time 96 mins. Plus short film.

 

Friday 1st June, Graduation (S) - Drama

Romania  2016 – Director: Cristian Mungiu  

A Romanian doctor’s daughter is poised to receive a scholarship to a prestigious British university. On the eve of a crucial set of exams, she is mugged, and risks not achieving the required grades. Her father, who knows all the tricks, then decides to take matters into his own hands.  An intricate deeply intelligent film winning multiple awards.  Running time 128 mins. Romanian with English subtitles.

 

Saturday 16th June, Mudbound - Drama

USA 2017 - Director: Dee Rees

This acclaimed film stunned audiences at the Sundance festival. Set in the 1940s Mississippi delta, it tackles the nation’s big issues of race, class and gender. The film tells the story of two families: the white McAllans, who own the land, and a black family, the Jacksons, who are sharecroppers, giving up a part of each year’s harvest for rent.  A cert for the award season!  Running time 134 mins.

 

Friday 6th July, Frantz (S) - Drama
 
France, Germany, 2016 - Director:  François Ozon  

In 1919 a young Frenchman visits the grave of a German soldier killed in the Great War and pays his respects to the bereaved parents.  He also meets the dead man’s fiancé.  As the motives for his visit become apparent, understanding and sympathies develop. A visually beautiful film with moving performances.    Running time  113 mins. French, German with English subtitles.

 

 

Saturday 21st July, The Queen of Katwe - Biography

USA 2016 – Director: Mira Nair

Based on the true story of a Ugandan girl, Phiona, living in the slums of Katwe. Her world changes when one day she meets a missionary who teaches children how to play chess.  She becomes a top player, giving her a chance to escape from a life of poverty.  A uplifting film with outstanding performances.  Running time 124 mins.

 

Friday 3rd August, Get Out - Thriller
USA 2017 - Director: Jordan Peele  

Chris, a young African American, goes to his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods. As the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.  A psychological thriller that delves into satirical territory.  Nominated for 2018 Golden Globe Awards.  Running time 104 mins. Plus short film.

 

 

Saturday 18th August, Gifted - Drama

USA 2017 - Director:  Marc Webb  

Frank (single) is raising his niece, Mary (7), following the death of his sister.  He wants her to have a normal childhood and sends her to the local school, declining offers of special treatment to develop her unusual mathematical abilities.  Conflict with Mary’s grandmother ensues and she claims legal custody. A feel-good, family-friendly drama.  A feel-good, family friendly drama.   Running time:  101mins.  Plus short film.