2018 - 2019 Programme and Ratings  
Select appropriate month from menu for trailers of upcoming films!
 
Each week, members are offered the opportunity to comment anonymously on the film screened and rate it as either excellent, good, average, poor or dreadful. These ratings are converted into an overall average score for the film, and all comments are displayed the following week in the foyer.
     
  September 2018   Rating
         
 6th        THE LODGER (UK 1927) dir: Alfred Hitchcock 
*** SILENT MOVIE WITH ORGAN ACCOMPANIMENT ***
A serial killer is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man is looking for a room to rent.
 
 
NB: This film is not included in membership *** Entry £5 ***  
             
13th    

THEIR FINEST (UK 2016) dir: Lone Scherfig

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. 

   
 
             
20th     THE SALESMAN (Iran 2017) dir: Asghar Farhadi 
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator.
   
 
             
27th     THE DIVINE ORDER (Switzerland 2017) dir: Petra Volpe    

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.

 
                 
  October 2018          
 4th  
 
 

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (USA 2017) dir: L Guadagnino 
In northern Italy 1983, 17 year-old Elio meets Oliver, his father's  assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

 
 
11th      

LAND OF MINE (Denmark 2015) dir: Martin Zandvliet 
In post-WW2 Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight. 

 
 
18th       MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (France 2016) dir: Claude Barras
(animation)  preceded by AGM
After losing his mother, a young boy is sent to a foster home where he begins to learn the meaning of trust and true love. 
   
             
25th     THREE BILLBOARDS (USA 2017) dir: Martin McDonagh
   
A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. 
             
   November 2018    
 1st        THE ORNITHOLOGIST (Portugal 2016) dir: Pedro Rodrigues  
A solitary ornithologist is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. He is rescued by two Chinese pilgrims, but then plunges into an eerie forest.
   
 8th         

THE SQUARE (Sweden 2017) dir: Ruben Ostland

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. 

   
15th        NEWSFRONT (Australia 1978) dir: Phillip Noyce
OUR VINTAGE PRESENTATION
In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public. 
   
22nd        

IN BETWEEN (Palestine 2017) dir: Maysaloun Hamoud

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. 

   
29th       One or two titles from FOKUS programme
   
             
   December    
 6th       THE FLORIDA PROJECT (USA 2017) dir: Sean Baker
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates  while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World. 
   
13th        A MAN CALLED OVE (Sweden 2015) dir: Hannes Holm
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated, retired widow develops a surprising friendship with his boisterous new neighbours. 
   
             
   January    
 3rd       THE DEATH OF STALIN (UK 2017) dir: Armando Ianucci
Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the
chaos of the regime after his death.
   
10th       One or two titles from FOKUS programme    
17th        CERTAIN WOMEN (USA 2016) dir: Kelly Reichert
The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail. 
   
24th        One or two titles from FOKUS programme    
31st        THE MESSENGER (USA 2015) dir: Su Rynard    
 *** CHARITY SCREENING IN AID OF LOCAL RSPB  ***
A visually stunning journey into the beauty and importance of the imperilled songbird. Winner of international film festival awards.
NB: This film is not included in membership *** Entry £5 *** 
             
  February     
 7th        THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Finland 2017) Dir: Aki Kaurismäki
(Toivon tuolla puolen)
A poker-playing restaurateur and former travelling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. 
   
14th        TIMES AND WINDS (Turkey 2011) dir: Reha Erdem
A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature.
   
21st        LOVELESS (Russia 2016) dir: Andrey Zuyagintsev
A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. 
   
28th        YOUR NAME (Japan 2016) dir: Makoto Shinkai
(animation)
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? 
   
             
  March     
 7th       THE CROW’S EGG (India 2015) dir: M. Manikandam
Two kids are growing up in an Indian slum and making their living stealing coal from the railway yard. Will they succeed in their attempts to raise money for a slice of pizza?
   
             
       
That's all folks!
   







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