Programme (click on the image to be taken to a short YouTube trailer)
Winter Warmers (shown on Saturday afternoons) starting at 3pm (doors open 2.30pm). Film society members £2, non-members £5.
There is an interval halfway through the film for tea and cake. A donation is appreciated to cover costs.
Me and Orson Welles - Richard Linklater
Cast: Zac Efron, Christian McKay, Claire Danes
Run time: 1hr 90min Cert: 12A
High-school student Richard dreams of a life on the stage. On a trip to Manhattan he manages to inveigle his way into the cast of Orson Welles' production. The impressionable kid gets swept up into an exciting new world as he learns from his brilliant, mercurial mentor. Richard attempts to win the affections of Sonja Jones, an ambitious assistant at the theatre. Richard also befriends fellow actors Joseph Cotten and Norman Lloyd leading to a wager over who will be the first to seduce the unattainable Sonja. What Richard doesn't expect is that he will have to compete not with them, but with Welles himself.
December 11th (Note date)
Searching for Sugarman - Malik Bendjelloul
Cast: Rodriguez, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore
Run time: 1hr 26min Cert: 12A
In this Oscar winning documentary two fans set out to discover what happened to the musician Rodriguez, who disappeared from the limelight in the 1970s. They find far more in their quest than they could have hoped for.
Saturday December 14th: I'm alright Jack
Saturday January 11th: The Remains of the day
Silver Linings Playbook - David O Russell
Run time: 2hrs 2min Cert: 15
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
After a stint in a mental institution, Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents. Things get more challenging when he meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. An unexpected bond forms between them and silver linings appear in both of their lives.
Saturday February 8th: Les Miserables
Intouchables - Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Cast: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Run time: 1hr 45min (subtitled) Cert: 15
An irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility, Intouchables has broken box office records in its native France and across Europe. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street smart ex-con caretaker, the film depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humour between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common.
Saturday 8th March: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
No - Pablo Larrain
Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco
Run time: 1hr 95min (subtitled) Cert: 18
In Chile the dictator General Pinochet has bowed to international pressure and called a referendum on his presidency. With prosperity on the rise, most people expect him to win - including Lucho Guzman, the head of a successful advertising agency, and one of Pinochet's advisers. But then a coalition of opposition parties approach Rene Saavedra, Guzman's top advertising executive, to ask him to mastermind a 'No' campaign which triggers a serious debate about how much to remember, and how much to forgive. A simple, direct, heartfelt and involving film.
Saturday 10th April: Tea with Mussolini
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Tell No One - Guillaume Canet
Run time: 1hr 53min (subtitled) Cert: 15
In this gripping thriller Cluzet plays a haunted widower, taunted by emails from beyond the grave that suggest that his wife, murdered eight years before, may in fact be alive. Adapted from Harlan Coben's bestseller, this classy psychological suspense thriller cranks up the tension with episodes of energetic action, including a terrific back-street chase ... on foot! Kristin Scott Thomas offers edgy emotional support but it's Cluzet's own despair, hope and confusion that holds the attention, even as the increasingly twisted plot ties itself up in one too many neat knots.
Black Book - Paul Verhoeven
Cast: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman
Run time: 2hr 15min (subtitled) Cert: 12
In the final stages of the second world war, a young Jewish woman joins the resistance in the Netherlands after seeing her family murdered by the Nazis. The war and immediate postwar moods are nicely evoked and some moral issues raised. But the picture is essentially a thriller with plenty of suspense and we're kept guessing until the very end as to the identity of the traitor.
Scandal - Michael Caton Jones
Cast: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Ian McKellen
Run time: 1hr 55min Cert: 12
Highly acclaimed when released in 1989, Scandal also caused controversy due to its scenes of sexuality. Dr Stephen Ward transforms flighty young girls Keeler and Rice Davies into glamorous sophisticates, introducing them to his friends in the Conservative Party. But when Keeler begins an affair with Cabinet Minister John Profumo and Soviet naval officer Eugene Ivanov the scandal explodes into an outrageous trial that destroys lives and changes the face of government. John Hurt gives one of the best performances of his career in this tragic story of misplaced ambition.
Shadow Dancer - James Marsh
Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Brid Brennan, Clive Owen,
Run time: 1hr 40min Cert: 15
Single mother Collette McVeigh is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and hardliner IRA brothers. When she is arrested for her part in an aborted IRA bomb plot in London, an MI5 officer offers her a choice: lose everything and go to prison for 25 years or return to Belfast to spy on her own family. With her son's life in her hands, Collette chooses to return home, but when her brothers' secret operation is ambushed, suspicions of an informant are raised and Collette finds both herself and her family in danger
Secrets in their Eyes - Juan Jose Campanella
Cast: Soledad Villamil, Ricardo Darin
Run time: 2hr 9min (subtitled) Cert: 18
Esposito spent his working life as a criminal court employee. Recently retired, he decides to write a novel based on an unsolved crime from the 70s which has obsessed him. As a result this cold case is brought back to boiling point. Placed in the ugly, paranoid arena of the junta the film shows how a world where people were afraid to ask about those who had ‘disappeared’ created rich opportunities for all criminals.