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20th September  2014

Doors open
7:15pm - Film starts 8pm

SAVING GRACE  (2000)

Certificate 12
Comedy

Starring: Actors: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tchéky Karyo, Jamie Foreman

A sweet, and sincere comedy, Grace (Brenda Blethyn of Secrets and Lies and Little Voice) has just discovered that her recently deceased husband has left her with an enormous debt when her gardener Matthew (Craig Ferguson, The Big Tease) asks her to help him tend to his small, personal-use marijuana crop. Grace soon realises that they can turn her greenhouse into a hydroponics laboratory and turn out a profitable crop--if only they can keep the local constables at bay and then find a dealer to sell the stuff. Saving Grace has well-developed characters, intelligent dialogue, a charming and capable cast and clean, clear direction.


 18th October 2014

Doors open 7:15pm - Film starts 8pm

UNTOUCHABLE
(2011)

Certificate 15 (French)
Drama

This is a charming, uplifting French drama – an irreverent, humorous take on disability, closely drawn from real-life. Driss (Omar Sy), a Senegalese man living in a Paris slum, applies for a job as caretaker to a wealthy quadriplegic, but all he wants is to get his paper stamped so he can get benefits. Despite his lack of qualifications, he lands the job because of his attitude: Philippe (François Cluzet) wants a caretaker who will look at him without pity. As Driss reluctantly learns to move, feed, and clean Philippe, the two men discover a blunt but vital humour that not only bridges the cultural and class divide between them, but gives Philippe a renewed joy in life. It's easy to see what made Untouchable such a massive success in France; the movie has the sweet sincerity and uplifting conclusion that make for a classic feel-good experience.

 
 
15th November 2014

Doors open 7:15pm - Film starts 8pm

 
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014)

Certificate 12
Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel is a British-German comedy-drama film written and directed by Wes Anderson and recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting. An all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Owen Wilson. Very enjoyable.

 

 24th January 2015

Doors open 7:15pm - Film starts 8pm

 
WALK THE LINE (2005)

Certificate 12
Drama

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick,
Charting the life stories of both legendary musician Johnny Cash and singer June Carter, Walk The Line has proven to be among the most popular music biopics of all time. The film’s main focus is on Cash himself, from his childhood, early successes, eventual troubles through to the legendary concert of Folsom Prison. His journey also takes in drug problems, the tragedy that haunted him and bumpy relationships with the women in his life. Throughout, of course, there’s Cash’s enviable body of musical work, which not only helps provide markers for his story, but makes for an excellent soundtrack to the movie as a whole.

 
 
21st February
2015

Doors open - 7:15pm - Film starts 8pm

MARIUS (2013)

Certificate 12a (French)
Drama 

Director: Daniel Auteuil; starring Daniel Auteuil, Raphael Personnaz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Victoire Belezy, Marie-Anne Chazel Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer. 
The follow on from The Well-Digger’s Daughter, actor-turned-director Daniel Auteuil continues his ongoing resurrection of Marcel Pagnol’s classic oeuvre in the superbly performed and polished romantic drama, Marius. Part one of the great French playwright/filmmaker’s Marseilles Trilogy.

 
 
21st March 2015

Doors open 7:15pm - Film starts 8pm

WADJA (2012)

Certificate PG
Drama 

Starring: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd, Sultan Al Assaf
The first-ever feature shot entirely inside the Kingdom – and notably the first Saudi film made by a female director – A rebellious Saudi Arabian girl hatches a plan to get her hands on the bicycle she craves in this coming-of-age story from first time director Haifaa Al-Mansour. Living within a conservative suburb of Riyadh, fun-loving eleven-year-old Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) has her heart set on a green bicycle so that she can beat the boys in their neighbourhood races. But when her mother (Reem Abdullah) forbids it, anticipating a reaction from a society that disapproves of women riding bicycles, an enterprising Wadjda decides to raise the money herself by entering a local Qur'an-reading competition that offers a cash prize.It tells the story of a young girl who challenges deep-rooted Saudi traditions in a determined quest to buy a bicycle.  Film has been an unexpected hit.

 
 
18th April 2015

Doors open 7:15pm - Film starts 8pm
 
BOY (2010)

Certificate PG
Comedy

Starring: James Rolleston, Taika Waititi, Moerangi Tihore
Set on the east coast of New Zealand, Boy, an 11-year-old kid and devout Michael Jackson fan gets a chance to know his father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago. Describes as a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.


 
 
23rd May
2015
 
ANNUAL FILM SOCIETY PARTY NIGHT
 
FILM(S) YET TO BE DECIDED!