Our next film, on Tuesday 12 December at 19:45, is Truman, a bittersweet tale of two men and a dog. Tomás flies from Canada to Madrid to visit his old friend Julián. It emerges that Julián has a terminal diagnosis and is refusing further treatment. The two men set about settling Julián’s affairs. Among the outstanding issues is the future of [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 5 December at 19:45, is Embrace of the Serpent, a stirring tale of adventure and cultural clash, set in the Amazon rain-forest. Shot almost entirely in sumptuous black and white, it tells of the relationship between a shaman, destined to be the last of his tribe, and two different white explorers over a 40 year period. [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 14 November, is The Innocents, directed by Anne Fontaine. A French Red Cross doctor (Lou de Laage), working with concentration camp survivors in Poland, comes across a convent where several nuns are pregnant, having been raped by their Soviet liberators. A moving story of the brutality of war and the strength of human endurance. There will [cont'd.]
Our next film, on Tuesday 7 November at 7.45pm, is Behemoth. This is a visually stunning documentary about the human and environmental cost of China’s massive industrialisation in recent years. It takes you to a mine, a steel works, a hospital and a “ghost city” that has never been occupied. A few snippets from Dante’s Inferno serve as commentary.
Our next film, on Tuesday 24 October at 19:45, is a special event. The Phantom of the Opera will be accompanied by live music from the group Minima, who last year gave us their version of Hitchcock’s The Lodger. The Phantom of the Opera has been made and remade several times in film history. This is the 1925 silent version with Lon Chaney in the [cont'd.]