Our next film: Maudie

19 September 2018 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 25 September at 19:45, is Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke. It’s a biographical portrait of Maud Dowley (Hawkins), a painter of folk art in 1930s Nova Scotia, Canada. Maud is crippled by rheumatoid arthritis and treated as an idiot by the family with whom she lives. Then she finds herself a job as housekeeper [cont'd.]

Our next film: I Am Not A Witch

12 September 2018 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 18 September at 19:45, is I Am Not A Witch. Directed by Rungano Nyoni, this is an extraordinary drama about an eight-year-old girl in an African village who his accused of being a witch. Tried and found guilty, she is sent to live with other witches in the middle of the desert. A unique film with constantly [cont'd.]

Our opening film: Frantz

27 August 2018 John Morrish 0

Our opening film of the 2018/19 season, on Tuesday 11 September, is François Ozon’s Frantz. In 1919 in Germany, a young woman named Anna is mourning the death of her fiancé, Frantz Hoffmeister, in the war that has only recently ended. One day a young Frenchman appears in her town, visits Frantz’s grave and contacts his parents. In time, he wins the [cont'd.]

Our next film: A Man Called Ove

18 April 2018 John Morrish 0

Our final film of the season, on Tuesday 24 April at 7:45pm, is A Man Called Ove, a Swedish comedy about a cantankerous and despairing widower who rules his neighbourhood with an iron fist until the arrival of a young immigrant family forces him to change his ways. It stars the estimable Rolf Lassgård and is based on the best-selling book by [cont'd.]

Our next film: Graduation

21 March 2018 John Morrish 0

Graduation is a 2016 drama from Romania, directed by Cristian Mingiu. A young girl living in a remote town in Transylvania has won a scholarship to study in Britain. All she has to do is pass her final exams, a formality for someone of her abilities. Then something happens that puts the plan in doubt. Her father, a doctor, tries to [cont'd.]