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Our next film: The Second Mother

8 March 2017 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 14 March at 19:45, is The Second Mother. Val is a live-in housekeeper in a wealthy São Paulo home. Her grown-up daughter, who has been brought up by her father in the north of Brazil, unexpectedly comes to join her and ructions ensue. A subtle comedy about class and generational conflict.  

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Our next film: Alice In The Cities

15 February 2017 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 21 February, is Alice In The Cities a 1974 film by Wim Wenders, whose documentary The Salt of The Earth was much enjoyed last season. Philip, a German journalist, is struggling to write a “state of the nation” piece about the US and comes to feel alienated and lonely. Deciding to return home, he meets a woman called Lisa, and [cont'd.]

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Our next film: The Lobster

11 January 2017 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 24 January at 7:45pm, is The Lobster. A startling exercise in surrealism, this tells of a dystopian future society in which it becomes illegal to live as a single person. Featuring a fine cast of British, Irish and American actors, headed by Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, this film offers absurdist cinema at its best.

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Our next film: Marguerite

14 December 2016 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 10 January 2017, is Marguerite, a very different take on the famous story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the opera singer who couldn’t. More intense than the recent Meryl Streep / Hugh Grant vehicle, the film stars the wonderful Catherine Frot as an aristocratic wife, neglected by her husband and surrounded by sycophants, who is nonetheless filled [cont'd.]

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Son Of Saul

16 November 2016 John Morrish 0

Our next film, on Tuesday 22 November at 7:45 pm, is Son Of Saul. Winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Film, it tells the story of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian prisoner in Auschwitz, who is made to work as a member of the Sonderkommando, the mainly Jewish prisoners forced to aid in the disposal of gas chamber victims. Saul struggles to give [cont'd.]