This year’s season kicks off on Friday, 25th Jan with
I’ve Loved You So Long
Quoting my colleague, Tadg:
“This film nearly made it onto our programme for last year. I can’t remember why we decided not to include it but over the year we have been watching how it has done with other film societies. The verdict has been universally positive with almost every one ranking it as their best film of the year. So, it became an obvious choice for our first film of the year.
If you want to have a look at the trailer it’s here I’ve Loved You So Long (Trailer) – YouTube
(it doesn’t give anything away)
Hopefully we will see you on Friday 25th at Hallhill (doors open 7:30, film begins at 8:00)”
We encourage and welcome all members, ex-members, and everybody else who simply want to pay 5 pounds for a ticket on the night!
Here is our film programme of the year, 2013 (a pdf file to download).
A summary of the films:
January I’ve Loved You So Long (12A) 2008, France, 117 mins (Subtitles)
A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
February The Angel’s Share (15) 2012, UK, 101 mins
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to change. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his friends to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
March A Royal Affair (15) 2012, Denmark, 137 mins (Subtitles)
A young queen, married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician – igniting a revolution that changes a nation forever.
April Searching For Sugar Man (12A) 2012, Sweden/UK, 86 mins
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock ‘n’ roller, Rodriguez.
May Lemon Tree (PG) 2008, Israel, 107 mins (Subtitles)
A Palestinian widow defends her lemon grove against the new Israeli Defence Minister who has moved in next door.
June The Intouchables (15) 2011, France, 112 mins (Subtitles)
After being seriously injured in a paragliding accident, a French aristocrat hires a young man from the Projects – the suburban slums of Paris – to be his carer.
August Moonrise Kingdom (12A) 2012, US, 94 mins
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town. Various factions turn the town upside down searching for them – which might not be such a bad thing.
September Babette’s Feast (U) 1987, Denmark, 102 mins (Subtitles)
A sternly protestant community in Denmark is scandalised by the sumptuous meal a mysterious French refugee organises to honour the pastor of their church.
October Laura (PG) 1944, US, 88 mins
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he’s investigating. A rare chance to see this spellbinding classic on the big screen.
November North Face (12) 2008, Germany, 126 mins (Subtitles)
2 competing teams of climbers are forced to unite in a fight for their lives on the most dangerous mountain in Europe.
Ecco qua, un annuncio tardivo per il film trasmesso alla fine di Settembre! Il film e’ in Italiano con sotto titoli. La lentezza di questo film e’ la sua virtu’, sospeso tra documentario e film da ricerca.
On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, lawman Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long, they turn their backs on him. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone, as well as the rest of Miller’s gang, who are waiting for him at the station…
Senna’s remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of SENNA, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend’s years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later. Far more than a film for F1 fans, SENNA unfolds a remarkable story in a remarkable manner, eschewing many standard documentary techniques in favour of a more cinematic approach that makes full use of astounding footage, much of which is drawn from F1 archives and is previously unseen.