This Season’s Upcoming Films
DON’T FORGET THE AGM ON SUNDAY 9TH APRIL AT 6:45
It’s turning out to be an excellent season with some outstanding films. If they look like the sort of films you’d like to watch in a friendly atmosphere with 50 or 60 fellow film lovers, please join the Society (details on the “The Society” page) or just turn up and pay at the door.
Sunday 9th April 2017 8.00pm
Taxi Tehran Dir Jafar Panahi (Iran) 2015 1hr 22mins Farsi Colour Cert 12
In director Jafar Panahi’s new film, a shared cab provides a space where passengers spill their secrets. Thumbing his nose at the regime that has banned him, the courageous Iranian director makes his latest film in a taxi rigged with three hidden cameras. It is a natural setting for drama – there are arguments and confessions, and new passengers at regular intervals to help stir the pot. The result is a grand panorama of city life, given shape by cruel oppression.(Guardian).
NB April film will be preceded by Annual General Meeting at 6.45 PM (members only)
Sunday 14th May 2017 8.00pm
Phoenix Dir Christian Petzold (Germany/Poland) 2014 1hr 38mins German Colour. Cert 12
A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust. Tense, complex, and drenched in atmosphere, Phoenix is a well-acted, smartly crafted war drama that finds writer-director Christian Petzold working at peak power. (IMDB; Rotten Tomatoes)