A film is shown on the 4th Thursday of every month (not summer) from 2-4pm and there are some extra Thursday evening showings too.

The film which is to be screened is shown on the Meetings Calendar.

Leader, Tom Gadsden

Films for 2016-17 season

Thursday September 22nd 2pm

The Lady in the Van

Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings

The real-life story of a woman who parks her van in Alan Bennett’s drive, and, with his permission, remains for 15 years. Dame Maggie was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. A remarkable story, a remarkable filmT

 

Thursday October 13th 7pm

The Madness of King George

Starring: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm

Based on a real episode of George III’s periodic loss of any sense of reality, which forces a struggle for his power. Won one Oscar and three BAFTAs. A brilliant film, with the leading actors at their majestic best.

 

Thursday October 27th 2pm

The Little Shop of Horrors

Starring: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin and a plant.

An American rock horror musical about a shop worker who grows a plant that turns somewhat vicious. A truly funny film. Nominated for two Oscars

 

Thursday November 17th 2pm

Captain Phillips

Starring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener

Tom Hanks plays the captain of a cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in this real-life story. One of the finest thrillers of recent years. Nominated for 6 Oscars and 9 BAFTAS winning one.

 

Thursday December 8th 2pm

The Forbidden Planet

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen

One of the finest Science Fiction films ever made. What roams the planet Altair-4 killing everyone except a scientist and his daughter? Based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, its an enthralling eye-popper! Nominated for 1 Oscar.

 

Thursday 25th January 2pm

The Dressmaker

Starring:Kate Winslett, Liam Hemsworth, Sarah Snook

A glamorous woman returns to her small town in rural Australia. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, she transforms the women and exacts sweet revenge on those who did her wrong. Won 12 Awards in Australia, where it was first released.

 

Thursday February 23rd 2pm

The Danish Girl

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

Based loosely on the real lives of two Danish artists who are married. He takes a journey through cross-dressing to one of the first trans-gender operations. Won one Oscar and nominated for 3 others, nominated for 5 BAFTAS.

 

Thursday March 23rd 2pm

Spotlight

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keating, Rachel McAdams

The true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. Won 2 Oscars, and nominated for 5 others, won 1 BFTA and nominated for 2 others.

 

Thursday April 13th 7pm

Skyfall

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, whatever the cost. Won 2 Oscars and nominated for 3 others, won 2 BAFTAs and nominated for 6 others.

 

Thursday April 27th 2pm

The Martian

Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Mara, Jessica Chastain

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume he is dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to signal to earth that he is alive. Nominated for 7 Oscars and 5 BAFTAS.

 

Thursday May 25th 2pm

The Artist

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo

This film reflects the joy of Hollywood in the silent era, though it is more accurate to describe it as “without dialogue” rather than “silent”. Winner of 5 Oscars, but completely stolen by Uggie – the adorable dog.