The Peanut Butter Falcon

Showing: 18/09/2020 7:00 pm

We regret to announce the cancellation of this film showing. Please see the notice on our home page for further information.

The Black Hen

Showing: 15/04/2022 8:00 pm

In a remote Nepalese village, Prakash and Kiran, two 12-year-old inseparable friends, despite belonging to different castes, decide to raise a hen to earn some money by selling its eggs. But one day, the hen goes missing. To find it, the embark on a journey, innocently unaware of the dangers …

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Neither Wolf Nor Dog

Showing: 15/05/2020 8:00 pm

Please note this film will be shown at the Richard Newton Hall, Higher Buckeridge Road, Teignmouth, rather than our usual venue. A white author is summoned by a Lakota Elder who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is all but kidnapped …

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Yesterday

Showing: 16/09/2022 8:00 pm

Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles …

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Cold War

Showing: 14/01/2022 8:00 pm

Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia …

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Leave No Trace

Showing: 19/11/2021 8:00 pm

Will and his teenage daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild …

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Green Book

Showing: 19/08/2022 8:00 pm

When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that …

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The Guilty

Showing: 15/10/2021 8:00 pm

When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his …

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On The Waterfront

Showing: 15/07/2022 8:00 pm

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister and feels responsible for his death. …

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Blues Brothers

Showing: 03/12/2021 8:00 pm

Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul. Jake and Elwood are dispatched on a “mission from God” by their former teacher, Sister Mary Stigmata to raise $5000 to save an orphanage. In the …

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A Man Called Ove

Showing: 18/02/2022 8:00 pm

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbours.

Shine

Showing: 18/03/2022 8:00 pm

This wrenching true story chronicles the tumultuous life of Australian concert pianist David Helfgott, whose domineering, over-protective father drove him to madness. David is heavily burdened by emotional scars inflicted by his father — scars that when opened cause devastating tragedy for much of David’s adult life.

Eaten by Lions

Showing: 17/09/2021 8:00 pm

Please note this will be a free ‘welcome back!’ showing at St. Michael’s Church, Teignmouth. Omar and Pete are half brothers. When their parents are eaten by lions they embark on a journey to find Omar’s real father. What follows is a funny, heart-warming journey of self-discovery for both boys…in …

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The Handmaiden

Showing: 10/01/2020 8:00 pm

In Japanese-occupied Korea, a conman operating under the sobriquet of “Count Fujiwara” plans to seduce a Japanese heiress named Lady Hideko, then marry her and commit her to an asylum in order to steal her inheritance. He hires a pickpocket named Sook-hee from a family of con artists to become …

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The Guardians (Les Gardiennes)

Showing: 20/03/2020 8:00 pm

With great regret, and after much debate, the Committe have decided to cancel this showing of “The Guardians”. This was not a step taken lightly but we feel it is the right one, given the current situation, including the many cancellations of public events, as we have a duty to look after our audience. …

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The Shape of Water

Showing: 06/03/2020 8:00 pm

Please note this film has been rescheduled from 21st Feb to 6th March due to the heating in Teignmouth Community College Arts Centre being out of action. At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being …

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The Greatest Showman

Showing: 06/12/2019 8:00 pm

The film is inspired by the story of P. T. Barnum’s creation of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the lives of its star attractions; telling of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Journey’s End

Showing: 22/11/2019 8:00 pm

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Shoplifters

Showing: 18/10/2019 8:00 pm

A Japanese couple stuck with inadequate incomes avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in this behaviour: the younger and the older members of the household are also in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and …

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Showing: 20/09/2019 8:00 pm

A dark comedy crime-drama starring Frances McDormand as a woman who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved rape and murder.

The Apartment

Showing: 16/08/2019 8:00 pm

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

The Piano

Showing: 28/06/2019 8:00 pm

A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. Teignmouth Film Society’s AGM will be held tonight.

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Showing: 03/05/2019 8:00 pm

Distant Voices, Still Lives evokes working-class family life in Liverpool during the 1940s and early 1950s, paying particular attention to the role of popular music, Hollywood cinema, light entertainment and the public house within this tight-knit community. The film is made up of two separate films, shot two years apart, …

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Lady Bird

Showing: 12/04/2019 8:00 pm

Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. Lady Bird follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her …

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Showing: 19/07/2019 8:00 pm

An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.

Annie Hall

Showing: 17/08/2018 8:00 pm

Alvy Singer, a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic, reflects on the demise of his latest relationship, to Annie Hall, an insecure, flighty, Midwestern WASP aspiring nightclub singer. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

Paddington 2

Showing: 07/12/2018 8:00 pm

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

Bhaji on the Beach

Showing: 18/01/2019 8:00 pm

A group of Indian women, both immigrants and their British-born sisters, travel to the English seaside in this comic drama. The plot focuses on a trio of young women caught between tradition and independence. Film selection night. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

Loving Vincent

Showing: 15/02/2019 8:00 pm

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

Witness

Showing: 15/03/2019 8:00 pm

Tense, romantic thriller set in an Amish community. A young Amish boy is the sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in the Amish country to protect the boy and his mother until the trial. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

Bridge of Spies

Showing: 16/11/2018 8:00 pm

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

El Olivo

Showing: 19/10/2018 8:00 pm

Alma convinces her uncle and her friend to travel by truck from Spain to Germany to recover a 2000 year old olive tree that belonged to her family. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

Mostly Martha

Showing: 21/09/2018 8:00 pm

Martha is the chef at a small gourmet restaurant in Hamburg who creates mini-masterpieces in every dish. When her sister dies in an accident, she is compelled to adopt Lina, her 8-year-old niece. The tensions between them mount until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood. Doors open for …

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El Sur

Showing: 15/06/2018 8:00 pm

El Sur (The South) is the story of Estrella, a little girl from Southern Spain who has been uprooted to the North. Estrella’s father represents an unknown and fascinating world in her childhood. As she grows up, she learns that he once had a lover, and that he’s still in love …

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Charade

Showing: 18/05/2018 8:00 pm

A woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune that her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm. The society AGM will be held this evening.

The Eagle Huntress

Showing: 20/04/2018 8:00 pm

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Doors open for refreshments …

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Daughters of the Dust

Showing: 20/07/2018 8:00 pm

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

The Kid With a Bike

Showing: 20/10/2017 8:00 pm

Original title: Le gamin au vélo. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, this deeply moving film by the Dardenne brothers delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril. When his father abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches …

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Love & Friendship

Showing: 15/09/2017 8:00 pm

Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centres on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante …

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Of Gods and Men

Showing: 26/05/2017 8:00 pm

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. Originally “Des hommes et des dieux”, a French film set in 1996 Algeria, where eight French monks have a simple life serving the poor community that was …

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Kolya

Showing: 16/03/2018 8:00 pm

Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady’s man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, the grave-digger …

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Dead Poets Society

Showing: 16/02/2018 8:00 pm

In 1959, the Welton Academy is a staid but well-respected prep school where education is a pragmatic and rather dull affair. Several of the students, however, have their thoughts on the learning process (and life itself) changed when a new teacher comes to the school. Doors open for refreshments at …

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Some Like It Hot

Showing: 08/12/2017 8:00 pm

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

About Elly

Showing: 17/11/2017 8:00 pm

Original title: Darbareye Elly. The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travellers. A gripping mystery set among a group of old friends on a holiday retreat. With the return of their close friend Ahmad …

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Showing: 18/08/2017 8:00 pm

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside and quickly finds himself at home with his new …

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The Well-Digger’s Daughter

Showing: 21/07/2017 8:00 pm

Original title: La fille du puisatier. In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honour and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

The Big Sleep

Showing: 16/06/2017 8:00 pm

The classic black and white film noir, this is the story of private investigator, Philip Marlowe, hired by a wealthy general to stop his youngest daughter, Carmen, from being blackmailed over her gambling debts. Things almost immediately unravel as Marlowe finds himself deep within a web of love triangles, blackmail, murder, gambling, and …

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Selma

Showing: 21/04/2017 8:00 pm

An unforgettable true story chronicling the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, …

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Queen of Katwe

Showing: 19/01/2018 8:00 pm

The colourful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination …

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Notorious

Showing: 17/03/2017 8:00 pm

Notorious is a 1946 American thriller directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately entangled during an espionage operation. It was shot in late 1945 and early 1946, and was released by RKO Radio Pictures in August …

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Poetry

Showing: 24/02/2017 8:00 pm

A South Korean drama telling the story of a woman in her sixties who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease when she is faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime involving her grandson. She finds strength and purpose when she joins a poetry class. Doors open …

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Carol

Showing: 20/01/2017 8:00 pm

Set in 1952 in New York City, the film tells the story of a forbidden love affair between a young aspiring photographer and an older woman going through a difficult divorce. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm. Film Selection night tonight.    

Paddington

Showing: 09/12/2016 8:00 pm

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family who offer him a temporary haven. Based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond. Doors open for refreshments at 7pm.

Ida

Showing: 18/11/2016 8:00 pm

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960’s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

Babette’s Feast

Showing: 21/10/2016 8:00 pm

Two sisters have led a life centred around their father and their church in 19th-century Denmark. They take in a refugee who wants to repay them by cooking a magnificent French meal for the sisters and their friends. It proves to be an eye-opening experience for all of them. Doors …

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Brooklyn

Showing: 16/09/2016 8:00 pm

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950’s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. However, when her past catches up with her, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within both of them. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

The Odd Couple

Showing: 19/08/2016 8:00 pm

A wonderful comedy following how two friends – neurotic neat-freak Felix Ungar and fun-loving slob Oscar Madison – try sharing an apartment even though their ideas of housekeeping are as different as day and night. Doors open for refreshments at 7 pm.

Como Aqua para Chocolat

Showing: 15/07/2016 8:00 pm

A Mexican love story between Pedro and Tita, who couldn’t get married because Tita’s mother wanted her oldest daughter to get married first. Made in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. A film that shows how love …

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Diva

Showing: 17/06/2016 8:00 pm

A young postal delivery boy, obsessed with an opera diva, makes bootleg tapes of her performances. Evil hoods chase him down, thinking he has a tape that implicates them in a crime.   It is one of the first French films to let go of the realist mood of 1970s French …

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Showing: 20/05/2016 8:00 pm

Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the southern states, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice. The screenplay by Horton Foote is based on Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The film, considered to be one of the best ever made, received …

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Land and Freedom

Showing: 15/04/2016 8:00 pm

In the Spring of 1936, a young unemployed communist, David, leaves his home town, Liverpool, to join the fight against fascism in Spain. The film won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.  Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

Enchanted April

Showing: 18/03/2016 8:00 pm

This slow-paced gem is about the civilizing influence of Italy on beleaguered Londoners both male and female and has its own civilizing influence on the viewer. It’s almost like taking a little mini-trip to Italy, a gorgeously filmed enchantment. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

City of God

Showing: 26/02/2016 8:00 pm

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Showing: 11/12/2015 8:00 pm

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

The Bicycle Thieves

Showing: 15/01/2016 8:00 pm

Film Selection night – Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, gets at last a good job – for which he needs a bike – hanging up posters. But soon his bicycle is stolen. He and his son walk the streets of Rome, looking for the …

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Shall We Dance?

Showing: 20/11/2015 8:00 pm

Shohei Sugiyama has attained all that he has wanted in life. But he is still depressed and unhappy. One day, he gathers up the courage to sign up for dancing lessons. He hopes they will rid his depression and help him get his life back together. Doors open 7pm for …

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Belle

Showing: 16/10/2015 8:00 pm

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

Grand Budapest Hotel

Showing: 18/09/2015 8:00 pm

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.  

Cabaret

Showing: 21/08/2015 8:00 pm

A female Girlie Club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

Pride

Showing: 17/07/2015 8:00 pm

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales …

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Thelma and Louise

Showing: 19/06/2015 8:00 pm

Meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) joins her friend Louise (Susan Sarandon), an independent waitress, on a short fishing trip. However, their trip becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who tries to rape Thelma at a bar. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

Jane Shore

Showing: 22/05/2015 8:00 pm

‘Jane Shore’ – the film we are showing on Friday 22 May – is a highly unusual addition to our 2015 programme. We were asked by Laura Rossi (a local film composer) to be part of a national tour to mark the centenary of this film. ‘Jane Shore’ is a …

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The Lunchbox

Showing: 17/04/2015 8:00 pm

A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

Le Week-end

Showing: 15/08/2014 8:00 pm

 A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon, in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.

Wadjda

Showing: 18/07/2014 8:00 pm

A Saudi girl enters a Koran recitation competition to raise funds to buy a green bicycle. Audience score: 8.4 (84 votes)

Life of Pi

Showing: 20/06/2014 8:00 pm

A young man survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into a journey of adventure accompanied by a Bengal tiger.   Awards include four Academy Awards – Best Director; Best Cinematography; Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score. Life of Pi also won a Golden Globe for Best Original …

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Argo

Showing: 16/05/2014 8:00 pm

Undercover of a Hollywood scouting mission, a CIA agent attempts to rescue American hostages in Iran. The film won many awards; three Academy awards; three British Academy Film Awards and two Golden Globes.

Sunset Boulevard

Showing: 25/04/2014 8:00 pm

A scathing satire of Hollywood and the cruel fickleness of movie stardom.   The film won three Academy Awards for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay; Best Art Direction and Best Music.

Amelie

Showing: 20/03/2015 8:00 pm

An innocent girl in Paris decides to help those around her, and along the way discovers love. Nominated for five Academy Awards: foreign film, art director, cinematography, sound and screenplay. In 2001 it won several awards at the European Film Awards. Doors open 7 pm for refreshments.  

The Artist

Showing: 27/02/2015 8:00 pm

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talkies sends their careers in opposite directions. In the awards celebrating the films of 2011, The Artist won 7 awards in the  British Academy Film Awards; it was  nominated for 6 and won 3 Golden Globes and in …

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The Gods Must be Crazy

Showing: 16/01/2015 8:00 pm

A comic allegory about a travelling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries. FILM SELECTION NIGHT: please come early to help with selecting the coming season’s films! Doors open at 7pm.

Sunshine on Leith

Showing: 12/12/2014 8:00 pm

A jubilant musical about the power of home, hearth, family and love with the euphoric music of the Proclaimers.

Gloria

Showing: 21/11/2014 8:00 pm

In Santiago, Gloria, a free-spirited older woman has a whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer. Gloria won the Ariel Award for the Best Latin-American Film

Hobson’s Choice

Showing: 17/10/2014 8:00 pm

A 19th Century boot maker tries to run the lives of three unruly daughters who rebel on the issue of marriage. Based on a play of the same name by Harold Brighouse Hobson’s Choice won the Best British Film in the 1954 British Academy Film Awards.

Philomena

Showing: 19/09/2014 8:00 pm

A journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, taken away from her at birth. Based on the book ‘The Lost Child of Philomena Lee’ by Martin Sixsmith. The film and its cast and crew have earned several award nominations, including four Academy Award nominations and …

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