Our Film schedule for 2018

This Spring our programming reflects on the 100 years which have passed since suffrage was first granted to women in Britain. The varied films take us around the world, covering a wide range of genres but having one thing in common ; they show the importance of equality and inspire us to unite behind ‘ Votes for Women ‘ !!

09/02 - The Circle (original title - Dayereh) (2000)
Taking the Golden Lion at Venice, The Circle tells the story of various women struggling to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran and the realities of life there at the turn of the millennium. Its understated direction and performances heighten rather than lessen the emotional impact of what we see of these marginalised women’s lives

23/02 - The Happy Family (1952) + Festival of Britain buffet

There will be a pre-film buffet social at 7pm before the film Tickets for the buffet are £5 and must be booked in advance from Clements Hall - doors re open at 7.45pm for the filmA rare chance to see this delight of British cinema from its most prolific female director. The Ealing Comedy which isn’t one ! this film shares many of the characteristics loved in Whisky Galore! and Passport to Pimlico . Stanley Holloway and Kathleen Harrison lead a cast of familiar faces as they fight the authorities to see their Southwark corner shop from being demolished and replaced with the Festival of Britain site

09/03 Mustang ( 2015 Deniz Gamze Erguven)

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

23/03 – Testament of Youth ( James Kent 2014)
To end the season, we show a faithful adaptation of Vera Brittain’s celebrated memoir A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I - a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.  Lovers of the book will not be disappointed