Our new programme of entertaining and thought-provoking films begins in September. While we have only a limited number of membership places available, guests are welcome to join us for any of the films on the night.
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All screenings take place at The George Inn, Tideswell at 7.30pm.
Season 2015-2016 programme
Described as ‘truly uplifting, great fun and very moving’, Pride tells the unlikely but true story of gay activists joining forces with striking miners in the Welsh valleys during the 1984 miners’ strike. Nominated for a Golden Globe (2015) in the Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy) category and widely praised as a credit to the British Film Industry, Pride features a virtual who’s who of British acting greats including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West.
Thursday 29th October
Set in the aftermath of the Spanish civil war, this ‘exquisitely beautiful’ masterpiece of Spanish cinema focuses on seven year old Ana and her reactions after seeing the film, Frankenstein, brought to her small village by a travelling movie theatre. A powerful and visually arrresting film using images more than words to convey this young child’s thoughts and life as she seeks to find the monster of the film that has so impressed her.
Based on the book of the same title and considered one of the greatest wartime memoirs ever written, Testament of Youth is the autobiography of Vera Brittain (Shirley Williams’ mother). Set during the years of the First World War, this is a story of young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. The film has a local interest too, as Vera grew up in Macclesfield and Buxton, and undertook wartime nursing in the latter.
This delightful film, set in a Paris railway station in 1931, follows the story of an orphaned twelve year old boy who lives in the hidden chambers and passageways of the station, secretly maintaining the clocks. Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hugo was nominated in eleven categories in the 2012 Academy Awards, winning five of them including Best Cinematography.
Winter Special: double bill and meal
Saturday 9th January 2016, 4.00pm
As we travel forward in time into the new year, our winter double bill features two films which share the theme of time travel – The Lake House and About Time. Booking details will be announced nearer the date.
This remarkable film was shot with the same cast over a period of 12 years in a groundbreaking story of growing up, as seen through the eyes of a child. With many nominations and awards, including winner of the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and the BAFTA for Best Film, Boyhood follows the life of six year old Mason through to college, looking at his family, friendship and romantic relationships as he moves from childhood towards adulthood.
A ‘continual pleasure, seamlessly blending morose and merry notes’, this Finnish film, made in French, is a topical comedy drama about a young African boy who arrives in the French port of Le Havre hidden in a shipping container. After managing to escape the clutches of the police, he aims to reach Britain and start a new life, helped along the way by a friendly middle-aged shoe shiner.
Oscar Night Monday 29th February 2016
On the evening following the Academy Awards ceremony, we will be showing one of the nominated films. To be announced later!
In 1965 as part of the civil rights movement in the USA, thousands gathered to march from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights, led by Martin Luther King. Selma chronicles King’s three month campaign in this powerful and moving re-enactment of a pivotal moment in American history. King is superbly played by DavidOyelowo, with Tom Wilkinson in the role of President Lyndon B Johnson.
An Orson Welles classic, this brilliant noir crime thriller from 1958 stars Janet Leigh and Charlton Heston in a stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping and police corruption in a Mexican border town. Don’t be put off by the title – with excellent acting and brilliant cinematography, Touch of Evil is hugely entertaining and rightly regarded as one of Welles’ finest films!