Event categories: Film

Film Group screenings

One, Two, Three

Director: Billy Wilder Released: USA 1961 Length:(110 mins) Before the summer break I give you a break with a classic combination of James Cagney and Billy Wilder. Foreign affairs were never funnier as a high- powered cola executive (Cagney) turns West Berlin upside down in search of his boss’s hare-brained daughter in Wilder’s riotous comedy […]

After Life

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Released: Japan 1998 Length: (116 mins) If you had to choose the single best memory of your life, what would it be? Kore-eda poses the question in a profound fantasy deemed by many as the director’s masterpiece. This film is as much about our relations to one another during our lives as […]

Pierrot le fou

Director: Jean – Luc Godard Released: France/Italy 1965 Length: (110 mins) Godard called this story ‘the last romantic couple’ but it was also his spectacular farewell to the style and spirit of the Nouvelle Vogue. On impulse Ferdinand abandons his wife and child to take off with Marianne, an old flame on a crazy and […]

Persona

Director: Ingmar Bergman Released: Sweden 1966 Length: (83mins) Bergman’s modernist masterpiece explores the volatile relationship between an actress who refuses to speak and the nurse overseeing her convalescence. After a mischievous montage ‘explaining’ the film’s origins, the narrative gets underway charting the increasingly tense battle of wits between the chatty Alma (Bibi Andersson) and the […]

Selma

Director: Ava DuVernay Released: USA 2014 Length: (128mins) Selma tells the gripping and moving true story of the pivotal moment in Dr Martin Luther King Junior’s epic civil rights struggle – the 1965 protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to secure voting rights for African-Americans. This 2015 UK release celebrated the 50th anniversary of […]

Maborosi

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Released: Japan 1995 Length: (109mins) A woman is deeply troubled by the notion that she brings death to people close to her. Already battling guilt since the age of 12 when her grandmother died, Yumiko’s life is shattered when her husband commits suicide for no apparent reason. After spending several years in […]

Caravaggio

Director: Derek Jarman Released: UK 1986 Length: (93 mins) Hugely significant to Jarman, his biopic of the Italian Baroque painter with whom he strongly identified was developed over many years. Shot on 35mm film it looks incredible: the tableaux and sets project rich painterly depth, brightness and colour. Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton deliver fine […]

Hidden Figures

Director: Theodore Melfi Released: USA 2016 Length: (127mins) Three brilliant African-American women at NASA, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored America’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanised […]

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