Film Club

The Village Hall Committee approached us to see if we would like to start a village film club. As film enthusiasts, we did not hesitate. We now show films once a month..

Initially we used our own rather ancient equipment but now that the hall has been equipped with a full size screen and excellent sound system the quality has improved markedly.

The films are shown on a Tuesday or Thursday evening at 8pm but the doors open at 7.30 for a drink from the bar before we get started. Entrance is by donation on the door at £3 per head.

Members can also buy entrance for 12 films for £24.

The programme is fixed on a seasonal basis and we keep members up to date by email. So, if you would like to join, just let us have your email.

Contact Jeremy and Therese Comfort at comfort.jeremy@gmail.com or Tel: 01347 810252

Sutton on the Forest Film Club Spring Programme 2020

Tuesday 11th February
The Farewell

The Farewell movie posterThe push and pull between the bonds of blood and the ties of culture are explored with a light touch and a perceptive eye for detail in this delightful, semi-autobiographical family drama from writer and director Lulu Wang.

The American tendency to freely share thoughts and feelings collides with the Chinese way of parcelling up emotions.

Ultimately, it’s all about balance, a yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie. (Guardian)

Tuesday 10th March
Wild Rose

Wild Rose movie posterJessie Buckley lights up the screen as Rose-Lynn Harlan; a 23-year-old firebrand, fresh out of jail, wearing an electronic tag beneath white cowgirl boots. Her redoubtable mum, Marion (Julie Walters), wants Rose-Lynn to settle down and take care of the kids she’s been minding while her daughter was in prison. But Rose-Lynn has a wanderlust that not even a strictly enforced curfew can quell.
A fiery Glaswegian singer and single mother dreams of Nashville glory in this gritty feelgood feature (Guardian)

Tuesday 14th April
First Man

First Man movie posterDirector Chazelle makes the moon landing the climax and the glorious main event. It is a movie packed with wonderful vehemence and rapture: it has a yearning to do justice to this existential adventure and to the head-spinning experience of looking back on Earth. Ryan Gosling gives a performance of muscular intelligence and decency as Armstrong, a man of calm and restraint; he stays cool and focused in the spacecraft under conditions that would reduce most people to a blinding panic.

 

Tuesday 19th May
Official Secrets

Official Secrets movie poster

Based on the true case of Katharine Gun, a translator working for the British security services at the GCHQ surveillance unit in Cheltenham. In 2003, she was astonished to receive an email making it plain she was expected to find out incriminating personal details in the lives of UN representatives from small countries so that they could be blackmailed into voting for the war in Iraq.
Keira Knightley gives a focused, plausible and sympathetic performance as the whistle-blower Gun, who herself was prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act