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 email@example.com or Tel: 01347 810252
Sutton on the Forest Film Club Winter Programme
Tuesday 11th December
Some Like It Hot
Often voted the funniest film of all time, this classic is just right for these gender fluid times. Made in 1959 and set in 1929, directed and produced by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, the film is about two musicians who dress in drag in order to escape from mafia gangsters whom they witnessed commit a crime inspired by the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. It is not only a marvellous film but also incredibly tolerant and challenging for its time.
Thursday 24th January
Pawel Pawlikowski won the best director award in Cannes in May for this sweepingly intimate love story about a star-crossed couple falling together and apart, through the iron curtain of postwar Europe.
In less then 90 minutes, we’re taken right through the main staging posts in the two lovers’ lives. Whatever they endure, whether separation, betrayal, alcoholism, the ravages of ageing or even imprisonment, they never give in to self-pity. Reflecting the two leads, the film retains a quiet humour throughout.
Thursday 21st February
Victoria and Abdul
Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) directs this tale of the unlikely intergenerational friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench, regal as ever and clearly having a blast) and an Indian servant named Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal). Abdul is “the tallest man here” and so is shipped from Agra to England to present Her Majesty with a ceremonial coin in celebration of the golden jubilee. “I thought the tall one was terribly handsome,” says the Queen, and so Abdul is promoted from bearer of wobbling royal jellies to her personal footman and, eventually, her “munshi” or spiritual guide.
Dench is captivating as the cantankerous queen, Guardian