A bloodless thriller for Friday 13th….

Our 7th film of this season, to be screening on Friday 13th March, is ‘The Guilty‘ (2018, 15).  From first time director Gustav Möller, we bring you a nerve-jangling Danish thriller about an emergency police dispatcher responding to a series of emergency calls, and one fateful call in particular…

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With its single setting and real-time story, “The Guilty” is a brilliant genre exercise, a cinematic study in tension, sound design, and how to make a thrilling movie with a limited tool box. The film’s own restrictions actually amplify the tension, forcing us into the confined space of its protagonist.

The film was Denmark’s submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 91st Oscars, and won the Audience Award in World Cinema at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018

The film was rated 15 by the BBFC and you can find notes on their rating here.

The screening takes place in the auditorium at Wadham School, with doors open from 19:00 and the film due to start at 19:30. It should finish by 21:15.

Visitors can attend for £6 which is payable on the door.

Tea, coffee and cake are all available for a small donation.

Members can also take advantage of our growing DVD and Blu Ray library, which also includes recent editions of various film publications.

Looking towards the future…

As we near the end of our season, our attention starts to turn towards our Members’ Choice screening in May and to next season’s programme.

If you have any films that you would like to suggest for the committee to include in their consideration, please email us via filmcrewCC@gmail.com.

Similarly, if you are a current member and are interested in joining our committee for next season and would like further details, please drop us a line or speak to one of us at a screening.

 

 

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An alternative to Valentine’s Day….

Our next film screening is on Friday 14th February – Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKKKlansman’ (2018, 15).

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It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan….

BlacKKKlansman is highly entertaining and comic, whilst dealing with serious issues of racial hatred and violence in small-town America.

Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning “Get Out”, the film has been critically acclaimed as marking a return to form for Spike Lee. BlacKKKlansman won the Grand Prix at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and received six nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Lee’s first directing nomination), Best Supporting Actor for Driver, and won for Best Adapted Screenplay, making it Lee’s first non-honorary Academy Award.

The BBFC rated the film as 15 with its guidance notes available here should you wish to view them: https://bbfc.co.uk/releases/blackkklansman-2018

Doors open at 7PM, with the film starting at 7:30 and due to finish around 9:45.

As ever we will also have tea, coffee and cake available in return for a small donation.

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FilmCrew 2020 International Day – this Sunday, 26th January

2020 International Day – this Sunday, 26th January

high-res-africa.pngThis year’s event takes place this upcoming Sunday, 26th January, with our theme being ‘Africa’.  We’ll be showing two films – ‘Timbuktu (2014)’ and ‘Tsotsi (2005)’ – both are ones that may have passed you by, but are excellent dramas showcasing some great African talent.

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Tsotsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are £8 per person in advance, or £10 on the day. They can be purchased in advance via Crewkerne Town Hall or call Jo on 07854 919239.

We’ll also have African themed music, quiz and food.

Doors open at 13:30, due to finish around 18:15.

You can find out more about both films by clicking on the links above.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

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Not all things must pass…

Happy New Year and welcome to the second half of our season.

Our first offering of 2020 is ‘Nae Pasaran!‘ (2018, 12A) which will be screened at Wadham School this Friday, 10th January.

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Felipe Bustos Sierra’s feature charts the incredible true story of the Scots who managed to ground half of Chile’s Air Force, from the other side of the world, in the longest single act of solidarity against Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship.

The BBFC rated the film as 12A with its guidance notes available here should you wish to view them: https://bbfc.co.uk/releases/nae-pasaran-2018

Doors open at 7PM, with the film starting at 7:30 and due to finish around 9:15.

As ever we will also have tea, coffee and cake available in return for a small donation.

 

Tickets available for 2020 International Day – 26th January

high-res-africa.pngThe day takes place on Sunday 26th January, with this year’s theme being ‘Africa’.  We’ll be showing two films – ‘Timbuktu (2014)’ and ‘Tsotsi (2005)’ – both are ones that may have passed you by, but are excellent dramas showcasing some great African talent.

Timbuktu

Tsotsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are £8 per person in advance, or £10 on the day. They can be purchased in advance, from our screening of ‘Nae Pasaran’ or via Crewkerne Town Hall.

You can find out more about both films by clicking on the links above.

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“The best protection that any woman can have… is courage”

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Our next screening takes place on Friday 13th December, at Wadham School.

Our 4th film of the season is a timely one, coming the day after our own General Election.

‘The Divine Order’ (German: Die göttliche Ordnung) is a 2017 Swiss comedy-drama film directed by Petra Volpe.  The film centres on Nora Ruckstuhl, a housewife and mother in a small village. She publicly advocates for women’s suffrage in Switzerland to be voted on in a 1971 referendum.  While a serious topic, the story has comedic moments and is a crowd pleasing, feelgood, rousing call to arms.

The film is in Swiss-German, with English subtitles.

Doors open at 7PM, with the film starting at 7:30 and due to finish around 9:10.

While taking a seat, why not enjoy a complimentary glass of warm, mulled wine. As ever we will also have tea, coffee and cake available in return for a small donation.

 

Tickets available for 2020 International Day – 26th January

Thank you to everyone who came to our ‘Classic Film Afternoon’ on 24th November. Everyone who came really enjoyed themselves, with the films and themed refreshments both hugely appreciated. Unfortunately numbers weren’t as high as we would have hoped, but we hope to see more members at our International Day in January.

high-res-africa.pngThe day takes place on Sunday 26th January, with this year’s theme being ‘Africa’.  We’ll be showing two films – ‘Timbuktu (2014)’ and ‘Tsotsi (2005)’ – both are ones that may have passed you by, but are excellent dramas showcasing some great African talent.

Timbuktu

Tsotsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets are £8 per person in advance, or £10 on the day. They can be purchased in advance, from one of our screenings in December and January.

You can find out more about both films at our December screening and by clicking on the links above.

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This Sunday – Classic Film Afternoon

This Sunday (24th) sees our Classic Film Afternoon for 2019.

We’ll be bringing you 2 films starring Bristol’s own, Cary Grant.

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Grant would have been 115 years old this year. One of the most iconic screen figures of all time, we look forward to screening two of his best films:

North by Northwest (1959)

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, with Grant playing a New York City advertising executive who goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.

Bringing up Baby (1938)

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled palaeontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress (Katharine Hepburn) and her pet leopard, Baby.

Tickets for the afternoon are £8 per person and can be purchased either at the Town Hall in Crewkerne, or on the door at the event.

Refreshments will be available at the event, including tea, coffee and cake.

Doors open at 13:30, with the first film starting at 14:00 and the last scheduled to end around 18:15/20.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 07749614048 or via filmcrewcc@gmail.com

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Will someone think of the children?

Next up in our regular season, on Friday 8th November, is an excellent drama from the pen of Ian McEwan and starring Emma Thompson & Stanley Tucci – ‘The Children Act‘ (2017)(12A).

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As her marriage to Jack flounders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye has a life-changing decision to make at work – should she force a teenage boy, Adam, to have the blood transfusion that will save his life? Her unorthodox visit to his hospital bedside has a profound impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

BBFC Guidance: infrequent strong language

Doors open at 19:00, tea, coffee and cake available; the film will start at 19:30 and will finish around 21:20.

Please also remember, as members, to make use of our DVD and & Blu Ray library which also now includes recent back copies of Empire and Sight & Sound magazine plus copies of films shown in this, and previous seasons should you have missed any.

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Classic Film Afternoon – Sunday 24th November

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This year we celebrate a son of the south west; Archibald Leach, better known as Cary Grant. Grant would have been 115 years old this year. One of the most iconic screen figures of all time, we look forward to screening two of his best films – North by Northwest (1959) & Bringing up Baby (1938) back to the big screen.

Tickets for the afternoon are £8 per person and can be purchased either at the Town Hall in Crewkerne, at our screening of ‘The Children Act’ or on the door on 24th November.

Refreshments will be available at the event..

If you have any questions, please contact us on 07749614048 or via filmcrewcc@gmail.com

 

Do you have suggestions for future screenings?

We’re always keen to hear from members, particularly when compiling our shortlist of films for the Members’ Choice screening in May.

If there are any films that you think may appeal to the rest of the club, please drop us an email and tell us about them. We can’t guarantee they will make the final 3 but the Committee will certainly consider them.

Similarly, if you have any films that you think should be considered for next season’s programme, please let us know.  In order to be included, at least 2 members of the committee must have seen them, so the earlier you suggest them the more time we have to watch them.

Drop us an email via filmcrewCC@gmail.com.

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