One of the most moving films you’ll ever see

The film this Friday (10th November) is set in Manchester By The Sea, Massachusetts. It recounts the life of a man who returns to the place he used to live in and we gradually discover the events that had caused him to leave.                 The main character is played by Casey Affleck and he received the Best Actor award at this year’s Oscars for his role.

It is no reflection on Affleck’s fine performance but rather the quick-fire naturalistic dialogue and local accents that influenced the committee’s decision to show sub-titles on this occasion. This is in response to a discussion we had with audience members at our 2015 AGM. You may wish to use the reaction slips to give us feedback on this issue – as well as leaving your usual insightful comments on the film itself.

Hope to see you at Wadham on Friday, doors open at 7pm – show starts at 7.30pm

 

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The Olive Tree is being shown this Friday (13th October)

With Spain so much in the news we hope you’ll enjoy this gentle Spanish fable about the disappearance of an ancient olive tree and a grandfather’s quest to recover it.

Following comments from members the committee have decided to discontinue (after one attempt!) the showing of trailers for the following month’s film. We accepted the argument that the trailer could give away too much of the plot.

Could we please ask that you do not attempt to pay for anything with the old pound coins this Friday.  They will cease to be legal tender by the end of the weekend and we don’t have a bank branch nearby.

However we are still collecting the old plastic bottle tops and the old Waitrose tokens! One of our nominated charities, Purple Field Productions, is a beneficiary this month at Crewkerne’s Waitrose so please also put your tokens in their box if shopping there.

Hope to see you on Friday.  Doors open at 7pm – film starts at 7.30pm.

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Welcome to another season of fine films

Can this season produce the level of enjoyment and contemplation that we enjoyed last season? The average reaction from our members to the films was an incredible 85% – a new record!

Our new season starts on Friday September 8th with Lion.                                                 Without giving too much away, this dramatic film tells of the incredible real-life experience of a 5 year old boy, born to a poor family in India and then growing up in a completely different world in Australia. We believe you will find the story both heart-wrenching and heart-warming.

We have succeeded in passing our minimum target of 100 members for the coming season but another 20 or so new members would help us to build up our financial reserves. Please consider recommending the club to your friends and family.               Adult memberships cost £25 (under 18s are half price). Application forms can be printed off from our website or picked up at the Town Hall. Alternatively, new members can just turn up at the first show next week and join at the door.

Doors open at Wadham School at 7pm on Friday – the show starts at 7.30pm.               We look forward to another enjoyable year together.

 

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Time is running out for the members’ reward offer

Apologies for contacting the 75 members who have already re-joined but this is a final reminder to everyone else that this Friday is the deadline for you to cash in your reward.

Send your membership application in by this Friday (June 30th) and you can save 12% by renewing your membership for a mere £22.

Application forms are available from the Town Hall or may be printed from the Membership page on this website. If you have a query please ring 01935 822656.

All applications after this date will be subject to the full charge.

Act now and avoid a year of regret!

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Final Film and Membership Renewal Offer

The members have chosen, by a clear majority, to have A United Kingdom as their season ending film on Friday 26th May. The film stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo and is based on the events  arising from a love story which had serious political  repercussions  in Britain in the 1950s.

Immediately after the film we will have our AGM. This is a mercifully brief, paperless meeting but as we are required to do it we will be offering our customary bribe of a glass of wine to those who attend. We will also be inviting people to volunteer to help the club. The greatest need is for people to help prepare and serve hot drinks so please let us know if you would be able to help us out a couple of times during the year. If you would prefer to do something else please let us know and we’ll discuss it with you. All offers will be gratefully received.

We will also be offering a discount to members who renew their membership on the night. The membership will cost £22 instead of the regular cost of £25. Membership forms will be available when you arrive for the show.  We would prefer cheques (payable to FilmCrew) or the correct amount of cash if possible please. After this show, membership forms will be available online via the membership page on this website and also at the Town Hall. If you have any membership queries please contact Joan on 01935 822656.

Our final request is for the return of all borrowed DVDs so that our librarian can spend the summer checking them over (lucky thing!).

We do hope that you enjoy the last film but if you can’t be there we wish you an enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you again in September.

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FilmCrew membership renewal offer

SPECIAL OFFER FOR MEMBERS: JOIN BY JUNE 30 AND GET 9 FILMS FOR £22   (12% off the full membership price)

The list of films for the coming season is as follows:

Lion – Heart-breaking and heart-warming lost-and-found drama set in India and Tasmania
The Olive Tree – Gently amusing Spanish fable about a quest for justice and an ancient tree
Manchester by the Sea – Casey Affleck excels in this deeply moving drama about loss and guilt
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg – A classic French musical for Christmas – better than LaLaLand!
I Daniel Blake – Ken Loach tackles the human cost of the benefit system in this hard-hitting story
The Eagle Huntress – Awe-inspiring documentary tale of a Kazakh girl’s courage and ambition
Burn, Burn, Burn – Funny and youthful British road movie about life, death and friendship
Hidden Figures –  Inspirational true story of three gifted black women working for NASA
Members’ Choice – chosen from a shortlist in April

If you are planning to rejoin at the final film on May 26 please bring your payment (£22 per head) to that show. To reduce queuing we would prefer payment by cheque (payable to FilmCrew) or the correct change . You’ll also be given a renewal form to complete when you arrive.

If you can’t attend that evening please send the money with a friend or else print a form from the Membership page on the website and post it to the address shown on the form.

If you have any problems renewing your membership please phone Joan Clemow on 01935 822656

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The members have chosen

The winner of the members’ choice vote for May 26th is ………..

A United Kingdom

More details to follow

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