As we edge towards the end of our season, our 8th film is one with a local link… ‘On Chesil Beach’ (2017) (15).
Adapted by Ian McEwan, from his own novel, the story is set in 1962, focusing on newlyweds Edward and Florence, both in their early 20s and also both virgins, spending their honeymoon preoccupied and terrified by the upcoming consummation of their marriage.
Starring 3 time Oscar nominee, Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle.
BBFC insight: contains strong sex, sex references
Fri 5th April – Doors open at 19:00, with the film starting at 19:30. Please make your way to the auditorium, where you can sign in.
As ever, tea/coffee and cake are all available before the film, for a small donation.
As members, please remember to take advantage of our growing DVD and Blu Ray library – there’s no restriction on how many items you borrow, we only ask that you bring them back!
The film should finish around 21:30. The Committee will be carrying on the discussion after the film in The George Pub opposite the town hall. If you’d like to join us, please come along; it’d be great to see you there.
Get in the mood for our screening with a short film about Bridport
As a precursor to the film, why not watch this short film available on BFI player for FREE.
‘Come with me to Bridport‘ is a 1951 short film, in which Richard Dimbleby props up a bar in Bridport and conducts some leisurely interviews with locals over a pint and a cigarette. He also visits tradesmen and craftspeople in surrounding villages, from sand merchant Mr Good, who uses shire horses to collect shingle from Chesil Bank, to Mrs Legge, a netmaker, known as a ‘braider’. As well as the appealing rural charm, there are plenty of unusual industrial processes on show – look out for the tennis-net making.
You can access the short film on the BFI player website by clicking here.
And finally, its your chance to decide our final film of the season – our Members’ Choice
At the screening of ‘On Chesil Beach’ on Friday 5th April, we’ll be giving members the opportunity to vote from our shortlist of 3 options, to decide our final film to be shown on Friday 24th May.
To help, we’ll show you trailers for the three options and will announce the winner on the night.
The three options are:
Members who can’t attend on 5th, can vote before the screening. To do so, just click here:
Members Choice 2019 – vote now!