The people have spoken..

Friday saw this year’s vote for our final film of the season. From a shortlist of 3, members voted both online and at our screening of ‘On Chesil Beach’, as follows:

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society            27 votes

A Little Chaos                                                                                22 votes

Stan & Ollie                                                                                    17 votes

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Our final screening of the season will take place on Friday 24th May:

 

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society‘ – doors will open from 7PM for a 7:30 start.

It will then be followed by our Annual General Meeting.

 

 

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Can we also take this opportunity to remind current members that you will be able to re-join at the screening on May 24,  at the earlybird, discounted loyalty rate.

Other arrangements will be made for members who cannot attend that evening.   Non-members will be able to join as well, for the full membership fee.

We will confirm the membership fees before the meeting so you can bring the correct change.  You can of course also pay by cheque made payable to ‘FilmCrew’.  We will also be giving you the option of paying by BACS transfer.

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A different time. A different love.

As we edge towards the end of our season, our 8th film is one with a local link… ‘On Chesil Beach’ (2017) (15).

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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

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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!

 

 

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In search of salvation

Next up on Friday 8th March is our 7th film of the regular season – ‘Hotel Salvation‘ (2017) (PG).

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From writer and director, Shubhashish Bhutiani, comes this Indian comic-drama, starring Adil Hussain and Lalit Behl. The film is in Hindi with English subtitles.

An old man realises he is nearing the end of his life, and decides he wants to spend the time he has left in the holy city of Varanasi. His son agrees to take him there and they move into a hotel, but he struggles to stay on top of his responsibilities back home, while his father develops a new lease of life rather than dying.

BBFC Guidance: infrequent drug references.

 

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 21:20. 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.

 

Interested in getting further involved?

We’re already starting our planning for next season – if you would like to become further involved in the club, whether that’s as part of the Committee or providing valuable help at screenings (serving refreshments, making cake, helping with tidying up afterwards), its all greatly appreciated. Please contact us or speak to one of us at the screening.

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Unrest in the motor city

Our 6th screening of the season is this Friday, 8th February – ‘Detroit’ (18).

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From director Kathryn Bigelow, (the only woman to win an Oscar for Best Director (The Hurt Locker)) comes this dramatic and gripping film.

In the summer of 1967, rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit. Two days later, a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Several policemen start to flout procedure by forcefully and viciously interrogating guests to get a confession…

Doors open at 19:00, with the film starting at 19:30.

As ever, tea/coffee and cake are all available beforehand, 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!

Thanks to a suggestion from regular attendees Paul and Valeria, the Committee will be carrying on the discussion after the film in The George, opposite the town hall.  If you’d like to join us, please come along; it’d be great to see you there.

 

Interested in getting further involved?

We’re already starting our planning for next season – if you would like to become further involved in the club, whether that’s as part of the Committee or providing valuable help at screenings (serving refreshments, making cake, helping with tidying up afterwards), its all greatly appreciated. Please contact us or speak to one of us at the screening.

 

Another successful International Day

This year’s event took place on Sunday 27th January – thank you to everyone who attended; we had around 50 of you there and the films seemed to go down a storm.

Special thanks to Jo and Rick Canning for organising the day (and to Jo for providing some delicious food).  Also, to Chris Edmunds for entertaining us during the interval with some fantastic live music.

Roll on next year…

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Scandi Sunday for this year’s International Day

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There’s only a week to go until this year’s FilmCrew International Film Afternoon on Sunday January 27th; this year with a Scandinavian theme.

FilmCrew presents two classic Swedish films – ‘My Life As A Dog’ by Lasse Hallstrom and ‘Babette’s Feast’ by Gabriel Axel at the Wadham School auditorium.

The afternoon will also include complimentary tea/coffee, Scandinavian cake and a themed quiz.

Chris Edmunds will also be playing live Swedish and Scandinavian music between films.

Tickets for the International Film Afternoon which begins at 2 pm cost £8 per person when purchased in advance from the LIC in the Town Hall and £10 on the door which will be open by 1.45 pm.

FilmCrew members and visitors are welcome. For more information please call 07749614048.

To find out more about the two films and to see trailers, please click on the links below:

My Life as a Dog – IMDB pageRadio Times Review

Babette’s Feast – IMDB page , Radio Times Review

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A warm hearted film for a chilly, frosty January evening

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Happy New Year to you all!

We’re all no doubt a tad overfed from the festive season, with the prospect of tightening our belts in the New Year (if we can!) after our Christmas excess – the perfect time to make use of your FilmCrew membership and come along to our next screening this Friday 11th January.

Kumail Nanjani writes (along with his wife Emily V. Gordon) and stars in this heartwarming and deeply funny film, our first offering of 2019.

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings for her…

Doors open at 19:00, with the film starting at 19:30.

As ever, tea/coffee and cake will be available, in return for a donation. Don’t forget to make use of our DVD/Blu-Ray library.

 

International Day – Sunday 27th January

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You’ll also hear more details about our 2019 International Day, which takes place on Sunday 27th January from 13:45.

This year’s theme is ‘Scandanavia’, with a screening of ‘Babette’s Feast’ followed by ‘My life as a dog’.  Tickets are £8 in advance, £10 on the day.  You can purchase tickets at our screening of ‘The Big Sick’, this Friday, or from the Town Hall.

Find out more here.

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The world has gone to the dogs

This Friday (7th Dec) sees our fourth screening of the season, and this time its something a bit different… a stop motion animation from the mind of Wes Anderson (Grand Budapest Hotel, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr Fox, Rushmore).

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An outbreak of dog flu has spread through the city of Megasaki, Japan, and Mayor Kobayashi has demanded all dogs to be sent to Trash Island. On the island, a young boy named Atari sets out to find his lost dog, Spots, with the help of five other dogs… with many obstacles along the way.

As this is our Christmas screening, we’ll be offering guests a glass of Mulled Wine and a small selection of tasty, festive nibbles.

Doors open at 19:00, with the film starting at 19:30.

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You’ll also hear more details about our 2019 International Day, which takes place on Sunday 27th January from 13:45.

This year’s theme is ‘Scandanavia’, with a screening of ‘Babette’s Feast’ followed by ‘My life as a dog’.  Tickets are £8 in advance, £10 on the day.  You can purchase tickets at our screening of Isle of Dogs, this Friday, or from the Town Hall after that.

Find out more here.

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