Another round of films begins – Fri 21 Jan

How time flies.. in just under 2 weeks, on Friday 21st January, we’ll be screening the first film of our 2022 season – ‘Another Round‘.

Mads Mikkelsen – Another Round

Starring Mads Mikkelson as Martin, a tired high school teacher whose students and their parents want him sacked to help increase their grade average. Encouraged by the theory that humans should keep a minimum level of alcohol in their bloodstream, he and his three colleagues throw themselves into an experiment to see what impact maintaining a constant alcohol impact will have in everyday life.

Doors open at 7PM, with the introduction to the film at 7:30.

Tea/Coffee and cake will be available, as ever.

Visitors will be able to attend for £5 per film, payable on entry, cash or cheque only.

Membership for 2022 season

Membership for this 6 film season, will be £20 – that’s a little over £3 per film! Why not join today or at the screening and help support your local community cinema.

You can join/renew your membership and pay, at our upcoming screening or alternatively, membership forms are available from the Crewkerne Local Information Centre at the Town Hall. You can also download them from the Membership page of our website. Payment can be sent by post, left at the Local Information Centre or can be made via BACS. Details can be found on the form.

Schedule of films

We’re looking forward to bringing you a great selection of films that you may have missed over the last couple of years, due to the pandemic. We’ll be screening 5 films plus a Member’s Choice to end the season. You can find more details here:https://crewkernefilm.wordpress.com/programme/

COVID safety

The auditorium has plenty of room, so if you would rather leave a gap between you and anyone else when sat down, you’re free to do so.

We’ll have hand sanitiser available at various touchpoints.

We’d ask attendees to respect each other’s space, and in accordance with government guidance and requirements we would ask you to please wear a face mask.

If you have any COVID symptoms, please do not attend.

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As one season ends, another is on the horizon

Next Friday (26th November) sees our final film of this season (a season that started before anyone had heard of COVID, furlough and when Brexit was the main topic of conversation!).

Our final film is ‘Nomadland’, chosen by our members and a great way to finish off the year.

Doors open at 7PM with the film starting at 7:30 following a brief introduction. The film should finish around 9:30.

Visitors can pay on the door, £6 cash only.

Following the screening, we invite members to stay with us for a short time, for our Annual General Meeting. To entice you along, we’ll also be offering a free glass of wine for the AGM.

Our ‘Nomadland’ screening, also provides a great opportunity to sign up for our new season which starts in January.

Membership for next season will include 6 films for £20 – that’s a little over £3 per film!

We’re excited at the line up of films and hope you will be too:

You can join/renew your membership and pay, at our upcoming screening or alternatively, membership forms are available from the Crewkerne Local Information Centre at the Town Hall. You can also download them from the Membership page of our website. Payment can be sent by post, left at the Local Information Centre or can be made via BACS. Details can be found on the form.

We look forward to seeing you next Friday and hopefully in January too!

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Roll up, roll up – our 2022 season is coming!

We’re pleased to announce that our next season has been finalised.

Our intention is to run a shorter season, of 6 films, starting in January 2022 and running until June. We’ll then aim to return to our normal pattern, of seasons running from September to May.

Membership for 2022 season

Membership for this 6 film season, will be £20 – that’s a little over £3 per film!

Visitors will be able to attend for £5 per film, payable on entry.

You can join or renew your membership at our upcoming screening of ‘Nomadland‘ on Friday 26th November.

Alternatively, membership forms will be available from the Crewkerne Local Information Centre at the Town Hall or can be downloaded from the Membership page of our website. Payment can be sent by post, left at the Local Information Centre or can be made via BACS. Details can be found on the form.

Schedule of films for 2022 season

We’re looking forward to bringing you a great selection of films that you may have missed over the last couple of years, due to the pandemic. We’ll be screening 5 films plus a Member’s Choice to end the season.

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It’s great to be back – next up is our Members’ Choice on Friday 26th November

Thanks to those of you who were able to come to our first screening of this resumed season – ‘Leave no Trace’. It was great to see a mix of familiar faces and visitors, who we hope will come again. The film was positively received and as ever, our audience were generous with their donations in return for cake!

As you’ll remember, our final film of a season is chosen by our members, from a short list of 3. Votes were cast at the screening and on line prior to it.

The winner, with 58% of the vote was ‘Nomadland‘.

Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

We’ll show the film at our next event, on Friday 26th November.

Doors will open at 7PM with the screening starting at 7:30. We’ll then hold a brief AGM after the screening.

A great way to end this season, with a film that won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Performance by a Lead Actress.

We look forward to seeing you then – get the date in your diary!

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We’re back! Resumption of screenings, starting 15th October

We’re pleased to announce the resumption of our screenings – our next event will be on Friday 15th October, at Wadham School.

We’ll be screening the remaining film from our paused 19/20 season “Leave No Trace” (PG). This is one of the films that we were most looking forward to bringing you from that season, so we’re glad to be able to restart with this gem.

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It earned rave reviews from many critics, including Mark Kermode, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardianthe NY Times and was voted one of Sight and Sound magazine’s films of 2018.

You can see the trailer by clicking here and can see reviews by clicking on the links above.
Members of FilmCrew from our 19/20 season have had their membership extended to cover this and our next screening (date TBC).  Entry will continue to be £6 for visitors.

How will screenings be affected by COVID-19?

In line with what we’ve experienced at other events, we’ll be taking some additional measures in light of the pandemic but will also be relying on our audience’s common sense and acknowledgement of others’ potential anxiety. We want to strike a balance between returning to some pre-pandemic normality, but mitigating any risks as much as reasonably possible:

  • Face masks won’t be mandatory, but if you feel more comfortable wearing one, then please do.
  • There is plenty of space in the auditorium, so if someone asks if you mind leaving a space between you, please accommodate this
  • Hand sanitiser will be available and we’ll minimise any opportunity for the sharing of items at the event
  • We will endeavour to provide refreshments as we have previously, but will ask volunteers to wear masks and gloves
  • We would ask anyone who attends to notify us if you should test positive for COVID-19 within 5 days after the event
  • Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19

Request for volunteers and committee members

Sadly, two of our committee members will not be able to continue in their roles and therefore we will be looking for members who may be interested in joining the committee or volunteering to assist the club in any way.  We are particularly looking for individuals who may be interested in assisting as secretary for the club, with promotion, assisting at screenings with projection or managing our DVD library.   We’d like to thank Marilyn and David for their fantastic work and support of the club over the years – we’ve all benefited from the films they have suggested, and while they will be sorely missed, we hope to still see them at future screenings.To allow members to consider whether they wish to expand their involvement, and to then finalise our plans for 2022, we will hold a brief AGM at a subsequent screening (likely to be in late November, date TBC). The extent of the services that we can offer is wholly dependent on the number of volunteers we have to assist the running of events, and we value any time you can give, even if it’s not as a committee member.

If you would like to discuss opportunities to assist us, please contact John Facey via filmcrewCC@gmail.com or 07749614048.

We look forward to seeing you on 15th October!

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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”

The Divine Order (2)

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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