New date for Brooklyn

The date for our re-arranged showing of Brooklyn should be Friday March 24 not March 18.

Many apologies.

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A fruity film?

Well not really.

Tangerines is a highly regarded film about the conflict in Georgia after the break up of the Soviet Union. If you’d like to know more about the background to the conflict we suggest that you read the green programme notes that have been issued to all members. The film is being shown this Friday at Wadham School.

Hopefully all members have received an apology from the school for a change of date to our programme. Brooklyn will now be shown on Friday March 18.

Finally we would like to thank everyone who came to our Spanish afternoon last week. We beat our target of 50 attenders and judging by the comments received it went down well. We will be looking at a different country next year and will be announcing the date with our regular programme in May so that members can plan ahead.

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

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Last chance for Spanish Day tickets

Sunday 29th January is the date of the 3rd International Day at Wadham School.

Doors will open at 1.30pm

At 2pm we will be showing Spirit of the Beehive. This critically acclaimed 1973 Spanish classic is about the ruinous legacy of the Civil War shown through the eyes of an imaginative child.

There will be complimentary Spanish food and good old English tea at the end of the film (approx 3.45pm) We’ll also be providing a Spanish quiz during the interval.

Then at around 4.10pm we’ll be showing Like Water for Chocolate – a quirky love story from Mexico about love, family and food – a feast for the senses. We expect the event to end at approximately 6.00pm with the presentation of the prize to the quiz  winner.

Film notes to both films will be provided free of charge and the films will have sub-titles.

Tickets are a mere £8 per person and are currently on sale at the Community Office in the Town Hall or at Crewkerne News in Falkland Square.

We hope you’ll be able to come and also encourage your friends to attend this special event.

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There’s Room for all this Friday

Welcome to the first offering of the New Year on Friday 13th January.

Room covers a difficult topic with sensitivity. Brie Larsen was awarded an Oscar for her performance as the young mother in desperate circumstances and the child actor playing the five year old Jack is wonderful also.  Mark Kermode describes Room as ‘an unexpectedly life-affirming parable ……. a heart-breaking tale of the power of motherly love’.

We are delighted to report that one of our members, Stephen Morrice, has kindly undertaken to make cakes for the remainder of our shows this season. Your cake donations will be given to CHICKS, which provides disadvantaged children with a holiday on Dartmoor. Please give generously to this valuable cause.

The hot drinks will continue to be provided by our noble volunteers and we are asking people to pay 50p per cup to cover costs.

We’re also pleased to announce that your cake donations in the Autumn have enabled us to give £70 to each of the following charities (nominated by members):

Purple Field Productions (Ilminster)

Children’s Hospice South West

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Finally, don’t forget that tickets for our Spanish Language film afternoon on Sunday 29th January will be on sale from the front desk on Friday. The cost of £8 covers two films, refreshments and a quiz .Our previous international days (France and Italy) have been great successes but we do need to sell 50  tickets to make it viable.

Looking forward to meeting up again on Friday. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm


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Strictly dancing in Japan and Blackpool

Shall We Dance this Friday (December 9th) has nothing to do with Ed Balls re-birth as a National Treasure but instead shows a surprising side of Japanese life. We hope you find it heart warming. You’ll certainly be warmed by the accompanying mulled wine and pastries!

We are sorry to have to announce that the couple who have been providing our cakes for the past 18 months, Carol and Richard, have had to stop for family reasons. We would like to give them a huge thank you for all their hard work and praise them for the £1000 + that they raised for charity in this time.  We now have a vacancy for anyone who would like to bake (or buy) cakes and sell them at the shows. Please let us know at the show if you’re interested as otherwise we’ll probably have stop providing them in future.

Finally, advance notice of our 3rd International Film Day.              The theme this time will be Spain. The first film will start at 2 pm, then there will be a break for tea/coffee and Spanish fare, and then we will show the second film. The programme will end by 6.30pm.  The event takes place on Sunday January 29th at Wadham School for an all-inclusive price of £8.                                            Tickets will be on sale at our show this Friday.

Doors open this Friday at 7pm film starts 7.30pm.

See you there

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Fighting for the right to vote

It may seem ironic, considering the level of debate in this week’s US presidential election, that a massive struggle for the right to vote was taking place 50 years ago. This Friday’s film, Selma, charts the events of that time and the rise to national prominence of the non-violent civil rights leader, Martin Luther King. Both of the main roles (MLK & LBJ) are taken by British actors. Highly acclaimed by the critics with a score of 99% on the tomatometer.

Can we also remind you to bring your used plastic milk container tops to the show (any colour) as we are now helping to support the work of the local multiple sclerosis society.

Doors open at 7pm – show starts at 7.30pm.

See you there.


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45 Years (and counting)

They say you get a longer sentence for marriage than for you do for murder. A little harsh perhaps but 45 Years explores the issues in a long relationship where not everything is as it seems. Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay give outstanding performances in the main roles.

We will be showing the film on Friday week (14th October).

Members who missed our first show will be able to collect their free copies of our brochure and programme notes on the night.

Doors open at 7.00pm – show starts at 7.30pm.

Hope to see you there.

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