We are trying to add a little flavour to our film shows throughout the season either with the help of local people/organisations, by enhancing the theme of a film or by discovering some gems from other countries.
This season’s focus will be on Germany
Two films will be shown on the afternoon of 28/01/18
German snacks will be available between the films.
More details to follow.
This year’s International focus is Spanish Language films.
The programme starts promptly at 2pm with :
Spirit of the Beehive
A beautiful 1973 Spanish classic about the ruinous legacy of the Civil War shown through the eyes of an imaginative child.
Sub-titles 97 minutes
A Spanish flavoured tea will be served at the end of this film.
There will also be an opportunity to test your knowledge of Spain and South America in our interval quiz.
The second film will be:
Like Water for Chocolate
Quirky love story from Mexico about love, family and food – a feast for the senses.
Sub-titles 112 minutes
The finishing time for the whole event is expected to be around 6pm
Tickets are £8 per person and are available at our regular shows, Crewkerne News in Falkland Square or the Community Office in the Town Hall.
Doors will open at 1.30pm
We are continuing our International film theme with an Italian Film Day on Sunday 31st January from 1045 am at Wadham School
We will be showing :
Bicycle Thieves – in this celebrated 1948 black and white classic a boy and his father frantically search the streets of Rome for the father’s stolen bicycle. Both know that without it the father cannot continue in his desperately needed job.
Sub -titles : 89 minutes
At the end of the film we will be serving a light Italian lunch with another alphabet quiz.
After lunch we will be showing Il Postino – this very popular film from 1994 is set on an island in the Gulf of Naples. A postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to the famous exiled Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. Subsequently he uses poetry to woo the local beauty.
Sub-titles: 108 minutes
Tickets are available at the film show onJanuary22 or from the Town Hall or from Crewkerne News.
The whole day will cost a total of £8. Tickets must be purchased by January 22nd.
Please check this website from January 24th for confirmation that sufficient ticket sales have enabled the film day to go ahead.
At our first ‘special’ film day – La Fete de Films Francais – we joined with Wadham School language students and Crewkerne’s Town Twinning Association to enjoy a taste of French cinema and French food. A nostalgic viewing of Le Ballon Rouge was followed by the well-received Les Choristes, served with a quiz on all things French and classic onion soup.
Members made generous contributions to Lily Limmer’s refreshment fund-raising, with the charities thoughtfully selected to match the evening’s film. So after The Railway Man your money went to Freedom from Torture and after The Invisible Woman the profits were sent to a women’s refuge.
At the final film/AGM, members were treated to a free glass of wine and a quiz testing our memory of the season’s films. The proud winner received a pack of ingredients for an Indian meal as a reminder of one of our favourite films – The Lunchbox.
Members continued to surprise and delight us with their insightful, pithy, sometimes witty, frequently moving responses on the reaction slips. Just a sample: The Grand Budapest Hotel was ‘a great Gothic romp for Christmas’, Nebraska ‘contrasted the isolation of big empty countryside with the idiosyncrasies of the human spirit – it takes all kinds of journeys to teach us about life’ and The Railway Man was ‘a heart-breaking but very important film of redemption, forgiveness and reconciliation. Having had an uncle die in Burma this was particularly poignant. If only the warring sides in Syria, Ukraine, Belfast could hear the message.’
There are more events to look forward next season. Watch this space!