Can this season produce the level of enjoyment and contemplation that we enjoyed last season? The average reaction from our members to the films was an incredible 85% – a new record!
Our new season starts on Friday September 8th with Lion. Without giving too much away, this dramatic film tells of the incredible real-life experience of a 5 year old boy, born to a poor family in India and then growing up in a completely different world in Australia. We believe you will find the story both heart-wrenching and heart-warming.
We have succeeded in passing our minimum target of 100 members for the coming season but another 20 or so new members would help us to build up our financial reserves. Please consider recommending the club to your friends and family. Adult memberships cost £25 (under 18s are half price). Application forms can be printed off from our website or picked up at the Town Hall. Alternatively, new members can just turn up at the first show next week and join at the door.
Doors open at Wadham School at 7pm on Friday – the show starts at 7.30pm. We look forward to another enjoyable year together.
Apologies for contacting the 75 members who have already re-joined but this is a final reminder to everyone else that this Friday is the deadline for you to cash in your reward.
Send your membership application in by this Friday (June 30th) and you can save 12% by renewing your membership for a mere £22.
Application forms are available from the Town Hall or may be printed from the Membership page on this website. If you have a query please ring 01935 822656.
All applications after this date will be subject to the full charge.
Act now and avoid a year of regret!
The members have chosen, by a clear majority, to have A United Kingdom as their season ending film on Friday 26th May. The film stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo and is based on the events arising from a love story which had serious political repercussions in Britain in the 1950s.
Immediately after the film we will have our AGM. This is a mercifully brief, paperless meeting but as we are required to do it we will be offering our customary bribe of a glass of wine to those who attend. We will also be inviting people to volunteer to help the club. The greatest need is for people to help prepare and serve hot drinks so please let us know if you would be able to help us out a couple of times during the year. If you would prefer to do something else please let us know and we’ll discuss it with you. All offers will be gratefully received.
We will also be offering a discount to members who renew their membership on the night. The membership will cost £22 instead of the regular cost of £25. Membership forms will be available when you arrive for the show. We would prefer cheques (payable to FilmCrew) or the correct amount of cash if possible please. After this show, membership forms will be available online via the membership page on this website and also at the Town Hall. If you have any membership queries please contact Joan on 01935 822656.
Our final request is for the return of all borrowed DVDs so that our librarian can spend the summer checking them over (lucky thing!).
We do hope that you enjoy the last film but if you can’t be there we wish you an enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you again in September.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR MEMBERS: JOIN BY JUNE 30 AND GET 9 FILMS FOR £22 (12% off the full membership price)
The list of films for the coming season is as follows:
|Lion – Heart-breaking and heart-warming lost-and-found drama set in India and Tasmania
|The Olive Tree – Gently amusing Spanish fable about a quest for justice and an ancient tree
|Manchester by the Sea – Casey Affleck excels in this deeply moving drama about loss and guilt
|Les Parapluies de Cherbourg – A classic French musical for Christmas – better than LaLaLand!
|I Daniel Blake – Ken Loach tackles the human cost of the benefit system in this hard-hitting story
|The Eagle Huntress – Awe-inspiring documentary tale of a Kazakh girl’s courage and ambition
|Burn, Burn, Burn – Funny and youthful British road movie about life, death and friendship
|Hidden Figures – Inspirational true story of three gifted black women working for NASA
|Members’ Choice – chosen from a shortlist in April
If you are planning to rejoin at the final film on May 26 please bring your payment (£22 per head) to that show. To reduce queuing we would prefer payment by cheque (payable to FilmCrew) or the correct change . You’ll also be given a renewal form to complete when you arrive.
If you can’t attend that evening please send the money with a friend or else print a form from the Membership page on the website and post it to the address shown on the form.
If you have any problems renewing your membership please phone Joan Clemow on 01935 822656
The winner of the members’ choice vote for May 26th is ………..
A United Kingdom
More details to follow
This Friday evening (April 21) will be busy.
First off will be a viewing of trailers from the short-listed films for our final show (May 26). The choice is between:
- A United Kingdom
- Love and Friendship
- My Old Lady
Members will then be asked to vote for the film of their choice.
Further details of these films can be found at imdb.com
Finally we will screen the delightful Indian film, The Crow’s Egg. It depicts life in the slums of Chennai and stars two local child actors. We think that it is very likely that you’ll be moved by this film!
Doors open at 7pm, trailers start at 7.30pm.
Hope to see you there.
This coming Friday is of course March 24th!
Please accept our apologies for the error in the earlier message