Film Appreciation

Why not come along and spend a pleasant Monday afternoon with the Film Appreciation Group. You will be made very welcome!

Scout & Guide HQ
4th Monday of the month
1:45 pm, the film starts at 2.00 pm
  • Leader: Pat Morton - 01695 570039
  • Coordinator: Colin Russ - 01695 571360

There is a short intermission half way through the film for tea/coffee and biscuits and a short discussion after each film for those who wish to stay. Come along and sample our new, improved sound system. When available on the DVD, we will show subtitles to assist those with hearing problems/hearing aids.  You will be very welcome.

Film Appreciation Dates  2023

26th June. Gosford Park (2001).

Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate where Sir William McCordle and his wife Lady Sylvia gather relations and friends for a weekend shooting party. But all is not well neither among the  bejewelled guests nor in the attic bedrooms occupied by the servants labouring for the comfort of their employers. The film has a host of well-known stars and won the Best British Film Award.

24th July. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (1998).

The film is set on the unspoilt Greek Island of Cephalonia during the Second World War when Greece was occupied by Italy. The Italians are initially met with resentment but gradually their passion and love of life wins the people over but the war intervenes and life takes a turn for the worst. Captain Corelli may have to return to Italy and leave the woman he loves. The film has breath taking scenery.

28th August. My House In Umbria (2005).

It was supposed to be a routine shopping trip to Milan by train. As the train rolls through the picturesque Italian countryside, the eight strangers in the railway compartment are faced with an unexpected incident which changes their lives. The film boasts lovely Italian vistas and stars Ronnie Barker, Timothy Spall and Maggie Smith.

25th September. War of the Worlds (2005).

This is a contemporary retelling of the H G Wells classic. The sci-fi thriller recounts the extraordinary battle for the future of mankind through the eyes of one American family. It stars Tom Cruise as the father racing to keep his family safe from the extra terrestrial invaders. It contains spectacular special effects and will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat!

23rd October. A Song To Remember (2011).

This is the life story of Frederick Chopin, a child prodigy whose love of his Polish homeland inspires his music and fires his anger against the Czarist tyrants who occupy his country. Taken to safety in Paris he meets Georges Sand (Merle Oberon). Under her influence he becomes an international sensation but his heart will always belong to his beloved Poland. The film contains some of Chopin’s most famous and well-known works.

27th November. Persuasion (2007).

This is a new adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s most admired novels. Anne fell in love with a young naval officer at the age of nineteen. Unfortunately he had no fortune or rank so her parents were opposed to the match. Eight years later Anne regrets her decision to break off her engagement. When he appears back from sea will she have another chance?

22nd January 2024. Educating Rita (1983).

Rita, a hairdresser, wants to ‘find herself’ rather than have a baby so she joins the Open University. Frank is a disillusioned University professor who doesn’t find his job rewarding. He is very cynical. Rita comes along and is an unusual challenge. They find a new lease of life through each other. The film stars Michael Caine and Julie Walters.


Last Updated on June 22, 2023