Film Appreciation

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

Scout & Guide HQ
4th Monday of the month
9.45 am for tea or coffee and biscuits followed by the film at 10.00 am
  • Leader: Pat Morton - 01695 570039
  • Coordinator: Colin Russ - 01695 571360

There will be 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 add the subtitles option to assist those with hearing problems/hearing aids.  You will be very welcome.


Film Appreciation:  May – September 2019


27th May.  Charlotte Gray (2001)

1943. The world is at war. Charlotte Gray, a young Scottish woman, is parachuted into France to liaise with the French Resistance. Unofficially she is also looking for her lover, Peter, an airman missing in action in France. As she becomes more deeply involved with the Resistance she realises that her love of France and its people will change her life forever.

 

 

 


24th June.  The Queen (2006)

Following the death of Diana, the Queen (Helen Mirren) and her family remain hidden behind closed doors. Tony Blair, the new and increasingly popular Prime Minister, battles to convince the monarchy that its desire for privacy could lead to its downfall.

 

 

 

 


22nd July: Becket. Owing to the length this film will start at 9. 45am.

This is one of the great historical epics, starring Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton. Henry II appoints Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury. He is soon in conflict, torn between his loyalty to God and his friendship with his lifelong friend, the king.

 

 

 

 


26th August: Finding Neverland

This is the story of J.M. Barrie’s extraordinary journey to create the classic story of Peter Pan, from his first inspiration to the night of the play’s premiere. It stars Johnny Depp,  Kate Winslet , Dustin Hoffman and Julie Christie.

 

 

 

 

 


23rd September: The Mission.

This is based on a true story and is a visually sweeping spectacle. Two men battle to save a South American Indian tribe from enslavement by 18th Century colonial empires. It stars Robert de Niro and Jeremy Irons.

 

 

 

 

 

 


28th October: The Guernsey Literary Meat and Potato Peel Society (2018).

This is an historical romantic drama based on the book of the same name. In the aftermath of WW2, a writer forms an unexpected relationship with the residents of Guernsey. The film has wartime pathos, mystery and stunning photography.

 

 

 

 

 


25th November: The Constant Gardener (2005).

A diplomat on the hunt for his wife’s murderer uncovers a treacherous conspiracy which will destroy millions of innocent people unless he can reveal its sinister roots. It is from the book by John le Carre and stars Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz.