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

NB Pat is seeking a new Leader or team of Leaders to take over in due course.

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  2024

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.

February 26th. Hidden Figures

The film tells the story of three African-American women working at NASA. They were the brains behind the launch into orbit of the astronaut John Glenn. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines, a great achievement at that time in America.

March 25th. The Shell Seekers

This film is based on the bestselling novel by Rosamunde Pilcher. Filmed entirely on location in Ibiza, London, Cornwall and the lovely villages of the Cotswolds, the story centres on Penelope and her troubled relationship with her children. You will not be disappointed!

April 22nd. Shenandoah

Shenandoah tells the dramatic story of a man caught in a dilemma as a Virginian farmer
during the American Civil War. He refuses to support the Confederacy as he is opposed to slavery. He will not support the Union as he is opposed to war. When his son is taken
prisoner he is forced to change his mind and come to a decision.

May 27th. The Shawshank Redemption

City banker, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), is convicted of two murders he didn’t commit and is condemned to life imprisonment in Shawshank Prison. He forms an unlikely friendship with Red, (Morgan Freeman) and finds ways of surviving, using his banking skills. There is a certain amount of violence to start but the film becomes quite positive and very interesting.

24th June. Ring of Bright Water

Grahame Nevill (Bill Travers) buys an otter from a London pet shop and decides to leave the hustle and bustle of the city for the tranquil beauty of the Scottish Highlands. He and Mij, the otter become the best of friends. When Grahame meets and falls in love with the village doctor (Virginia McKenna) the three become inseparable. This film will make you laugh. The scenery is really beautiful. You will think you are on holiday!

22nd July. The Kite Runner

This was a bestselling novel and one of the most acclaimed films of the year. Amir and
Hassan were inseparable friends until one fateful incident tore them apart. Years later Amir will embark on a dangerous quest to right the wrongs of the past. A lot of the film is set in Pakistan with subtitles. Some of the dialogue is in English.


Last Updated on May 22, 2024