Film Club: The Guernsey Literary Potato and Peel Pie Society, October 29th

Our first feature film will be shown on Monday October 29th, 7 for 7:30, full details on the film can be found here on IMDB.

A correspondence begins between Juliet Ashton and members of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, with them sharing their experiences of Nazi Occupied Guernsey. When an idea for a book catches Juliet she goes to visit the island, making lifelong friends and taking life changing steps along the way. This book is told by way of letters and as the reader, you become enchanted by the writers of them and the love Juliet comes to feel for each of the Islanders; Dawsey, Amelia, Isola, Eben, Kit and Elizabeth. A beautiful story of love, friendship and the sadness of friends lost.

We will be providing a bar and ice creams prior to the film from 7pm with a short introduction and the feature at 7:30pm. The feature runs for two hours which we will show straight through with no interval this time. For those that came to the preview evening you will know the hall now has a widescreen format projector screen, a player and projector which will use Blu-ray format discs, the best quality available, along with brand new large stereo speakers.

Pay on the door for £6 or buy a season membership (also on the door) for £30 giving access to all six films and a guaranteed seat.

Season Dates

Films on the shortlist for the second round of voting will be announced at the November and December screenings, the list is likely to include the films below plus new choices as suggested to the club.

  • On Chesil Beach – Drama – ( Romance and tension on a Dorset beach )
  • The Leisure Seeker – Comedy – ( Escape from a nursing home by caravan )
  • Call Me By Your Name – Drama – ( Romance on the Italian Riviera )
  • Ocean’s 8 – Crime – ( 8 women plan a heist in New York )
  • Journey’s End – Historical – ( WW1 group of soldiers struggle )
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – Western – ( Raindrops keep falling on your head )
  • Phantom Thread – Drama – ( 1950s dress maker in London )
  • The Children Act – Drama – ( Blood transfusion courts marriage tension )
  • The Happy Prince – Drama – ( Oscar Wilde and Rupert Everett )
  • The Time of Their Lives – Comedy – ( Joan & Pauline Collins escape retirement )
  • Jean de Florette – Foreign – ( Greedy landowner blocks water source )
  • The Bookshop – British – ( Opening a bookshop despite opposition )

The Hall can be found here, for any questions or queries please use the contact form or reply to this email.