Film Club: Date Change to 7th December

Due to unforeseen circumstances I can’t be there to show a film on Dec 2nd and have moved the date of the next film in the village hall to Tuesday December 7th at which we will show The Lives of Others.

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others, set in 1984 in East Germany tells the story of Gerd Wiesler an officer with the Stasi and a loyal German citizen. He attends a play written by a Mr Dreyman who Gerd believes needs to be monitored more closely – but as events unfold Gerd warms to Mr Dreyfus and starts to protect the playwright and his family by clandestine means. Eventually Gerd’s actions catch up with him and he finds himself doing menial tasks until the unbelievable happens.

The Lives of Others won an Oscar in 2007 for Best Foreign Film, and is a gripping historical drama.

Christmas Bonus Film: Elf

To tickle your funny bones I plan to screen Elf in December (date TBA) along with Christmas festivities. The screening will include dressing up in elf costumes (or Christmas jumpers), mince pies and mulled wine. We will need volunteers to help with the food, ticket desk, and wine – please let me know if you can help.

Synopsis: Raised as an over-sized elf, a human travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

Elf will require pre-booking which will be announced soon. If you haven’t seen it the trailer is here.

2022 Outlook

Already planned for next year (on dates TBA) are:

  • Parasite – Trailer – Reviews (Oscar winning film from Korea)
  • Nomadland – Trailer – Reviews (Frances McDormand again)
  • The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? – Trailer – Reviews (Musical biopic)
  • The Father – Trailer – Reviews (Oscar winner on dementia)

In addition, I have positive indication from the licensing firm that we will be able to show the new James Bond film. Until now the makers of 007 have prevented the film being shown other than in main cinemas.

See you soon, Bill.