Sunday 29 October
at Writhlington School, near Radstock
where our hosts for the session will be reel people, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.
Six excellent titles, all recently released in the UK, will feature on the day, all well worth considering for inclusion in your next programme:
After the Storm
A gentle, witty drama from Hirokazu Koreeda (Like Father, Like Son) about a dissolute private detective who tries to reconnect with three generations of his distrustful family following the death of his father.
“… an achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life.” Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph (Japan, 2016, Cert PG)
The Big Sick
Based on the screen-writers’ own true story, this romcom stars Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan as a couple who have to deal with their cultural differences as their relationship grows – and hits the rocks.
“A hugely enjoyable, lovable comedy.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (USA, 2017, Cert 15)
Director/cinematographer Kirsten Johnson exposes her many years behind the camera through a memoir made up of decades of footage shot all over the world.
“A personal memoir that becomes a fascinating examination of the ethics and responsibilities of being a documentary film-maker.” Allan Hunter, Daily Express (USA, 2016, Cert 15)
Award-winning drama from François Ozon (Potiche, 8 femmes). In the aftermath of WWI, a grieving young German woman meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits her fiancé’s grave to lay flowers.
“…. one of his most heartfelt films, beautifully made and very moving…” Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent (France/Germany, 2016, Cert 12A)
(UK, 2016, Cert 15)
Powerful costume drama set in 19th-century rural England. A young woman trapped in a loveless marriage embarks on a passionate affair with a worker on her husband’s estate, and finds she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
“This brilliantly feminist British indie film plunges a cold, sharp knife into the back of bonnet dramas.” Cath Clarke, Time Out (UK, 2016, Cert 15)
The Son of Joseph
Biblical and historical allusions morph into a modern comedy of manners, in this satirical tale from Eugène Green (The Portuguese Nun), following a young man’s search for the father who abandoned him.
“Brisk, witty, devotional and unabashedly intellectual, this is a deadpan delight.” David Parkinson, Radio Times (France/Belgium, 2016, Cert 12A)
Please note: this event is not open to the public, but anyone who is a member of the organising committee of any community cinema/film society that is signed up with Cinema for All, either as a member, associate, or affiliate, is welcome to attend.
You can pay by cheque or on-line, direct to the BFFS South West bank account – HSBC:
Sort Code: 40 09 19
Account No: 82664402 .
Please identify your transfer by WRITH.
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We are returning to Writhlington School in north Somerset for the second time, as guests of reel people, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.
The school is situated in Knobsbury Lane, just off the A362 Frome Road on the south-east edge of Radstock.
Click on the postcode for a map BA3 3NQ
There is ample free car parking in the school grounds near the main entrance.
Remember that the clocks go back overnight on 29th October – so you have the bonus of a lie-in before you start your journey…
Catering: As usual, the ticket price includes lunch, and there will be the usual choice of meat or vegetarian – details to follow; please make the choices of your group clear on the application form.
If you require a vegan alternative, there’s a space on the form but let us know as soon as possible so that the caterers can make arrangements.
There will also be refreshments throughout the day, including cake!
P.S. Don’t forget to say on your application how many veg./non-veg. lunches you require.