Wokingham Film Society
See schedule below
Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3EU
Formed in 2013 to bring independent cinema back to Wokingham, Wokingham Film Society usually screens on the 2nd Thursday each month, at:
The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU. (How to get there)
CURRENT FILM PROGRAMME:
|Thursday||28th September||7.30pm||Moonlight (15)||Acclaimed multi Oscar winner looks at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. This showing will include talk by Reading University Film Studies lecturer Dr Stefan Solomon.|
|Thursday||12th October||7.30pm||Their Finest (12A)||A former secretary (Gemma Arterton) newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Also stars Bill Nighy as veteran actor Ambrose Hilliard struggling to accept that his days as a leading man are over.|
|Thursday||26th October||7.30pm||Under the Shadow (15)||"A ghostly Iranian gem. Otherworldly forces terrorise a mother and daughter in this provocative horror set in 1980s Tehran" Mark Kermode, The Observer.|
|Thursday||9th November||7.30pm||Hidden Figures (PG)||At the height of the space race in the early 60s, NASA found untapped talent in a group of black female mathematicians. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, we follow their struggles and triumphs as they rose the ranks alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return.|
|Thursday||16th November||7.30pm||The Flying Scotsman (15)||Special presentation in association with Wokingham Cycling Club (Wokingham Cycle Club members will qualify for the members ticket price). The true story of Graeme Obree, the champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines only to have his title stripped from him, leading to a new struggle with mental health problems. Stars Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) and Brian Cox|
|Thursday||7th December||7.30pm||The Red Turtle (PG)||A shipwrecked mariner is washed ashore on a small and deserted tropical island. He builds a raft and sets off to the wide sea, however, an indistinguishable adversary prevents him from escaping. Each day, the exhausted man never giving up hope will attempt to make a new, more improved raft, but the sea is vast with wonderful and mysterious creatures and the island's only red turtle won't let the weary survivor escape that easily. Is this the heartless enemy?|
|Thursday||11th January 2018||7.30pm||My Cousin Rachel (12A)||Daphne du Maurier classic mystery gets a reboot from director, with Rachel Weisz taking the ambiguous heroine/villain lead role originally taken by Olivia de Havilland in the 1952 original. A young man plots revenge against the widow he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.|
|Thursday||25th January 2018||7.30pm||Frantz (12A)||Stars Pierre Niney and Paula Beer. In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious Frenchman who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers. A relationship develops leading to complex personal conflicts for both the young widow and the Frenchman.|
Or just turn up! Doors open at least 30 minutes before the performance.
More information: wokinghamfilmsociety.com.