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||24th May||7.30pm||Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15)||Stars Jamie Bell and Annette Benning. Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.|
|Wednesday||30th May||1.30pm||Summer Holiday (U)||Special dementia-friendly screening in association with the The Wokingham Borough Dementia Action Alliance. To provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for people with dementia there will be an interval and subdued lighting will be kept on during the film. Complimentary refreshments will be provided afterwards. |
Directed by Peter Yates. The well-loved Cliff Richard classic musical featuring no less than 3 number one hit singles Summer Holiday and Bachelor Boy/The Next Time for Cliff himself and Foot Tapper for the Shadows. Also stars Melvyn Hayes (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), Una Stubbs and Lauri Peters.
|Thursday||14th June||7.30pm||The Death of Stalin (15)||Written and directed by Armando Iannuci (The Thick of It, Veep, In the Loop). "A sulphurous black comedy about backstairs Kremlin intrigue following the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953" 5* Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.|
|Thursday||12th July||7.30pm||Lady Macbeth (15)||Based on Nikolai Leskov's 1865 novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.|
|Thursday||9th August||7.30pm||Kills on Wheels (15)||A Hungarian action-comedy about a wheelchair-bound assassin gang. "If you see one film about a Hungarian hitman in a wheelchair this year, make sure it’s this one." 3* Leslie Felperin, The Guardian.|
|Thursday||20th September||7.30pm||In Between (15)||Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. "This bittersweet debut feature from Maysaloun Hamoud is a spiky treat." 4* Mark Kermode, The Guardian.|
Or just turn up! Doors open at least 30 minutes before the performance.
More information: wokinghamfilmsociety.com.