Helmdon Presents: Films

Real cinema sound in the Reading Room!

The main aim is to have a good time watching with friends, and hopefully cover the costs, there may need to be adjustments to the refreshment charge if we don't .

Venue: The Reading Room, 20 Church Street, Helmdon NN13 5QJ
Time: Doors open 7:15pm - Films begin 7.30pm
Refreshments and Raffle - £5 per person

Film Programme

Films will be shown on the last Friday of the month, through to the new year (2024).
Links in blue are to Film Previews.

Febraury 24th 2023 - Ticket to Paradise - with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Doors 19.15, Start 19.30. £5 for refreshments and raffle.

March 31st - The Father - a British drama in which a man who is suffering from dementia resists his daughter's attempts to help him. Starring Anthony Hopkins and Oliva Coleman. https://youtu.be/OFnoRaLAclg

April 28th - Living - with Bill Nighy, Tom Burke, Aimee Lou Wood.LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful.

May 26th - The Duke - with Anna Maxwell Martin, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Jim Broadbent.In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery's history. https://youtu.be/2B2bxcnt4S4

June 30th - The Banshees of Inisherin with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson. Neighbours Padraic (Farrell) and Colm (Gleeson) have always been friends, until one day Colm abruptly declares that their friendship is over and he wants nothing more to do with Padraic.

July 28th - What's Love Got To Do With It? - For documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James), swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr Wrongs, to her eccentric mother Cath's (Emma Thompson) dismay. For Zoe's childhood friend and neighbour Kaz (Shazad Latif), the answer is to follow his parents' example and opt for an arranged (or "assisted") marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his hopeful journey from London to Lahore to marry a stranger, chosen by his parents, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a profoundly different approach to finding love.https://youtu.be/0LqOp2MNwao

August 25th - The Fablemans - Inspired by Steven Spielberg's own childhood, rediscover the magic of movies in The Fabelmans, a coming-of-age story about a young man uncovering a shattering family secret and the power of film and imagination to help us see the truth about ourselves and each other. With a star-studded cast featuring Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle and Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans tells a timeless tale of heartbreak, healing, and hope for the dreamer inside all of us.

September 29th - ALLELUJAH is a warm and deeply moving story about old age. When the geriatric ward in a small Yorkshire hospital is threatened with closure, the hospital decides to fight back by galvanizing the local community: they invite a news crew to film their preparations for a concert in honour of the hospital's most distinguished nurse. What could go wrong? ALLELUJAH celebrates the spirit of the elderly patients whilst paying tribute to the deep humanity of the medical staff battling with limited resources and ever-growing demand.