Helmdon Presents: Film Club - Programme Archive

Film Club Programme
Mar 2019 - Aug 2019

Fri 22 Mar 2019 - A star is born (2018) Drama; music; romance; 136mins; 15

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Fri 26 Apr - Swimming with Men (2018) comedy; drama; romance; 96mins; 12A

A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.

Fri 24 May - Leave no trace (2018) drama; 109mins; 12

A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.

Fri 28 June - Burn, Burn, Burn (2015) comedy; drama; 106 mins; 15

Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses.

Fri 19 July - Faces, Places (2017) French with subtitles; documentary; 94mins; PG

Agnes Varda, one of the leading lights of France's honored French New Wave cinema era, and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., collaborate on a special art project. Together, they take photographs of people around the country and create special colossal mural pictures of individuals, communities and places they want to honour and celebrate. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world.

Fri 23 Aug 2019 - The old man and the gun (2018) Biography; comedy; crime; 93mins; 12A

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), tracing his history…. from an audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70, to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Film Club Programme
Sept 2018 - Feb 2019

Friday 21 Sep 2018 - Phantom Thread (2017) Drama; romance; 130mins; 15

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Friday 12 Oct - 3 Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri (2017) Comedy; crime; drama, 115mins; 15

A darkly comic crime drama in which a woman pressures the police into continuing the investigation into her daughter's murder

Friday 23 Nov - Coco (2017) Animation; adventure; comedy; 105mins; PG

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Friday 04 Jan 2019 - Call me by your Name (2017) Romance; drama, 132mins; 15

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant..

Friday 25 Jan 2019 - The Shape of Water ( 2017) Drama; adventure; fantasy, 123mins; 15

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity

Friday 22 Feb 2019 - The Post (2017) Biography; drama; history, 116mins; 12A

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents, pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Film Club Extra
Programme to November 2018

Film Club Extra - Open to everyone

Screening of Blade Runner 2049 (15)

Helmdon Reading Room, 7.30pm Thursday 29 November 2018 (Doors open 7:10pm)

Some additional film screenings are coming to Helmdon to complement the existing film club programme. These films will either be longer or more art house (or both) than the usual film club programme.

We'll be showing a series of three films on a Thursday night during the winter months, starting with 'Blade Runner 2049' on 29 November 2018.

Relax with some popcorn and a beer/glass of wine and be surprised by the quality of the surround sound in Helmdon's Reading Room!

Right on your doorstep and at the bargain price of £3, or free to film club members.
Please do join us and bring your friends along too. Hope to see you there!
Emma Gray

Film Club Programme
Jan 2018 - Aug 2018

Friday 05 January

The Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Biography; drama; 117mins; 15

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Friday 26 January

The Eagle Huntress (2016) Documentary; adventure; sport; 87mins; U

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle huntress. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey

Friday 23 February

Manchester by the Sea (2016) Drama; 137mins; 15

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies

Friday 16 March

Hidden Figures (2016) Biography; drama; history; 127mins; PG

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.

Friday 13 April

Death of Stalin (2017) comedy; 106mins; 15

The film follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death as the men in Stalin's council enter an "interview" process unlike any other.

Tuesday 01 May 7 p.m.

NT Live Encore screening of The Audience at a cost of £3 members and £5 non-members

The Audience breaks the contract of silence between monarch and prime minister as it imagines a number of pivotal weekly audience meetings. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional- sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

Friday 25 May

Lion (change of film)

I am sorry to say we are not going to be able to show the originally published film and are therefore substituting an alternative "Lion" . This is a very moving film which has won numerous awards. The story is about "A five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family."

Bring plenty of hankies. The film is rated PG and lasts just under 2 hours. Many apologies for the substitution.

Friday 22 June

The Levelling (2016) drama; 83mins; 15

When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face the man she hasn't spoken to in years: her father Aubrey (David Troughton).

Friday 13 July

Murder on the Orient Express Crime; drama; mystery; 114mins; 12A

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is recruited to solve the case. All-star cast.

Friday 17 August

Whiplash A promising young drummer enrols at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.