Rye Film Club’s Winter Season


We have three diverse offerings for you, to take us into the new year…

Scene from The Zookeeper’s Wife

Friday 1st December – The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017 – 127 minutes)  Set in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation, this true story follows the attempts of Polish couple Antonina and Jan Zabinski to protect their animals and ensure their safety despite aerial bombing of the city and shortage of food. But, they also work secretly to give sanctuary to Jews escaping from the Warsaw Ghetto, following the German invasion of September 1939. Their perilous work enabled an estimated three hundred Jews to escape whilst safe houses were found for them. Starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruehl. ‘Great acting and great story-telling’. Rumours of free mince pies tonight are rife!

Friday 5th January  – West Side Story (1961 – 145 minutes)  Perhaps this film needs little introduction except to remind you that it retells the story of Romeo and Juliet in 1960s New York. Starring the lovely Natalie Wood, and Richard Beymer, hardly a household name these days, but a fine actor with a long career, latterly in American TV movies and series. Also starring are Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. With memorable dance routines and unforgettable songs, it ticks all the boxes when it comes to being a great film offering exciting all round entertainment.

Friday 2nd February – Mood Indigo (2013 – 131 minutes)  In complete contrast to January’s film, Mood Indigo is the surreal story of Colin (Romain Douris), a wealthy bachelor who falls in love with the beautiful Chloe (Audrey Tautou).

Unfortunately Chloe develops a rare (and surreal) illness when a flower starts to grow in her lungs and Colin then devotes his time to finding a cure for her. From director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) – a master of the surreal. (in French and English, with sub-titles)

Why not drop us a line of you have a favourite film that you would like us to include in our next program? Email us,  we would love to hear from you! 

Showing at Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye (7pm start, doors 6:30)


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