Film club summer programme

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All is back on track now for business as usual in August. We hope you’ll enjoy The Duke which has received excellent reviews. Following on from that we have three romances to see you through the summer into the autumn, one set in California, one on a Russian train and the other in the Orkneys. Love it seems is definitely all around.

Friday August 5 – THE DUKE (2020 – 95 minutes)(cert. 12)

In 1961 Kempton Bunton a 60 year-old taxi driver, steals Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from London’s National Gallery. He sent ransom notes saying he would return the portrait if the government would invest more money in care of the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. A true, uplifting story of a man who set out to change the world and save his marriage. With great performances from Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren, you can expect a very enjoyable evening. (7pm start, doors 6:30pm)

Friday September 2 – LICORICE PIZZA (2021 – 128 minutes)(cert. 15)

This the story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) growing up in the San Fernando Valley in 1973 as they go through the treacherous navigation of their first love. Written and directed by acclaimed director Paul Thomas Anderson, the film also stars Sean Penn. (7pm start, doors 6:30pm)

Friday October 7 – COMPARTMENT NO. 6 (2021 – 107 minutes)(cert. 15)

A Grand Prix winner at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this is the story of a young Finnish girl who escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow, by boarding a train for Murmansk in the Arctic Circle. Forced to share the journey and a tiny sleeping car with a Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads them both to face the truth about their own yearning for human connection. Starring Yuriy Borisov and Seudu Haarla, the film is in Russian and Finnish, with English subtitles. (7pm start, doors 6:30pm)

Friday November 4 –  THE ROAD DANCE (2021 – 116 minutes)(cert. 15)

A young girl lives in the Outer Hebrides in a small village in the years just before the first world war. Isolated and hard by the shore, her life takes a dramatic change when a terrible tragedy befalls her. According to one rave review ‘This was simply superb…the lead actress was awesome…a difficult watch in places…everyone should watch it…a hidden gem’. (7pm start, doors 6:30pm)

All films are showing at the Rye Community Centre in Conduit Hill, £5, licensed bar.

Image Credits: John Izod .

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