LANSDOWN FILM CLUB @ LANSDOWN HALL
Sun 6th COURT A 2014 Indian independent legal drama film, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane in his directorial debut. Featuring a cast of newcomers, the film examines the Indian legal system through the trial of an ageing folk singer at a Sessions Court in Mumbai.7:30pm £6/£5concs/£2annual membership
Sun 20th CHEVALIER Six competitive men play a series of bizarre games while sailing on a luxury yacht in the Aegean Sea. It was named the Best Film in the Official Competition at the London Film Festival in 2015. 7:30pm £6/£5concs/£2annual membership
Thurs 10th THE BIG LEBOWSKI When Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) – White Russian drinking hippie and avid bowler – is assaulted in a case of mistaken identity, he enlists the help of his bowling buddy Walter (John Goodman) to assist in a one-time job with a big pay-off. If the film itself isn’t enough to tempt you along, the Malthouse Bar and Kitchen's White Russians will be two-for-one, to save you a couple of trips to the bar. Plus, Stroud Bowl is just down the road if you fancy a couple of post-Lebowski games...Opens 7pm Film @ 8pm Free
STROUD FILM SOCIETY @ OPEN HOUSE
Thurs 3rd MUSTANG A 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Turkish-French film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven. The film is set in a remote Turkish village and depicts the lives of five young orphaned sisters and challenges they face growing up as girls in a conservative society. The event that triggers the family backlash against the five sisters at the beginning of the film is based on Ergüven's personal life. Cert 15. 7:30pm £40 for full year membership/£22 from Jan 2017. Contact Beth Cheyne on 01453 823551 for membership details and guest tickets, which cost £6 and must be booked in advance.
Thurs 24th TANGERINES Georgia, 1992. As the war between the Chechens and the Georgians breaks out, Estonian immigrants return to Estonia; but Ivo and Margus stay on to harvest their crops of tangerines and transport them home. When the war arrives, Ivo gives shelter to 2 wounded soldiers, Ahmed, a Chechen and Niko, a Georgian. These two swear to kill each other. Ivo is a peacemaker and this film is a plea for reconciliation and understanding in a belligerent world. Cert 15. 7:30pm (see ticket details in above listing)
NAILSWORTH FILM CLUB @ THE ARKELL CENTRE
Fri 11th DHEEPAN Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, Dheepan is a heart rending story of three strangers united by circumstances. Both a thriller and a powerful depiction of the immigrant experience. Cert 15. Bar opens at 7:30pm/film starts at 8pm See website for membership details.
Thurs 10th REVOLUTION - NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD A bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators, and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. 7pm (see website for ticket details)