STROUD FILM SOCIETY @ OPEN HOUSE
Thurs 5th ROOM 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his mother Ma (Brie Larson) are trapped in a windowless room. This is all the child has ever known. Ma tries to create a safe universe for him. At last, they escape to the bewilderment of the real world. A brilliant film of a well-read novel by Emma Donohue. (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 26th DHEEPAN Sri Lanka and Paris, the recent past. Dheepan (Jesuthasan Anthonythasan) is a Tamil Tiger engaged in the Civil War. As the Tamil's face defeat, he flees to France, taking a woman Yalini (Kalieasawri Srinivasan) and a little girl to pose as a family and seek asylum. (Cert 15) 7:30pm (see ticket details and contact info in listing above).
NAILSWORTH FILM CLUB @ THE ARKELL CENTRE
Fri 6th MACBETH This searing retelling of the Scottish play is powerfully cinematic, shot on location in winter on the Isle of Skye, with stunning and bloody battlefield scenes, it is not a tale for the squeamish. Fassbender and Cotillard both give powerful performances in the lead roles and we are invited to consider that their actions are driven by grief at the loss of their child rather than simple lust for power. (Cert 15) Bar opens at 7:30pm/film starts at 8pm See website for membership details.
Fri 27th LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP Kate Beckinsale turns in perhaps the best performance of her career in a film based on the novel Lady Susan by Jane Austen, in which the beautiful, amoral and penniless widow causes mayhem in the lives of all around her. (Cert U) Bar opens at 7:30pm/film starts at 8pm See website for membership details.
WICK FLIX @ THE PAINSWICK CENTRE
Fri 6th FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS A comedy/drama set in the 20’s and 30’s and based on the incredibly true story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), a New York heiress and socialite who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having the most terrible singing voice! Her husband (Hugh Grant) supports her in her journey to stardom at New York’s Carnegie Hall – an achievement that eventually allowed her to count Cole Porter and Sir Thomas Beecham among her many fans. (Cert PG) 7:45pm £6 (includes one free drink!)