Film Listings June 2016


Sat 11th Rams In a secluded valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi, who haven’t spoken in 40 years, live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, all the animals in the area are culled to contain the outbreak, with many farmers abandoning their land. But the brothers don’t give up so easily – and each tries to stave off disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, they will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations – and themselves – from extinction. Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8pm £6/£5concs/£2members 

Sun 26th The New Girlfriend Claire’s closest friend since childhood, Lea, passes away leaving behind a husband, David, and a newborn baby. When Claire visits David’s house unexpectedly she finds him dressed in his dead wife’s clothes and feeding their baby with a bottle. He explains that Lea was well aware of his predilection, and eventually, so relieved that he has someone to share his secret with, David and Claire create a female persona for him named Virginia. As David begins to identify more strongly as Virginia, Claire, faces her own emotional watershed as her feelings for Virginia conflict with those she feels for her husband. Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8pm £6/£5concs/£2members


Thurs 16th A Great Day In Harlem In keeping with the musical theme of Fred Chance and David Corio’s Keeping Time exhibition, the Museum in the Park will be screening two of the best films ever made about Jazz. A Great Day in Harlem, in the story of a still photograph. Jean Bach made the film in 1958, recording the moment when photographer Art Kane made his iconic image of 57 of the greatest Jazz musicians on a street in Harlem. 8pm £5/£4(concs) to book call the Museum on 01453 763394

Thurs 23rd Jazz On A Summers Day In this film, the connection to still photography is through the director, Bert Stern, one of the great photographers of the 1950's. It was made in the same year as A Great Day in Harlem, during the Newport Jazz Festival. Stern's skill at framing images is apparent throughout. 8pm £5/£4(concs) to book call the Museum on 01453 763394


Sat 18th Sicko Michael Moore's devastating, convincing, and very entertaining documentary about the state of America's health care system. Screening as part of a fundraising weekend of events celebrating and defending the NHS organised by Stroud Against the Cuts.Visit the facebook event page here and the website below for further info. 7-9pm