Film Listings November 2017

Our monthly guide to independent film screenings in and around Stroud...


Sat 11th Kitsch Cult Classics: Lost Boys The first in a series of cult classic films screened at the popular coffee and wine bar in Ebley starting with the Lost Boys: after moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires…7pm Free (a £5 deposit bags you a reservation on the evening which is refunded to you on the night.) Hot dogs and popcorn available on the night!


Sun 5th Stroud Book Festival: Fahrenheit 451 Truffaut’s 1966 classic adaptation of the dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury portrays an oppressive future society where all reading material is banned. Presented by Lansdown Film Club and the Stroud Film Festival as part of this year’s Stroud Book Festival. Book Festival) 8pm £7/£6concs

Sun 12th Transition Stroud Presents: Tomorrow The Transition Stroud annual get together and AGM for 2017 including a screening of Demain (Tomorrow) by Ciryl Dion and Melanie Laurent. Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. 2pm (film starts) Free

Sun 12th Lansdown Film Club: Radiator A darkly comic examination of family life, marriage, age and love. 8pm £6/£5 concessions with an annual membership fee of £2

Sun 26th Lansdown Film Club: Harmonium Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life. 8pm £6/£5 concessions with an annual membership fee of £2

Fri 17th Syria’s Disappeared Amnesty International Mid-Gloucestershire group invites you to a screening of the acclaimed film, Syria’s Disappeared: the case against Assad produced by Nicola Cutcher who will be appearing to take questions and lead discussion after the 50 minute film. Proceeds to Amnesty International for the ‘I Welcome’ (refugees) campaign. 7pm £5otd


Thurs 23rd Malthouse Cinema Club: The Grinch On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (played by Jim Carrey) who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town…7:30pm £15 (includes food! X1 mains and x1 side dish)


Thurs 2nd Stroud Film Society: Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film was released in the same year that the Stroud Film Society was formed (1958!) by Jack and Grace Allington of Ebley. In the recent British Film Institute survey of the 100 best films of all time, Vertigo came first. So the Society has chosen this film to help celebrate their 60th Anniversary, when, beside the film there will be wine, some nibbles and chat, so expect a longer evening than usual! 7:30pm £6guest ticket/£40 season membership

Thurs 23rd Stroud Film Society: I Am Not Your Negro This excellent documentary is based upon the writings of James Baldwin. It deals with the lives and deaths of his friends, Martin Luther King Junior, Malcolm X and Medgar Evans, It is narrated by Samuel Jackson and incorporates other media works. 7:30pm £6guest ticket/£40 season membership


Sat 25th The Balled of Shirley Collins - Screening plus Q&A A lyrical response to the life-and-times of one of folk music’s most totemic figures, The Ballad of Shirley Collins is a meditative slice of documentary portraiture, chronicling one woman’s attempts to sing again after a 37-year battle with a debilitating voice disorder. The film screening will be followed by Q&A with film makers. £6adv/£7otd/£4 under 25's


Fri 24th Film Night: My Cousin Rachel A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.7:30pm check website for tickets and further info


Fri 10th Nailsworth Film Club: Room Based on Emma Donoghue’s novel, this heart-breaking yet life-afirming drama is told from the viewpoint of a 5-year-old boy. The film explores the love between him and his mother, kidnapped and imprisoned in a sound-proof shed 7 years earlier, and how she creates a whole world for him in this tiny space. Brilliantly filmed with near-perfect performances by the two main characters, ‘Room’ will bring a lump to your throat. 7:30pm £6guest ticket/Season Membership: £27.50 single adult/£49.50 couple


Thurs 16th National Theatre Live: Follies Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. 6:45pm

Tues 21st Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney At the Royal Academy of Arts Intimate, revealing never-before-seen interviews with one of the world's most popular living artists. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity. 1pm/6:50pm