Film Listings June 2018


SUN 3RD STROUD AGAINST THE CUTS PRESENTS: DISPOSSESSION Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. over the past thirty years. The film reveals how individuals and communities are fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, while investigating the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy. Dispossession is the story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right. 7pm Free (Donations welcome!)

SUN 10th LANSDOWN FILM CLUB PRESENTS: NORTH OF THE SUN Inge Wegge and Jørn Nyseth Ranum spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island by the coast of Northern- Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean...7:30pm £6/£5concs/£2annual membership

SAT 23RD TRANSITION STROUD AND MISSION LIFEFORCE PRESENTS: A LIFE STORY Disillusioned by a story of consumption and alienation, a newly married couple are called to action. Carrying with them their unborn child, they embark on a year-long journey around the UK in search of the seeds of a different story, and with it hope for the future. We join Pete and Lily on an intimate and life-changing journey as they confront the stark reality of our times, and discover a hidden culture of connection and belonging. A Life Story tells a tale of both deep grief and inspired hope, unearthing the structures that perpetuate ecological destruction, whilst providing a soulful exploration of our humanity and our yearning to live in relationship to one another and the natural world. The film features conversations with grassroots activists and leading figures of the UK ecological movement, including: Satish Kumar (editor ‘The Ecologist’), Polly Higgins (ecocide lawyer), Bruce Parry (explorer and filmmaker), Martin Shaw (School of Myth), Jewels Wingfield (ecofeminist), Mac Macartney (Embercombe), Simon Fairlie (editor ‘The Land’), Peter Owen Jones (clergyman and presenter), Glennie Kindred (author and artist), and the late Patrick Whitefield (permaculturist). A night of film and discussion with Mission Lifeforce, Transition Stroud, the filmmakers Lily and Pete Sequoia and author/Ecocide lawyer Polly Higgins. 7:30pm £5 (donation otd) 

SUN 24TH LANSDOWN FILM CLUB PRESENTS: LOVING VINCENT A 2017 experimental animated biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh, and in particular, the circumstances of his death. It is the first fully painted animated feature film directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman. 7:30pm £6/£5concs/£2annual membership


FRI 1ST WICK FLIX: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN A hugely popular musical based around the life of the great circus impresario, PT Barnum, starring the talented Hugh Jackman. Some great scores support an interesting storyline in this feel-good film. Come on your own or with a group of friends and enjoy everything that Wick-Flix has to offer…7:30pm £7 (includes one drink!)


SUN 10TH EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: I, CLAUDE MONET From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words.  Based on over 2500 letters, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.  Shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots he painted, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration of some of the most loved and iconic scenes in western art. 3pm