Slaley Film club would like to announce the programme for our eleventh season, starting in September 2014, and finishing in May 2015. The rating for each film is shown in brackets after the title.
Shows in the Commemoration Hall are always on a Friday evening, starting at 7.30 pm (doors open at 7 pm). The admission charge of £5 (£3 for under 16s) includes your supper, but not a drink (you’re welcome to bring your own).
September 19th, 2014: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (15)
Set in the fictional former republic of Zubrowka, this film recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. As the adventure unfolds, the two heroes find themselves entangled with a savage private investigator, an inept police inspector, a conniving heir, and a pretty bakery assistant (Saoirse Ronan).
October 17th, 2014: “Philomena” (12A)
Starring Judi Dench, this film is inspired by the true story of Philomena Lee, an Irish woman who kept a secret for 50 years. After becoming pregnant, a teenage Philomena was exiled to a convent by her horrified, very Catholic parents. British journalist Martin Sixsmith became Philomena’s partner in the journey to find her son, adopted by well-to-do Americans.
November 21st, 2014: “Nebraska” (15)
This recent black & white film stars Bruce Dern as Woody Grant, who sets out on an 800 mile trek from his home in Montana. Woody believes he’s won a $1 million sweepstakes prize and so he’s trying to walk to the company’s offices in Nebraska to claim it. His son David takes a few days off work and agrees to drive him, but things start to get out of control …
December 19th, 2014: “Argo” (15)
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer seeking a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. Shown for the second time (after our problems last year!) and starring Ben Affleck, this is based on a true story.
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