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Programme 2018-2019

September 22nd;  Love & Friendship

Kate Beckinsale; UK; 2016; 1 Hour 30 minutes.

A  2016 period comedy film written and directed by Whit Stillman. Based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novel Lady Susan, written ca. 1794, the film stars Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, and Stephen Fry. The film follows recently widowed Lady Susan in her intrepid and calculating exploits to secure suitably wealthy husbands for her daughter and herself. Although adapted from Lady Susan, the film was produced under the borrowed title of Austen’s juvenile story Love and Friendship.

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October 20th;  A United Kingdom

David Oyelowo; UK; 2016; 1 hour 51 minutes.

A movie starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, and Tom Felton. The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

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November 17th; The Light between the Oceans

Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander;  US, UK; 2016; 2 hour 13 minutes.

A  romantic period drama film written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on the 2012 novel of the same name by M. L. Stedman. An international co-productionbetween the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand, the film stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown, and Jack Thompson. The film tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who rescue and adopt an infant girl adrift at sea. Years later, the couple discovers the child’s true parentage and are faced with the moral dilemma of their actions.

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December 15th; Arrival

Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner;  US; 2016; 1 hour 56 minutes.

Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer. It is based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, and stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. The film follows a linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to discover how to communicate with the aliens and why they have arrived on Earth, before tensions lead to war.

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January 19th; Chocolat

Juliette Binoche; US, UK; 2000; 2 hour 1 minute.

When mysterious Vianne and her child arrive in a tranquil French town in the winter of 1959, no one could have imagined the impact that she and her spirited daughter would have on the community stubbornly rooted in tradition. Within days, she opens an unusual chocolate shop, across the square from the church. Her ability to perceive her customers’ desires and satisfy them with just the right confection, coaxes the villagers to abandon themselves to temptation — just as Lent begins.

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February 16th; Film Club Annual Dinner starting at 6.00 pm followed by The Greatest Showman

Hugh Jackman; US; 2017; 1 hour 45 minutes.

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

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March 16th; The Intouchables

François Cluzet; French with English subtitles; 2011; 1 hour 52 minutes

A Parisian aristocrat, quadraplegic since a paragliding accident, hires a young man to be his live-in caretaker. Although very different the two men bond and develop a close friendship.

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April 13th; Spotlight

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton; US; 2015; 2 hours 8 minutes

In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Matt Carroll and Sacha Pfeiffer interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents. The reporters make it their mission to provide proof of a cover-up of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.

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May 18th; Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman; UK; 2017; 2 hours 5 minutes

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

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Films are shown in Kirtlington village hall (1 South Green, Kirtlington, Kidlington OX5 6HJ) .  We have a very large screen, which is clearly visible from all seats in the hall, with high quality projection and sound. Bring your own wine and snacks for a very enjoyable evening. Films start at 7.30 pm unless otherwise indicated.  For more information Email: kirtlingtonfilmclub@gmail.com or phone 01869 351173.

 

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