Summer 2013 Programme
7th June Cal (Pat O’Connor, 1984) 15 102 mins
John Lynch (Sliding Doors) stars as Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA who falls in love with Marcella (Helen Mirren), a Catholic widow whose Protestant policeman husband was killed by the IRA a year earlier. Mirren won best actress at Cannes for her moving performance in this stylish love story.
21st June Members’ Choice: Billy Liar PG (John Schlesinger, 1963) 98 mins
Winner of South Bank Community Cinema Members’ poll for best British Film! A lazy, irresponsible young clerk in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.
5th July Departures (Yōjirō Takita, 2008) 12A 130mins
Winner of the 2009 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Departures is a gentle and profound examination of the social rites of death and bonds of family. After losing his job as a cellist, Daigo returns to his hometown and unexpectedly ends up working for a local funeral parlour.
19th July Night of Aesthetica Short Films
Following on from members’ positive feedback after recent short film screenings, we are delighted to devote an evening to independent short films. Originally shown as part of the 2011 York-based Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASSF), tonight’s ‘best of the festival’ selection spans several genres. Our special thanks go to ASSF for giving our members the opportunity to see these films.
Films start at 8pm.
Doors and bar open at 7.30pm and there is an interval of approximately 15 minutes.
Admission: £3 for members, £4 for non-members. 2013 membership (Jan-Dec): £5.
Please note that licensing arrangements are constantly changing and so on occasion we are unable to show the planned film for reasons beyond our control.