Films start at 7.30 pm prompt (Doors open at 7 pm).
Usually (but not always) shown on the second
Friday of the month in the Parish Hall.
The admission charge is £5.00.
There will be light snacks ice cream and a bar available.
The Revised programme for the next few months in 2023 is as follows:
The next Film Club meeting will be on 8th September 2023.
We have also planned our showings for the rest of the year:
Put these dates in your diary!
8th September A man called Otto
13th October Side Effects
10th November The Goldfinch
8th December Allelujah
We are also planning to show ‘The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry’ in January 2024.
See you in September.
RIDING MILL FILM CLUB - PAST PROGRAMME
Yesterday (2019, PG-13, 1hr 36min) [Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Romance]
Directed by Danny Boyle with screenplay by Richard Curtis
A film to be enjoyed by all those amongst you who are prepared to ‘suspend disbelief’. It is actually more fun to see if you don’t know the story.
Set in Lowestoft, where Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a frustrated musician, whose musical career is going nowhere despite the faith that his friend/manager Ellie Appleton (Lily James) has in him. However, on the night Jack decides to give up, the whole world is momentarily hit with a freak event during which Jack has an accident. Upon regaining consciousness, he slowly realises that the world has changed.
Green Book (2018, PG-13, 2hr 10min) [Biography, Comedy, Drama]
3 Oscars 2019
Dr Don Shirley was a world-class African-American pianist (1927-2013). It is 1962 and Shirley (Mahershala Ali) is about to embark on a concert tour of the Deep South. As he needs a driver (and protection!) he employs Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) - a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men develop an unexpected bond whilst confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
Just mercy (2019, PG-13, 2hr 17mim) [Biography, Crime, Drama]
After graduating from Harvard, Bryan Stevenson (Michael B Jordan) heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned and those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who is sentenced to death for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite the evidence seeming to suggest that he is innocent.
The good liar (2019, R, 1hr 49min) [Crime, Drama, Mystery]
Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself beginning to care about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dried swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
Hidden Figures (2016, PG, 2hr 7min) [Biography, Drama, History]
3 Oscar nominations 2017.
This biographical drama explores racism and sexism in 1950s America and was a nominee for the 2017 Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs. Three brilliant African-American women at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit - a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Sorry we missed you (2019, Unclassified, 1hr 41min) [Drama]
Directed by Ken Loach (BAFTA-nominated)
Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.
14th October 2022
The Lives of Others (2006, 15, German, 2hr 17min) [Drama, Mystery, Thriller]
Best Foreign Film at 2007 Oscars & 2008 BAFTAs.
Gerd Wiesler is an officer with the Stasi, the East German secret police. The film begins in 1984 when Wiesler attends a play written by Georg Dreyman, who is considered by many to be the ultimate example of the loyal citizen. Wiesler has a gut feeling that Dreyman can't be as ideal as he seems, and believes surveillance is called for. The more time he spends listening in on them, the more involved in their lives he becomes – with unfortunate consequences
11th November 2022
West Side Story
This 2021 film is an adaptation by Steven Spielberg of the 1957 musical West Side Story,
which in turn was based on Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. As is probably universally
known, the film explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.