Community cinema starts new season

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel

The new season for Winslow’s film club starts on Friday.

Winslow Community Cinema meets fortnightly in the Rose Room at the Winslow Centre.

The club shows films on alternate Fridays from September to April in a friendly, informal atmosphere, with refreshments and ample free parking.

Admission is £2 for members (annual subscription £18) and £4.50 for non-members. New members can sign up at any screening.

The first film of the season on Friday is Wes Anderson comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Revolt breaks out among the family owners of the Grand Hotel when the concierge is left a priceless painting by one ofthe guests. All kinds of chaos follows including art theft, murder, love, prison breaks, steam trains, cable cars, occupying armies, dead cats, and elaborate cakes.

On Friday, October 3, the film is Irish drama Calvary.

A good priest receives a confessional death threat from a mysterious member of his parish who wants revenge for the childhood abuse he suffered from a now dead member of the clergy.

On October 17, Romantics Anonymous is a French romantic comedy.

Angélique, who is afraid of just abouteverything, attends a support group for others like her, and meetsJean-René the owner of a small, struggling chocolate factory.

On October 31, French/Iranian drama The Past is about a Parisian family embroiled in a complex emotional tangle, seen through the eyes of Ahmad who arrives from Tehran to finalise his divorce from his wife – played by Bérénice Bejo, star of The Artist.

Hear My Song, on November 14, is a UK/Irish comedy in which Micky O’Neill attempts to revive the fortunes of his Liverpool nightclub by promising his patrons a performance by a legendary Irish tenor. But booking the elusive Josef Locke is not so easy.

Chilean film Gloria, on November 28, follows the renewed efforts of 50-something office worker Gloria (who has been divorced for a decade) to live life to the full.

Her craving for adventure and affection at first go unnoticed by herfriends and family.

In Paper Moon, on December 12, aBible salesman teams up with an orphan girl to form a money-making conteam in Depression-era Kansas. Ryan and Tatum O’Neal star in thisclassic 1973 US comedy/road-movie.

All films start at 7.30pm prompt. See www.cinewinslow.org.uk for more details.

The club is keen to hear from anyone who would like to help out at film nights or with the general running of the community cinema.