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2013/2014 season

upstairs at The County Hotel, Selkirk

annual membership £24/£18

day membership £5/£4 for 6 films

Special screenings and film/food nights are not included in the membership fee.

doors open 7.30 programme begins 8pm

 

18.10.13    I WISH 2013 Hirokazu Koreeda  Drama 128 mins PG
This beautiful, charming Japanese film tells the story of 12-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce. He believes a story he has heard that the new bullet train service will create a miracle when the first trains pass each other at top speed and with the collusion of adults and friends tries to make his wish come true.

SPECIAL SCREENING
26.10.13    GIRL RISING (SPECIAL FUND/AWARENESS RAISER FOR GIRL'S EDUCATION)

To celebrate UN International Day of the Girl Child we are screening Girl Rising.
This innovative movie tells the stories of nine girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heart-breaking injustices. What they want most is to be students, by taking part in this film they have all become teachers. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country and is narrated by an A list cast including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto, Kerry Washington, Salma Hayek, Chloe Grace Moretz, Selena Gomez, and Alicia Keys.
Tickets £6.00 All of the proceeds from this screening will go to Girl Rising.
Educate girls. Change the World.
In partnership with Imogen Kennedy: Basanti Indian Christmas Bazaar
(10% from your purchases tonight will be donated to Girl Rising)
A selection of ethically sourced gifts and accessories from India, including;
Sumptuous Scarves & Stoles; Silver Jewellery; Necklaces, Beads, Bracelets & Bangles,
Amazing Wall Hangings, Table Runners, Cushion Covers & Throws, Assorted bags and leather handbags, Organic handmade Soaps & Apricot Oil, Incense and much, much more! Limited seating so please let us know if you intend to come to this screening.


15.11.13    BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD 2012 Benh Zeitlin  93 mins 12A
Hushpuppy is a little girl who lives a semi-feral life of freedom in rundown Louisiana town The Bathtub, a place with no rules and no planning regulations. A storm floods the area, so she sets off with her sick father on a mission to reclaim their land.

FILM & FOOD In conjunction with The County Hotel               22.11.13 BABETTE'S FEAST(Babettes Gæstebud): 1987 Gabriel Axel Drama Romance 102 mins U
Oscar winning adaptation of Isak Dinesen’s story of a 19th-century French cook who spends her lottery winnings on a banquet for the ageing Danish sisters who sheltered her. Impeccably mounted and played, this is gastro-cinema at its most sensual and intoxicating.


13.12.13    THE LAST WALTZ: Martin Scorsese 1977 Documentary/Music  117 mins 15
Thanksgiving, 1976, San Francisco's Winterland: the Band performs its last concert after 16 years on the road. Some numbers they do alone, some songs include guest artists from Ronnie Hawkins (their first boss, when they were the Hawks) to Bob Dylan (their last, when as his backing band and as a solo group, they came into their own). Scorsese's camera explores the interactions onstage in the making of music. Offstage, he interviews the Band's five members, focusing on the nature of life on the road. The friendships, the harmonies, the hijinks, and the wear and tear add up to a last waltz.


17.1.14    CHINATOWN: 1974 Roman Polanski Crime/Drama 130 mins 15
This remastered print has Jack Nicholson playing a private detective in 1930s Los Angeles, uncovering political corruption and dark and dirty family secrets. As one character ominously says, "you may think you know what you're dealing with, but believe me, you don't".


21.2.14    KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN: 1985 Hector Babenco Drama 120 mins 15
Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. During the time they spend together, the two men come to understand and respect one another.


21.3.14    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: 2013 Joss Whedon, Drama/Comedy, 104 mins 12A b&w
Joss Whedon, better known for popular TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer makes a respectful, respected version of Shakespeare's comedy about two pairs of lovers with a different take on romance and a way with words.

Or you can download the programme in PDF here:

Film Club Programme 2013-14.pdf




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