The Film Club shows films mainly on the third Friday of the month at 2pm at the Rothley Centre. Come and join us for a friendly atmosphere and free refreshments. Over 60s £4.50, others £5. Tickets available at the library, or on the door.
Films for Autumn 2017 – Spring 2018
LION (2016) October 20th
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. 25 years later, with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Stars Dev Patel ,Rooney Mara , Nicole Kidman
I, DANIEL BLAKE (2016) November 17th
Daniel is an affable, 59-year-old carpenter in Newcastle, fighting to collect his employment and support allowance after falling ill. Waiting to sign on at the local job centre, Daniel befriends Katie, a young single mother who is also being shoved around by the vagaries of the system, having just been relocated with her two kids from a London homeless shelter to an affordable council flat .A mutually beneficial alliance, and extended family, is formed.
THEIR FINEST (2016) December 15th
The year is 1940, Britain.The British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch", the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by charming lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Battle of Dunkirk starring pretentious fading movie star Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation
SULLY (2016) January 19th
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart
A UNITED KINGDOM (2016) February 16th
The film is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of S.Africa invading Botswana. Stars Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton
THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE (2017) March 16th
The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned - and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance - and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and her family at great risk. Stars Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenberg, Daniel Bruhl