Film Club 

The Haddenham U3A Film Group provides an opportunity to see films, locally and at low cost, that you may have missed the first time round but always wanted to see, or want to see again because they never seem to be shown on TV. Perhaps you want to see films in a style or about a subject that you really like, or with your favourite film star, or made by your favourite director. You might have heard about a film and always wondered how good it was, or are just intrigued to see it. Why not come along and see for yourself?

Group leader

New members are welcome. If you wish to join us, please contact Roger Rickard on 01844 291613 or RARickard@aol.com

Costs

A donation of £15 per annum or £2 per film is requested to cover the cost of the room and incidental expenses.

Venue

The screenings are on the first Monday of each month at 2.00pm (except when this is a Bank Holiday, when the screening is on Thursday) at:

Youth & Community Centre
Woodways
Haddenham
HP17 8DS

Programme

The programme of films is put together every six months by a sub-group of members. All group members are invited to make suggestions of films they would like to be considered. Our aim is to cover a range of different types and styles of film, taking account of members’ general areas of preference.

We hope that members will be open to attending all or most of the showings, including films that they would not normally consider.

There is a clear educational dimension to the Film Group. Each film showing will be preceded by a short introduction from one of the members. We will also provide an opportunity after each showing for members to discuss the film.

As each programme of films is announced, if any members own a DVD copy of one of the films to be shown, we would appreciate borrowing it, so that we can keep down the costs of renting or purchasing copies.

Thursday 2 May 2019              Queen of Katwe (PG)   – note date change due to Bank Holiday
A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

With David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga

Monday 3 June 2019               Their Finest (12)
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. With Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
Monday 1 July 2019                 Strictly Ballroom (PG)
A maverick dancer risks his career by performing an unusual routine and sets out to succeed with a new partner. With Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter
Monday 5 August 2019            Remains of the Day (U)
A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer. With Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Christopher Reeve
Monday 2 September 2019      Heavenly Creatures (15)
Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. With Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse
Monday 7 October 2019           Lady Sings the Blues (15)
The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

With Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor

Monday 4 November 2019       The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG)
The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas. With Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes
Monday 2 December 2019       Notting Hill (15)
The life of a simple bookshop owner changes when he meets the most famous film star in the world. With Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts
Monday 6 January 2020           Woman in Gold (12)
Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family. With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl
Monday 3 February 2020          Little Voice (15)
A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend. With Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Brenda Blethyn
 

DVDs for loan

DVDs  are held by the U3A for the use of its members. If you would like to borrow one or more of them, please contact the Group Leader or a member of the Committee. The list can be found here.