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Quarterly Classics: What makes a film a 'classic' - stars? director? awards? decades of affection? Bracknell Film Society aims to answer this question at least partially in a new regular three monthly slot. The 'FILM LISTINGS' web page will keep you appraised of what is coming next.

A complete BFS showing list from 1960 is available through
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Links to our previous shows in 2017, 2018 and 2019
are also given at the foot of this page.



SOUTH HILL PARK, WITH INPUT FROM BFS, IS CONTINUING TO PRESENT A SERIES OF
SHOWINGS AIMED AT PEOP
LE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS



2019
SCHEDULED FILMS
SYNOPSIS
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FEBRUARY
Tuesday 12th - 7.30pm
certificate 15
Bracknell Film Society presents

Director: Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/France, 2017,
95 minutes, Arabic with subtitles
Cast: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Tarik Kopty
An estranged father and son are forced together to hand-deliver wedding invitations. Thoughtful road movie giving a fascinating and revealing insight into life in Nazareth, and the simultaneous love and exasperation universally endemic to volatile family relationships.

A smart study in the push and pull of home, explored with sensitivity and intimacy
TIMEOUT

Plus short film

Oor Selfie
Director: Antonis Kassiotis, UK, 2016, 90 seconds
A poignant look at the passing of time as an elderly couple attempt their first selfie.

MARCH
Tuesday 12th - 7.30pm
certificate 12A
Bracknell Film Society presents

Rebel with a Movie Camera
Ousmane Sembène's literary and cinematographic output place him as the father of African cinema. We present two films exploring the man and his ground-breaking work.

Directors: Samba Gadjigo/Jason Silverman, Senegal/US, 2015, 89 minutes English/French with subtitles
Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Ousmane Sembène
That Ousmane Sembène's iconoclastic power went undimmed throughout a 40-year directing career is unquestionable, as demonstrated by 1966's domestic-maid exposé Black Girl and 2004's FGM polemic Moolaadé. This enthralling documentary examines the director as trailblazer and teller of truth to power.

Richly crafted documentary….enlightening tribute
LA TIMES

First of two showings this month
APRIL
Tuesday 9th - 7.30pm
certificate 15
Director: Ousmane Sembène, 2004, Senegal/Burkino Faso/MauritaniaTunisia, 124 mins Bambara/French
with subtitles
Cast: Fatoumata Coulibaly, Maimouna Helene Diarra,
Salimata Traore
A woman shelters four little girls from undergoing female genital mutilation. This impassioned and uplifting film stands as a metaphor for the traditional subjugation of women in a society. It is also a warm-hearted and wryly observed take on village life.

A fine and brave work OBSERVER

Plus short film
Hen
Dir. Payam Seidi, Iran, 2016, 70 secs
Based on a true story, the restrictions of women's lives in Iran are laid bare.

Second of two showings this month
Quarterly Classic
APRIL
Thurs 25 th - 7.30pm
certificate U
Bracknell Film Society presents

Director: William Wellman, US, 1937, 111 minutes
Cast: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou
The bitter-sweet tale of an alcoholic leading man on the skids and his young wife whose career is just taking off. Possibly overshadowed in terms of fame by three remakes, the quality of this version shines through, thanks to the high-powered acting and a sparkling screenplay by Dorothy Parker.

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