FILM LISTINGS
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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
the 'HISTORY' ICON at the top of this page.

Links to our previous shows in 2015, 2016 and 2017
are also given at the foot of this page.

 

 

2017
SCHEDULED FILMS
SYNOPSIS
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Second of two films this month

OCTOBER
Quarterly Classic
Thursday 26th - 7.30pm
certificate U
Director: Charles Crichton, UK, 1947,
82 minutes
Cast: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Harry Fowler
Plus an indeterminate number of extras (children)

A gang of East End kids excitedly realise their favourite comic is being used by crooks to communicate, and set out in hot pursuit
across London's bomb sites. Ealing's first post-war success, skilfully directed and delightfully acted.

Sinister, but fun GUARDIAN
NOVEMBER
Tuesday 14th - 7.30pm
certificate U
Special Preview Screening

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein, USA, 2017,
82 minutes. Yiddish with subtitles
Cast: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Ruben Niborsk

Menashe - a kind, albeit hapless grocery store clerk - struggles through life after his wife's death. Shot covertly in Brooklyn's Hasidic Jewish community with winning performances by a largely non-professional cast, this charming film offers valuable and authentic insight.

An engaging drama of intimate detail and considerable humanity GUARDIAN

We are delighted to bring this pre-release screening to Bracknell
With thanks to Vertigo Films

Plus short film

Frozen People
Director: Andrew John Sowerby, UK, 2015,
90 seconds

Trapped in their celluloid prison, the frozen people wait to be released from their inertia.

DECEMBER

Tuesday 12th - 7.30pm

certificate 12A

To be confirmed

Director: Sally Potter, UK, 2017, 71 minutes
Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson
Janet celebrates the crowning achievement of her career with an intimate party, which threatens to unravel. Hilariously savage satire of the middle-class, exploring the deeper truths behind seemingly liberal convictions with insight and a killer wit.

Deftly constructed, fast-moving and deliciously barbed
SIGHT&SOUND

Plus short film

If the Cuckoo Don't Crow
Director: Steve Kirby, UK, 2015, 107 seconds
Brian from Melton recounts how his mother predicted Britain's Great Storm of 1987, but when she phoned the BBC, she was told not to be so daft…


BFS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOUTH HILL PARK, IS PRESENTING A SERIES OF
SHOWINGS AIMED AT PEOP
LE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS




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