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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 2015, 2016 and 2017
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Bracknell Film Society presents….
Woman with a Movie Camera

Four exceptional films, utterly diverse in nature but with one thing in common - a woman at the helm. In the run up to International Women's Day with its theme of Women in the Changing World of Work, join us as we celebrate women behind the camera.

2018
SCHEDULED FILMS
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MARCH
Tuesday 13th - 7.30pm
certificate U
Woman with a Movie Camera

We conclude our short season of exceptional films with a woman at the helm. To mark International Women's Day with its theme of Women in the Changing World of Work, join us as we celebrate women behind the camera.


Director: Lois Weber, US, 1921, 87 minutes silent with intertitles, recorded soundtrack
Cast: Philip Hubbard, Claire Windsor, Louis Calhern
A hard-working college professor can barely afford to support his wife and daughter. Written, directed and produced by her own production company, Lois Weber's The Blot exemplifies the importance of women in creating American cinema.

Plus short film

Tape
Director: Freya Walker Smith, UK , 2015, 107 seconds
In a tiny projection room Kevan splices together the Wednesday matinee.


Followed by the AGM at approximately
9.30 pm

First of two showings this month
APRIL
Tuesday 10th - 7.30pm
certificate 15
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia/France/Germany/Belgium, 2017, 122 minutes Russian with subtitles
Cast: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov

12-year-old Alyosha witnesses his parents' vicious divorce, which is marked by resentment, frustration and bitter recrimination. Zvyagintsev follows up 2014's Leviathan with an investigation of the microcosm of familial dysfunction; aligning with the metaphysical ills of modern Russia.

A stark, mysterious and terrifying story of spiritual catastrophe
GUARDIAN

Plus short film

Skinscapes
Director. Igor Chekachkov, Ukraine, 2016, 140 seconds Ukrainian with subtitles
he history of Ukrainian independence and the connection with our social and political space is depicted through the skinscapes of a young woman's body.

Quarterly Classic
SECOND SHOWING THIS MONTH

APRIL

Thursday 26th - 7.30pm
certificate 15
Director: Sidney Lumet, US, 1957, 92 minutes
Cast:Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam
An 18-year-old is accused of killing his abusive father. Eleven of the jurors are convinced he did it; juror No 8 isn't so sure. Astonishingly powerful study in humanity as each juror faces his own prejudices and emotions.

Tense, lucid, and admirably economical TIMEOUT


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




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