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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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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…

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
SYNOPSIS
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First of two showings this month
JANUARY

Tuesday 9th - 7.30pm
Holocaust Memorial Day

certificate 15

To be confirmed

Director: Fiona Murphy, UK/Iraq/Israel, 2016, 70 minutes English/Hebrew/Arabic with subtitles
100 years after the British invasion, this is the untold story of Iraq. An unmissable insight from a completely new perspective - through the eyes of the Jews who lived there for 2,600 years until only a generation ago.

Plus short film

Dallas's Story
Director: Lucy Werrett, UK, 2016, 104 seconds
War does not stop when the last shot is fired. Its lasting effects are recounted through one woman's traumatic experience of war.

Quarterly Classic
SECOND SHOWING THIS MONTH

JANUARY

Thursday 25th - 7.30pm
certificate 12A
Director: Ida Lupino, US, 1953, 71 minutes
Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman
On a fishing trip, two friends pick up a hitch-hiker, but quickly realise their mistake. A fascinating study of gruesome masculinity, interpreted by a trailblazing independent female director, this is a terrifyingly real ride into the heart of darkness.

Plus short film

Parasomnia
Director: Steph Dalley, UK, 2015, 105 seconds
Hand drawn animation exploring the strange state between dreams and reality, which sleep paralysis causes.

FEBRUARY
Tuesday 13th - 7.30pm
certificate PG
Director: Agnès Varda, France, 1991, 118 minutes
Cast: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier
A heart-warming, heart-breaking evocation of French cineaste Jacques Demy's childhood and his vocation for the cinema, by his wife and fellow-filmmaker Agnès Varda. This charming, bitter-sweet tribute featuring clips from Demy's most renowned films.

Plus short film

Will You Remember?
Director: Mimi van Rinsum, UK, 2016, 104 seconds
Important life events you'll remember forever? Couples recall those personal moments with amusingly contradictory results.

MARCH
Tuesday 13th - 7.30pm
certificate U
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.


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




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