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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 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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Second of two showings this month
OCTOBER
Wednesday 23rd - 7.30pm
certificate U
Director: John Ford, US, 1956, 114 minutes
John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles
An American Civil War veteran seeks to rescue his niece from the Comanches. This Technicolor marvel in shades of psychological grey is a revisionist take on the myth of manifest destiny, while celebrating the spirit that vanished with the taming of the American wilderness.

We are delighted to welcome film lecturer Ian Banks to introduce this landmark Hollywood western.

Bracknell Film Society presents a special programme of female-focused films with an exquisite feature from Vietnam and three awesome short films fresh from the Women Over Fifty Film Festival
First of two showings this month
NOVEMBER
Tuesday 12th - 7.30pm
certificate 15
Director: Ash Mayfair, Vietnam, 2018, 92 minutes, Vietnamese with subtitles
Cast: Nguyen Phuong Tra My, Le Vu Long, Tran Nu Yen Khe
In 19th Century Vietnam, the third wife of a wealthy landowner realises she can only achieve meaningful status if she delivers a son. Intimate and atmospheric story of female subjugation and unlikely independence, sensitively performed and with lush imagery.

A small, delicate mini-masterpiece
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Short films

The Past is Another Country U
Director: Magda Rakita, UK, 2014, 5 minutes
Bridget Sojourner (76) shares her thoughts about life and ageing.
WOFFF Commended

Grandmother U
Directors: Heather Dirckze/Charanpreet Khaira/Melina Campos, UK, 2018, 6 minutes
British migration seen through the eyes of three grandmothers - naniji, baba and granny.
WOFFF Winner Student

Tough 15
Director: Jennifer Zheng, UK, 2016, 5 minutes
New light is shed on childhood cultural misunderstandings when a Chinese mother and her British born daughter speak as adults for the first time.
WOFFF Winner Animation

Special EventSouth Hill Park and Bracknell Film Society present If...
To mark 50 years of Lindsay Anderson's landmark film, we are delighted to welcome one of the film's stars - actor and renowned children's playwright, David Wood OBE. David will introduce the film and hold a Q&A after the screening, and signed copies of his memoir Filming If… will be available to purchase.
Second of two showings this month
NOVEMBER
Wednesday 20th - 7.30pm
certificate PG
Book Signing from 7.15
Director: Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1968, 107 mins
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood,
Richard Warwick
In this allegorical story, a pupil-led revolution takes place at an old established English public school. Tapping into the insurgent spirit of the late 60s, each frame burns with anger in a blistering attack on the morality and values of the upper echelons of British society.

A subversive, anti-authoritarian masterpiece and a true British classic
BBC

DECEMBER
Tuesday 10th - 7.30pm
certificate PG
Award-winning Documentary
Director: John Chester, US, 2018, 91 minutes
Aiming to work in harmony with nature, John and Molly Chester start a quest to create a sustainable, bio-diverse farm on 200 acres of initially barren land. A total delight - featuring gorgeous cinematography and captivating animal stars.

Truly food for the soul
BOSTON GLOBE

Plus short

Picking Sides
Directors: Dotty Kultys/Beatriz Pinto, UK, 2017,
135 seconds
A man and a dog enjoy a quiet afternoon on a boat, but end up stuck between a rock and a hard place


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