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First of four showings this month
JANUARY
Tuesday 8th - 7.30pm
certificate 15

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8 out of 10
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" Exceptionally creative and inventive. Superb filmmaking."
" What an unusual find! Lovely rapport between artist and child. Striking ending for a 'comedy'."
" Unusual, fascinating view of sidewalk life - but rather sanitised and, of course, somewhat sentimental."
" An affectionate reinvention of The Kid."
" Great intent but my concentration lapsed from time to time. Splendid cast and characterisation. Great kid!"

Bracknell Film Society presents


Director: Charles Lane, US, 1989, 100 minutes
Cast: Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, Tom Alpern
A street artist rescues a toddler after her father is stabbed. A rare outing for a film Michel Hazanavicius cites as inspiration for The Artist. With all the elements of the great silent comedies: physical grace, perfect timing and sly social commentary, it's very, very funny.
Second of four showing this month
JANUARY
Friday 18th - 7.30pm
certificate 12A
Bracknell Film Society presents
Introduced Screening

Director: Mel Brooks, US, 1974, 93 minutes
Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
A greedy landgrabber appoints a black sheriff to cause disorder and drive the citizens out of Rock Ridge. Co-written with comedy legend Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks's brilliant blend of social satire, gleeful stupidity and comic Western is as thrillingly outrageous as ever.

Introduced by Comedy Cellar favourite Josh Howie creator and star of Radio 4's Josh Howie's Losing It and writer/presenter of Sky Movies The Movie Geek. Josh has written and performed solo shows for the Edinburgh Festival, headlined on the UK and international comedy circuit and on the Comedy Central show Comedy Store. He has contributed features to The Guardian, The Times, and The Daily Mail. Presented by The Comedy Company Ltd.
Third of four showing this month
JANUARY
Monday 21st - 7.30pm
certificate 15
Director: Juzo Itami, Japan, 1986, 114 minutes
Cast: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Nobuko Miyamoto, Koji Yakusho, Ken Watanabe
In her quest to create the best ramen around, Tampopo is guided by two scrappy truck drivers. With classic Western film tropes made hilarious by transposing them to Japan's meticulous culinary scene, this brilliant underdog tale is intersected by vignettes about the relationship of love and food.
Quarterly Classic
Fourth showing this month
JANUARY
Thursday 24th - 7.30pm
certificate U
Bracknell Film Society presents

Introduced Screening


Director: Howard Hawks, US,1940, 92 minutes
Cast:Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. This immortal mix of hard-boiled newsroom drama and ebullient romantic comedy fully exploits its stars' tangible chemistry to create one of the fastest-talking comedies ever made.

Introduced by Ian Banks (PhD, MPhil) lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Reading and Ravensbourne University, London. Ian has appeared on BBC programmes such Front Row and regularly works with Film Club and Into Film, engaging young people with cinema. He has introduced films at the BFI, delivered short talks on The Passion of Joan of Arc and Citizen Kane, and run workshops for BFI Education.


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