Film Club Winter Season 2019

Winter Season 2019

It’s Film Night time again. As ever, we are looking for anybody who wants to get involved in choosing films, planning and putting on the evenings. Please email angus@ashtreecottage.uk if you are interested.

At the Harvest Supper, there was a show of hands for 7.30pm on Fridays for the showings, and the entrance is £3. All are welcome, there are choc-ices on sale, and it may be sensible to bring a cushion, particularly if the film is a long one.


November 1st Cinema Paradiso (2 hrs 4 mins – Italian with subtitles)

What better way to kick off the season – the archetypal film about film. A young Sicilian boy (Salvatore) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo instills in him a deep love of films. As an adult, Salvatore must choose between staying in the village, where he is now the projectionist, and heading out to become a filmmaker himself.

November 29th Good Will Hunting (2hrs 6 mins)

Matt Damon and Robin Williams in the 1997 film that scores 98% on rottentomatoes.com and has been described as “one of the most beloved films of the past 20 years.” It is the story of a brilliant but troubled young man who is working as a janitor at MIT until he solves a graduate-level maths problem that a professor has left up on the blackboard.

December 20th  Dead Poets Society (2 hrs 8 mins)

Robin Williams again, in arguably his iconic role as the maverick English teacher at a conservative US boarding school. Rejecting the school’s traditional approach to learning he encourages his students to use poetry to open themselves to the authenticity of their emotions.

Jan10th Singing in the Rain (1 hr 42 mins)

Finishing as we began with a film about film. This one though has Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor dancing over the back of the sofa and, of course, the unforgettable scene with Gene Kelly, the umbrella, the policeman and the pouring rain.