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Dartmouth Film Society committee do not view all films before showings. We aim to put together programmes which offer a mix of film genres and styles, and we base our choices on a range of factors, including society members’ and committee’s suggestions, reviews, which films are actually available to film societies and what other societies are showing. For more details and reviews for any of our up-coming films, we recommend the following websites:
www.independent.co.uk www.imdb.com www.guardian.co.uk www.rottentomatoes.com www.metro.co.uk www.timeout.com

 

25th April

LADY BIRD

Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf,

Tracy Letts
USA, 2017; 93 minutes

Cert. 15. Comedy/Drama

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humour and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter, while delivering fresh insights into the turmoil of adolescence.

Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mum, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

 

 

 

 

9th May

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Director: Bryan Singer

Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton,

Gwilym Lee
UK, 2018; 134 minutes

Cert 12A. Biography/Drama/Music

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury's lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music; in the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

 

 

23rd May


THE CHILDREN ACT

Director: Richard Eyre
Cast: Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci,

Fionn Whitehead

UK, 2018; 105 minutes

Cert 12A. Drama

Fiona Maye is an eminent High Court judge in London presiding with wisdom and compassion over ethically complex cases of family law.

But she has paid a heavy personal price for her workload, and her marriage to American professor Jack is at a breaking point. In this moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam, a brilliant boy who is refusing the blood transfusion that will save his life. Adam is three months from his 18th birthday and still legally a child. Should Fiona force him to live? Fiona visits Adam in the hospital and their meeting has a profound emotional impact on them both, stirring strong new emotions in the boy and long-buried feelings in her.

 

 

6th June


I AM NOT A WITCH

Director: Rungano Nyoni
Cast: Maggie Mulubwa, Benfors 'Wee Do,

Kalundu Banda

UK/Zambia, 2018; 93 minutes

Cert. 12A. Drama

I Am Not a Witch approaches real-life injustices with a beguiling blend of sorrow, anger, and humour, marking debuting writer-director Rungano Nyoni as an exciting new talent.

Following a banal incident in her local village, eight-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches on a large truck. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat....

 

20th June

SWEET COUNTRY

Director: Warwick Thornton

Cast: Hamilton Morris, Ewen Leslie, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill

Australia, 2017; 113 minutes

Cert. 15. Adventure/Crime/Drama

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam's relationship with the cruel and ill- tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.

 

 

4th July

EVEN WHEN I FALL

Directors: Kate McLarnon, Sky Neal

Cast: Sheetal, Saraswoti, et al

UK, 2017; 93 minutes Cert. 12A. Documentary

Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses, and brought back across the border to a Nepal they could barely remember.

Even When I Fall traces their journey over six years as they confront the families that sold them, seek acceptance within their own country and begin to build a future. They struggle against the odds and without education, but inadvertently these girls were left with a secret weapon by their captors - their breath-taking skills as circus artists . With eleven other young trafficking survivors, Sheetal and Saraswoti form Circus Kathmandu - Nepal's first and only circus.

 

 

FILM CHOOSING AND FUTURE FILMS

Dartmouth Film Society committee do not view all films before showings. We aim to put to- gether programmes which offer a mix of film genres and styles, and we base our choices on a range of factors, including society members’ and committee’s suggestions, reviews, which films are actually available to film societies and what other societies are showing. For more details, clips and reviews for any of our up-coming films, try the following websites:

www.independent.co.uk; www.imdb.com; www.guardian.co.uk www.rottentomatoes.com; www.timeout.com; www.rogerebert.com