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FILM CHOOSING AND FUTURE FILMS
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

 

10th January

EDIE

Director: Simon Hunter
Cast: Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie, Wendy Morgan

UK, 2017; 102 minutes

Cert. 12A. Drama

Follow the wonderful tale of Edith Moore (Sheila Hancock) as she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to rekindle fond childhood memories that have been clouded by the fear of growing old.

After the death of her controlling husband, and her daughter’s attempts to send her to a care home, 83 year old Edie decides that it is never too late; so, packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and employing Jonny (Kevin Guthrie) as a trainer and guide, she sets off on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland. We watch the friendship between two entirely different generations grow as they bond over their mutual love for the outdoors.

24h January

LEAVE NO TRACE

Director: Debra Granik
Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Peter Simpson

USA, 2018; 109 minutes

Cert PG. Drama

Director Debra Granik follows Winter’s Bone with this overwhelming tale of a father and daughter living on their wits in the US wilderness.

Reclusive veteran and PTSD sufferer Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin McKenzie), have lived off grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, their idyllic life is shattered, and they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own. Leave No Trace takes an effectively low-key approach to a potentially sensationalistic story - and further benefits from brilliant work by Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie.

 

7th February

SUMMER 1993

Director: Carla Simón

Cast: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles,Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer

Spain, 2017; 97 minutes

Cert 12. Drama/Family

In Carla Simón's touching autobiographical film, six-year-old Frida looks on in silence as the last objects from her recently deceased mother's apartment in Barcelona are placed in boxes.

Although her aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Anna welcome her with open arms, it's only very slowly that Frida begins to get used to her new home in the countryside. Punctuated by moments of youthful exuberance and mature ruminations, this coming of age drama, set amongst summery hues, is an extraordinarily moving snapshot of being a child in an adult world, anchored by flawless performances by its two young stars.

 

21st February

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Director: Martin McDonagh

Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

USA, 2018; 115 minutes

Cert. 15. Comedy/Crime/Drama

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.

 

 

 

7th March

FACES PLACES (Visages villages)

Directors: Agnès Varda, JR

Cast: Agnès Varda, JR,

France, 2017; 94 minutes Cert. 12A. Documentary

Director and writer Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them.

When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR's friendship, which grows stronger throughout the filmshoot, as, between surprises and teasing, they celebrate their differences.

 

 

21st March


HELL OR HIGH WATER

Director: David Mackenzie

Cast: Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

USA, 2016; 102 minutes Cert. 15. Action/Crime/Drama

Texas brothers--Toby (Chris Pine), and Tanner (Ben Foster), come together, after years divided, to rob branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land.

For them, the hold-ups are just part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that seemed to have been stolen from under them. Justice seems to be theirs, until they find themselves on the radar of Texas Ranger, Marcus (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last grand pursuit on the eve of his retirement, and his half-Comanche partner, Alberto (Gil Birmingham). As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their scheme, and with the Rangers on their heels, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the values of the Old and New West murderously collide.

 

4th April

QUEEN OF KATWE

Director: Mira Nair
Cast: Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o

USA, 2016; 124 minutes

Cert. PG. Biography/Drama

"Queen of Katwe" is the colourful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires, she immediately shows potential, and, as a result of the support she subsequently receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

 

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