Cressbrook Film Club Programme 2015/16

September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2015, October 2015

Filmfans get your calendars and diaries out! Here are the films and dates for the new season 2015-16 at The Cressbrook – venue for Cressbrook Film Club. As fans know we have a wide cinema screen, high quality sound, really comfy seats, doors open 7.30 for 8pm, the bar will be open for refreshments before and after the film and as ever, there’s a warm welcome for old and new members and guests.


Friday 16th October 2015

The Theory of Everything (cert 12, 123 mins)

Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar for Best Actor with his astonishingly fine performance as Stephen Hawking, the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time. It is a story of the human spirit’s ability to triumph against adversity and go up against the odds, no matter how high they are stacked against you, and still emerge victorious.


Friday 13th November 2015

Testament of Youth (cert 12, 130 mins)

A story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain. Intelligent and free-minded Vera overcomes the prejudices of her family and her then snobby hometown of Buxton to win a scholarship to Oxford. WW1 is looming and as the boys leave for the front, Vera volunteers as a nurse and experiences all the griefs of war as her fiancé, brother and their closest friends are all killed. But Vera endures and returns to Oxford after the war, irrevocably changed and determined to find a new purpose in her life.


Friday 11th December 2015

Blues Brothers (cert 15, 142mins)

Comedy classic which comes packed with car chases, music and cameo appearances from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway and James Brown. Blues Brothers Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd) stage a fund-raising gig when  everyone else is against them – including a bunch of Country and Western rednecks, an angry chapter of neo-Nazi thugs and the massed ranks of the Chicago police force.


Friday 8th January 2016

Glengarry Glen Ross (cert 15, 96min)

This adaptation of David Mamet’s hit play is packed with star turns from some of Hollywood’s most respected character actors. Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris and Alan Arkin play four real estate salesmen who are forced into a selling competition by their head office executive “motivator” played by Alec Baldwin. First prize is a Cadillac, second a set of steak knives and third and fourth prizes are the sack! 


Friday 12th February 2016

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (cert PG, 106mins)

American Freddy Benson (Steve Martin) and Brit Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine) are con men who work the French Riviera – first as colleagues, later as rivals – praying on rich, gullible women before finally meeting their match. The film has an old-fashioned feel (no sex, violence or bad language) and owes much to the earlier period of Ealing comedies. A stylish, charming, witty film with the dream team of Martin and Caine enjoying every minute they are both on screen.


Friday 11th March 2016

Eight Women (cert 15, 103mins)

Director François Ozon brings together many of France’s most celebrated actresses for this murder mystery musical set in the 1950s. Think classic Agatha Christie plot, set in a house in the French countryside with no communication with the outside world, a corpse and eight women – all with a motive for murder. Throw in an all singing, all dancing number for each of the women including Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardent and Isabelle Huppert  – it’s a quirky, fun, French film.


Friday 8th April 2016

Far From the Madding Crowd (cert 12, 119mins)

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, this is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) who attracts three very different suitors. Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts) a handsome sheep farmer, Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge) a dashing and reckless Sergeant and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love.


Friday 13th May 2016

Film season finale.

A recent release from the Oscars, London Film Festival or BAFTA. This will be announced in March.

Go to the website for details of membership and other events in the village. Membership of Cressbrook Film Club is £20 for the whole season with guest membership available at £5-00 per film for adults and £3 for kids. You can contact John Butler 01298 872 025 or David Lawton on 01298 872 144 to renew your membership, become a member and book guest tickets in advance.


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