Programme

The Personal History of David Copperfield

film posterThe Personal History of David Copperfield 2019 UK 2hr

December 18th 2020

The Personal History of David Copperfield is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Armando Iannucci, based on the 1850 Victorian era novel by Charles Dickens.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

film posterThe Peanut Butter Falcon 2019 USA 1hr 37min

January 8th 2021

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, it tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school.

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Beautiful Boy

film posterBeautiful Boy 2018 USA 2h 1min

January 22nd 2021

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heart breaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan.

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Harriet

film posterHarriet 2019 USA 2hr 6min

January 29th 2021

HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.

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The Farewell

film posterThe Farewell 2019 USA/China 1hr 40min

February 5th 2021

The Farewell is a funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie. Billi a headstrong Chinese-American returns to Changchun, when beloved grandmother Nai Nai has been given weeks to live, she struggles to cope with the family decision not to tell Nai Nai herself

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The Shape of Water

film posterThe Shape of Water 2017 USA 2hr 3min

February 19th 2021

From master story teller Guillermo del Toro comes an other-worldly fable, set against the backdrop of the Cold War era. The film received many awards, including 13 Oscar nominations, winning Best Picture and 3 other Oscars.

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Transit

film posterTransit 2018 German/French 1hr 42min

February 26th 2021

As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying.

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Woman at War

film posterWoman at War 2018 Iceland 1hr 41min

March 5th 2021

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But, behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain.”

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Rabbit Proof Fence

film posterRabbit Proof Fence 2002 Australia 1hr 34min

March 19th 2021

Phillip Noyce's film is based on a book by Doris Pilkington, telling the story of the experiences of her mother, Molly, her aunt Daisy and their cousin Gracie. The young girls were torn from their families by government officials and transported some 1,000 miles to a training school.

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Members' Choice

film posterMembers' Choice

March 26th 2021

Each season TFS members may vote for one film to be shown at the Members' Choice screening, which this year will be on March 26th 2021.

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Bait

film posterBait 2019 UK 1hr 29min

April 2nd 2021

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, holiday-homes and stag parties to his harbour village.

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C'est la vie!

film posterC'est la vie! 2017 French 1hr 57min

April 16th 2021

Wedding planner/caterer Max is staging a wedding at a 17th-century chateau, when things go terribly out of control.

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12 films for just £22

All films are shown twice on selected Fridays at Matthews Hall. Our matinees begin
at 3pm (doors open 2.30pm; café open) and evening showings at 7.30pm (bar from 6.45pm).

Most matinee showings are subtitled – even English-language films.