THE EGERTON FILM SOCIETY
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|Established in 2000 and showing its first film in January 2001, the Egerton Film Society is open to anyone over the age of sixteen. The current annual membership fee is £6, with concessions (£4) for pensioners and full-time students. Screenings are usually held on the last Thursday in the month (except July and August), with occasional special screenings and lectures at other times. A licensed bar is available at each performance. Our films are shown in the Egerton Millennium Hall using high-quality widescreen DVD video projection and Dolby EX 5.1 Surround Sound.||Members, their guests, and members of the public can be admitted to the film screenings, subject to the discretion of the Committee. Admission to performances is usually priced at £4.00 for all members and £5.00 for guests/non-members. Season Tickets are available. Programmes are published and circulated to all members twice each year. All members who wish to do so receive e-mail reminders about the current month’s film.|
The Society is run in association with the Egerton Telecottage by a Committee which is elected at the Annual General Meeting, usually held in September. For membership applications enquiries, telephone Richard King on 01233 756592
We always welcome new volunteers, to help with setting up the hall, manning the bar, putting up posters (particularly if you live somewhere other than Egerton) and assisting with clerical and technical duties. Thanks to everyone who helps with this already. Do, please, come along (and volunteer, if you can), for we really do need your help and support for the Egerton Film Society to continue to flourish. We look forward to seeing you.
|Autumn Programme 2023
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|Thursday 28th September 2023
7pm for 7:30pm
Elvis (2022, rating 12A)
Tom Hanks | Austin Butler | Olivia de Jonge
There’s a big clue in the title….yes, this film is about Elvis Presley.
Directed by Baz Luhrmann, the story charts Elvis’ life from child-hood, his breakthrough into the world of rock ‘n’ roll and the ups and downs of his career and its challenges. The narrative is that of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, a controversial character himself. Nominated for 8 Oscars and winner of 2 BAFTAs for Best Leading Actor (Austin Butler) and Best Costume Design (Catherine Martin).
(159 mins. / 2:39)
|Thursday 12th October 2023
7pm for 7:30pm
Egerton Players Present … (2005, rating 12)
(Special Event in conjunction with Egerton Players)
Rayner Missing | Carin Kennet | Simon Tapp
In 2005 Egerton Players presented a well-known musical to much acclain. Directed by Elaine Graham, we were fortunate to experience this production of a very high standard. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch the show once again, and admire the costumes, sets and actors’ performances, accompanied by a live orchestra. Elaine Graham will introduce the film, and give us an insight into the many hours of rehearsal and hard-work behind the scenes that went into producing this fine show. Many locals haven’t had the opportunity to see the show (some 18 years ago now of course) – so now is your chance to see what everyone was talking about.
(185 mins. / 3:05 – interval between acts)
|Thursday 26th October 2023
7pm for 7:30pm
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (2022, rating 12A)
Abby Ryder Fortson | Rachel McAdams | Kathy Bates
With 5 nominations to its credit, this film, directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, gives us a beautiful insight into the mind and world of 11 year old Margaret. After moving from New York with her family, Margaret is not only faced with
the social and physical challenges of growing up, but decides to embrace religion. The only problem is, which one? The film takes us on Margaret’s lively and hilarious journey, navigating the tribulations of finding who she is and what’s right for her.
(106 mins. / 1:46)
|Thursday 30th November 2023
7pm for 7:30pm
What’s Love Got to Do With It? (2022, rating 12A)
Mim Shaikh | Iman Boujelouah | Lily James | Emma Thompson
Director, Shekhar Kapur, and writer, Jemima Khan, have created a wonderfully uplifting story of the search for love in the modern world. While documentary maker Zoe watches out for Mr Right on her dating apps, her childhood friend, Kaz, prepares for his assisted marriage arranged by his parents to a bride in Pakistan, who he has never met. Zoe decides to make a documentary following Kaz’s journey to Lahore to meet his bride but ends up learning more about her own feelings on love and marriage than she expects. A truly joyful film.
(108 mins. / 1:48)