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.

 Membership applications enquiries telephone Richard on 01233 756592 Application forms for new Memberships also available in the shop Contact the Film Society

As usual we are seeking 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.




Thursday 22th February– 7.00 for 7.30pm

“My Cousin Rachel” (2017)

This highly enjoyable mystery thriller, adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s novel, features an entrancing star performance from Rachel Weisz as the beguiling central character in a visually breathtaking film from writer/director Roger Miller. Philip (Sam Claflin) travels to Florence to find his cousin and guardian, Ambrose, who dies there after marrying Rachel. Philip suspects her of causing his death, but when they meet for the first time, he finds himself falling for her seductive charm and beauty. An immaculate period piece with a briskly paced narrative and excellent cinematography. “It’s Weisz who provides the magic, keeping the mercury rising with a performance full of deliciously unsolved mystery” – Mark Kermode, The Observer. “It is handsomely crafted and filled with intrigue, leaving you constantly guessing whether the mysterious Rachel is a victim of narrow, twisted minds or a scheming minx whose wickedness knows no bounds”- Allan Hunter, Daily Express.                                              106 mins.

Thursday 15th March– 7.00 for 7.30pm

Special Event

Loving Vincent  (2017)

This critically acclaimed feature-length hand-painted animation — the first film of its kind — explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh through depictions of his artworks. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, the film tells a compelling, fascinating and heartwarming story and is a major effort in film-making – a remarkable and truly beautiful animated feature with the entire film, frame-by-frame, being handpainted. A team of 100 artists created the 65,000 hand-painted frames in the unique style of Van Gogh’s paintings, giving us a view inside the artist’s head, and enabling us to see the world through his eyes. The visual experience is intense and mesmerizing. We are hoping to have one of the artists involved to speak to us about the way in which this unique film was made.               94 mins.

Thursday 29th March 7.00 for 7.30pm
“Bringing up Baby”  (1938)

This film – a real treat from Hollywood’s golden age and requested by many members – is a superb, perfectly cast screwball comedy. A zany girl (an outstandingly funny performance from Katherine Hepburn) causes a zoology professor (Cary Grant, “who gives one of the most wonderful comic performances ever to grace the silver screen”, according to the Radio Times Film Guide) to lose a dinosaur bone and a pet leopard in the same evening. A genuine original, fabulously directed by Howard Hawks, and which ends up with the whole splendid cast in jail, it has a top 4 star rating in Halliwell’s Film Guide and 5 stars from the Radio Times.“A Masterpiece” – Kim Newman, Empire Magazine. “One of the finest screwball comedies ever” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out.           102 mins.

Thursday 26th April 7.00 for 7.30pm

“Land of Mine”  (2017)

An Oscar-nominated Danish/German co-production and based on real events, this film tells the story of a group of young surrendered German soldiers who, in the aftermath of World War II, are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark.  Danish director Martin Zandvliet’s humane, heartfelt and sometimes shocking film gained a standing ovation at its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. It pulls no punches and achieves moments of chilling suspense in scenes of untrained soldiers defusing mines by hand and in the bloody bodies that leap into the air when the boys fail. The Danish Sergeant (Roland Møller) overseeing the boys work, twisted by hate and loss during the war, struggles to find his way back to humanity and compassion in peacetime. “A tough, well-made war movie – sometimes shockingly violent – about a little known and very grim moment at the end of the second world war” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. (German/Danish with subtitles).                                   110 mins.

Thursday 31st May –7.00 for 7.30pm

“Goodbye Christopher Robin”  (2017)

Director Simon Curtis’ film takes us behind the scenes of the life of author A.A. Milne (a tortured performance from Domhall Gleason) and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his young son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), balancing wartime tension and childlike wonder. Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s insightful script probes the darkness shadowing the birth of the classic children’s stories, with Milne and his family becoming swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England. “There aren’t many films that demonstrate how a phenomenal professional success can also be the most catastrophic personal failure; there certainly aren’t many that revolve around a collection of cuddly toys” – The Economist. “Dimple-cheeked Will Tilston’s touching contribution as young master Christopher helps make the true story behind a beloved classic both startling and affecting”- Trevor Johnston, Radio Times.     107 mins.

Thursday 31st May –7.00 for 7.30pm

“The Death of Stalin”  (2017)

Director/co-writer Arnando Iannucci is in riotous form as he brings his scabrous political humour to bear on a chapter in history with painfully timely parallels. This hilarious black comedy is loosely based on the Soviet power struggles following the death of dictator Joseph Stalin in 1953, as his ministers tussle for control. Some want positive change in the Soviet Union, while others have more sinister motives. All are just desperately trying to remain alive. A stellar cast including Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin and many more have terrific fun in this bizarre masterclass of ensemble comedy. “Uproariously funny but painfully close to the bone in a world where once again the lunatics have taken over the asylum” – Lisa Mullen, Sight and Sound. “Kudos are deserved everywhere for a well-written, beautifully played and offbeat piece of re-imagined history that’s always funny despite humour sometimes stemming from a distinct sense of unease”- David Aldridge, Radio Times.                     106 mins.