April Update

Follow up on last movie “Goodbye, Lenin ”

Good attendance again this month with 17 members 3 guests and we also signed up one new member, welcome!!!

This film was another success and most members I talked to enjoyed the movie, only one member mentioned not liking it at all.
I had seen the film before and again enjoyed it, particularly having been to Berlin and also some of my good friends escaped East Berlin during the communist rule.
I thought it has real historical value as to what life was really like in the East before the fall of the wall.

Our next film on the1st of may is the 2012 Documentary from New Zealand
“How Far is Heaven!” directed by M.Smith and C.Pryor

The Sisters of Compassion have lived in the remote village of Jerusalem/Hiruharama on the Whanganui River in New Zealand for 120 years. Today, only 3 nuns remain – their legacy on the river is coming to an end. This is a complex world of Maori and Christian spirituality, parties and prayers, pig hunting and perfume appreciation.
The film follows the newest sister over the course of a year. Through an intimate, observational approach, the film is a captivating portrait of the personalities of the local kids. Throughout all seasons, the Sisters’ daily practice of compassion engages with the traditions of local Maori. Together they learn to navigate life’s heartbreak and joy.

Filmmakers Miriam Smith and Christopher Pryor lived and filmed in Jerusalem for a year, gaining privileged insight into this special world.

Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 1st of May, it is also our AGM so hopefully you can all make it.


March Update

Follow up on last movie Rams

Good attendance again this month with over 20 members some guests and we also signed up some new members, welcome!!!

This film was another success and every member I talked to did have something positive to say about it. One member in particular said he was mesmerised right through the movie.
So was I and I could almost feel the cold during the storm at the end, the ending was a bit sad but then this is what made the film though .
The cinematographer really captured those imposingly chilly vistas..

Our next film on the 3rd of April is the 2003 Comedy/Drama from Germany
“Goodbye, Lenin!” directed by W.Becker

In October 1989, right before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alex Kerner (Daniel Bruhl), is living with his mother Christiane, and sister Ariane. But when the mother , a loyal Party member, sees Alex participating in an anti-communist rally, she falls into a coma and misses the revolution.
After she wakes, doctors say any jarring event could make her have a heart attack, meaning the family must go to great lengths to pretend that communism still reigns in Berlin.
A film that gives you history, humour and depth of human emotion, and makes you think.

Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 3rd of April

February Update

Follow up on last movie The First Grader

Very good attendance this months with over 20 members and quite a few guests .

This film was very well received by all members that I talked to with one in particular mentioning it was one of the best movie over the last few months.
I thought it was quite an amazing story and to a degree an eye opener about some of Kenya’s history.
Also the photography was just stunning.

Our next film on the 6th of March is the 2015 Drama from Iceland
Ramsdirected by G.Hakonarson     .

In a secluded Icelandic valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi are warring neighbours, competing with each other for the best ram prize that has become a symbol of their family feud. But when the spectre of the fatal scrapie disease threatens their remote farms, both brothers are faced with the prospect of a cull.
Can these long-term enemies find common purpose when their ancestral stock and way of life are threatened? A minimalist score lends a solemnity to the proceedings, accompanying the cinematographer’s imposingly chilly vistas.

Looking forward to see you all on Tuesday the 6th of March