Wilbrahams’ Film Club

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Wilbrahams’ Film Club 

The Wilbrahams’ Film Club provides our local community the opportunity to watch popular films in the company of fellow villagers in the Wilbrahams’ Memorial Hall.  So if you like watching films and don’t fancy travelling into Cambridge this Club is ideal for you.

Our aim is to make this a social event with the venue opening half an hour prior to the film showing, and refreshments being available at that time.

The membership fee will be £12 per individual for over 18s, and free to those under 18.  15 to 18 year olds will be able to view the films unaccompanied, but those under 15 will need to be with a member.  Around 12 films a year will be shown, mainly on a Friday or Saturday evening, but it hoped to have films being shown at other times as the Club finds it feet (perhaps even “Happy Feet”!).

It’s 12 months, 12 films, 12 pounds – the best deal this year!

Look out for the first screening, it will be a great first night with plenty of surprises.

Cheques should be made payable to the Wilbrahams’ Film Club and sent to:

Paul Lambton, The Barn, 1 Ratfords Yard,
Great Wilbraham, Cambridge CB21 5JT.

(Please ensure all the members’ names are associated with the cheque).

Programme information will normally be sent to members via the email address provided on the application form, as well as being posted on the Wilbrahams’ Website, and Wilbrahams’ Community Facebook Page.

So why not join the Club and save yourself a trip into Cambridge, meet up with friends prior to the film and get to know new people from the villages.

If you have any questions please email wilbrahamsfilmclub@gmail.com

Membership applications can be made clicking here

Click here to apply for membership

Each member agrees to abide by the rules of the Club available with the Constitution.

Click on the link below to read the constitution of the Wilbrahams’Film Club

CONSTITUTION

Upcoming Films:

Wilbrahams’ Film Club – film showings

June -December 2019

Saturday 22nd June

7pm for 7:30pm

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

This is the follow-on film of the highly successful 2008 original ‘Mamma Mia’, It is therefore, of course, a musical comedy!

54mins

Saturday 27th July

7pm for 7:30pm

“The Dish”

 
We are showing this film as it’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing on the 20th July. 
The film tells the story how NASA was working with a group of Australian technicians who had agreed to rig up a satellite interface. That the Aussies placed the satellite dish smack dab in the middle of an Australian sheep farm in the boondocks town of Parkes was just one of the reasons that NASA was concerned. Based on a true story, The Dish takes a smart, witty, comical look at the differing cultural attitudes between Australia and the U.S  
It’s a bit of comedy, drama and history all wound together.

Saturday 17th August

7pm for 7:30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

For those of us of a certain age and musical taste this is a must see film and we hope all members will enjoy it.  
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.  The film tells the story of the rock band Queen and Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985)

Saturday 28th September

7pm  for 7:30pm

“Hidden Figures”

We continue the celebration of the 50th moon landing with a film telling the true story behind the scenes at NASA of a different mission. The film follows a group of African-American female mathematicians who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, who were specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, and guaranteeing his safe return.

Friday 18th October

7pm for 7:30pm

The Old Man & The Gun

Another film based on a true story but this time based on the story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
 
We aim to celebrate the Film Club’s 1st Birthday by having a social gathering with drinks and nibbles at some point during the evening – more on this to follow.

 

Friday 22nd November

7pm for 7:30pm

The Dressmaker

Based on Rosalie Ham’s best selling novel, ‘The Dressmaker’ is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) who returns to her small home town in the Australian country to right the wrongs of the past. This is a stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and ‘haute couture’.

Saturday 28th December 7pm for 7.30pm

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully showing this comedy drama film will provide a respite from the Christmas festivities! The film tells the story about a visionary sheikh who believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain’s leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and un-achievable. That is, until the Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a ‘good will’ story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.