On 24th September, Abergavenny Film Society, the longest running in Wales, will launch its new season of fourteen films. First on the diverse programme is Ritesh Batra’s rich and satisfying romantic story, The Lunchbox, set in the bustling city of Mumbai.
The new season includes two acclaimed recent releases from the UK. Locke is an unusual and compelling thriller, set in a car and featuring only one actor on-screen. The Selfish Giant is a gritty social drama set in Yorkshire and features outstanding performances from Conner Chapman and Shaun Thomas in their first screen roles. The film was nominated for BAFTA in the Outstanding British Film in 2014 category.
Our forthcoming season features some unusual additions and, in December, we will present Buster Keaton in The General. Released in 1926, this film has been beautifully restored and sparkles with Keaton’s comic genius. In response to requests for a factual film, The House I Live In is an account of how the USA is dealing with petty criminals in its ‘War On Drugs’ and The Wind Rises, from Japan, is a breathtaking dream of flying crafted with hand-drawn animation.
The Patience Stone is a story about a young Afghan woman caring for her injured husband and A Touch of Sin tracks four citizens of modern China. With The Golden Dream from Mexico,Wakolda from Argentina, Lore from Germany and Of Horses and Men from Iceland, the programme has been chosen to provide a balance of styles and cultures. All foreign language films have English subtitles.
Fortnightly screenings take place on Wednesdays, at 7.30, at the Melville Theatre, Penypound. Doors open at 6.45 and non-members are very welcome. Members are guaranteed a seat if they arrive by 7.20 and spare seats are available for non-members aged 16 or over on a first come first served basis. Membership of the Society is open to everyone aged 16 and over. Contact Carol Phillips 01600 780263. Programmes may be found from the beginning of September at Abergavenny Library and the Borough Theatre or visit our website: www.abergavennyfilmsociety.com
Abergavenny Film Society is a member of the British Federation of Film Societies (Registered Charity 276633), is operated by volunteers and is a non profit-making organisation.