Our recommendations from March 2020 to the end of June 2021
Monsieur Lazhar, North Face, A Hijacking, Wadjda, Wild Tales,
Royal Affair, The Hunt, Salt of the Earth, Angel's Share, Ida,
Good Vibrations, The Lives of Others, Lantana, I've Loved You so Long, Broken Embraces, Untouchable, Les Choristes, Man on Wire, The Source, Volver, The Wave, Days of Glory, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education,
Not Here To Be Loved, Pan's Labyrinth, The Counterfeiters,
Flame and Citroen, Tehran Taxi, My Best Friend, The Secret in their Eyes, The Sea Inside, Bienvenue Chez Les Ch’tis, The Patience Stone,
Mystery Road, The Edge Of Heaven, The Visitor, The Commune,
A Very Long Engagement, Still Life, Slow West, A Man Called Ove,
The Other Side of Hope, The Fencer, Mother, Persepolis, Truman, Julieta, I Got Life (Aurore) !, Tangerines, Eight Days A Week, A Second Chance, Jar City, Anything For Her, Nosferatu, Hidden Figures, Faces Places,
Like Father Like Son, Letters From Baghdad, Marshland, Out In The Dark, Broken Circle Breakdown, The Past, I Wish, A Separation and Outside The Law, Grandma.
Following Government advice issued on
16 March 2020 the Society has suspended
its screenings until further notice
Our Best Historic Screenings
With our usual seasons cancelled the Committee
is making weekly recommendations of films to
watch that were screened during the last
20 years which were extremely well received
by members and guests.
This week's recommendation
2015, 79 mins.
Directed by Paul Weitz
Grandma was the 781st film screened by
RFS on 13th December 2016. The film was the sixth equal ranked film of Season 54, it got an approval mark of 88% from those attending; from season 54 we have also already featured all the higher ranked films, in order: Tehran Taxi, Mystery Road, The Commune, Slow West and A Second Chance.
Grandma follows the attempts of a poet-cum-unemployed-academic Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) - mourning the death of her life partner Violet and splitting up with her younger girlfriend (Judy Greer) - to help her granddaughter
Sage (Julia Garner) find $630 for an abortion.
Elle and Sage spend the day trying to borrow the money through a series of unannounced visits to old friends and flames ending up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. The writer-director Paul Weitz manages the unlikely feat of combining family drama, subversive comedy and pro-choice polemic in 80 brisk and very funny minutes.
Full film notes available in the Twickenham
& Richmond Tribune here.
Grandma is available to be streamed on Amazon Prime and disks are available from Amazon, eBay, CeX and other retailers.
SEASON 57 PROGRAMME
10 SEPTEMBER 2019
TO 16 JUNE 2020