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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.

SCREENINGS SUSPENDED
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
Grandma

USA

2015, 79 mins.

English language

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

Cold War

Cold War

September 10 2019

Shoplifters

Shoplifters

September 24 2019

Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage

October 8 2019

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

October 22 2019

Olli Maki

Olli Maki

November 5 2019

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

November 19 2019

Wajib

Wajib

December 10 2019

The White Crow

The White Crow

January 7 2020

Capernaum

Capernaum

January 21 2020

Foxtrot

Foxtrot

February 4 2020

One Cut of the Dead

One Cut of the Dead

February 18 2020

3 Faces

3 Faces

March 3 2020

Woman at War

Woman at War

March 17 2020

Rafiki

Rafiki

March 31 2020

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

April 14 2020

Can You Ever Forgive Me

Can You Ever Forgive Me

April 28 2020

Elena

Elena

May 12 2020

Thunder Road

Thunder Road

May 26 2020

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

June 16 2020

TWICKENHAM FESTIVAL

Wild Rose is our

Twickenham Festival

screening on

16 June 2020

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