The Film Group meets on the first Wednesday of every month in Rooms 1 and 2 at the George Ward Centre in Barwell. The meetings start at 14.00 and finish by 16.30. Everyone is very welcome, even if you only want to watch one film which is perhaps your all-time favourite.
The film for this month is Slumdog Millionaire starring Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, and Saurabh Shukla. Jamal Malik, an 18 yer old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Arrested on suspicion of cheating, he tells the police the incredible story of his life on the streets . and of the girl he loved and lost. The ultimate tale of rags to riches.
This month the Film Group and Bookworms are teaming up to read and watch The Horse Whisperer. The film stars Robert Redford and Kristin Scott Thomas, and tells the story of the mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, and Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and Damon, the film follows 20-year-old South Boston janitor Will Hunting, an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a client of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor. Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend, and himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past and thinking about his future.
To Kill a Mockingbird tells the story of Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era state of Alabama, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
The film stars Gregory Peck and won 3 Oscars in 1962.
The film for May is another classic, 12 Angry Men starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, Jack Klugman, and Martin Balsam. This courtroom drama tells the story of a jury of 12 men as they deliberate the conviction or acquittal of an 18-year old defendant[note 1] on the basis of reasonable doubt, forcing the jurors to question their morals and values.
This month we'll be watching Argo starring Ben Affleck (who also directed the film), Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, and John Goodman. The film won an Oscar and BAFTA for Best Film in 2012, and is based on a true story.
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
The August film is Rain Man starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. This film won an Oscar for Best Picture and Dustin Hoffman also won for Best Actor in 1989. Cruise plays the part of Charlie, a selfish automobile dealer, kidnaps his autistic brother Raymond and tries to manipulate him into giving up his inheritance from their late father.
Watch this space!