Richmond upon Thames

Cinema Group

Monthly, day & time flexible, but always early or mid afternoon.

Leader Judy Craik
Tel 020 8892 1410

We meet at Watermans in Brentford, buses 267, 237 and 65 stop outside.
There is also a car park, scale of prices.

Watermans is an independent cinema showing a wide range of current releases, also some world cinema films. Many members like the opportunity to stay for a short discussion after the film and we are able to use a separate room for this.

A reminder that members need to buy their own tickets, £8 concessions, £7 Friends of Watermans.

Tickets can be booked online or by phone 020 8232 1010 box office open between 1-9pm. If you book online you can get concessions but there is still no opportunity to use Friends membership
I’ll be at Watermans 40 mins before the start of the film to meet and register members.

A good start to the new U3a year with 26 attending Downton Abbey. To quote Mark Kermode ‘it feels like a very comfortable armchair.’ ‘Why would you mess with the formula, it does exactly what it says on the tin.’
Tim Robey in The Telegraph, whilst agreeing, makes the point that between 1912 and 1926 (the period covered during Downton‘s life on TV), England changed momentously. The curious thing about the film, set in 1927, is that, despite passing references to austerity and the previous year’s General Strike, the world it recreates has inched forward hardly one iota. Since the TV series ended in 2015 the stability of English life has been subject to far more turmoil off screen than on. Perhaps in recognition of this very point, Downton Abbey is a retreat into a relatively becalmed history bubble.

The next meeting will be at Watermans on Monday 21st October @ 4pm for The Farewell (12a, I hour 40 mins)
English and Mandarin with English subtitles Winner audience favourite at the Sundance film festival 2019.
Opening with the line ‘based on an actual lie’ Lulu Wang’s moving drama tells the story of a family who, on hearing that their ageing grandmother has terminal cancer, decide not to tell her.
All tickets £6 on Mondays, booking already underway. Online booking watermans.org.uk
phone 020 8232 1010

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