This is a group for anyone interested in watching and talking about films. It is led by Steve and linked to the Cinema Visits group, led by Anna.
Every month a DVD is shown in the home of one of the members and the film is then discussed. These home screenings are suggested by the members. Confirmed upcoming showings will always be listed in the newsletter and in the calendar below as well.
The process for choosing next year’s Home Screening programme has ended and Barbara is counting the votes. The 2019 programme will appear here as soon as it's been finalized.
The Home Screenings 2018 programme is still available (see right)Venues (all private homes in Waltham Forest) are arranged nearer the time. Further details about each film will appear in the Events calendar month by month. Please note that home screenings are for Waltham Forest U3A members only.
Venues vary, so contact Steve to discover who is hosting a particular film. IMPORTANT Please let him know in advance (by phone, text or email) if you would like to come to a home screening - don't just turn up. This helps the host and there have been times when we've had to turn people away because we're oversubscribed. Although if you are a member and you fail to secure a place at a showing, it is usually possible to borrow the DVD afterwards, for personal use at home. Talk to Steve about this.
The local WEA Film Club is not part of our U3A but many members enjoy attending their films, shown monthly at the South Woodford Odeon. Cost is 20p each time, on the door. Further details of the programme are sent to U3A Film Club members by email and normally appear on our web pages too.
We also aim to visit a cinema once a month Cinema Visits. We try to see films that will provoke thoughts and continue a discussion afterwards. Over the past year we have visited cinemas in Stratford, Greenwich, Hackney and the West End as well as the BFI. At the moment we pick the film first and the exact details of day and place have to be finalised at the last minute. This may change if members vote to do so.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Nov 21st||HOME SCREENING (WFU3A MEMBERS ONLY)|
10am 'Churchill'. In the days leading up to D-Day Churchill is almost overwhelmed by doubts, fears and a feeling of having a marginalised role in the war effort. Has he become irrelevant and are events beyond his control? Open to all but booking essential (from 13th November) with Steve by phone or text or email.
|Wed Dec 19th||HOME SCREENING (WFU3A MEMBERS ONLY)|
10am 'Nashville'. Directed by Robert Altman and intertwining the lives of two dozen characters, navigating life, music and politics with a blend of country and western, comedy and tragedy. Dating from 1975. Open to all but booking essential (from 11th December) with Steve by phone, text or email.