Group Leader - Alan Osborne
Warrington U3A Film club meets at ' The Gateway' (opposite the Town Hall) in the Large conference room ( Large screen and good sound system).This is usually on the first Tuesday after the monthly meeting (Please check the programme). Films will start at 10.30am. We show a wide variety of films across each season covering many genres (generally those of wide appeal and 2 hours or under in length). If time there is usually a chance to chat about the film before or after the showing. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 60 so we usually operate a 'signing up' system at each film and monthly meetings ( or contact me in advance). Although we do not charge members an admission fee there will be a £1 contribution per year to enable us to purchase new films.
(Subtitles for the hard of hearing are available on request)
Come and join us! (Bring your own popcorn)
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Apr 9th||Room|
This is a 2015 independent drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and written by Emma Donoghue, based on her 2010 novel of the same name. It stars Brie Larson as a woman who has been held captive for seven years, and whose 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) was born in captivity. Their escape allows the boy to experience the outside world for the first time. The film also stars Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers, and William H. Macy.
|Tue May 7th||Song for Marion|
Song for Marion is a heartwarming comedic drama following shy, grumpy pensioner Arthur as he is reluctantly inspired by his beloved wife Marion to join a highly unconventional local choir. At odds with his son James, it is left to charismatic choir director Elizabeth to try and persuade Arthur that he can learn to embrace life. London-set, the story follows Arthur as he embarks on a hilarious, life-affirming journey of musical self-discovery. The superb British cast in Song For Marion is made up of Academy Award Winner VANESSA REDGRAVE (Julia, Atonement, Howard s End), cinema legend TERENCE STAMP (Billy Budd, The Limey, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), GEMMA ARTERTON (Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia, Tamara Drewe) and CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON (Shallow Grave, Elizabeth, Doctor Who).
|Tue Jun 11th||Victoria and Abdul|
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself.
As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.