Film Club

Lapworth Film Club was set up in 2011 by a small group of then Committee Members of the Lapworth Village Hall Committee to provide an enjoyable social event and funding opportunity for maintenance and improvements to this important village amenity.  On advice from the auditor, it became a separate organisation but all profits after expenses and licence fees are donated to Lapworth Village Hall.

Film Club is on the last Monday of the month from September to April (excluding December) at 7.15pm for 7.45pm at Lapworth Village Hall.

There is a bar and the £5 taken at the door includes free refreshments at the interval.

Besides showing films carefully chosen by a small committee, the evening provides an occasion for people to meet where they might not meet otherwise.

Films are advertised in the Parish Magazine, on posters on the village noticeboards, and on a large poster opposite the Village Shop.

Films are also shown to Elderberries, Preschool and Lapworth School PTA on request.

 Monday 29th January 2018 (7.15 for 7.45)  LION (2016)  PG
 LION, a true story, is based on the book, ‘A Long Way Home’ by Saroo Brierley.  As a five-year-old, Saroo got lost on a train which took him thousands of kilometres across India, away from home and family.  He had to survive alone in Kolkata before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple.  Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he set out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Starring Dev Patel as the grown up Saroo and Nicole Kidman as his adoptive mother.

  1. Nominated for 6 Oscars, and won 2 Bafta Awards.
  2. Running time: 120 minutes
Monday 26th February 2018 (7.15 for 7.45) Victoria and Abdul (2017) 12

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.  The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself.  As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy.  As their friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

Starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal, directed by Stephen Frears

  1. Running time: 109 minutes

 

Monday 26 March
This will be a choice between three films, depending on a vote taken by the audience at the January meeting.

The choices are A Streetcat named Bob, Some Like it Hot and United Kingdom.

 

Monday 29 April to be decided