18 April 2012 Newsletter

Following our involvements in the Abingdon Arts Festival and the Easter break, normal service resumes this Thursday (April 19) with THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES. (7.45, Abingdon College Lecture Theatre, Cert 18), which won best foreign film Oscar in 2011.

There are then two further screenings:

* MY DOG TULIP April 26, 7.45pm, Abingdon College Lecture Theatre, on April 26.

Both the above screenings are included in your termly or annual memberships, but one week members and members’ guests are welcome (tickets @ £5 and £4 respectively).

The screening of MY DOG TULIP will be prededed by an Extraordinary General Meeting with one agenda item: To elect a new Treasurer on the retirement of Richard Stovel from this post. Caroline Harben has been nominated to take on the role and the Committee urges members to support her election.

* LOOSE CANNONS May 3, Abingdon College Lecture Theatre, Cert 12A

This is our annual joint screening with the local twinners (ADTTS), with a cheese and wine party to follow. Timings:

Pre-film glass of wine and nibbles at 7.15

Film at approximately 7.45

Cheese and wine at 9.40 – Please bring your own wine!

Original title Mine Vaganti, Italy 2010, 110 minutes, Cert 12A , directed by Fernan Ozpetek.

” multistranded comedy of errors and sexual identity, the focus is on Tomasso, son of a pasta-making Puglian clan, whose plans to come out to his traditional family are derailed when his older brother steals his thunder. ‘Loose Cannons’ looks sideways to Tomasso’s siblings, friends and acquaintances and back to his grandmother’s early life, exploring a range of dilemmas with humour and sensitivity …” (Ben Walters, Time Out).

This is an extra event and thus not included in your subscription. Admission (ABCD and ADTTS members) £6.00 – includes film, food and soft drinks, £7.00 others.

Another event for your diary is the annual, informal, MEMBERS’ MEETING on May 24th. (College Lecture Theatre from 7.30pm), when we will give give you a progress report on our programme planning for next season. There are always a few decisions still to be made and on occasion members’ comments have led to a change in our plans, so please come and tell us what you think. Refreshments will be served.

We haven’t forgotten the planned trip to the restored Regal in Evesham. Penny is working on this and we hope to have news soon. (The delay is caused by the fact that the cinema hasn’t yet published its June programme).