16th April 2013 newsletter

There are now two screenings left in the current season – that is, showings of films covered by your subscription:

April 18 NO MAN’S LAND (93 mins, Bos/ Fra/ Spain, 2001, Cert. 15) “…Tanovic has made a smart, entertainingly acrid thumbnail sketch of the ironies and absurdities of the Bosnian war.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian; and

April 25 WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (98 mins, Fra/ Leb/ Egypt/ Italy, 2011, Cert. 12A) “Part religiopolitical satire, part smalltown sitcom, with a hint of romance, Where Do We Go Now? is pleasingly populated with ‘characters’ and light farce that occasionally breaks out into a movie musical…” Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews

to mark the end of the main season, you are invited to stay behind after WHERE DO WE GO NOW? for a brief and informal discussion with simple refreshments.

Further dates for your diary:

May 2 POTICHE – joint screening and social event with ADTTS (AbingdonTwinners)

Barbed comedy in which Catherine Deneuve takes over the family umbrella factory and Gerard Depardieu plays a union leader. (Cert 15) Dir: Francois Ozon, 99 mins, France 2010.

” … It’s a sweet comedy, knowing about human nature, and Deneuve and Depardieu, who bring so much history to the screen, seem to create it by their very natures” – Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun Times)

” Catherine Deneuve is on magnificent form – singing and dancing! – in François Ozon’s comedy of female emancipation in the 1970s. … while Gérard Depardieu as an old flame of Suzanne’s brings ballast to the flyaway confection” – Anthony Quinn (The Independent)

This is showing at our usual venue, the RESOURCE AND WELLBEING CENTRE, Crabtree Close, Audlett Drive, Abingdon OX14 3GD.

* Doors open at 7.00

* pre-film glass of wine and nibbles at 7.15

* film at approximately 7.45
* cheese and wine at 9.30
* Please bring your own wine!

Please note: admission includes film, food and soft drinks, but not alcoholic drinks. Please bring your own wine!

Admission (ADTTS & ABCD members, and members’ guests): £6.50

Pay on the door – you don’t need to book, but it would help us to know in advance if you plan to attend – email: info@abfilms.org.uk.

May 23 at 7.30pm at the RWC: our ANNUAL MEMBERS’ MEETING, when we tell you our thoughts on next season’s programme and you tell us what you think of them. Plus refreshments and a short film.

June 8 – our (more or less annual) summer film get-together: THE BAND WAGON – one of the finest MGM musicals, starring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse. This will be at the RWC between 5.30 pm and 8.30pm. As usual, the screening will be accompanied by an indoor picnic, organised on a bring and share basis (food and alcoholic drink). Tea, coffee, soft drinks provided. Full information to follow towards the end of May.

The next newsletter will appear early in May.