One within the discussion group commented, "No one coughed or began to talk or leave their chair when the film was over. Looking around, during the film, we were all riveted". The cinematic beauty of the film held us. The spare direction, for most of us, satisfied what was unsaid. But say we wanted so we went to the discussion.
This was a love story based in the time of the historic Cold War of 1945-1963. The relationship between the main characters, Wiktor and Zula included all the characteristics of a cold war: obsession, polarisation, propaganda, deception, and self-preservation. The microcosm between the tested two leads could be seen on their national, Polish, scale, trying to invent its identity.
Last evening's entertainment began by Anne welcoming and introducing the Circle Dancers who were dressed appropriately to dance traditional Jewish dances to traditional Jewish music. Members of the audience were encouraged to join the circle and many of us enjoyed the experience.
Fiddler on the Roof is a musical film with messages. It is not the usual fantasy story set to music. The singing and the music are delightful, familiar favourites, with most of us knowing the words.
Tevye, played by the wonderful Topol, opens the film, telling us how precarious life is in the village; as precarious as a fiddler on the roof. The villagers keep their 'balance' by keeping to .... Tradition, Tevye tells us. However, revolution is in the air, times ...
This screening clashed with the final of Strictly Come Dancing unfortunately, and our audience numbers therefore took a hit. Apparently eight of the 27 milion TVs in the country were tuned to it just as we were enjoying some wonderful short films on the theme of friendship followed by the 50 year old story of Butch Cassidy. All volunteers were offered free drinks for this show (as they will be for the next two) as a token of the Trustee's Christmas thanks.
A fifty year old film would not, on the face of it, be a great contender for public attention against Strictly Come Dancing. However, it is certainly a film that retains its high levels of appeal and entertainment. Although we all know the outcome, we believe in the inv...
As a lifelong worshiper of The Bard and an admirer of Kenneth Branagh, I was excited to see this film, and it lived up to my expectations. Will's was a recognisable family to our modern eyes, convincingly and sympathetically conjured. Truth spiced with supposition and conjecture, fact with fiction. A beautiful film in the visual sense too, the candlelit interiors contributed greatly to the authenticity of the early Stuart period of Shakespeare's last years. The house was rather grander than New Place in Stratford, but a lovely location for the film. Steeped in enthusiasm for his work, it is easy to overlook the human trials and tribulations of the person and the tragedy of losing his son, especially in an era of complete male dominance. Th...
“It’s got a great community feel, the cost is excellent and it’s so close to home, really convenient.”
“We’re so lucky to have this and we just have to keep it going.”
“If you miss a film, it’s good to be able to see it here.”
“It feels like a real community and I love the way it’s run by volunteers.”
“It’s just a lovely thing.”
“It reminds me of a Book Club. Sometimes you watch things you’d never consider seeing which aren’t mainstream, but you get a lot out of it.”
A light, amusing entertainment perfect for uplifting our audience on a November evening. A predictable story written to a formula rounding out on a happy ending, but for all that, very enjoyable and greatly enhanced by the beautiful shan...
The catering team were enjoying the use of their new, larger, teapot and the wider range of cake offerings were widely appreciated by the audience.
There were a number of audience members who were here for the first or second time.They had all chosen to attend because of the subject matter of Woman At War and applauded the variety and range of films offered at RCC. Audience numbers appeared a little fewer than for the more commercial ‘feel-good’ movies but the power and intensity of both main feature as well as the supporting shorts was remarked upon by a significant number of audience members. The power of the short films shown tonight prompted discussion during the interval of diverse subjects such as tree planting projects, methods of ...