Rusthall Community Cinema
Films we all choose, watch, then discuss. A charitable entertainment hub run by volunteers.

By: Eugene | November 03, 2019

2nd November 2019

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 ...

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By: Eugene | October 27, 2019

27th October 2019

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By: Eugene | October 20, 2019

19th October 2019

Our discussion group was joined by our talented entertainer for the evening, the country singer Shep.  We liked the film, which we felt was “astonishingly truthful” and which had “gritty settings.”  Shep felt it was spot on about showbiz and the way in which music can save you from difficult events in the past.  The upwards hero trajectory in the film was very familiar and some felt we were manipulated by it.  However, there were some surprises in the plot line. The relationship that Rose Lynn Harlen develops with her children, after a time away in jail, felt real and touching.  Julie Walters did not disappoint.


Our discussion was very wide-ranging and led to us sharing some of our musical and other influences. She...

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By: Eugene | October 06, 2019

5th October 2019

Before writing about the main feature I wish to warmly applaud Ben and Anne for the first short film made from their collaboration: an interview at Sky Garden with the artist and actor Phil Philmar, who spoke highly of Blade Runner and who greatly assisted my understanding of it. There were three other short films: New Devonia, The Last Job on Earth and The Internet is after Your Job. Only New Devonia sent out a few rays of hope, with it's still surviving fish, in the face of the abyss we seem to be propelled to plunge ourselves into.

Blade Runner is not a feel good film and in places is too violent for me to watch. The humans, who are responsible for the creation of "the replicants", are rapidly losing control over them and the on...

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By: Eugene | September 29, 2019

29th September 22019

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By: Eugene | September 22, 2019

21st September 2019

Despite the facility Eugene always thoughtfully provides to view a trailer and, as in this case, often offers supplementary information, I never avail myself of it before seeing the film, preferring instead to come to the screening with no fore knowledge. Maybe I should have broken that rule in this instance as I was expecting an historical biography of Queen Anne. As the film progressed, it evidently was not. The story could have been about any three high status women, in whatever century, vying ruthlessly against each other for power and supremacy and behaving very badly in the process. This was emphasised by the language, which for me, did not sit well with the period, but, much else didn't either and I found stretches of the film tedio...

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By: Eugene | September 08, 2019

7th September 2019

Our discussion group talked about what we liked about this iconic film from 1961 and what we weren’t too happy about.  These were our likes:


·The chemistry between the two leads, Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard

·George Peppard’s stunning blue eyes and his general loveliness

·Patricia Neal’s strong supporting actress performance

·The fashion and Givenchy’s designs – as well as the famous Little Black Dress, there were other strong favourites. Who wouldn’t want that very wearable orange coat?

·The award-winning song ‘Moon River’

·Hepburn’s beautiful face – “the camera loved her”

·The look of the film, with its design, styling and colour

·The first shot of Holly Golightly in an amazingly empty Manhattan


Our dislikes were:

·Mickey Ro...

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By: Eugene | August 25, 2019

225th August 2019

This was our first 'dementia friendly film with free entry to all.  Being a sunny bank holiday Sunday afternoon few came, but those who did enjoyed it.  There were no short films.  We appreciated Kate Sergeant from the Alzheimer's Society coming to say a few words to us and bringing a collection bucket.  

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By: Eugene | August 25, 2019

24th August 2019

The title is not quite French and not quite English, I wonder why?

 

Who would have thought an evening of films portraying the misfortunes of others in their disabilities - physical, mental and social - could be so uplifting and humorous? The two lead characters in this French film could not have been more disparate. Phillipe, immensely wealthy white man of letters and living in his ancestral Paris residence, surrounded by priceless art, is paralysed from the neck down and is entirely dependent on his staff which is numerous enough to have served his eighteenth century forebears. He decides to employ as his driver/companion the young virile black man, Driss, from the slums of the city who is disadvantaged in every way except for his sh...

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By: Eugene | August 25, 2019

24th August 2019

This was a singalong Saturday afternoon film with free entry to all.  Being a sunny bank holiday few came, but those who did enjoyed it.  There were no short films.

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