Frant Film

FrantFilm GREAT FILMS for 2016/17 SEASON

Frant Film starts its eighth season on October 14th. As usual, the season comprises eight enjoyable, thought-provoking and acclaimed films , details of which are below. There is also a bar at each showing, so come early and meet friends and neighbours! At £17 per person for the season (that’s £2.12 per film), not only is Frant Film a great evening out, but it is also an important way to support the village Memorial Hall, to which all proceeds go. Existing members will be contacted shortly and for new member enquiries please contact Kathy Lowe on 01892 750412. Tell your friends!

A WALK IN THE WOODS Friday 14 October

On his return to the USA after 20 years in the UK, Bill Bryson, played by Robert Redford, wants to reconnect with his homeland. He decides to walk the Appalachian Trail, 1000 miles from
Maine to Georgia. When his old friend, Katz (Nick Nolte), an overweight, recovering alcoholic offers to accompany him, the two get more than they bargained for as they set out on an expedition men half their age struggle to complete.

BRIDGE OF SPIES Friday 11 November

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this film is based on the true story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks),
an insurance claims lawyer from Brooklyn who finds himself defending the Russian spy,
Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) and is then thrust into Cold War intrigue when the CIA enlists his support in negotiating the release of Gary Powers, the captured American U-2 pilot.

YOUTH Friday 16 December

Starring Michael Caine, Youth is a warm, witty and moving portrait of love and loss.
The film has dazzling visuals, a great soundtrack and a strong supporting cast including Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda.

In the 1920’s Stanley Crawford, an English magician and illusionist (Colin Firth) travels to the French Riviera

in an attempt to expose the secrets of Sophie Baker, a spirit medium (Emma Stone), suspected of exploiting the wealthy Catledge family. Convinced Baker is a fraud, the more time Crawford spends with her, the
more he believes she might be genuine

SUITE FRANCAISE Friday 27 January

As Hitler’s armies descend upon Paris, Lucile (Michelle Williams) awaits news from her husband,
a prisoner of war. Leading a stifled existence with her domineering mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas), her life is turned upside down when a handsome German officer (Matthias Schoenaerts) is billeted on them. Despite the taboos, they are drawn to each other, until the realities of war threaten to destroy them

BELLE EPOQUE Friday 24 February

A charming, nostalgic Spanish comedy, which launched the career of Penelope Cruz. Set in 1931,
a Civil War deserter from the Spanish army hides in a country house with its elderly owner and his four beautiful daughters (one played by Cruz). He becomes romantically entangled with all four and must decide which one to marry. In 1994 it won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
In Spanish with subtitles.

BROOKLYN Friday 24 March

Set in the 50’s, the story follows an Irish girl who seeks a better life in New York. Initially homesick,
she adjusts to her new surroundings with the help of an Italian-American. The two become romantically involved. However a family crisis causes her to return to her hometown in Ireland where she
becomes fond of a local boy. She must decide whether or not to return to America.

RYAN’S DAUGHTER Friday 21 April

David Lean’s Oscar winning classic, set in Ireland in 1916. A young woman trapped in a passionless
marriage to an older school teacher begins an affair with a shell-shocked British Officer, provoking gossip and gaining a reputation as a traitor to the Nationalist cause. Filmed in 1969 on the beaches, cliffs and hills of the Dingle Peninsula.
N.B. This film is approx. 3 1/2 hours long and will contain an intermission.

Membership only £17 FOR THE SEASON OF 8 FILMS For information please call Kathy Lowe on 01892 750412

All films are shown in the village Memorial Hall and start at 8pm.