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Programme - 2017/2018 Season

The season of films below is free to all reel people members. Guest tickets available in advance or on the door: £5 per film. Doors open at 7pm and the film will be introduced at 7.45pm.

A well-stocked bar is open for you to enjoy a drink or two before the film. You can also take your drinks into the auditorium for the film.

The (F) rating below was started by the Bath Film Festival in 2014 to highlight films which either had a senior figure in the production who is female - a director or screen writer - or which have very strong female leads or womens' issues.

Friday 8th September 2017

Hidden Figures (F) (PG) 127 minutes

A previously untold story of three African-American women working at NASA, who served as the mathematical brains for the early US space missions during the Cold War and continuing racial segregation.

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Hidden Figures promotional photo
Friday 6th October 2017

Our Little Sister (F) (PG) 128 minutes subtitled

To include news from the Bath Film Festival.

This delightful Japanese film revolves around 3 sisters who discover - at their father's funeral - that they have another, younger sister from a relationship their father had later in life. It simply and beautifully follows the absorption of the new sister into the fold, which in turn allows the evolution of the new family unit, and its transition into maturity.

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Our Little Sister promotional photo
Friday 20th October 2017

Bright Lights (F) TV Movie 95 minutes

A ftting tribute to mother and daughter Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher who died on consecutive days in December 2016. The strong bond between the late actors is brought to life in this heartfelt and funny documentary that offers many poignant moments.

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Bright Lights promotional photo
Friday 10th November 2017

The Eagle Huntress (F) (U) 87 minutes some subtitles

This stunning documentary follows 13 year old Aisholpan in her quest to become the first female eagle huntress in twelve generations of her nomadic Mongolian family. Faced with the prejudices of the elders, she forges ahead with her dream supported by the loving training of her father.

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The Eagle Huntress promotional photo
Friday 1st December 2017

20th Century Women (F) (15) 119 minutes

Plus reel people's 20th season celebrations.

A great performance from Annette Bening as a determined single mother in her mid-50s, raising her adolescent son. She decides to enlist the help of two younger women providing a poignant and amusing love letter to the people who raise us and the times that form us. Great soundtrack and reminder of a time not so long ago.

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20th Century Women promotional photo
Friday 12th January 2018

Their Finest (F) (12A) 97 minutes

1940s Britain and Catrina Cole (Gemma Arterton) is employed to write scripts for government propaganda films. The team includes Bill Nighy in yet another wonderful role as pompous, ageing film star Ambrose Hilliard and there are a number of familiar faces in various cameo roles.

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Their Finest promotional photo
Friday 2nd February 2018

The Olive Tree (15) 100 minutes subtitled

This is a soulful film that has two stars: the feisty Spanish actress Anna Castillo (Alma) and a vast, gnarled two-thousand year old olive tree that her father sold to support their farm. Her quest is to recover the tree from its new home in Germany.

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The Olive Tree promotional photo
Friday 23rd February 2018

Irreplaceable (12) 102 minutes subtitled

In deepest rural France a GP who has cared for people all his life has to take on a young assistant as he himself has cancer. The slowly developing partnership provides the low key genre that the French do so well.

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Irreplaceable promotional photo
Friday 9th March 2018

The Levelling (F) (15) 83 minutes PLUS AGM

Six months after the devastating floods on the Somerset levels and the death of her younger brother, Clover Catto returns to the farm and her father who she hasn't spoken to in years. Clover is sent on a voyage of discovery of her family, her upbringing and herself.

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The Levelling promotional photo
Friday April 13th 2017

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We always leave the choice of the last film of each season so that we can select a latest release or special screening to bring to a close another interesting and stimulating reel people season.

TBC