CKFS Programme 2016-17


Tickets: £5 Adults, £4 Students/Jobseekers

Children’s Films: £3

Tickets available on the door

Doors Open: 7.00 pm; Film Starts: 7.45 pm, unless stated



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The Lady in the Van

(2015  104 mins, 12A)

Dir. Nicholas Hyter

Starring:  Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings

British comedy-drama that tells the true story of author Alan Bennett’s strained friendship with eccentric homeless woman Miss Mary Shepherd, who lives ‘temporarily’ in his driveway for 15 years, and his attempt to discover her intriguing past. 16 September



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Citizen Kane

(1941 112 mins, 15)

Dir. Orson Welles

Orson Welles’s cinematic masterpiece, full of technical
and stylistic innovations, explores the rise and fall
of press baron Charles Foster Kane, and his last enigmatic utterance, “Rosebud”. Consistently voted one of the greatest films ever, a visual work of art.
30 September



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(2015 91 mins., 15,  subtitles)

Dir. Olivier  Nakache and Eric Toledano

Winner at Cannes in 2015, this Icelandic comedy-drama follows two feuding brothers’ struggle to save their sheep stock. Its dry, ironic humour blends seamlessly with Iceland’s beautiful bleak landscape. 14 October



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Bridge of Spies

(2015 138 mins, 12A)

Dir. Steven Spielber

A true, cold-war story of an American lawyer who is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy and then helps the CIA facilitate an exchange for a captured U2 pilot. Gripping and powerful performances by Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.

28 October


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Gone with the Wind

(1939 238 mins, PG)

Dir. Victor Fleming


Ranked among the greatest films of all time, this classic thriller follows the fate of a Phoenix secretary who flees to a secluded motel after embezzling money from her employer.  The infamous shower scene will have your blood curdling thanks to Bernard Hermann’s chilling score.

11 November

7 pm


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The Lunchbox

(2013  103 mins, PG, subtitles)

Dir. Ritesch Batra


This critically acclaimed film follows the workings of Mumbai’s famed lunchbox delivery system and an unintended connection between a young housewife and a retiring office worker. The most
popular film in UK community cinemas in 2015.
25 November



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Song of the Sea

(2014  92 mins, PG)

Dir. Tomm Moore

A visually stunning animated Irish folktale ‘Song of the Sea’, Saturday 26 Nov. (1.30 pm doors open; 2.00 pm film starts) in Sacred Hearts Hall. Tickets £3 at the door and online. See 26 November

2 pm



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(2015 109 mins, 12)

Dir. John Crowley

A young Irish woman emigrates to America in the early 1950s and quickly falls in love. Life is then disrupted when she is torn between two men on either side of the Atlantic and the life-changing choice that confronts her.

9 December



Singin’ in the Rain

(1952 103 mins, U)

Dir. Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly


From the golden age of Hollywood musicals, this
classic follows a silent film company’s difficult yet
entertaining transition to the ‘talkies’. Don’t miss
some of the most iconic song and dance numbers
in cinema history.
30 December



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Eddie the Eagle

(2016 106 mins, PG)

Dir. Dexter Fletcher


Cheltenham-born Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards fights
against all the odds to represent Britain at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. A feel-good movie
about a courageous man who never stopped believing in himself. Joyously inspirational from beginning to end.
6 January



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Florence Foster Jenkins

(2016 110 mins, 12A)

Dir. Stephen Frears

This film tells the story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a
New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer,
despite having a terrible voice. Entertaining from start to finish, it provides an exquisite balance between poignancy and hilarity.
20 January



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The Lives of Others

(Leben der  Anderen)

(2006  137 mins, 12, subtitles)

Dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck


In this drama set in 1984 East Berlin, a secret police officer becomes absorbed in the life of the writer he is spying on and is soon challenged by his own sense of morality. A gripping thriller and Oscar winner. 3 February



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Mrs Miniver

(1942  133 mins, U)

Dir. William Wyler

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Filmed in stunning monochrome, this poignant and evocative story captured the Oscar and BAFTA for Best Foreign Film 2015. A cinematic gem. 10 February



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Jules et Jim

(1962, 106 mins, PG)

Dir. François Truffaut



François Truffaut’s masterpiece explores a love triangle between two friends and their love for the same impulsive woman. The height of the French New
Wave, this classic remains fresh, playful and enigmatic as ever and a benchmark of cinematic innovation.
24 February




Award-winning film


A recently released film will be selected. See CKFS website and communications.

 10 March



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The Jungle Book

(1967  78 mins, U)

Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman

This classic Disney animation recounts Kipling’s tale of Mowgli and his decision to leave the jungle for human civilization. Join the fun and sing along to old favourites, including Baloo’s ‘Bare Necessities’ and King Louie’s ‘I Wanna Be Like You’. 11 March




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A Streetcar Named Desire

(1951  118 mins, 12A)

Dir. Benh Zeitlin

Starring:  Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly

Anadaptation of Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play follows disturbed southern belle Blanche Dubois, moving to New Orleans to live
with sister, Stella, and brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Towering performances by Vivian Leigh,
Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden.
24 March



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The Motorcycle Diaries

(2004  121 mins, 12A, subtitles)

Dir. Walter Salles


A highly acclaimed biopic of Che Guevara’s formative journey across South America before
his days as a revolutionary leader. Lively, comical
and poignant, the film provides an enlightening
perspective of one of the twentieth century’s most iconic figures.
7 April




Award-winning film

A recently released film will be selected. See CKFS website and communications. 21 April




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Sunset Boulevard

(1950  106 mins, PG)

Dir. Billy Wilder

A sensational psychological film noir drama with biting humour, this classic provides a dark critique of a faded Hollywood star’s descent into madness. Voted as one of the top films of the twentieth century by the American Film Institute. 28 April



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(2015 97 mins, 15, subtitles)

Dir. Deniz Gamze Erguven


Oscar nominated in  2016 for best foreign film, this delightfully entertaining and spirited drama is a portrait of sisterhood and burgeoning sexuality in a conservative Turkish village. 12 May




Dir. Alexander Payne • 2013 • 115 mins • 15

Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb




A road trip drama, laced with striking monochrome visuals and deadpan humour. Nebraska follows an ageing, cantankerous man on a mission with his estranged son to collect a million-dollar prize promised

26 May, 2017



The Good, the Bad and

the Ugly

Dir. Sergio Leone • 1966 • 148 mins • Not Rated

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef


Charlton Kings Film Society presents Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western masterpiece ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’, Friday 2 June (7 pm doors/bar open; 7.45 pm film starts) in Sacred Hearts Hall. Tickets £5, £4 (conc.) at the door and online. Memberships not required. See


2 June, 2017



Cinema Paradiso

Dir. Guiseppe Tornatore • 1988 • Subtitles • 142 mins • 15

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili



Charlton Kings Film Society presents the award-winning, heart-warming Italian classic ‘Cinema Paradiso’, 16 June (7 pm doors/bar open; 7.45 pm film starts) in Sacred Hearts Hall. Tickets £5, £4 (conc.) at the door and online. Memberships not required. See

16 June, 2017