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2019/20 Film Programme

Bohemian Rhapsody

13th September

Bryan Singer • 2018 • 134 mins • 12A
This Oscar-winning biopic chronicles the life of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) from immigrant to rock star (with AIDS). Performances of Queen’s iconic songs during Live Aid will have you singing along.

Life Feels Good

27th September

Maciej Pieprzyca • 2013 • Subtitles • 112 mins • 15
An emotional true story of Mateusz, a boy with Cerebral Palsy, during the political transformation of 1980s Poland. Illustrates the power of communication without words.

Stan & Ollie

11th October

Jon S Baird • 2018 • 98 mins • PG
This BAFTA-nominated film portrays the true story of Hollywood Comedy Duo Laurel & Hardy as they embark on their 1950s Triumphant Farewell Tour of British Variety halls. Their enduring love of performing and for each other shines out.

Some Like It Hot

25th October

Billy Wilder • 1959 • B&W • Remastered • 121 mins • U
This classic comedy follows the escape from prohibition-era Chicago of two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who witnessed a mafia murder. They disguise themselves to join Marilyn Monroe in an all-girl band.

The Angels’ Share

8th November

Ken Loach • 2012 • 101 mins • 15
Robbie holds his newborn son and vows to escape his tragic life. This film shows the prejudice suffered when criminals try to integrate into society. How will malt whisky change their lives?

The Other Side Of Hope

22nd November

Aki Kaurismäki • 2017 • Subtitles
22 Nov • 100 mins • 12A
Director Aki Kaurismaki turns his surreal comic gaze on the migration issue in his native Finland. A Syrian refugee, denied the right to remain, is helped by a travelling salesman turned restaurateur.

Fisherman’s Friends

13th December

Chris Foggin • 2019
13 Dec • 112 mins • 12A
London music executive Danny and friends head to a remote Cornish village, where he is ‘pranked’ into signing up the local singing fishermen. An upbeat British comedy with toe-tapping sea shanties and beautiful scenery.


10th January

Bob Fosse • 1972
10 Jan • 124 mins • 15
Liza Minnelli stars as Sally Bowles, a nightclub singer in 1930s Berlin during Hitler’s rise to power. Enjoy the catchy songs in this multi-Oscar-winning musical.

Loving Vincent

24th January

Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman • 2017
24 Jan • 94 mins • 12A
Animated oil paintings tell of Vincent Van Gogh’s life and the mystery surrounding his death. Armand, the postman’s son, sets out to investigate his final days, tracking down those who knew him. Visually spectacular.

The Brand New Testament

7th February

Jaco Van Dormael • 2015 • Subtitles • 114 mins • 15
A dark comedy showing a bad-tempered God living in Brussels in human form with his 10-year-old daughter Ea. One day Ea escapes and sets off to find six more apostles to create a brand new testament.

The Untouchables

28th February

Brian De Palma • 1987 • 119 mins • 15
Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) arrives in Prohibition-era Chicago determined to catch Al Capone (Robert de Niro), and enlists the help of Jim Malone (Sean Connery). This classic gangster thriller will have you on the edge of your seat.


6th March

Hirokazu Koreeda • 2018 • Subtitles • 121 mins • 15
An immersive account of a Japanese family living in the Tokyo suburbs who survive by shoplifting. This beautiful, bittersweet drama explores what happens when they take home a child.

First Man

20th March

Damien Chazelle • 2018 • 141 mins • 12A
A historical biopic of the life of Neil Armstrong. This first-person account focuses on the personal sacrifices and undeniable risks he took leading up to that pivotal moment in history.

Two Days, One Night

3rd April

Jean-Pierre Dardenne • 2014 • Subtitles • 95 mins • 15
Sandra is off work sick when she discovers her co- workers have been offered a €1,000 bonus if they vote for her to lose her job. She spends the weekend trying to convince each of them to vote for her.


17th April

John Michael McDonagh • 2014 • 102 mins • 15
Fr James (Brendan Gleeson), a good Irish priest, is threatened in confession that he will be killed in a week. During the next seven days he is confronted with a variety of problems from his parish and family. A brutal snapshot of Irish life.

La Vie En Rose

8th May

Olivier Dahan • 2007 • Subtitles • 140 mins • 12A
Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard stars as iconic French singer Edith Piaf in this story of her life. Though Piaf’s extraordinary voice took her from the bordellos of Normandy to the streets of Paris, her life was filled with tragedy.

Wild Card

22nd May

A recently released film will be selected, to be announced nearer the time. Please check the CKFS website and communications.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

5th June

Mike Newell • 2018 • 124 mins • 12A
This romantic period drama tells of Guernsey’s history in the Second World War. Juliet (Lily James), a writer in London, is intrigued when she receives a letter from a Society member and travels to the island to meet him.