Film Club


The Haddenham U3A Film Group provides an opportunity to see films, locally and at low cost, that

  • you may have missed the first time round but always wanted to see, or
  • you always wanted to see again, but never seem to come on TV, or
  • include your favourite film star, or
  • were made by your favourite director, or
  • you’ve heard about and you always wondered how good they were, or
  • are in a style or about a subject that you really like
  • you are just intrigued to see.

The screenings are on the first Monday of each month at 14.00hrs (except on weeks where the Monday is a Bank Holiday, when the screening is on Thursday). 

The venue is

Youth & Community Centre
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Monday 5 February 2018


Walk the Line

Monday 5 March 2018


The History Boys

Thursday 5 April 2018


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Thursday 3 May 2018

 The Pianist

Monday 4 June 2018


Les Miserables

Monday 2 July 2018

Girl with a Pearly Earring

Monday 3 September 2018



Monday 1 October 2018

The Constant Gardener

Monday 5 November 2018

Love Actually

Monday 3 December 2018



Monday 7 January 2019


The Man who Knew Infinity

Monday 4 February 2019




The programme of films is put together every six months by a sub-group of members. All group members are invited to make suggestions of films they would like to be considered. Our aim is to cover a range of different types and styles of film, taking account of members general areas of preference. We hope that group members will be open to attending all or most of the showings, including films that they would not normally consider.

There is a clear educational dimension to the Film Group. Each film showing will be preceded by a short introduction from one of the group members. We will also provide an opportunity after each showing for members to discuss the film.

As each programme of films is announced, if any members own a DVD copy of one of the films to be shown, we would appreciate borrowing it, so that we can keep down the costs of renting or purchasing copies.




A voluntary donation of £15 per annum or £2 per film is requested to cover the cost of the room and incidental expenses.



Next Events 



5 Feb 2018

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
"Walk the Line"

Mar 2018

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
"The History Boys"

5 Apr 2018

note this is THURSDAY

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
"Hunt for the Wilderpeople"

3 May 2018

note this is THURSDAY

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
"The Pianist"

4 Jun 2018

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
"Les Miserables"

2 Jul 2018

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
No film in August      
"Girl with a Pearl Earring"

3 Sep 2018

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham

1 Oct 2018

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
"The Constant Gardener"

5 Nov 2018

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
"Love Actually"

3 Dec 2018

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham

7 Jan 2019

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham
"The Man who Knew Infinity"

4 Feb 2019

13.45 for 14.00 hrs Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham



Group Notice 

Thursday 4 January 2018 - The King's Speech"

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Directed by Tom Hooper, starring Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush

Monday 5 February 2018 - "Suffragette" (12A)

To celebrate 100th anniversary of the "Representation of the People Act 1918" which gave the vote to women. The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal state.

Directed by Sarah Gavron, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Anne-Marie Duff

Monday 5 March 2018 - "Walk the Line" (12A)

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. This film features a great soundtrack with over 40 songs by many different artists.

Directed by James Mangold, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon

Thursday 5 April 2018 - "The History Boys" (15)

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge. Adapted from the celebrated play by Alan Bennett

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, James Corden, 

Thursday 3 May 2018 - "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" (12A)

Bella and Hector, two reclusive country folk, become foster parents to Ricky, a problem child from the city. After some adjustment, things go reasonably well. However, the death of Bella means Hector now has to look after Ricky, and they didn't get along too well. Moreover, her death causes Child Services to decide to send Ricky back to the orphanage. Ricky refuses to go back and runs away, ultimately sparking a national manhunt for him and Hector.

Directed by Taika Waititi, starring Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata

Monday 4 June 2018 - "The Pianist" (15)

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Directed by Roman Polanski, starring Adrian Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay

Monday 2 July 2018 - "Les Miserables" (12A)

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Directed by Tom Hooper, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne

Monday 3 September 2018 - "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" (12A)

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Directed by Peter Webber, starring Scarlett Johannson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy

Monday 1 October 2018 - "Jackie" (15)

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Directed by Pablo Larraine, starring Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt, Richard E Grant

Monday 5 November 2018 - "The Constant Gardener" (15)

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption. Base on the John le Carre novel.

Directed by Fernando Meirelles, starring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston

Monday 3 December 2018 - "Love Actually" (15)

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London.

Directed by Richard Curtis, starring Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Martin Freeman, Keira Knightley

Monday 7 January 2019 - "Shadowlands" (U)

C.S. Lewis, the world-renowned Christian theologian, writer, and professor, leads a passionless life until he meets a spirited poet from the U.S

Directed by Richard Attenborough, starring Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, Julian Fellowes

Monday 4 February 2019 - "The Man who Knew Infinity" (12A)

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Directed by Matt Brown, starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones

 If you would like to suggest a particular film for consideration in the next programme, please notify Roger Rickard at


DVDs for Loan

The DVDs listed below are held by the U3A for the use of its members. If you would like to borrow one or more of them, please contact

Roger Rickard on 01844 291613 or a Committee member.

12 Years a Slave 2013 Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Age Of Innocence 1993 Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer
All About My Mother 1999 Cecilia Roth, Penelope Cruz
Argo 2012 Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
The Black Stallion 1979 Kelly Reno and Teri Garr
The Book Thief 2013 Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 2008 Asa Buttrfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend
Brassed Off 1996 Pete Postlethwaite, Tara FitzGerald, Ewan McGregor
Brighton Rock 1947 Richard Attenborough and Hermione Badderley
Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961 Aurey Hepburn, George Peppard
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Pauk Newman, Robert Redford, Katherine Ross
Burke and Hare 2010 Bill Bailey, Tom 
Cabaret 1972 Lisa Minelli and Joel Grey
Captain Phillips 2013 Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi
Changeling 2008 Angelina Jolie
Chariots of Fire 1981 Ben Cross, Ian Charleson
Driving Miss Daisy 1989 Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman
For Me and My Gal 1942 Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly
Forrest Gump 1994 Tom Hanks
The General 1926 Buster Keaton
Green Zone 2010 Matt Damon
The Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared 2013  Robert Gustafsson , Iwar Wilander
The Lion in Winter 1968 Peter O'Toole, Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins
Locke 2014 Tom Hardy
Mrs Henderson Presents 2005 Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest
Mulholland Dr. 2001 Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring
Muriel's Wedding 1994 Toni Collette, Bill Hunter, Rachel Griffiths
My Old Lady 2014 Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith
Out of Africa 1985 Meryl Streep, Robert Redford
The Parallax View 1974 Warren Beatty, Pau Prentiss
Pour Elle / Anything For Her 2008 Vincent Lindon, Diane Kruger
The Railway Man 2013 Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman
The Remains of the Day 1993 Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson
Saving My Banks 2013 Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks
Seabiscuit 2003 Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges
The Shawshank Redemption 1993 Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
Sideways 2004 Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church
Slumdog Millionaire 2008 Dev Patel, Freida Pinto
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1064 Catherine Deneuvre, Nina Castelnuovo
Up 2009 voices of Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer
What We Did on Our Holidays 2014 Rosamund Park, David Tennant, Ben Millr, Billy Connolly


Joining the Group

New members are welcome. If you wish to join us, please contact:

Roger Rickard on 01844 291613 or