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
Muriel's Wedding 4 September 2017
Philomena 2 October 2017
From Here to Eternity 6 November 2017
Mamma Mia 4 December 2017
The King's Speech 4 January 2018
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.
|"Muriel's Wedding"||4 Sep 2017||13.45 for 14.00 hrs||Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham|
|"Philomena"||2 Oct 2017||13.45 for 14.00 hrs||Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham|
|"From Here to Eternity"||6 Nov 2017||13.45 for 14.00 hrs||Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham|
Xmas celebration +
|4 Dec 2017||
13.15 for 13.30 hrs +
14.00 hrs screening
|Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham|
|"The King's Speech"||
4 Jan 2018
Note this is THURSDAY
|13.45 for 14.00 hrs||Youth & Community Centre, Haddenham|
Monday 4 September 2017 - "Muriel's Wedding"
Muriel finds life in Porpoise Spit, Australia dull and spends her days alone in her room listening to Abba music and dreaming of her wedding day. Slight problem, Muriel has never had a date...
Directed by P J Hogan, starring Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter
Monday 2 October 2017 - "Philomena"
The true story of world-weary political journalist Martin Sixsmith who picked up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in an Irish convent.
Directed by Stephen Frears, starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Monday 6 November 2017 - "From Here to Eternity"
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
Directed by Fred Zinnermann, starring Burt Lancaster, Mongomery Clift, Deborah Kerr
Monday 4 December 2017 - "Mamma Mia" - NOTE 1.30pm start
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried
Before the screening of "Mamma Mia" we shall celebrate the Xmas season with Xmas fare and goodwill.
Monday 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
If you would like to suggest a particular film for consideration in the next programme, please notify Roger Rickard at RARickard@aol.com
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Mulholland Dr.||2001||Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring|
|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 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|
|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 RARickard@aol.com