Featured2019-20 Our 90th Season

Between October 2019 and March 2020 the Guild is screening around 60 films, three a week:

  • Sunday afternoon, usually starting at 4.30pm
  • Sunday evening, starting at 7pm
  • Friday evening, starting at 8pm

Membership starts at just £25.

You can join online, or in person at any screening.

A full online list of screenings is available here, and a PDF of the paper programme here.

All the films we show are grouped into two, three or five film seasons. The films in a season are linked by genre (e.g. British Silent Films), director (e.g. Edward Yang), star (e.g. Michèle Morgan), or theme (e.g. Classics of Soviet Cinema).

 

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Panique

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Julien Duvivier | France | 1946 | 98 minutes

Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) is a quiet, eccentric yet gentle man who is identified as chief suspect by a frightened community after a woman is murdered.

Sunday 26th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Midas Touch

From the "Hungary Under Stalinism" season

Geza Beremenyi | Hungary | 1988 | 104 minutes

Monori, a black-market trader, uses his wiles to establish himself as the King of the Market in Budapest, accumulating an illegal hoard of gold with which he believes he can buy anything and everything.

Sunday 26th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Illustrious Corpses

From the "European Political Conspiracy" season

Francesco Rosi | Italy | 1976 | 127 minutes

Inspector Rogas (Lino Ventura) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complex plot that involves the Italian Communist Party.

Friday 31st January at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Watchmaker of St. Paul

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Bertrand Tavernier | France | 1973 | 105 minutes

A watchmaker's (Philippe Noiret) world is shattered when the police inform him that his son is on the run, with his girlfriend in tow, after killing someone.

Sunday 2nd February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Harakiri

From the "Masaki Kobayashi" season

Masaki Kobayashi | Japan | 1962 | 135 minutes

An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. Special Jury Award, Cannes Film Festival 1963

Sunday 2nd February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


I Am Afraid

From the "European Political Conspiracy" season

Damiano Damiani | Italy | 1977 | 120 minutes

After a policeman (Gian Maria Volonte) survives an assassination attempt, he is assigned as a bodyguard to a judge. His fears increase when he learns that the upper echelons of police and government are linked to an outbreak of political violence.

Friday 7th February at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Last Year’s Programme and Brochure Available for Reference (2018-19)

Between October 2018 and March 2019 the Guild is screening over 60 films, three a week:

  • Sunday afternoon, usually starting at 4.30pm
  • Sunday evening, starting at 7pm
  • Friday evening, starting at 8pm

You can join online, in person at any screening, or by completing and returning the print form

Membership starts at just £20.

A full online list of screenings is available here and a PDF copy of the print brochure is available here.

All the films we show are grouped into two, three or five film seasons. The films in a season are linked by genre (e.g. British Silent Films), director (e.g. Edward Yang), star (e.g. Michèle Morgan), or theme (e.g. Classics of Soviet Cinema).