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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A Man's Neck

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Julien Duvivier | France | 1933 | 98 minutes

Willy is broke and his mistress always wants money. A stranger in a pub agrees to murder his wealthy aunt, but as her heir, Willy becomes the perfect suspect. But Inspector Maigret (Harry Baur) feels something is wrong.

Sunday 19th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Oh, Bloody Life!

From the "Hungary Under Stalinism" season

Peter Bacso | Hungary | 1984 | 108 minutes

Budapest, 1951. Lucy is a singer and actress of Jewish aristocratic background who is considered to be a "class enemy" by the repressive Stalinist regime. This government bias threatens to destroy her career before it begins.

Sunday 19th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Judex

From the "Georges Franju" season

Georges Franju | France | 1963 | 97 minutes

'Judex' kicks off with the mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter and spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. This effortlessly cool crime caper is a marvel of dexterous plotting and visual invention.

Friday 24th January at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


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 |


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).