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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Invention for Destruction

From the "Surreal Fantasy | Czech Masters of Animation" season

Karel Zeman | Czechoslovakia | 1958 | 82 minutes

A scientist and his aide are abducted by pirates who want to use his newest invention for world domination. A heartfelt homage to Jules Verne's wonderful tales of science and adventure. A wildly inventive combination of live action, animation and design.

Friday 6th December at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Rembrandt

From the "Alexander Korda" season

Alexander Korda | UK | 1936 | 85 minutes

Beginning when Rembrandt's (Charles Laughton) reputation was at its height, the film tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression, following the death of his wife and excommunication of his lover (Elsa Lanchester).

Sunday 8th December at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Heaven Can Wait

From the "Heavens Above | Comedy" season

Ernst Lubitsch | USA | 1943 | 112 minutes

A spoiled playboy dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

Sunday 8th December at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Alice

From the "Surreal Fantasy | Czech Masters of Animation" season

Jan Svankmajer | Czech Republic | 1988 | 86 minutes

A surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. While Alice, the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are still present, the familiar magical world and bizarre characters have undergone an unsettling transformation.

Friday 13th December at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Murder of Father Christmas

From the "Special Screening | Christmas & AGM" season

Christian-Jaque | France | 1941 | 104 minutes

As an Alpine village prepares to celebrate Christmas, the centerpiece for the occasion is stolen and the man who has played the village pere Noel for many years appears to have been murdered. (Note: The film will be followed by the EFG AGM & Christmas Party.)

Sunday 15th December at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Night at the Crossroads

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Jean Renoir | France | 1932 | 75 minutes

During their last caper, a gang of thieves accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on, as Inspector Maigret (Pierre Renoir) investigates.

Sunday 12th January at 4:30 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).