2016-17 Programme

Between October 2016 and March 2017 the Guild will be showing over 60 films, three a week:

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

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. screwball comedies), director (e.g. Sam Fuller), star (e.g. Meiko Kaji), or theme (e.g. re-imagining the 18th century).

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

Membership starts at just £20.

2016-17 Screenings

Death Line - Going Underground

Gary Sherman | UK | 1972 | 87 minutes

A police inspector (Donald Pleasence) discovers that descendants of survivors of a cave-in in the early 1900s are eating London subway riders.

Friday 3rd March at 8:00 PM

The Gambler - Gamblers

Karel Reisz | USA | 1974 | 111 minutes

New York City English professor Axel Freed (James Caan) outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.

Sunday 5th March at 4:30 PM

Barry Lyndon - Imagining the Eighteenth Century

Stanley Kubrick | UK | 1975 | 187 minutes

An exquisitely detailed adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel about the picaresque exploits of an 18th century Irish adventurer. Despite the obstacle of his relatively poor Irish birth, Raymond Barry (Ryan O’Neal) manages by various stratagems and devices to become the wealthy but ill-respected Barry Lyndon.

Sunday 5th March at 7:00 PM

Django - Sergio Corbucci’s West

Sergio Corbucci | Italy/Spain | 1966 | 92 minutes

Stranger Django (Franco Nero) rides into the middle of a border fray between Mexican bandits and the Ku Klux Klan. A ‘Spaghetti Western’ classic.

Friday 10th March at 8:00 PM

Nobody’s Children - Matarazzo Melodramas

Raffaello Matarazzo | Italy | 1951 | 100 minutes

‘Nobody’s Children’ is the first half of an overflowing diptych of melodramas chronicling the labyrinthine misfortunes of Guido and Luisa (Amedeo Nazzari and Yvonne Sanson) who are torn cruelly apart by fate (and meddling villains).

Sunday 12th March at 4:30 PM

The Lady and the Duke - Imagining the Eighteenth Century

Eric Rohmer | France | 2001 | 129 minutes

During the French Revolution, Scottish aristocrat Grace Elliott and her former lover, the Duke of Orleans, find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

Sunday 12th March at 7:00 PM

The Hellbenders - Sergio Corbucci’s West

Sergio Corbucci | Italy/Spain | 1967 | 90 minutes

Colonel Jonas (Joseph Cotton) is a fanatical and unrepentant ex-Confederate who led a regiment called ‘The Hellbenders’ in the recently ended Civil War. Colonal Jonas and his sons now plan to use stolen money as a way to revive the Confederacy.

Friday 17th March at 8:00 PM

The White Angel - Matarazzo Melodramas

Raffaello Matarazzo | Italy | 1955 | 100 minutes

In ‘The White Angel’, Raffaello Matarazzo’s sequel to his blockbuster ‘Nobody’s Children’, the perpetually put-upon Guido and Luisa return for a new round of trials and tribulations.

Sunday 19th March at 4:30 PM

A Royal Affair - Imagining the Eighteenth Century

Nikolaj Arcel | Denmark | 2012 | 137 minutes

The struggle between a conservative, repressive aristocracy and the ideas of the Enlightenment are played out in this story of the love affair in the 1770s between England’s Princess Caroline Matilda (Alicia Vikander), wife of the mentally ill Danish King Christian, and the king’s German physician, Johann Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen), both social progressives.

Sunday 19th March at 7:00 PM

The Great Silence - Sergio Corbucci's West

Sergio Corbucci | Italy/France | 1968 | 105 minutes

The mountains in winter provide the backdrop for this tale of a mute gunslinger who battles a band of bounty hunters led by Loco (Klaus Kinski).

Friday 24th March at 8:00 PM