2017-18 Programme

Between October 2017 and March 2018 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. British Silent Films), director (e.g. Valario Zurlini), star (e.g. Michèle Morgan), or theme (e.g. Classics of Mexican Cinema). You can look through our new programme brochure here.

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

Membership starts at just £20.

2017-18 Screenings


Ikarie XB-1 - Alt. Sci-Fi

Jindrich Polák | Czechoslovakia | 1963 | 83 minutes

The year is 2163. Starship Ikarie XB-1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri.

Friday 23rd February at 8:00 PM

Shooting Stars - British Silents

Anthony Asquith, A.V. Bramble | UK | 1928 | 101 minutes

In this sharp-edged satire of the silent film industry, a husband and wife acting team is torn apart by the discovery of an affair.

Sunday 25th February at 4:30 PM

The Face of Another - Another Face

Hiroshi Teshigahara | Japan | 1966 | 124 minutes

A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

Sunday 25th February at 7:00 PM

In the Dust of the Stars - Alt. Sci-Fi

Gottfried Kolditz | East Germany | 1976 | 95 minutes

The Spaceship Cyrno lands on the planet TEM 4, having received a call for help, but the Temers deny having sent the message. So begins a process of uncovering the planet’s terrible secrets.

Friday 2nd March at 8:00 PM

A Cottage on Dartmoor - British Silents

Anthony Asquith | UK | 1929 | 88 minutes

Flashback story of an escape from the lonely, high-security Dartmoor Prison. A beautifully realised silent cinema tale of sexual jealousy.

Sunday 4th March at 4:30 PM

Seconds - Another Face

John Frankenheimer | USA | 1966 | 107 minutes

A secret company promises to provide a middle-aged banker with a fresh start, complete with a new face (Rock Hudson) and lifestyle. But as he struggles with his new identity, he begins to have second thoughts.

Sunday 4th March at 7:00 PM

Sleep Dealer - Alt. Sci-Fi

Alex Rivera | USA, Mexico | 2008 | 90 minutes

With the American border walled off, Tijuana has become a magnet for migrant workers who, by physically connecting to a global computer network, 'export' their labour north while their bodies stay in Mexico.

Friday 9th March at 8:00 PM

Times and Winds - Reha Erdem | Turkey

Reha Erdem | Turkey | 2006 | 108 minutes

Affecting portrait of the life of three young Turkish friends whose childhood dreams are gradually crushed by their changing relationships to the adult world.

Sunday 11th March at 4:30 PM

The Makioka Sisters -

Kon Ichikawa | Japan | 1983 | 140 minutes

Sensuously beautiful film which chronicles the lives of four sisters of the wealthy Makioka family who gather in pre-war Kyoto every year to view the cherry blossoms.

Sunday 11th March at 7:00 PM

Red Cliff - Part I

John Woo | China | 2009 | 146 minutes

First part of a two-part historical epic about a key third-century battle in which three massive armies clash over China’s future.

Friday 16th March at 8:00 PM

Jîn - Reha Erdem | Turkey

Reha Erdem | Turkey | 2013 | 122 minutes

A visually stunning, vividly emotional narrative of a teenage girl trekking through nature as she leaves her life as a Kurdish freedom fighter.

Sunday 18th March at 4:30 PM

Our Little Sister -

Hirokazu Kore-eda | Japan | 2016 | 128 minutes

Three sisters take in a half-sibling after their father's death in this tender, touching Japanese drama.

Sunday 18th March at 7:00 PM

Red Cliff - Part II

John Woo | China | 2009 | 142 minutes

Second part of a two-part historical epic about a key third-century battle in which three massive armies clash over China’s future.

Friday 23rd March at 8:00 PM