Season 14: Mid-September to November 2020

Season 14 runs from mid-September to November 2020 with 5 films to delight and get you back to the cinema!  We're dipping a toe in the water with a varied selection of recent films, plus a modern classic that we think will entertain in these difficult times!  For information on changes at the cinema, take a look at our covid19 information page here.

Tuesday Sep 15th 2020

Love Sarah (12A)

(2020. 108 minutes.  UK)

What better way to reopen than with a Celia Imrie film!  When promising pastry chef Sarah is killed in a cycling accident, her mum, her daughter and her best friend decide to open the bakery she’d always dreamed of owning.  The three generations of women will have to cope with grief, doubts, differences and choux pastry as they work together. This charming Notting Hill set comedy has a line up of well known British actors, old and young, and is the perfect film to get us started again.


“Imagine Richard Curtis adapting Bake Off and you’re close to the sugar high of this slice of cinematic comfort food” Time Out 

Tuesday Oct 6th 2020

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (15)

(2019. 121 minutes. US)

One of the most acclaimed films of 2019, The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a moving modern fable that will look beautiful on the big screen.   Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie's grandfather, now falling into dilapidation in a rapidly gentrifying area.   As Jimmie looks back on his childhood home he is forced to re-evaluate both his childhood memories and his friendship with Mort, and ask himself if he still belongs in a city that seems to have left him behind.

“It's beautifully filmed and perfectly played. The final shot is as epic as it is heartbreaking.” The Times

Tuesday Oct 20th 2020

The Runaways  (12A)

(2019. 113 minutes. UK)

Any film with the tag line “Three children, two donkeys, one big adventure" is our kind of film!  Following the death of their father, three children set off to find their mother, while heading across harsh northern landscapes, the children learn what makes them family.  BAFTA Best Actress winner Molly Windsor plays the eldest child and the cast includes Mark Addy and Tara Fitzgerald.  It’s a darkly comic story that never pulls its punches in depicting poverty and struggle, but ultimately pays tribute to the resilience and optimism of children.  File alongside Kes and enjoy the beautiful shots of the Yorkshire moors.

“A ray of British sunshine on film.” the i

Tuesday Nov 3rd 2020

Out of Sight (15)

(1998. 120 minutes. US)

George Clooney’s breakout film role, he plays Jack Foley, the most successful bank robber in the country. On the day he busts out of jail, he finds himself stealing something far more precious than money…Karen Sisco's (Jennifer Lopez) heart. She's smart, she's sexy, and unfortunately for Jack she's a Federal Marshal. Now, they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law.  Steven Soderbergh's intelligently crafted adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel is witty, sexy and suprisingly entertaining.  Much more than just Clooney in boxers, but also, Clooney in boxers! 

“A sharp, funny, classy movie that leaves a wry grin on your face long after the credits roll.” BBC

Tuesday Nov 17th 2020

Judy & Punch (15)

(2019. 105 minutes. Australia)

We're always keen on Australian films, and we love  debut from a new voice in cinema, here's both in an intriguing and unusual take on a familiar story.

In the 17th century, Judy and Punch are puppeteers in the town of Seaside, England, who are attempting to bring their marionette show back into the public eye. Judy wins the crowd with her puppetry but Punch’s drinking and jealousy leads him to commit a terrible act.  Judy then rallies the town’s outcasts to help her take revenge.  This darkly comic film is a feminist take on the origins of Punch & Judy and showcases classic characters in a new light.

 

“What a killer debut this is; that's the way to do it!” The Guardian

Oswestry Film Society is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers in partnership with Oswestry's Kinokulture Cinema.  Our income goes into booking films and venue overheads.  We started in October 2015 and screen 3 seasons per year.