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Film Nights

On the third Friday of each month (October - April) we used to hold a monthly film screening for members and guests (starting at 7.15pm).
Venue: Countesthorpe Village Hall, Station Road, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TB

Film nights

Last film screenings


A Good Person - 20 October 2023

Written and directed by Golden-Globe nominee Zach Braff, 'A Good Person' follows Allison (Pugh), a young woman whose world falls apart when she survives an unimaginable tragedy, whilst in recovery for an opioid addiction and unresolved grief. She forms an unlikely friendship with her would-be father-in-law, Daniel (Freeman) that gives her a fighting chance to put her life back together and move forward. [Drama]
Running time: 2 hours 9 minutes, IMDB 7.0/10
Stars: Florence Pugh, Morgan Freeman, Celeste O'Connor

A Good Person

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - 17 November 2023

Retired pensioner Harold Fry lives in Kingsbridge with his wife Maureen, whose marriage to him has become despondent and quiet. One day, Harold receives a letter from his old friend, Queenie Hennessy, who is dying from cancer and is living in a hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Harold then decides to walk the length of England to reach her without the use of transport or support from Maureen. [Comedy] [Drama] [Music]
Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes, IMDB 6.8/10
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Penelope Wilton, Earl Cave

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Asteroid City - 15 December 2023

Asteroid City is a 2023 American comedy-drama film written, directed, and produced by Wes Anderson, from a story he wrote with Roman Coppola. Its metatextual plot simultaneously depicts the events of a Junior Stargazer convention in a retrofuturistic version of 1955, staged as a play, and the creation of the play. It is Anderson's homage to popular memory and mythology about extraterrestrials and UFOs witnessed in the Southwestern desert in close proximity to atomic test sites during the postwar period of the American 20th century. [Comedy] [Drama] [Romance]
Running time: 1 hours 45 minutes, IMDB 6.7/10
Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks

Bandit - 19 January 2024

Bandit is a 2022 Canadian biographical crime film directed by Allan Ungar. The film is based on the true life story of Gilbert Galvan Jr (also known as The Flying Bandit), who still holds a record for the most consecutive robberies in Canadian history. The screenplay by Kraig Wenman is largely based on interviews and accounts featured in the 1996 true crime book The Flying Bandit by Robert Knuckle with Ed Arnold. [Crime] [Drama] [Thriller]
Running time: 2 hours 6 minutes, IMDB 6.4/10
Stars: Josh Duhamel, Elisha Cuthbert, Nestor Carbonell and Mel Gibson


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - 16 February 2024

Indiana Jones and his goddaughter Helena Shaw try to stop a former Nazi scientist, Jürgen Voller, from using a powerful artifact to alter history. The artifact is the Antikythera, also known as the Dial of Destiny, a device that can calculate astronomical phenomena and possibly enable time travel. The film is set in 1969, when Indy is nearing retirement and facing a changing world. [Action] [Adventure]
Running time: 2 hours 34 minutes, IMDB 6.8/10
Stars: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Tag - 15 March 2024

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first grade. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they're coming... and he's ready. [Action] [Comedy]
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes, IMDB 6.5/10
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson


Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning (part 1) - 19 April 2024

Mission Impossible: Dead Reconing is the seventh film adaptation of the '60s and '70s espionage TV series. Ethan Hunt and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan's past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission — not even the lives of those he cares about most. [Action] [Adventure] [Thriller]
Running time: 2 hours 43 minutes, IMDB 8.0/10
Stars: Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames

Mission Impossible 7

Previous film screenings


Downton Abbey: A New Era - 18 November

The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess's newly inherited villa. [Drama] [Romance]
Running time: 2 hours 4 minutes, IMDB 7.4/10
Stars: Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery

Downton Abbey (2022)

Fisherman's Friends: One and All - 16 December

Following the unexpected success of the band's debut album "No Hopers, Jokers and Rogues", we re-join them almost a year later, struggling with the pressures, pitfalls and temptations of their newfound fame, second album syndrome, and performing on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury. [Comedy] [Drama] [Music]
Running time: 1 hour 51 minutes, IMDB 6.3/10
Stars: James Purefoy, Sam Swainsbury, Dave Johns

Fisherman's Friends (2022)

Operation Mincemeat - 20 January 2023

In the context of WW2 narratives, the story of Operation Mincemeat is a unique, bizarre and seductive cinematic blend of high-level espionage and ingenious fiction, where the stakes could hardly be higher. Michelle Ashford's script fuses multiple strands and moods: tense, romantic, thrilling, unexpectedly funny, and endlessly surprising. It tells a richly human story of the soldiers we seldom see, who fight a different kind of war in shadows and deception, haunted by the knowledge that certainty and guarantee of success are nowhere to be found. [Drama] [War]
Running time: 2 hours 8 minutes, IMDB 6.6/10
Stars: Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald

Operation Mincemeat

The Duke - 17 February 2023

In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60 year old taxi driver, steals Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. [Biography] [Comedy] [Crime]
Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes, IMDB 6.9/10
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney, Stephen Rashbrook

The Duke

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris - 17 March 2023

A widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. [Comedy] [Drama]
Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes, IMDB 7.1/10
Stars: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Lambert Wilson

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

The Lost King - 21 April 2023

An amateur historian defies the stodgy academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III's remains, which were lost for over 500 years. [Comedy] [Drama]
Running time: 1 hour 48 minutes, IMDB 6.6/10
Stars: Sally Hawkins, Shonagh Price, Helen Katamba

The Lost King


Elvis follows the story of infamous rock 'n' roll star Elvis Presley seen through the eyes of his controversial manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film explores Elvis Presley's highs and lows and the many challenges and controversies he received throughout his career. [Biography] [Drama] [Music]
Running time: 2 hours 39 minutes, IMDB 7.5/10
Stars: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge

Elvis (2022)

Death on the Nile

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple's idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement. [Crime] [Drama] [Mystery]
Running time: 2 hours 7 minutes, IMDB 6.3/10
Stars: Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Kenneth Branagh

Death on the Nile


“His music inspires you, his life will surprise you,” Rocketman is a one-of-a-kind musical celebration set to Elton John’s most beloved songs. Discover how a shy, small-town boy becomes one of the most iconic figures in rock & roll. Featuring an all-star cast, this truly spectacular and utterly electrifying ride is filled with show-stopping musical performances and is “unlike anything you’ve ever seen”. [Biography] [Drama] [Music]
Running time: 2 hours 1 minute, IMDB 7.3/10
Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden


The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon follows Zak, a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck. On the road, Zak meets Tyler, a small-time outlaw who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together, they set out on a wild, life-changing journey and try to convince Eleanor, a kind nursing-home employee charged with bringing Zak back, to join them. [Adventure] [Comedy] [Drama]
Running time: 1 hours 36 minutes, IMDB 7.6/10
Stars: Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson

The Peanut Butter Falcon


A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped. Nicolas Cage is mesmerizing in this contemplative and existential story of grief, acceptance and true happiness. [Drama] [Thriller]
Running time: 1 hour 32 minutes, IMDB 7.0/10
Stars: Nicholas Cage, Alex Wolff, Adam Arkin


The Courier

A true-life spy thriller, The Courier is the story of an unassuming British businessman Greville Wynne recruited into one of the greatest international conflicts in history. At the behest of the UK's MI6 and a CIA operative, he forms a covert, dangerous partnership with Soviet officer Oleg Penkovsky in an effort to provide crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. [Drama] [History] [Thriller] [War]
Running time: 1 hour 51 minutes, IMDB 7.1/10
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan

The Courier

The Last Bus

An old man whose wife has just passed away uses his free local bus pass to travel to the other end of the UK, to where they originally moved from, using only local buses, on a nostalgic trip but also carrying his wife's ashes in a small suitcase, "taking her back" and in doing so he meets local people. By the end of his trip he's a celebrity. [Drama]
Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes, IMDB 6.5/10
Stars: Timothy Spall, Phyllis Logan, Grace Calder

The Last Bus

Downton Abbey

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century. The film begins in 1927, about a year and a half after the TV series ended. Buckingham Palace informs Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, that King George and Queen Mary will visit Downton Abbey as part of a royal tour through the country.
Running time: 2 hours 2 minutes, IMDB 7.8/10
Stars: Tuppence Middleton, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith

Downton Abbey


In Lowestoft UK, Jack Malik is a frustrated musician whose musical career is going nowhere despite the faith that his friend/manager Ellie Appleton has in him. However, on the night Jack decides to give up, the whole world is momentarily hit with a massive blackout during which Jack is hit by a bus. Upon regaining consciousness, Jack learns to his astonishment that he is apparently now the only one who knows the music of the Beatles. Realizing this improbable opportunity, Jack begins playing the music of the greatest of the rock bands, claiming it as his own. It pays off quickly and Jack becomes a worldwide musical sensation. Jack must make a fundamental moral decision about his music to satisfy his conscience as he decides what he truly needs. Written by Kenneth Chisholm
Running time: 1 hour 56 minutes, IMDB 7.0/10
Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino


The Favourite

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Running time: 2 hours, IMDB 7.2/10
Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz

The Favourite

Kursk, The Last Mission

The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
Running time: 1 hour 57 minutes, IMDB 6.5/10
Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek

Kursk The Last Mission

Ad Astra

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.
Running time: 2 hour 4 minutes, IMDB 7.7/10
Stars: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland

Ad Astra